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Daniel C.

Cleveland, OH

Drum Set; Understanding rhythm and time signature; Djembe, Dun, Dumbek, African Drumming; Tablas, Indian Drumming; Electronic beats and percussion

About Daniel

I am recent graduate of Music Composition and Theory from Antioch College, and I am a veteran of many bands, having performed in some of the largest venues around the country.

I favor a 'learning through experience' instruction style where my students can gain an in-depth understanding of music through the practice of their instrument. My students will quickly and simply learn the essentials of music theory, an understanding of what musical concepts are right for each situation and why, and the ability to compose and improvise musically while they are gaining the technical abilities and ski
lls to flawlessly perform on their instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students will learn about scale, harmony, and its correct application. I will instruct them to quickly grasp the lay-out of their guitar and how it relates to the geometry of music -and thus they will be able to perform in a many styles of music within a very short period of time. This may sound difficult but it is incredibly simple in practice and can easily be learned by students of all ages! In as short of time as one or two lessons even beginning students will be playing beautiful music!

My curriculum is self-designed, but based on the experiential learning techniques, pioneered by Horace Mann, which he has been educated from. I have taught and studied music around the world, to discover the simple basics of music. Within a few short months each of my students has gained technical strength in playing their instrument and a confident understanding of the foundations of music. This teaches them the ability to write, perform, and improvise in any style of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio: iMac for recording, cabinet Acoustic bass amp, Fender guitar amps, drum set, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a vehicle with room to transport equipment.

*** Specialties ***
rock, rhythm and blues, blues, folk, alternative
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TinaB1 June 26, 2012
Very Happy

I'm very happy with my teacher. I feel very comfortable trying to learn something that is new to me and Daniel always answers all of my questions.
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BernieA January 9, 2012
Instructor is very good and easy to work with. I seem to be making progress (slowly).However, I found an "app" called ultimate guitar chords that give fingering for all notes and lets you hear alternate (simpler) fingering to test how it would sound.Depending on how that comes out will may change my plans to continue with lessons after the first four.
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SteveW2 June 23, 2011
great teacher

Daniel is a great teacher. He takes his time and makes the lessons easy to understand.
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Daniel C.

Daniel C.

Cleveland, OH 44121
(4)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Sarah L.

Lakewood, OH

I have been playing drums for over 15 years. Playing live shows and recording for about 10 years. I am a traveling musician and would love to help anyone interested in playing drums.

About Sarah

I have experience with playing drums for over 15 years. I have been playing professionally and traveling with a band for over 8 years. I enjoy teaching to beginner drummers who want to learn how to play a drum set. I also can teach more intermediate and advanced drummers who are looking to play in a band for live shows or recording in a studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have 2 full drum sets available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Will travel with snare drum and possibly full drum set.
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Shawn K. February 26, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
She is a great teacher for my daughter. My daughter suffers from adhd, and Sarah is very patient with my daughter. My daughter has had 3 lessons from Sarah so far and I couldn't be happier with the results so far. On top of everything, Sarah has been patient with me as well, answering questions as I have no knowledge of drums. She has even saved me money by telling me what to buy for my daughter, and what to hold off on for now. I would definitely recommend Sarah.
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Tanya H. July 15, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I am very impressed with Sarah's lessons. My son can be nervous when being taught something new but he has been pretty relaxed with Sarah, I really like how she interacts with him. I can tell that he feels no pressure and I think he is picking things up well, I am impressed with what he can do so far. He wants to keep learning with Sarah and I am happy to support that. I highly recommend Sarah as a drum teacher!
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Sarah L.

Sarah L.

Lakewood, OH 44107
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Anthony T.

Brunswick, OH

I have been teaching drum lessons for 15 years and one thing that I have learned throughout the years is that every student is different. I make it my goal to ensure that every student is taught to their needs, desires and inspirations. When I am teaching I don't just go through a checklist, but rather, I search to find what inspires my students. It's important to me that my students are not only motivated to practice, but that they also gain an understanding of how to learn on their own.

About Anthony

My name is Anthony and I am a professional drummer and percussionist that recently moved back to the Cleveland area from NYC (Where I studied and performed for 5 years). I am looking for serious and committed drum/percussion students.

