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RasTaylor W.

11 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Composition from Glendale Community College
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RasTaylor W.

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About RasTaylor

20 years in Music. Taylor has created a proven method of practice guaranteed to keep the student on their finger tips! All skill levels are welcome: beginner intermediate advanced. All Styles, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Rock, Reggae,

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Loira S.
thank you for your patience and for being able to discover my singing voice
Allison
Taylor is a gifted musician and an excellent instructor. And very patient. I look forward to my lessons with him each week.
Adam T.
Ras is very patient and methodical which is perfect and necessary for learning flamenco guitar.
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Al P.

19 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Awarded Gold Sales Award 500,000+ from RIAA
  • Teaching since 1984
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Al P.

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Through my work with the M Gray Music Academy (Macy Gray) and my tenure at the Hollywood School of Rock as teacher and Show Director, I have developed successful programs for students ranging in age from 5 years old and beyond. I have mentored numerous young musical groups in beneficial rehearsal techniques, live performance and basically all the things you need to know about being in a band that wants to be great!

As we explore the exciting world of music, guitars, drums and percussion, we will cover all aspects of music theory, music history and ear training through video, audio and text examples.

Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to fully understand musical concepts and have the ability to play for recreation or at a professional level.

You won't need any books to start but I do suggest a small 3 ring binder for notes, literature, weekly hand outs and homework .

For drum students: we will start by evaluating your current level of ability and ...

About Al

Updated: 11-23-2015 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000

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Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
Steve M.
I am really lucky to have found Al. I am just learning my instrument as an adult and have tried three different teachers (as well as self-managed lessons) before Al. Why I am enjoying my lessons with Al so much is because he brings energy to the session, he encourages questions, he's ready (even excited) to dig deeper into the why of what I'm learning. He challenges you to get the basics and get them right, but he's also willing to indulge in a student's curiosity and let me take the lesson where I want to do as well. All this means I am developing a lot faster than I did when I tried to learn on my own. I'd highly recommend giving Al a try.
David L.
My son enjoyed the first lesson! He is very excited about future lessons and can't wait to mature musically. Al is very easy to talk to and understands what motivates kids.
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Kierstyn S.

5 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music (Composition) from Arizona State University
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Kierstyn S.

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Students will start by learning basic patterns and fills that can be applied to many songs of their choosing. More advanced students will learn bass drum independence and advanced foot techniques.

About Kierstyn

Kierstyn St. John is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who possesses a repertoire of more than 1,000 memorized songs in every genre from classical to jazz to contemporary/pop. She has played piano for twenty one years, and has been extensively classically and jazz trained, studying eve

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Peter
Kierstyn is very knowledgeable and very easy to understand and work with.
Jacob
Very well trained piano teacher. Was able to teach the kids in a meaningful way that hooked them on learning the piano.
Jacob
Kierstyn had the incredibly unique ability to teach me every single song I wanted to learn while still teaching a range of classical, jazz, and pop fundamentals all along the way. I couldn't recommend her more.

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James R.

107 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Private Lessons from Private lessons from teachers whom they them self were trained Musicians. You won't necessarily know their Names because in this Business it has a Lot to do with word of mouth, when it comes to teachers. Here are some of the people I studied with, Fortune Petri, Tony Scarpa (Guitar Lessons) Bill Riley, Kathy Schwartman (Vocal Lessons) Bob Ross (Music Theory) Lou Stallman (Songwriting Lessons) Big Noize Sound, RC Audio (Engineering, Live Sound, Mixing) Pulse Stage Lighting (Lighting Tech)
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James R.

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Develop Stick Control, & the skills it requires to have the coordination it takes to Play the Drums.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience a

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Farreen
Great at making sure you understand the basics of music theory before proceeding to the instrument itself. Helping me become a more confident and smarter musician.
Francine D.
I've taken lessons before and have always become disappointed because there was never any structure to the lessons and theory was treated as secondary. I wanted to really delve into theory because that is the knowledge needed to have no limits. Finally, I found Jimmy. He is a true teacher. Jimmy makes sure he teaches you the theory behind what you are doing. I have been playing for over ten years and was not progressing. After just a few lessons with him, I am starting to truly see the fretboard. I am finally excited again!
Claire
Great at explaining music for beginners in a way that is simple, fun and efficient!
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Kevin C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Was featured on the cover of Drums Etc Magazine, have written four technique articles in Modern Drummer Magazine, taught four clinics at Musicians Institute in LA, and Five master classes at Guitar Centers in Los Angeles Also I have a jazz record playing world wide on the radio featuring my drumming and compositions!

