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Rufus S.

Brandon, FL

About Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!

Performing Experience:
* Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat
* Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon
• Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
• Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs.
• Drummer for New Salem
M.B Church for last 20 yrs.
• 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble
• 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming

Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins.

Recording Background:
Owner of a home based recording studio.

Titles released:

Seasoned with Latin(2014)

The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013)

True Love- collection of pop music (2012)

Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)

The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)

Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)

Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010)

Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)

*** Lesson Details ***
We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming.

If you are looking to venture into song writing,studio recording ,gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand.

Recording studio:

Digital audio work station software:
Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins

Soft synths:
Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank
host of loops

Controllers:

Axiom 25, Alesis Q61

Outboard gear:
Steinberg MR28M D-Pre mic preamp, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525

Samson headphone box

Speakers:

Samson Resolv 65a and sub, Equator D5 speakers

Computer:

Pudget system custom built computer (PC)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along
with music.

*** Specialties ***
R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz
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Timothy A. April 4, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. Teaching in steps and then adding more to it and repeating is the best way to go and Rufus is doing just that with me. All ready in 3rd lesson as a beginner and im getting the hand of it pretty quick. I will learn this song in no time and perhaps a few more just for the fun of it.
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Tracy T. October 7, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Terrific teacher and studio.

Rufus is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about music and enthusiastic during lessons. He caters to a variety of learning styles, offering studio work and music tracks as well as traditional beats. Rufus has been a working musician for many, many years and provides real world experience and insight into the music industry. My son and I highly recommend him.
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ChristinaS1 March 16, 2012
Awesome teacher!

My son loves to write lyrics and beats and Rufus is teaching him how to record his music digitally. Enthusiatic, high energy, patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and an accomplished musician. My son is fully engaged in learning with this teacher.
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Rufus S.

Rufus S.

Brandon, FL 33511
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ursula P.

Kissimmee, FL

About Ursula

Special Greetings! I am so excited and ready to be a part of your success. From beginner level all the way up to the stars.You will experience the best of care and service for your young one on up. I am fully bilingual and offer University Skills along with learning to read music, write music, full theory curriculum, or just learn how to play naturally by ear. I also frame your child's drawn piano hands and personalize it so that you will have a memory of your first lesson if desired. I love what I do and looking forward to helping you achieve your heart's desire. For children and Adults. Read
y to serve you.

Sincerely,
Ursula S.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your very first day will be a time to remember and cherish. According to what you already know, you will be placed in a program just right for you. I am here to help you through and encourage you from beginning to end to not give up. Feel free to express any desire you may have to achieve your goal.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Travel availability

*** Specialties ***
Classical and gospel Music. Playing by ear.
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Steve S. April 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ursula is great with kids! She's a joy to work with! My son liked his lessons with her so much that he even started practicing in between his lessons which is something we could never get him to do before.
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Urmila M. October 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mrs. Ursula has been coming to my home since in August of this year to teach my five year old to play piano. Mrs. Ursula has such a cheerful personality and my daughter Trinity loves her very much. Mrs. Ursula is an AWESOME teacher and great with my five year old. She has done amazing things teaching my five year old. I am so happy to have her as my daughters instructor. She is so knowledgeable and does a great job teaching music.
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DAMARIS R. October 1, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excelente maestra professional y muy encantadora.A mi hija le encanta, estamos muy a gusto con ella...
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Ursula P.

Kissimmee, FL 34759
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$30 / 30-min
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David H.

Brandon, FL

About David

Hey my name is David from Brandon, FL. I am 22 years old and I currently am a college student. I'm a musician. I play the acoustic guitar and bass guitar. I have been playing acoustic since I was 13 years old and bass since I was 11. I have experience playing in a band setting as well as playing in front of thousands of people at different venues and on TV. I have played bass in professional recording studios for producers and have recorded songs with several bands.

I am also a former baseball player and have even played at the college level. Another passion of mine is fitness. I currently
work as a kickboxing trainer at a gym in the Tampa area and I can answer any other training questions.

Just a fun fact about me is that I train for the TV show "American Ninja Warrior" and hope to try out for it this coming May.
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David H.

Brandon, FL 33511
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Michael P.

Plant City, FL

About Michael

I am a Florida State University graduate who minored in music and was a member of the Big 8 drumline in the world renowned Marching Chiefs from 2000-2004. I've been teaching drums/percussion since freshman year in high school and I started playing drumset in fourth grade. I also was a member of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra from 1995-2000 which is based in Lakeland, FL. I've played and taught every genre of music from heavy metal to orchestral and I believe in being a musician first, and a drummer second. If you want to learn how to play drums/percussion from someone who has had a well round
ed career in music and can teach you anything you want to learn then I am the teacher you want. Happy Practicing!
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Taffan J. August 17, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I've learned about different notes on my first lesson and he even encouraged me when I messed up..I'm excited for my next lesson
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Michael P.

Plant City, FL 33563
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL

About Kevin

Hello! My name is Kevin, and I am looking forward to teaching you everything I know about music! I've been singing at Walt Disney World for over 22 years (and I still am currently) with the Voices of Liberty, the Dapper Dans of Main Street, and Four For A Dollar. I have a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University. Even more than singing, playing the guitar, arranging for a cappella, and playing piano, I love to teach! Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I've wanted to be a teacher of music in various capacities. My favorite aspect of teaching several private st
udents each week is that every individual student has a different story: What is it that you want to accomplish? Would you like to sing, play piano, or play guitar? Would you like training in music theory? Do you want to eventually have a career in music? Will this be a hobby for you? Whatever your goals are, I am excited to know your story.
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Stephen July 28, 2015
Singing · In studio
Kevin has been a great teacher for our 11 year old daughter, Sophia. He has inspired her to learn and improve her vocal skills and she is now starting to learn some piano as well. He offers not just singing to her but a rounded understanding of her musical skills. After two months of weekly sessions, she is always excited to go to the class and to continue to practice at home, vocally and on the piano. Thanks Kevin!
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Pam C. July 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very profesional
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Dana July 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
My daughter loves taking piano lessons with Mr. Kevin. He is extremely talented and knowledgeable and teaches in a way that is effective and fun. His excitement for music, use of technology, and ability to assess my daughter’s needs from lesson to lesson keeps her practicing and I appreciate his excellent communication about what and how she is doing. I would definitely recommend Mr. Kevin!
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Kevin M.

Kevin M.

Davenport, FL 33896
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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