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Joe M.

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

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The steel pan is one of the most enchanting instruments. If you have your own and desire to make strides, my 15 years of experience will see to your marked development.

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.

Letroy T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Music Education from Grambling State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Letroy T.

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I have a method that will allow you to build your knowledge base in addition to your performance skills by incorporating things you are already familiar with in your daily life & turning it into drumming at its finest. My motto is “if you can say it, you can play it!”

About Letroy

Hello! My name is LeTroy & I cant wait to be your instructor. I can offer lessons in drums, keyboard & vocals because I have been a working musician making nice money doing each of the three! I don’t have a curriculum because I don’t know what you want to learn. This is all about you & your desir

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Jessie O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessie O.

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I’ve been rocking out with DRUMS and PERCUSSION for 8 years! I teach DRUMSET, MARIMBA, MUSIC THEORY, RUDIMENTAL DRUMMING, and ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION. I can help you learn anything from your favorite songs to fundamentals of every percussion instrument to concert band music! I can be as casual or as formal as you’d like. I will cater a curriculum specially for you based on your strengths/weaknesses and what your goals are. My goal is for you to surpass me! Let’s grow together!!

About Jessie

I am a professional drummer, percussionist, and teacher. I am currently a music major at the University of Central Florida. I teach privately and at two high schools in the area. I have taught students as young as 4 years old but I have a special place for middle school/ high school students and a

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Paolo
She is a great teacher! She has the patience necessary but can also provide curriculum structure when needed. She communicates her points very clearly. Highly recommend!
John
Jessie is a great teacher. I took some percussion lessons from her and she was fun and knowledgeable!! Highly recommended

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Kevin F.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin F.

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Discounted online lessons while we work through the Covid-19 crisis! Take 33% off usual rates for March and April!

I have played Pan for 26 years and love to help others learn how fantastic the instrument can be!

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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I am very happy with Kevin. He taught me a lot on the first class. He's very kind and patient in teaching me. I felt very at ease with him. I'm glad I chose him as my steel drum teacher. I highly recommend him!

Joseph T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's from Southern oregon university
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Joseph T.

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Hello, I have been studying percussion academically for over 10 years. I have a masters degree and a bachelor's of music with a focus in percussion performance. I am an approved private instructor for humble isd in Houston Texas. I teach a variety of topics from world percussion to classical as well as jazz, pop, rock and contemporary music styles

About Joseph

I've been studying percussion academically for over ten years and hold two degrees in percussion performance. I studied at the Oregin center of the arts for my bachelor's and recently recital my masters degree from Sam Houston State University. I'm very educated in the subjects of classical music

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Michael C.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Master of Arts in Music Education from Philadelphia University of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael C.

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Students should expect to be challenged. First we start by identifying and labeling all the notes and their names. After learning the notes and how to strike the instrument will move on to learning scales and building chords from those scales. Once we can play some scales and chords we will begin learning your favorite music.

About Michael

Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high sc

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Shane
Excellent, goes above and beyond. Provides you with extra materials to help prepare you for next and future lessons.
Karl
I am very new to the instrument. Michael is patient and teaches me a lot of new knowledge to learn and practice.
Françoise C.
First day was great!!!

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Average Cost of Steel Drums Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute steel drums lessons in San Jose 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 $101 per hour.
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"I feel honored to take lessons from someone who actually played for many years with one of the top steelbands in Trinidad, WITCO Desperadoes. Since I was a beginner, Sterling started with the fundamentals such as identifying the notes on the tenor pan, proper posture, and "sticking" techniques. I progressed to learning and practicing scales, to identifying the Key Signature of a song. He is a patient, gifted musician, who loves sharing his passion for this beautiful instrument."
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"Jessica is a very talented and PATIENT teacher! I am an older student and I find her to be very easy to understand, very encouraging and willing to work at my level and my pace. She is motivating and helps to keep me focused. I have never had an instructor make me feel so capable!! She is truly the best teacher I've ever had!! Highly recommended!!"
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Took Steel Drums lessons from Jessica R.
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"I am very happy with Kevin. He taught me a lot on the first class. He's very kind and patient in teaching me. I felt very at ease with him. I'm glad I chose him as my steel drum teacher. I highly recommend him!"
Roberto de Ocampo
Took Steel Drums lessons from Kevin F.
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"Kevin is a great instructor! I am an adult learning steel drum for the first time with no music bacground."
Tara
Took Steel Drums lessons from Kevin F.
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"I have been taking lessons with Sterling and it has been a great learning experience as well as a great learning atmosphere. I was skeptical at first trying to learn online, but after having some classes with him, my concerns have been erased and now I am actually learning to play the steel pan. Great teacher, patient and kind."
Wanda
Took Steel Drums lessons from Sterling S.
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"Sterling is great!! I am so glad I found this site as there is no one in my small Canadian city that plays steel drums or provides lessons. I love playing the steel drums!"
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Took Steel Drums lessons from Sterling S.