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Kierstyn S.

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Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Superior rating from National Federation of Music Clubs
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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 three years, and has been extensively classically and jazz trained, studying ev

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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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David L.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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David L.

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My teaching technique is learner-centered. I work with students to help them build a strong vocabulary of drum rudiments and have them apply their newly acquired drumming knowledge to the songs and genres that interest them most. I have found this to be ideal for those at the beginning and intermediate levels. For the advanced drummers out there, I may be able to assist with some minor application of technique or perhaps deviate from standard drumming practices to acquire a fuller awareness of the body's interaction with not only the drumsticks and drum set, but how to maintain total postural awareness.

For those interested in flamenco, I have a lifetime of experience with the rhythms of flamenco, am a professional cajón player, and study/perform flamenco guitar.

About David

Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, Dy

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Martin V.
very professional-knowledgable on time and easy to work with -excellent' couldn't have been better
Phillip Gardner
Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!
mike
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music Performance Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago
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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
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Drumming is one of my greatest passion in life. I have experience playing and teaching in all settings and styles. I tailor my approach for each student and have tons of supplemental material to level up your playing in no time!

About Tyler

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I'm a great resource for drum set, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory lessons in Portland, OR. Conveniently located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my studio is equipped with all the instruments and lesson material needed to provide engaging, challenging, and fun lessons

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Sterling
Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!
Jayne
Great lesson!
Kevin
Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him.
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Winner Of Sponsor The Bands Contest from Blues Review Magazine
  • BS Communications/Radio Television Production from Ohio University
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Douglas O.

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Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on m

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Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
Nick D.
We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums.
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Benson B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Finance and Economics from University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Teaching since 2018
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Benson B.

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Having spent 4 years as a quad player on drumline, I understand the basic mechanics of the drum and drumset. We will focus on understanding spacing, rythmn, and groove at the beginner level. At intermediate we will work on technique and drilling, and for the advanced student we will be covering advanced rudiments.

About Benson

I am a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. I have been teaching one-off lessons to friends and family for years, and have recently decided to take this gig in a bigger direction in Austin, TX. I currently play guitar for a metal band Ibex, as well as write my own

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Miss A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Miss A.

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Fun online lessons for drumset & percussion!

For beginners: patience & individualization
For intermediates: the next step you're looking for
For advanced: unique practice & playing concepts

education:
+ Bachelor's Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music
+ Master's Degree in Education from Lewis University

experience:
+ Private Drum Instructor (individual and small group) 7years
+ Special Education Music Teacher (small and large group) 2 years
+ Special Education Teacher (individuals with Autism) 12 years

Drumset teachers have included:
Kenwood Denard, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Wilkes, Ed Kaspik, and Dave O’fallon.

About Miss Aryiah

{video note: there is no speaking on my videos to make them more palatable for my former students with Autism} Hello fellow students of the world! Learning is a lifelong journey, and I'm excited to help you along that path. My lessons are fun, relaxed, and open to a vast potential of learni

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Scottsdale, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Scottsdale is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"I had a few great 🥁 lessons from Joe. Great talent. This drummer has patience, knowledge,and a wealth of information pertaining to his passion for Drums. I highly recommend Joe Napoleone. I am now a "Drummer" and Joe and myself get together and have our own battle of the bands. Thanks Joe."
Mccloskey
Took Drum lessons from Joseph N.
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"Great lesson with Granville! Very insightful and patient teacher and the lesson was a great mix of technique and playing. Very much looking forward to the next lessons."
Raphael
Took Drum lessons from Granville M.
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"Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him."
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Tyler B.
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"Of all my year's of formal education, I can confidently say my time as a student under Rob was perhaps the most significant. He demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience, and genuine care into my development, and took me from a guy who was VERY rough on the drums to a proficiency level.

On top of building the physical mechanics and techniques to become a drummer, Rob put even more emphasis on how I internalized, felt, and heard the music. Each lesson focus was equally weighted with theory, practical use, real-time listening, and execution - developing all my senses and slowly building my foundation so I could take the material and know how to grow upon it outside of the lesson room.

