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Anthony G.

Mill Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 to 80
  • Bachelors of Arts In Percussion, Emphasis on Percussion Performance from Humboldt State University
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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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Rebecca K.

46 Reviews
Vallejo, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
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Rebecca K.

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Want to get started on percussion? I can help!

About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elemen

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Joe M.
Rebecca is patient, kind and positive. She is very encouraging. Makes it fun!
Jasmine J.
Very patient with 6 year old
Sienna O.
Great with children and simplifies the basics at their level.
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Adam B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Adam B.

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Adam Beard is a performer and composer of contemporary classical percussion. He holds a Doctorate from Stony Brook University in Percussion Performance and specializes in four mallet keyboard and multi-percussion solo and chamber repertoire. Adam has taught students of all ages from elementary to university level students of varying skill levels. His lessons focus on the musical needs and interests of the student to promote individual growth and creativity.

About Adam

I am a percussionist and composer based in NYC. I hold a DMA and MM in Percussion Performance from Stony Brook University and a BM in Music Composition and Music Education from The University of Houston. As a percussionist and composer I specialize in contemporary classical chamber music. As an edu

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Jean Pierre V.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks German, Italian, Maltese, English
  • B.A. Music Performance (Hons) from University of Malta
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Jean Pierre V.

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Experienced Percussionist having worked in professional orchestras in many different countries for over 8 years! I believe learning should be fun for students while making sure they get a good technical foundation and musical understanding for future development!

About Jean Pierre

Hello! I am a 25-Year-old percussionist. I am currently working with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe. I have been casually teaching private lessons on the side since 2016 and I am currently available to teach lessons at online. I have helped my students with learning to read music, d

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Rada
Jean Pierre has been an amazing teacher for my son, who is learning the drums. We have weekly lessons scheduled and Jean Pierre is always on time and ready to begin the lesson. He has vast knowledge of drums and other percussion instruments and is able to teach with patience and approachability when Xander has questions. We were first worried about having an online drum teacher (Jean Pierre lives in Malta). But it has been flawless as we have used the take lessons application to connect and set up a stand by the drum set so Jean Pierre can see Xander's drumming. We are very happy with Jean Pierre as Xander's teacher and would recommend him to other students.
Kyle + Sarah G.
Great teacher! Highly recommend!
Thomas
Jean Pierre helped my daughter fulfill her dream of playing the drums. His lessons are fun and my daughter is always enthusiastically practicing for her next lesson.
Highly recommended.
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David R.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard
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David R.

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I have been working with students of all ages and levels for over 26 years and have learned something meaningful from each and every one them. Nothing makes me happier when I see them getting into great schools and acquiring lucrative jobs that make them happy, My students walk away with tools to not just play a musical instrument but a skill set strong enough to tackle any task.
I am equally versed in performing on and teaching drum-set (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin etc...), all the percussion instruments of the orchestra (ask about my state of the art recording studio where all of these instruments live), and hand drums including congas, bongos, Djembe etc... Anything you can strike scrape or shake is available for study either online or at my studios.

About David

David R. has collaborated with some of the finest talents in pop, jazz and classical music. After joining Barry Manilow’s band in 2003, he has appeared to sold out arenas all over the world and recorded Grammy nominated, Emmy winning and chart topping albums and DVDs. David received two Grammy nom

