STUDENT TESTIMONIALS:

"My teenage son has been taking drum lessons from Ryan for almost two years now. Ryan is the BEST instructor. He is patient with my son and very inspiring. My son enjoys taking lessons from Ryan. Not only is my son learning a lot, he is also gaining more self-confidence. I highly recommend Ryan as a drum instructor." - Gina Kathuria (mom of my student Tej)
"great instructor! Ryan has taught and continues to teach me a lot in an entertaining way. Unlike other instructors I have had he teaches diverse methods, techniques, and styles. Overall a great experience!" - Konrad Raab
"He was amazing! He was professional and courteous, and you can tell that he really loves what he does. He connected right away with my son, and my son has been jamming on the drums ever since." - Danielle C
"Ryan is an amazing teacher - such a good person - and superb art/teacher. He will help you grow in whatever direction you want. He's great at breaking down rhythms and helping you find your voice. Highly recommend." - Dan Newman

LESSONS AVAILABLE IN PERSON OR ONLINE.

ALL SKILL LEVELS and all ages WELCOME.

  • READING AND SIGHT-READING STUDIES

  • DRUM SOLO CONCEPTS

  • IMPROVISING CONCEPTS

  • HAND & FOOT INDEPENDENCE EXERCISES

  • RUDIMENTARY EXERCISES AND WARM UPS

  • LICKS / GROOVES

I customize each students lesson to their individual needs and style.

I’m available for in-person lessons at my Bay Area location in Northern California or at your home/studio location when I'm on tour in a city near you. 

I am currently offering lessons via Skype and in person (depending on your location).

Rates vary depending on the length of your lesson so email me for rates or call/text 510.847.4922

If you are interested in lessons please feel free to send me an email and we’ll work together.

I also book lessons on tour.

SKYPE LESSONS: Lesson’s and tutoring are available through pre paid, scheduled video conference via Skype.                   

Skype name: ryanlongdrums