About Kevin

Have jazz record playing all over the world featuring my drumming and original compositions. Been featured on the cover of Drums Etc magazine, and have four articles in Modern Drummer magazine on the Spivack/Wilson Technique. Have performed multiple Master Class Clinics in both Guitar Centers in

Jerry J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Creole, Creole
  • Bachelor of Music from Florida International University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jerry J.

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Beginning students will begin studying from the book "Progressive Drum Grooves" by Craig Lauritsen which he/she will be required to have each lesson.

Although instructor will have drumsticks, brushes etc. students should carry them along for every lesson.

A drum set or practice pad will be a very crucial part in seeing growth from our lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
(1st Kit)
Standard sized 5 piece Mapex Drum Set with cymbals.

(2nd Kit) "ideal for young children"
Fusion sized Mapex drum set with cymbals. 18" bass drum

The lesson room also has a PA system for CD/MP3 player capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide practice pad if needed. If student is learning the drum set they will need to supply for in-home lessons.

About Jerry

Hello, my name is Jerry and I've been teaching drums for over eight years! I teach various styles of music so whether you're interested in classical theory studies or like would play by ear I am able to teach new ideas and help develop a practice routine to meet your specific needs! In no time, you

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Derick A.
Jerry is great!
Jon
Jerry is a great instructor, highly recommend taking lessons with him!
Shanice C.
Very nice person and a good teacher

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Phoenix, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Phoenix is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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"He’s an excellent teacher
No additional explanation is needed, just superb👍"
Sonya Przysucha
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I thought he was awesome! I told him what I wanted out of learning how to play the drums and I even brought in a CD to show him a song I desperately wanted to learn. After lessons with him and never playing the drums before that I was playing my favorite songs pretty confidently!"
Lee
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Mike is an amazing teacher and all around person.

Mike is an awesome drum teacher. I have been taking lessons from him for a couple months now and he has made me able to do much more than I expected. He is very organized with an endless amount of different worksheets and charts to work on that challenge you just enough. He is a nice person and is fun to be around, I wouldn't take drum lessons from anyone other than mike."
Daxton
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)"
Fred
Took Drum lessons from Alexa B.
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"If you have been looking for a great drum teacher, Michael is your last stop! He has the ability to communicate with the students and parents and make drumming fun. His students response to him very well and enjoy going to weekly lesson.
My son started with Michael when he entered 6th grade and is now a Junior playing for Marina HS Marching Band, Drum line, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band.
If you have the time and sit in a lesson with your children, you will soon realize that your money is well spent...not a wasted minute in that 1/2 hour lesson."
Ha
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Very knowledgeable and friendly. I was surprised at how far I got for the first lesson. Inspired me to practice and give it a go."
Robert Nichols
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"My son Brandon was very exited right after the very first lesson with Tom
Tom is a great teacher he is really good at what he does he teaches in a way that clicks very fast and at the same time he makes it real fun
Studio is great nice drums and really nice environment
I would recommend Tom to any parent out there!!!!!!!!!!!"
Thomas
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"James is a reliable instructor. He always meets at the scheduled time, and instructs with patience and persistence. Our son has been a student for 8 or 9 years now, and likes Jame's style of teaching. Our son has learned many techniques for playing drums, starting with simple beats. James is well liked and respected. For 11 years James instructed our oldest son on the drums. When the boys started showing an interest in piano, we bought a keyboard for them, and James started teaching them the basics of piano.
Currently James instructs our youngest son on drums and keyboards - rotating each week.
When our son wants to go over something he's been learning at school in his Advanced Keyboarding class, James has been a great help in this area!"
Rhonda
Took Drum lessons from James G.
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"Colin is very friendly and sociable. He taught us how to set up the drum kits on the first day."
Kacen
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Both of my boys like him , he is very professional and has a lot of patience to teach my oldest son who has learning disability."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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Drum Lessons in Phoenix, AZ

For music lovers in and around Phoenix, drum lessons are a great option for getting started learning an instrument! By learning drumming techniques from various styles such as jazz and rock, you can understand what you are playing and improve your particular technique in the style you wish to play.

Of course, the best way to really improve is to take private drum lessons with a qualified teacher - and that’s where TakeLessons can help! Our instructors teach in studio locations throughout the city, and several teachers are available to come to your home for lessons. We pre-screen and certify each teacher, to ensure your safety and the quality of your lessons. Moreover, your lesson plan will be customized to your individual goals, needs and experience level.

Drum lessons are great for anyone, from the beginner to the seasoned player. With our lessons, you will learn the important fundamentals, including terminology, posture, how to count beats, the proper way to hold your drum sticks and more. So get started today - search for an instructor in your area, or give us a call for extra assistance with the booking process!

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