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Linda C.

23 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner
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Linda C.

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About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.

Joe M.

9 Reviews
Santa Cruz, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2011
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Joe M.

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Lesson regiments are tailored to synthesize student goals and musical passions, setting a foundation in the instrument of interest.

Technique and practice-exercises provide the core for study and development (but we won't let that get in the way of the fun!).

My teaching philosophy largely derives from experience with master-drummers of different fields of study; my methods are thus a synthesis of concepts designed to ensure anyones improvement. We all have rhythm!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.

Michael W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 7 to 66
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Michael W.

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Professional musician for 25 years and experienced teacher for 23 years! I have performed in 5 countries as well as all over the Caribbean and have taught in 4 countries and in 3 different languages! I specialize in Drum set for RnB, Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin, west African and fusion styles, Marching Percussion, Hand Percussion of North Africa, West Africa, Brazil, Spain, Colombia and Cuba! I can help you with basic, intermediate and advanced techniques from learning to play and reading basic rhythms all the way to being able to make music while playing polyrhythmic ideas with all 4 limbs with ease! My philosophy is to love what you do and do what you love. Music is a discipline so the student gets out of it what they put into it. Let's have fun learning to find your groove!

About Michael

Michael is available for in-home lessons and will soon begin having in-studio and online lessons! Michael has been playing and studying drums (drum set, concert & marching percussion) for 29 years, hand percussion for 11 years and has been teaching since 1995. He recently came off of a tour with W

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Dana
I took conga lessons with Michael, and he was a wonderful teacher. He explained drumming techniques very well, demonstrated patience while I got the feel of it, and taught me a wide range of rhythms in a short time. Michael is extremely well-versed in a number of drumming styles, and brought a variety of percussion instruments for me to try. His passion for the music, as well as the associated cultures, is evident in his interesting anecdotes about the exotic places in which he learned his craft. I enjoyed listening to Michael play as much as learning to play myself, and I would highly recommend Michael to students at any level!!!
Nate H.
Mike is the best percussionists, drummers, and teachers I know and is extremely active performing and touring in the music industry today! He is a seasoned, world touring professional that really knows his stuff! Whether you are new to drumming, a pro drummer who needs to tighten up your chops, or strictly a drummer who wants to learn how to approach and play percussion properly, Mike is the guy who can help YOU reach your musical goals and aspirations.

I've had the pleasure getting to know Mike while touring, drumming, marching in Drum Corps drumlines throughout the years. I have learned so much from his extensive musical knowledge and he continues to inspire me to be a better drummer and percussionist today. Mike Washinton is a great teacher, with a giant personality and most importantly a great friend! Book a lesson with him today and you will grow into the great drummer you aspire to be!
Robert
5 years ago I met Mike at Wiregrass Ranch High School, he was my drum instructor. I honestly could not think of anyone better than him to teach me. He constantly made sure I set goals and always did everything he could to give me the resources I needed to better myself as not just a drummer, but a musician as well. If it weren't for him I don't even know where I would be. He always brings the energy, he never falls off topic, and is always so cool and relaxed, regardless of how stressful the situation is. Taking lessons with him every time leaves me wanting to know more and more about the knowledge he shares. You will not regret a second spent with him, his experience shows and his ability to teach is truly special. Mike you're awesome!!

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Jaimie L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Houston 2016-18 upcoming musician award from FiyaMediaMogul
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jaimie L.

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Attacking the students aspirations and goals of their personal requests to the trainer, and getting to know the client and where they would like to see themselves in a limited time of training so the clients money and time isn't left in the mud! We will play and organize our curriculum through music and melody, with a counted rhythm to the beat we are attacking. Listening to our favorite songs is a good way to learn how to play an instrument, it gives a familiar count and sound that we can connect to! Music is simple but fun so our sessions will always revolve around repetitive lessons ,BPM , counting, rhythm, and listening to many many songs and playing them!

