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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
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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.

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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 singing is to have fun. If you not enjoying what you're doing, why do it? I hope to make the overall musical experience fun and help you achieve your goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
whatever is needed. Whatever they need

*** Specialties ***
worship leading, singing, barbershop quartet singing, clarinetist for both classical and jazz groups as well as worship
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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.
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Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC 28214
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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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 al
so 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 teaching private piano, cello, music theory, and composition lessons in Charlotte, NC for the last ten years.

My compositions include solo and chamber pieces as well as electronic works, symphonic band works, and orchestral works. In 2004 I won the Judith Lang Zaimont award from the International Association of Women in Music.

I love music and enjoy sharing it with others. So whether you are 5 or 90, or somewhere in between, let's have some fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are customized for each student. Weekly assignments will be given. Please bring a notebook to the first lesson for lesson assignments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the students to buy the appropriate music books and have the appropriate instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in all genres - pop, rock, classical, new music, jazz, new age, etc.
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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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Sue D.

Sue D.

Charlotte, NC 28270
(3)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Joey R.

Charlotte, NC

About Joey

Joey Rincon is a classical and spanish guitarist in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. He is a very friendly and compassionate musician, and is completely immersed in the music world. Naturally, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in his students. He's been on a journey with guitar for 15 years. As an instructor, he is gifted in providing inspiration to his students. Technique, expression, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory, and much enthusiasm describe the experience of studying the guitar with Joey.

Joey Rin
con has been honing his technique and artistry on the guitar for 15 years. He was born and raised in New York, where he was first introduced to classical music through the violin. Now, he is a music student of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he continues on his musical journey as a classical guitarist.

Joey Rincon has studied classical guitar under the mastery of Derek Day at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Charles Vaughn at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His playing reflects his Spanish culture and background, while simultaneously being fueled by his unstoppable love for music.

During his studies on the classical guitar, he has worked with the music of Mauro Giuliani, Matteo Carcassi, Francisco Tarrega, J.S Bach, and much, much more. What separates Joey Rincon from other musicians is his unmistakable close attention to small details in music. From studying under masters in the field, Joey Rincon pays special attention to the basic musical components such as melody, rhythm, and harmony, while putting a tremendous amount of effort and thought into his tone production. His musical ideas are an exact reflection to how he views the world around him; a beautiful, adventurous, and emotional reality.

His repertoire is forever expanding, but focuses mostly on the Baroque and Classical Era, and Spanish music, particularly that of Antonio Lauro and Francisco Tárrega. Joey is not limited to the genre of Classical music- his roots are in blues and classic rock, alternative rock, and even metal. However, the enticing sound of the classical guitar has become his primary instrument in the last few years, and performs mostly that genre of music.
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Jamie C. July 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgable , great with teaching kids , punctual , and wide range of music teaching
Great teacher
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Ashley M. July 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My kids love Joey! He is a great teacher and mentor
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Andrew R. July 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
In my first month of lessons, changed the way I practice. Because of this, I am playing much more than I used to! Highly recommended.
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Joey R.

Charlotte, NC 28203
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$25 / 30-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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