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Popular Drum Teachers Near Philadelphia

Timothy K.

Philadelphia, PA
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Peter K.

Newark, DE
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David P.

Wynnewood, PA
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Timothy K. Philadelphia, PA

About Me

Education-
Currently a music performance major at Temple University
Associates in Applied Science
Major- Sound Recording and Music Technology
I can teach all styles from reggae, funk, jazz, rock or blues to heavy metal. I can also introduce students to recording and preparing for the studio. I am currently in TOOL tribute band and working on several recording projects.
Paul Green School of Rock Music, Music Director 2001-2009
Philadelphia/Southampton, PA
Produced and directed 25 concerts of varied genres of music
Responsible for teaching students reading techniques, song form, sound production and drumming fundamentals.
Educated individuals and groups in an extensive variety of musical styles
Instructed students ages 6-18 yrs in drum set and snare studies

St. Martin’s Catholic Elementary, Drum Instructor Feb 2000-Jan 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Taught percussion ensemble
Tutored intensive individual instruction
Facilitated drum and snare studies
Prepared students for school concerts

Lansdale Catholic School, Drum Instructor Sept 1991-June 2000
Lansdale, PA
Taught marching band

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are laid back and fun. I set short and long term goals for my students. Beginners will learn song form, basic beats, sticking patterns and proper technique as well as a focus on playing the music that is most inspiring to them. As our lessons progress we'll work on reading more advanced music, drum set technique, soloing, playing more difficult songs, music theory and learning about all the great drummers in the world! After a few months you'll be booking yourself gigs!

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording gear, two drum sets, rehearsal space seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a studio with two drumsets set up

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Funk, Prog, Reggae, Folk, and Jazz

Peter K. Newark, DE

About Me

Welcome to Percussion and Drum set lessons with Peter D. K.

Due to a performer's schedule, please sign up for SCHEDULE AS YOU GO. I will then be in contact to schedule your first lesson! I look forward to working with you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide percussion instruments such as drum pad and or snare drum. Students would have to provide the keyboard instruments and drum sets.

*** Specialties ***
Drum set
African Percussion,
Keyboard Percussion
Classical Percussion
Solo Marimba
Solo Xylophone
Jazz Vibes

David P. Wynnewood, PA

About Me

I specialize in teaching special needs children, adolescants, and adults. I have worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience teaching special education with my experience studying and teaching music performance. I am very enthusiastic about teaching students at advanced levels as well. I teach piano and Drumset. I teach various styles of music and hope to engender my students' love for music and the arts. I consider myself a mentor, a Music Therapist, and an educator.

Nathan D.

North Wales, PA
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Jeff O.

Phoenixville, PA
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Juanca B.

Philadelphia, PA
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Nathan D. North Wales, PA

About Me

Hello!

My name is Nathan, but you can also call me Nate or Nay.
I have played guitar and bass for over 17 years and drums for about 15 years. I write music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording projects.

In high school I studied music theory, composition, and technology. I continue to during my spare time. I also play some piano, harmonica, and sing. I have had a few years of guitar lessons, including several months of classical guitar training with sight reading.

I am an ASCAP songwriter, and have a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies with a minor in web technology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

I am primarily involved in rock and heavy metal, but have experience in many other genres.
I listen to all kinds of music! Anything my students listens to or wants to learn is fine by me! Classical, soul, country, jazz, electronic, dance... I believe there's much to learn in all of them!

I've had experience teaching bandmates and friends how to play songs (both original songs and covers), as well as various techniques on instruments. I've also demonstrated how to use various programs to both record and edit songs, then mix and master them.

*my goals*

I enjoy teaching in a way to help other players love their instruments. I believe the first goal is to give it your own voice, and then continue to gain the expressive means to make it an extension of your mind and body.

There's no embarrassment in being coached how to crawl, fall, and then walk before learning how to run.

Self-discipline will help your resist hesitatation to revisit the steps to that first goal, and realize that those are the ones that you will need to tread many times if you want to improve.

You ultimately need to have fun to stay on path! I tend to laugh a lot when I teach and encourage you to do so as well. We all make countless mistakes every day, but playing a wrong note should just feel silly, not bring you anger or frustration. Laughing relieves our daily stress and associates positive attitude towards your instrument.

If you stay interested, the instrument will grow with you, and continue to be a companion as long as you come back to it. I encourage you to grow your roots as you see fit. If you become flustered at a song, it's probably not important to flawlessly master it this minute. So unless you have a gig or recital, we can come back another time!

I will always try to demonstrate proper technique and posture to help eliminate bad habits that lead to discomfort and potential injury. I have even shown tricks and tips to persons that have played for decades more than myself, and they wish they knew the right way at first to prevent surgeries and rehabilitation. Let's get you comfortable, you'll enjoy your instrument much more!

My current band is Yuki Yuki Yasumi, so please take a look/listen if you'd like more samples of my playing.

www.yukiyukiyasumi.com

I have a resume available. You can also request a sample outline/lesson plan in regards to your skill and instrument.

Thanks for reading, hope to hear from you soon!
-Nathan

Jeff O. Phoenixville, PA

About Me

Jeff has a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Temple University. He has performed as a percussionist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, Opera, and Percussion Ensemble, United Percussion, and the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. He is also a performing member of the Outside Sound Ensemble, an educational program that implements art and music to work with students and adults with disabilities. Jeff is currently the Percussion Caption Head at Neshaminy High School, as well as percussion and drum teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

In 2014, Jeff joined the staff of the North Penn High School Percussion Ensemble. In the past, he has instructed the drum line at Upper Darby and Pennsbury high schools. Jeff has a WGI Percussion Independent Open Gold Medal with United Percussion and a WGI Percussion Scholastic Open Bronze Medal with Upper Darby High School. Jeff is a Grammy-nominated timpanist with the Temple University Orchestra, and he has recorded timpani with the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra on the Naxos label.

Jeff recently released his debut solo electronic EP under the name Duncan in October of 2013, and joined the Philadelphia-based hard rock band Palaceburn as the drummer. He also plays drums for Revolution, I Love You, an up and coming electronic power pop band originally from Wilmington, DE. In 2015, Jeff will be joining the instructional staff of Field of View, a percussion ensemble based out of West Chester, PA.

Juanca B. Philadelphia, PA

About Me

Started focusing on drums at the age of 13 diving straight into rock. In 2010, shifting to focus on Jazz and Big Band, I graduated from Berklee College of Music majoring in both Contemporary Music (drums), and Music Production. Following Berklee, I obtained a Masters of Music at NYU. Throughout, I have remained actively involved with bands playing different styles of music such as Rock, Jazz, Hip-hop, Reggae, Ska, Latin, and everything in between.
In 2005, I designed and taught the drumming curriculum at the Bogota School of Rock in Colombia for beginner and intermediate level students for two years.
Although, drums and music in general are my passion, I live a very active lifestyle that includes playing basketball, mountaineering, hiking, soccer, among others.
Lastly, because I consider myself a people person, I hope to learn as much from my students as they learn from me.

Drum Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The drums are a very versatile instrument; they are used in every style of music, from hip hop to jazz to rock. No matter which style you’re interested in, taking Philadelphia drum lessons will help you hone your techniques and skills to take your playing to the next level. Learning the drums will also allow you to better appreciate all types of music and enjoy local festivals such as the West Oak Jazz Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer, our pre-screened and certified instructors are committed to helping you reach all of your goals. Your lessons will be customized for your individual needs, and your online account will help you stay organized and focused. We also offer flexible schedules, several studio

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