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I have been playing drum kit and percussion for over fifteen years and teaching for about 12. I've played a little bit of everything - pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska/reggae, blues, jazz, and even musical theater. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with drummers of all ages and skill levels (lessons at my studio will be on electronic kit).

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

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I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far!

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I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

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Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)

August 30, 2019
I am learning consistently and step by step.
August 14, 2019
Tom E.
He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient.
July 29, 2019
Gio was really encouraging and I look forward to continuing lessons with him!

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Ryan B.


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I teach acoustic and electronic drums for all levels

About Ryan

Hey There! Let's play some music!!

My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 25 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.

I have been with TakeLessons for over seven years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!

Let's talk guitar! Guitar is the ultimate instrument to learn! It is versatile and portable and you can learn quickly, regardless of your favorite style. I teach acoustic and electric guitar. I cover basics, such as chords, scales and solo work. I cover a wide r

ange of artists such as: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Regardless of your favorite band or style, I can help you accomplish your goals!

Piano is one of the most important instruments to learn, especially for children. The benefits are endless. For piano, I teach beginner through intermediate students. Piano is a popular choice because it has a very friendly layout with the keyboard. I use a proven 6 level method to take you from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to Ode to Joy! I cover how to read sheet music and cover a wide variety of musical styles!

As a kid did you set up pots and pans or pillows and hit them with spoons like I did? Well, then the drums may be for you! You can learn drums with a pair of sticks! Drums are a total BLAST to play, and if you are not one who wishes to read sheet music,then the drums are perfect for you! I cover a TON of different styles, and if you have a favorite drummer, you can learn to play like him or her relatively quickly!

I offer private in-home lessons, lessons at my studio and on-line lessons!

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Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!

Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.

Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.

Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available:
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Bass Guitar
2 amplifiers
Full Drum Set

*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, bass guitar

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I love and can play almost every style of music imaginable! Whatever style of music you like, I can help you improve and learn!

February 16, 2019
I started Learning guitar with Ryan in Jan. Its only been a month and I have learned so much. He is very accommodating with his schedule and Extremely knowledgeable about all things music. I had many question and he was able to answer them all. I will continue to take lessons from Ryan for as long as I can foresee.
July 5, 2018
Ryan's style is relaxed and friendly. He walked carefully and deliberately through the material in the first lesson, but not so slow that it was boring.
February 15, 2018
Robert S.
Ryan is a great teacher! Very patient and encouraging!

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Bill M.


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Experienced Drum teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of reading and musicianship skills. I specialize in jazz, rock, blues and typically use just about any drum book on the market.

About Bill

Welcome to the lessons site for songwriter, professional drummer and musician Bill M. Bill grew up on Long Island New York and studied formally for several years with luminaries such as Global Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo, and the venerable Al Miller. In addition, Bill furthered his drum set and musical performance studies at the Drummers Collective in NYC, Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California Jazz Extension and the Dick Grove School of Music. In recent years, Bill continues to seek the knowledge of the masters and has studied with legendary drummers Jeff Hamilton and John Riley.

Bill is a top notch educator with many years experience as a drum teacher and drum circle facilitator. Bill has also taught group drum classes at International Schools overseas and has given numerous clinics throughout the world.


July 20, 2019
Bill is a pro musician with in-depth experience in music performance and technology. He is an enthusiastic and effective teacher who I highly recommend.
July 16, 2019
Billy is a top educator that sets up each lesson very personalized! An excellent teacher!
October 13, 2015
Bill is top notch. I worked with Bill on Long Island in a club date band several years back. During that time he taught my nephew the drums. Bill's patience and knowledge paved the way for my nephew to get accepted into a top music school. A great player and a great teacher!

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Dave Y.


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I studied Afro-Cuban Percussion, Percussion and Drums at the University of Northern Colorado, the nation's 3rd largest Jazz school. I bring 17+ years of education and teaching experience to the table.

