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Rich M.

6 Reviews
Sarasota, FL
Starting at $34
  • B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rich M.

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I have over thirty years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. My youngest student is seven and my oldest student is seventy six. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have years of experience playing with jazz, rock, funk and country groups as well as playing shows for touring acts. My versatility allows me to teach many styles. Whether it's teaching a beginning student how to play rock, helping a teenage student prepare for marching band or jazz band or showing a retiree how to play to their favorite song, I always enjoy help my students learn and improve.

About Rich

I am originally from a city just outside Boston, Massachusetts called Quincy. I was lucky to have studied with some of the finest teachers around Boston including the many great teachers at Berklee College of Music. While in Boston and studying at Berklee, I was an instructor for the Boston Crusader

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Jim
Rich is an excellent teacher! He is an excellent performer who is accomplished in many different styles of music! I have watched him perform with many various groups playing different styles of music at different venues. He has an excellent ability to transcribe what he hears and write it down in musical notation. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Barry
Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson.
Tom
Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable.
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Mike M.

11 Reviews
Pinellas Park, FL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Mike M.

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If you are interested in picking up the sticks and becoming a drummer, my classes are for you! My lessons are designed for beginner drummers and (if interested) will evolve into ensemble training to prepare you for writing, performing and recording with other musicians. I have had students as young as five and some well into their eighties, it's never too late to learn something new. Schedule your first drum lesson today!

Note: Please contact me with your preferred lesson day and time as the listed availability is subject to change due to holidays and studio projects.

About Mike

Mike has been providing private lessons in the bay area since 2006 and is currently offering lessons in-studio, however, in-home lessons are available upon request depending on student location. Whether you are completely new to drumming or looking to hone your skills in preparation for joining

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Craig
He made it fun and easy to learn and covered many different styles. Other instructors/schools that I've worked with are really geared towards casual learners, but Mike covers the whole spectrum.
Penny
5/5 Highly recommended! Mike taught me years ago and he gave me the confidence I couldn't manage to find on my own! I'm no spring chicken, but I really wanted to groove on the drums and I found the best instructor out there!
Tyler
Mike is the best teacher I've had and made learning a fun and productive experience. After a few lessons at my local music store I wasn't sure I'd continue my pursuit of drumming, but after meeting with Mike thanks to a friends referral I'm happy to say I've gone from a shy learner to a confident musician that actively plays with a band.
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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Elementary Education from College of the Ozarks
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Kevin J.

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Kevin J. has been writing, recording, and playing music for over 25 years. Music is meant to be fun and it is his goal to help others enjoy music. He has been a teacher for 11 years and has composed hundreds of songs. He is passionate about teaching his students the songs they want to learn, no matter the difficulty. He specialized in guitar, drums, and song writing.

Kevin has a great way of encouraging others to keep going no matter what challenge is in front of them.

The 75 minute session is to pay for a group jam.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something. I

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Lincoln G.
Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Greg H.

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Starting at $35
  • Music and Percussion Performance from Armed Forces School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Greg H.

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I have been teaching and performing percussion professionally for 30 years. I have had the privilege and honor of performing as a military musician while traveling around the world Many of my students have gone on to pursue college degrees in music education and have become educators themselves. Learning percussion should be a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life. I have taught percussion at the college and high school levels. I specialize in rudimental and concert snare drum, mallet keyboards, drum set and timpani. Whether you are auditioning for a college scholarship, a high school all-state band position, or simply trying to sharpen your skills....I'm your teacher. I frequently sit on judging panels to determine all-state members for percussion. I currently teach at a high school and junior high where I start beginning percussionist on snare drum and mallets. At the high school level, I help create championship drum lines, indoor percussion lines, ...

About Greg

Gregory D. Haskins grew up in Pearl, Ms and served as a percussionist with the Pearl High School Band, graduating in 1988. While at Pearl, Mr Haskins earned a position in the Mississippi Lion's All State Band. Following high school, he attended United States Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Isl

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Nathan D.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nathan D.

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Do you have two left arms and two left feet (or two rights of each if you're left-handed), and have no idea how to coordinate behind your drumset?

Do you want to be able to accurately listen to a song and "play it" on your steering wheel as you drive?

Do you constantly have trouble maintaining speed, slowing down or speeding up for no reason?

How about wanting to go all-out and learning those crazy double-bass parts and snare rolls popular in today's extreme metal? Ostinatos/stick patterns on cowbells and timbale sounds from your toms?

