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April M.

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Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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April M.

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I am a unique teacher because I have an emphasis on rock music! I have played in bands of various musical styles before so I have a well-rounded experience in various rock genres. I am open to providing lessons in a variety of ways as well. I can teach online, at my house, or at your house. I’m very inclusive and I will teach people of all ages and experience levels and as a transgender woman myself, I am very accepting of people of all genders.

My focus on my lessons is to meet you where you’re at in terms of skill and what you want to learn whether that be covers of other songs or music theory or how to write your own music.

About April

I’m a punk rock girl with a strong desire to teach others my fantastic drumming skills!! I am a transgender female so I am very inclusive to teaching LGBTQ folks! My philosophy with my drum lessons is to meet my students where they are at and to let my students guide the direction that we go in wi

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Kerry K.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded $1,000 from Wright State University
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Kerry K.

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I've been teaching Drums since 2004 and recently started back January 2013. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play all rudiments and as time goes on you'll be able to play in bands and in JH and HS bands. I typically use the Haskell Harr, and now include Alfred's Drum Method book for Snare; Tommy Igo for drum-set. His posters from Vic Firth are great resources (which I send out to new students). I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

Online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University to

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
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Matthew H.

149 Reviews
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Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
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Matthew H.

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Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

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Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Leslie
My experience with Matt teaching me the in's and out's of word-press is more than I could ever have imagined. I am not sure if I would be as far along in setting up my business if not for his teaching style. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Jackie
Everything really well explained
Drew
Matt is an amazing teacher
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Angie F.

1 Review
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Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2021
  • High School Diploma from Antioch Community High School
  • Teaches Beginner
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Angie F.

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Hi. I'm Angie.

I like to create a relaxed atmosphere that is free of judgement. You set your goals and I'll help get you there. I am flexible in my teaching style. Whether you want to learn all 40 rudiments, or you want to learn to play along to your favorite songs, we can progress at your pace and preference.

I've been playing drums in bands for 3 years. As a late-starter, I encourage students to start at any age. I am confident in teaching beginners, when you outgrow me, I'll happily send you on to a more experienced teacher. I can help cultivate your appreciation and passion for drums as well as improve your technique and music theory knowledge.

About Angie

Hi. I'm Angie, the singing drummer. I want to help you uncover the funky drummer that lives inside you. I play in a band and I help my bandmate build effect pedals in my spare time. I even use pedals with my drums and can share what I've learned about that. I am a patient person who loves working w

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Francesca
Angie is smart, kind and supportive! I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up with her for lessons. Angie is fantastic at sharing her knowledge and minimizing her ego, which is the ideal combo in teaching!
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Willis E.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Drum Set Performance and Music Business from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Willis E.

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I strive above all else to inspire my students. Work ceases to be a burden when I am learning something that inspires me; it instead becomes a joy to engage in the process. Teachers are channels of inspiration between what is being learned and the person who is learning it. In my own teaching, I aim to inspire the same joy in my students that I discovered when I first began studying percussion.

About Willis

I studied drum set at Berklee College of Music, and graduated in 2018 with a double-major in Drum Set Performance and Music Business. My passion for music and drumming began over 16 years ago and I have been teaching professionally for the last decade. I enjoy sharing the knowledge and love I have f

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M. Artavia
My 5yo son began playing the drums during the pandemic with Willis as his instructor. It's been wonderful to see him learn how to read and play music in such a short time. Willis has both the passion and patience to make it work remotely. If you're thinking about it for your kids, I would encourage you to take the leap!
Bill
Will has an ability to very quickly adapt to the level of his student and tries (successfully) to find ways to make an immediate impact regardless of skill level. He has definitely done that with me. He very clearly has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to teach both novice and experienced drummers alike. He also has a calm and patient demeanor that makes him very easy to be around. After just a few lessons (and some homework!) he has given me the confidence to continue pursuing my dream of being a drummer!
Ruth
I took lessons from Willis for a year online via zoom. He was a wonderful teacher- supportive, knowledgeable, and very encouraging. I’m an adult beginner- 53 years old- and it’s a challenge to try something new and be willing to mess up in front of another person. But Willis made it easy. He knew when to push me to try a new skill, and when to go slow and remind me of all I’d already accomplished. He has a very positive and approachable teaching style. I highly recommend him to anyone as a drum teacher!
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Dan A.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Kent State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dan A.

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On snare drum, you will learn rhythm and rudiments and have fun playing duets!

About Dan

Teaching someone to learn a musical instrument is my passion! I love watching a person learn and being a part of the process.I am a retired band director with thirty-two years of experience. Many of my former students have gone on to great careers, including a band director in Texas, district manage

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Sally
I highly recommend Dan Arnold as a music 🎶 instructor with 35 years of experience . Teaches in-depth skills ,theory and techniques. Very supportive of his students and encouraging. Understands all band instruments and how they work. Also teaches Piano.
Case W.
Dan was wonderful with my son. Very nice experience. Thank you.
Elly
Mr. A. has a talent for teaching that makes it a privilege to be one of his students. Our son has been thoroughly enjoying the time under his tutelage, and continues to do so via video while in-house is not an option. The trumpet lessons have included trumpet technique, musical notation and reading, ear training, trumpet hygiene, and instrument care.
Mr. A. is a respectful, punctual, and precise teacher who inspires students to reach their potential.

