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Popular Drum Teachers Near Gotha

Michael J.

Winter Park, FL
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Jill H.

Winter Springs, FL
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Kevin G.

Orlando, FL
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Michael J. Winter Park, FL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet

About Me

Michael first sang on stage, at the age of 3, the same time that he began learning piano. He went on to explore multiple instruments throughout his early years and also developed as a vocalist for theatre and concerts, including competing in Star Search in the mid-80's, the forerunner to American Idol.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Troy State University in Troy, AL and Master of Music in Composition from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI, where he studied with world-renowned composer, Dr. David R. Gillingham.

While a graduate student at CMU, Michael taught sophomore Music Theory and senior level Form & Analysis. He also contributed to the book, Music Is Fundamental: Fundamentals and Methods for Elementary Music, by Dr. Daniel L. Steele. Michael was one of only five composers in 2006 to be inducted into the United Michigan Collegiate Composers, and was subsequently commissioned to compose a piece based on the instrumentation of Igor Stravinsky's ”L'histoire du Soldat” for mixed septet. Michael’s composition, ”Le Soldat Moderne”, was premiered at the annual New Music Project 2007 Concert at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI on April 2, 2007.

In addition to his teaching experience at CMU, Michael has taught privately, served as clinician and adjudicator, and has served as middle school/high school & College band director in Alabama and Florida, most recently as Dir. of Instrumental Music at Seminole State College in Orlando, FL, where he currently resides with his wife and three children. Michael is now devoting an increasing amount of time toward composition, having several commissions in progress for radio, television and film. He has also been in demand as a conductor for concerts of his compositions by numerous ensembles across the country, and as a presenter and performer at music conferences and clinics, most recently with presentations based on his research of ”Best Practices in Jazz Improvisation Pedagogy” at the Michigan Music Educators Conference in Grand Rapids, MI, South Carolina/MENC Regional Conference in Charleston, SC and the Symposium for Music Research in Lawrence, KS.

Having played professionally since the age of 17, Michael is an active performer in a variety of genres, being equally adept as a keyboardist, percussionist, and vocalist. He has toured extensively with bands and as a solo artist both at home and abroad, including a three week tour of Russia and the Ukraine as featured vocal artist. Michael has also performed with nationally recognized artists, serving as drummer for Brook Benton (Rainy Night in Georgia), vocalist with Steve Camp (contemporary Christian artist), and keyboardist for Hank Williams, Jr., to name a few. His acting experience includes his portrayal of Jesus in the theatrical production of the musical “Godspell” in 1981. Michael also served as producer/recording artist for 20 CD projects for Integrity Music, generating all of the MIDI files for the Integrity Worship Series.

With years of experience in the studio as a producer, composer, artist, studio designer, and owner/manager, Michael has worked on numerous recording and production projects for film, TV, video, radio and theater & has composed film scores for multiple short and feature films. He is widely recognized for his expertise in the fields of jazz, music theory, and performance/production techniques in a variety of disciplines, and is very excited to be able to bring his experience back home to Orlando as a part of the faculty at TakeLessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to conduct my lessons in a casual, real-world manner more as a mentor than a drill sergeant. I teach the basics along with reading, theory, and advanced techniques as they apply to your instrument or voice. We can progress as far as you want to go! I also will expose you to performance skills that will help you stand out as a player or singer. My students have gone on to play under scholarship to music schools, Marine Band, performing groups and more. I will work with beginners to advanced. Let's Make MUSIC!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Professional Audio & Video Recording Studio
CUBASE Recording Software (used by Hans Zimmer)
AVID Video Software
FINALE Music Notation Software
Korg T-1 88-key weighted keyboard
Korg X3 61-key Workstation
Korg CX-3 Organ single manual drawbar w/Leslie simulation
Korg RK-100 Remote Keyboard Controller
Arp Pro Soloist Synthesizer
Roland TD-5 Electronic Drum Kit with extra Brain
Fender Telecoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar (custom)
CB700 6-piece 150th Anniversary Drum Kit
Zildjian & Paiste Formula 602 Cymbals
Wm.F. Ludwig 15" Military Field Snare (vintage)
Multiple concert snares and Latin Percussion instruments

