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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Petaluma

Dale E.

Sebastopol, CA
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Ben L.

San Rafael, CA
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Cameron M.

Santa Rosa, CA
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Dale E. Sebastopol, CA

I play guiro, claves, bongo, castanets and kalimba

About Dale

*** Travel Equipment *** Hand Percussion instruments such as maracas, clave, guiro, castanets, snapping, hand clapping. *** Specialties *** I believe the student should have an idea of the genre of music they would like to study. With that in mind...the piece, composition that they are trying to perfect should be presented to me. Then we can understand where the problem lies. Is it stage fright, breathing, timing, tone of the voice, fingering on the piano, or which challenge? This we will see what needs to be addressed.

Ben L. San Rafael, CA

Snare Drum Beginner:
Care and tuning of the instruments
Proper grips
Double strokes and the development of the open stroke rolls
Basic rudiments with proper stick positions; single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps
Reading basic rhythms on the snare drum, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, and 8ths note triplets
Develop time keeping skills by working with a metronome or click track

Intermediate:
Intermediate snare drum book which includes reading various time signatures, and implementing flams, ruffs, and open and closed rolls as well as dynamics within the text
Continue to develop time-keeping skills while working with metronomes and click tracks
Study of hand positions for the remaining 40 PAS drum rudiments
Hand control exercises – stick control and Masters studies

Advanced:
Advanced reading – including various time signatures, interpretation and rhythmic modulation
Advanced hand control studies
Continued development of time keeping skills while ...

About Ben

Originally from West Virginia, Ben is quickly making a name for himself within the drumming community since moving to San Francisco in 2009. Having performed in a wide array of musical situations early in his career Ben draws on those initial performances to shape his current music experience. While earning his degree in philosophy and music from West Virginia University, he had the opportunity to travel to China in the summer of 2008 to perform with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. During his time at WVU Ben performed with the €œLittle Big Band€, WVU'€™s premiere jazz ensemble, along with other Jazz and world music ensembles. A teacher himself, Ben has had many influential teachers including: Tommy Igoe, George Willis, Tim Adams, Mike Dawson, Al Wrublesky, Scott ...

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Nathan B. June 3, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Ben is fabulous. My son is 5, nearly 6, and Ben he loves his drum lessons with Ben. Without much prompting from mom and dad, our boy has decided that he loves rock n' roll and Ben has really channeled that enthusiasm. He's learning notations, theory, and rhythm. And having a great time doing it. Thank you Ben!
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Maggie H. December 2, 2013
Drum
Great teacher in a great environment!

Ben has been teaching my son Jack for the last seven months. Jack leaves each lesson with more excitement for the drums than the previous week. Ben's enthusiasm for music is infectious! Jack has improved tremendously since initially starting lessons with Ben. Each lesson is structured very methodically and he gives a very well rounded approach, covering rudiments, music theory, and drumset studies.
I would recommend Ben for anyone interested in taking drum lessons.
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Birgitte A. November 26, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Great with children

My son (7) very much enjoys going to Ben's place for his drumming lessons because Ben makes the lesson enjoyable. Ben is serious and dedicated and the progression in the lessons has been just right. There's a lot of repetition in the beginning, but Ben still manages to keep my son interested and attentive. I can highly recommend him.
Cameron M. Santa Rosa, CA

Sight Reading, independence, technique, grooves, fills, exercises

About Cameron

Cameron is a drum instructor currently located in the bay area. He is a professional touring and recording drummer who has traveled nationwide and internationally playing sold out venues all over the states, the UK, Europe, and Australia. Cameron has also worked in Los Angeles with A-list producers famous for producing artists like: Katy Perry, 30h3, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Boys Like Girls, Panic At The Disco, Alanis Morrissette, Queens of the stone age, Tool... and many more.... Cameron has albums available for purchase in stores nationwide and all over the world through WEA distribution on Roadrunner Records. Before his career in music began, he attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where he studied with some of the best teachers in the drumming community. It was ...

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Katrina B. July 2, 2014
Drum · In home
Cameron is a very encouraging, patient and supportive teacher. He genuinely cares about your desire to improve and creates lessons that not only improve your skills but also push you to a new level. His passion for music is obvious and is quickly recognized by his professional yet relaxed and fun attitude as well as his dedication. Great teacher. Great person. I never thought I'd be able to do what I've done with his support! Girls can drum too!!

Dan G.

Fairfax, CA
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Christopher D.

Santa Rosa, CA
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Lisa R.

