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Chris L.

Windsor Locks, CT
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Chris L.

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I am a percussionist/drummer located in Windsor Locks, CT. I have been playing drums since I have been seven years old and have been teaching for 11 years. I have played all over the world and have taught students as young as four all the way to fifty years old as well as teaching at Boston University. I have my bachelors in percussion from Indiana University, masters in percussion from Boston University, and graduate diploma in percussion from New England Conservatory.

About Chris

Chris Latournes has maintained a private studio in his home for the past eleven years and has taught students ranging from elementary to collegiate level teaching percussion at Boston University. Chris has a bachelors degree in percussion from Indiana University studying with John Tafoya, a master

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Aya K.

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Hamden, CT
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded 1st Prize, Percussion Audition from Percussive Arts Society of Boston
  • Master Degree in Percussion Performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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Aya K.

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-Caring teacher with more than 15 years of experience at public schools and
private music schools
-Strong back ground in music education and performing
-Dedicated to create fun yet stable learning environment and inspiring students to
do their best
-Welcomes all levels and styles, ages 5 to adult
-Also offers preparation for regional and all state band percussion auditions

Ms. Aya is currently a percussionist for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and a sponsored artist of SABIAN Cymbals.

"I enjoy teaching students, helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve and more importantly, SHRE THE JOY OF PLAYING MUSIC !"

About Aya

• Principal percussionist of the New Haven Symphony • Hold a master degree in Music • Caring teacher for kids and adults with more than 15 years of experience • Dedicated to create fun yet stable learning environment and inspiring students to do their best "I enjoy teaching students, helping the

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Kaiser
Lesson for me and my 6 yr old daughter went well. Seems good with kids.
Henrique
I took lessons with Aya when I was in high school 13 years ago. She was very inspiring and because of her I decided to major in Music. I’m currently finishing my doctorate in Music and I am much indebted to her for exposing me to such a high level of artistry and instilling me with so much confidence at such a young age. I have very fond memories of Aya’s wonderful teaching.
Kevin
I used to take lessons with her when I was in high school. Because of her, I got in the all state band two years in a row and I had a blast.

James B.

New Britain, CT
Starting at $75
  • Music Education from Western CT State College
  • Awarded Concert Master from Western CT State College Wind Ensemble
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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James B.

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Snare Drum instruction....I normally use the Standard of Excellence method books for many of my students; however, I am open minded to adjusting to each individual student's musical needs, whether it be Jazz, Classical, or whatever style music the student is focusing on. Other excellent methods are the Ed Sueta Book, Rubank Method, Breeze Easy, Achievement in Excellence, and perhaps the First Division Method Book. For Drummers, I prefer the Haskell Harr Method, or the Buddy Rich Method Book, as well as the Breeze Easy Method. I always play my instrument along with the student so that he/she can hear how the music is supposed to be played in regards to the notes as well as the rhythm! This way, we all have fun learning!

About James

Hello! I am James and I have taught in the public schools in Connecticut for 35 years teaching all the Band instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums), and also piano. I have also taught beginning violin, viola, and cello. I have taught privately for many years and h

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Deon J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Teaches students 7 to 18
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from Grambling State University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Deon J.

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Students will learn the basics of becoming a premier instrumentalist. I will teach them everything they need to know about their instrument and prepare them for recital.

About Deon

I am a professional saxophonist with a degree in Music Education and Criminal Justice. I attended Grambling State University and Lane College I have performed with various ensembles: The World Famed Tiger Marching Band, University of Memphis Symphonic Ensemble. In the past, I have worked for the Da

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Kevin C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaching since 2017
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music the

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Joseph
We are three lessons in so far with Kevin. He is working with my 15 year old on his electric guitar skills. So far, he has evaluated my son's skills, worked on bar chords, a couple of songs, and they changed the strings on the guitar. My son is enjoying the lessons and is very responsive to Kevin's teaching style. We are early in the lessons, but I am pleased with the overall progress.
Jeff
I’ve had the pleasure of jamming with Kevin a few times at his studio, where he also gave me guitar lessons. I’m normally a piano player, and had no experience with guitar, but he decided to take me in and teach me what he knew. From the first lesson, I immediately knew, “This guy knows what he’s doing!” I highly recommend him as a teacher. He’ll definitely help you grow.
Christopher D.
Kevin is an excellent guitar player! I’ve had a few jam sessions with him at his studio playing the keys as he played guitar and drums. He taught me some chords on the guitar and I picked them up so easily. I thought immediately, “This guys knows what he’s doing!” He plays Guitar, Bass, and Drums, and I definitely recommend learning from him.

Carmen C.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Academic Achievement Award from Bank of America
  • Classical Percussion Performance Major from San Jose State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carmen C.

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"I teach all styles of drumming, but I try to match the student with the style that they love. It’s that love of music that will push them to try harder, reach farther and become a true musician. My students have the opportunity to learn how to read, write and transcribe drum charts as well how to maintain and tune their drums. I teach my students how to play along with recordings and encourage them to join a band or ensemble so that they can experience the joy of music from the start."

