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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
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I can teach introductory courses for the curious drummer. We will start with a practice book and pad- and build dexterity between body, mind, and beat.

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.
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Anthony G.

Mill Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Arts In Percussion, Emphasis on Percussion Performance from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Anthony G.

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Ever since starting drums in 5th grade, I have played classical percussion parts. I still haven't stopped. While attending college, I became apart of the Eureka Symphony. Its a smaller symphony but we played very impressive pieces, such as Pictures At An Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. I can play all types of percussion as I was required to on my senior recital.

About Anthony

I have played percussion for 17 years, gained a degree in Music Performance, and have extensive experience on stage performing with the Golden Gate Brass Band, Mill Valley Philharmonic, and even my local garage band, The Sonic Steps. Additionally I have taught percussion off and on for 13 years (wo

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Grady T.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Grady T.

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In lessons we'll train technique and theory right alongside the ear with the objective of being able to play from your authentic self.
In addition I studied with the Jazz legend and esteemed educator Stefon Harris (currently leading the Manhatttan School of Music). We will use his innovative theory and ear training techniques to learn the most basic mechanics of music.

About Grady

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every

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Richard
Smart, enthusiastic, patient. I'm an older adult who has some basic piano ability (very basic), and within moments Grady evaluated and then clicked in with my needs. I suspect he would be perfect for children also.
Terry J.
Grady is the most energetic, caring, and fun piano instructor I ever encountered. He is very patient and goes over the basics when needed. As a adult learner, Grady not only meets you where you're at but takes his time to go over any issues you may have. I highly recommend Grady !!!
Terry J.
Grady is very patient. He has a very good sense of humor. Takes his time in explaining why notes are the way they are,especially when you get stuck. Highly recommend Grady to any piano beginner, intermediate and advanced

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Ben E.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • History from American University
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Ben E.

5 Reviews
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I am a lifelong percussionist dedicated to giving my students the best musical experience possible. Through an integrated approach, you will learn about rhythm and the potential for self-expression through it.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Danya
Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.
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James W.

87 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French - Canadian (Quebec) French, British English, American English, Australian English, Canadian French
  • Several Schools from Various
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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James W.

87 Reviews
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While I do not formally teach drums anymore I do take on students from time to time who show a keen interest and dedication to drums and percussion as it pertains to songwriting and locking in with the bass player.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hal

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Norman
Very knowledgeable guy. Wealth of info.
Rabi
James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you.
Georgia A.
Its been an awesome time learning with James! its so obvious he loves impacting his knowledge of acting and its industry to his students.. There's never a dull moment playing out characters and plotting story lines. Thanks James!!!
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Rachel H.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Finance from San Jacinto College - North
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Rachel H.

53 Reviews
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In our percussion class we will cover music theory, counting rhythms and discover a variety of percussion. The majority of this lesson will revolve around the Cajon, Shaker, Tamborine, and using brushes and snare technique and will explore african drums as well!

Bring your hacky sack and get ready for the drum circle. This class is perfect for groups and couples. Feel free to use the "ask a question" feature if you have any questions about this class or it's outline!

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Jeff Godwin
Awesome instructor!
Jim T.
Rachel is an excellent teacher. She has vast musical knowledge and the ability to communicate on a level that the student can easily understand. Rachel is extremely personable and puts the student at ease from the very beginning. She takes the time to understand the student’s goals and musical interests and tailors the lessons to keep the student motivated. In addition to being a great teacher, Rachel is a genuinely nice person.
Angela
She breaks things down like a dream!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Berkeley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Berkeley is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
30 min
$38 average
45 min
$47 average
60 min
$60 average

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"Awesome first lesson with my 16 year old! Looking forward to many more."
Austin
Took Percussion lessons from Danny S.
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"Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and give child more fundamental practice time to soak in the concepts before racing on."
Carson
Took Percussion lessons from Matthew H.
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"Garrett is an excellent drum teacher. My son’s been working with him on snare drum for several months now, and he looks forward to every lesson. His high school drum line instructor has been complimenting him on his improvement as well."
Bridget
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Kevin was a great teacher. He’s patient, skilled, and always wants his students to succeed."
Zeke
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin W.
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"Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️"
Holly
Took Percussion lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"He's a good instructor, he teaches easy and simple"
Theo
Took Percussion lessons from Justice E.
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"To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher."
Sean
Took Percussion lessons from Andrew M.
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"Garrett helped my son prepare for an important drum line audition at his high school. He got the spot he wanted on snare drum and was very happy."
John
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"My 11 year old son lost his drum teacher, and we found TakeLessons online. The hardest part is choosing a teacher because many are all top notch 5-Star rated. I picked Tracy D. seemingly at random!

What a lucky draw it turned out to be. Tracy is a real pro, with a great personality. It took my son less than a few minutes before he was comfortable, having fun, and learning new things (he has 1 year experience).

I’ve been a part time musician for over 40 years, and I can tell you when I meet someone that is a true professional musician and the right person to teach my son. That is this exceptional woman."
Cooper
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Francisco gave lessons to my 5-year-old daughter. He was patient and attentive, and taught at a level that she could understand while still allowing her to be challenged, but also to have fun! I absolutely recommend him as a teacher for students at any age."
Rebecca
Took Percussion lessons from Francisco P.
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