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Joseph T.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Personal Trainer Certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Teaching since 1999
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Joseph T.

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Focus on basic technique, rhythm, and creativity.

About Joseph

I have been playing music for over 30 years and teaching for over 20 years. I have been a successful part of Rock Bands, Jazz Bands, Blues Bands, Marching Bands, etc. So, whatever style of music you are interested in or wanting to learn, I can help! I recently moved to Michigan after spending m

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Jordan C.
Joseph is a really good drum teacher. He definitely loves what he does!
Arianna J.
Great instructor! Very knowledgeable about what he is teaching and relays information in a relaxed and positive environment.
Mitchell
My 8 year old has been playing a few years but our local instructor moved. He really enjoyed his first lesson with Joe!
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Carson G.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Carson G.

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I have been teaching on and off for 15 years. In addition to teaching experience, I have real-world music experience that comes from either being a drum tech or touring the world playing huge stages. Whether you just want a hobby to release stress, or you are looking to play on an advanced level, I can help you achieve what you are looking for.

About Carson

I am a drum teacher based in Hyattsville Maryland. I have studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world including Mike Mangini, Dom Famularo, Rod Morgenstein, and Dave DiCenso. I went to Berklee College of Music, and afterward, I played major festivals around the world. After my band broke

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Ryan
I am really happy with my lessons with Carson. I have seen significant improvement since I started with him. He has extensive experience that most people can't give in regular drum lessons. Not only have I learned techniques for learning drums, but I have also learned a great deal about recording. I have also learned the basics of marimba, and xylophone as well which is not something that I thought I would be learning. I highly recommend this teacher!
Tina
Carson has a lot of patience, and a deep knowledge of drumming. This really helps me as a student, and I have made great progress since I started studying with him. He also utilizes recording in his teaching, so that I can track my progress.
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Amanda G.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner
  • AA from Anoka-Ramsey Community College
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Amanda G.

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Let's take the first steps into your percussion endeavour together! We can choose music you enjoy, go at your own pace, and experiment with any techniques you are interested in. It's time to rock and roll!

About Amanda

As soon as I was introduced to band in 6th grade, I was obsessed with all things music! When I was 12, I taught myself how to play the drums by mirroring Zac Hanson's performances on VHS. My first "drumset" was a mix of wood, buckets, and tin cymbals! Not only did I play my way through most instrume

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Shaheen
Amanda was fun, patient, and interactive with me when I was learning how to drum.
Joe
Amanda is an awesome teacher!

She worked with our daughter, who had never played an instrument, at GRRR. Very funny and entertaining.
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James S.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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Eli K.

3 Reviews
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  • Associate in Arts from Bristol Community College
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eli K.

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I am a well-rounded drum teacher, meaning I have learned and studied genres ranging from blues, jazz, rock and indie rock. I will give you tons of music to listen interpret. I will teach you to learn tunes by ear. You will learn how to play the tunes you listen to and take the concepts of drum beats and drum rudiments used within them to make them your own and use them in your own playing. I will also teach you how to read standard drum notation.

About Eli

Hi future students! I’m Eli. I know how tough it is to teach yourself an instrument, because I struggled with it for years and years. One of my biggest issues was learning how to practice, so if that’s something you struggle with, I can certainly help you develop a routine to which you would fol

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Fischer P.
After his first session, my son (10 years old) said Eli was, "really nice." They reviewed a lot, Eli asked a lot of questions about previous experiences and and listened to him play. Sounds like it was a packed session but not overwhelming.
John P.
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jimmy
Eli was great. He was very patient with my son during his very first music lesson. Eli made the lesson fun and enjoyable. My son enjoyed the lesson very much and is looking forward to his next one.
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Sean C.

3 Reviews
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  • Music Performance Percussion from Colburn Conservatory
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sean C.

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I have been teaching for about 8 years with students ranging from beginner to advanced. All ages are welcome! I also welcome all different styles of music from rock, to jazz, and even classical. Each lesson is catered specifically to the student. I want each student to be able to reach their own specific goals, while having the time of their life!

About Sean

Drummer Sean C., 31, started playing at age 7 when he began studying with Mark Foster, a local free-lance percussionist in the Denver area. After high school he enrolled at the Colburn Conservatory in LA, where he studied with Jack van Geem, former Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Sympho

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Kristen S.
I can't say enough about Sean! He is funny and engaging. My 8 yo looks forward to his weekly online lessons and loves to practice. Sean presents material that is a perfect balance of challenging and achievable. It is so exciting to see my son's progress with the Djembe and his understanding of music theory grow. Sean is a fabulous find!
Nancy A.
It went perfectly fine.
Megan
Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!

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"He was awesome. Looking forward to next week"
Annie
Took Bongo lessons from James S.