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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn about keeping basic time as well as how to generate good tone on the djembe.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Matthew H.

132 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
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Matthew H.

132 Reviews
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Beginner to intermediate Djembe is just plain fun and I love to teach it.

About Matthew

Learn How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! See How Associates Of Mine Made it On “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Learn Easy Achievable "Baby Steps" To Get You Started. 12 Steps

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Cole T.
My grandson had a great lesson. Matthew is an excellent teacher for the beginner or non-beginner harmonica student. Very personable, knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Ricardo A.
Good first class season
Tony V
I enjoyed the lessons, as I have taken lessons previously. Matt has broken down the music as well as the progression very well and made it very easy to follow and play. I highly recommend takelessons.

Aaron B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Studio Recording and Production from Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
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Aaron B.

17 Reviews
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Hands on technique on basic tones for a variety of drums, most importantly yours.
Stylistic and traditional rhythms as well as exercises to lay a solid foundation to build your skill on. Personal and fun to play at any level.

About Aaron

Teaching drums professionally since 1998, Aaron has influenced hundreds of budding musicians to get the most from their instrument. He has studied privately with Rob Laytham (Modern Drummer columnist), Joe Leroux (marching band guru), Gary Chaffe (legendary drummer) and many others throughout the

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Patricia M.
Great instructor! I look forward to my lessons
Julie
Aaron is so great at meeting me where I am musically and giving helpful guidance to progress. I really appreciate his approach.
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Djembe:
A rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. Starting with basics of learning hand techniques, rhythms, tuning, and bass, tone, and slap, which have low, medium, and high pitch, to play along with songs.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.

Peter M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • B.S. Speech - Performance Studies from Northwestern University
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter M.

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Find the voice of the djembe without the pain! Learn to play your drum along with any kind of music! You will learn to speak the words which represent the tones of the drum, and quickly learn multiple parts of rhythms you'll remember forever! We can also explore the family of 3 Dunun (Bass Drums) and the other rhythmic instruments such as shakers and bells. Easily understand the "clave" patterns and rhythmic structures of African drumming, with a look to their roots in countries such as Guinea and Senegal, as well as how they have evolved into popular American culture.

About Peter

I am a student of various great drum teachers from many backgrounds. Experienced players enjoy jamming with me, but I have been told that I am especially gifted at helping beginners feel comfortable finding rhythms and sounds out of any instrument, including the human body. Rhythmic breathing is ma

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Wael
Great teacher, great class
Eli I.
Great lesson!
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Sean C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Sean C.

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I have been teaching for about 8 years with students ranging from beginner to advanced. All ages are welcome! I also welcome all different styles of music from rock, to jazz, and even classical. Each lesson is catered specifically to the student. I want each student to be able to reach their own specific goals, while having the time of their life!

About Sean

Drummer Sean Case, 31, started playing at age 7 when he began studying with Mark Foster, a local free-lance percussionist in the Denver area. After high school he enrolled at the Colburn Conservatory in LA, where he studied with Jack van Geem, former Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Sym

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Megan
Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!

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Average Cost of Djembe Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute djembe lessons in Washington is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $70 per hour.
30 min
$34 average
45 min
$45 average
60 min
$60 average

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"Your going to love having Kevin as your music teacher! He's fun, friendly, patient and experienced! I've seen him perform at several shows around town and he knows how to perform many different styles of music.
Kevin is dedicated to your personal success and will help you reach your individual goals for vocals, guitar, drums, or other areas of music! You won't find a more personable guy with a big heart anywhere! You should totally give him a try!"
Joseph
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"Super passionate, knowledgable and a great communicator!"
Mat
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Dave is patient and makes learning to play drums fun! He sets expectations that are both challenging and attainable for my 8 year old. I highly recommend him."
Tammy
Took Djembe lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure."
Anthony
Took Djembe lessons from Scott S.
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"First lesson, can tell we chose the right instructor. Excellent with my child. Knowledgeable.. my 11 year old is excited for more lessons!! :)"
Elijah
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Kevin was a very good Djembe teacher. He was very patient with me and did not rush me when I did not pick it up fast. He made the lesson very fun. Go to this guy"
Michael
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"I started lessons with Kevin knowing nothing about playing the Djembe. He made broke down the fundamentals and made it easy to learn the basics and then build from them. He gives lots of great advice which helped me get engaged in a local women's drumming group. I credit Kevin's great lessons for getting advanced in that group (Women's Drumming Center/Minneapolis) to the more experienced drum circle. I would recommend Kevin to anyone who wants to take up playing drums of any kind."
marcia
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin F.
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"Excellent experience with my first 2 classes. Murray is patient and dedicated. I look forward to my future classes with him."
Alex
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Friendly teacher! He customizes our lesson according to my needs and really supports me!"
Rebecca
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Great guy. Knowledge about many instruments. Very helpful lesson."
Jesse
Took Djembe lessons from Anthony L.
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