Student Testimonials

"As an active player in the Bay Area music scene, Professor Messa has an invaluable amount of live experience, which he incorporates into our lessons. His focus and attention to detail inspire me to be the best player I can be. He has also increased my understanding of music theory and how I can apply that knowledge to my instrument." 

Anthony P. - student, Music Education major 

"Dear Mr. Messa,

 

You are a competent and experienced percussion teacher and has a teacher’s heart: kind, giving, caring, patient, methodical. 

You are very personable, professional, and makes the drumming experience fun. 

My son's lessons are tailored to his personal goals and areas of needed improvement in order to take him to the next level. 

With your instruction, my son has been playing drum and Marimba happily with more confidence."

Thanks a lot for teaching and we really appreciate it!"

Mrs. C

"Dear Mr. Messa,

 

I've been meaning to let you know that Alex received the "most improved" award for the front ensemble at the marching band award banquet at his high school this past weekend! I wanted to thank you for your contributions to this and for helping make him a more accomplished and more confident percussionist. I know he's got a long way to go but he's off to a really good start. Thanks again for your impact!" 

Ms. D