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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Allston

Kyle H.

Allston, MA
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Gavin W.

Allston, MA
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Brighton, MA
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Kyle H. Allston, MA

With years of experience in concert, marching, jazz, pop and modern percussion I can help take you to the peak of your percussion goals. Whether it's playing in your school ensemble, auditioning for marching band or playing small alternative Latin percussion gigs we can customize a plan specific to you and your percussive needs to reach your full potential.

About Kyle

I am a drummer, percussionist and educator in the Boston area. I currently play in a highly recognized rock/pop group and tour nationally. I also play in a cover band at local bars and clubs around Boston and Massachusetts and do studio work for nationally recognized artists. I hold a degree from Penn State University and also have extensive experience playing and teaching drumline's ranging from collegiate to professional DCI and WGI lines outside of my traditional drumset study. I have established a solid client base in my studio located in Allston, MA, on the outskirts of Boston. I work with drummers, hand percussionists, marching percussionists and lovers of the arts of all ages and skill levels looking to expand their knowledge in a large range of styles and techniques including: ...

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Jesse H. July 20, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Two things are required for a world-class musician: foremost, a unbridled passion for your art or craft; and secondly, a willingness to grow continuously. Without a doubt, Kyle has both and will share them with you.

Over the last decade, Kyle has proven himself by pouring thousands of hours into his craft and growing himself in just about every style of drumming you can name - from jazz, to rock, and playing in groups as varied as nightlife cover bands to some of the best drumlines in the world, to name a few. Let him share what he’s learned with you, with the same passion and commitment to growth.

Working with Kyle may be for you if:

- You are excited about the possibility of playing drums like a rockstar, but don’t know where to start
- You have taken music lessons in the past, but didn't feel like you were progressing quickly enough
- You are looking to get fired up about playing what is truly the best instrument out there - the DRUMS

Kyle will take the musician and drummer you are now and turn you into a rock-solid player, with the confidence and ability to adapt to any musical context, and have fun while you’re doing it. For these reasons, I highly recommend Kyle!
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Nathan B. July 11, 2014
Marching Percussion · In studio
I've had the pleasure of learning from Kyle as the Drum Captain of the Penn State University Marching Band. As well as leading the entire drum line he also directly instructed the tenor section. Kyle consistently pushed the team to excel during every practice and taught us to strive for excellence. Kyle was able to specifically help each of the members of the team when there was a problem with the show to ensure that we were performing to our highest potential. Aside from having a fantastic experience throughout my college experience I learned a lot about musicality and performance integrity through Kyle's instruction.
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Jordan B. July 9, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
I highly recommend Kyle as a percussion instructor. He is not only equipped with a vast set of skills from marching percussion, hand drumming, to drum set, he has an unmatched passion for music in general which shows in his teaching. I was taught by him in college and really learned a lot from him. He showed a strong commitment to developing my skills and has a really laid back and friendly teaching style. His percussion resume is impressive having been involved in a variety of percussion ensembles. Whether you are just picking up sticks for the first time, or looking to learn a particular skill set, Kyle would definitely be able to lead the way. Also recommend trying to see him perform with one of his bands!!
Gavin W. Allston, MA

About Gavin

I studied with Mike Mangini, Rod Morgenstein, and Kenwood Dennard at Berklee and I also play drums in Bent Knee. I also play guitar and bass, record my own music, and love songwriting. *** Lesson Details *** For Drums: I teach beginning to advanced players. We can work on stick control, rudiments, various styles and grooves, songs you would like to learn, reading music, and just about anything on the kit. For Bass: I teach beginning to intermediate players, we can work on music fundamentals such as scales and modes, finger style slap bass, funk and rock grooves, and reading music. I also idolize Les Claypool and Flea, so if you would like to learn about their playing, I would love to teach it! For Guitar: I specialize in teaching beginners. We can work on the basics of the ...

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Tom G. September 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Gavin was a highly insightful teacher, he took me from never having held a pair of sticks to being able to play "Basket Case" by Green Day (It's my favorite song).
Super nice and fun to learn from.
Christopher N. Brighton, MA

Currently the drummer/ percussionist for The Chroma Concept and ThunderSquad. Performing in Boston on 5/6 at Church.

About Christopher

Drummer/ percussionist/ DJ/ Promoter with over 20 years of experience, playing with different bands. Possesses a B.A in Management and a B.A in Management & information management for finance. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Music): 1993- 2004: Drummer/composer/band Leader: Biocide (Metal Band) Mauritius 1996- 2002: Teaching drums and hand drums to the blind in a NGO in Mauritius (Lizie dan lamain: Association for the blind): Also was the treasurer/accountant. 1997- 2004: Drummer/backing vocals: Scar (Rock Band) Mauritius (Participated in the Indian Ocean Rock Festival 2001) 1997- 2000: Teaching private Maths lessons to Middle school students for extra money (Mauritius) 1998- 2002: Drummer/ percussionist for a Sega Band (Mauritian Folkloric music) Emphasis was set on hand ...

Peter M.

Brighton, MA
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Watertown, MA
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Allston, MA
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Peter M. Brighton, MA

Find the voice of any drum or percussion instrument and make it sing. Students of every level benefit from rhythmic breath and speaking the words of the rhythms. Beginners will find the sounds of the drum, learn the language used to explain patterns, and quickly memorize rhythms by name. Everybody learns differently, we will write, speak, feel, or clown around until you fully grasp the rhythm. Intermediate and advanced students will benefit from a variety of techniques from around the world to employ to make even familiar patterns sound fresh. Special attention is given to the trance rhythms of the world, from the Sahara and the rest of Africa, north across the sea, west across the ocean, and from the east.

About Peter

I am a student of various great drum teachers from many backgrounds. Experienced players enjoy jamming with me, but I have been told that I am especially gifted at helping beginners feel comfortable finding rhythms and sounds out of any instrument, including the human body. Rhythmic breathing is made simple and encouraged from the start. Tones and drum patterns can be explained verbally or written mathematically. Students remember the patterns forever, as well as gaining comfort in playing with other drummers or instruments. Odd time signatures or complicated songs can be tackled and easily learned. Use any drum or percussion instrument you have! Recordings are encouraged if you like! Peter grew up in Chicago, raised to love soulful music. A graduate of Northwestern University's ...

John N. Watertown, MA

Concert percussion, mallets, tympani.

About John

Learn rock, pop, metal, punk, jazz, funk, Latin, hip-hop, corps-style snare drumming, and music theory with lessons tailored to your own personal goals. I can help you to develop your own individual style on the instrument, based on your natural musical strengths. I am a Berklee-trained (Bachelor of Music in Composition), credentialed teacher and long time featured writer for DRUM! Magazine. All ages and experience levels are welcome, as well as students with special needs.

Dylan V. Allston, MA

I have studied classical percussion and have performed in many percussion ensembles, as well as concert band ensembles.

About Dylan

Hi! My name is Dylan, and I attended the Berklee College of Music. I play the drums, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, and piano! I've been a musician since I was 8 years old. I currently play in 4 regularly gigging groups, performing on Drums, Vibraphone, and Keyboard. I've been teaching private lessons since 2008, and it is a passion of mine. I really love sharing musical knowledge with people, it is one of my favorite things to do.

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Whether you are a beginner Percussion student, intermediate Percussion student, or advanced Percussion student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Percussion skills. Your choices for a Allston Percussion instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Percussion instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching ...

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