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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Coconut Creek

Johnny C.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Jessica G.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Dirk T.

Pompano Beach, FL
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Johnny C. Fort Lauderdale, FL

HOW TO PLAY THE CONGA DRUM..this is what i teach..
This is my curriculum for my Latin Percussion course:

The study of the Conga drum, Bongos and Timbales

Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today which include: Also my methods developed over 25 years of teaching

Also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching
Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand Heel/Palm/Fulcrum/Inner knuckles/and Tips of fingers- balancing of the hands€
Hand exercises which include my S.T.O.M.P method-Slap Tone Open Muffle Palm
Rudimentary hand drumming and approaches on Conga drum
One conga drum, 2 conga drums, 3 conga drums 4 drums
Styles in Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Son, Latin Jazz , Folkloric, R&B, Pop, Jazz and other styles
Counting and keeping time
Stick control for timbales
Baqueteo patterns -Cascara(shell)of the timbal and cowbell patterns in clave
Abanico- 7 stroke and 9 stroke rolls
Styles on timbales-Danzon, Son, Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero
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About Johnny

I have been performing for 50 years on the Conga drum and a teacher of How to play the Conga drum for over 30 years. I have performed with such notables as Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang, Orianthi, Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco and many many other Grammy winning artists. Lessons are conducted around your availability. Lessons can be an hour to an hour and a half long and you will have homework. you will need your own Conga drums. Learn from one of the best player/teachers in the world today

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Here is is my curriculum for my Conga drum course

The study of the Conga drum....

Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today, and also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching

Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand ...

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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · In studio
From Mark and Diane after their 3 day Intensive with me...they came from Seattle,WA..where they had also taken some lessons with me...here is what they said abut their experience with me.

Hey Johnny,

Want to Thank you and Maggie for your hospitality and good cheer while Diane and I were visiting. This was truly a great experience for us. Trying to remember all the individual details we learned and very glad we recorded everything. You certainly did take us to the next level and over the next several months we will review and improve. The metronome will now be standard in our practice for quite a while as well as working for speed. You showed us many fun rhythms but more importantly you taught us a clear path for development which is what we have been missing.

Be in touch in the future and already starting to think about an early winter return for another 3 day intensive--but for the time being we are finally on path. Just playing a bit over the weekend we were so much more focused and also very realistic about our renewed dedication.

Thanks, Mark & Diane
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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · Online
Recent testimonial from ongoing pupil Charles B.

I’ve been studying the conga drum with JC for just over two years and I just want to give my total thumbs-up to his approach as a teacher and percussion professional. As a Brit with musical tastes ranging from rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop (and latin music!), I came to JC professing a slightly uncertain attraction to conga drums. Without a well-defined notion of what I really wanted to learn, JC took me through the basic strokes, rhythms and rudiments, developing my knowledge and skills in Afro-Cuban music and much else besides. JC’s experience in the music biz is obviously amazing and one of the best things about learning from him (aside from the great stories) are the unique rhythms and styles he’s acquired (and invented) over the years, from hanging and playing in so many “scenes“. So if you want a proper idea of how to play alongside funk, disco and other r n b styles, this is your guy. Needless to say, he’ll also makes sure you know the essentials behind the instrument, most importantly its deep roots in African music and traditions, and its obvious dominance in Afro-Cuban music. Not only that, JC is a very attentive teacher and is well up on things like “cognitive discovery”, which emphasises learning through hearing and hands as much as through more logical processes. Learning through Skype is also a lot easier and effective than it sounds. It’s been a great experience, revealing the full potential of the instrument to me and motivating me to keep up practice and lessons
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Johnny C. September 18, 2014
Congas · In studio
From Mark D.-Texas...
I just returned last night from a week at Jonny's intensive...
I'm already planning a time when I can go back.
No BS here, it started with JC picking me up at the airport on a Sunday evening, we had dinner at a Cuban restaurant and hit the drums the next morning... For 6+ hours a day! everyday for 5 days.

I have to admit, I thought for sure it would go down something like... He would give me an exercise, and then come back in half an hour while I worked on it. No way... He sat right next to me every hour of every day for the entire week. " sit up straight... relax your hands...breathe...Don't tap the drum, hit it...not enough wrist...get your hand off the drum...mark your time...you're too stiff...

JC is a guy who believes TEACHING is an art form, and he is good at it. He has a system, it's not random, he has thought it thru...He breaks it down so that you are doing something you understand, and you understand WHY you are doing it. A lot of guys can play, but not every guy who can play...can teach. Johnny can do both.

