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Popular Drum Teachers Near Orlando

Stephen H.

Winter Garden, FL
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Jim D.

Orlando, FL
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Patrick J.

Orlando, FL
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Stephen H. Winter Garden, FL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

Hello, my name is Stephen a professional drummer born and raised in Orlando, Florida. I have been playing drums in a variety of setting for 20+ years. Most notably I was apart of the filming on the hit movie "Drumline", where I was a member of the Bethune Cookman Marching Band. I have participated in Symphonic, Marching, Jazz, Concert, and Big Band ensembles. I have a wealth of knowledge that I am eager to share with anyone with the desire to learn and the aptitude to play!

*** Lesson Details ***
Because I teach a variety of styles (e.g marching percussion, jazz drumming, symphonic percussion) the expectations will vary per player level. For instance, a 10 year old student will have learned basic reading and playing techniques. An advanced drum set player will have learned new rhythms and grooves. It really just depends on the student and their playing level.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I travel to a home I will provide nothing more than reading materials. They are responsible for having equipment (act, drum kit, sticks, basic cymbals). If they are done in a private studio I will provide instruments and materials.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock, Gospel, R&B, World, Pop, Cover, Fusion, Latino

Jim D. Orlando, FL

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

I am a graduate of the Professional Music program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I studied from 1986-1990. Since then I have taught students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. My specialty is helping you understand the body mechanics required for drumset playing, snare drum, and percussion techniques. There are tricks of the trade and various ways to teach them. I will find the way that suits your learning style, while teaching you to perform the skills properly and proficiently. I will teach you to read drum notation. I can also gear my teaching toward your goals, whether it be to join a band, orchestra, or school band.

*** Lesson Details ***
For the first three months, I will hand write your curriculum, based on your skill level and goals. A voice recorder is suggested so you will be able to review what you learned in your lessons. Practice is required. After the first three months we will use pre-written curricula . Lessons are completely individualized, so I will make my goals your goals, and constantly (yet patiently!) challenge you to go a step farther. I have children of my own, and I enjoy teaching students as young as 8-10 years and on up into high school. College students and adults will benefit from my broad knowledge of modern music and proper techniques. I teach on both electronic and acoustic drumsets.

*** Studio Equipment ***
acoustic drum set, electric drum set. additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drumset and/or snare drum and practice pad provided by teacher at home or studio location. Student needs to provide drumset or snare etc. if lessons are done at students home.

*** Specialties ***
Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion, influenced by Dave Weckyl, Neal Peart, Stuart Copeland, Steve Smith.

Patrick J. Orlando, FL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Trumpet

About Me

Patrick J. is a lifelong musician and entertainer. He has experience playing many different
instruments and enjoys playing all kinds of music. In addition to writing, recording and teaching,
Patrick has toured the country with various musical acts, as well as toured as a stand-up comedian. He
has also done extensive acting work, which led to him being featured on The Home Shopping Network
for Esteban Guitars.

These various pursuits have given Patrick a fun inviting personality that students take to immediately.
Patrick has a laid back approach that combines the students' interests with a more formal pursuit of
musical ideas. Music should be fun, and Patrick strives to maintain that attitude through his lessons.

"It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you
go." - Randy Travis

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will get a combination of technical drills, theory lessons, songwriting tips, ear training, and anything else that pertains to the instrument as a whole. I combine what they want to know with what they need to know. I am entertaining and fun, so the learning process never gets too serious. I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor it to the individual based on their experience and vision. In 3-6 months with me a student can expect to have a great appreciation for his/her instrument, a wealth of knowledge, and the skills to put them on the path to great musicianship.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Kit, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Basses, Keyboard, Trumpet, Pedal Steel, Sitar, Amplifiers, FX Pedals, Video/Audio Production Studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, drum sticks, practice pad, blank sheet music, iPad, handouts, stickers and candy =)

*** Specialties ***
Guitar and Bass: beg to adv
Drums: beg to adv
Piano: beg to inter
Pedal Steel: beg to inter
Trumpet: beg to inter

Rock, Metal, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Ska, Funk, Punk

John O.

Orlando, FL
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Colby P.

Orlando, FL
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Giovanni S.

Winter Springs, FL
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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.

This real world experience of playing with live musicians in different settings allows me to show students what does and does not work well with 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.

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 teaching DVDs allows for us to branch out and continue learning and growing as a drummer.

I use several different resources to enhance the learning experience. 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 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, jazz, country, 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.

Giovanni S. Winter Springs, FL

Subjects Taught

Cooking, Drum, Fitness, Karate, Strength and Conditioning

About Me

I teach a wide range of skills that include Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Karate, Cooking, and Drum lessons.

Fitness Background:
Most of my physical fitness training has come from the U.S. Army. I am a Veteran of Active Duty and currently serving as an Army Reservist. I have earned several Army Physical Fitness Excellence badges for having high/maximum test scores on APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test). The other part of my training comes from karate. I currently study Isshinryu Karate, which include endurance, strength and conditioning training. While living in Boston I used to give private fitness instruction to students and would incorporate stretching exercises into my lessons for music students. I am able to teach fitness to all ages, but must have a current physical completed by a doctor prior to training. I write training programs for each individual based on their needs and goals.

Cooking Background:
I have worked in the for many years in a variety of cuisines, but my main focus is Rustic Italian. I attended the Culinary Arts program while a student at Daytona Beach Community College, FL and was one of the first to start the Culinary Management program. Over the years I have learned new skills, which I like to pass on to my students, that include, Irish bar fare, American BBQ, Country-style French cuisine, and game meats. I also teach campfire cooking that include fire building basics and cooking methods. While living in Boston I had weekly classes that would teach students to create meals on a budget, yet use quality ingredients. I have experience working as a Chef Grillardin, Chef Garde-Manger , Chef Potager, Chef saucier, Glacier, Tournant (swing cook), and a Food and Beverage Manager.

Music Background:
I have been playing music for 17 years and come from a very musical family. Even though my principle instrument is the drum kit, I am also sharpening my skills as a bassist, pianist, guitarist. I enjoy many different types of music and typically play pop, jazz, rock, Latin, R&B, soul, funk and fusion. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to attend Berklee College of Music back in 2004, which is when I started teaching music lessons around the Boston area. I am self taught, which gives me an insight to the frustration that some student endure during their beginning stages of learning. I have had the opportunity to have played with several musicians in Florida including, Reed Waddle, Phil Bonanno, Sergei Kossenko, TC Castillo and Lauren Ellis. I was also a Stage Production Manager for The Ultimate Thriller Show and have worked as a Production Assistant on several video production projects, so you could say that entertainment is in my blood. I take the time to create individual lesson plans based on the students ability and goals. Whether you want to learn a new hobby or start a career as a professional musician, I will help create your path.

Orlando’s Drumming Community and Musical Legacy

By Paul M. - Orlando Drum Teacher

Although it may not have the stature of Los Angeles, Nashville or New York in terms of musical pedigree, Orlando, Florida - with attractions like Disney World and Universal Studios - is one of the top tourist destinations on the planet, with a rich and varied entertainment industry. And with this comes an array of opportunities to see, hear, learn and play music if you are interested in taking drum lessons in Orlando. Since rhythm is the foundation of all music, and drumming integral to most genres of music, you have the opportunity to learn how to play drums from some amazingly talented musicians who each contribute to the vitality of the Orlando and Central Florida music scene and are TakeLessons Certified instructors.

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