Currently offering private drum lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area. Drum Lessons in San Francisco and drum Lessons in Orinda. Jake has taught privately for the last 10 years and has also been on staff at the Blue Bear Rock & Roll summer camps.

Lessons revolve around multiple mediums, including Jake’s book: Oscillator: An Intelligent Person’s Guide To Beginning Drum Set, learning songs, and jamming along to actual instruments including bass and guitar.

Focus of lessons covers all areas including:

Styles include: Rock, Funk, Punk, Jazz, Swing, Ska, Reggae, Metal, & Afro-Cuban.

Lessons are based on a reading intensive program that quickly incorporates songs of the student’s selection.

About the Teacher

Patience and enthusiasm are Jake’s cornerstones. He sets tangible goals for students and is always bringing in new concepts to keep the lessons fresh and interesting. He asks a lot from his students, but in return gives them the tools necessary to push forward. Due to his difficult start in drumming, Jake has a very clear concept of common problems in early musical development and how to work through them. His philosophy; Anybody Can Drum!


2 Locations! Currently serving Orinda and San Francisco.

Examples of Students at their lessons


"Jake Wood is AWESOME. I had long nursed a nagging desire to learn how to play the drums. A search of various drum teachers in the Bay Area, and Jake Wood quickly stood out among them, a rightly so! Jake's lessons were always, structured, well-planned, and above all, tuned to the individual student. I found learning with him intuitive, informative, and most importantly, fun! So if you're searching for an excellent drum instructor, you've found your man!"

Bryan C. - Oakland, CA

"We've had the pleasure of having Jake teach our two boys drums over the years. He is patient, creative, thorough, encouraging and knowledgeable. Never once did our 7 and 10 year olds (at the time) even complain about going to drum lessons, which as a parent, you know is nearly impossible whenever kids have to go to a lesson of any sort. Each lesson was a chance to connect with Jake improved their drum playing. We could not be more happy with our experience with Jake Wood."

Brent B. - walnut grove, CA

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