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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Universal City

Dale V.

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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Dale V. San Antonio, TX

About Me

The Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms - Gary Hess
Its About Time - Fred Dinkins

*** Lesson Details ***
I want YOUR DRIVE AND PASSION TO PLAY DRUMS to set the pace for our lessons. A motivated and aspiring player leaves endless possibilities behind the kit! Lessons will start with a nice, rudimental warmup to get those hands and muscles warm. We'll focus on playing technique, muscle memory, as well as the key rudiments played by marching drummers and drum set players worldwide. Once we're warm, we'll move to getting that full, solid sound out of the drum set. Focusing again on technique (behind the kit now) and basic patterns to work on getting a great sound. We'll finish up by playing/jamming to your songs of choice, or me playing an instrument (guitar) along with you. You'll leave the lesson eager to practice, learn, and grow as a drummer and musician. I will work with each student individually to set a goal to meet by the next week's lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic Drums, DW Drum set/practice pad, single drum pads/practice pads used.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the material/transcriptions and drumsticks (student should have own pair or purchase a pair soon after first 2 or 3 lessons)

*** Specialties ***
-hand technique
-practicing skills/organization
-help each person find their own feel and style that fits them and sounds good

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.


*** 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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Jim B.

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.

Jim B. San Antonio, TX

About Me

PERCUSSIONsmART! -- Complete Teaching on:

* Snare Drum / Drum Set
* Percussion / Marching Drums
* Timpani / Tympani
* Marimba / Mallet Keyboards
* Bells / Xylophone

30+ years experience; Master of Music (Percussion) - Florida State

Previous students accepted to America's finest music colleges.

Private Instructor / Proven Teacher


PERCUSSIONsmART! also offers comprehensive equipment rentals.

Teaching DRUMSET and ALL PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS -- Audition Preparation (School, YOSA, District, Regional, Area, State, UIL Solo, DCI and College/Conservatory)

Upper Beginner to Advanced // Specialized Instruction // Custom coaching and tutoring!

EXPERIENCE . . . VERSATILITY . . . FLEXIBILITY . . . Please compare what I offer against all the other instructors . . . PERCUSSIONsmART!

"Our son has learned quite a bit from Jim in just the few short months that he has been taking lessons . . . Jim is very thorough . . . He does not rush through the lessons. We have been very happy with him."

-- Donna G., San Antonio

"I have my son taking drum lessons his first time, and Mr. B. is been such an amazing teacher. He is very patient and smart. I do highly recommend him."

-- Gilda C., San Antonio

"Working with Jim B. was the best part of being a music major."

-- Trevor P., applied percussion student, Florida State University

"Dan L. is a student of mine . . . He's very talented, a quick study and music school bound! He's a member of the Classical Youth Symphony in Chicago. Your comments to him are just the kind of advice he needs! Many thanks."

-- David O., private instructor, Chicago

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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