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Evan W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Brechemin Scholarship from University of Washington
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Evan W.

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Professional teacher since 2008. Started with a snare drum in fourth grade and never stopped! Alumnus of University of Washington (BM, cum laude, Jazz Studies) + Roosevelt High School. I make sure to teach students what they are most interested in while also providing them with a strong musical foundation they can apply to any path.

About Evan

Hello, my name is Evan, and I’d love to teach you to play some drums! As a graduate of the University of Washington's acclaimed jazz program as well the prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, I am a professional drummer and teacher with an extensive and varied set of experiences. I began

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Jerker O.
Evan took extra time to check out some of my recordings before the lesson. Much appreciated, and it led to focusing on relevant stuff. Great first lesson!
Mason S.
He is amazing!!! My shy kiddo is feeling very confident about drumming now!!!
Drayden F.
Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!
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Aaron C.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
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Aaron C.

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We will develop solid time, technique, reading, and rudiments. To foster musicality we will focus on critical listening . We will focus on effective practicing to maximize our efforts. We will learn to apply rudiments and stickings around the drums for interesting and dynamic fills. We will play together to focus on listening and ensemble skills. We also have the ability to record our lessons for later review.

About Aaron

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. I

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Laura S.
Aaron is an exceptionally talented, outstanding teacher and person! My 16-year-old son has learned so much from Aaron online already and genuinely looks forward to lessons with him every week. We highly recommend Aaron! :)
Sarah
Highly recommend. I played flute in high school (15 years ago) and am new to keyboard as a hobby. He's attuned to my level of comprehension and has been helping me master skills at a good pace. Highly proficient musician and instructor; answers all my questions and demonstrates songs/skills as we go. Has an excellent Zoom setup using multiple views, which has made remote learning a breeze. Thanks Aaron!
Kelly P.
Aaron was great with my son who is just starting out with drums. He slowed down where my son needed more support and sped up when he was gaining skills quickly. The support with recordings of the lessons and practice plan for the week is fantastic and the multiple camera views during the lesson was really helpful when showing techniques.
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Orlando H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grammy award from The Grammys
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Orlando H.

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Weather you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, I am the teacher for you.
I’ll be your guide to the world of drums and percussion.

About Orlando

My name is Orlando Hernandez. I’ve been a professional drummer for 40 years. I’m a 3 time Grammy award winning drummer with countless more Grammy nominations. For many years now, Ive been touring with major jazz, rock and pop artist For over 20 years, I have been teaching students of all ag

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Amanda
Orlando truly has a passion and drive for music and it is evident throughout all of his lessons! I have learned many techniques and skills through his lessons. His dedication and love for music made it easy to learn! I definitely recommend taking lessons from him.
Mayra
Orlando is very professional and I can say that his knowledge and the love for music is very special. I learned a lot from him and all his techniques.
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Ryan B.

68 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ryan B.

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I teach acoustic and electronic drums for all levels. I teach drums on an Alesis Electronic kit

About Ryan

Summer is here! This is a perfect time to learn a new instrument! I provide personalized and affordable online lessons. Online lessons are convenient and effective! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abili

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Luke
My son is so excited and loved his first lesson with Ryan! Looking forward to next lesson! :)
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Jennifer P.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
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Jennifer P.

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Learn to play drums in the way that fits you! Beat making, rhythm keeping, fills, song and so much more. You will learn the basics of music theory as well as the fun little tricks that you love. There is a lesson plan to fit everyone from absolute beginner to rock star player that just wants to up their skills. Lets grow together.

About Jennifer

My name is Jen P. and I have an extensive amount of education and experience within the music industry. I attended Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. My experience includes touring, recording, teaching, writing, singing and playing various musical instruments.

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Yanelly S.
Jenn was a fantastic instructor! I had always wanted to learn an instrument and when I was gifted a ukulele I immediately started looking for a teacher. She was patient and kind with instruction. She gave me plenty of music sheet to practice our weekly songs which I could use as homework throughout the week. She also went over strengthening and dexterity exercises and fingerpicking exercises. I had to end our lesson due to schedule constraints at work but I know she also teaches guitar and I hope to work with her to learn this instrument in the future!
Kiko C.
Jennifer is awesome with my daughter.
Midi M.
Very patience. I picked up pretty quick than I expected.
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Carson G.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Carson G.

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I have been teaching on and off for 15 years. In addition to teaching experience, I have real-world music experience that comes from either being a drum tech or touring the world playing huge stages. Whether you just want a hobby to release stress, or you are looking to play on an advanced level, I can help you achieve what you are looking for.

About Carson

I am a drum teacher based in Hyattsville Maryland. I have studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world including Mike Mangini, Dom Famularo, Rod Morgenstein, and Dave DiCenso. I went to Berklee College of Music, and afterward, I played major festivals around the world. After my band broke

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"Wonderful with a young beginning drummer! Patient, friendly, fun and great with answering questions."
Logan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My daughter is a new student for drums although she has experience with other instruments. She really seems to be learning a lot with Paul."
Jill
Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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"Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!"
Drayden
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try."
Hope C.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Mike took the time to introduce himself prior to the lesson and learnt things about my son (8 years old) that made him feel comfortable and at ease when they met. He was very well prepared and encouraging. Fantastic first lesson."
Linden
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Our son looks forward to lessons with Steve!

Steve is a great drum teacher! He has been working with my son for almost a year. He is very patient and has a nice sense of humor (which is necessary when training kids).

He conducts a review with my son at the start of each session and offers words of encouragement throughout. After the lesson is over, Steve always confers with me and objectively reviews the lesson's achievements, parts to work on, and goals for next week. Our family recommends him for young and adult students!"
EJ
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Started 2 times a week classes with Dor a month ago and it has been a great experience so far! I never played drums before and he has a lot of patience.

Amazing teacher!"
Pedro
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"He is very patient and positive."
Ryder
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Not only do we love the convenience of online lessons, but we also love our instructor, Blake! Besides his patience and enthusiasm for my 9yo son, who is learning to play the drums with Blake, his communication and flexibility are second to none, which is very important to this busy homeschooling mom. I wondered how effective online lessons would be, and it's been fabulous. Blake and my son hook up with Skype, so they can see each other, talk and form a relationship, making the instructions all the more effective. I highly recommend takelessons.com and of course, Blake. :)"
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Blake C.
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"Great teacher..recommend him highly"
Jake
Took Drum lessons from Thomas V.
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