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Michael C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Fine Arts from College of DuPage
  • Teaching since 2007
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Michael C.

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I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 10 years, and I have been teaching for 4 years. I combine knowledge of contemporary drumming techniques along with applications handed down through other drummers for different learning experiences for students. Whether chosen as a hobby or a possible career route, having an experienced drum teacher is key.

About Michael

*** Lesson Details *** I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 17 years, and I have been teaching for 9 years. I combine knowledge of contempora

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Chaetan N.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chaetan N.

3 Reviews
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(Drum lessons available from in-home only). Drums were my first love, and I always get a special kind of feeling when I play them. I look forward to sharing this feeling with my students, because it really is a lot of fun. Since I've played my whole life, I've spanned a lot of genres. I can teach you subtle finesse, relentless fury, and when to use what.

About Chaetan

Having played music for as long as I can remember (my father is an accomplished Jazz and Soul drummer), music has always been a key ingredient in my life. From playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme on the drum set as a toddler, I have gone on to learn electric/classical/lap steel guitar, e

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Amber F.
Excellent. Keeps the student inspired!
MeganR
Great Beginner Guitar Lessons

I look forward to my weekly guitar lessons with Chaetan because he is a very knowledgeable, relaxed, and patient teacher. He tailors my lessons to meet my personal goals (learning those pinnacle acoustic songs). But as an exceptional instructor, he also guides me to meet goals he has for me as a student, such as learning to build chords on my own. The quality of his instruction has already increased my progress on the instrument. Overall, his talent and interest in music motivate me to practice so I am fortunate to have found Chaetan as my guitar teacher.
PamS1
Excellent and Unique Teacher

Chaetan is a very friendly instructor who tailors his lessons to meet both the experience level and type of music a student is interested in. Chaetan has a lot of energy and makes the lessons fun. He appears to know every aspect of what he is teaching as well as plays other instruments. My daughter and I are both very happy with Chaetan.
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Yulia B.

11 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, english
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yulia B.

11 Reviews
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I am a professional percussionist. I have been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or in my home studio, and online.I have helped my students to learn how to read music, obtain good hand posture, develop their technique and musicality.
I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015. Currently, I'm pursuing Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.
Beginner students will learn how to read music, how to properly hold drum sticks, learn basic strokes, drumming techniques, beginning rudiments.
Intermediate and advanced students will learn how to improve their playing technique and virtuosity. They will also learn how to approach a specific piece of music; how to become expressive and creative with their skills.

About Yulia

I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching for 10 years and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear T

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Coleman M.
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
Sara M.
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
Amelia A.
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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Intermediate
Start to learn about polyrhythms as well as developing your ears and body to play songs more accurately. Start to spice up your playing with ways that are interesting, but not intrusive.

Advanced
Really push your polyrhythms and add asymmetrical meters to your repertoire to expand your grasp of complex rhythms. Also learn to use dynamics, cymbal work, and fills to effectively communicate and lead a band without words.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Charles S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Awarded Sabian Educator from Sabian
  • Teaching since 1996
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Charles S.

13 Reviews
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About Charles

Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave my first musical performance, from that stage on I knew my talent had found a home.

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Kenyatta K.
My son’s first lesson went really well! Mr. Charles was really accommodating - as we were running late and he patiently waited and completed our full first session. My son is already looking to his next lesson.
Charlynne L.
Great lessons.
Melanie H.
Our son has never played in a marching band before but is interested in playing in the marching band when he attends college in July so we were specifically looking for an instructor who had marching band experience to teach our son since he's never participated in the marching band in high school. We saw Mr. Stewart's profile and decided to have him work with our son. That was the BEST decision that we could have ever made. We have been nothing but impressed with Mr. Stewart. He definitely has the gift of teaching and he is very patient, knowledgeable, and he challenges our son to get better by giving him homework after each session. Our son absolutely LOVES Mr. Stewart and he is always excited for each lesson and to practice what Mr. Stewart has taught him. Our son went from not playing in the marching band at all in high school to making his college band and receiving a scholarship all thanks to Mr. Stewart. We are very grateful for his outstanding teaching and we would definitely recommend Mr. Stewart 100%.

Richard G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Richard Greer from California State University Fullerton
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Richard G.

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I have been teaching and playing music for 25 years. My specialty is to teach Music Study: Theory, Songwriting, Practice and Technique.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages. I also am available to teach piano, guitar, ukulele, drums harmonica and other instruments and theory.

About Richard

Hello, this is Mr. Richard Greer. I am glad you are interested in learning music and musicianship. I have been playing musical instruments and singing since the second grade and writing songs since I was a teenager. During that time I have been playing in bands, doing solo performances, and hour

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"He is very good at explaining what I need to be doing."
- Carrie
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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"Murray is wonderful! So happy to have found him."
- Kaden
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Super prepared and ontime. Awesome!"
- Colin
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Henri has been a fun and patient drum instructor. I highly recommend him!"
- Josh
Took Drum lessons from Henri B.
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"Khalil is a wonderful drum instructor. He is very thorough and encouraging and patient. I have tried a few other music/instrument teachers, and have not met more talented instructor than Khalil. Khalil makes me feel confident that I can learn quick and thoroughly and play the drum like I would like to in the near future. Highly recommended to any levels!"
- Venus
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Mr. Casey is the best. My 6 year old takes lessons from him and adores him. He is very friendly, patient, and understanding. We are very glad to have chosen him as our instructor."
- Mioshey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Awesome Teacher - Definitely would recommend

Michael has been a great teacher to my 5-year old. My son and I both came to him with no experience with drums/music education and Michael was able to teach my son in a way that was fun and kept the attention of a 5 year old, while still being able to grasp the concepts and foundations of music. As a parent, I admired his enthusiasm and excitement of my son’s progression. He is very passionate about what he does and it is exemplified through his lessons. My son truly enjoys the lessons and even practices on his own throughout the week and this is definitely attributable to Michael’s instruction style and passion for his craft. I would absolutely recommend Michael as a teacher."
- Sian
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I had a good time with Scott as my coach and first time playing on a drum set! I hope to continue more lessons and maybe do some studio work later.
He showed me basic techniques that I could understand and practice with music. I am happy that I met him."
- Aidan
Took Drum lessons from Scott K.
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"Jeff is a very creative teacher. His play is wonderful. This motivate my son a lot from learning drum with him. My son has a great improve just a few lesson. We all like his hard work and patient be with kid. He is a gentle and polite drummer that impressing us his great play!"
- Zeon
Took Drum lessons from Jeff W.
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"We decided to get our son involved in something that doesn't require a gaming controller and he chose drums. We picked Tom out of the gate and I told my son that if he didn't mesh with him that we could find another instructor. After my son got over his initial shyness and intimidation, he warmed up to Tom and now looks forward to his lesson days. Tom ALWAYS is encouraging and supportive which has helped build my son's confidence and stoke his passion for something other than XBox. He has been flexible with us when needed. I would highly recommend Tom as an instructor."
- Brad
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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