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Popular Drum Teachers Near San Antonio

Felipe G.

San Antonio, TX
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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX
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Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX
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Felipe G. San Antonio, TX

About Me

Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Felipe Garcia and I am a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist. I began teaching music in 2010 and have loved it ever since. I believe learning to play music can be fun and easy and I work hard to make sure your experience with music is one that will inspire you to play for the rest of your life, for as Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake.”

My experience with music began long ago when I begged my parents to buy me a drumset and they finally gave in and bought me one when I was 14. Prior to that, I had no real experience with music except as a listener. I taught myself how to play by playing along with CDs of my favorite bands and eventually I felt like the drums wasn’t enough, so I talked my parents into buying me a guitar. Just like with the drums, I taught myself to play the guitar by playing along with my favorite songs and favorite bands. Eventually I began performing in various bands, began writing my own songs, learned to play a variety of instruments, and developed enough confidence in my musical abilities to pursue a degree in music. Soon I would earn a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the University of North Texas and a master’s in music theory from Texas State University. Since then, I’ve been teaching music and performing in various San Antonio-area bands.

My teaching style is laid-back, yet I can be intense for students who really want to master the art of music. I understand that all students are different. There are many ways to learn music and I work hard to create lessons that fit the student’s individual style. I don’t shout instructions at students and expect them to do what I want; instead I try to create a positive environment where the students feel comfortable to express themselves however they feel.

Since I taught myself to play, I’ve always felt like an outsider in the music world. I always thought that since I taught myself, those who took lessons were better than me, and since I was never a band person in high school or college, I always felt intimidated by those who were. However recently I’ve learned that the best musicians are not the ones who have been playing the longest, but are the ones who love to do it, and as my student, it is my promise to you that you will love it too!

Christopher S. San Antonio, TX

About Me

I have been playing percussion for over 24 years.
Schooled in the performance art of symphonic percussion, marching/drum corp percussion & world percussion.
Also I have been performing live on stage and studio work on drum set for the past 17 years. Toured across the states recorded many c.d.'s and have even had songs on movie soundtracks.
The knowledge I have, about the many voices each percussion instrument has, benefits my students of the percussive arts.
It is very important that percussionist are everywhere loving the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of MUSIC.
Let's work together to achieve your GOALS and BEYOND.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn READING & WRITING of MUSIC. Very Important and easy to learn.
Stick control & Technique.
As well as Timing & Tuning.
The first thing is to LEARN...no worries laughs will be shared as well.

PERCUSSION is FUN ! ! !

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons at my art studio temperature controlled.
drum kit (see photos)
Sound equipment- P.A. -monitors

*** Travel Equipment ***
Can travel with small pieces of drum kit (snare, kickdrum & HiHat plus throne)
Student needs drumsticks or mallets/keyboard instrument if learning mallets.
Practice Pad, music & music stand.
(drum-kit) optional

*** Specialties ***
Marching, Symphonic, jazz, rock, hip-hop, reggae and country
(all styles really)

Cristina H. San Antonio, TX

About Me

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.

Neil D.

Boerne, TX
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Alfredo V.

San Antonio, TX
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Charles S.

San Antonio, TX
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Neil D. Boerne, TX

About Me

I am a music educator of nine years: I have taught both middle school band and choir to at-risk youth, as well as elementary music at a private Christian academy. My principal instrument is the saxophone (which I began playing in 1990), and I play many other instruments. As for my formal education: I received the Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA, 2010).

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to create life-long musicians...
I focus on the needs and interests of my students, thereby representing all musical genres and including all cultures.
My lessons are structured into activities that incorporate various aspects of music appreciation:
Music theory, music history, music technology, performance practice, etc. (making such lessons comprehensive)

*** Studio Equipment ***
As a musician of over 24 years, I believe it is the "musician that makes the instrument", and not the other way around. That is, I do not believe it is necessary to purchase the 'top' brand for your instrument in order to achieve the desired sound. Frequent practice builds skills and results in the desired tones people wish to hear.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I always bring my instrument, metronome, tuner, music stand and stand for my instrument, including lesson materials and supplies.
I expect students to obtain a metronome and to always have their music folder (with ALL music etc.) available for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
All genres, all styles & all cultures! I teach students of all ages--mostly at my home studio, but I also travel to students' homes, churches, and, during the Summer only, I meet with students in the Practice Rooms in the Fine Arts Building at UTSA.

Alfredo V. San Antonio, TX

About Me

I studied classical percussion in college and then specialized on drums at the Drummers Collective in New York City. I have toured with bands and played many times in front of crowds of more than 25 000 people. I have TV experience as well. I also have worked as a session drummer on several records for big labels (BMG and Sony Music among them). I work as a producer and my approach to teaching comes from my love of Music in general. I have been a drums instructor for more than 30 years and my students always get the gigs. I speak English and Spanish. My teaching style is fun and has a very clear outline, remaining flexible within it. I keep learning and practicing every day, and am very open to having fun together while learning. If you practice, the results are shown on every lesson and you will really notice it!

*** Lesson Details ***
We start by learning how to Play, reading is not the first approach, but will be learned around the 3rd month . Everyone can do it and if you feel you can't, I'll prove otherwise during the first lesson. Afterwards we practice simple techniques and start with simple independence exercises, which feel great. You will be playing a beat with simple independence the first time we try it, which can be during the first lesson and no longer than three lessons afterwards. As you progress with the independence in rock style, we will work in other styles like funk, jazz, Latin, odd meters and African and the main focus will be that you become a great drummer. Whether you are aiming to become a pro or playing as a hobby, you will find great value in these lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have 11 drum sets, recording gear, guitar and bass amplifiers and a pa system.

*** Travel Equipment ***
His own set. I could also rent them a set if needed, but having their own set is better for me. Sometimes I rented a set to my students in order for them to decide if they wanted to buy one.

*** Specialties ***
I use the Drummers Collective approach. I teach styles such as rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, pop, Brazilian, etc...

Charles S. San Antonio, TX

About Me

I am twenty years old with about a decade of music experience. My preferences and techniques include jazz, metal, and punk. I went to a private high school here in San Antonio, and there i expanded my musical knowledge on my own. I have had a year of private lessons when i was 15 and i have been teaching myself since. I have taught to children (ages 5-13) and my own brother and friends have learned something from me.

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