I require a practice pad for lessons to learn rudiments and coordination techniques, even if it's just a mouse pad taped to a heavy book to start with. If you continue taking lessons, I can recommend the best practice pad for you.

I typically will teach and write drums using a combination of tablature and standard sheet music. Tablature a simple set of lines and X marks that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access

About Nathan

Hello! I have played guitar, bass, and drums for nearly 25 years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio projects. I studied music theory, composition, and technology

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Alexander
Great teacher and very friendly!
Laura C.
Nathan has been really good and Laura can't wait for next lesson. She says youre very nice and knowledgable.

Thank you.
Renee D.
Nate is always very patient with me and fun to have as a guitar instructor. He never makes me feel stupid, no matter how many times I need him to explain something
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Chresten H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Chresten H.

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I have been performing drums for over 20 years and I have 15 years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Within the first few lessons your will be able to play basic songs and take fills and in short time you will be able to play syncopated grooves from all genres of music, make up your own grooves and fills and play essential rudiments. I have written two instructional books which I use along with other classic drum education material like Ted Reed's "Syncopation" and "Advanced Funk Studies" and "Stick Control". I love helping new students discover their talents and I can't wait to meet you!

About Chresten

I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens. My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my primar

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Qwincy
Chresten has been an excellent teacher to our daughter! He's very patient and helpful and he always pushes her to try her hardest!
Angela Viscido
Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you.
STEPHAN
Really nice class on topics I was aware of but not particularly experienced at... Chresten was fast but not too fast....he explained things over and over, aive us time to sample it, and then gave us pieces to practice on!

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"I've been taking lessons for a year and I really enjoy Jimmy's approach. Jimmy takes the time to explain the proper technique for everything, including the different ways to hold the sticks.

He is always available to answer questions which really helps between lessons."
Sean
Took Drum lessons from James R.
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"I want to update an erroneous review I apparently accidentally made a few months ago. 1 star for Mr. Charles?? Never!

My 8 year-old son looks forward to his lesson with Mr. Charles every week. I was a little nervous about having a 45 minute lesson - but Mr. Charles keeps my son fully engaged and excited the entire time.

Mr. Charles quickly accessed my son's tendencies/needs and has set him up on a track that is a good balance of enjoyment and growth. We look forward to many more lessons with Mr. Charles."
Quiana
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Ben has been teaching my 8 year old daughter drum technique since Nov 2015. He has done a great job at connecting with her too make her excited about music! I appreciate how he encourages her play intuitively, which is teaching her principles that she can apply in all aspects of music, not just in playing the drums. I would recommend Ben for a student of any age, but I have been impressed with how he has connected with my daughter."
Julie
Took Drum lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Marc is a great teacher. Classes are always very friendly and productive. In my case, each class begins with a review of progress/practice, and ends with a meaningful and personalized homework. He is also very flexible, sometimes I had to move my classes around and he's always super responsive and understanding. I knew nothing about drums, and I am happy I decided to begin my journey to learn how to play them, with Marc as a mentor!"
Rafal
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students"
Adam
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!"
Shay
Took Drum lessons from Jerome M.
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"Evan is one of the most high quality drum instructors in the area. When I take a lesson from Evan, I know I am getting university level instruction.

Evan's experience, knowledge and enthusiasm along with his personable, patient and easygoing personality creates an effective approach in equipping students to become the best they can be on the drum set."
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"GREAT INSTRUCTOR!! I am 48yo and was apprehensive about trying to learn something new at my age. I've had three lessons thu far and have been enjoying this to the fullest. Rufus keeps the lessons fun and interestng by adding different assignments for me to work on throughout my week. The key is to practice; which, I have embraced and I actually like. I bought a drum set after my 2nd lesson. Rufus came to my house to help me set everything up and tune my drums. He blessed my drums by playing for a few minutes while I stood back and grinned like a 10yo. I jumped on next hoping my drums would sound the same as when he played (they didn't). But that's okay, they will someday. I will be a student with him for a while!!"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"He is a excellent teacher and an amazing musician. I’m so grateful I get to work with him every week and that he teaches me in a way I can understand. I can’t wait for our future lessons."
Gavin
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"I have been taking lessons now for 9 months.Casey is always patient and ready to help.I am a 60 year old male and ,reading notes and learning interdependence from legs and arms in drumming is a real help to keep me sharp in the mind.If I do not understand a assignment Casey will video himself,so I can look back and see and hear the assignment. I would highly recommend Casey."
Charles
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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