About Dave

I own a local music/art/production institution which hosts lessons for many instruments and artistic pursuits. Personally, I've been teaching for over 17 years, and I teach beginner to advanced students in instruments like guitar, bass, piano/keys, voice, and drums, and depending on your needs, our studio offers a variety of professional teachers that teach all woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments.

I also am an online teacher for a the world's biggest web platform for guitar instruction, and teach lessons alongside those in Berklee alumni, Musician's Institute, as well with many very famous artists that are now in the music business.

Though I've had the fortune to work with some of the best in studios, as a songwriter, and player, and in education, both professional and informal, I love to teach entry level players up through

the intermediate levels the most. I enjoy watching people discover things for the first time, and in my teaching I really do my best to craft my lessons to the needs of the students. My primary aim in teaching is that I would cultivate in my students a love for music and learning. With these two things in place, a student can go on to be and learn anything.

Join me, we'll have a great time, and we'll get you to your goals while we're enjoying the journey of music together!!

October 18, 2019
My son was very happy with the lesson and the tips that Dave provided. Looking forward to future lessons.
October 15, 2019
Azeem W.
Dave is a great professional teacher that knows to assess his students, knowledgeable in piano and guitar!
June 21, 2019
Gale L.
Dave is the absolute “best” teacher I have ever had! I’m an older (69) student and his techniques amaze me. I’m learning things I have never been exposed to and so wish I had had a teacher like Dave when I was 10...maybe I would be able to play! Thanks Dave!

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Alan A.


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I have over 30 years as a professional musician and studied under the best in my community. I perform with top level, award winning musicians and have toured US and Europe. As an instructor, I've churned out over 400 students over my 12 year teaching career. Many of my students tour with their own bands and or perform in their high school marching and jazz band. I work from industry standard material and include my own lesson strategy that's proved trident true over the course of my teaching career. I've won many awards and have been furthering my music education when I'm not touring or recording. I don't have any degrees but am considered one of the best drummers in Tucson. I've performed on stage and recordings with many well known drummers. A few to name, are Tommy Larkin's, Ed Shemanski and Winston Watson. I proficient teaching any style and have applied all styles into my repertoire while performing and recording. I teach drummers how to become a musician, not just a drummer. ...

About Alan

I'm a skilled professional musician/drum and vocal instructor. I've performed/recorded/toured for over 30 years. I've studied from the best in Arizona. I teach all ages and all are welcome. I'm able to provide special needs instruction, i.e. students with autism and learning disabilities. I provide students with technical skills, and teach students how to read music. I also teach students how to interpret their favorite artists and how to play their favorite songs.

Being a part of a students educational growth is very rewarding. I have current students who tour in bands in the United States and Canada. I also work with students who need help with material for middle and high school marching/jazz bands. My system as a drum/vocal instructor has been proven through the success of my students.


January 29, 2019
Aidan did a wonderful job helping my son learn percussion- several instruments. He is patient and empathetic, and great with even young kids. I appreciate that he tries to let the kids do things that are fun for them while still teaching the basics.

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Alan A.


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Experienced teacher of 6 years studied under great drummers such as John Paris from EWF etc. specializing in the beginner/intermediate All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of the student not only will you be playing songs in no time you’ll also get a strong foundation of ear training, techniques, rudiments, and you’ll look like a complete pro while playing. Let's get started!

About Robert

Currently I’m 18 I’ve played in many bands myself, some of which who have had older members, the latest was around mid to early 50s I’m a very hard hitting but fun drummer, my style is not too common to come by but if you’re looking for a full sound and more strength in your technique I’m the teacher for you Hope to see you soon, thank you.


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Robert T.


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Do you want to be a Rock Star? Our lessons will be designed to help you achieve your long term goal. We will play tunes you love and enjoy that will give you the confidence to be a great performer and musician.

About Erini

Hello there!

I am a professional drummer, musician, and educator. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Music Bachelor in Performance and Live and Performing Arts Management. I have experience not only being on the stage but also being behind the stage.

