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John S.

Lancaster, OH

About John

I have been interested in drums for as long as I can remember. When I was very young I remember trying to imitate drummers from the bands I was listening to at the time. I had a toy field goal kicker that would kick a ball through the goal posts when I pressed down on the player's helmet. I remember taking the goal posts apart and using them as drumsticks. I would use those "drumsticks" to play on the side of my bed when listening to my favorite drummers. My interest in drumming hasn't diminished at all since those days.

I joined the school band program when I was in the fifth grade an
d I have played the drums for over 30 years in a variety of musical settings such as marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, worship team and home recording. A group of neighbors and schoolmates that I kept in touch with over the years contacted me sometime ago and asked me to record drum tracks for them. I'm privileged to have the opportunity to play on some of their albums.

I'm very thankful for the great drum instruction I have received over the years. In high school I studied with a drummer who played with musicians and bands such as The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Woody Herman, Diane Schuur, Maynard Ferguson and Tony Bennett. I have no doubt that these lessons played a big role in me winning the 1987 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award in high school. I have also attended Capital University’s Summer Drumset Workshop and a Drum Fantasy Camp at Seton Hall University. Some of the instructors involved at these university events were performers/educators such as Steve Houghton, Ed Soph, Steve Smith and Dave Weckl.

Drum lessons really helped advance my understanding of music and drumming. I improved my reading, listening and technical skills and even began transcribing drum parts. I now use Sibelius software for transcriptions. I enjoy passing along to students what I've learned from my excellent teachers and would be happy to help with just about any style of music (Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Latin, etc.).

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to help each student realize their personal goals in drumming. I help them do that by building a good foundation and then adding to that foundation. Building the foundation can include method books, rudiments, playing with a metronome and developing reading skills. After this foundation has been built we then use these skills to, most importantly, make some music. We will listen to and analyze the drumming of many important players and incorporate their innovations into our own musical personalities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a drum set in a finished basement with seating for parents available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring method books, but the student will need to have everything else (instrument, sticks, stereo with headphones, etc.). A smoke-free environment will also need to be available.

*** Specialties ***
I grew up with rock music for the most part but over the years I've tried to develop competency with as many musical styles as possible (Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Country, R&B, Reggae, Motown, etc.).

Please see my latest article on the TakeLessons blog: http://takelessons.com/blog/used-drum-kits.
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shawn B. April 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
First thing,John and his family are very nice people.Being a little older person looking to play as a hobby. I still knew that in order to even be a decent drummer, you have to learn the fundamentals first.John in my opinion is like a professor of the drums.Like anything worth anything in life,it takes lots of hard work and practice in order to come close to perfection.John has the knowledge to give you all the tools that you need to strive towards that perfection.
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Mario F. October 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
John is a wonderful drum instructor. I was very interested in learning the underlying drum structure and rudiments before progressing on into other complicated drum techniques. His teaching style is perfect for everyone from a beginner to an advanced player. He has an in depth knowledge of the drumming industry from his own personal experiences and from teaching as well. He is able to communicate in such a way that is very easy to understand for both the lessons and the practice homework. I highly recommend John!
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Jennifer M. July 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
John is great! He has a lot of patience with my son. My son is eight and a beginner.
Nice clean house, with a good learning environment. My son looks forward to his lessons and practice because of John's enthusiasm.
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John S.

John S.

Lancaster, OH 43130
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

About Ben

Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.

Education

BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio St
ate University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad

Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Professor Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich'™s Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers'™ Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU'™s Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.
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Mauricio G. January 24, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. December 16, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. October 8, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.
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Ben U.

Ben U.

Columbus, OH 43220
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Szu-Yu C.

Columbus, OH

About Szu-Yu

Szu-Yu is a young professional in classical vocal performance, who maintains a highly active and learning in voice studio with high level of technical skills.

