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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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James March 11, 2016
Drum · In home
I look forward to the lessons every week. Russ takes the time an ensures that the information provided is understood as well as performed correctly. Homework is always a blast. How many times can anybody say that? I would recommend Russ to any level of performer, if just to sharpen exisiting skills or start from the very beginning, Russ has the ability to get you to the level "you" want to be at with your drum playing. Russ will also introduce books that can be practiced out of when that homework is assigned. Great instructor and as become a good friend. If you want to learn the drums....call Russ!
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Frank W. March 10, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Russell is the man! Patient, attentive, precise and an outstanding professional with a passion to teach you proper technique and to help you reach your drumming goals! He is an Awesome teacher and musician!
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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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Russell S.

Russell S.

Gastonia, NC 28056
(5)
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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Mark Fisher February 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and thorough. Good one on one instruction.
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Kevin B. January 7, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Clayton is a great guy and I look forward to learning from him.
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Jorgia September 22, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Clayton was very enthusiastic and focused and professional! Our time went over and he was so involved with teaching my daughter he didn't even notice! I am pleased to have him teaching my daughter lessons.
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Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC 28214
(4)
starting at
$20 / 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 25 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been a music teacher 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 Skill
s. 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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Tina March 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Michael is an exceptionaly talented musician, as well as a wonderful mentor who has taught so many students and enriched their lives. He has students with only 2 yrs of experience who sound as if they have been playing for 20 years! What a Role Model!!! With a lifetime of experience under his belt, Michael has mastered music and recording. He will help you; It really doesn't get any better than that. I am a reporter for a good paper. I wrote this about Michael after an interview. Michael and his band had the placed packed, all ages, and everyone insisted on being as close to the music as humanly possible. Michael works as a guitar instructor and runs several studios. Michael is truly a "gifted guitar player" and his vocals are just as nice and polished. The Next time this gifted musician and band rolls into town check him out.
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Madison C. March 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
So far , my daughter loves them ! They are very nice and Their experience shows ! They make her feel comfortable and she is learning fast ! Would love to keep the lessons going ...
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Jake February 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
# 1. Best guitar player ever!!!!! Best wife too!!!!!
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Cherryville, NC 28021
(5)
starting at
$50 / 60-min
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Gavin G.

Gastonia, NC

About Gavin

Several years ago I found that my passion was sharing my musical talents with people. While I am young, I love music and and I love teaching. I've always felt that teaching is just as important as performing. My style of teaching is a little different, my goal is to give people musical tools so one day they won't need me. I remember as a young boy my very first teacher made sure that I could be an independent musician that loves being creative and exploring different ideas and sounds. I want to pay that forward now. If you're curious about how beneficial becoming a musician is, I can surely sa
y it builds character, passion, motivation, drive, deep-thinking skills, and determination. It has been proven that playing a musical instrument can help children in school and adults within their workplaces.

I am a senior Percussion Performance Major at Brevard College. I am also a hired session musician for Noalynn Studio in Bessemer City NC. I have 15 years of experience, 14 of those years I have 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. I was a guest artist in the Spartanburg Symphony and I am also endorsed by 1710 Percussion, Dream Cymbals, and Rich Sticks. Finally, I have 6 years of teaching experience where I have worked with people with special needs as well as physically disabled people. I am proficient in piano and have taken piano lessons for 4 years. I am able to teach the basics of piano and I'm very proficient in music theory for any instrument needed.
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Anthony April 20, 2016
Drum · In home
I've never learned anything from Gavin. However, I have seen him play several times in a few different bands. He is very versatile, and has always been very knowledgable and happy to answer any questions I've had about percussion. I guess in that right, I have learned a lot from him. He's a great dude, and is always happy to work with and help people.
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Lorie April 19, 2016
Percussion · In home
What a wonderful experience I've had with Gavin. I've learned more from him than he will ever know. He is a very determined musician with the skills it takes to be successful in most any venture he attempts. He is very patient with children and has a passion to see those around him learn. He is also very humble about his accomplishments; however, takes a lot of pride in his ability to perform, lead and teach music. His passion for life and the art of music is undeniable and has blessed many along his path.
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Brian April 19, 2016
Drum · In studio
Gavin has done very well at teaching me how to advance my techniques and refine my craft. I had been drumming for about six years when I started with Gavin, and he helped fuel the passion for music that I have now. I have seen improvement in many different areas and I would recommend him to any drummer, new or advanced.
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Gavin G.

Gavin G.

Gastonia, NC 28054
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC

About Jonathan

I currently play and teach all the orchestral string instruments, all forms of guitar, electric bass, and all forms of brass instruments. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I have performed in many ensembles throughout his career including: the New River Brass Quintet, the Symphony of the Mountains, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Emory and Henry Trumpet Ensemble, the ULM
symphony orchestra, the ULM Wind Ensemble, and the ULM Jazz Ensemble. I had the opportunity to travel to Austria and Germany to perform as well as across the United States at events such as the International Trumpet Guild Conference. I currently serves as the Albemarle Road Middle School Director of Strings as well as teaching private lessons in wind and string instruments. I am a member of the National Association for Music Educators, the International Trumpet Guild, as well as the American String Teachers Association.
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Jon April 27, 2016
Cello · In studio
It's great to find a local cello teacher for my son. Easy to schedule, easy to work with!
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Shannon December 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!
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Shannon December 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I was horrible and he waa very patient and detailed during our lessons. I am making great strides rapidly thanks to him!
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Jonathan T.

Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC 28278
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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