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Richard T B.

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Suwanee, GA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Richard T B.

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I am both an experienced live performer and teacher. I'm a Musicians Institute (MI) graduate. My 15 years touring included playing for Faster Pussycat, Peter Frampton and Warren Zevon. I specializing in the ROCK/POP genre. If you are a beginner/intermediate drummer than this is the place for you! My teaching includes mastering snare drum, note reading, groove, solo styles, stick tricks, rock pop metal basics and song covers when ready. I can even select drum kits to purchase when student is ready. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I too have studied with Doane Perry (LA) and jazz great Don Zampi (NY) Let's get started!

About Richard T

Hello, FYI My response time to questions is (1 hour) Thank you My name is Richard. I graduated from Musicians Institute (MI) with a degree in drums n percussion. While in NY I ran my own drum store. I have toured with many rock bands including The Greg Wilkins Band, Peter Frampton, and many

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Monia Simms
Richard gave my son, who never played drums before lessons. He thought him how to practice correctly for better results. Richard is a great teacher because my son now plays in Jazz band at school. Hire Richard for great results.
Greg
Richard taught my son drum lessons while Jake was in college a few years ago in Atlanta, Ga. He gave him a great foundation to build from, teaching him rudiments on the snare and applied it to the drum kit. My son really enjoyed learning from him, he says its because Richard challenged him but always made it fun! Jake continues to play today with a band he formed!
Richard is a true professional, has pro chops and is very personable. He's a great drummer and just a great guy! Highly recommended!!
Greg
George D.
Great drum teacher. I studied with Richard about a year. I had played before, but Richard helped me build a better drumming foundation and guided me to me play better.
I now am able to play in a cover band and use some of the concepts and techniques that I learned from my lessons with him.
I highly recommend Richard for drum lessons.
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
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Mike S.

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I teach reading rhythms, playing with a bend and how to groove!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Nat S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Awarded #1 Jazz CD from Jazz Week Radio Chart
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
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Nat S.

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• Tunes: learn one new song per week
• Technique: hand and muscle development
• Reading: beginner to advanced
• Styles: rock, funk, blues, latin, jazz
• Soloing: over a tune, motivic solos, creative visualization solos
• Coordination: using Syncopation and the rudiments.

About Nat

I have been involved professionally in music for over 35 years as a music teacher, performing artist, recording artist, record producer, record label owner, arranger and composer. I have written many music books and hundreds of arrangements for musicians of all levels. I have experience in virtually

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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Kevin F.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin F.

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I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Dana W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Jazz Drum Set Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2016
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Dana W.

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I have a Bachelor's degree from the accredited Eastman School of Music in Jazz Drum Set, which qualifies me to teach any age group or level. I have experience in many different playing situations and genres, so I can coach and give advice on most students' needs.

About Dana

Hi! My name is Dana and I am from here in Sacramento! I have been playing drums since the 6th grade, and have been rigorously studying and working on my craft since then. I went to high school at Natomas Charter School's Performing and Fine Arts Academy and went on to do my undergraduate studies at

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Oakwood, GA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Oakwood is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Extremely patient and encouraging with our eight year old."
RJ
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Corey is an awesome drummer....truly knows the heart and soul of his craft! He's patient and kind...all around a cool dude! Check him out!"
Maria
Took Drum lessons from Corey D.
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"Dor is an excellent drum instructor - knowledgable and passionate about music, and patient too."
Dane
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Great first lesson! Neil was very professional and accommodating. It was very obvious that he was passionate about music and eager to pass it on to others. Can’t wait for the next lesson."
Jeff
Took Drum lessons from Neil D.
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"Casey is the real deal. He was so helpful and willing to listen to exactly what I needed and build lessons to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend him."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Lets start off with Andrew, he is a great teacher. He is straight-forward when he needs to be, and doesn't beat around the bush. However he is highly considerate and friendly. As a high school student in a high competition area, my fellow percussionist lack guidance in terms of what to know about drums/percussion. I came into the year having bad technique, poor reading skills (reading music), and not a lot of confidence in playing in front of my class (solos required by school). Andrew was able to help me with all of those things. Also, i never feel rushed, and you can go at your own pace, yet some how there is always improvement. If your having any doubts, one lesson would clear those up. All in all, Andrew is a great teacher, and i look forward to continuing my lessons with him. (I have had about 18 lessons with him so far)"
Zachary
Took Drum lessons from Andrew M.
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"My 11 yr. old was engaged the entire lesson and LOVED it."
Nate
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Ray R. is what I would call a "Performance Teacher" to me. I am a guitarist and play with him to improve everything from rhythm to live performance skills. Not only is Ray an absolute beast of a musician, he is a wonderful teacher. As many people may know, just because one is a good musician it doesn't necessarily mean you also know how to be an effective teacher. Ray is the best of both worlds! I have improved leagues since I started playing with him some months ago. I COULD NOT recommend his as a teacher enough."
Kyler R. Kaufman
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well."
Olin
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Colin is very friendly and sociable. He taught us how to set up the drum kits on the first day."
Kacen
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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