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Mike F.

Arlington, TX

Snare
Mallet Percussion
Djembe
Marching Percussion

About Mike

Music is my life and air. I started playing the drums when I was 12 years old. I played in every band and music ensemble I could throughout junior high, high school, and college. I have played in bands outside of school with music styles ranging from Rock, Punk, Hardcore, Metal, and Hip Hop. Since 2008, I have been teaching private drum set lessons and marching percussion to students of all ages and backgrounds, including Special Needs.

Recently, I attended the University of Texas at Arlington where I furthered my education in music teaching, music theory, performance, and percussion. I a
m also an experienced Djembe and Didgeridoo performer. Teaching and encouraging others in music comes naturally to me, and my degree in Music Business supports knowing how to prepare lessons and curriculum so students succeed.

*** Lesson Details ***
I love what I do and want my students to be excited not only to take lessons with me, but excited to go home and practice to further their skills as well. My lessons are focused and adaptable to the needs of each student. I have a wide range of teaching materials, equipment, and a personal library of method books for students to view and use. I do expect and encourage my students to practice at least 5 minutes a day. You will be amazed at how effective this is and how 5 minutes usually turns into 30 minutes of solid enjoyable practice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
DW drumset, single and double pedal, practice pads, Vic Firth Bell Kit, Boom Whackers, hand drums, and a personal library of method books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sticks, books, DW practice pad drum set, snare practice pads, music stand, and a laptop for references of appropriate drum videos/music.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Punk, Hardcore, Metal, and Hip Hop. Also skilled in marching percussion, mallet percussion, and hand drumming.
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Reviews

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Lynn S. October 14, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Learned a lot

Lessons were fun but structured to maximize learning. Took my sons playing to a whole new level.
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Mark P. June 11, 2013
Drum
dedicated fun teacher

ive known Mike for a few years. he really puts all his effort and passion into teaching. he loves drums and knows how to communicate that feel to others. he is well versed and experienced on all types of percussion having been to acclaimed university programs. for both kids and adults Mike reaches out and brings the joy of music!!!!!!!
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Nathan F. June 8, 2013
Drum
Great drummer and great guy

Mike volunteers drumming for the band I lead at a local church. Regardless of how difficult the song selection is, he nails his part every week. Mike's experience with diverse musical genres allows him to draw upon a wide range of rhythms and techniques. In addition to his talent, Mike's character stands out as well. Each week he arrives early, is prepared, and friendly.
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Mike F.

Mike F.

Arlington, TX 76013
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Gerson R.

Irving, TX

If its the first time playing drums I can help you learn how to play. If you have been playing for a while I can teach you on how to improve your technique and be a better pocket drum player. For advanced drummers, we will focus on finger technique improving foot speed playing with click and over the click and learning Latin rhythms and many more creative ideas.

About Gerson

Hey guys, my name is Gerson born and raised in Irving, TX. I am from the DFW area. I was introduce to drums at a very young age in my early pre-teen life. I've been playing drums for over eight years right now. I grew up playing at my church and seeing myself grow there. As the years gone by I was introduce to a great global drummer in the Christian market name Keith Banks. Were I went to learn more about drums at Christ For The Nations Institute. Then after that I played and travel with many worship bands around the DFW area and around the US. After that I went to study music theory and jazz,
at North Lake College were it help me grow even more as musician. I was thought by a great jazz drummer name Gene Glover who played in the 1 o-clock bad at North Texas and many more jazz artist. Right now I am playing drums at my home church Iglesia Envagelica Bethel in Irving TX, and currently touring and playing drums for Denis Campos.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a vision where I see my student take his drumming to a level where he can never imagine. I am a very laid back person, I never want to pressure a student or make them feel uncomfortable at any time. The curriculum that I use includes basic drums notations and time signatures which is by Mark Wessels A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum. If the student practices consistently they will understand how drums can relate to the music learning how to keep time and be a great pocket drummer, and develop their foot speed and hands.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio Lessons are in the garage which includes carpet, recording studio, drums, bass, guitars, mics, and seating. No pets. Parking on the side or street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They should have a metronome a drum set, sticks, practice pad and a notebook. I usually bring my sticks and sometimes cymbals if they don't have any. The student needs to provide a full drum kit if he or she does not want to use a practice pad.

