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Douglas O.

Delaware, OH

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on many national commercials, Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows. I was signed for three years to Carrere Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros./Reprise Records. I have toured Europe and most of the USA with acts such as Luther Allison, Johnny Winter, Big Bill Morganfield, Bo Diddley, Joey
Dee, Gary US Bonds, Zoot Sims, Jeremy Steig, Bobby Lewis, Alex Chilton (From The Box Tops), Eddie Brigati (From The Young Rascals), Johnny Rivers, Little Anthony (From The Imperials) and many more.

I also founded the Columbus, Ohio band The Drifter Kings. Whose debut CD, "Diamonds On The Desert Floor", was produced by Alligator recording artist Michael Hill. The CD was nominated by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee as a top-5 finalist at the 2011 International Blues Challenge and has been receiving airplay on stations across North America, South America, and Europe as well as being honored as a €œpick to click€ on Sirius/ XM€™'s B.B. King€™s Bluesville€. It was also featured as a winner of Blues Revue Magazine'€™s €œSponsor the Bands Contest€ in the May/ June 2011 issue.

I have been teaching since 1978 and many of my students have gone on to pursue professional music careers. I am a very well-rounded musician and teacher, experienced in many aspects of musical training and performance. I have worked with every age level, from the beginner to advanced student, in one-on-one as well as classroom settings. I am patient and will bring out the best in my students. You will definitely benefit from my years of musical experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Our musical experience together will be fun and educational. You will learn the basics of drumming: rudiments, chart reading and complete independence. Lessons will be tailored to each individual student's needs, abilities and interests. Handouts, lesson books and videos will be incorporated in the curriculum.

These lessons will cover the drumming skills needed for playing all musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, pop and world music. Based on my years of experience in the studio and on the road, I will also offer advice on starting a band if desired, types of equipment appropriate to various musical genres. and practical skills for entering the music business.

My teaching style is structured but flexible. The student will learn at their own pace. As with any course of study, the more effort you put into it, the more you will benefit. Let's get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement Studio: Gretsch USA Custom Drum Kit, Mapex Rebel Drum Kit, Peavy Classic 30 Amp, Drum Videos, Metronome, Seating For Parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Handouts, Incidentals - I'll provide.

Drum Kit, Practice Pad, Sticks, Metronome - Student to provide.

*** Specialties ***
Complete independence, open arms (left hand leads), chart reading and writing, all styles.
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Ava M. February 10, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves his job!! He is so patient with our daughter which makes her want to return to every visit!!
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Lois H. June 4, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Doug is a wonderful instructor. He has a lot of energy and he makes the lessons fun.
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Addis W. January 11, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Verified Student
Nice Teacher
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Douglas O.

Douglas O.

Delaware, OH 43015
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Bradley A.

Westerville, OH

About Bradley

Brad has specialized in Vocal Performance developing talent and technique for the likes of Miss Ohio 2001, Touring Professionals, Karaoke Singers, and Conservatory Students. He has a large range of interest and ability in the Musical and Theatrical Arts and has performed with Cantari Singers, Columbus Light Opera, Weathervane Playhouse, and toured in Italy, Germany, Wales, England, France, Austria, Switzerland. He has given Masterclasses in vocal technique to his Alma Mater and German Diction in Sevilla, Spain. He's as comfortable playing Captain Von Trapp as Charlie Brown. He has appeared a
s a World Premiere Vocalist, Phantom of the Opera, 1st Trumpet with the select OSU Repetoire Band, and in International Competition.

He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University. His passion for music extends from intense listening to creative expression. He is ready to share his Love of the Performing Arts with his next students.
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Henry Fang May 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
I started my piano class with Mr. Allen last year. I had no music background and knew not much piano. Mr. Allen allows me to use my Faber piano adult adventure book, and also have me use other book and tools for my study. He is very knowledgeable, patient and fun to learn from. I have made progress since then.
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Dennis H. April 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Brad is very knowledgeable. Very impressed. Being nervous he helped me to relax some. Can't wait to get back next week. I think I am going to enjoy learning to sing with Brad.
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Amy N. February 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
After two lessons, I'm very impressed with his ability to explain details because it has helped me progress faster.
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Bradley A.

Bradley A.

Westerville, OH 43081
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$25 / 30-min
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

About Ben

Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.

Education

BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio St
ate University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad

Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Professor Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich'™s Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers'™ Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU'™s Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.
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Mauricio G. January 24, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. December 16, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. October 8, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.
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Ben U.

Ben U.

Columbus, OH 43220
(14)
starting at
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Eric B.

Sunbury, OH

About Eric

Drumeo Certified Instructor Eric Blume's 35 years of drumming has inspired many students and fans.
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Jeff May 2, 2016
Drum · In studio
Eric is an outstanding teacher! He keeps his students interested by teaching them how to play their favorite songs, but he also manages to work in rudiments and fundamentals. He also introduces them to different drumming styles that they likely haven't heard before. He even worked with other teachers to form weekend jam sessions, so his students get some experience playing with other musicians. This is important for any musician, but so critical for drummers!
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Troy April 29, 2016
Drum · In studio
My 9 year old boy learned a lot and had fun with Eric as his teacher. It was a great combination of learning skills needed to advance and just jamming away to some good tunes. Highly recommended.
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Kaci April 29, 2016
Drum · In studio
Eric is a fantastic drum instructor! He is very professional and extremely patient with kids. He has been able to share his knowledge of all types of music with my daughter and his passion for what he does makes it a very fun environment for anyone to learn.
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Eric B.

Sunbury, OH 43074
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Aaron H.

Columbus, OH

About Aaron

Saxophonist and Producer Aaron Holbrook is a Juilliard trained musician who has performed and toured with many notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Lenny Kravitz. Holbrook can be seen performing with The Aaron Holbrook Quartet.
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Mary May 25, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Aaron is a brilliant musician and a patient teacher! I highly recommend him.
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Aaron H.

Columbus, OH 43240
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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