Bolinas, CA
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Dan G. Fairfax, CA

About dan

Hi! I have studied, performed and taught the violincello (the cello), electric bass and contra-bass (acoustic, upright or double bass) for over two decades. I have played in symphonies, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, rock , blues , R&B, funk, and bluegrass bands, jazz combos, and Indian kirtan ensembles, performing everything from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis. Among numerous outstanding players and teachers, I have studied with Cameron Sawzin of the Boston Virtuosi as well as with renowned bassist Victor Wooten at his camp in Tennessee and California. I take an intuitive approach to my lessons, focusing on the feel and tone of the music. I have found this to be the fastest and most effective way for my students to learn. I also put emphasis ...

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Mia R. July 14, 2014
Cello · In studio
I would highly recommend Daniel! He has a true gift for teaching in a way that supports students to blossom in their own unique way. A deep listener with a talent for finding what lights up each person's musical inspiration; Daniel is patient, supportive, and a talented musician. I left lessons feeling inspired to practice instead of obligated to. Best teacher I ever had!
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Ben M. March 28, 2014
Bass Guitar
Finally a teacher I can learn from!

Dan came over to my apt and was very polite and a good listener. I told him what I wanted to learn and the types of music I liked. We talked for a bit and I instantly felt comfortable. After a good laugh we launched right in! I found his teaching style to be invigorating! We "jammed" on the first chord pattern he showed me and it actually sounded good. After a few more tricks I was hooked. I left my first session with Dan feeling not only inspired, but also informed. I had material to practice. Dan is a very fun, smart, broadly trained talent to learn from. I highly recommend him. A true musician!
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julie Q. February 28, 2014
Music Performance
Awakening

I invited Daniel as a guest teacher into my junior high classroom, and I witnessed a very natural and compelling interest awaken from both he and the students. He has a very humble and direct way of sharing his knowledge and skills, which includes Socratic teaching, and (an) awakening (of) interest and enthusiasm. My students immediately felt very comfortable in his presence, they gained a lot, and they left the class feeling inspired to further feed their curiosity on the topic.

Julie Q., Nevada City, CA
Christopher D. Santa Rosa, CA

I have been playing (mostly jazz) music on the drum set for more than 30 years. I have lots of experience as a percussionist in bands and orchestras. I have played in small bands in San Francisco and Santa Rosa. I have also have played the drum set for the Santa Rosa Junior College orchestra. I also lead a monthly community drumming circle, called Santa Rosa Drumming Circle.

My approach to teaching the drum set is catered to each individual. I begin by listening to the student and finding out what they want to learn and how they best learn. I ground students in the fundamentals: stick control, foot control, posture and relaxation, improvisation, soloing, comping, laying down a beat, reading charts. Music lessons should be fun. I create practice sessions for you that are engaging, fun, and creative.

About Christopher

I offer private lessons on the drum set. I have been playing (mostly jazz) music on the drum set for more than 30 years. I have lots of experience as a percussionist in bands and orchestras. I have played in small bands in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, and have played the drum set for the Santa Rosa Junior College orchestra. I currently lead a monthly community drumming circle, called Santa Rosa Drumming Circle. I am also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Rosa.

Lisa R. Bolinas, CA

My first drum teacher, back when I was a teen, told me: "If you can walk, you have rhythm, and never doubt that!"
I've developed my skills as a hand percussionist since, and it's been 15 years!
I've specialized mostly in traditional djembe and dunun techniques and traditional malinke rhythms from West Africa, through my main teacher, Grand Master djembefola Mamady Keita.
Before we touch the drum however, we learn how to feel and sing rhythm within. This is the most important key in rhythmic development. I have various effective exercises to help you develop that.
Once we have that, then it's just a matter of technique...
I so look forward to guiding you on the percussive rhythmic journey!

About Lisa

Hello there! My name is Lisa and I believe that we are all given gifts to share them with others. That's why I teach. I'm a multilingual percussionist; I've taught French, Spanish and ESL for many years in several parts of the world. I've also studied, played and tutored traditional Ghanaan and Malinke percussion for almost 10 years and have acquired strong polyrhythmic foundation. I love and can teach the art of Calligraphy, including mainly French and Arabic calligraphy. I earned a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and have acquired and developed a lot more academic skills that I'd be happy to transmit (see my list of subjects). I'm also a mother of 2 little boys, 1 and 4 years old, so I have no time to get bored! I still do my best to remember to take a break and breathe to ...

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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 Petaluma 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 details like ...

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