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Linda L.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Hebrew, Hebrew
  • Associates Degree in Jazz Theory and Composition from Mannes Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 3 to 65
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Linda L.

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I play and teach a variety of percussion instruments, including hand drums (congas, tubano, djembe, bongos), xylophone and other toned percussion, shaker-type instruments, tambourine, guiro, etc.
Percussion instruments are a great way to introduce very young children to playing music. In the past, I taught music classes to toddlers and preschoolers, with an emphasis on percussion. I have also taught percussion to teens and adults.

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tuto

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Alex L.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida A & M University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alex L.

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I have been a musician for 29yrs. with Alto Sax being my Primary Instrument. Being a Woodwind player I also play Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion. I have performed in many large/medium/small venues with many Bands and Ensembles throughout my career. I have also, been a Georgia Certified Teacher, member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and member of the Music Educators National Conference for 14yrs. Most recently as an educator in Clayton County I performed with other musicians at a County production of "The Wiz".

About Alex

I have lead others and taught them before ever having my own classroom as a leader in High School and College. It has greatly pleased me that my students have had many accomplishments in many groups. These vary from various Honors Bands, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many High Valued Sch

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Aaron
Our first class was great! My son learned a lot and Alex was very patient. My son looks forward to his next session.
Nate B.
My 1st lesson was great. Alex is an excellent instructor. His demeanor, engaging approach coupled with his experience makes an atmosphere that is very conducive to learning. I highly recommend him.
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Kevin S.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Music Performance from California State University, Fullerton
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin S.

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I want to help you be the best percussionist you can be. With percussion, there are so many different instruments to play but what ties it all together is the technique you use to play the instruments.

Here’s my secret! To get the best, most resonant sound out of any instrument I strike. That’s it.

How you do that is dependent on the instrument, the mallet choice, the striking area, the touch, and many other factors. I want to help you with these so you can progress faster, learn how to think about these choices quicker and easier, so you can make BETTER music FASTER!

About Kevin

Hi there! I've been drumming for 14 years and teaching for 6 years! I've taught elementary students through college age and beyond. I love seeing my students grow and learn and pursue music from a place of interest, passion, and enjoyment! Music has given me so many opportunities like traveling

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Kevin is all you want in an instructor. He is enthusiastic about music and about me learning and getting better. He knows his stuff and knows how to break it down, so I can understand it. And he keeps the vibe nice and fun.
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Al P.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1984
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Al P.

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I am a multi purpose percussionist. I can show you proper technique on most...such as shakers, tambourine, bongo/conga drums, tympani, mallet instruments and all other bells and whistles you need for a percussion blowout!

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Tyler B.

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Drums and percussion is one of my greatest passions in life. I have experience playing and teaching in all settings and styles. I tailor my approach for each student and have tons of supplemental material to level up your playing in no time!

About Tyler

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I'm a great resource for drum set, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory lessons in Portland, OR. Conveniently located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my studio is equipped with all the instruments and lesson material needed to provide engaging, challenging, and fun lessons

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Sterling
Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!
Jayne
Great lesson!
Kevin
Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him.
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Andrew B.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks
  • Awarded 2011 Maryland All State Jazz Drummer from Maryland Music Education Association
  • Bachelor of Music from Towson University
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Andrew B.

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Students can expect to learn proper technique for snare drum, mallets, and timpani. In addition to those core instruments, we will glance at auxiliary percussion technique including triangle, frame drum, and tambourine. Students will work on exercises and etudes from Benjamin Podemski's Snare Drum School and prepare solo's for a recital.

The lesson format will include a warm-up, review of assignments, introduction of new material, and assigning of new homework.

About Andrew

Andrew Bilbrey (b. 1993 in Annapolis, MD) is a session drummer, clinician, and touring artist. Based in Baltimore, MD, he is a member of the groups MUNK, Clucker, and Anthology. Andrew’s journey on the drums began at 5 years old, listening to popular music of the 80s and 90s. While heavily involv

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Elgin is $69. 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.
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"Kolja is very patient, enthusiastic and encouraging during lessons. His extensive knowledge of the craft is a treasure to anyone looking to learn more about drumming/rhythm. As great of a drummer he is, I believe his calling is rooted in teaching. Highly recommend"
Erik
Took Percussion lessons from Kolja G.
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"Kevin asked pertinent questions about my background and used that information to tailor the first lesson. He went beyond the scheduled 30 minutes to provide a complete and coherent beginning to my studies: the extra time did not upset my schedule and I appreciated his going beyond to get me off to a good start. Kevin had a lot of stuff to present yet allowed me to interrupt with questions, which he knowledgeably answered. His personality is relaxed and friendly. Observing him with another student before my lesson, I saw that he offered criticism considerately.
My first lesson was a good experience (4 stars). I don't know if he is the best ever (5 stars), but he must be darn close."
Dean
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"My son looks forward to his snare lesson with Garrett every week. We originally searched for a teacher to help him with a drumline audition, and we've stayed with Garrett ever since."
Amanda
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Kevin is a wonderful instructor and is great with kids/teens. He makes learning music easier and fun. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."
Jenny
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"My 11 year old son lost his drum teacher, and we found TakeLessons online. The hardest part is choosing a teacher because many are all top notch 5-Star rated. I picked Tracy D. seemingly at random!

What a lucky draw it turned out to be. Tracy is a real pro, with a great personality. It took my son less than a few minutes before he was comfortable, having fun, and learning new things (he has 1 year experience).

I’ve been a part time musician for over 40 years, and I can tell you when I meet someone that is a true professional musician and the right person to teach my son. That is this exceptional woman."
Cooper
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Garrett helped my son prepare for an important drum line audition at his high school. He got the spot he wanted on snare drum and was very happy."
John
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend"
Joel
Took Percussion lessons from Christopher B.
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"Scott has been wonderful with my child! He really knows how to motivate him to practice while still making the lessons fun. I recommend him for any young drum student."
Clyde
Took Percussion lessons from Scott S.
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"Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!"
Megan
Took Percussion lessons from Sean C.
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