Peter Tavella has been one of LA’s most popular and successful drum and percussion teachers for more than 35 years. Thousands of people have enjoyed learning to play drums under his instruction. Pete customizes the right program for each student and accepts students of all ages and experience, including young children, and those with special needs.
Students he has taught have gone on to play in successful rock bands and other musical ensembles. His students have been accepted to Berklee School of Music, Musicians Institute, USC, UCLA, LA Music Academy, LA Junior Philharmonic, LA County High School for the Arts and Disney’s Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.
Pete studied at LA City College, Cal State LA, Cal State Northridge, and Musicians Institute.
His teachers included Raynor Carroll, Bill Douglas, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro and Mel Zelnick.