About Jaimie

I've played point gaurd and running back for high school and college, walking into the universe of semi pro sports. Now coaching and training I took my education from prairie view a and m university, Arlington Baptist college, and ranger college! These schools and different organizations have given

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Samuel F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master's of Music: Percussion Performance from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
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Samuel F.

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Whether it be classical, rock, jazz, or world music Sam is the person you want to study percussion with. Sam has a history of successful teaching in all areas of percussion. Samuel has extensive performing and teaching experience and holds a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music from the University of Cincinnati. Sam Fronk brings an energetic and fun approach so you can learn and grow as a musician while having fun doing it!

About Samuel

Samuel Fronk is recognized as one of the top Percussion instructors in the Cincinnati area. Samuel has taken the Finneytown percussion program to new heights by achieving superior ratings in state finals for the first time in recent history and multiple percussion ensembles have achieved superior

Sergio M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English , Spanish
  • Awarded Zyldjan scholarship. Full tuition Berklee. HIgh specialitation grant. from Zyldjan Cymbals.//Berklee Colleg of Music.// AIE
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sergio M.

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About Sergio

Word Percussionist specialist in Flamenco rhythm and cajon, and afrocuban percussionwho have performed and toured around the globe accompanying some of the most important artists in the contemporary scene including names like Paul Simon or Wayne Shorter. Music Education is my vocation as well as

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in San Jose is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $100 per hour.
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$38 average
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$48 average
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$61 average

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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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"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!"
Megan
Took Percussion lessons from Sean C.
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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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"Mike is the best percussionists, drummers, and teachers I know and is extremely active performing and touring in the music industry today! He is a seasoned, world touring professional that really knows his stuff! Whether you are new to drumming, a pro drummer who needs to tighten up your chops, or strictly a drummer who wants to learn how to approach and play percussion properly, Mike is the guy who can help YOU reach your musical goals and aspirations.

I've had the pleasure getting to know Mike while touring, drumming, marching in Drum Corps drumlines throughout the years. I have learned so much from his extensive musical knowledge and he continues to inspire me to be a better drummer and percussionist today. Mike Washinton is a great teacher, with a giant personality and most importantly a great friend! Book a lesson with him today and you will grow into the great drummer you aspire to be!"
Nate H.
Took Percussion lessons from Michael W.
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"Rainice has helped me grow tremendously as a musician and develop a greater appreciation for percussion. I've studied with her for two years now and she is always super welcoming and positive in her approach. Rainice has helped me organize my audition preparation, overcome various technical issues I was having--especially on auxiliary percussion and marimba, and develop a better ear which has been particularly helpful for playing in orchestral settings. She has also given me lots of helpful advice based on her experiences in the field. Highly recommend!"
Jeff
Took Percussion lessons from Rainice L.
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"Kevin asked pertinent questions about my background and used that information to tailor the first lesson. He went beyond the scheduled 30 minutes to provide a complete and coherent beginning to my studies: the extra time did not upset my schedule and I appreciated his going beyond to get me off to a good start. Kevin had a lot of stuff to present yet allowed me to interrupt with questions, which he knowledgeably answered. His personality is relaxed and friendly. Observing him with another student before my lesson, I saw that he offered criticism considerately.
My first lesson was a good experience (4 stars). I don't know if he is the best ever (5 stars), but he must be darn close."
Dean
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"This was my last day. and when I started ms Bethany made me feel so welcome I could be myself around her. She is an AMAZING teacher and I know the students that have her are very lucky.
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❤ Aubriana Colwell 😋"
Amber
Took Percussion lessons from Bethany T.
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"chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend"
Joel
Took Percussion lessons from Christopher B.
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"Michael is a world-class drummer, and I had the benefit of his coaching for my drumline and in private lessons. He's patient with 'dumb questions' and helps students discipline themselves to acheive incredible levels of technique. Also a really gentle, nice guy in general! Highly recommended."
Corbett
Took Percussion lessons from Michael W.
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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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