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Casey C.

Atlanta, GA

I have developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on:
-building an understanding and relationship with each drum
-the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming
-how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums
-basic mechanical techniques
-development of each limb
-learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them
-learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set
-gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer
-learning your favorite songs on drums
-how to play in a band

About Casey

Hi I'm a 29 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past 5 years I have toured nationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained a positive reputation in the Atlanta community as a unique, innovative, and passionate drum teacher. I studied music at The University of Mississippi and I am qualified to teach numerous styles including Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronica, World and many others. I have years of experience teaching
private and group lessons (I'm a recurring Camp Counselor in Summer music programs). I offer inspired beginning drummers of all ages the chance to learn the art of drum set playing within a basic, relaxed, and fun context.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My drum studio includes 2 drum kits to help aid in visual learning, percussion instruments from around the world, a PA system to play along to music and great vibes!

*** Travel Equipment ***
For student's home lessons I require at least one drum or drum set.

*** Specialties ***
Based within a fun, relaxed context, Casey has developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. He has the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers. His approach focuses on: HAVING FUN, building an understanding and relationship with each drum, the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming, how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums, basic mechanical techniques, development of each limb, learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them, learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set, and gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer.
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Caleb December 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is easily a five-star instructor. My kind of guy! My eight (8) year old Caleb is excited and has not stopped practicing since we got home. Thanks Casey!
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Mioshey T. December 10, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is great with my son. He's very friendly and able to teach my son who is autistic. Very pleasant!
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Eliza F. November 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!
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Casey C.

Casey C.

Atlanta, GA 30312
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Stephen D.

Stone Mountain, GA

I played Snare Drum in the drum line in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band for four years. I am very experienced in rudimental snare drum and can help you learn the 26 basic rudiments as well as the advanced rudiments, and their application. If you're practicing for a drum line audition, I can help you set up a practice schedule, and we can work on your material together. Set yourself a goal and reach it!

About Stephen

I have over 30 years of combined education and experience performing and teaching percussion and piano. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama,with Piano as my secondary instrument. I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Indiana University, with a Cognate in Jazz Studies. I have taught private percussion, drum set, and piano lessons for over 30 years. I performed for 10 years as a contract percussionist with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Symphony
Orchestra. I have performed in orchestras with accomplished musicians including The Moody Blues (Chastain Park), Judy Collins, and Henry Mancini.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like my students to have some fun while they learn. I ask that you practice 30 minutes a day, so that you can spend your lesson time learning and moving forward. For piano, I use the Alfred series, as well as the Real Book (jazz standards), and of course sheet music for classical pieces and popular tunes. After three months, you will have learned how to play the basic scales and chords, as well as some introductory classical and popular material. On drums after six months, you will know the first thirteen rudiments and some of the basic rock beats, and you will be playing with some rock ballads. After six months on piano, you will be playing all of the major scales and chords and the basic minor chords. You will be playing some Bach and Mozart, and you will start on some basic jazz standards. On drums, you will have learned most of the 26 basic rudiments, and you will be playing along with some medium tempo rock songs. You will have learned some coordinated independence to start playing jazz and swing styles (which by the way are the building blocks for playing R&B and hip-hop). And you'll enjoy the journey! I enjoy seeing my students grow as they learn. I have had students of mine go on to play in the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, get advanced music degrees, and become recording artists. The current Percussion Instructor at the University of Alabama was my percussion student. While I know that not everyone seeks to play professionally, you will learn the tools to play well. I look forward to teaching you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Front and side entrance upright piano in living room plus drum set, electronic keyboard, seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Drums --- Rock, Jazz
Percussion --- Rudimental, Symphonic
Piano --- Jazz, Jazz Theory, Popular
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Tina June 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was excited about starting lessons. Stephen!s teaching exceeding my expectations and I am so looking forward to my next lesson.
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Eric S. July 6, 2015
Percussion · In home
Verified Student
I have enjoyed a lot of time with him. It is very great to spend time preparing my auditions . he is very helpful for what I am struggling with.
If possible, I want to give him 100 stars.
Thank you so much!!
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Joseph & Irene N. October 20, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Stephen has been a great teacher , He has been teaching my boys piano for about nine months and he knows how to teach each one of them at their level. The boys started at the same time and they are learning at a great pace. I would recommend Mr. Stephen to anyone looking for a great teacher. He is truly a blessing and my boy always look forward to going for lessons
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Stephen D.

Stephen D.

Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Allen G.

Snellville, GA

All students will be equipped with the educational tools and knowledge to take their music career to any direction they choose, no matter how great or small. Short term and long term goals will be set and realized. The sky is the limit!! Let's begin the journey today!

