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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1976
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Mike S.

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I teach how to read rhythms and how to groove!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Joshua B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joshua B.

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I love to help others discover the joy of playing electric bass and percussion! I believe every person is musical and everyone has the ability to learn how to play an instrument, no matter how young or old.

We will explore the concept of music as a language, and together work to build a strong musical foundation. Our lessons will be uniquely designed toward each student's goals, skill, and confidence level.

Feel free to send me a message with any questions. I look forward to working with you!

About Joshua

Joshua is a bassist and educator currently studying at Bunker Hill College in Boston, Massachusetts, with a focus on Music Performance and Education. A native of southern New Hampshire, he began his love of playing the bass and drums at age 14. Joshua has performed in many diverse ensembles and is g

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AM2021
Great instructor with a lot of knowledge on teaching bass guitar... on time with every lesson and flexible at rescheduling classes when needed.
Phoebe
I highly recommend Josh to anyone who wants to begin or improve their bass skills. He has so much passion and knowledge to share, and he does so in a way that makes you feel entirely at ease. The way he explains music theory and playing techniques/exercises makes things so simple to understand and work with, even as a total beginner. Knowledge and proficiency aside, he's also a joy to learn from and talk to! Every time I have a lesson I feel more inspired and motivated than before. My only complaint is I wasn't learning from him sooner!
Ken
Josh is exceptional in playing bass guitar. His overall demeanor and musical prowess, coupled with his enthusiasm of constantly expanding his abilities, only adds to his reputation of being an excellent teacher. I highly recommend him!
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Theo K.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Theo K.

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Experienced teacher and performer of drums and percussion of over 10 years. As a working performer I play many different drums and percussion instrument. Let me know what you are interested in learning and I will teach you! I am here to help you unlock your full potential by providing technical and musical guidance to help you succeed. Beginner-Advanced students are welcome. I also am happy to help provide guidance for any instrument when it comes to the subject of audition preparation and practice coaching.

About Theo

I am a professional percussionist from the New York City Area. I graduated from the New School with a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and a Master Degree in Percussion Performance from DePaul University. As someone who has studied percussion for the past 20 years, all drum students can expec

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Rachel H.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel H.

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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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Dan
she's great!
Dan
It was great. She's funny, friendly, explains things well. Looking forward to many more.
Victoria M.
Great first lesson! Thanks so much :)
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Johnny C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1974
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Johnny C.

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HOW TO PLAY THE CONGA DRUM..this is what i teach..
This is my curriculum for my Latin Percussion course:

The study of the Conga drum, Bongos and Timbales

Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today which include: Also my methods developed over 25 years of teaching

Also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching
Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand Heel/Palm/Fulcrum/Inner knuckles/and Tips of fingers- balancing of the hands€¦
Hand exercises which include my S.T.O.M.P method-Slap Tone Open Muffle Palm
Rudimentary hand drumming and approaches on Conga drum
One conga drum, 2 conga drums, 3 conga drums 4 drums
Styles in Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Son, Latin Jazz , Folkloric, R&B, Pop, Jazz and other styles
Counting and keeping time
Stick control for timbales
Baqueteo patterns -Cascara(shell)of the timbal and cowbell patterns in clave
Abanico- 7 stroke and 9 stroke rolls
Styles on timbales-Danzon, Son, Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero
Reading and ...

About Johnny

I have been performing for 53 years on the Conga drum and a teacher of How to play the Conga drum for over 30 years. I have performed with such notables as Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang., Orianthi, Sergio Mendes, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco. and many many other Grammy winning artists. Lessons are c

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Nathan
Johnny is a great teacher. He's got all the info, a great method, and he's a fun person. His set up was nice and I'm very excited to continue learning with him. Very lucky I found him.
John
Great first visit with Johnny!
Juan P.
Experienced, patient and down to earth, I highly recommend Johnny Conga.
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Al P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
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Al P.

21 Reviews
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I am a multi purpose percussionist. I can show you proper technique on most...such as shakers, tambourine, bongo/conga drums, tympani, mallet instruments and all other bells and whistles you need for a percussion blowout!

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 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 (1

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
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.

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The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Oak Park is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $117 per hour.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!"
Shane
Took Percussion lessons from Zen R.
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"Aaron was patient and engaging with my 4 y/o son. The class was a blast!"
Bennett Ross
Took Percussion lessons from Aaron C.
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"John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John 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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"Kevin is a wonderful instructor and is great with kids/teens. He makes learning music easier and fun. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."
Jenny
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him."
Dr. Craig
Took Percussion lessons from Michael J.
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"Online Conga Drum Instruction

From Online pupil from England George D.

Johnny is an awesome teacher. Instructive. Quick to find what you need to focus on. Patient. Insightful. Funny. Just what you need if your time is precious, but you can get in front of webcam for a few hours a week. He's helped me get those tones right and given me the confidence to grow. Really, really importantly he's always there for questions and support outside of the lessons."
Johnny
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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"We found Mr. Arnold to be one of the best tutors around. He was easy to work with our changing schedule. He covered all the areas we needed, and was able to provide instruction through all levels of talent. We felt blessed for all the help he gave us, but also for the positive roll model he was."
Joseph
Took Percussion lessons from Dan A.
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"Zaky is great with my son who has a history of brain injury which causes him to have short term memory problems. In just a few weeks he has much more confidence in himself and is even a slight bit ahead in band class. He is now able to help some of the other students which he loves. There are very few things that at school that don't overwhelm him, and Zaky has helped him find success in music."
Andrea
Took Percussion lessons from Zaky N.
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