*** Specialties ***
I like to get connected with the student make him feel comfortable. The styles that I teach is in Latin jazz. Progressive and contemporary also funk and gospel.
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Marat O. September 12, 2014
Drum · In studio
He is great! Awesome teacher, taught me how to play quick and easy. He is a real professional and i recommend him for anyone who needs lessons.
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Dyan B. August 22, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
We met up with Gerson at Murphy's Music in Irving for our drum lessons. Gerson is as he describes himself, "very laid back and easy going". I would add that he was always professional and knows when to challenge and help his student grow.
He will make you feel at ease and meet you at whatever level you are at.
You can tell he has a great passion for music and why he makes it his chosen profession. We found him to be very reliable and yet flexible should schedules change.
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Gerson R.

Gerson R.

Irving, TX 75062
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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James F.

Dallas, TX

About James

James Director of Music at Akiba Academy graduated from Richardson HS in Richardson Texas. He holds a BM in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas and is a certified k-12 music teacher in both Texas and Colorado. James started his professional performance career in 1990 with Dallas' own Blues great Al 'TNT' Braggs, and continues to perform in various local groups. As a professional player, he has experienced both national and international tours while playing with a multitude of outstanding performers. James has over ten years experience teaching in public schools, from elementary
music to middle/high school band & choir; to adjunct saxophone at Mesa State College in Grand Junction Colorado. As a Band director, he inspires a strong foundation of musicianship ensuring meaningful musical experiences for his students both in rehearsal, and in performance. Additionally, he has been teaching private music lessons for over 20 years and has developed a very efficient and flexible teaching style, which ensures for his students, the maximum musical enjoyment that comes with an invaluable sense achievement.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are planned and tailored to the specific needs and goals of each student.

Basic outline of music curriculum:

• Instrument assembly, care, and maintenance.
• Hand and body posture/technique.
• Tone production, articulation, multi-phonics and vibrato.
• Method Books/Etude Books.
• Strategies for efficient practicing and performance prep.
• Reading music
• Music theory - scales, arpeggios, harmony, and ear training
• Repertoire - build a list of pieces that you study and perform
• Purposeful listening
• Improvisation/composition
• Transcribing

Materials needed:
• Instrument in good playing condition
• All sheet music, books, and recordings
• Lesson logbook
• Metronome - mobile app is acceptable
• Tuner - mobile app is acceptable

*** Specialties ***
Saxophone full well-rounded approach utilizing several books/recordings. I am a strong theory teacher and stress proper technique throughout. I always tailor my methods and materials to the specific needs of each student. I also stress good practice skills/habits and make a point to build a performance repertoire and provide students with performance opportunities often.
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Aliva K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
great teacher

Mr Falcon James is a wonderful teacher and we are very happy with his teaching skills and ability. He is a great teacher and a wonderful person. We are very excited to have him as our child's instructor!!
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James F.

James F.

Dallas, TX 75287
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ryan B.

Allen, TX

I teach a variety of forms of percussion, including congas, tambourine, shakers, etc.

About Ryan

Hey There! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 20 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.

I have been with TakeLessons for over two years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!

For guitar, bass and drums, I can teach the basi
c beginner to the advanced. I teach electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and acoustic and electric drums

For piano, I teach beginner levels only.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!

Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.

Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.

Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available:
keyboard
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
electric guitar
2 amplifiers

*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, bass guitar

*** Specialties ***
I use tab and chord chart methods, as well as sheet music.I have experience in all styles of music
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Angelica M. June 29, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ryan was very friendly and upbeat and worked so well with my 12 year old daughter.
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Julielle N. June 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He is REALLY funny and he takes it slow. He doesn't rush you or anything like that.
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Rafa G. June 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Fun, outgoing, and experienced! Captured my child's attention from the beginning and held it all the way through the lesson. Got him excited about practicing!
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Allen, TX 75002
(12)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ben P.

Dallas, TX

I teach beginner to advanced drum set students. I teach all styles of music.

About Ben

Hi! My name is Ben and I am a professional drummer in Dallas TX. I have been teaching and performing drums for 8 years. I am well versed in many styles of music and can teach you jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk, electronic, latin, world, musical theatre and more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to keep the atmosphere laid back but at the same time work hard to get good at the drums! After 3 months you will know the basic mechanics of drumming and by 6 months you will be playing along to songs and groovin'!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Instruments provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provi
de my own sticks. Students should have sticks and instruments or pads.

*** Specialties ***
I play and teach all styles of music
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Ben P.

Ben P.

Dallas, TX 75287
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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