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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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Nick P. December 23, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
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!
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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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Rufus S.

Brandon, FL 33511
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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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Nicholas February 5, 2016
Drum · Online
Great instructor! Very willing to work with your specific goals and specific level. Highly recommended!
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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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$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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Nicholas February 8, 2016
Singing · Online
Kevin does a really great job working with me as a student. He is looking to help students realize their goals and is supportive at any level. He knows his stuff and is a great teacher. Highly recommended!
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Madilyn B. February 5, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My Daughter loved it and can't wait for her next lesson! She was nervous before going and shy in the begining but by the end of the lesson She told him he was the best!
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Sarah H. February 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Enjoyed getting to know Kevin and his background better. We've formulated a way forward and I have homework. I'm very excited to get on and learn. Loving it.
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Kevin M.

Davenport, FL 33896
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Shane C.

Kissimmee, FL

About Shane

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Shane’s fascination of music started not long after he could walk. He would always approach the pianist at his church, sit next to her and admire how she played the keys. This small spark led to a fire when Shane started officially receiving formal piano lessons at the humble age of 7. 15 years later, it’s safe to say that Shane has not looked back since.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

He is a pianist at two Central Florida churches as well as a youth choir director and praise team member. He has received an Arts Endorsement from the Osceola County School for the Arts in the Ar
ea of Music. His hobbies include traveling, theme park hopping, airplanes and music (which can go without mentioning).

Shane enjoys teaching students of all ages the attributes of music and wishes to inspire more people to leave a legacy in music!
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Shane C.

Kissimmee, FL 34741
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$25 / 30-min
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John A.

Plant City, FL

About John

Hello my name is John I am the scheduling manager at Mikkeal Music Company. We specialize in a wide variety of music lessons ranging from stringed and percussion instruments, along with power and clarity vocal classes. With many qualified staff instructors we collectively have over 50 years experience in the music industry. Our music program offers regular talent shows and recitals, and with our reasonably priced classes and friendly service we guarantee you the best learning experience possible. Facebook.com/MikkealMusicCo
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John A.

John A.

Plant City, FL 33563
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$16.25 / 30-min

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