*** Specialties ***
*Drumset - I can teach rock, jazz, recording, etc.
*Rudimental Snare- traditional grip, corps & concert style
*Timpani/Mallets - Concert/Philharmonic approach
*Singing - Pop/Contemporary & Recording performance techniques (Star Search alum & coached for Idol/X-Factor, etc.)
*Music Performance and Music Recording - I draw on my years of running recording studios, major label experience and live performance to teach successful techniques for vocals and instrumentalists.
*Piano - Can teach traditional style and pop/contemp. kybd style

Jill H. Winter Springs, FL

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Banjo, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Bongo, Broadway Singing, Choir, Christian Gospel, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Conducting, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Djembe, Drum, Dulcimer, Ear Training, Flute, Gospel Singing, Guitar, Hand Drums, Harmonica, Jazz Voice, Kazoo, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Synthesizer, Trumpet, Ukulele, Violin, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Jill holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and has master's work in choral music. For many years she has taught private and group music lessons to all ages and many varying styles of singing and instrumental music. Her lessons are unlike the ones she remembers from childhood; Jill's lessons are full of creativity, fun and excitement. It is amazing how students improve with each lesson. Jill brings more than just technique to the studio, she strives to find the best in each student and then concentrates on improving each individual's strengths and then delves into ways to correct the weaknesses.

Since Jill is a vocal soloist, instrumentalist, accompanist and director, she knows what it takes to prepare and rehearse and therefore she makes it clear which concept the student will be working on during the lesson. With an instrumental and choral background, Jill brings music to life and then shares with the students how to keep music in their lives forever. Many students who had vocal problems have achieved vocal success after taking several lessons with Jill and learning to keep their voices healthy for the rest of their lives.

Jill has worked with children, teens and adults in many schools, churches and after school programs that she designed. Her success with students who are very young or students who come with disabilities or autistic spectrum diagnosis are moved by the music Jill creates. With the help of the ORFF-SCHULWERK certification, Jill has many ways of reaching children through the use of instruments, rhythm activities, games and other fun ways of learning. Breaking barriers is Jill's best asset, she will not quit until the student has an understanding of the instrument or his/her voice.

The young and the older adults find that taking lessons with Jill has brought them to a place of realizing their potential. Successful stories include pre-school age through students who are retired. The length of time one studies depends on the student's practice and diligence. Many students have started with Jill in preschool or elementary school and have continued through high school and college. Several college age students wanted to improve their singing or instrumental skills so goals were set and met through Jill's successful teaching ability.

Many of Jill's students have become better musicians and many have chosen music professions for their careers. Several students have won contests, auditioned for parts in musicals, started local bands and have become songwriters and performers after taking lessons with Jill.

"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, plans succeed. " (Proverbs 15:22) It is Jill's belief that with her teaching qualifications and past record of success with student achievement and great experience studying with wonderful advisers, teaching YOU or YOUR CHILD will be one of success!

*** Lesson Details ***
Jill's teaching technique is flexible. Some students require a stern and strict approach while others seem to work best with more creative license. Jill is open to each student's needs. When booking lessons with Jill, one will find that the first thing she will do is find out more about the student's needs and desires to succeed in their chosen instrument.

Because of her flexible approach, method books vary depending on the student's need to succeed. Sometimes young students will need to review several beginning methods until their reading skills are achieved. For the young students, Jill teaches theory and gives the young students time during the lesson to explore musical symbols and try their hands at improvisation, rhythms, manuscripts and creativity.

Some students may desire to learn to play "by ear" or through improvisational skills. Jill is very good with improv and her song writing skills are strong. When a student desires to write music, Jill is there to help with questions about time signatures, note values, key signatures and transpositions.

Taking lessons with Jill is a journey that those who have tried have not had regrets. Several parents and past students would be happy to tell you how their talents and gifts improved after working with Jill for a few months. After three months of working together, Jill will know how to pursue the student's musical career. After 6 months the student will be able to play complete songs and have a sense of basic music theory. The hope is for the student to be confident of their instrument's abilities.

