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Russell S. Gastonia, NC

About Russell

I am a seasoned veteran drummer with over 35 years of varied experiences. As a caring, nurturing and patient drum instructor, my lessons will significantly benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced students regardless of their age. I have taught several students with learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD and their confidence and ability has grown from learning to play drums. Genres of music include: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Rock-Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, Shuffles, R&B, (Double Bass Drum), Funk, R&B, Jazz, Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal among others. As a result of my many years of drumming experience, I am a dynamic, powerful & original drummer with distinct style and technique. I have played in many rock bands around the country and have been giving drum lessons for 10 ...

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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!
Clayton M. Charlotte, NC

About Clayton

Besides my experience and love of music, I'm a people person with a gift of teaching, so it's a win-win. I have a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee with a minor in music. I'm a concert level clarinetist (over 30 years) as well as barbershop singer (25 years) and worship leader (20 years), & guitar player (25 years), sax player (10 years). I also play handbells, have directed three youth musicals, and have led music at youth camps, conferences, retreats, Kairos prison ministry, and other service projects. I currently lead a nine member bluegrass band which is a blast. *** Lesson Details *** I will push you for excellence and I teach in fun ways. I hope to play a lot together after the basics have been accomplished. The most important aspect of playing an instrument or ...

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Marcelle P. July 21, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Clayton is a lovely person and a great teacher. He always shows up on time if not early and communicates right away if there is a change in the schedule which is rare. He is great with children, very patient and kind with a fun upbeat attitude. I definitely recommend him.
Charlie P. Charlotte, NC

About Charlie

I have been passing on what I've learned in my own studies, personal and privately taught, to help new students get the strong foundations for becoming the best musician they can be. I've been playing since age 6 (now 44) and performing since 18. I started with Classical guitar, then Rock and Jazz. In all my years of study, I've learned how to teach and how NOT to teach. I have had many years of private lessons. I've written, recorded and performed for over 20 years. My wife and I even do voice over work on occasion. *** Lesson Details *** Students have become friends and I've seen many go on to become performers, songwriters and teachers. I also use a wide range of materials when teaching like DVDs, CDs, and computer 'play along' tracks. I love teaching, seeing people smile and ...

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Joseph F. March 21, 2013
Guitar
Excellent instructor

Charlie has a vast range of talents, skills, and knowledge with music. I have been taking lessons with him for almost 6 months and I have to say that my playing abilities and comprehention of music has grown exponetially. if your looking for a music instructor that takes the time to develop your skills, then Charlie is the guy. also, please excuse any spelling errors.
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Nathan M. March 20, 2013
Bass Guitar
Awesome

Charlie is not only a great teacher, but a great guy. he is fun and easy to be around, creating a relaxing environment for learning. Everything i know how to do on bass was made possible by Charlie. He is slow with the process and makes sure not to rush you and makes sure you understand 100% of the material before moving on. He is simply awesome.
Grant D. Charlotte, NC

About grant

I have studied and practiced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and sacred musical styles and have the experience and ability to play or teach others at any level. I play piano, saxophone, and sing professionally but have played clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and guitar as well. Additionally, I have the leadership and business experience to coordinate ensembles for various musical environments to provide the best teaching methods passed on from some of the top doctorates and world class teachers. *** Studio Equipment *** 5'11' Kawai Grand Piano Selmer Mark vi Tenor, Alto Saxophones Fender Rhodes Buffet r-13 Clarinet Roland G Fantom Korg Triton Fender 5 String Bass Roland 700 GX 88 key weighted Yamaha yas 63 alto sax Full Pa with microphones *** Travel Equipment *** They will

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Tom L. February 28, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I've only had one lesson with Grant so far and I was totally impressed. He made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. He listens to you and you can tell he really cares about his students. I would give him the highest marks and can't wait to go for my second lesson.
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Christine B. July 4, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Grant is extremely knowledgeable and a gifted musician. He individualizes instruction to meet your learning needs. Fantastic sax teacher!
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 Skills. 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 ...

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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.
Sue D. Charlotte, NC

About Sue

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. Each lesson is customized to meet the individual students' needs and goals. I have over 15 years of teaching experience. My education in music is extensive. I was principal cellist at the Interlochen Arts Academy orchestra in Interlochen, Michigan. I have a Doctorate from Indiana University in Music Composition and Music Theory. I also studied piano and cello at Indiana University. I have a Masters degree in music from Butler University in Indianapolis. My major was composition but I also studied piano. My teaching experience is also extensive. I have taught intermediate campers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp as well as at Butler University and Indiana State University. I have been writing music and ...

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Travis B. January 30, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
It is easy to recommend Sue to anyone as she is a fantastic music instructor. She makes learning seem easy, which is the hallmark of a great teacher. You will find her to be extremely friendly and approachable so you never fear making mistakes or asking any questions; her patience is unwavering.

One particularly great thing about Ms. Sue D.'s teaching method is her flexibility with learning material. She took time to review method books I had from a previous teacher, picking songs and exercises she felt would supplement lessons from the books we normally use.

I have found my lessons to be both enjoyable and extremely informative. When we are reviewing the material from the previous week at the beginning of a new lesson I always have the feeling I've made real progression on the instrument.
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Cello
Verified Student
perfect Cello teacher

Just love the way how Sue makes my 8 year old pay attention to cello techniques without annoying her. The pieces of music she chooses are always perfect, either for my daughter's skills and for her fun. Sue manages to teach music theory right along the way and it is amazing, how much improvement can be realized in my daughter's abilities just after a few lessons with Sue. Thank you, Sue!
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
best piano teacher ever

Sue is the most wonderful piano teacher ever! Always challenging, but never overburdening my ten year old daughter. In addition to piano techniques Sue teaches a lot of music theory, too. And she does this in a way that my daughter never is bored. Sue creates a lesson atmosphere, that is very relaxing and fun, but still purposeful and my daughter is looking forward to every single lesson. Just love Sue.

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