"There's nothing better than seeing a student light up when they finally nail a fill or beat that they have been working on for weeks. My approach to teaching is to keep lessons fun and 

purposeful. I believe in inspiring students through my genuine passion for music."

Lucas has been playing and teaching professionally for over 15 years. He earned his Associate's Degree in Percussion from Musician's Institute in Hollywood CA in 2009, where he studied under world famous teachers including Fred Dinkins, Stewart Jean, Chuck Silverman, Donny Gruendler, Ray Luzier, Glen Sobel. He has played and written with bands all over southern CA at some of the world's top venues, in bands of all styles. He teaches privately and has taught at School Of Rock & U.S. Music, Take Lessons, Music Clout, & CREW. He is a #1 best selling author for his book "Drum and Grow Rich", which now has it's own community, apparel, and (coming soon) Online Music Business Academy. 

 

He is currently playing drums in San Diego's groove rock band Cherry Road, who will take the stage at this year's Del Mar Fair, Adam's Festival and much more! He also currently plays in pop punk band Cobra Tiger where he gets to flex his creative writing skills behind the kit. Lucas loves the freedom playing drums provides, and hopes to share that gift with as many aspiring drummers as possible.

Subjects Taught

Rock, Blues, Metal, Pop,  R&B, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Drumline

Equipment Endorsed by SJC Drums, Paramount kit,

Vic Firth sticks, DW pedal, Zildjian Cymbals 

Locations I TeachLemongrove, Spring Valley, Santee, La Mesa, El Cajon, Lakeside, Tierra Santa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Valley, City Heights, North Park, Hillcrest, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla

Influences Lars Ulrich, Tommy Lee, Neil Pert, TIco Torres, Blue Man Group, Cher, Mariah Carey, Oprah, NSYNC Tony Royster Jr, Virgil Donati, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy, Marco Minnemann, Travis Barker, Gene Hoglan, Thomas Lang

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