Several of Jill's students have taken their skills, gifts and talents to the professional level. Students who have studied with Jill are professional music directors in high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, churches, soloists and some who are in school studying music as their major. Taking lessons with Jill will be something that will add value to the student's life forever because MUSIC is her life! Without music, the world would be a very dull place and individuals would be unhappy and depressed in every walk of life. Music brings out the beauty of creation and man's ability to skillfully play an instrument for pleasure or for one's occupation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Conservatory Grand
Yamaha keyboard
5 string bass guitar/amp
4 string acoustic bass guitar
5 string banjo
small MACKIE mixer with mics
CD recording
audio recording
Gibson electric guitar with effects and amp
6 string Takamine e-coustic with amp
recorder (the instrument)
tambourines and many percussion instruments
music stands
soprano and baritone ukuleles
many amplifiers and sound system accessories
drum set

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own equipment, but I expect the student to provide his/her own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
My specialty in voice comes from years of lessons and experience. I use many methods and books to bring out various ideas to learn to sing correctly. I take each individual at his/her level and try to improve breathing technique, posture, enunciation with style and phrasing, depending on the student's aspirations.

Jill plays most instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, band instruments, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, drums and violin. Jill enjoys many styles of music and she has played with many bands and groups throughout her musical career. She is a full time musician, music teacher and music director. Years of experience traveling the U.S. with bands, choirs and ensembles enables Jill to work well with many styles of music including contemporary, rock, Christian, Broadway, classical, country, bluegrass, jazz and blues.

Kevin G. Orlando, FL

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About Me

Welcome! My name is Kevin and I have been drumming for 15 years. I play with local acts of all styles mostly in the Central Florida area.

I have learned many different styles and with an ever expanding arsenal of chops and grooves, there is never a shortage of teaching material, even for my experienced students.

Taking lessons with me will get you on a path to better playing immediately! Lessons are always fun and rewarding for my students, and myself.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different but by the end of the first lesson, I will have a good idea of where the student stands.

For beginners and players who have no formal training – to begin with, we will be visiting the world of rudiments, hand technique, and basic reading. I always like to keep the connection between the instrument and music so we will also start playing the kit immediately. One will also be shown how to utilize a metronome. After the basics have been addressed we can move on to different styles and really get into some exciting stuff!

For those with marching experience, or other formal training, we will visit different styles and check out some advanced techniques. Some of the styles we will visit: Swing/Jazz, Shuffle Patterns/Blues, Linear, Funk, Rock, Double Bass Drumming etc. I also know some Latin and Reggae grooves.

No matter where you are in your playing, you can expect from our lessons: greater limb independence, a better understanding of music theory, and an all around improvement in your abilities as a drummer/musician. I am here to help you reach your goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
sound proof room, play along to metronome...6 piece drum set mapex

*** Travel Equipment ***
When coming to a student's home, all we really need to get started is a pair of sticks and a pad. We can expand as time goes on.

*** Specialties ***
I am an all around drummer. I can get students going on Latin, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk, Linear, Reggae etc. I like to get into rudiments and have my students focus on good hand technique.

Liam B.

Eustis, FL
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John O.

Orlando, FL
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Colby P.

Orlando, FL
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Liam B. Eustis, FL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I have been successfully teaching for over 15 years.
I studied at the Hartt School of Music and the Hartford Conservatory and I have been performing with various bands and in many musical theater productions over the past 20 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach is to tailor each lesson to the students goals and needs. Everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways so all my students have their own custom lesson plan. I am looking for students who really want to excel and are willing to put in the time to achieve great results.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar amps, Bass amp, electronic drum kit. Recording with Garageband

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music stand, amp/cables, additional hand outs, electronic drum kit.

I expect the student to at least have the instrument they are learning and a music stand is also good.

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, blues, classical. I typically use Hal Leonard books for sight reading/beginner players.

John O. Orlando, FL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

I started playing the drums at the age of ten and have been playing for over thirty years. I played snare drum and bass drum in symphonic band in junior high and high school. I played in the Drum and Bugle Corps while in the Air Force. We marched in parades and won several awards for excellence. I have played in three Christian bands and one rock band. I have also played drum kit and percussion in church for several years. I completed the Drum Set Fundamentals course with Berklee College of Music in 2012. I am currently playing for a Christian rock band and we play live at different venues in Central Florida. I am currently enrolled at Valencia Community College working towards my music performance degree.