I have a degree from the Newschool for Jazz and Contemporary Music and I have more than 15 years of teaching and performing experience. I have toured and performed all over NYC, the united states and in Europe. I am fluent in many different genres of music and I specialize on drum set, cajon and other percussion instruments.
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Philip G. July 15, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Anthony has exceeded my expectations and has made my decision to take up drums again! I'm 38 and haven't played since junior high! I just recently received a drum kit from a coworker that needed some restoring and Anthony helped me get and tune new drum heads. He can be reached at anytime with questions or concerns and always without hesitation helps out!
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Apreye B. November 19, 2014
Drum · In studio
I took lessons with Anthony for more than a year as a complete beginner. His teaching style was responsive to my level of experience (zero at the time), and area(s) of interest. I thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons and would highly recommend him as a teacher. He helped to expand my creativity and boldness. I even started transposing music that I had heard so that they can be used in lessons. We started getting into music theory - which was so much fun because he made it very accessible. He is an amazing drummer, good-natured, and very knowledgeable & passionate about percussion.
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Steve H. November 12, 2014
Drum · In studio
I began playing drums at age 32. My wife found Anthony by calling local music stores and he came highly recommended. I was a little taken back that I was getting lessons from a 18 year old kid, but wow, he did not disappoint. I took lessons for 4 years with him before he moved to New York, and when he moved back, I began back with him. He also began teaching my then 7 year old son. We both loved working with him. He took the time to make sure you understood what he was teaching and went above the protocol of professionalism. I highly recommend him to anyone that wants the detailed fundamentals of drumming, and the caring nature of your well being in percussion. I give him 10 stars...5 from me and 5 from my son Kyle! Rock on!
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Anthony T.

Brunswick, OH 44212
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Eddie B.

Westlake, OH

I have been teaching drums to all ages for the past 10 years. I have learned drums from Derico Watson, Fred Knapp, Alvaro Lopez, Mike Clark and Virgil Donati. Have the satisfaction that the majority of my students are active players and going places. I have toured many many cities across the United States. I have played and filled in for some international Latin Christian artists. I played and recorded with my former hard rock band nonstop for 4 years.

About Eddie

I have been playing drums for 18 years. I have played live in many major cities across the US. Started teaching in the year 2005 to many students. Been in many bands and have recorded in the studio. I have studied under some of the best drummers in the world. I started playing at church and that helped me cover many styles of contemporary styles along with Pop, Rock etc. Some of my influences are Virgil Donati, Morgan Rose, Alvaro Lopez, Terry Bozzio, Mike Clark, Dennis Chambers, Mike Mangini, Derico Watson just to name a few. I have enough experience to teach anybody how to prepare for real l
ife situations out there.
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Eddie B.

Westlake, OH 44145
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jay R.

Cleveland, OH

I believe that all drumming comes down to solid technique and fundamentals. I can help beginners lay the foundation for their technique, or more advanced students continue to refine their touch, time and expression in all styles of drumming.

About Jay

I am a freelance percussionist based in Cleveland, Ohio. My current performance career is primarily in orchestral settings, but I also have experience in a variety of other contexts, including solo recitals, chamber music, symphonic band, musical theater, marching, jazz, rock and latin.

I received my Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music in 2013, and my Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015. I have studied with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic and London Philharmonic, as wel
l as great soloists and chamber musicians.

I have taught at a variety of levels, from group hand drumming courses, to high school masterclasses, to advanced audition coaching. Whatever instrument or style a student is interested in, I enjoy helping to develop core musical and technical fundamentals in a way that is customized for each individual.

Every person has some level of unique musicality within them. I look forward to helping you find yours and grow it to its fullest potential. Often I learn a lot myself through the process of teaching, so let's learn together!

Since I teach a variety of instruments, I have no equipment requirements for all students. However, I do request that students who are just starting out have a minimum of a practice pad such as the Remo 8" tunable pad or comparable, and a pair of drum sticks such as Vic Firth SD1 or comparable.

Due to my constantly changing schedule as a freelancer, I am very flexible for lesson times. If you don't see a time that works for you, please still get in touch and we can find a suitable time.
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Brian August 2, 2015
I have known Jay Ritchie for quite some time and he has always exhibited exemplary playing and teaching abilities. He is constantly striving for and achieves excellence in both areas. We've had a lot of ensemble experience together and in every ocassion he takes the time and has the patience to mentor younger students. He has had many leadership roles and those students that he tutors invariably leave the ensemble with confidence in their own abilities.

As a clinician, Jay presents engaging material in an interactive and participatory way. While I've seen many clinicians talk about worn-out topics, Jay always focuses on important areas such as phrasing, ensemble playing, and general musicianship. His masterclasses are always thoroughly researched and masterfully executed.

Jay is the ideal private lessons teacher because he's so experienced in every idiom in the percussive field. Whether you hope to be a professional orchestral player, drum set artist, hand drum specialist, or marimbist, Jay is the guy to study with for an inexhaustible wealth of knowledge. Because of his expertise as a player and his patience, encouragement, and sensitivity as a private lessons teacher, I recommend
Jay in the strongest possible terms.
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Jay R.

Jay R.

Cleveland, OH 44106
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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