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Letroy T.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Grambling State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Letroy T.

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I have a method that will allow you to build your knowledge base in addition to your performance skills by incorporating things you are already familiar with in your daily life & turning it into drumming at its finest. My motto is “if you can say it, you can play it!”

About Letroy

Hello! My name is LeTroy & I cant wait to be your instructor. I can offer lessons in drums, keyboard & vocals because I have been a working musician making nice money doing each of the three! I don’t have a curriculum because I don’t know what you want to learn. This is all about you & your desir

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Ty K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor's Degree Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Ty K.

3 Reviews
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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner to advanced drum and percussion student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. Want to play your favorite songs? Not only will you be playing them in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, and reading through rudiments and practical applications. Let's get started!

About Ty

*** Travel Equipment *** drumset and/or practice pad, sticks, brushes, notebook, staff paper, and pencil. *** Specialties *** Genres: Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, Soul/R&B, Country, Jazz, and Latin. Use of trancriptions of songs that the student enjoy listening to. Basic rudiments and Mohler Technique.

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Noah
I have know Ty Key for over ten years, he is a human metronome. He can play any style of music and play it to perfection. I have seen him perform with different bands and different styles over the years and one thing is constant, his play stands out. I have seen him record at East West studios In LA tracking both live drums and the total live percussion set and the results were amazing. He plays in the pocket, both rhythm and solos. I could not feel more comfortable recommending someone who has mastered their craft more than Ty. He is easy to get along with and an outstanding teacher. He has worked as a drum technician and teacher at school ever since I’ve known him. He is a great person and you would lucky to learn from him.
Aaron
Great teacher. Clear instruction. Vast knowledge of the instrument and it’s role in music.
Peter
I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement.

Mark G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
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Mark G.

3 Reviews
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Learn how to play traditional bongo rhythms and apply them in popular music settings.

About Mark

Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.' In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and

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Rubin H.
Drums

On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
Brad M.
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
Adam W.
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I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students

Meet Online Bongo Teachers Serving Chicago, IL

Mark G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
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Mark G.

3 Reviews
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Online Bongo Teacher

Learn how to play traditional bongo rhythms and apply them in popular music settings.

About Mark

Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.' In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and

Recent Reviews
Rubin H.
Drums

On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
Brad M.
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
Adam W.
Mark Review

I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students
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Ty K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor's Degree Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 10 and up
Teaching Locations:
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Ty K.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Online Bongo Teacher

Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner to advanced drum and percussion student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. Want to play your favorite songs? Not only will you be playing them in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, and reading through rudiments and practical applications. Let's get started!

About Ty

*** Travel Equipment *** drumset and/or practice pad, sticks, brushes, notebook, staff paper, and pencil. *** Specialties *** Genres: Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, Soul/R&B, Country, Jazz, and Latin. Use of trancriptions of songs that the student enjoy listening to. Basic rudiments and Mohler Technique.

Recent Reviews
Noah
I have know Ty Key for over ten years, he is a human metronome. He can play any style of music and play it to perfection. I have seen him perform with different bands and different styles over the years and one thing is constant, his play stands out. I have seen him record at East West studios In LA tracking both live drums and the total live percussion set and the results were amazing. He plays in the pocket, both rhythm and solos. I could not feel more comfortable recommending someone who has mastered their craft more than Ty. He is easy to get along with and an outstanding teacher. He has worked as a drum technician and teacher at school ever since I’ve known him. He is a great person and you would lucky to learn from him.
Aaron
Great teacher. Clear instruction. Vast knowledge of the instrument and it’s role in music.
Peter
I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement.

Eli K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Eli K.

3 Reviews
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Online Bongo Teacher

I am a well-rounded drum teacher, meaning I have learned and studied genres ranging from blues, jazz, rock and indie rock. I will give you tons of music to listen to and interpret and teach you how to learn tunes by ear. You will understand the forms of jazz tunes such as aaba Aba and abc. You will learn how to play the tunes you listen to and take the concepts of drum beats and drum rudiments used within them o make them your own and use them in your original playing. I also teach how to read standard drum notation, and can teach you how time signatures work and the values of notes if you don’t already know.

About Eli

Hi future students! I’m Eli. I know how tough it is to teach yourself an instrument, because I struggled with it for years and years. One of my biggest issues was learning how to practice, so if that’s something you struggle with, I can certainly help you develop a routine to which you would follow

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Fischer P.
After his first session, my son (10 years old) said Eli was, "really nice." They reviewed a lot, Eli asked a lot of questions about previous experiences and and listened to him play. Sounds like it was a packed session but not overwhelming.
John P.
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jimmy
Eli was great. He was very patient with my son during his very first music lesson. Eli made the lesson fun and enjoyable. My son enjoyed the lesson very much and is looking forward to his next one.

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Average Cost of Bongo Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute bongo lessons in Chicago is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $101 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Cool down to earth teacher, amazing on drums / bongos. I'm a beginner and just bought some bongos so I wanted a few lessons to get myself started. Our first lesson was a blast and I'm gonna continue to take more lessons with Brian when I am able to."
Hector
Took Bongo lessons from Brian R.
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"I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement."
Peter
Took Bongo lessons from Ty K.
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"We have had two lessons with Murray. My 8 year old loves her lessons. We have had other teachers in the past and he is by far the best. My daughter is engaged, excited, and is learning quickly. Murray makes learning fun! He encourages and explains and rewards with clapping and laughing!!! He knows his stuff and can relate and engage even over the internet. We love this teacher!"
Anne
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"He was awesome. Looking forward to next week"
Annie
Took Bongo lessons from James S.
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"I was a little nervous at first but Murray made that all disappear. He’s patient & very talented & makes playing a lot of fun. Can’t wait for my nxt lesson."
Susan
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.