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Carson G.

2 Reviews
Hyattsville, MD
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelors of Music from Berklee College of Music
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Carson G.

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I have been teaching on and off for 15 years. In addition to teaching experience, I have real-world music experience that comes from either being a drum tech or touring the world playing huge stages. Whether you just want a hobby to release stress, or you are looking to play on an advanced level, I can help you achieve what you are looking for.

About Carson

I am a drum teacher based in Hyattsville Maryland. I have studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world including Mike Mangini, Dom Famularo, Rod Morgenstein, and Dave DiCenso. I went to Berklee College of Music, and afterward, I played major festivals around the world. After my band broke

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Ryan
I am really happy with my lessons with Carson. I have seen significant improvement since I started with him. He has extensive experience that most people can't give in regular drum lessons. Not only have I learned techniques for learning drums, but I have also learned a great deal about recording. I have also learned the basics of marimba, and xylophone as well which is not something that I thought I would be learning. I highly recommend this teacher!
Tina
Carson has a lot of patience, and a deep knowledge of drumming. This really helps me as a student, and I have made great progress since I started studying with him. He also utilizes recording in his teaching, so that I can track my progress.
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Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.

39 Reviews
Bowie, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Tagalog, English, English
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 4 to 60
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Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.

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I was exposed to music right from childhood. I have been in a Music Band for 6 years. I'll be available for eager students who wants to learn Rhythm. In this drum lesson, you will learn to feel the flow of rhythm in your body. You will also know the hand-drumming basics, how to create all notes, and to develop hand and foot independence and most importantly how to RELAX while drumming, and learning how to play MUSICALLY.

About Dr. Wilma Evangeline

*** Studio Equipment *** Baby Grand Piano, Upright Piano Yamaha Electric Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Flute & Drums *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, Keyboard, *** Specialties *** Early Childhood Music, General Music Education, Music Therapy & Special Education Services

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Don
Dr. Wilma is so amazing, she was very patient with me! She made me feel peaceful and confident enough to sing in front of her!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Wilma to anyone and everyone!
Sophia
My 6 year old couldn't stop talking about her first lesson. She was very nervous but the instructor put her at ease and provided constant encouragement.
Adrienne E.
This has been an amazing process with my God son. He has ADHD and while initially he had some difficulty being focused he is beginning to slow down and is grasping the ability to learn. Wilma is very patient and an excellent instructor. We really approach her.
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Charles S.

26 Reviews
White Plains, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Charles S.

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About Charles

Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Murray P.

119 Reviews
Glen Burnie, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Murray P.

119 Reviews
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Snare Drum
- Orchestra Percussion
- Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming
- Reading various time signatures
- Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Tuning & maintenance
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

Hand Percussion
- Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more.
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About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well r

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Angela
Excellent teaching style! My son has learned so much in the past year, in how to master the drums, more than ever! Obviously, Murray loves what he does and is at the master level. My son gets so many compliments whenever he plays. Murray is just a caring, compassionate, and decent person.

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Kelsey
Murray has been the Best Drum Teacher EVER! I have been through 4ish teachers and when I found Murray he helped me be able to play for my church! He will teach you multiple kinds of rhythms, beats, songs and grooves. And he has such a good attitude through every mistake I make! If you want a drum teacher who will teach you everything he can, and maybe some stuff he doesn't know, then Murray is the instructor for you!
Payton
Murray is a fantastic instructor. He has taught me so much about drums and music. Thank you!
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Amanda G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • AA from Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Teaches students 4 to 12
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Amanda G.

3 Reviews
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Let's take the first steps into your percussion endeavour together! We can choose music you enjoy, go at your own pace, and experiment with any techniques you are interested in. It's time to rock and roll!

About Amanda

As soon as I was introduced to band in 6th grade, I was obsessed with all things music! When I was 12, I taught myself how to play the drums by mirroring Zac Hanson's performances on VHS. My first "drumset" was a mix of wood, buckets, and tin cymbals! Not only did I play my way through most instrume

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Shaheen
Amanda was fun, patient, and interactive with me when I was learning how to drum.
Joe
Amanda is an awesome teacher!

She worked with our daughter, who had never played an instrument, at GRRR. Very funny and entertaining.
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Justin H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University
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Justin H.

5 Reviews
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The drum is an amazing instrument! I am so excited to teach you more about the drum! I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the drum including; correct posture, stick grip, stick technique, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Ramon L.
He is almost perfect however needs to be assertive and more frank.
Ramon L.
The bassoon is intimidating but not the teacher.
Ramon L.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Washington is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $75 per hour.
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"Wish there were more stars. Andrew is the most patient and gifted teacher. He’s been teaching our son since he he was two years old and we’ve stuck with him for almost 6 years. Highly recommend Andrew to anyone who wants to learn the drums."
Mike
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"My son recently decided to play the drums and started lessons with Kevin. He does the online format which works great for him He looks forward to his lesson and enjoys it immensely. So far Kevin seems to be a great teacher who is quite knowledgeable in his craft and patient enough to teach it, especially to a wiggly, middle-school boy."
Leah
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Respectful, knowledgeable, on task. I recommend to anyone."
Jan Arleth
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Murray has just been excellent, his ability to encourage and still push me to express myself gave me a lot of confidence on the drums. That was exactly what I needed."
Henry
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Perfect match for my daughter who has ADHD! Ryan is laid back, outgoing, and makes practice fun."
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"You should book this guy right away! He is very proficient, professional, polite, and one of the very best drum instructors in town!"
Kathleen Keller
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"Great instructor, very patient, positive and passionate about music!"
April
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Thank you for a lesson filled with information for him to continue to grow."
Muhammad
Took Drum lessons from Granville M.
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"Absolutely fantastic teacher - he was patient, knowledgeable, and very skilled at conveying the principles of drumming in an understandable manner for someone like me, a beginner. He also makes the lessons fun, which is the whole point of doing it!"
Doug
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"It was great! Looking forward to more sessions! Mr. Murray is talented and patient"
Jouslyn & Justin
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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Percussion and Drum Lessons in Washington, DC

By Dan T. - DC Drums Teacher

Percussion has always fascinated me. During snack time as a child, I would trade rhythms with friends on table benches. When running laps for soccer practice, I would churn my body’s energy to the texture of wind through the trees; rhythms defined by awareness of immediate surroundings. This isn’t a specialized skill. As individuals, each person has a unique understanding of the world, and therefore, everyone has a personal background that can be brought to a collective foreground. That foreground is rhythm. The expression of that rhythm is percussion.

There isn’t a right or wrong way to express one’s rhythms; there is only expression. As a percussion instructor teaching drum lessons in Washington, DC, I find common ground on which I c

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an communicate and exchange ideas with my students. The next time that you notice your own footsteps, scrape a pot on the stove, or turn on the shower, think of this concept. How do these sounds make you feel? How would you communicate these feelings? How would the communication of these feelings translate to rhythm? What instruments would you choose?

Regardless of your answers, the idea is that when you communicate, you are percussive. When you communicate, you are playing music. This is what I share with the world when I play and when I teach drum lessons in Washington, DC. Join the fun and let’s all share together – sign up for drum lessons in Washington, DC today!

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