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Popular Drum Teachers Near Houston

Catrell G.

Houston, TX
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Jeremiah L.

Houston, TX
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Shane L.

Houston, TX
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Catrell G. Houston, TX

About Catrell

I started playing music at the age of 3. Hailing from a long line of musicians, my first musical experiences were vocal performance & the
drum set. In junior high, I expanded my skill set to the piano. My skills were honed & perfected in the Latin Jazz/Pop super-group ‘Soulsa Caliente’. I later organized my own multi-genre band and performed in various venues throughout the city of Houston, TX & southern regions of the U.S.

My summer months were spent participating and teaching in the Diaz Music Institute’s Latin Jazz Workshop conducted annually by Jose Antonio Diaz, Horace Young, Noe Marmolejo & other great musical heavyweights. My diligence, focus, and perfectionism began to shine before I even graduated from high school.

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Jeremiah L. Houston, TX

I have been playing drums for 18 years, and have been teaching 8 years.

I have tons of energy during lessons that mixes well for the younger students.
For older students I have the chops to catch their attention.

My curriculum ranges on the needs of the student. I have everything from developing better grooves, more independence, chops, or simply learning how to play different styles.
My goal during my lessons is dependent on the student. Not only do I want to help achieve personal goals, but I too want to help give the gift of being able to develop personal style. I feel that as a teacher, when my student is capable of achieving their playing desire on their own, I have enabled them to be a life long self sufficient musician.

My teaching style is very informative and demonstrative. I love being able to view the problems the student is facing and create a lesson to help overcome those obstacles.

About Jeremiah

As a Musicians Institute graduate, I've learned from exceptional drummers in the Los Angeles music industry. I gained and learned many tricks of the trade and can offer the same quality education to anyone. As a student myself, I realized that having great sound, solid timing and grove are just as essential as having cool beats to play. There are more technicalities to drumming than being able to play fast or having the best chops.
Aside from learning how to play drums, knowing how to think about music, how to listen to music, and how to study music will give a great foundation to any student of any style.

I first like to determine the students ability and understanding by working on a few coordination exercises and reading exercises.
From a good foundation, I build a ...

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CarlosL1 April 28, 2012
Getting Schooled

Technique is paramount when learning to play drums, if you don't have a good, solid technique, your just another sloppy drummer. Enter Jeremiah, an instructor with an excellent ear, picking up quickly on what it is I'm doing wrong, establishing a path to quick correction and selecting a technique right for my style of play. 3 lessons in and my playing is dramatically different, much cleaner and solid on the grooves. This guy has pushed my creativity to a new level and my confidence in live play stacks up to the crowd
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DinaG April 11, 2012
Reading music

My 10 year old is excited about learning to read music. Jeremiah is doing a great job. Jeremiah has alot of talent and has been very patient with my son.
Shane L. Houston, TX

About Shane

I have 30 years experience in playing percussion, five of those teaching. My studio is in downtown Houston. I've had students aged 3 to 63. I started restoring antique and vintage drums a few years ago. It has helped me understand the older playing techniques of the past. I now have a fairly amazing collection available for rent. I have mastered many genres of playing, and styles specific to live and studio sessions. I'm the guy to call for lessons, sessions, repairs, and rentals.
Learn to play along to your favorite songs. Develop an understanding of drums, musical staff, timing, stick control, etc...

Michael L.

Houston, TX
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Michael L. Houston, TX

My philosophy on teaching begins with what the student wants to learn, where they want to go with their music, and what their desires are as far as musicianship goes. I start by letting them play for me, and then we go from there to tailor the lessons according to their ability. There have been numerous books written on technique, speed, sight reading and rudiments, of which I have many in my battery of materials. The student and the teacher work together to make the student better.

About Michael

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.

Alex P. Houston, TX

I am 42, and started young of 12 years of age with drums. I also play the guitar, bass, piano, and sing, but am classically trained by professionals for a decade or more in drums. I take the student through the subject and address the very beginning, to more advance concepts and relationship to "what is going on" and "how to address blocks" with insight, techniques, and support. I like to teach out of the book and in the book with occasional additional guitar or bass to develop my students.

About Alex

I started drums at the age of 12, and I am now 42!
I am a native Houstonian with a degree in network engineering and over a decade of formal education in percussion.
I have taught drums now for over a year with a company from California and would love to be your new drum teacher.
I am also a recording instructor, and have been featured on radio programs.

Ralph J. Houston, TX

I strive to provide students with the tools needed to master musical skills. I also strive to be creative, nurturing and most of all, patient. It is very rewarding to see a student of mine excel in their musical endeavors. Every student may learn at their own pace but I build them all up so that the end result is the same: musical mastery.

About Ralph

y teaching experience dates back to my high school days. I taught private lessons to students at the middle school I attended so they would be prepared for what they'd have to do once they got to our level. As a senior in high school I aided the drumline at another local high school that had just opened. At the present time I am teaching musicians of all ages, ranging from the age of 6 to elderly adult. Before graduating from college, my passion for and knowledge of percussion created an opportunity for me to work for the North Forest Community All-Star Band Drumline and the North Forest High School Drumline. This position allowed me to teach the drumline and instill the discipline and tools needed to win competitions. I have worked with all kinds of students from all walks of life.

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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