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Popular Drum Teachers Near Portland

Alexander R.

Gresham, OR
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Peter Q.

Portland, OR
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Kyle S.

Portland, OR
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Alexander R. Gresham, OR

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Basketball, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Guitar, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Percussion, Piano, Romanian

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide the lesson plan and sheet music needed for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I have played and taught all different kinds of styles such as symphonic, rock, pop, folk, punk, metal, worship, jazz and many more. I also teach instrument notation and sight reading.

Peter Q. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Beatbox, Classical Piano, Composition, Didgeridoo, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance

About Me

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelors in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo....

*** Specialties ***
I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.

Kyle S. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Drum, English, Guitar, Language, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Reading, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hey!

My name is Kyle S. and I'm incredibly passionate about music education for all ages. Over twenty years of playing all instruments has taught me there is not one specific way to teach music, so I change my curriculum for every student and completely customize what you learn to how you learn, and what you're interested in. I started teaching music lessons in after school programs when I was eleven and fell totally in love. I continued to do this for many years driving to neighboring towns, volunteering at church youth groups and local Boys and Girls Club all around my hometown.

I went on to study Music Education at Oregon State University and Guitar Performance at the University of Oregon. At each of these Universities I taught students my age, and a few professors, as well as locals in each town.

In Portland I've been gigging, playing on records, recording music for films, and volunteering every week at Nonprofit Music Schools around town to help underprivileged kids, and expose them to the joy of music. Give me a call and we can talk about what you're interested in, and get lessons started.

Look forward to hearing from you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm fairly laid back, and teach from a number of different texts depending on the interests of the student. Each student is different, and I vary instruction accordingly. I have a lot of experience songwriting, composing, and playing as a sideman in groups on different instruments. I've been part of bands led by myself and been hired by other people, as well as composing for different groups of instruments from trios to full orchestras.

If there is interest, I can also provide worksheets based on the curriculum and standards held by the University of Oregon, and Portland State University.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private home studio equipped with a many guitars, a piano, a Wurlitzer, electric bass and amplifier, two drum kits, and a beautiful kitty.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide guitars, amplifiers, and notebooks for all students even if they do not own guitars or amplifiers. I also make copies and email attachments of all homework, and record lessons and send them to students to listen to when practicing.

*** Specialties ***
I've been playing and studying guitar since I was seven years old. I've attended Berkley School of Music summer workshops, camps, seminars, and presented music theory papers at conferences at the University of Oregon. I can and am willing to teach any type of musical style or interest to any skill level!

Ian N.

Portland, OR
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Michael S.

Portland, OR
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Karen W.

Portland, OR
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Ian N. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Drum, Marimba, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I could provide a few smaller instruments but none of the large percussion instruments.

Michael S. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting

About Me

I have toured the country, opened up for large acts (Art Alexakis of Everclear, Ron Sexsmith), I currently play in professional symphonies (Columbia and Vancouver Symphony), write music for documentaries and commercials, and am finishing my degree in Percussion Performance at PSU. In addition to this experience, I have studied with drummers Gary Hobbs(Stan Kenton), and Sean Wagner (Cherry Poppin' Daddies"). I have been teaching privately for about 15 years now, and have students that have gone on to do amazing things in music!! Every bit of this experience is at your disposal when you come into your lessons!

*** Lesson Details ***
I can show you how you can learn to play drum set or guitar by spending only 15 minutes a day! My philosophy is to teach you how to practice because that is the greatest thing you can do for a student. If you can't overcome your internal obstacles standing in the way of your practicing, you will never get to the next level. If you follow the structure of that 15 minutes of practicing everyday, in no time at all you will be able to play your instrument. I will also teach you to read music, because "if you teach a man(or women) to fish, they will eat for a life time!" If you can read music, you can tap into a never ending source musical adventures!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate side wing of the house w/ music studio w/ marimba, drum set, piano, guitars, bass, amp, pa system, recording equipment, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Car

*** Specialties ***
Jazz drumming-Funk-
Rock-Dubstep
Classical Percussion-Marimba specialties
Singer-songwriter
Songwriting

Karen W. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Anatomy, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Biology, Calculus, Cello, Chemistry, Classical Guitar, Drum, Elementary Math, English, Flute, Geometry, Guitar, History, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Physics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Reading, SAT, Science, Statistics, Test Prep, Trigonometry, Trumpet, Upright Bass

About Me

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Parapsychology. I studied Architecture for 3 years, and Music Education for two years. I was a National Merit Semifinalist in High School for good SAT scores, and in the Honors Society in High School and College. I play piano, percussion, flute, cello, guitar, bass, cornet and glockenspiel, and teach music lessons. I enjoy playing duets with my students, sharing the fun of making music with them. I do macrame', draw and paint, and am certified as a Reiki Master. I always loved school, and enjoy helping other people to learn. My Dad is my role model, since he was a calm, patient tutor for me - I try to live up to his example in my own teaching work.
I like to work with my students in a learning partnership, letting them work at their own pace with my encouragement and support.
I love to teach, and can help you love to learn!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are usually 30 or 60 minutes, once a week.
I can be flexible, if your needs differ.
I can also arrange more evening times at 5:00 or later,
if the times on my availability list don't work for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with electric piano, electric guitar, percussion instruments, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano students should have a touch-sensitive piano/keyboard in their home.
All other music students should either own or rent their instrument.
Everyone should bring their assignment notebook and their lesson books to lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I play Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical styles.
The Faber method books are my favorite.
I have the most tutoring experience with Math and Statistics.

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Whether you are a beginner Drum student, intermediate Drum student, or advanced Drum student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Drums skills. Your choices for a Portland Drums instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Drum instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, and ...

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