EDUCATION
 Doctor of Musical Art- Vocal Performance(Soprano) - The Ohio State University, School of Music. (2014)
 Master of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance degrees: Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Music.(2009)
ADDITIONAL STUDIES
 Master class: Thomas Grubb - 2005
 Master class: Koyama - 2005
 Master class: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2006
 Accademia Internazionale dell’Opera: Maurizio Co
laccichi - 2007
 Ensemble studies: Barbara Honn - 2008
 International Asian Opera Workshop: Sarah Holman, Robin Rice - 2009
VOCAL STUDIES
 Robin Rice The Ohio State University, School of Music
VOCAL COACHINGS
 Edward Bak The Ohio State University, School of Music
PERFORMING EXPERIENCE
 Soprano solo Misa Tango Luis Bacalov
 Gilda, scenes Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi
 Zerlina, scene Don Giovanni W.A. Mozart
 Adina, scenes L’elisir D’amore Gaetano Donizetti
 Fiordiligi, scene Così fan tutte W.A. Mozart
 First lady, scene Die Zaubeflöte W.A. Mozart
 Servilia, scene La clemenza di Tito W.A. Mozart
 Bastienne, scene Bastien und Bastienne W.A. Mozart
WORK EXPERIENCE
 • June 2007- Sep 2010: Piano teacher, Yi-Bao Daycare.
 • Sep 2006- June 2009: Hosting professionals from aboard, TNUA
 • Sep 2003- Present: Professional music freelancer, singing and playing piano for weddings, openings and holidays.
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Xiao S. November 1, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
i really liked her. she was kind patient and talented.
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Gabrielle G. September 22, 2015
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
A few technical issues at the very beginning, it was difficult to hear and talk with clarity, but that was resolved and the experience was very good.
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Kelly G. June 9, 2015
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher !
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Szu-Yu C.

Columbus, OH 43210
(5)
starting at
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Travis S.

Columbus, OH

About Travis

Hello! I am offering my services as a music teacher. I have been playing guitar and piano since I was 10 years old (and I'm 26 now!). I was classically trained for over 10 years, until finally decided to cease private lessons and begin my music production and composing career.

I currently have multiple original compositions online with anywhere between 20,000 plays to over 1 million on youtube and other music hosting websites. My expertise lies in virtual instrumentation.

I can offer traditional music lessons in Piano and Guitar or, a more unique approach that would involve recording, pr
oduction, mastering techniques, virtual and digital audio and more.

I work well with children and youth. I work for the State of Ohio as a counselor for youth with disabilities. I have a masters degree in professional counseling.

If you have any questions about what I can offer, don't hesitate to contact me!!
Thanks for reading!

-Travis
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Cami November 28, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Travis is very talented and also very patient! My daughter loves him because he's kind and he doesn't get angry when she doesn't get it. He laughs with her and they just keep trying. He's the best teacher we've ever had (we've tried three). We'll be sticking with Travis!
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James November 24, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Wow, where to begin...I've been taking lessons from Travis for a few years now, and I can't describe how much I appreciate this man. He is an exorbitantly talented musician, composer and producer. His compositions are breath taking. I always tell him that I'm shocked he isn't in Hollywood scoring blockbuster films. His teaching style is fantastic. He always adapts and manipulates his teaching to the student. He never just follows a book - he uses books, internet resources, his own knowledge and a piece of paper and ANYTHING else he thinks will benefit the student. If you are taking lessons on guitar - he helps explain music theory on the piano. If you take lessons on piano, he helps explain things on the guitar. His vast knowledge is just perfect for teaching music lessons. I can't recommend him enough!
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Angela November 24, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Incredible. My kids love him! They are so excited to go to lessons and see him every week. He is so good with kids! In fact, he might be a better teacher than he is a musician! (Okay, at least just AS good!). I love hearing what my kids have learned after having a class with him. Highly recommend!
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Travis S.

Columbus, OH 43207
(4)
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Edward S.

Pleasantville, OH

About Edward

Hi! My name is Ed. As a lifelong lover of music, it has become my passion in life to teach others how to play an isntrument, excel at that instrument and instill a love of music for a lifetime of musical adventure.

I started on my journey at age seven on the piano. When fifth grade came, I knew that I had to learn something new. I decided on the trumpet. Through school I played trumpet and later euphonium in concert bands, brass choirs, and of course the marching band. After high school, I played music in college. Attending Ohio University, I joined The Most Exciting Band In The Land, T
he Ohio University Marching 110. After college, I took up the guitar and bass guitar. I soon began writing and performing my own songs. I have spent over twenty years performing in bands and as a worship leader in church. It has become my mission to help others learn at their own pace, choosing music that lights a spark within them. I will teach to my student's needs.
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Jill August 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Ed has not only been a music teacher to my kids, but someone they look up to and talk to. They look forward to their time with him every week!
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Jill August 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Ed has not only been a music teacher to my kids, but someone they look up to and talk to. They look forward to their time with him every week!
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Elizabeth August 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Ed is a wonderful teacher! Very patient and helpful to students of all ages. He is able to help with a variety of styles of music. Highly recommend.
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Edward S.

Edward S.

Pleasantville, OH 43148
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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