My performing experiences vary. I have been part of large and small ensembles ranging from piano duos, 5-piece bands to classical size orchestras. I grew up in a more classical music environment as a pianist but at the age of 14, I immerse myself into the rock scene. I formed my first rock band and started taking drum lessons. I have been playing the drums for 8 years now. My most favorite setting is still playing in a rock band, preferably a progressive rock group.

I was born and raised in Cyprus, a greek-speaking country in the Mediterranean. I have a big passion and lov

e for Greek Rock music that I enjoy to share it with students who are passionate about exploring new cultures and diversity.

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Charles C.

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Percussion was my first love! I've been a percussionist for over 20 years and can instruct in most styles and genres. My specialty is heavily drum-set oriented but I can instruct beginners through intermediate players on a full range of percussion instruments.

About Charles

Hi! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my TakeLessons profile because it means that you’re a step closer to becoming a ‘real’ musician. But before you call up images of cold concert halls and stuffy, tuxedoed audiences or international superstars selling out arenas, let me briefly explain what it means to be a ‘real’ musician. A real musician can be anybody! YOU can be a real musician; you just might not know it, yet. A real musician is ANYONE who plays or performs on an instrument with a mindset of exploration, discovery, and passion. Sure, technique and physical mastery of the craft can help but the only thing that can make you a real musician is the desire to always be exploring and learning; not to mention having a lot of fun!

I’m a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and performer of over 20 years and the one thing I’ve learned thro

ughout my life and career is that the only thing that really matters is passion and a desire to learn and create. I can help you identify your goals, make new ones, and most importantly CONNECT with your instrument in a meaningful way. If you’re just starting and feeling a bit timid, that’s okay too! As an instructor, I strongly prefer to let the needs of the student guide the course and direction of our lessons.

Send me a message today and let’s look beyond the notes to find the true, unparalleled joy of playing and creating music.

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"I met Andy Robinson when we were students at SDSU. I was a drummer between bands, and Andy was the drummer in the great local prog-rock band, Horsefeather
s. We became instant friends, and when I attended my first Horsefeathers concert, I became a fan of the band and of Andy's drumming. After graduation, I closely followed Andy's music career as it went through many changes, each new endeavor more impressive than the last, and none more impressive than his solo work, which allows for the most focused appreciation of his diverse talents. Although I have great respect for drummers who are technically precise timekeepers, my favorite drummers are not metronomes but those who play with passion and personality, which is one reason why Andy Robinson remains one of my all-time favorite drummers."
"Michael has been my son's drum teacher for the past year. Michael, in a short period of time, has taught my son a lot! Michael's lessons are both engagin
g and fun!"
"Brent has been a great and patient teacher for our son. Our son started learning drums with Brent when he was 5, and we have been working with Brent for a
year. Today our son has started reading music and also can hold a pretty complex beat (for a 6 year old) for at least some time! Thanks Brent!"
"Keith has lots of patience and answers all my questions. He's teaching me to read music and play drums and I'm having a great time!"
"Great teacher, great person."
"Alexa possesses all the tools to teach drums effectively. She is technically competent and is professionally trained at Berkeley School of Music, one of t
he best music schools in the world. She has years of professional experience teaching and playing across a wide range of drum styles. In terms of her teaching style, she is very patient and uses a methodology that is clear and EFFECTIVE. If you are a beginner or advanced drummer, I HIGHLY recommend Alexa. You will not be disappointed. She will teach you the fundamentals and advanced rhythms; you will be playing popular beats in no time; you will have FUN practicing and playing because Alexa's approach is positive and tailored to what you want to learn. She is a great teacher, a good communicator, makes learning drumming FUN and most importantly, gets RESULTS."
"For our family, Chris just can't be beat!!!! He is super patient and has an awesome attitude! Laid back and relaxed! Made drum lessons easier to bear!"
"Thank you Wesley!! you did teach Jacque a lot."
"My son is loving his time with Athan. He feels encouraged and is having fun."

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