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Kevin C.
Spring Valley, California
Curated drum lessons with a multi-instrumentalist
I have been a drummer for 14 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more. I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty. I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly. When you take lessons with me you can expect to build a strong foundation in counting rhythms, learn practical beat patterns, improve improvisation, learn to play along with a guitarist and/or bass player (me), and learn a wide array of songs and drum fills to prepare you for any situations you might have as a drummer. I also will give you my personal number to give you advice on buying gear, additional things to practice, and any questions you might have. My goal is to be a mentor and a friend that encourages and helps streamline your success as a drummer. I will give you tips and tricks and help you avoid costly mistakes that I've made as a drummer.
About Kevin C.

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 14 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theory (chord progressions, scales, rudiments, rhythmic structures, picking techniques, etc) and making sure that the student is learning, and having fun, because if you're not having fun then you're not learning! As a means of dedicating my life to music, I have built a music studio in my home to accompany my students, recording artists, and for my own personal projects. My mission to my students is to help them project their inner uniqueness to the world through the art and power of music. I have a background in numerous genres including rock, funk, pop, blues, soul, RnB, punk, folk, and acoustic music. Although each student is different, typically we will spend each lesson practicing warm ups, learning songs, improvising, ear training, and answering specific questions the student may have. I pride myself in being a teacher but also a mentor and friend to my students. I provide videos to help guide their practice, charts, and playlists for them to listen to. I help students find deals on gear and guide them in decisions for what they might want to purchase next. I have a Diploma in Recording Arts from The Recording Arts Center at Studio West Recording Studio. I am also available as a recording engineer for those interested in recording their music.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2017

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Audio Engineering & Musical Production

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Teaches ages 7+

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Speaks English

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Kevin C.
Spring Valley, California
Curated drum lessons with a multi-instrumentalist
I have been a drummer for 14 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more. I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty. I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly. When you take lessons with me you can expect to build a strong foundation in counting rhythms, learn practical beat patterns, improve improvisation, learn to play along with a guitarist and/or bass player (me), and learn a wide array of songs and drum fills to prepare you for any situations you might have as a drummer. I also will give you my personal number to give you advice on buying gear, additional things to practice, and any questions you might have. My goal is to be a mentor and a friend that encourages and helps streamline your success as a drummer. I will give you tips and tricks and help you avoid costly mistakes that I've made as a drummer.
About Kevin C.

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 14 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theory (chord progressions, scales, rudiments, rhythmic structures, picking techniques, etc) and making sure that the student is learning, and having fun, because if you're not having fun then you're not learning! As a means of dedicating my life to music, I have built a music studio in my home to accompany my students, recording artists, and for my own personal projects. My mission to my students is to help them project their inner uniqueness to the world through the art and power of music. I have a background in numerous genres including rock, funk, pop, blues, soul, RnB, punk, folk, and acoustic music. Although each student is different, typically we will spend each lesson practicing warm ups, learning songs, improvising, ear training, and answering specific questions the student may have. I pride myself in being a teacher but also a mentor and friend to my students. I provide videos to help guide their practice, charts, and playlists for them to listen to. I help students find deals on gear and guide them in decisions for what they might want to purchase next. I have a Diploma in Recording Arts from The Recording Arts Center at Studio West Recording Studio. I am also available as a recording engineer for those interested in recording their music.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2017

Education

Audio Engineering & Musical Production

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Kevin’s excellent guitarist and teacher. I had been feeling bored and stuck in my guitar playing, and he got me excited about it again! I really appreciate that he’s straight to the point and provided the information I needed in our first lesson.

Posted Mar 28, 2022
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I just had my first lesson with Kevin and it was fantastic. I have played bass for many years and Kevin quickly identified my weaknesses and gave me something to work on. 5 stars, will continue to attend his lessons.

Posted Feb 10, 2022
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Kevin is a pleasure to work with! He was willing to answer any questions I had and guide me into the genres and techniques I wanted to learn.

Posted Nov 14, 2021
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