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Heidi
I was honored to take a hand percussion lesson from David after hearing him perform with a major arena tour and a phenomenal jazz trio!. Although the setting for the lesson happened to be intimidating, David was able to help me focus on my strengths as a player and showed me how to build on them. He excels at building confidence and inspired me to integrate world percussion into my work as an elementary school teacher. I highly recommend him as an educator who knows how to motivate and bring out the best in students. I look forward to taking lessons online in the future!
Shiqi
David taught me since 2011. He is the most handsome, serious, responsible teacher I ever had. He helped me become a well-round musician rather than just a percussion player. To be honest, he is the most suitable teacher for me.
Jack
As an instructor, David exudes the perfect balance of amiability and intimidation. He will inspire you to work your absolute hardest without scaring you away. Personality-wise, he is that happy medium somewhere between Mr. Rogers and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. I studied with David during my college years and 7+ years later I still utilize his concepts in everyday practice. There are many specific stories, ideas and exercises of his that have always stuck with me and come up quite often when I am working on something new or teaching a lesson or class of my own. Whether we were learning orchestral excerpts, 4-way independence, Bach fugues or just playing quarter notes with the metronome, I always left our lessons feeling highly motivated and anxious to practice. It's also great to have a teacher that can blow your mind with his own playing. It might be difficult for some teachers to get students into something like the tambourine or triangle but when he picked one up and casually played some insane rhythms and advanced techniques I was immediately inspired to learn to do the same. Not to mention his drum work on Matt Herskowitz's "Forget Me Not" - some of the things he does on that record still keep me up at night. I'm very grateful for my time as a student of David's and glad I can still learn from him as a friend and colleague!
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Nicole C.

60 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Master's from Dowling College
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nicole C.

60 Reviews
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Able to teach effective techniques for all percussion from Cajon to bongos/congas, djembe, etc. Bring your drum and we will make magical rhythms.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey on Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of

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Joshua
Nicole is a great teacher! Very patient, fun and easy to get along with. Highly recommend!
Christina H.
Fantastic! Nicole is extremely thorough and tons of fun. Can’t wait for the next lesson!
Doug B.
I appreciated the information and trying to push me to learning a new song, warmups and questions i had about positioning.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in San Francisco is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $115 per hour.
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$52 average
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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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"John is a perfect instructor for my daughter, who is shy & responds to positive yet structured instruction. She is already practicing for next week :)"
- Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Alex is Very knowledgeable. He was great with my 13-year-old daughter. She learns a lot from him and really enjoys working with him. He is very good teacher and very patient. I like the fact that he gives her specific homework to work on. I look forward to working with him for a long time."
- Peggy
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"When you are looking for a good music instructor, these are the things you have to consider. 1. Price, 2. Location, 3. Teacher's experiences (resume), and 4. Characters of the instructor. The first three are easy to recognize from online information. The last one is hard to get, and yet , for us, the most important factor. Many instructors teach lessons only as a job (for money). They do things only during their "paid time." However, taking music lessons need more than that. A true music educator takes every opportunity to see the potentials of the student, knows how to coach individuals, and build up each student with encouragement and sometimes, discipline. He not only teach weekly lesson to help improved my son's skills, he also do extra to encourage students to go to concert, summer camp and perform at the nursing home. Every year, he arranged every details of a free concert with flyer, communications, equipment and even a professional cameraman! He did all those to encourage students to get out there to perform. We are forever grateful for his help for our son's college and scholarship applications. Mr. Rank is a "student oriented" teacher with a servant heart. If anybody is looking for an "all inclusive teacher, Mr. Rank is the best percussion teacher in DFW area. I can never thank enough for what he has done for my son. I hope my son will one day grow and become a teacher like Mr. Rank who care so much for his students."
- Naomi
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin R.
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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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"Ben was very accommodating to my son's busy marching band schedule. My son had never taken lessons before, and he was nervous as to what to expect. By the second lesson, that was all just a thing in the past! Ben worked with my teenager to relax and really enjoy what he was playing. Even the teachers at school have noticed the improvement in my son's abilities after only a few lessons with Ben! If you need a lesson teacher, BOOK BEN!"
- Crystal Valenti
Took Percussion lessons from Ben P.
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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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"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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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
- Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"I’ve known Mark Gray for what seems like a lifetime now. He is a very talented and knowledgeable music instructor not to mention he’s very patient. His personality is amazing! He makes learning so much fun. I feel very lucky that I’ve had the privilege to know Mark. You will not be disappointed if you decide to take lessons. I highly recommend him!!"
- Martha
Took Percussion lessons from Mark G.
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