About Allen

I started playing drums at the age of 8. My playing experience began in church. I participated in the marching, concert, and jazz bands in middle and high school. By the time I had reached the age of 17, I began playing drums professionally when I was offered the opportunity to play for Dove Award-winning, Grammy nominated Southern Gospel group The Martins. After high school, I went on to study music at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas on a music scholarship.

I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Atlanta Institute of Music. After graduating from AIM, I began t
eaching privately and playing with various artists/groups around town. The summer of 2011, I embarked upon the “opportunity of a lifetime” to tour with 2x Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop group Arrested Development in Europe. From there, I toured with the group in Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, and Qatar.
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Vivienne August 13, 2016
Drum · In studio
My son has always wanted to learn to play the drum. I contacted Take Lessons and was connected to Mr. Allen. As was expected, my son was a little nervous for his first lesson. After meeting with his teacher, Mr. Allen, he became very comfortable and was eager to attend class each week and was ready to learn. He loves learning to play the drum and he loves his teacher. Thanks Mr. Allen for being the patient and kind instructor that you are.
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De'Jon W. May 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Allen was very patient with my son. This was my sons first time taking music lessons of any kind and he was really comfortable with Mr. Allen. My son was very excited to return for his lessons week after week. He actually learned how to read several notes and play a little beat. We're very pleased.
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Allen G.

Allen G.

Snellville, GA 30078
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Donnie H.

Marietta, GA

Drumming for over 20 years and a graduate from Berklee School of Music, I focus on creating a unique and exciting lesson plan for each of my students. Whichever styles you choose to focus on, each lesson will lead you closer to your goals. Things we can cover include:
- Learning drums from square one
- Taking your skills to the next level and learning advanced techniques
- Learn how to decide which grooves/fills to play in the context of the music
- Hand to hand and limb independence
- Improving your reading/sight reading
- Getting your marching and rudimental chops up
- Concert percussion lessons in both drums and mallets
- Preparing for an audition for All State, Honor Band, or College

About Donnie

Hello! I have been playing the drums since I was 3 years old and have always loved to share my joys of playing music. I have been fortunate to study under the best performers in the world and have applied their knowledge into my lesson plans for each student.

I am a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where I studied many styles of music including Rock, Pop, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Latin, and Brazilian, as well as music theory courses from classical theory to advanced jazz theory. I have years of experience teaching students as Director of Percussion at the Woodward A
cademy, South Cobb High School, and as well as teaching privately.

With each student I create a unique lesson plan that aligns to their goals and current skill level. Lessons are taught so that the process can be ENJOYED; music needs to make us happy both in creating and listening. Music theory and concepts are taught alongside technique and "chops" to ensure a well-rounded musician is formed.
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Andre September 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Donnie was really great with my son. He loved the lesson and is very excited to continue on his journey that just got started!!
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Ari August 3, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
This guy is the real deal. I'm a very experienced intermediate level drummer looking to take my skill to the next level. He listened to me play for a few minutes and immediately developed a game plan. Donnie is an incredibly nice guy, and an exceptionally good teacher. I took a chance on him since he didn't have many reviews, but I'm glad I did. A+, would definitely recommend Donnie to anyone.
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Darren W. March 25, 2016
Drum · In studio
I've known Donnie for a long time.... I like to call him my colleague, but really , you might say I have learned some of my own most valuable lessons, and insights through his extraordinary Talen,t coupled with an extraordinary ability to communicate helping students their learning needs, concisely explaining Concepts , and through complete Mastery of his crafts, I would say that he would be your best option as far as any musical instructor, especially available here online... he outo be teaching in an Ivy League school. I could go on, but his credentials are obviously as good as it gets. Go ahead and stop searching and just hire this guy
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Donnie H.

Donnie H.

Marietta, GA 30066
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Mark T.

Decatur, GA

Experienced drum set and percussion teacher with 30 years of professional experience.
Member of the Platinum selling band Sister Hazel.

Available for students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building strong foundation skills of technique, reading and playing with a click track.

I will help each student reach their goal and potential.

About Mark

Mark Trojanowski is available for in studio drum set and percussion lessons. Mark has been playing drums and percussion professionally for 30 years. He is a member of the Platinum selling band Sister Hazel and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Jazz Studies.

Mark has been teaching percussion and drum set since 1993. He is accepting students of all ages and ability levels. Lesson plans will be devised for each student and their individual interests and ability. Areas of focus will be
Sight Reading
Musical Styles
College Preparatory
Auditions
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Mark T.

Mark T.

Decatur, GA 30030
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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