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RasTaylor W.

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

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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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Henri B.

36 Reviews
Scottsdale, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper techniques, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, and rudiments.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding drummer. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and basic rhythms/rudiments. Students will be able to play at least one song. With proper, steady practice, most ...

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Tracy K.
He was good and cool and Amazing
Nick W.
He really knows some good exercises and can break them down to make them easy to understand.
David C.
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Al P.

19 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA Percussion Performance from Berklee College of Music
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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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Luther B.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luther B.

41 Reviews
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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Tanya
Luther is a great instructor, I came to take the class because I wanted to learn some good vocal techniques. I am not a signer but am planning to be part of a choir. He is quite knowledgeable, patient and is a great listener. I like that he is very serious about ensuring your success and knowing that has helped me to build my confidence.
David N.
Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical.
Geoff K.
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.

Adam C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B. S. Music Education from University of South Florida
  • Teaching since 2006
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Adam C.

3 Reviews
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For 9 years I’ve been showing people of all ages how they can successfully play the drums. My method is really simple and moves you forward a little at a time. You will be amazed at how quickly you are able to play you’re first real drum beat.

I’m also going to be able to advise you on the do’s and don’t of buying equipment. There’s a million products out there and it can be really confusing. I’d love to tell you how to get what you need (and no more!).

About Adam

Hi there! I’m Adam, an artist & musician with 9 years of teaching experience. I’ve played with a lot of different bands, recorded a lot of music, and worked as a professional artist all at the same time! For music, my approach is give you the quick tricks you need to start playing fast. From the

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Amy E.
Adam is an excellent teacher. He works very well with children. I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking to learn, at any age.
Amy E.
Great drum teacher!

Adam is a very skilled drummer and a patient teacher. My son has been taking lessons for awhile now and his face still lights up in awe when Adam plays. My son came to Adam as a beginner and I have seen continual improvement after each lesson. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a drum teacher.
Cortney W.
Adam is a wonderful guitar teacher!

Adam is a great at teacher! He is so patient with me and helps me to progress at my own pace without feeling like I am lagging behind. He also encourages me when I feel like I am not doing well and he helps me to hone in on specific skills that I need to practice further. Best of all, his explanations are clear and the goals he sets for me are attainable with practice outside of class. I highly recommend him.

Rafael L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Rafael L.

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Depending of the student's level, I am able to give the appropriate tips and information and customize the lessons for each particular case.
My lessons are very dynamic and are oriented to keep the students very motivated.

About Rafael

I have been teaching by more than 30 years, and with this experience,and the knowledge accumulated in those years plus my playing experience, I am able to teach my students in a very good way. My lessons will be very dynamic by the interaction with my students, giving them the tools they will n

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Garth
I've known Rafael for over five years. He is an accomplished teacher and performer well versed in jazz, rock and latin rhythms. He's an easygoing and series-minded musician with a great rythmic feel. I highly recommend him!
Brian N.
I loved my first lesson with Rafael. He is great.
Effua M.
My family loves Rafael. My son (who is five) takes drumming lessons and Rafael is very knowledgeable, gentle and patient. We love how encouraging he is and my son says for me to make sure I say that Rafael is an AWESOME drummer and we also think he's an awesome person :)

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Surprise, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Surprise is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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"Excellent Instructor!!

Our son has been working with Al for nearly a year and we are very pleased with the growth we have seen in our son’s drumming ability!
Al seeks my son’s input when selecting songs to teach him and encourages my son to apply his knowledge to learn new songs on his own. They go over what he taught himself and then he gives him new beats to incorporate to what he knows. My son truly enjoys learning from a skilled professional like Al. He is an awesome instructor!!!"
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"it was awesome and really informative. Athan was really nice."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Paul is the absolute best!
He is very patient and can instruct for every age and skill level. We are so appreciative of all he has done for us, above and beyond!"
Marcus
Took Drum lessons from Paul K.
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"So far, so good! We are excited to continue learning. Mike has been great and professional so far!"
Chad
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Trevor is very knowledgeable and skilled and can play many styles of music. He loves playing and teaching and does both very passionately. I recommend Trevor very highly!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Trevor S.
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"Great instructor working with beginners!"
Jay
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"Ed is the BEST drum teacher in the area!

Our son has been taking drum lessons with Ed for many years. He really enjoys his weekly lessons and listening to Ed perform at various venues. Ed is very inspirational! Not only is he a fabulous teacher but also a true mentor! He encourages our son to always do his best not only at playing drums but in all aspects of life. Ed performs with many bands and is versed in all types of music. Based on his experience, awesome talent and wonderful teaching skills, he is truly the best drum teacher in the area!! We highly recommend him!"
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Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"Really amazing teacher."
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Great teacher, very patient with me and was always flexible with my schedule. Great rate for great lessons. Can't recommend him enough!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Great Teacher!

My son is 11 and takes Drum lessons from Mike. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable. My son enjoys going to his lessons every week. We were lucky to find Mike."
Megan
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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