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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Newton Center

Evan C.

Allston, MA
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Kyle H.

Allston, MA
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Gavin W.

Allston, MA
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Evan C. Allston, MA

About Evan

Born and raised in New Jersey, Evan Michael C. was surrounded by music from a young age. His father, Salvatore C., a talented guitarist dreamed that each of his children would learn a different instrument. After Evan’s eldest brother claimed the guitar, Evan reluctantly picked up the bass at the age of 13. At first, Evan was not happy: It was heavy, and it hurt his fingers. But Evan quickly learned to love the power the bass had over the bandstand and after a few lessons, it was clear that the instrument fit him like a glove.

He soon began to perform with high school rock bands, sneaking into local bars and clubs for weekend gigs. A new-found appreciation for upright bass led Evan to start his own trio, sparking a love of R&B and Jazz music that thrives in him to this day. ...

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Sharon R. February 3, 2014
Guitar
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Great Teacher!!!

My sons are learning so much in a short amount of time! Evan makes learning music so much fun. They say he's the best teacher they've had so far! I have to agree. He's an all around nice guy who is down to earth and amazingly talented.
Kyle H. Allston, MA

With years of experience in concert, marching, jazz, pop and modern percussion I can help take you to the peak of your percussion goals. Whether it's playing in your school ensemble, auditioning for marching band or playing small alternative Latin percussion gigs we can customize a plan specific to you and your percussive needs to reach your full potential.

About Kyle

I am a drummer, percussionist and educator in the Boston area. I currently play in a highly recognized rock/pop group and tour nationally. I also play in a cover band at local bars and clubs around Boston and Massachusetts and do studio work for nationally recognized artists. I hold a degree from Penn State University and also have extensive experience playing and teaching drumline's ranging from collegiate to professional DCI and WGI lines outside of my traditional drumset study.

I have established a solid client base in my studio located in Allston, MA, on the outskirts of Boston. I work with drummers, hand percussionists, marching percussionists and lovers of the arts of all ages and skill levels looking to expand their knowledge in a large range of styles and techniques ...

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Jesse H. July 20, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Two things are required for a world-class musician: foremost, a unbridled passion for your art or craft; and secondly, a willingness to grow continuously. Without a doubt, Kyle has both and will share them with you.

Over the last decade, Kyle has proven himself by pouring thousands of hours into his craft and growing himself in just about every style of drumming you can name - from jazz, to rock, and playing in groups as varied as nightlife cover bands to some of the best drumlines in the world, to name a few. Let him share what he’s learned with you, with the same passion and commitment to growth.

Working with Kyle may be for you if:

- You are excited about the possibility of playing drums like a rockstar, but don’t know where to start
- You have taken music lessons in the past, but didn't feel like you were progressing quickly enough
- You are looking to get fired up about playing what is truly the best instrument out there - the DRUMS

Kyle will take the musician and drummer you are now and turn you into a rock-solid player, with the confidence and ability to adapt to any musical context, and have fun while you’re doing it. For these reasons, I highly recommend Kyle!
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Nathan B. July 11, 2014
Marching Percussion · In studio
I've had the pleasure of learning from Kyle as the Drum Captain of the Penn State University Marching Band. As well as leading the entire drum line he also directly instructed the tenor section. Kyle consistently pushed the team to excel during every practice and taught us to strive for excellence. Kyle was able to specifically help each of the members of the team when there was a problem with the show to ensure that we were performing to our highest potential. Aside from having a fantastic experience throughout my college experience I learned a lot about musicality and performance integrity through Kyle's instruction.
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Jordan B. July 9, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
I highly recommend Kyle as a percussion instructor. He is not only equipped with a vast set of skills from marching percussion, hand drumming, to drum set, he has an unmatched passion for music in general which shows in his teaching. I was taught by him in college and really learned a lot from him. He showed a strong commitment to developing my skills and has a really laid back and friendly teaching style. His percussion resume is impressive having been involved in a variety of percussion ensembles. Whether you are just picking up sticks for the first time, or looking to learn a particular skill set, Kyle would definitely be able to lead the way. Also recommend trying to see him perform with one of his bands!!
Gavin W. Allston, MA

About Gavin

I studied with Mike Mangini, Rod Morgenstein, and Kenwood Dennard at Berklee and I also play drums in Bent Knee. I also play guitar and bass, record my own music, and love songwriting.

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For Drums: I teach beginning to advanced players. We can work on stick control, rudiments, various styles and grooves, songs you would like to learn, reading music, and just about anything on the kit.

For Bass: I teach beginning to intermediate players, we can work on music fundamentals such as scales and modes, finger style slap bass, funk and rock grooves, and reading music. I also idolize Les Claypool and Flea, so if you would like to learn about their playing, I would love to teach it!

For Guitar: I specialize in teaching beginners. We can work on the basics of the ...

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Tom G. September 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Gavin was a highly insightful teacher, he took me from never having held a pair of sticks to being able to play "Basket Case" by Green Day (It's my favorite song).
Super nice and fun to learn from.

Ethan P.

Roslindale, MA
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Dr. Jonathan U.

Franklin, MA
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Dylan V.

Allston, MA
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Ethan P. Roslindale, MA

Knowledge in popular and classical percussion, both of battery instruments and mallet percussion.

About Ethan

Hello!
I am a composer, drummer, organizer, and recent BM graduate of the Boston Conservatory, having studied contemporary composition under Andy Vores, Jan Swafford, and Curtis Hughes. I was trained mostly as a jazz and rock drummer before attending the Conservatory, where I focused on composing all different sorts of instrumental and vocal music for small and large ensembles, including orchestral music, piano ragtime, and electronic works.

I have also remained active around Boston as a drummer, and multi-instrumentalist improviser, playing in such wide-ranging situations as Italian pop orchestra Tredici Bacci, noise rock bands, quiet chamber free improvisation, and as a guitarist and singer in folk music groups.

I have experience teaching jazz drumming, improvisational drumming, ...

Dr. Jonathan U. Franklin, MA

My particular area of specialization, students interested in studying within this broad range of instruments can study with me on drumset, hand percussion (and stick percussion including timbales, cowbells and agogo), mallet instruments, and classical percussion. We will study technique, time, tone, tuning, authentic performance within a range of genres, sight-reading, functioning within an ensemble (including orchestrating parts, musical support of the piece being performed, and working within a rhythm section), and improvisation.

About Dr. Jonathan

I have extensive training (including a doctorate) and experience as a performing musician, ensemble director, and teacher including 13 years of private instrumental instruction. My primary instruments are drumset, mallet percussion, and hand percussion, and I have additional experience teaching piano, bass guitar, and jazz harmony and improvisation.

Dylan V. Allston, MA

I have studied classical percussion and have performed in many percussion ensembles, as well as concert band ensembles.

About Dylan

Hi! My name is Dylan, and I attended the Berklee College of Music. I play the drums, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, and piano! I've been a musician since I was 8 years old.

I currently play in 4 regularly gigging groups, performing on Drums, Vibraphone, and Keyboard.

I've been teaching private lessons since 2008, and it is a passion of mine. I really love sharing musical knowledge with people, it is one of my favorite things to do.

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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 Newton Center 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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