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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Universal City

Fred K.

San Antonio, TX
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Andrew C.

San Antonio, TX
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Eric C.

San Antonio, TX
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Fred K. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Classical Piano, Composition, Logic Pro Software, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting

About Me

Hello Students/Parents,

My name is Fred, I am a graduate of Northwest Vista College (AA Music Technology) and Schreiner University (BA Music).

On piano I have studied with many fine pianists including Dr. Hsin Chan and Dr. Beth May of Northwest Vista college and Dr. Don Crandall, head of Schreiner University's music department. I have experience reading everything from pop charts to Bach. As such, I am comfortable helping students learn almost any style of music they are interested in.

On drums I have studied with John Godoy, principal timpanist of the Corpus Christi Orchestra and Don Gilbert the principal timpanist of Kerrville’s Symphony of the Hills orchestra. Additionally, I have played in ensembles ranging from rock bands to orchestras. My primary area of expertise on drum set is rock style playing but I am also comfortable teaching the basics of jazz.

On the music technology side of things I have experience with both recording and in the box production techniques, which is to say, making music with software on a computer. I got started with music production working on music of my own. Later I improved my skills by studying at Northwest Vista, acting as recording engineer for a small San Antonio music school, doing concert recordings for the Schreiner University concert band, and mixing albums for local bands.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will vary depending on student goals and skill level.

Beginner piano students will be introduced to reading music and fundamental piano techniques. We will study these topics by reading out of the Faber and Faber piano books. Which book we use will depend on the students age and skill level. Down the line students will eventually be introduced to scales and chords as well. If the student is interested we can also study basic music theory and chart reading at this point. Pop and jazz tunes are usually written out in chart form and knowing how to read them can be very helpful. I also give students the option of learning basic singing techniques. I feel that every serious musician should be able to sing at least a little and singing helps train the ears better than anything. The singing aspect in entirely optional though. In addition to the basic Faber and Faber books students will also be given stand alone pieces to perform once they are playing at a solid beginner level.

Students studying drums will be introduced to the different parts of the kit and taught progressively more difficult beats and fills. Students will learn to read music as well as drum charts. Once the student has some experience playing and reading they will learn how to write drum charts of their own. This will allow them to learn any song they want to play.

Students wanting to learn music production will need to contact me to discuss their specific goals and what equipment they have available. At that point we can put together individualized lesson plans that target the students specific goals. Broadly speaking, students will be learning how to use technology to create music of there own.

My preferred digital audio workstations are Ableton Live and REAPER. I am also comfortable with Logic and Pro Tools if that is the student's preference. Lessons on Sibelius are also an option if the student to prefers to notate their music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
This would depend on the type of lesson and location of the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
On piano I focus mostly on classical piano technique and playing. However, if a student wants to learn fake book style playing or how to play with a band I am also comfortable helping them with that.
On drum set I specialize mostly in rock style drumming. But with a decent book I would be comfortable teaching most drum set styles.

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.

Eric C. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

Acting, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Tuba

About Me

Eric is a Certified
Music Teacher in 75234

First off, thank you for your interest with TakeLessons as it is a great opportunity for students to experience the wonders of music and teachers to continue to pursue the education and be able to establish a strong connect with students.

A little background of myself. I am a recent college graduate from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education that was received on May 12, 2012. With experience in both the music and education departments, I have had field experiences at Hico Independent School District and Dublin Independent School District. I have achieved over 100 hours of tutoring and creating lesson plans of all levels before and during my student teaching internship. In addition, I have conducted the bands in the junior high and high school levels in several rehearsals and have made contributions and achieved goal-setting objectives with various band and school activities, as well as the UIL Concert and Sight Reading competition and other band festivities. As a graduate student from Tarleton State University, my performance experience includes managing a principal position and leadership with the ensembles provided by the Tarleton Music Department. Music is my passion and teaching is what I have grown to know and love the most in my life. It is my opportunity to emphasize my passion and to encourage students and parishioners the importance of music, performance, and a friendly classroom environment for any grade level in any classroom and setting.

In addition to my education field, I have had various performance experience with from the symphonic bands/wind ensembles, jazz bands/combos, marching bands, full orchestras, musicals (pit orchestra, and stage acting), choirs (full and men's choir), and trombone ensembles and recitals, I have also had experience with the Minister of Music position at the now-defunct Oasis Praise Center in Frisco, TX. Following my departure from the Oasis Praise Center, I am now a volunteer as a vocalist with the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church Choir. Various awards include TMEA All-Region, UIL State Solo & Ensemble, and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award.

Outside of the music field, I do work with children ages 3-11 at a local day care center as an after school program teacher and create lessons and activities as well as supervise and assist young children with their needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are very laid back and relaxed for the students to feel comfortable in my classroom environment. My lessons are very positive and straight forward for the student (and even parents) to understand. Each lesson would start off with an introduction (i.e. personal life, warm ups, etc.) followed by a review of the lesson before if our first lesson is being conducted, the lesson would be to identify strengths/weaknesses and work along with the student. I always check for understanding for myself to assess the student in what the student knows, wants to know, and what the student needs to learn. Each lesson will contain a small assignment (nothing too difficult or too long) for the student to practice on to perform mastery of the lesson for next time. For a closure, review everything that was lectured during the lesson and remind the student to prepare for next time. After 3 to 6 months, I would have the student up to the mastery level they are able to achieve to reach their goal.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I currently do not have a studio of my own.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Myself: Trombone, Piano/Electronic Keyboard, and recorder (for elementary use), sheet music, method books, pencil, and paper

Student: Their own native instrument and music (if assigned)

*** Specialties ***
Elementary: Kodaly method, Suzuki method

Secondary: Band, some choir, and some theater

Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX
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Neil D.

Boerne, TX
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Christopher D.

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 ***
Upstairs room. Two drum kits with seating for parents

*** 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 eight 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 23 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. Example: Compare instrument brands to cars: Would you start a young driver on a Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, let alone a Ferrari or Lamborghini just because you can afford it and you believe this will make them happy? No, novice musicians will bump, scratch, bang and even drop their instrument...better to start them off with a Chevy, Buick, Ford or maybe a Chrysler. Frequent practice builds skills and results in the desired tones people wish to hear; therefore, if one considers themselves to already be a decent musician, then if they are 'worth their salt' then they should be able to make any instrument sound great.

*** 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 I meet with students in the Practice Rooms in the Fine Arts Building at UTSA.

Christopher D. San Antonio, TX

Subjects Taught

ACT, ACT Reading, Algebra, Algebra 1, American Government, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bongo, Chess, Conga Drums, Drum, Earth Science, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Gaming, Geography, Hand Drums, History, Humanities, Literature, Marimba, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Percussion, Poker, Public Speaking, Reading, Social Studies, Sociology, Spelling, Steel Drums, Vocabulary, World History, Xylophone

About Me

I am currently a college student at the University of Texas at San Antonio working towards my Bachelor's degree. I have had an avid interest in teaching for several years, as I have been a private tutor for students in math, particularly with algebra. However, though I still am interested in teaching others math as needed, I feel the need to broaden the horizon and also teach subjects that I excel in as well. I am exceptionally knowledgeable in elements of English literature and spelling, playing percussion instruments, and can help students learn about any study of history as well.

*** Specialties ***
When it comes to percussion, I am especially able to teach conga drums, snare drums, and tenor drums.

With gaming, I particularly help those who need assistance with achievements/trophies for gaming consoles by providing comprehensive guides outlining the most effective way to get the achievement.

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