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Michelle V.

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I will help develop and strengthen your rhythm and snare technique.

About Michelle

I am a Certified Beginning Piano teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA where I completed my teaching piano certificate. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a focus in percussion from CSU Long Beach. I have consistently taught piano, music and drums since 2002.

I have traveled the world to perform music. I have been to Brazil to study samba and its many different styles with the World Percussion Program of CSU Long Beach in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, I traveled to Colombia and Venezuela to perform with the band of Terratour, a humanitarian group. While touring, we collaborated with local musicians in different cities.

You may have noticed from my photos and videos that I'm a Carpenters fan. I sing, play piano and drums. The Carpenters are my musical

inspirations and that's exactly how I perform- with tender, love, and care. My friends and I learned many of the Carpenters tunes and collaborated with vocals, piano, steel drums, drums and other percussion joining together to form our band Close To You.

My teaching is focused on reading the notes (pitch), proper technique and rhythm. All are a part of the music-making process and should be equally strong. I start with young beginners when they can count, add, subtract and know the alphabet. The student must have the proper instrument and additional equipment, when necessary. The student is required to practice on a regular basis (daily is ideal). The student is also responsible for books, flashcards, and a metronome. If you need me to provide that, please let me know.

I am currently available for online or in-studio lessons. Please notify me if there is a day and time not available. When signing up a child for the first time, it is best to make a one year commitment so the child can really learn to work alone and develop self-discipline. Parental guidance and support is necessary for success. For adults, commitment to practicing is key.

Please notify me of the special need prior to booking lessons so I can accommodate.

You have all the ability and power to learn and be great- I'm just going to guide you all the way to your goal!
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October 22, 2018
Patty
Michelle is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about music. My child loves going to class and hates missing a class (only when she's sick). She makes learning music fun but it also firm if the child doesn't meet the expectation. It's been a year since we started lessons and we couldn't be more happier.
June 15, 2018
Izabel M.
Michelle has been very good at keeping my 8 year old engaged and interested in learning to read music. We are looking forward to many more lessons.
October 18, 2017
Dan
So far so good

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Michelle V.

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I've been teaching Drums since 2004 and recently started back January 2013. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play all rudiments and as time goes on you'll be able to play in bands and in JH and HS bands. I typically use the Haskell Harr, and now include Alfred's Drum Method book for Snare; Tommy Igo for drum-set. His posters from Vic Firth are great resources. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

An online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns.

I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. A Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University will help overall General music and creative studies.

I also studied at the Eastman School of Music, learning Creative Music Making and African drum studies.

I attended University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and different Samba schools in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.

I have been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, Pop/Rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallendas), swing bands,

American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, I've been performing Musicals in Columbus, OH (Tarzan), Sinclair College and Dare2Defy Productions - not necessarily all in order. Played in different jazz bands, Pop/Rock groups, and Churches (Contemporary & Traditional) in the area.

I have been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
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October 29, 2016
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
December 1, 2015
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
May 26, 2015
James M.
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.

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Kerry K.

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Jimmie H.

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We will work on playing various styles such as: r&b, alternative rock, pop, Latin, Christian, Gospel, sight-reading music, learn drum rudiments, and playing along with songs from the radio.

About Jimmie

Hello. My name is Mr. Jimmie. I am married and we have two children. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a B.A. in Music and a Masters degree. I completed a Non-Degree Music Teacher certification program at Georgia State University. I play drums at church, for musicals (theater), gig with different groups from the Atlanta metro area, and produce music tracks with software such as Reason, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Ableton, and Native Instruments.

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August 24, 2019
Caleb M.
Jimmie is a great instructor. Perfect for kids. He’s patient and my son looks forward to coming to his lessons!
August 8, 2019
Tory H.
My son is extremely pleased with his drum lessons he is receiving from Instructor Jimmy Howell Jr..
June 16, 2017
Desiree
Jimmie arrived on-time and ready to start. He dove right into getting to know my son and started teaching him on bells and learning rhythm since that`s what my son will be expected to know for his first year of band in the fall.
He was very good at connecting with my son and easily had him enjoying the lesson.
You can tell Jimmie has a passion for teaching children and his face lit up talking about it. He heaped praise on my sons accomplishments and my son said he truly enjoyed the lesson and can`t wait for next week.
I`d highly recommend him to teach your child. I don`t think you`d find someone else with the same passion for children. So glad I made the decision to hire Jimmie and look forward to many years of him being involved in developing my son into a awesome musician.
Thank you Jimmie!

