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Popular Drum Teachers Near Houston

Kerry M.

Houston, TX
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Connor O.

Dickinson, TX
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Eric R.

Houston, TX
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Kerry M. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

I am a Biology student at Texas Southern University with a minor in music. I am a band leader, singer, songwriter, percussionist, bassist and guitarist. I have been a contract music teacher for the past seven years. I have taught music in various schools from 1st grade to high school in the Houston Independent School District, Spring Branch Independent School District and several charter schools throughout the Greater Houston Area. I have instructed and led large guitar ensembles 25+, percussion ensembles, a pop/ rock/ stage band, an elementary school choir, one on one private lessons, etc. I have designed curriculum and written lesson plans.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun lessons based on your personal favorite songs and music. You'll be exposed to and learn different styles of popular music. After a few months and a personal commitment to practice, students will have a thorough understanding of the musical instrument they are studying.

Connor O. Dickinson, TX

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting

About Me

My name is Connor and I give Guitar lessons to all ages. My best work is done with beginners for I have a great lesson plan and an inept ability to teach the ways of the guitar. I taught myself guitar at a very young age then dove into musical theory when I became older which has given me a very unique and fast approach at learning the guitar. I consider myself a great listener, and most importantly a great teacher. With all my students we will develop a plan with YOUR real goals on guitar, and work on getting you to playing what YOU want to play. I also teach how to write music, improvise, and play with a band! I can get you ready to rock in roll in just a few months!

*** Lesson Details ***
Typically the first lesson will be to see where you are at in your journey of learning guitar, establishing what you want out of the guitar, and figuring out goals for you to start heading towards. Lessons will include a dive into music theory, Fundamental training of mechanics, work towards playing your favorite song, and Ear training. I will be giving out handouts of information for you to take home and sink you teeth into as well. Of course from there the lesson plan will vary based on your goals and what you wish to achieve.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Mesa Boogie 5 50watt Express head, with a 4x12 Mesa Boogie Slanted Cabinet.
Ibanez Art Core Semi-Hollow Body Guitar
Ibanez Acoustic Electric
Varity of sound boards and effect pedals
Varity of different amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My travel equipment will include my Ibanez Art Core Semi Hollow Body Guitar
Ibanez Acoustic Electric Guitar
Mesa Boogie 5 50 Plus Head

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching people how to become a musician. A lot of the times, people will become great players, but do not know how to transfer their skills over to a band environment or have difficulty writing their own music. I am excellent at creating intermediate guitar players out of beginners in no time. I have a very unique approach to teaching that will get you up to speed very quickly!

Eric R. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

After graduating from the University of Montana, Eric moved back to his home state of Texas where he currently is Assistant Director of Bands at C.E. King High School. He teaches non-varsity bands, jazz band, drum lines and percussion ensembles. He currently holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education with Honors and is certified to teach in Montana and Texas. His percussion students and ensembles in Montana competed in state solo/ensemble competitions and received superior (Division I) ratings.

Eric currently lives in Houston with his wife, Jesica, and daughter, Olivia.

*** Lesson Details ***
Learn what you would like at your own pace! Eric has taught beginners of all ages to college aged percussionists. His background in drum line, jazz/funk bands, world percussion ensembles, orchestra, wind band, and church worship give you the ability to get a percussion education you can use anywhere.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Timpani, Drum Set, Marching Percussion, Auxiliary Percussion

*** Specialties ***
Concert and Marching Percussion

Matt S.

Spring, TX
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Michael L.

Houston, TX
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Michael B.

Spring, TX
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Matt S. Spring, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

I am a professional drummer and educator who is passionate about teaching others the art of drums and music. I have made it a personal goal to continue to provide the highest-quality drum lessons for my students of all ages and levels from my teaching studio located at Pro Music Instruction.

About the lessons:

-Drum lessons are one-on-one in a convenient, family friendly teaching studio located in The Woodlands TX.

-Lessons are month to month, held once a week, same day and time each week. Because of the amount of students I have all my students must be on a schedule.

-I teach all ages (5 years and up) and skill levels.

-I am friendly, patient, and able to break drumming down to absolute basics!

-All students get full access to membership lessons on my website. I have convenient and flexible lesson times!

My Lessons provide you with the SKILLS to play drums proficiently. CONFIDENCE to play in front of audiences of massive proportions. Unlock CREATIVITY that you never knew existed within yourself. And most importantly, Have Fun Playing Drums! -Matt S.

Michael L. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Hand Drums, Percussion

About Me

I am a third generation musician on both sides of my family, and am continuing the tradition in my father's footsteps as a drum and percussion instructor. I am a member of the American Federation of Musicians, local 65-699 in Houston, TX. I graduated from Queens College-City University New York in 2010, with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in music from the Aaron Copeland School of Music.  I have taught, played and recited poetry in France, Bolivia, New York City, and my two hometowns of San Antonio & Houston, TX.  These experiences have made me not only a better writer and musician, but a better person.

Michael B. Spring, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Ukulele

About Me

*Teaching students of all ages, levels, and styles since 1999*

Michael was born in Houston, TX. When he was 9 his family moved to The Woodlands. A year later, he began playing the drums. For six years, Michael studied all styles of drum set and snare drum percussion under the tutelage of Jim Sisson. At the age of 12 he formed his first band. Throughout high school Michael played and performed in various musical groups. After serving 4 years in the US Army (Military Police), Michael continued his musical education studying percussion while attending LSU. Since returning to The Woodlands in the mid 1990s, Michael has played and continues to play with several original, and cover bands, and has been a sub drummer/guitarist for numerous churches around The Woodlands area. In 2002, Michael formed the instrumental funk/jazz group Drop Trio . From 2002-2010, Drop Trio released 3 acclaimed albums, recorded with Solange Knowles, embarked on numerous US tours, and received 9 Houston Press awards including œBest Jazz and œBest Funk. Michael has been teaching students of all ages and abilities in the Woodlands area in 1999 and has owned and operated Pro Music Instruction since 2009.

The Effects of Percussion on Education

By Patty N. - Houston Drums Teacher

As a percussion instructor and teacher of Houston drum lessons, I have seen firsthand how learning percussion affects other areas of education. The skills needed to read percussion music are also needed in reading, rhythm, mathematics, and many other areas of "everyday" education. My students have all improved their reading skills, and in turn their grades as well.

When I start teaching my students percussion as part of their Houston drum lessons, the very first thing I work on is counting and reading ahead. In order to keep a steady tempo, lead a group of musicians, and play with musicality and dynamics, a drummer needs to be able to read ahead and know what is coming in the next few measures. This transfers directly into their studies. When ...

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