I really felt like it wasn't just a job for JC...he was sincerely interested in me being successful. He did everything he could do to make sure I got the most out of everyday I spent there. Many days, we worked late, no complaint, no reminder that the lesson was over... We went as long as I lasted. And, when we weren't playing, we were watching DVDs of Cuban Rumberos, or listening to Mongo or Puente from records he bought 45 years ago... Awesome

There is not enough time for me to have been able to learn as much as I learned from JC on my own. It is amazing to me that he was so willing to give me so much of what took him a lifetime to accomplish. I will be forever grateful to JC for giving me that.
Jessica G. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Jessica

With almost 10 years of secondary teaching experience, both in a charter and public school setting, I am confident in my ability to become an asset to your student's individual educational needs!

A graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa (2003), I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with emphasis in both vocal performance and flute. I am incredibly active in several music professional organizations including FBA, FMEA/FSMA, MENC, IBA, and IAAE, as well as being an alum of Mu Phi Epsilon, a National Honorary Music Fraternity.

I was honored to be nominated each year while teaching at Ainger for the Charlotte County Teacher of the Year and was selected as the 2004 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for Charlotte County. This honor comes from student ...

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Kelly R. October 31, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
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Jessica has been amazing with my daughter who is making remarkable progress with her and enjoying her instrument at the same time. Thank you Jessica, we are so happy we found you as you have exceeded our expectations.
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Amy M. September 6, 2014
Singing · In home
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Jessica really helped me with 2 singing auditions I was looking forward to, and both of the songs sound awesome! Really happy I found her, best singing teacher I've had.
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Kelly T. July 27, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jessica is patient and great with kids.
Dirk T. Pompano Beach, FL

About Dirk

Mr. Dirk T., Music Instructor
Dirk T’s love for music began at a young age. He received private music lessons from the age of ten and his interest in music only grew from there. He was awarded music scholarships from the Fountain of Pembroke Pines Certificates of Achievement and later received his Bachelor of Arts in music in 2001. He has studied with musical greats and opened for some of the biggest gospel artists. 1990-2001 Cardinal Hayes H.S New York City , Notre Dame S.S Graduated O.S.S D Ontario, Canada, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, Canada Graduated July 28, 2001 Bachelor of Arts in Music Specializing in Church Music) Florida Memorial University, Miami, Fl Continuing Education, Florida Atlantic University. Mr. T. has been awarded Certificates of Achievement from ...

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Excellent teacher

Rick H.

Boca Raton, FL
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Jerry J.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Corey D.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Rick H. Boca Raton, FL

About Rick

I am a Music major. Graduated with BA in music from Hofstra University in Uniondale, NY
30 years music teaching experience. Majoring in piano, I’ve also taught clarinet, saxophone, vibes, and percussion.

Learning music should be FUN !!! and that,s my goal.,

Very patient, understanding
Empathetic.
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Please visit my website for further details.
www.sunshinepiano.org

Jerry J. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Jerry

Hello, my name is Jerry and I've been teaching drums for over eight years! I teach various styles of music so whether you're interested in classical theory studies or like would play by ear I am able to teach new ideas and help develop a practice routine to meet your specific needs! In no time, you will be able to perform whatever your musical heart desires. I have a great studio for your learning environment equipped with everything you will need.

Please contact TakeLessons to set up an introductory lesson with me.

(I am also a beginning piano teacher, as I also studied classical and jazz piano in college.)

Corey D. Fort Lauderdale, FL

About corey

Teaching music, percussion, and drum set is my passion.I am now 26 years old and have been surrounded by music since the age of three. Beginning formal training at the age of 10. Over the past 16 years I have had the opportunity to apply the many styles I have learned. With 20+ groups and artists. I have been actively teaching now for 8 years. Providing a goal driven, concept based experience that opens the minds of my students. While relating the material to the music that they want to learn. I am currently the drum instructor at pines music studio, and have managed to continuously keep a full schedule. My students can't wait to run into the studio.

Drum Set
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On your first class you will receive a Level 1 drum packet including all the fundamental ...

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Didi N. September 25, 2014
Corey is an excellent instructor. He is professional, very patient and truly inspiring. I particularly enjoy that he always finds a way to relate whatever is going on that week with drums. It’s a nice way to explain things in a way that makes sense to you but also keeps drums very relevant in daily life. I highly recommend him.

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