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"Great teacher for our 8 year old!

Matt has taught our 8 yr old for about 8 months and he has learned so much! Though our son is a bit shy, Matt has been very patient, positive, and makes his lessons fun. He lets him know it's ok to make mistakes too which is very comforting to him. He is now able to play with his older brother who plays guitar. Matt worked with them together to teach them a song for their school variety show and they are so excited! He is friendly, always on time, and very passionate about teaching. He explains things clearly and gives him a few beats to work on before the next lesson. He loves drumming now:) We highly recommend him."
Conahey
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Love the way David breaks down skill development. I feel like I'm making great progress and I enjoy the lessons provided."
Tim
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"I took lessons from Ray for about 4 months because I wanted to take my drumming skills to the next level. Ray's teaching method is unique and effective. It's simple as that!. After 2 lessons my band mates started noticing better chops, more control on the drum set (as far as dynamics) and tasteful fills. My hand/foot coordination has improved radically thanks to those exercises customized and developed by Ray that target the weak areas. At my first lesson, Ray and I discussed my short but demanding list of concepts that I wanted to work. He was able to understand all my concerns in a heartbeat and put together a teaching plan that covered more than what I was expecting. Needless to say that Ray is a humble person and a great drummer ( I stole a of of licks from him!). The studio is very neat and organized. It has technology and equipment that as a student you can use for free. Another advantage is that Ray's studio has two drum sets so the theory and the actual practice happen in real time. Also, the studio location is very convenience. If you are a drummer looking for effective drum lessons, any style, any level don't hesitate to contact Ray. You won't regret it!. He is an A+ drum instructor."
Marcelo a.k.a Matx The Drummer
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Bottom line: I enthusiastically recommend Mike for virtual drum lessons…esp. if you’re not convinced that virtual music lessons are effective /worth it – Mike’s style is perfect for online lessons.

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About me: adult student, drummed throughout high school (band and private instruction for a few years), but was always more interested in the kit than taking the time to really learn rudiments and develop my hands. Now, with limited space in my home and the pandemic making everything virtual, I thought it was a good time get back into it and give virtual music lessons a shot. I wanted to find a teacher comfortable with focusing on / teaching this discipline. After some research, I found Mike, whom I took ~ 20 lessons with. Though I was initially a bit skeptical of online music lessons (had taken in-person lessons as a kid, before online lessons were even possible), I quickly realized that learning and development was not only possible, but probable with Mike as my teacher (and my willingness to practice regularly).

Mike’s professionalism shows in multiple ways, including his drumming proficiency (of course) and knowledge, overall instruction and communication style, punctuality, and the professional setup / studio that he works out of. He also has a great attitude toward his students’ progression, and an impressive knowledge of drum education (especially), professional drummers, and music and recordings. We had a lot of very enjoyable and insightful conversations re: the techniques of different drummers. I realize that is something that may be harder with younger students, but it’s a nice bonus when you can (if you want) have an actual conversation with your instructor (vs. one way instructional-based communication). He also gave me a ton of recommendations for music and/or instructional resources to check out (which is important for musical growth). I was also able to “bounce” a number of equipment / brand related questions off of him.

Re: the actual instruction - over the course of several months, we reviewed a number of sticking / rudiment exercises that definitely helped to develop my hands, esp. my double stroke roll. To introduce these exercises, he shared them on his screen and reviewed them (including playing them). He’d then email them. He also gave me a rudimentary-based piece to work toward. That was cool because it brought all the lessons together.

To summarize, I learned quite a few things and definitely developed my hands (and can play some things now that I couldn’t play in high school). I had to stop b/c of some major schedule changes that are significantly restricting my free time, but I definitely plan on resuming once my schedule returns to normal.

Like anything, you’ll get the greatest reward (and value for your money) if you take the lessons seriously and practice regularly."
Barry
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I am an intermediate drummer. Lessons with Ryan have been awesome. He is easy going, laid back but keeps you totally engaged. He is well versed in many instruments and music theory. I'm always looking forward to mynext lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone."
Phil
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Murray is great instructor implementing the lesson along with fun... Couldn't aak for a better learning situation, benefiting from a top shelf craft. His teaching style is awesome..."
Tony
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I was a little skeptical with my son, who is six years old,to start taking drum lessons because I thought he was too young. Well, it turns out that he is not and I am thankful that David is his teacher because he is awesome with him. He is very kind and patient. My son is learning a lot! I am very happy."
John
Took Drum lessons from David E.
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"Thank you John, when I started last year I wasn't sure I could ever do this, but I am and so stoked -5 star teacher no doubt!"
Sam
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Ray is my favorite music teacher I have ever had! He is extremely patient and just wants his students to love the drums. He always makes the lessons interesting and caters to what the students want. He is very encouraging and knows how to teach in a supportive matter. I have learned so much from Ray and would recommend him to any student!"
Carina
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"It was great! Looking forward to more sessions! Mr. Murray is talented and patient"
Jouslyn & Justin
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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