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Jimmie H.

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Learn the basics. Work on coordination of hands and feet.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ​
I've been teaching music to children and adults for about 20 years both privately and at teaching studios.
I have played as a substitute church pianist, ballet accompanist, and have spent the last four years playing for a variety of private and corporate events and weddings.

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September 5, 2019
A Z.
Ani K is the BEST. She taught me so many things and had so much patience and I left very happy and a lot music smarter
August 16, 2019
Jimmyse M.
Ani is an amazing singing teacher I'm looking forward and working with her again next thrusday
August 14, 2019
David
Ani is patient, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and am looking forward to my next lesson.

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Ani K.

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Learning the drums is almost instinctive to most music lovers. I will teach you to feel the rhythm and groove while learning to speak, read and write in the language of music

About Mitch

Hello everyone. My name is Mitch and I hope to be your music teacher soon! I have been teaching music since 2000, I have a degree in Music Education. Music is undoubtedly my number one passion and teaching it to others is most fulfilling. I have been in various bands and musical productions and I am currently holding the position of Assistant Director of Contemporary Music at the Church in which my family attends. I don't use your lesson time as my "show off time". I expect students to practice daily and attend lessons prepared and ready to build on the previous lesson. I cherish the long term relationships I have with my students, former students and parents. I hope to welcome you into that circle and help you build the skills necessary to color your life with music.

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February 26, 2019
Isaac
I have been taking electric guitar lessons for a few months. I learned a lot in those few short months. He has a lot of talent and is a great teacher.
February 26, 2019
Isaac
I have been taking drum lessons with Mitch for over 2 years. He is a great teacher!
October 16, 2018
Robert
Mitch is very attentive to a student's level of learning and is patient with the student. But if a given lesson is quickly learned, he moves forward right away. This means to me he pays attention to what is going on and is flexible to help the student get the best use of their time.

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Mitch S.

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I provide private instruction in drums, guitar, and beginner piano for all ages. I like to approach learning music in a fun and digestible manner. I believe that anyone and everyone can play music!

Learn your favorite songs, improve your technique and reading skills, or just have fun and learn by ear. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!

About Michael

I am a professional drummer, educator and dance accompanist from NYC. I graduated from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies, and gigged/taught in the NYC area before relocating to Austin.

I've been teaching drums, guitar and beginner piano since 2007, and I love to share the joy of music with my students. I take great pride in helping my students achieve their musical goals, and my real world experience as a performer can help you focus on the most important aspects of learning and practicing an instrument.

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Michael G.

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A quick introduction to learning to play the drums/ drum kit. Whether you are new to music or switching from another instrument, the drum kit is an easy instrument to get going on!

About Jean Pierre

Hello! I am a 25-Year-old percussionist. I am currently working with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe.

I have been casually teaching private lessons on the side since 2016 and I am currently available to teach lessons at online. I have helped my students with learning to read music, developing a good technical basis for future development, audition preparation and performance tips.

Jean Pierre V received his training at the University of Malta in 2016 where he received a degree in Music Performance. As an expert in his field, Jean Pierre looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Jean's teaching style is engaging and progress-oriented, yet still ensuring good technical basis.

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September 27, 2019
Thomas
Jean Pierre helped my daughter fulfill her dream of playing the drums. His lessons are fun and my daughter is always enthusiastically practicing for her next lesson.
Highly recommended.
September 25, 2019
Gabriel
Drumming lessons with Jean Pierre are very good. He is a patient, and well mannered teacher and is very knowledgeable both academically and practically in music especially on the drums. I would definiatly recommend him if you wish to start drumming like Neil Peart.
August 1, 2019
Chris
An outstanding teacher with hands-on experience in what it means to be working in the music industry. Jean Pierre has delightedly helped me read some very hard music in a past concert we had together and also prepped me up for an audition with a foreign orchestra. Highly suggest!!!