About Carmen

I have been a teacher and performer in the San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years. I teach Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Classical styles on drum set and percussion instruments. I provide all of the sheet music as well as the recordings that I utilize for the student's assignments.

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Kay D.
Carmen is top notch! She has been teaching our children for five years, and has been extraordinary all the way. It began when she personally delivered a used drum set to our home that she hand selected for us. Then it continues with her high energy and motivational techniques to make the lessons fun - yet challenging and exciting as well. Technology is engaged to maintain the experience at home.

Carmen's communication is second to none as well. We often work during the lessons and a sitter drives the kids to their lessons. Carmen makes sure to follow up with us (when needed) regarding lesson plans, areas to improve, and even readiness for future tasks. In a word - amazing!

We are so grateful to have Carmen as the person to foster in our children a lifelong love of music and an eagerness to learn about it. Thanks, Carmen!
Maria Farah Gwendolyn R.
Effective instructor. She spreads positivity and makes learning fun. The best indeed!
Agata O.
Carmen has been teaching drums to my now 10-year old son for three years. Her patience, extensive repertoire of teaching methods always adapted to his learning style and progress, her contagious energy and her love of all things drums kept my son's motivation high and let him grow his abilities. I am very proud and impressed when he reads drums scores or figures out the beat of a song. Perhaps the two hardest parts for this young man were learning to play with the metronome and regularly practicing his rudiments. Carmen's many teacher's tricks, including books, posters, recordings, apps and well timed challenges with awesome awards have helped him stay on track.

Carmen keeps detailed notes about each of her students so her attention is always spot on and personalized. She makes herself available for any questions outside the classroom. A great person to be around and a talented musician, Carmen will find a way to make you into the drummer you dream to be.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Bristol, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Bristol is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Carmen is a dedicated, hardworking professional. She is super passionate about making and teaching music. She is a great role model for my daughter, who has been taking lesson from Carmen for about 4 years now. Carmen's style of teaching is very student-centered. She listens to my daughter patiently and they select together what songs to work on. My daughter is a drummer for a high school rock band, and it's a pleasure to see her perform, showcasing what she has been learning from Carmen. We also enjoy Carmen's upbeat, laid back personality. We highly recommend Carmen!"
Yoko
Took Drum lessons from Carmen C.
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"Michael has been a great teacher,always positive and encouraging."
William
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Thor is the best drummer and teacher! I’m so thankful for the rhythmic wisdom he shared in our online lessons. It helped take my drumming to the next level. Highly recommended 10/10"
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Thor B.
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"Great teacher, very patient with me and was always flexible with my schedule. Great rate for great lessons. Can't recommend him enough!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Both of my boys like him , he is very professional and has a lot of patience to teach my oldest son who has learning disability."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"I took lessons from Ray for about 4 months because I wanted to take my drumming skills to the next level. Ray's teaching method is unique and effective. It's simple as that!. After 2 lessons my band mates started noticing better chops, more control on the drum set (as far as dynamics) and tasteful fills. My hand/foot coordination has improved radically thanks to those exercises customized and developed by Ray that target the weak areas. At my first lesson, Ray and I discussed my short but demanding list of concepts that I wanted to work. He was able to understand all my concerns in a heartbeat and put together a teaching plan that covered more than what I was expecting. Needless to say that Ray is a humble person and a great drummer ( I stole a of of licks from him!). The studio is very neat and organized. It has technology and equipment that as a student you can use for free. Another advantage is that Ray's studio has two drum sets so the theory and the actual practice happen in real time. Also, the studio location is very convenience. If you are a drummer looking for effective drum lessons, any style, any level don't hesitate to contact Ray. You won't regret it!. He is an A+ drum instructor."
Marcelo a.k.a Matx The Drummer
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"My son’s first lesson went really well! Mr. Charles was really accommodating - as we were running late and he patiently waited and completed our full first session. My son is already looking to his next lesson."
Kenyatta
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"I started studying with Dave at the young age of 15. Under his care, he instilled in me a passion for music and the drums that I don’t think I would’ve gotten anywhere else. Because of him, I entered into Berklee College of Music as a competent MUSICIAN, never mind drummer. If you’re serious about learning how to play drums, you want an instructor whose passion is infectious, who will inspire you to want to get better after every lesson. I can’t recommend anyone higher than I recommend Dave."
Geoff M.
Took Drum lessons from David R.
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"So fun and encouraging!"
Rowan
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"We decided to get our son involved in something that doesn't require a gaming controller and he chose drums. We picked Tom out of the gate and I told my son that if he didn't mesh with him that we could find another instructor. After my son got over his initial shyness and intimidation, he warmed up to Tom and now looks forward to his lesson days. Tom ALWAYS is encouraging and supportive which has helped build my son's confidence and stoke his passion for something other than XBox. He has been flexible with us when needed. I would highly recommend Tom as an instructor."
Brad
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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