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Popular Drum Teachers Near San Antonio

Andrew C.

San Antonio, TX
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Felipe G.

San Antonio, TX
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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX
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Andrew C. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Hand Drums, Percussion

About Me

I have been playing drums since I was 10 yrs old. Some might say its a late start, but I was a ready and driven as ever. Previously I had taken piano and guitar lessons for years, but I couldn't steer away from wanting to play the drums. I wanted to be a diverse drummer and coming from guitar and piano I wanted to learn to be a melodic drummer which I have worked on since. I will teach the art of drums in a form thats understandable and diverse. Everyday is a new experience linked from the last lesson, if you have a special interest in music we will work on it as I can teach samba, jazz, cumbia, r&b, hip hop, gospel, rock, blues, DnB, dance, electro and more. The world of drumming is opening up immensely and now is the perfect time to start, from sponsorships to drum- offs and DVD's to DJ Drum Set combinations which allows you to share the stage with another person and be a star . The necessity to have a quality, sound drummer in your band is in high demand, we will work on getting your chops up as well as being sound fundamentally, being creative and open- minded, appreciating those who have come before us and take a look at the direction of music as it has changed greatly and continues to do so every day. I have played with such acts as; Ellen and the Degenerates for 2 years, a local cover band who was in high demand. Nate Davenport a local talent with great ambition , great business mindset and an awesome voice, and I have been on a U.S. tour with Audaz De La Sierra including New York (Madison Square Garden) Chicago, Las Vegas etc. I have played for many bands starting with the church choir singing, and playing drums., all throughout high school with a successful band called Midnight Swim, Filio and I am now in a jazz collective.

*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons with me I divide the time that we have so that we are getting the maximum potential out of you and the lesson. There are some things that I'm laid back about and some things that I am very strict on, I will never become impatient with a student because every musician is different. I believe that some aspects of drumming you have to be strict on in order for you to learn and for you to do things correctly and there are others which are strictly to have fun with. We'll touch base on all of these things and I'll never let you leave the lesson without learning something new that you can take home and make your own. If you are a beginner, after 3 months you will be able to do basic rudiments as well as play along to music or a band of your choice. If you are more of the intermediate and expert level after three months we will have cleaned up your chops, studied the click track and composed a drum piece of your liking, and if you aren't with a band other than because you don't want to we will find you musicians for you to at least jam with. Discipline is key and there are many lessons that can't be taught in books and I will make sure to help you understand these. I have books that I do teach out of, we can discuss buying them for personal use but all you need is your mind and a pair of drumsticks and come ready to work and have fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum studio: 2 acoustic drum sets, hand percussion, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
sticks, snare and set if needed. If the child does not have a drum set I would then expect them to buy my teaching aid and a pair of drum sticks.

*** Specialties ***
simple learning method ensures knowledge of base instrument and can be applied to any music. Funk, rock, blues, gospel, hip hop, samba, afro-cuban, bassanova, jazz.

Felipe G. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Hi and thank you for looking at my profile! My name is Felipe and I am a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist who loves helping others learn how to play music and have fun while doing it. I began playing music in high school when I taught myself how to play drums and guitar by playing along with CD's of my favorite bands. Since then, I have played in many garage bands and have pursued an education in music, having received a Bachelor√ʬ¬Ä¬¬ôs Degree in Music from the University of North Texas in 2011, and a Master's Degree in Music from Texas State University in 2014, with both degrees having an emphasis in music theory.

My teaching style is very laid-back, yet can be very intense for students who are ready to get to the next level. I understand that all students, no matter what their age may be, are different, and try my hardest to make my lessons fit the student√ʬ¬Ä¬¬ôs individual style. I don't expect everyone to learn music my way, but try help to put music in terms that the student understands and feels comfortable with. I don't shout chords at the students and expect them to just know them like some other teachers do. I like to teach multiple versions of the same chords and work with the student to figure out which works best with them.

Christopher S. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acrylic Painting, Acting, Bongo, Calligraphy, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Filmmaking, Film Production, Graffiti, Hand Drums, Improv Acting, Music Performance, Painting, Percussion, Photography, Theater Acting, Watercolor Painting

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
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Neil D.

Boerne, TX
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Alfredo V.

San Antonio, TX
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Cristina H. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion

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

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

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

Subjects Taught

Drum

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...

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