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Tracy D.

Edmond, OK

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in the OKC district. I have recorded in the studio also, and I enjoy doing a bit of my own production. Rocking on stage is my favorite activity! I can teach you how to be an integral part of a band and play along to your favorites. I enjoy bringing out the best in a student and teaching to his/her s
trengths. Let's run!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very easygoing and patient teacher. I fully understand that the drum set requires a high level of coordination, and I am mindful of this while working with students. I will begin with proper grip and stroke technique as well as the use of a metronome. I will teach the student to read rhythms and drum set notation. I know how to isolate difficult patterns, break them down into understandable parts, and reintegrate them into a piece. I like to use the music that a student enjoys to relate to the written music. I have found YouTube to be an indispensable tool for this, and my students have responded very well. I will work on snare drum technique as well, because it is the primary voice on the set, and the touch and nuance required to play it well relate to the set as well. I will tailor my instruction to suit the student's learning style and preferences. I want to make the learning fun, so I will help the student quickly gain the basic skills to play along with their favorite bands. This promotes musicality as well as solid time. It will also aid in transcription, which will come with development and is a valuable tool. I will use this in tandem with technique-building exercises to form a well rounded musician. I believe that a student should have a familiarity with his/her instrument, so we will also go over the anatomy and tuning of the set. Above all, music should be fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ drum set, hand drums, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a practice pad, snare drum, and sticks. If a student wishes to have drum set lessons in his/her home, that instrument should be there.
**Please note** I do have a drum set in my home.

*** Specialties ***
For the drum set, I am the most experienced in rock, country, and bluegrass styles. I am comfortable with both Stevens and Burton grips for mallet instruments.

1. *** See my article on drum set tips! ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-read-drum-sheet-music
2. ***See my article about the benefits of learning drums as an adult.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-to-drum-as-an-adult
3. *** See my article on Efficient Practice Methods. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-practice-drums-z07
4. *** See my article on Coordination Exercises. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/hand-eye-coordination-exercises-for-drummers-z07
5. *** See my article on Snare Drum Basics. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/5-exercises-to-master-snare-drum-basics-z07
6. *** See my Gear Guide article on drum sticks. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/which-drum-sticks-are-the-best-z07
7. *** See my Gear Guide article on Drum Sets. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/best-drum-set-brands-z07
8. *** See my Gear Guide article on cymbals. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-cymbals-z07
9. ***See my article about different grips.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-hold-drum-sticks-z07
10. **See my article about drum apps. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/apps-for-drummers-z07
11. **See my article about drum thrones. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-thrones-gear-for-drummers-z07
12. **See my article about nailing performances.**
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-performance-tips-z07
13. ***See my article about rudiments.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/7-essential-drum-rudiments-z07
14. ***See my article about tuning your drums.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-tuning-z07
15. ***See my article about reading drum charts/tabs.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-charts-for-beginners-z07
16. ***See my article about different types of sticks/effects.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/types-of-drum-sticks-z07#comment-910418
17. ***See my article about Bass Drum Technique.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/bass-drum-technique-z07
18. ***See my article on Snare Drum Technique.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-snare-drum-z07
19. ***See my article on Fills.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-fills-z07
20.*** See my article on Different Drum Types.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/guide_to_different_types_of_drums_z07

Recording Credits: "The Mary Rose" and "Normandie" from the album, Demos and Premiers, by Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham
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Gayla A. September 12, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
She is the best!
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Gayla A. September 12, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
She is the best!
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Alana R. July 6, 2016
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Very patient with my daughter and excellent teacher we are so happy to have found her.
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Tracy D.

Tracy D.

Edmond, OK 73003
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Kendra C.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Kendra

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic upright piano, music stands and metronome

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I have been teaching piano lessons for about 20 years. I am able to teach beginning method, classical, and pop, as well as chording, improvisation, and ear training. I studied classically through high school and college, and also have over 20 years of experience playing in and leading church music teams. I have experience with pop-rock, pop, and easy listening styles of music using methods of chording and improvi
sation. I also have recorded a CD.
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Logan G. February 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kendra is very nice and a great teacher.
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Sandra T. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Best piano teacher in OKC. Great with children!
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Mercy H. December 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She's great. I've learned a lot and it's nice to be able to learn different types of music.
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Kendra C.

Kendra C.

Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(7)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Chris W.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Chris

I have been instructing students of all ages since graduating from college. Having performed professionally in jazz combos, big bands, rock and funk bands, and as a soloist, I am well-versed in all styles of music. I was also a graduate assistant in the area of solfege and ear training while studying jazz trumpet performance at Cleveland State University and Florida State University. I am currently the brass instructor and Head of Music at the Long Lake Camp for the Arts. I have also been a lead trumpet player for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

I understand that not all students are planning
to become professional musicians. It is my belief that it is my job as a music teacher to provide the student with the opportunity to progress to the level they want and the tools needed to do so. I provide the vital information needed to make significant improvements and then it is up to the student to master this information. Lessons not only teach music but also valuable lessons like time management and work ethic which will help in other areas of their life.

*** Lesson Details ***
My experience in drum and bugle corps has given me an appreciation for the fundamentals of brass playing: breathing, mouthpiece buzzing, long tones, flexibility, and articulation. I incorporate different exercises from popular method books like Arban and Clarke as well as my own method book, 101 Lip Slurs, that address these fundamentals. I also teach standard repertoire that every student should learn and other pieces just for fun. Each lesson is customized based on the students opportunities and goals. Over the years I have created my own method which includes studies from Arban, Schlossberg, Clarke, Cichowicz, and other popular brass methods. I teach each student differently, but relay the same concepts. I cover what I believe are the most valuable steps in brass playing and address each opportunity of the student. I give truly custom tailored lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Along with the trumpet, I use a stereo system to play high quality recordings for students. I also use the piano as a teaching tool and to accompany students.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to students homes to teach, I will bring my instrument along with an iPad and other forms of media to teach with.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz and classical trumpet and trombone performance.
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Chris W.

Chris W.

Oklahoma City, OK 73107
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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James H.

Edmond, OK

About James

From the age of 7, I studied with the legendary Ernestine Scott, who taught at Oklahoma City University for 40 years. I began teaching my own students in high school. When I was 18, I was piano soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. At age 21, I won the Clara Wells National Piano Competition, judged by the famed Jorge Bolet.

Now, at the age of a grandfather, I still love teaching music to students of any age. If you or your child wants to enjoy playing the piano, give me a call…I look forward to speaking with you.
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Allen E. June 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excited to be learnings from James!
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Jamie H. March 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
James is a wonderful teacher. He's very professional, very knowledgeable, very encouraging. Especially he transferred theory learning into fun games, makes even the most "boring" part of piano study so enjoyable!
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Rodney P. January 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I enjoyed my time with James and have no negative feedback at all; he kept the lessons moving, had new material when needed and went at my pace. I would recommend James highly; 5 stars
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James H.

James H.

Edmond, OK 73012
(4)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Hsin Hua W.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Hsin Hua

Hello,
I am Hsin Hua. I am from Taiwan.
I have Bachelor and Master degree of piano performance from Oklahoma City University.
If you are interested in playing piano, I can help you to learn and improve your piano skill.
Thank you!
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Gloria August 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Great experience. Pleasant and friendly interaction. My boy said that he likes her teaching in piano.
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Hsin Hua W.

Hsin Hua W.

Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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