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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Elmwood Park

Ryan J.

Oak Park, IL
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Jeff F.

Chicago, IL
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David B.

Chicago, IL
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Ryan J. Oak Park, IL

Born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, Ryan began studying the drum kit at the age of 16. Having previously played the violin and trombone, he always found himself tapping out rhythms on his violin as opposed to practicing the Suzuki method. It only made sense when Ryan picked up the drum sticks, as his older brother and a handful of other relatives were all drummers. It was obviously in his blood.

Ryan dove head first into private lessons in high school, eventually studying with Glenn Kotche of Wilco. His studies with Glenn landed him a position as Drum Tech (and on a number of occasions, auxiliary percussionist) for Wilco in 2005. Ryan has performed and recorded with artists such as Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts, Danny Black, Laurie Stirratt, Nathan Xander, Dirty Pigeons, Old Fashioned War, City Electric, Bailiff, Dead River Revival, and Quentin Hirsley. He has toured extensively throughout the country and performed at famed Chicago venues like the Pritzker Pavilion in ...

About Ryan

*** Studio Equipment *** two drum kits to record students seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** I do not provide drum kit, hardware, and cymbals for in home lessons. *** Specialties **Born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, Ryan began studying the drum kit at the age of 16. Having previously played the violin and trombone, he always found himself tapping out rhythms on his violin as opposed to practicing the Suzuki method. It only made sense when Ryan picked up the drum sticks, as his older brother and a handful of other relatives were all drummers. It was obviously in his blood. Ryan dove head first into private lessons in high school, eventually studying with Glenn Kotche of Wilco. His studies with Glenn landed him a position as Drum Tech (and on a number of ...

Jeff F. Chicago, IL

I have been working with beginner through intermediate mallet and timbales players for eighteen years.

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Percussion Performance, and a Master of Music degree from De Paul University in Jazz Studies. *** Lesson Details *** With committed weekly practice there are no limits to a student's potential. I like to use the term guide to describe my teaching style. In a relaxed atmosphere, the student and I are working together to advance their musical goals. Sometimes goals are reached quickly, more often we need more time and repetition to advance.

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Cheryl F. December 14, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Always has something to challenge you

Lessons have always been fun, exciting, and challenging.
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Christopher M. October 29, 2012
Drum
Verified Student
**Excellent** drum instructor, highly recommended

Jeff is everything you'd want in a drum instructor: he is highly skilled, has thorough knowledge of drumming styles and technique, and he is an excellent communicator. On top of that he is thoughtful, polite and listens carefully. This is all a very, very rare combination.

I had to play a couple of slow gospel tunes for a church service this summer; Jeff very quickly found suitable and tasteful grooves for me that were within my capability to play. He also worked with me on some rudiments and provided invaluable feedback. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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CarmenB3 April 10, 2012
Carmen B

Jeff is a very good teacher, he's very kind and takes everything step by step. I love the way he works with me and im doing great progress because of him.
David B. Chicago, IL

Professional percussionist with experience on a variety of instruments; work experience includes the Colorado Ballet, Boulder Philharmonic, and Colorado Music Festival

About David

Originally from Indiana, David has been teaching music in both the private and public school sectors for 12 years. Getting his start as a drumline instructor with only 4 students, David soon expanded his teaching to include both guitar and piano, which he studied under Frank Puzzulo (of Miles Davis' group) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Upon graduating Ball State, David moved to Colorado to study jazz and classical music with Dr. Douglas Walter, an accomplished percussionist who is known for his versatility and multiple percussion talents. He also studied piano and guitar in his off time, jamming with several rock and jazz groups both in and out of school. In 2006, David left the college scene with a Masters in Music and moved to Florida where he began his ...

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Ann H. October 18, 2014
Percussion · Online
Verified Student
David is great working with my 8 year old daughter. He is very patient, friendly, and outgoing. He quickly adapted to her specific needs and skill level since she has already had some lessons, instead of trying to start her all over from square one. Highly recommended!
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Lindsey M. September 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
David is hilarious, truthful, and extremely encouraging when it comes to piano! He doesn't tell me I'm doing great if I'm not in fear of getting a bad review (haha) ...he's great and takes moments to correct me if I'm doing something wrong. He's genuine and a great great teacher!! I guess I would recommend him. NOT. OF COURSE I WOULD!
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Lou M. August 11, 2014
Verified Student
David does a great job

Zachary H.

