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Casey C.

Atlanta, GA

About Casey

Hi I'm a 29 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past 5 years I have toured nationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained a positive reputation in the Atlanta community as a unique, innovative, and passionate drum teacher. I studied music at The University of Mississippi and I am qualified to teach numerous styles including Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronica, World and many others. I have years of experience teaching
private and group lessons (I'm a recurring Camp Counselor in Summer music programs). I offer inspired beginning drummers of all ages the chance to learn the art of drum set playing within a basic, relaxed, and fun context.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My drum studio includes 2 drum kits to help aid in visual learning, percussion instruments from around the world, a PA system to play along to music and great vibes!

*** Travel Equipment ***
For student's home lessons I require at least one drum or drum set.

*** Specialties ***
Based within a fun, relaxed context, Casey has developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. He has the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers. His approach focuses on: HAVING FUN, building an understanding and relationship with each drum, the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming, how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums, basic mechanical techniques, development of each limb, learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them, learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set, and gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer.
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Caleb December 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is easily a five-star instructor. My kind of guy! My eight (8) year old Caleb is excited and has not stopped practicing since we got home. Thanks Casey!
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Mioshey T. December 10, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is great with my son. He's very friendly and able to teach my son who is autistic. Very pleasant!
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Eliza F. November 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!
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Casey C.

Atlanta, GA 30315
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Ronald A.

Morrow, GA

About Ronald

I am an experienced professional with a background in music performance, education, composition, theory and arranging.

*** Lesson Details ***
Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size. So, It is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar; right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation.

However, to progress, it is also necessary for the student to practice daily.

I try to maint
ain a healthy balance between the focus on performance and technical issues.

*** Studio Equipment ***
16 Channel Mixer for Recording and Playback
16 Channel Audio Interface for Recording and Playback
PA Speaker System
55" Flat Screen display for projection of materials
Record to Cassette Tape, and Computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Pop
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Laura M. April 10, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Ronald was extremely helpful for my first lesson. Lots of laughs and lots of information! He made it simple to understand and I got more excited to learn the bass!
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Linda S. April 5, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson -Ronald is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. Looking forward to progressing in theory with him!! Would highly recommend!!
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Eric B. April 2, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My first bass guitar lesson was an excellent experience. Ronald was extremely professional and patient. He is very knowledgeable and definitely makes learning fun. I strongly recommend him as an instructor.
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Ronald A.

Morrow, GA 30260
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$35 / 30-min
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Aimee O.

McDonough, GA

About Aimee

Aimee is a Music Educator with a Masters of Music from Boston University. She has been writing music, singing, and playing piano for 20+ years. She has the ability to be flexible and differentiate for each student to fit their individual needs and interests.

*** Lesson Details ***
Aimee expects her students to practice and be prepared for each lesson. This will enable her students to progress and become more competent as a singer or musician and move through either a level book or be ready to perform 1-2 pieces with mastery.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Microphone
Piano
Recording on i
Pad for student reflection
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Albert G. March 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I felt really comfortable with my first lesson. I believe that we are going to get along just fine. She is very knowledgeable and explains things well and ensures that you understand before she moves on. I saw a lot of patience and a wiliness to help you meet and exceed your expectations and goasl. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson. Thanks Aimee!
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Kaitlin C. January 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter Kaitlin really enjoyed her first night of piano lessons. We look forward to many more lessons.
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Linwood T. January 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aimee is an outstanding instructor. She appears dedicated,very focussed and commited to ensuring her students success! You simply can't ask for more!!
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Aimee O.

McDonough, GA 30252
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Matthew T.

Decatur, GA

About Matthew

Matthew holds a BA in Voice and Classical Guitar from Wake Forest University, and a High School Performance Degree in Violin from the N. C. School of the Arts. Musical Director credits include the New American Shakespeare Tavern, the Georgia Renaissance Festival, Dad’s Garage, Actor’s Express, and Savage Tree Arts Festival. He has been teaching private lessons since 1996 and serving the Kirkwood community of Atlanta since 2003.
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Alexyss K. March 25, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
MATTHEW IS A WONDERFUL VERY DETAILED INSTRUCTOR THAT MAKES YOUR FEEL COMFORTABLE. I HAVE NEVER HAD A VOICE LESSON SO I WAS VERY NERVOUS BUT MATTHEW IS A VERY CALM , LISTENENS TO THE STUDENT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR NEED, GOALS, HELPS SET REALISTIC GOALS/EXPECTATIONS TO HELP YOU GET WHERE YOU NEED TO GO.
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Erin B. January 30, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew was great and I loved my first lesson.
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jikayla November 19, 2015
Violin · In studio
ya love this guy
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Matthew T.