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Jean Pierre V.

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I have been a professional west African drummer since 10 years old. Performing all over the country and world! I play for 4 major west African groups in st.louis! 2 of those group has traveled out of America to perform! I have been taught by master drummer weedie Braimah and caph guie. I have been professionally teaching for 7 years now.

About Yehalelel

I have been playing the west African Djembe drum since 5 years old. Started performing at 10 and traveling world wide to perform at 16! I have been teaching for 7 years now and play with 4 major west African groups in st.louis!

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"GREAT instructor!"
Don
"Brian is a very intuitive teacher. I was a drum student of his when he lived in Connecticut. He was able to unlock my creative ideas on the drum set in
ways I never thought possible. I highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to learn drums on a deep level."
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George
"Danny is the best Drum teacher I have ever met. He is super patient and can get the kids playing really well. He did so good with one of my kids that I
added another one and they both love playing the drums. Also his recitals are great and it gets the kids a chance to perform on a stage with an audience. I highly recommend Danny as a drum teacher."
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TANEISHA
"Ryan is Awesome! He is very patient with my 9yr old. We've been taking drum lessons for a little over 2 months and my son already knows how to read sheet
music, and even learned to play a few songs. I am very impressed! Ryan is very encouraging and positive during the lessons. My son leaves with a sense of motivation and confidence after every lesson! As long as he keeps his interest in playing drums, we will certainly stick with Ryan. Thanks, Ryan!!!"
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Gilbert
"Steve is an excellent teacher.

Steve has been my son's teacher for a year and my son's playing ability has increased dramatically from his previous instr
uctor. My son really enjoys his class time with Steve and the way he teaches music. He engages my son to want to play better. He takes time to let me know how my son is doing, what he needs to work on, and he should do at home to progress. Steve is an excellent teacher."
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Tia
"Aidan did a wonderful job helping my son learn percussion- several instruments. He is patient and empathetic, and great with even young kids. I appreciate
that he tries to let the kids do things that are fun for them while still teaching the basics."
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Brendan
"Mike's an awesome drum teacher. Every lesson is fun and well thought out. I've also thought that the pacing and structure is perfect. He takes you beyond
learning HOW to play and teaches you WHEN and WHY to play the beats you're learning. Mike's a great drummer and a really fun guy to spend time with, I recommend his lessons!!"
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James
"Excellent Drum Teacher!!!!

My 7 year old son has been taking lessons with Tom for the past four months and will continue for the foreseeable future. I am
particularly pleased with Tom's patience, enthusiasm and adaptability with my son. I am also amazed at my son's progress--he can really play the drums!!!!.

Tom is an accomplished drummer with his own unique style and one of the cool things about him is that he is interested in getting to know my son to encourage and develop his own unique musical taste and style.

Tom frequently requests that my son provide favorite songs, and then teaches those beats and techniques. This is a unique quality which makes learning music instantly rewarding for a young person and ultimately provides a foundation that my son can have fun with, as he learns the more technical and mundane aspects of music that every serious student must work through.

Whether you or your child would like to be the next Buddy Rich, Lars Ulrich, Neil Pert or Questlove Jenkins, Tom will work with you or your child to develop both a familiar and meaningful learning program that builds knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm for the drums.

I have the highest regard for Tom and highly recommend him as a drum teacher."
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Felipe Oliveira
"A good musician is not necessarily a good teacher. Most musicians do not know how to teach, period.

A good music teacher not only knows how to perform
on his/instrument well but knows the art and technique of imparting the knowledge. Those are two totally different skills.

Ray is one of those rare guys to come around who has both skill well developed: he is a great musician, a great pro drummer who knows how to put himself in the student's shoes and thus can impart to the student exactly what the student needs in order to make progress.

Add to that a great positive personality and passion to boot and you have a great teacher and mentor.

I took "Advanced Drum Chart Reading" lessons and "Group Performance Workshops" classes from Ray at Cornel School of Contemporary Music and I am continuing studying with him after my graduation. I highly recommend him."
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