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Popular Drum Teachers Near West Chester

David A.

Cincinnati, OH
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David P.

Cincinnati, OH
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Sheldon D.

Florence, KY
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David A. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

I am a student at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. I am studying Music Performance: Jazz Studies (drum set). I have been playing drums my whole life and I have been playing professionally since age 16.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am interested in making an individualized approach for each student, depending on the level of your ability. For beginner students we will be learning the essentials of reading music and learning about the drums. For more experienced students we will work on independence, reading, and session style playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach lessons out of the Jazz Studies department at CCM. I have a room with 2 drum sets and sound equipment. For easy access to the lesson, park in the CCM Garage and go to level P1. Enter through the doors that say Mary Emery Hall and turn right. Room 1421

*** Specialties ***
Drumset - All Styles

David P. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

About Me

David P. began formal training with St. Elizabeth‚¬Ä¬ôs church organist on piano at age eight.¬† His older brothers and sisters taught him how to play guitar at home, and at school he was a featured vocal soloist at concert performances.¬† During his high school years, he began playing drums and singing at shows around the greater Cincinnati area.¬† While attending Xavier University, David continued to play in several groups.¬† He performed with the Xavier University Choir for four years under the direction of conductor and music department chair Helmut Roerig.¬† David performed with the Xavier University Percussion Ensemble and studied drums with John Gardner of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years.¬† He studied voice with Harriet Beebe and piano with Rebecca Slater among others for four year also.¬† While studying electronic music at Xavier, David began teaching classes with professor James Hart.¬† Today, professor Hart and David are co-composers at Ambient Studios.¬† David has written countless compositions heard across the globe on networks such as Lifetime, MTV and VH-1.¬† He is the head of Ambient Studios and Ambient Studios Music Academy.¬† David has taught at Midwest Music, Queen City Music, Take Lessons, Willis Music, Music Makers, Norwood High School, and Roger Bacon High School.¬†

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn to read music literature, play songs, and have fun!  I am an easy-going instructor, while at the same time, I still want to challenge students so they can excel at their instrument.  Most students really look forward to their lessons all week. For drums, students will learn rhythm, rudiments, beats, and fills.  I use a couple of Rick Latham's drum workbooks, and a couple of Ted Reed's workbooks among others.  For beginner's I have eighteen lessons I've designed to get started.  For piano, students will learn keys on the piano, chords, scales, key signatures, grand staff, read music and play songs of all styles, including classical, pop, jazz, folk, gospel, indie, and traditional.  There are children and adult beginners and intermediate workbooks that will be referred to students.  I also have a lot of material I like to use that I've designed.  For voice, students will learn scales, keys, breathing techniques, delivery, and diction.  Breath is the most important tool for proper pitch and vocal strength.  Students are encouraged to play an instrument to help with voice lessons, but this is not necessary.  For guitar, students will learn notes on the guitar, chords, scales, key signatures, read music and play songs, including, pop, rock, indie, jazz, folk, and traditional.  Students can learn to play their favorite songs.  I accept students from beginner to intermediate experience on guitar.  For music theory, students will learn intervals, chords, scales, key signatures, harmony, composition, and figured bass.  Students are encouraged to learn music theory using a piano, but another instrument may be used as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are held at Ambient Studios, a professional commercial recording studio where famous legends like Bootsy Collins have recorded.  Here, students are able to record their own performances, and perfect their craft.  Available instruments are a Roland V-drum set, a Mapex acoustic drum set, a Studiologic 88-key grand piano, Fender, Yamaha, Gibson, and Martin guitars, and state-of-the-art pre-amps and microphones.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical, pop, rock, and gospel. For voice I specialize in pop, rock, classical, broadway, and gospel. For guitar I specialize in pop, rock, and folk.

Sheldon D. Florence, KY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I have 40 years of experience in drum performance and teaching. I have a degree in Music Education and Percussion Performance. I have had the opportunity to play all styles of music including marching band, Jazz band, country, rock, jazz styles,and symphonic generes. I have a passion for music and playing. I am a performance based person which in a sense after working hard you want to be able to measure and have fun with your craft. I provide a safe and fun enviroment of teaching. I am bringing a fresh and new approach to teaching drums in the Cincinnati area. While in the Kansas City Area I have shared the stage with Many Musicians and speakers, such as Tony Evans, The Association, Billy Cobham, First Baptist Church of Raytown. I have also done recordings and Musicals involving East Side Baptist Church, Theater at Vis and local school districts. I have studied under Charmaine Asher-Wiley, Dr. Dennis Rogers, and Dr. Mike Sekelsky.

*** Lesson Details ***
You may expect a great learning atmosphere and having some fun at the same time I use a variety of books and lessons to determine the level and playing style of each student. I feel the ability to read music is essential to the learning process although it is sometimes a benefit to learn by ear which I also have the means to do. I lead by example so that a student may be able to hear the detailed sound that a percussionist can aim for. Everyone learns at a different pace or ability so it is important to the student with proper guidance to feel comfortable and encouraged.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upstairs room w/ drum set, sound system, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Any percussion equipment, drum set and snare drum

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock any style

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