Matthew T.

Decatur, GA 30030
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$30 / 30-min
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Raymond A.

Jonesboro, GA

About Raymond

MY BACKGROUND:
Originally from Port Huron Michigan Ray A. began learning to play the piano at age 5. His formal studies in piano include training at Bellarmine University (jazz studies) and the Naval School of Music (classical and jazz studies). Ray also completed electronics and computer studies DeVry University to stage his background for electronic music and music media.

MY EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE:
Ray served as the Music Media/MIDI Specialist and piano instructor at the Naval School of Music during the mid and late 90's and 2010-2014. His expertise allowed him to design develop and impl
ement a music media/MIDI program for the Armed Forces Music Program. This program played a significant role in futurizing the way military musician's train produce and perform music. As a private instructor Ray has continued to developed and influence many musicians at the beginner intermediate and advanced levels of training. His practical systematic and thorough teaching method allows students to develop quickly and rise to their full potential. Retiring from military music recently Ray is busy working on various recording projects and freelancing as a pianist/keyboardist teaching private lessons and providing music media services in the greater Atlanta area.

MY PERFORMANCE:
As a performing artist Ray has worked as a professional musician for the last 25 years performing around the world in more than 20 different countries with various ensembles. He has recorded on numerous albums with various artists to include the Army Ground Forces Band, Orquesta Sensacional, and most recently with the Ian Charleton Big Band (Brain Chatter Album available on Spotify). Ray is fluent and proficient in many different styles and genres of music. Specializing in jazz and Latin styles he is truly a master improviser and soloist. Ray's style of playing is influenced by artist like Herbie Hancock Chic Corea Oscar Peterson and Thelonious Monk. Ray has also performed and,or recorded with some of the most accomplished musicians from around the world to include Grover Washington Jr., Hillary Jones, Gerald Chavis, Roy Richardson, Gary Harris, Don Tillman, Brett Anderson, Corey Cross, Alfie Moss, Abdu Salim, Joel Joyner, Dexter Whitaker, Jim Lambie, Jamie Abersold, and Wayne Bergeron just to name a few. He has also had the distinguished honor to perform for former presidents Ronald Regan and George Bush. Ray aspires to be the consummate musician.

FOR BEGINNER PIANO STUDENTS:
For students just starting out I use the Leila Fletcher Piano series, John Thompson, or Alfred series. After students are doing establish the basic and are doing well I introduce music theory and technique (scales, basic chords, and technical exercises) as well.

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVEL STUDENTS:
I define intermediate level students as students who already have had 2 yo 4 years of lessons and experience and can already play pretty well. With this level of student I work on strengthening their foundation and rounding out and diversifying their skill set. usually with this level of student they have specific goals in mind that we work towards as well.

The intermediate level is also where various piano and music styles are addressed to include classical, pop, rock, R&B, country, blues, jazz (modern & swing) and Latin, contemporary christian, and gospel. The technical aspects of playing these styles like chords, chord progressions, scales, modes, licks and ornaments,technical exercises, sight reading, lead sheet interpretation, music theory, ear training, playing by ear, song form, and improvisation, intros & endings, and performance concepts and techniques are addressed as well.

OVERVIEW:
Overall my students that apply themselves usually progress quickly and exponentially. some of them have went on to be professional musicians and band leaders and have far surpassed their initial intended goals and objectives.
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Casey February 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Great Instructor! I have learned alot since July 2015 and enjoy improving my knowledge while learning to play the piano. He is great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone. He knows all genres and will be the instrumental in making me a great on the keys.
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Jahlil December 17, 2015
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I went to Mr Akers to improve my piano skills as a music producer and in just to sessions my knowledge of music theory has increased enormously.I would definitely recommend Mr Akers to anyone seeking a piano lessons from a beginner to professional level .
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Josh October 24, 2015
Piano · In home
I've had several piano instructors throughout my life and Ray was the best one. He was very patient, knowledgeable and had a passion for music. Because of Ray I was able to get into college with scholarships and further my education. Ray has a great way of balancing what you "need" to know with what you "want" to know. I would recommend Ray for anyone interested in learning music.
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Raymond A.

Raymond A.

Jonesboro, GA 30238
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$26 / 30-min

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