Lessons with Rob is more than learning a cool fill, or a fun groove - even though those do happen - but it is learning how to become a musician, and I'll carry the lessons learned from him with me forever."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Rob B.
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"Max brings a ton of experience in playing; he has been a very effective instructor. I am very PLEASED and highly recommend him."
Peter
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"Drum lessons by Brett R.

I have been thoroughly impressed with Brett. He has so much patience, knowledge and such an excellent instructor! I have told my friends and family how happy we have been with his teaching style. We will hopefully get my son to also start up piano lessons under his wings."
Juanita
Took Drum lessons from Brett R.
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"David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!"
Janna
Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"Ray is great. Very knowledgeable and personable. He tuned into what I needed to know right away and had two beautiful drum kits set up and ready to play."
Joel
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Rufus was fantastic. Arrived early and got right into the lesson. Lots of energy and enthusiasm. My 13 yr old got a lot out of it and can't wait until his next lesson!"
Nick
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"My son (6) and I have both been taking drum lessons with Bobby for close to two years and it's been an awesome experience. My son, of course, started from scratch, and I had some basic chops before starting, but with seemingly endless patience and dedication, Bobby has gotten both of us to sound great. We quickly progressed from basic 4/4 rhythms into the cooler world of paradiddles and ghost notes, learning techniques like dynamic drumming that go a long way towards making us both sound like legitimate drummers.

Knowing basically nothing about the technical aspects of drumming when we started, we needed Bobby's help to set up our kit. He showed us how to tune our drums, position the toms and ride/crash cymbals, and all around just get the best sound possible out of our basic TAMA drum kit. When Bobby gets grooving on our drum set, it becomes obvious that it’s not the size or cost of the kit that matters.

When we talked about what styles of music we were into and the kind of music we wanted to play, Bobby found perfect selections for us to play along to and he seems to have the sheet music to every song out there! One time I filmed a street musician drumming the funkiest of beats and after I showed it to Bobby, he broke it down for me so that I could play it too.

Bobby has been the perfect instructor for us and I strongly recommend anyone at any level to become a student of his."
Tom T
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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Scottsdale, AZ Drum Lessons

Scottsdale, AZ Drum Lessons

What do Meg White, Dave Grohl, and Cindy Blackman all have in common? They’re all iconic drummers celebrated for their amazing musicianship. However, they didn’t get to where they are now overnight. These famous drummers — and all the incredible drummers before them — have spent years learning, practicing, and mastering the art of playing the drums. They all started out as beginners at one point and worked tirelessly to achieve their music goals.

If these amazing drummers inspire you to pick up a pair of drumsticks, then it might be time to find drum lessons near you in Scottsdale, AZ. With the help of a private teacher, you will learn the tips and tricks you need to take your drum playing to new heights. No matter if you’re trying the drums

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If you are looking for private Drum lessons in Scottsdale, AZ

There’s no need to join a class with a bunch of other students when you could take advantage of private instruction. Here at TakeLessons, we offer a wide range of private drum classes near you that invite you to work one-on-one with your very own drum teacher.

With a private coach, you will receive lessons tailored to your specific needs. Maybe you want to get better at your rebound stroke or master the multiple bounce roll. Or perhaps you’d like to build up your confidence to showcase your skills at the talent show or start your own rock band. Your drum teacher will assess your skills and develop a master plan to help you progress. Whether you are starting at the beginning or working your way up to more challenging material, your private teacher will provide you with the support, encouragement, and tools you need to strengthen your skills and achieve your goals.

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When you’re looking for the best drum teachers near you in Scottsdale, we have you covered. At TakeLessons, our certified and experienced teachers are ready to take your drum skills up a notch. And when you sign up with us, you can rest assured that you’ll enjoy your drum lessons. In fact, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all new students on their first lessons. Join today and get ready to impress all your friends and family with your drum solos.

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