Chicago, IL
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Rob D.

Chicago, IL
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Peter M.

Chicago, IL
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Zachary H. Chicago, IL

I have been teaching and performing as a percussionist for almost a decade. I have performed with some amazing artists in all styles of music and I continue to perform and study. I am well in several areas of percussion ranging from drum set to world percussion to classical percussion, but I specialize in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean percussion. I also work with young students to develop basic rhythm and musicality using Orff instruments, drum stick, buckets, boomwhackers, and other fun objects.

About Zachary

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Zachary is a percussionist with specialization in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean styles. Zachary has performed with numerous artists including Andy Narell, Lenny Castro, Etienne Charles, The Cool Kids, Daru Jones, Mark Walker, Dave Garfield, Dread Scott, Pat Cronnely, Victor Garcia, Geoff Bradfield, and Daphne Willis at events throughout the country including The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Lollapalooza, the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival Benefit Concert, Windsor Jazz Festival, and the Syracuse Jazz Festival. Studying extensively under the direction of Ruben Alvarez, Skip "Brinquito" Burney, Tom Hipskind, Jarett Hicks, James Coviak, and Al DiBlassio, Zachary received his Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental ...

Rob D. Chicago, IL

As with my drum students, I have an extensive pedagogic and performance background with many other percussion instruments, including: keyboard percussion, auxiliary percussion, hand drums, and timpani.

About Rob

Hello! So glad you've taken a moment to check out my page. I am a graduate of VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, having received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. I have been teaching full-time for two years, and while I enjoy what I do in the school setting, nothing quite satisfies me as much as helping others one-on-one; it's just more personal and meaningful to me! I am a drummer and percussionist by trade, but I also have solid basic facility on piano and guitar. As far as my experiences go, I have performed in the following types of ensembles: -Symphonic band -Wind ensemble -Philharmonic orchestra -Percussion ensemble -Jazz, ska, rock, and brass bands -WGI (Winter Guard International) -DCI (Drum Corps International) I have also completed two ...

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Alisa A. May 7, 2014
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Rob is an excellent teacher. He has done a great job teaching our ten-year old daughter. We are not only impressed by his teaching ability, but also his flexibility, reliability, and punctuality. I highly recommend him as a music/guitar teacher.
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Gina S. February 21, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher!

Rob has been a very wonderful teacher. My kids are very comfortable with him and have enjoyed the lessons. Rob is very patient and caring. Kids have learned alot in just 3 lessons. I will make sure I refer Rob to all my friends.
Peter M. Chicago, IL

I teach all ages and skill levels. I have taught young children (from age 5) as well as teens and adults. I enjoy teaching all types of students and always tailor my lessons to the ability and personality of the student.

About Peter

I am a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a bachelors in jazz drum set performance. I have toured with various bands in the US, Asia, and Europe and recently completed six months of teaching, studying, and performing music in Brazil. I teach all levels and all styles of music, from Rock to Jazz to Latin-American rhythms. In my lessons I maintain a healthy balance of drum basics (rudiments, stick technique) and helping the students learn the music that would like to play. Learning the fundamentals gives students the tools they need to be creative as possible. I can prepare students for school band and jazz band auditions as well as prepare them to play in a band of their own! *** Lesson Details *** I always spend a good part of each lesson working with students on ...

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William M. February 7, 2014
Drum
Learn the fundamentals and how to groove

Peter is one of the best drummers I know. I had the opportunity to take lessons from him a couple years ago and he gave me the tools I needed to feel comfortable and confident on a drumset. He stresses proper technique and rhythmic precision. He also showed me how to play grooves I wanted to learn. A great all around musician and teacher. Highly recommended.

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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 Elmwood Park 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 ...

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