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Jeremiah D.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $48
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 to 23
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Jeremiah D.

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Hi, I'm Jeremiah! I've been playing drums/percussion since I was 11 years old. I'm 23 now with a BM in Percussion Performance and I love playing all types of music! Currently I:
• gig with local artists that come from a range of genres: from jazz to pop to rock to folk
• also have experience playing percussion in symphony orchestras/concert bands
• have also held the drum/percussion seat for 14 different musicals
If any or all of those areas are of interest to you, I'd love to see if we'd make a good match! Lessons would be catered to the goals of each student. I'm super excited to share what I've learned (and am still learning) with beginning/intermediate students that love the thrill and challenge that comes from performing live music, no matter what form that takes.

About Jeremiah

Hi! I'm a freelance drummer/percussionist based in Chicagoland. In the spring of 2019, I graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance. These days, I'm very happy to have the opportunity to play drums with various artists that span a multitude of genres: Dan

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Rae A.

5 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $48
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Professional Music - Music Education & Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rae A.

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I attended Berklee College of Music with drum set as my principal instrument. Drumming is a huge passion of mine and I have an appreciation for many genres. From pop to death metal, I love playing it all and want to teach you how to engage with your favorite music! I can teach you a classical snare piece, or we can learn math rock. I can get you comfortable behind a kit so that you can play the music that moves you! PLEASE NOTE: I do not have a drum set at my studio, all lessons would need to be in-home.

About Rae

Hi! My name is Rae and I've been teaching professionally since moving to Chicago in 2012. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music, focusing on Music Education and Performance. For the last two years, I've been teaching drums, piano, and voice at School of Rock

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Ryan
Rae is a FANTASTIC teacher. She inspires, motivates, and connects to children in a unique way, consistently becoming a favorite of anyone who gets a lesson with her. Highly recommend!
Claire C.
Rae was great with my kids - very positive! Awesome person and teacher!
Jeremy
Rae is extremely patient, positive, and most importantly knowledgeable.
I recommend Rae to anyone interested in improving their singing! She's fantastic!

Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Percussion Performance from University of Iowa
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Matthew N.

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Matthew has studied and taught drums for over 20 years. His specialty lies in drumset of all styles and rudimental snare drumming. You can expect a well rounded lesson covering all of the fundamentals to becoming a good drummer.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mu

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Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
Gabriel S.
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.

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Chuck R.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

About Chuck

This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exc

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.
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Aaron B.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Professional Music and Production from The Street
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Aaron B.

18 Reviews
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About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 13+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching ph

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John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.
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Dr. Dave Y.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelor in Management and Leadership from Colorado Christian University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Dr. Dave Y.

43 Reviews
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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 Dr. Dave

I've been teaching for over 25 years & I'm pumped to work with you. BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, I've condensed all my beginner-intermediate level teachings into a variety of easy to follow video courses that will save you up to 90% on private lesson costs. START WITH THESE COURSES

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David S.
Dave is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient an encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.
Traci H.
Dave has been great with helping improving my son's drum techniques. He is patient, yet to the point and doesn't waste anyone's time with making sure the student understands the lesson. We are looking forward to many more lessons in the future.
Karen
Dave is an incredible drum teacher. I am glad I chose Dave as my djembe teacher and highly recommend him!!!

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"James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny."
- Andrea
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson."
- Nicco
Took Drum lessons from Scott M.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Pays attention to detail and he makes it easy for me to understand. I’m looking forward to my future lessons!"
- Monica
Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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"Great lessons."
- Charlynne
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Great lesson!"
- Sue
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"We are so happy that he shared his talent with us. He gave my son beneficial skills to practice and assessed what he would work on during our next lesson. Thank you for connecting us."
- Debbie
Took Drum lessons from Nathan R.
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"Ryan is awesome!! I love his teaching style. Very laid back, fun and educational. My 5 year old with enough energy for 100 of me was engaged the entire time. We look forward to lots more lessons with Ryan!"
- Elijah
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"I have taken lessons with Mike for over 7 years, and getting into drumming has been the best thing that has happened in my life. Mike is an excellent teacher, who truly loves to teach. You feel his joy, he is never condescending, and he is never more than a couple steps away from making a silly joke.
Drums have given me a hobby to keep improving as I get older. It has given me a passion for music, both performing, and listening. It has also allowed me to have experiences I never would been able to have without learning the drums, such as playing in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, winning 1st place with my high school drumline, and making lifelong friends as part of my high school's music program.
I highly encourage to take lessons with Mike. He is the best."
- Derek
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Ryan is Awesome! He is very patient with my 9yr old. We've been taking drum lessons for a little over 2 months and my son already knows how to read sheet music, and even learned to play a few songs. I am very impressed! Ryan is very encouraging and positive during the lessons. My son leaves with a sense of motivation and confidence after every lesson! As long as he keeps his interest in playing drums, we will certainly stick with Ryan. Thanks, Ryan!!!"
- TANEISHA
Took Drum lessons from Ryan S.
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"Always great!"
- Burnam
Took Drum lessons from Eric C.
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