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Popular Drum Teachers Near Houston

Joel G.

Santa Fe, TX
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Connor O.

Dickinson, TX
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Eric R.

Houston, TX
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Joel G. Santa Fe, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Upright Bass, Violin

About Me

Hey guys, my name is Joel. I would love to work with you as a student of music. I have 5 years of teaching experience (ranging from private guitar lessons, guitar group lessons, to drum, and bass lessons), and over 17 years of music playing/performing experience. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in Classical guitar from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

I began playing guitar when I was eight years old, and began playing in my church when I was ten. My Bachelors in Music Performance in Classical guitar studies gave me a wealth of knowledge of the guitar, and I have taught classical guitar to a certain level,but my passion however, is contemporary styles, such a rock, pop, blues, and church worship. I have had several private guitar students most being 12-18, but I am experienced and love working with all age groups 5- 65. I have played lead guitar in a touring worship group, and also tour with my own music, which is acoustic/contemporary christian rock, under my name. I am currently the worship leader at my church, and also lead worship for various church events along with performing my solo music.

I began playing bass shortly after guitar, when I was about 12, and am able to teach various levels and styles on bass. Drums was an instrument that came naturally to me, and I have played drums in various worship services, and for many years. I teach rock, contemporary pop, and contemporary worship drumming. I also incorporate the fundamentals of rhythm, and being a percussionists, such as lessons on hand drums, and auxiliary percussion instruments included.

I took 2 years of violin lesson while in college, and also studied in a group class in which I practiced the fundamentals of all bow/ string instruments. I would be very comfortable teaching a first to second year violin student.

This is just a brief snap shot into some of my history as a teacher of music, and a musician. I would love to work with you, and help you accomplish every goal you have set for yourself regarding music. Thanks, God bless.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm not the strictest teacher in the world. I motivate through gentle and direct instruction. I evaluate where every individual student is, and what they are trying to do, and I get them there. I'm more like a coach/ teacher. I motivate, encourage, and instruct. There are parameters and guidelines that I have found help my students succeed, but the curriculum is based upon where the student is. I can go the more contemporary route of just teaching you how to play the instrument with chord charts, and by feel using modern arrangements. I can also do the more traditional route of teaching you how to play be sight reading, and drills of technique with classical or Jazz pieces. I prefer to do a blend of sight-reading/ music theory, and contemporary practical playing. I typically use Berkley guitar books, along with my own materials for guitar curriculum. I have a good amount of material that I've accumulated and created from my schooling, in my years of guitar and other music lessons. I also use proven curriculum for bass, drums, and violin. After 6 months of lessons with me, you should either have accomplished every goal we set at the beginning lesson, or have been motivated in your instrument so that you will only continue to play and grow as you move forward.

*** Travel Equipment ***
for myself: Guitar, music stand, seat, metronome/tuner, curriculum
for my student: Guitar, music stand, seat, metronome, tuner, and folder

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary styles. Rock, Christian worship, pop, and blues. I also have some experience in classical and jazz.

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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Shymon S.

Houston, TX
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Michael L.

Houston, TX
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Matt S. Spring, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

9 Years teaching experience in The Woodlands TX. I have taught THOUSANDS of drum lessons and have helped HUNDREDS of drummers not only improve their skills on the drum set, but become better MUSICIANS!

All my students are GOAL driven, and learn how to SUCCEED!

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 in The Woodlands TX.

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.

Shymon S. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Christian Gospel, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Hello, My name is Shymon S.
I am a music teacher who is passionate about teacher kids.
I strive to see my students excel and become successful with their musical instrument.

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.

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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