Cristina H.

Cristina H.

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7 Reviews
San Antonio, TX

About Cristina H.

Cristina teaches: Males 18 to 30
Females 18 to 30
Teaching since: September 2010
Last sign in: 3 days ago
Average response time: 35 hours

Overview

Hello! My name is Cristina and I have been playing drums since I was a child. After graduating high school, I decided to continue to pursue music. For the past 4 years I have been studying Percussion and Drums, first at the University of Houston, and presently, and the University of Texas at San Antonio with plans to finish my Bachelor of Music degree. I specialize in drumset, and percussion instruments such as marimba, snare drum, vibraphone, etc. I also am able to teach marching band percussion and drumline instruments. Along with teaching, I am a gigging musician with great versatility and experience in many genres of music. Not only am I able to teach basic fundamentals of music such as technique, reading music, styles, etc., I can make learning to be a great musician a very enjoyable process!!

*** Lesson Details ***
My style of teaching is very relaxed and patient. I use real word analogies and use a student's personal interests to help make music easier to understand. I take the time to get to know my students' personalities and interests in order to accommodate their needs. My curriculum would consist of understanding drums/percussion instruments, rhythms/styles/timing, technique, music notation, and performance manners. After 3-6 months of lessons, students will know the basics of what I have listed above. I believe that if you have patience with yourself, that you can achieve any kind of goal. All it takes is a good teacher, faith in yourself, and practice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drumsets, PA

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have various mallets and sticks. I can bring a small drum kit. I expect my students to provide their own mallets and sticks, along with EARPLUGS, and a folder for all of your papers.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Tejano/Folk. Very Familiar with most genres.

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Experience

Drums Jun 2013 - Present
Stefani Montiel/LUSH

Pop/Tejano/Latin

Drums Jun 2013 - Present
Gabriel Zavala

Pop/Tejano/Latin

Drums Jan 2009 - Present
Far From Your Eyes

Rock Music

Education

BA Aug 2011 - Present
UT- San Antonio
BA Aug 2008 - May 2011
University of Houston

Certifications

Jazz Certification May 2014
UTSA

Awards

Jazz Ensemble Award May 2014
UTSA
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7 Reviews on Cristina H.

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Jeremy F. May 16, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cristina is knowledgeable, patient and a great teacher for me. I'm really excited about the progress I've made in just 3 short weeks and I know I want to go as far as I can in drumming.

I'm normally self-conscious and nervous about learning new skills, esp if I feel like I'm not able to be GREAT at it right away. But Cristina put me at ease right away and has helped me to be laid back and patient. That's a big deal.

She's an awesome drummer too.
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Jeremy F. May 16, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cristina is knowledgeable, patient and a great teacher for me. I'm really excited about the progress I've made in just 3 short weeks and I know I want to go as far as I can in drumming.

I'm normally self-conscious and nervous about learning new skills, esp if I feel like I'm not able to be GREAT at it right away. But Cristina put me at ease right away and has helped me to be laid back and patient. That's a big deal.

She's an awesome drummer too.
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Tina B. October 30, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
We enjoy the convenience and flexibility from Take Lessons.

Cristina is a patient and talented instructor. Our daughter is enjoying the lessons.
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AlisonF June 15, 2012
feedback

Mickey thinks she is awesome because she is a really good drummer and is a good teacher!~
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ElvaR March 27, 2012
on behalf of albert

Albert has expressed his love of playing drums more now than ever. He really enjoys you and the way you teach him. He is never bored and very excited to learn more. He really loves to do all the fills. I think you are doing a great job.
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BarbaraW3 January 24, 2012
Cristina gives excellent pointers that are helpful in improving playing. She takes note of things that may hinder my advancement and make my playing more difficult. She is both encouraging and reasonably critical where it counts.
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TomR2 January 21, 2012
Excellent teacher.

My daughter really enjoys her lessons.She is comfortable and likes, Christina.Christina communicates very well with her and we plan on staying with her.-THR