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Zen R.

23 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Top Five Jazz Combo from Cuesta College Jazz Program
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Zen R.

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I focus on drum grooves such as Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Latin, Swing, Rock, and RnB. I have experience from multiple drum teachers, and have attended Cuesta College (A.A. in Music Performance) and CSUSB (B.A. in Music). If you're a beginner or are looking to improve on some new ideas and techniques, I'd be glad to teach you.

Primary focus: Drums

About Zen

Want to produce, mix, master and perform with Ableton Live? Want to play the drums? Want to be able to DJ? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away! Bio: Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performa

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Michael J.
Yo, Zen is the best in the game. Gettin' groovy on the drums as well as in the virtual world. Much obliged!
Jason R.
Dj zen is an excellent teacher for someone like me.. He was patient and understanding when it came to the speed at which I pick up things. (Slowly) He was extremely versatile when it came to the types of music i wanted to mix and very knowledgeable about the equipment i had in front of me. I would recommend him to extreme beginners to people looking to polish their skill sets and add even more. Im very happy with what I am learning!
Lorelei M.
Zen has done such an amazing job teaching me how to operate Ableton. I was extremely overwhelmed and had no idea where to start and Zen really broke everything down for me and provided me with the resources I needed to get started.
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Kevin S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin S.

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My music lessons are fun and educational. Students are busy and dealing with life. Music should not be another thing you "get through". Whether you're young and dealing with multiple subjects in school or you're an adult with a job and responsibilities, music should be the place to escape all of that. I want to teach you whatever you would like to learn and develop a curriculum based on your own wants.

Want to learn songs from your favorite bands? Great! Let's do that!

Want to prepare for college auditions to become a music major? I can help you with that!

Want to play music with your friends and be a part of a cool band? I've been there and done that, and can help you with that too.

Whatever your reason for playing music, whether its for fun or scholarships or auditions or whatever, music should be FUN! I want to help you with that.

There are materials like "Stick Control" and "Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer" but at the end of the day, I want to help you play music, ...

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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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Thomas B.

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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded Louis Armstrong Award from Atascadero High School Music Department
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas B.

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I have over a decade of personal, professional, and academic experience that I bring to each private lesson setting. Every lesson will include high quality audio from my recording studio and high definition video with multiple camera angles! Personalized curriculum available for each student and instruction offered in piano, drums & percussion, music theory, and composition. I will teach the students how to achieve their goals in music.

About Thomas

I have over a decade and a half of personal, professional, and academic experience that I bring to each private lesson setting. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I have been working extensively from my home studio called “Groove St.” teaching music online to my young students. I love their eager

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Luke W.

5 Reviews
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  • Awarded NPR Tiny Desk on the Road Performer from National Public Radio
  • B.M. - Jazz Studies from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luke W.

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Hi! My name is Luke. I've been playing drums for 15 years and have been teaching private drum lessons for over 8 years. I love playing many styles ranging from jazz, rock, pop, hip-hop, funk, worship, Afro-Cuban, and classical. I graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles with both an undergraduate and masters degree. I taught drumset classes at USC for two years and currently teach students from grades 5-12 at a public school here in Nashville. I have a full 8 microphone recording/broadcasting setup for online lessons along with two drum sets for interactive lessons and in-person jamming. We will work on groove, soloing, rudiments, independence, and reading, but above all we will HAVE FUN! Hope to hear from you soon!

About Luke

I've played drums for most of my life and the one thing I always tell my students is to have fun! If the drummer isn't enjoying it, the rest of the band will follow! Through music I've gotten to experience some amazing things such as working on the same bill as T-Pain for a short tour, playing in NY

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Leo S.
Great first lesson!
Devon
Luke is a fantastic drum instructor! Not only is he super fun to be around, but he is a great teacher. He broke down concepts and techniques in ways that made sense and I learned so much from him. I would definitely recommend Luke for someone looking to take lessons!
Luke
Luke was the absolute coolest teacher ever. Not only is he a rad drummer himself, he has such a calm and cool demeanor. He just wants to share the awesome experience of playing the drumset. Luke showed me the right way to get started with the drums and now 2 years later I still think back to the advice Luke gave me as a beginner. He is an well-rounded musician and everyone stands to benefit from working with him.
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Granville M.

13 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Muhammad C.
Thank you for a lesson filled with information for him to continue to grow.
Jason D.
Granville is awesome. Can’t wait to continue our lessons
Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.

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"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."
Kenyatta
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Michael is a great teacher! He not only explains techniques, but will have you reading music and playing songs within just a few lessons. He also teaches the physicality of drumming, which is really important if you want to learn how to be a good drummer."
Lara
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"This has been an amazing process with my God son. He has ADHD and while initially he had some difficulty being focused he is beginning to slow down and is grasping the ability to learn. Wilma is very patient and an excellent instructor. We really approach her."
Adrienne
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.
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"We're really excited to be taking lessons from Rom. He is laid back yet knowledgeable and has a gift for being able to make the absolute beginner feel confident and inspired to learn."
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Outstanding instructor!"
Devon
Took Drum lessons from Ronnie B.
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John
Took Drum lessons from Eli K.
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"Great lesson. Michael is very friendly and knowledgeable."
Alexander
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"My 1st Drum lesson with Mr Piper was amazing he is a very patient, hands on professional he will get you to your goals if you apply yourself."
Reginald
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I have worked with Mike both as a musician and a teacher for over 10 years. As a musician, Mike is professional, he has a great ear, sensibility and solid time. I always enjoy working with him because he is so easy to get along with and he has a great sense of humor. As a teacher, Mike will be able to assess your learning style and utilize all teaching and learning strategies. His demeanor is calm, patient and he really cares about his students.

Sincerely, Julius A"
Julius
Took Drum lessons from Michael R.
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"Rufus is a dedicated drum instructor who is keenly interested in seeing his students improve. We have seen our son rapidly progress with the drums over a short period of time and look forward to seeing Rufus develop his skills further."
Josiah
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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