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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1996
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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Beginning Drum Set

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.

Mike G.

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Music Education from Elmhurst College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike G.

3 Reviews
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Percussionist for over 20 years. I am well-versed on many instruments and happy to work with you at your level to help you achieve your goals whether it is auditioning for a school band or a college drumline audition.

About Mike

Hi there! I am an elementary music teacher by day looking to work with students in a one-on-one setting to help them reach their music/performing goals. I have also taught high school drum line for 5 years, in addition to beginning 5th grade band. I provide piano, drum, guitar, and ukulele less

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Melissa D.
Mike has been wonderful with my twin girls! He's so patient with them and gives them lots of encouragement along the way. They have really enjoyed working with him as well!
Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.
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Jeff F.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Deans List of Academic Distinction from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jeff F.

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I have been working with beginner through intermediate mallet and timbales players for eighteen years.

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!

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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Rome Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finalist from Rome Symphony Orchestra (Rome, GA)
  • Music Education from Kennesaw State University
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Jonathan S.

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As a high school band director, I know how to teach from students just beginning to advanced. Private Students of mine have gone on to perform in All-State Ensembles, Compete in Kiwanis Competitions, participate in local community ensembles, and much more.

As a musician, I am the winds division winner of the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, serve on the Education Committee for the International Clarinet Association, present at conferences including the International Saxophone Symposium, International Duo Symposium, and much more.

Taking private lessons is the first step to many opportunities in music.

About Jonathan

As a high school band director, I know how to teach from students just beginning to advanced. Private Students of mine have gone on to perform in All-State Ensembles, Compete in Kiwanis Competitions, participate in local community ensembles, and much more. As a musician, I am the winds division wi

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Brittany
Fantastic instruction. Patient, clear, and ensured she was meeting my daughter where she is at. Significantly more productive class times compared with our last in person teacher.
Patrick
I have been learning from Jonathan for the past two months. She is a very supportive and patient teacher. I was a complete beginner when I first started, but after one to two weeks, I can play easy tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. Whenever I have any questions regarding the violin, she can give me helpful solutions. When I have lessons with her, I can immediately know where I need to improve and gain a few extra tips on my playing.

I would highly recommend Jonathan to you (people who are browsing on Takelessons)!
Aurora
I had my first lesson with Jonathan today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Suzanna W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University
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Suzanna W.

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Want to be a percussionist? I can help!
I'm a percussion specialist that can teach you anything from drum set, hand drums, concert percussion, to drum line/ pit, and accessories. In addition, I will teach you how to read music, count, feel the beat, think musically, play in time, and how to practice effectively. In my lessons we will work on building a strong foundation of fundamentals that will help propel you into being the musician you aspire to be.
I look forward to working with you!

About Suzanna

Hi there! I've been a percussionist for 13 year. In that time I've been a Texas middle school and high school percussion director, performed with premier college ensembles, played drum set, cajon, and djembe with multiple contemporary worship groups as well as concert percussion for multiple orches

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Cassandra S.
My daughter says she's amazing and can't wait for the next lesson.
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Josh W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
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Josh W.

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I have formal training on congas (studied w/ Eguie Castrillo - Tito Puente's disciple, has performed with Jenifer Lopez, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval Band, & many others)

Also extensively studied at Berklee as well as spent a month in Ghana, regarding traditional West African percussion, especially that of the Ewe people. But also Ga tradition - specifically, the kpanlogo drum.

Also extensively studied Brazilian percussion, was just down in Brazil a month ago.

I have experience also teaching bongos (used especially in bachata) and also djembe technique.

I can teach you a universe of rhythmic knowledge to create a deep architecture for you to excel in any percussion/rhythmic context.

About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see ph

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Jesus R.
Great teaching. Goes into detail on what needs practicing and teaches you how to improve in a clear manner.
Ethan
My son enjoyed the lesson and wanted to practice right away.
John
Josh is always easy to be around and is able to form any lesson around what I wanted to do, as well as teach me loads of new ideas if I hadn’t planned anything. He has greatly helped improve my own production and give me insight into what professional producers do to set themselves apart. He’s great to work with and always in an uplifting mood.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Chicago is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $117 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and give child more fundamental practice time to soak in the concepts before racing on."
Carson
Took Percussion lessons from Matthew H.
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"Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him."
Dr. Craig
Took Percussion lessons from Michael J.
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"Great teaching. Goes into detail on what needs practicing and teaches you how to improve in a clear manner."
Jesus
Took Percussion lessons from Josh W.
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"Joe has been super helpful, patient and informative. He brings a special attention detail to his lessons. He is supportive and encouraging at every turn in the process."
Chuck
Took Percussion lessons from Joe M.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Charlie
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️"
Holly
Took Percussion lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan."
Jo
Took Percussion lessons from Karen D.
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"My son said Mr Murray was fun and very nice. He did not get upset when my son made a mistake which my son was happy about. My son is really looking forward to more lessons with Mr. Murray and excited about percussion"
Nathaniel
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Murray is patient, encouraging, and obviously very knowledgeable about his subject area. He is also flexible and creative in unpredictable technology related situations. Looking forward to more lessons. I believe I can learn a lot."
Michael
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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