Photo by Megan Lee Miller

Photo by Megan Lee Miller


Alex is an excellent teacher, and what's so significant about his style, why it is applicable to any type of student, is that his teaching is predicated around developing a curriculum and routine that is specific and thorough for each student. I've recommended Alex to several people because I feel so strongly about his ability to teach anyone the drums. If there were more stars to give I would give them. Alex is wonderful.

-Becket C.


I am so impressed with every aspect of Mr. Snydman's lessons. Need I say more? Yes! In addition to his musical knowledge, he is a genuinely kind caring person.

-John M.


If you have the opportunity to study with Alex Snydman please take it. Outside of his infectiously positive attitude and kind heart, he is also an INCREDIBLE drum teacher. I can't recommend him highly enough and feel so lucky to be studying with him. I look forward to my lessons every week and after trying many teachers finally found someone who I feel is the best!!! Also I feel it is important to note that he can teach all styles and is extremely accomplished. I have been lucky to see him play live over the past few years and am in awe of his me, try him and you will not regret it.

-Keelan D.





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As a former professional musician, I have had a lot of experience with music instructors, and know what qualities make a great teacher. Alex has been my son's drum teacher for seven years now, and has done an outstanding job. He is patient, clear in his instruction, and challenges my son to reach his full potential. Although my son is only 11, he's begun playing with an intermediate-level improvisation class in town that is made up of teens and adults, and has been excelling. I know there is no way he would have gotten this far without Alex's guidance and encouragement. When Alex moved to California a couple of years ago, I was concerned that his lessons with my son would not be as strong without his actual presence. However, we have maintained weekly lessons via skype, and the lessons have been as strong as ever. We also send him short clips during the week of my son's progress, and we get almost instant feedback and guidance. Alex has also taken the time to get to know my son, including his other interests and sensibilities. I can't imagine a better teacher for my son. We feel very blessed. I give Alex my strongest endorsement.

-Scott C.


I decided to go with Alex for my 8 year old son after doing some research and was not disappointed! He is amazing with my son! Hes very patient and always so positive, which I love. Its been a couple months and my son has already learned so much and continues to grow. I'm very excited to see what the future holds for him and would highly recommend Alex!!

-Ariana G.


I learned so much in just my first hour! He is easily one of the most passionate people I've ever worked with, and that really shows in his teaching.

-Robert L.


Alex is amazing. I'm new to playing drums (but not to playing music). From the first lesson, Alex gave me exercises that were not only fun to practise, but also musically interesting. He teaches by introducing a student to great beats, not by getting bogged down in theory and technique. That said, my technique is definitely improving ( and Alex himself is a technically impeccable drummer) coming as a byproduct of working on enjoyable exercises (its not unusual for me to end up practising for two hours). In short, Alex knows how to drive home core musical foundations while keeping it fun. Alex is also a fun, friendly and personable teacher. I'll admit that he was not the least expensive quote I received on Thumbtack, but something about his methods and personality told me to give him a shot. I'm so glad I did!

-Michael M.