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Chris S. Aurora, CO

Drums! The backbone of the band! I play a wide variety of instruments, but I hop on the drums any time the opportunity presents itself-they're so much fun! You control the time, set the mood, and get to express yourself however you want! When you take drum lessons with me, we really work on your sense of time and how every piece of music revolves around you keeping time with your new instrument. As we develop an understanding of keeping time, we also discuss rudiments. Rudiments are the building blocks of drumming-with each new rudiment you learn, you discover a new way of expressing yourself on the drums. The more rudiments you know, the more you can express yourself freely in your music! As we learn rudiments, you will also be learning how to read drum music, so that you'll not only learn to play, but you'll be learning how to seek out new techniques for yourself to become an independent learner. And, as with all the music lesson I teach, we'll be focusing on songs that YOU

About Chris

A short history of my experience with music and education: The first instrument I learned to play was the guitar in 2001. I played the guitar on the worship team at FBC of Midway in Plant City, FL from 2001 to 2005. I began teaching private music lessons in 2003. I played bass guitar in a Christian rock band called of Anastasis from 2003 to 2005. I played acoustic, electric, and bass guitar on the worship team at Family Worship Center in Lakeland, FL from 2006 to 2012. I worked as a freelance audio engineer with my in-home recording studio throughout college (and now I just do it for fun). I played bass and sang background vocals in a worship band called Skyline from 2007 to 2009. I taught music and trained a student led worship team at Hope Christian Academy from ...

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Anja T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent, patient teacher

Chris is a very patient and encouraging teacher. Also delivers fast success learning a new instrument. Our boys look forward to every lesson and don't mind practicing in between. Great fit for our family and very convenient lessons in our home instead of shuttling the kids to another activity.
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Elizabeth W. February 7, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Guitar lessons with Chris

Chris is a wonderful and patient person who truly understands the concept of music and kids. I am very pleased and so grateful to Chris... he has helped my son come out of his shell....!!!!
Joey I. Aurora, CO

Can teach up to intermediate level in drum technique.

About Joey

My name is Joey and I have been teaching guitar and drums for 4 years. I am 22 years old and have been playing music for 10 years. I have a strong passion for music and teaching, which is why it's my only job. If I am not teaching, I am playing or recording music. Music saved my life. I am completely dedicated to it. I strive to learn every second of my waking existence. And it rewards me. More than any other reward I have ever received, minus love itself. I love inspiring people in anyway I can. I have learned a lot of life's lessons through music, and I am here to share them with you. Here is a quick listen of what I can do for you and what I require of you before lessons begin: Guitar Genres I can teach-Classical, pop, singer/songwriter, reggae, hard rock, metal, blues, country and ...

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Jeff E. January 13, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking guitar lessons from Joey for about 4 months now and let me tell you it is a joy! Joey not only know music, music theory, and musical techniques, he is very passionate about it. He is very patient and can lead you down the path to help you achieve your goals regardless of the experience you currently have with your instrument. He is up front with you that learning to play is not magic, it requires hard work. I am 59 years old and finally decided learn to how to play the guitar after messing around with it on and off over the years. Joey has already got me playing the guitar solo from Maybe I'm Amazed and the intro riff to Purple Haze. He is also teaching me scales and music theory. I am having a blast! I would recommend Joey to anyone in any age group who is serious about learning to play. Thanks, Joey! Jeff Emerson
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JenniferE January 7, 2011
Joey feedback

My son loves working with Joey. He has been really great and a perfect fit for Joshua!
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TimC June 10, 2010
Great Teacher

Joey is an excellent guitar instructor. He is giving my son and myself exactly what each of us needs to be good guitarists, even though we are both at different levels.
Mike M. Littleton, CO

30 years of experience playing all styles, and over 13 years of private drum and percussion instruction. If you have specific goals on your instrument and need some polishing and a fresh approach to your instrument I have just the curriculum for you! Newbies are also a specialty of mine as the majority of my longest running students, some of whom have been with me for over 8 years, started from scratch. Not only do you get a very qualified and respected teacher, but you get a friend and mentor in the local music scene as well. I have performed professionally in over 25 bands of all instrumentation, size and style you can think of! If there is a specific style that you are into, chances are I have performed many live concerts in that genre and will be able to directly help you achieve the same respective goals. I am more than happy to help you or your son or daughter hone their skills through real world application of Rudiments, Chart Reading, Speed and Endurance drills and Creative ...

About Mike

Hi, I'm a professional drummer, percussionist, and composer here in Denver offering a fresh new approach to drum instruction. I teach at two separate locations complete with dual drum sets and a complete sound system that allows for both my students and I to play simultaneously and at full live volume! As a Graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, I've been lucky enough to have studied with some of the most diverse masters of drumset and percussion from several continents around the globe. I've been a player of the drums for over 26 years now, and I'm still practicing and perfecting the art, gaining new friends, students, and live stage experiences on the way. Let me start by saying that I highly value the freedom that I've been able to enjoy by passionately perusing ...

