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About Tracy D.

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Edmond, OK
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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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Cab B. November 28, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Tracy was very welcoming and patient! She asked music my son liked to increase interest and took the lesson from there!
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Gayla A. September 12, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
She is the best!
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Gayla A. September 12, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
She is the best!
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Tracy D.

Tracy D.

Edmond, OK 73003
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About Chris W.

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Oklahoma City, OK

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About Chris
Hi, there! My name is Chris and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students prepare for auditions, learn the fundamentals of brass playing, and grow as musicians. I went to Mercyhurst University and earned a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Music Education in 2009. I'm a passionate and determined person and my teaching style is goal oriented, encouraging, and personalized. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Kyle S. January 24, 2017
Verified Student · Trumpet · Online
Awesome first lesson! My son is so excited for the second!

Thanks,
Chris
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Sarah L. November 14, 2016
Verified Student · Trumpet · Online
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Celine November 2, 2016
· Trumpet · Online
Chris is an amazing teacher and musician. I have had online trumpet lessons with him and it really helped me become better with techniques I didn't really learn about with other teachers. I would really recommend him as a musical instrument teacher, if it's for both beginners or advanced players.
Thank you for your help Chris.
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Chris W.

Chris W.

Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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About Nathan K.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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About Nathan
I am a singer/songwriter with a Grammy Award Winning producer who has started many bands in different genres over the years. I cater lessons to the individual and what they are looking to get out of them. I have over a decade of experience in performing and teaching professionally.

My solo album, It's Not Enough is playing on over 203 FM radio stations, 112 college radio stations, and 57 Independent radio stations across the US and Canada. It has received 23 synch and master licenses for use on the following TV shows:

-Fox
-MTV
-The Discovery Channel Network
-NFL Network and NFL
Films
-ESPN Network, and Stadium use for college games
-E!
-Rob Dydreks: Ridiculousnous (MTV)
-Keeping up with the Kardashians (E!)
-The Real World, Road Rules, and RW/RR Challenge (MTV)
-Fox Sports Network (FSN), also stadium use for College Games
-Nascar: Broadcasts and Events
-Best Ink
-Bad Girls, and BG All Star Battle
-Take (Kardashians)
-The Ruckers
-Total Divas
-Rob Dydreks: Nitro Circus (MTV)
-Love Games
-Lookbook
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Katrina M. September 18, 2015
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
He's a really a really good teacher. If your new to the website, I promise you can trust it and this teacher. They are very professional, you have nothing to be scared of.
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Nathan K.

Nathan K.

Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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$40 / 30-min

About Kaitlynn M.

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Oklahoma City, OK

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About Kaitlynn
Hello students! I am so excited you are considering starting the violin or interested in continuing your studies! I am a recent graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA; there I got my bachelors in both music and Spanish. At Cornell I participated in symphonic orchestra all four years and was in the top 3 chairs of the first violin section. I also have experience with chamber music including playing in a string quartet that toured the Iowa area. I am a Denver native that just moved to the area and am trying to build my studio. In Colorado I taught private and group lessons with students
of all ages and beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Although I am classically trained, I also have played/ taught rock, bluegrass, fiddle and "pop" music. If you take lessons with me, we will address what specific skills you would like to learn/ improve, while polishing things like technique and positioning. I would love to get in touch with you and help you achieve your own music goals!
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Rebekah October 27, 2016
· Violin ·
Kaitlynn is a fantastic violin instructor! She has 10+ years experience and is an expert with technique. She meets students at their level and empowers them to not just read and play the music, but feel the music.
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Anna October 26, 2016
· Violin ·
Kaitlynn is beyond amazing!! She is patient with her students and really takes the time to pass on her knowledge. She's a fantastic volinist and it truly shows in her teaching.
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RaeAnna October 26, 2016
· Violin · In home
She is an absolute delight with the most patient of personalities. Incredibly knowledgeable, she is more than competent to teach any age group. Her warmth lends itself so well to children encouraging them to be fabulous little musicians.
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Kaitlynn M.

Kaitlynn M.

Oklahoma City, OK 73110
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About Brent S.

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Edmond, OK
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About Brent
I've been an independent guitar teacher since 2006. I've also spent the last 7 years as a student minister and worship leader throughout Arkansas and East Texas, and now I teach out of the Rosenbalm Academy of Music in Edmond, OK.

I've taught guitar to early learners, middle/high schoolers, and adults. I believe that each student brings something unique to the table, and I strive to creatively challenge students, teach the fundamentals of music theory, and demonstrate how to use their music to bless others.
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Jaime February 13, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Brent was a great fit for guitar lessons for my 14-yr old son. He was knowledgeable and fun and challenged him to improve. I think my son really benefited from the music theory Brent taught. We were sad when he moved!
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Brent S.

Brent S.

Edmond, OK 73013
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$30 / 45-min

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