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Russell S.

Gastonia, NC

About Russell

Located in Gastonia, NC, Russell brings unparalleled experience and value to his students in the Charlotte, metro area. Russell Sharp is a seasoned veteran drummer with over 35 years of varied experiences. His lessons will significantly benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced students regardless of their age.

You will learn all that is necessary in order to possess a very strong and solid foundation that is required of a drummer. Russell is a caring, nurturing and patient drum instructor.

A lifetime of percussion experience ranging from recording studios to live shows has developed
Sharp's simple and highly effective approach to teaching students. His ability to convey basic and advanced drumming elements help students develop rock-solid foundations along with sharp motor skills, physical coordination, limb independence and endurance.

Students have said Russell's lessons are lots of fun, productive, energizing, highly effective, etc.

Drum lessons can include the following:(For Beginners & Advanced Students)

* Learning Basic Fundamentals
* Reading Musical Notation
* Getting Your Meter Down To Excellence
* Gaining Independence Of Limbs
* Improving Overall Technique And Approach
* Learning To Be A Total Groove Drummer
* Building Up Incredible Speed-Metronome Work
* Learning Odd Time Signatures
* Learning The Double Bass Drum Fundamentals And Advanced

Genres of music include: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Rock-Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, Shuffles (Double Bass Drum), Funk, Alternative, R&B, Jazz, Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal among others.

With his many years of experience, Russell Sharp is a dynamic, powerful and original drummer with distinct style and technique.

He has played in many bands around the country and has been giving drum lessons for over 10 years in Los Angeles, Arizona, Florida and now in Charlotte, NC.

He has also taught several students with learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD and their confidence and ability has grown from learning to play drums.

Also learn how to approach lead singing behind the drum set.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room Drum Studio: Drums, Stereo System, Two Stick Pads, Bass Drum Kick Pads, DVD's, CD's, Additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring 2 stick pads w/ stands and also kick drum pads.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion, Blues, Alternative, Funk, Dance, Disco, Latin
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Greg F. May 30, 2015
Drums · In studio
I've been working with Russell for several months now. I took instruction 35 years ago but never progressed. As I was young and moving on to other things. Fast forward to now, I'm 51 years old and working with him on a weekly basis has taken farther faster than I could have imagined. He makes lessons fun and I really look forward to them. I have also seen him play live and sing. He's an amazing talent!
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Victor O. October 28, 2014
Drumming · In home
I've been taking drum lessons with Russell now for the past 4-6 months and my drumming has improved significantly. Russell not only great personality, but has a well of knowledge and experience that he will share with you as soon as you start your lessons. I'm look forward to my transition into an amazing drummer with Russell's knowledge by my side.
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Anna G. July 16, 2014
Drums · In studio
My son loves his drum lessons! Russell is very caring and patient teacher, just as this post stated, he also knows how to make lessons fun. My son is not a very confident type of a kid and Russell really helped to set everything at ease during first lessons he is very supportive. We also appreciate the flexibility - since our schedule is crazy and we often had to reschedule. Of course the greatest part is when he drums along with the kid at the end of the class - you' d be taking videos of that groovy stuff every time, trust me. This sure is noisy, but so much fun!
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Russell S.

Russell S.

Gastonia, NC 28056
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$30 / 30-min
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Julianne E.

Fountain Inn, SC

About Julianne

Holding degrees from both Mercer University and Clayton State University, Julianne Ensley began learning flute at age 10. Her adult flute study began with Catherine Bull, principal flutist of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, then for the past ten years with Christina Smith, principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has studied in workshops with John Barcelona, Patricia George, Keith Underwood, and Tadeu Coelho. From 2008-2012, Mrs. Ensley served on the faculty of Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA as the flute instructor and director of the Wind and Strings Ensemble. Afte
r relocating to South Carolina in 2012, she served briefly as principal flute for the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra (2013). Her professional association affiliations include the South Carolina Flute Society and Greenville Music Teachers Association. In addition to her teaching in her studio, she performs as a freelance musician.

*** Specialties ***
classical flute/traditional methodology
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Julianne E.

Julianne E.

Fountain Inn, SC 29644
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$24 / 30-min
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Michael C.

Catawba, NC

About Michael

I have a Masters Degree from Central Michigan Univ. I am an Air Force Veteran.

Two deep leadership at all times and parents have waiting areas visible to classes. I love guitar and playing music, I think I have taught so long I would not know what to do without a music/teaching career. I have made a living playing guitar for 24 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been a music teachers so long I have become very simplistic. I teach the following:

(1) To practically play while having fun (3 locations to choose).

(2) Music Theory.

(3) Playing by ear.

(4) Leadership Skil
ls. I am still having a great time teaching, so we do it a lot. I love to teach and enjoy it very much, I owe a lot to my music career and want to pass it on. We are in Rotary and support many community activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have - 3 Professional teaching studios - that are in nice locations.

I really enjoy my job and have a lot of great equipment; we work hard, but have a lot of fun too.

*** Travel Equipment ***
(1) Respectfully what is reasonable. I am a full time musician, I am flexible and happy - we can work these things out.

(We have a lot of equipment, I am very thankful). We have very good business relationships in the community.

I appreciate my job.

*** Specialties ***
(1) Group interactive method based on theory.
(2) Students show leadership in their own program.
(3) Students work with me (instructor) on Lesson Plans.
(4) Students pick out material they want to study.
(5) Students work on (ear training) and reading music.
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Michael C. August 10, 2014
In studio
Great Instruction and team effort with Michael and Rachel. Great Guitar players and mentors.

Best Wishes,

Louis C.

Best Instructor ever and loyal.
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Cherryville, NC 28021
(1)
starting at
$150 / 120-min
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Michael Z.

Spartanburg, SC

About Michael

Play Guitar All Over The Fret Board! For Guitarists of all ages who are beginning, advanced and even for professionals playing by ear, who want to understand the theory behind playing all over the fret board. I am teaching my own eye opening method (book in the works) that will guarantee success in short time if you are willing to learn I am not teaching a particular genre - once you understand my method you may come up with your own!
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Michael Z.

Spartanburg, SC 29307
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$35 / 60-min
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Gavin G.

Stanley, NC

About Gavin

Gavin is a senior Percussion Performance Major at Brevard College. He is a hired session musician for Noalynn Studio in Bessemer City NC. Gavin has 15 years of experience, 14 of those years he has been taught by some very renown musicians such as: Dr. Laura Franklin (Studied directly under "Vic Firth"), Henry Davis (studied under Charlotte symphony principal chair "Rick Dior", as well as several others for extended periods of time. Gavin was a guest artist in the Spartanburg Symphony and is also endorsed by 1710 Percussion. Finally, he has 5 years of teaching experience where has worked with p
eople with special needs as well as physically disabled people. Gavin is proficient in piano and has taken piano lessons for 4 years. He is able to teach the basics of piano and is very proficient in music theory for any instrument needed.
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Gavin G.

Gavin G.

Stanley, NC 28164
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$15 / 30-min

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