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Ande W. December 31, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
First Time Student

My son has been taking drum lessons with Mike for several months. He had never played drums prior to his first lesson and Mike has been nothing but patient and very professional with him. My son really enjoys the lessons and is learning so much more than I expected. Super happy with Mike and his knowledge of the drums along with his patience and communication. Would highly recommend him!
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Stefan B. November 19, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Mike is a great Drum instructor. I am a beginner and felt he did a great job with my skill level. He has a lesson plan but is very flexible in learning the style of music you want to hear. He helps you achieve the goal you have with drums whether it is to be in a band or just for a hobby.

Lessons are fun and detailed without being boring.
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Eileen W. May 5, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Mike is very excellent at teaching the drums

Mike creates a fun environment when he teaches drumming,i would definitely recommend people who have an interest in drumming to go learn from Mike. He's very talented and admits he's a bit weird but the way he teaches is just fun. he's always telling you what he liked about how you're drumming and how you can improve.
Alexander T. Denver, CO

I teach people how to become all around, musical drummers, by building proper practicing, reading, listening, and playing techniques.

About Alexander

I started playing drums when I was thirteen. My dad is a piano player, and he taught me about playing music, we still play together any time we get the chance. I also started taking drum lessons around this time. By high school I was in the concert band, and then the jazz band for the last three years. I played for the All-City Jazz Band in Denver my senior year of high school. I then went to Adams State College for two years and played in the big band, and percussion ensembles. The big band got the opportunity to go to the University of North Texas Jazz Festival, where I won an outstanding soloist award for a drum solo in one of the songs. I then went to Berklee College of Music for four years for a performance degree. At Berklee I studied all kinds of styles of ...

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zhe M. August 8, 2014
Drum · In studio
Alex is a really dedicated teacher. He tutored me for around 6 months and he taught me amazing rudiments and grooves that I still practice today! He's a very versatile player. Not only did he help me improve my chops, he introduced me to songs by some of the most talented artists in the world. My playing is still very influenced by his technique.

Best,
Kazi
Nathan B. Aurora, CO

Beginning players- All of my lessons follow my own, proven teaching method. All lessons take place with the student at the drum kit playing 90% of the time. I approach all drum lessons beat-by-beat always with a metronome. My goal for the first lesson is to teach at least one basic pattern. We progress through a series of hundreds of different drum patterns that become increasingly more difficult. Every week is a new opportunity to practice clean technique and improve internal timing.

Intermediate players- After a brief assessment of your abilities we will begin discussing concepts of pattern construction. You will start coming up with of your own patterns and ideas. I will provide guidance for more complex fills and I will give tips to help you figure out the right groove for the right song. Every week is a new opportunity to add another tool to your kit.

Advanced players- come and teach ME something! I'm still working on super triplets and sextuplets in 5/4 time :-)

About Nathan

My name is Nathan I am a 28 year old husband and father of 2 boys. My wife and I have been teaching music since 2007. I am an experienced teacher of guitar, drums, and trumpet. My students range from age 6-60. All lessons will be held at our home studio in Aurora, CO. Our home was built as a recording studio and it's perfect for lessons. Our dedicated, sound-proofed, teaching room includes a large viewing window so the student can be seen by parents while they wait without causing unnecessary distractions for the student. No drop-offs, please. My teaching methods are based 100% on the student's abilities. Here is a brief look at what lessons with Nathan B. will look like. *** Lesson Details *** Guitar: Beginning players- I prefer to teach from the Hal Leonard book ...

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Bob F. October 20, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Nathan is a great instructor. My son is 5 years old and had a little trouble at first getting used to taking lessons. Nathan was able to adapt the lessons to my son's needs and he's really enjoying it.

Nathan has a great house for learning. The lessons are held downstairs in a room that has been converted to a recording studio. You access the studio directly from the front door, so you don't feel like you are walking into someone's home, you feel like you are going into a professional recording studio (because you are).

Because he teaches multiple instruments, there are a lot of them hanging around - guitars, electric pianos, etc. This really makes the space feel "musical" and conducive to learning.

It's great that Nathan has two drum sets in his house and my son can play along with him.

I'm really glad we found TakeLessons.com and Nathan in particular.
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Elizabeth M. August 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I am so impressed with Nathan and his ability to work with young children and instruments. First off, he is amazingly skilled in so many different instruments and second, he is very good with teaching those skills in a easy-to-learn way to children. My son is 7 years old and learning the drums. With only three lessons, he can perform a basic 8 count rhythm using both hands and the base with his foot with no prior experience. Nathan is very patient, firm when necessary, and inspiring when he plays. My son is always excited to learn more from him!
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Matt W. June 23, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
He is understanding and an amazing, patient and calm teacher. I wouldn't want any other teacher.
Andrew S. Parker, CO

About Andrew

Andrew has been playing music for 15 years. He has a degree in performance guitar from the world renowned "Musicians Institute" (M.I.) located in Hollywood, California. Andrew is an accomplished electric, acoustic, classical, and bass guitar player, and is also fluent in drums and percussion. Writing and producing original arrangements for classical guitar and even taking on the role of a full band in the studio has been a gift and passion of his for many years. He is a gifted producer, capable of taking your music to the next level. Aside from being a musician, Andrew has spent close to 10 years honing the craft of audio/studio engineering, studying with the likes of Enrico Sesselego (engineer for Steve Vai) and others. What makes Andrew stand out as an audio engineer is his experience ...

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