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Mattia C.

Mattia C.

4.9(35)
Ciao guys, Mattia here. Have you ever wanted to play drums but you don’t know how to start? Or have you played for a while and feel stuck, like you’re losing time or missing a piece? I felt the same when I first started, but private lessons helped me achieve my goals and become the person I am today: A Professional Musician. If I did it, so can you. I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals through a personalized path which includes technique + reading; groove like pop, rock, jazz; fills + solos; and anything else you wanna work on. Are you ready to improve your skills?
$1$27
/30 mins
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Justin L.

Justin L.

5(13)
Want to learn to play drums or get your drum chops even better? I can help! Ever since I started drumming at 10 years old, I fell in love. I've toured the country in multiple pop/ rock acts as the drummer and have tracked on countless albums. Come get better at drums at the beautiful Four Horsemen Studios with Justin.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Cindle V.

Cindle V.

4.9(23)
A fun way to practice and learn how to play the drums.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Evan W.

Evan W.

5(23)
Professional teacher since 2008. Started with a snare drum in fourth grade and never stopped! Alumnus of University of Washington (BM, cum laude, Jazz Studies) + Roosevelt High School. I make sure to teach students what they are most interested in while also providing them with a strong musical foundation they can apply to any path.
$1$40
/30 mins
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Douglas O.

Douglas O.

5(12)
Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Aaron C.

Aaron C.

4.9(43)
We will develop solid time, technique, reading, and rudiments. To foster musicality we will focus on critical listening . We will focus on effective practicing to maximize our efforts. We will learn to apply rudiments and stickings around the drums for interesting and dynamic fills. We will play together to focus on listening and ensemble skills. We also have the ability to record our lessons for later review.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Casey C.

Casey C.

4.9(40)
I have developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on: -building an understanding and relationship with each drum -the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming -how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums -basic mechanical techniques -development of each limb -learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them -learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set -gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer -learning your favorite songs on drums -how to play in a band
$1$40
/30 mins
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Murray P.

Murray P.

4.9(119)
Snare Drum - Orchestra Percussion - Proper sitting & standing posture - Care & tuning of snare drum - Proper hand placement - Stone & Moeller technique -Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family - Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets - Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track Drum Set - Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming - Reading various time signatures - Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc... - Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track - Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods - Double bass drumming concepts - Tuning & maintenance - Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills Hand Percussion - Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more. - All styes & rhythms
$1$35
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My son and I take lessons from "Mr. Matt." He is always enthusiastic and supportive even if we're not the most musically talented. We love his mix of basic essentials, music style and theory, and plai

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Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves h

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