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Grady T.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Performance Degree from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Mert
Grady is an EXCELLENT teacher, patient, kind and capable.
Joel
Grady was patient and a great teacher to our then 5 year-old. We had to discontinue lessons only because we moved.
Maru
Grady is a great teacher! His patience and enthusiasm really have helped me progress in my ear training practice.
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Charles S.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance Percussion from Morgan State University
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Charles S.

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About Charles

Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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My son is new at piano and he said Mr. Charles makes him feel comfortable and learning fun.
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Rachel H.

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

64 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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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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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • BA Music Performance Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tyler B.

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Drums and percussion is one of my greatest passions in life. I have experience playing and teaching in all settings and styles. I tailor my approach for each student and have tons of supplemental material to level up your playing in no time!

About Tyler

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I'm a great resource for drum set, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory lessons in Portland, OR. Conveniently located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my studio is equipped with all the instruments and lesson material needed to provide engaging, challenging, and fun lessons

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Sterling
Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!
Jayne
Great lesson!
Kevin
Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him.

Ani K.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Armenian, English, Turkish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • A.S. - Guitar Major from Kingsborough Community College
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Ani K.

22 Reviews
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Drums or bells.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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Nicole N.
soooooooooooo good choose her ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nicole N.
love love love soooooo goood
Nicole N.
so good learned so much from her 10/10.

Kevin W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music- Percussion Performance from Temple University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin W.

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About Kevin

My approach to teaching has a very heavy emphasis on implementing the idea of mindfulness into the students life. I have found that this is not only the quickest way to learn, but also the most motivating way to learn any skill for both my students and myself. A simple awareness of the finite deta

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Christopher
Very knowledgeable. I liked being educated or informed about the process of my son's lesson before and after.
Sally G.
After 30 years I finally decided to learn how to play drums. Kevin clearly knows what he's doing in any genre of drumming! It seemed like every lesson he had a clear/thorough plan, didn't stress me out by teaching to rapidly, or bore me by going to slowly. A very solid teacher.
Sam K.
Been trying to get my middle-schooler to practice for a few years now. It's like pulling teeth.

Kevin has somehow broken through to him. Fun lessons. Incredibly useful homework. Couldn't recommend him more.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Oakland 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.
30 min
$44 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$69 average

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"Great teaching. Goes into detail on what needs practicing and teaches you how to improve in a clear manner."
Jesus
Took Percussion lessons from Josh W.
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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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"Murray is skilled at teaching and a talented artist. He's also creative when the student comes with special creative project - he would understand your artistic interest and adjust the lesson and approach for you as well as share his own creative experiences and insights."
Kali
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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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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"Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!"
Emma
Took Percussion lessons from Mariano L.
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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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"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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"Off to a great start!"
Heidi
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Scott has been wonderful with my child! He really knows how to motivate him to practice while still making the lessons fun. I recommend him for any young drum student."
Clyde
Took Percussion lessons from Scott 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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