This real world experience of playing with live musicians in different settings allows me to show students how to sound great and play skillfully when playing the drum kit.Whether you have dreams of playing in a touring rock band, playing in church, or just jam out with your favorite songs, I can help you reach your drumming goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very passionate about teaching others how to play the drums. This is why my drum studio is called "Groove With Passion." I take teaching very seriously and I enjoy watching the transition of a beginner go from not knowing how to hold the drumsticks to playing along to music. I am very patient and am able to show students several different approaches to play grooves and fills. I am a very positive person and will get just as excited as my student when they learn what I am teaching them. I work with my students until they "get it." And that is a wonderful feeling. A good teacher inspires their students to learn and grow. That is exactly what I strive to do.

My teaching involves using several different resources that will allow the student to become a well rounded drummer. This involves learning how to read music, playing rudiments, coordination between the hands and feet, proper drumset setup and tuning, and learning to play along to music. All of this while learning proper technique. Some of the different books that might be used include: Drumsense Vol. 1 and 2, Stick Control by George Stone, The Rock Drumming System, and others. Along with these I also utilize DVD's by Jo Jo Mayer, Steve Smith, and Tommy Igoe, and other top drummers.

I use the Drumsense teaching method. Drumsense is a structured learning program that teaches students how to start playing basic beats and then continue adding more coordination to advance these beats.

I am also a Hudson TIP (Teachers Integration Program) instructor. Hudson Music produces several teaching DVDs by some of the top drummers in the world. Utilizing this media allows for us to branch out and continue learning and growing as a drummer.

Learning to play an instrument should be fun and at the same time requires practice by the student. Within just a few lessons one should see some progress and as you continue to learn more advanced beats and fills, playing becomes even more fun.

Playing the drums is something that one can do for a lifetime. Whether your are eight or eighty, jamming out on a drumset is healthy, it is a great way to relieve stress, and will do wonders for your self-esteem.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring drumsticks, a practice pad, a metronome, and applicable teaching materials to each lesson. The student should have a functional drumkit or snare drum, depending on what instrument they are learning. They should also have their own practice pad, drumsticks, and a music stand. It is recommended for students to purchase a metronome or at least have a computer or cell phone with headphones to utilize an online metronome. Various books and other materials will need to be purchased as the student progresses with the curriculum and their playing skills advance.

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, funk, country, basic jazz, and Christian music.

Colby P. Orlando, FL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

My name is Colby P. and I've been teaching drum set lessons professionally for the past 5 years. Through my experience, I've found that connecting with the student is most important and strive to make sure that all students get the most out of each lesson. I've been performing in touring/working groups since the age of 16. I'm currently teaching private lessons, recording with various artists, and gigging out with local cover groups. I am interested in teaching anybody who desires to expand their knowledge on the instrument and gain from what I have to offer.

*Featured artist in "New Blood" section of March 2013 issue of Drum! Magazine
*Sam Ash 2011 "Best In Drums" state finalist
*Recorded with Lee Dyes of Earth Sound Studios (Mayday Parade, From First To Last), Brett Hestla of BHP Productions and Creed (Framing Hanley), and Tom Denney (A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil)
*Experienced in many different playing styles (rock, jazz, funk, world, hip hop, country, marching, metal, reggae)
*Taught over 2,500 lessons to students ranging from ages 5 to 50.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons, I will be covering anything the student desires. I firmly believe that if you know where you are going, you will get there faster. I'm also a believer in being well educated and versatile. For example, if a student strictly wants to become a metal drummer, we will travel that road while also understanding to a certain degree the elements of hip hop, swing, reggae, etc.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons will take place in a private rehearsal studio and a full four piece drum kit with hi-hat and cymbals will be provided. Students are recommended to bring their own sticks.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If traveling to the student, the student is required to have a full drum kit and/or a practice pad and sticks.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in creative approach, finding your own voice, general gigging advice, networking, recording, and live performance.

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