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Mark G.

Las Vegas, NV

About Mark

I am a full-time working drummer currently residing in Las Vegas. In addition to guiding up and coming drummers with their musical careers, I am working on music & soundtracks for film and television projects with platinum-selling recording artist Mark Slaughter. My drumming can be heard on Mark Slaughter'™s first-ever solo track, "Never Givin™ Up" Release March 18, 2014 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.

In April of last year I was inducted (for the 2nd time!) into the Las Vegas Rock Hall of Fame for my collaboration with "Ripside." I performed at the induction concert with fellow inductees
Xcursion (Mark Slaughter, guitar/vocals; Kelly Garni, bass guitar). A picture of this performance is included in my "photos & video" section.

Background:
I started playing snare drum at age 8. Two years later I got my first drum set and began studying with jazz great, Irv Kluger. I haven't looked back since. I started playing music in the Wm E. Ferron Elementary School band. In my junior year in high school I co-founded Dream - my first œpro gig. After high school, I joined the progressive-rock band "Ripside" and my journey into all things music began.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm all about helping you take your drumming to the next level. You decide where you want to go with your playing -“ my goal is to help you unleash your potential. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, I can help you build the tools you need to succeed. For beginners, we'll focus on basic techniques and simple songs to get you playing music as quickly as possible. We'll work at your level -“ and at your pace. And we'll have fun doing it.

I specializing in drum set performance (rock and metal), snare drum performance, reading, and getting results fast by learning how to practice.

Teaching resources include: CDs, DVDs, transcriptions, method books. Method books used depend on skill level, examples include: Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer (Jim Chapin), Future Sounds & the Code of the Funk (David Garibaldi), Rockin' Bass Drum (John Lombardo), Rhythm & Meter (Gary Chaffee), Podemski's Standard Snare Drum Method, Polyrhythmic Studies for Snare Drum (Fred Albright).

*** Studio Equipment ***
5 piece drumset with recording capabilities; Alesis Controlpad for midi programming using Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0, Acer PC, M-Audio BX5a monitors.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should supply all of the necessary equipment, including snare drum or drum set, sticks, music stand, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in hard rock drumming on drumset, snare drum performance, reading at all levels and midi drum programming.
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Rubin H. January 22, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Drums

On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
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Brad M. January 5, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
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Adam W. August 1, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Mark Review

I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students
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Mark G.

Mark G.

Las Vegas, NV 89135
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Terry P.

Henderson, NV

I do not play drums regularly but can teach all levels/styles beginner to advanced.

About Terry

Terry P. is a composer, producer, and a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and piano. He has been teaching all types of people at all levels for over eight years at Axis Music Academy in Southfield, and has taught over 8,000 lessons. Terry has a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Composition and Theory from Wayne State University. In 2012, Terry was awarded the prestigious Kresge Arts Fellowship in the performing arts category.
This is Terry's bio from the Kresge Arts In Detroit website:

Terry had already started making a lasting impact on the local rock scene – in hi
s influence over other artists and his musical innovations – prior to studying music composition at Wayne State University. Terry has used this classical training toward his goal of elevating the musical consciousness of popular music audiences by exposing them to compositional techniques they would otherwise never hear without listening to classical music. Terry, a multi-instrumentalist, has focused his efforts on the exploration of these techniques in contemporary genres, specifically progressive metal. In recent years, he has employed himself as a private instructor and has started scoring music for film.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make sure that lessons are fun for the student, and that the student is learning material that they like. At the same time, I make sure that my students become well-rounded musicians by teaching them skills in reading and music theory. Lessons are tailored to the student, and my approach varies with everyone I teach. I will fast-track you toward your goal while supplementing your lesson experience with exposure to new things that will challenge you in a fun way. I have learned to play almost every instrument and will teach just about anything, although I am strongest with the piano and guitar. I am open to teaching all ages, all genres/styles, and have even taught students with various disabilities. My extensive training also makes me a good tutor for undergraduate music students taking classes in ear-training and theory.
Beginning students should expect to be playing a handful of their favorite songs after studying with me for a few months, and as well they will have a basic understanding of reading notes on the instrument, and a basic understanding of music theory fundamentals. Advanced students will find that they are continually inspired and challenged.

*Special note about locations taught*

I am centered in Ferndale, but would like to keep my travels north of 8 mile road. If you live south of 8 mile but still feel that you live in a safe neighborhood, we can deal with locations on a case by case basis.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own instrument and practice amp. for guitar/bass, the student must have their own instrument and amp. piano students must have their own piano and drum students must have their own drum kit. I can bring books and other materials and may recommend that students buy certain books etc.

*** Specialties ***
For piano, I specialize in classical, and can teach anyone from 5-year-old beginners to advanced players. I can teach any style.
For guitar, I specialize in metal and progressive rock. I can teach any ability level and any style.
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William M. September 28, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Starting off really well even though Terry's main instrument is not drums he strikes me as being proficient in all of the instruments he teaches. A really nice guy.
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Ben B. August 6, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I have worked with Terry for 5 years and I have had nothing but a positive experience working with him. Terry always makes lesson fun while challenging me and pushing me to become a better musician. Working with Terry I have learned about music theory, music history, songwriting, and guitar performance. You will be had pressed to find a teacher who cares about their students as much as Terry does. He works to make you the best you can be and takes pride in the fact that he turns out great musicians. Terry made me the musician I am today and I am very thankful to have worked with such a wonderful teacher. Whether you are a serious musician that wants to take their playing to the next level or a learning a new instrument, you can not go wrong working with Terry.
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Cameron T. July 28, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Terry is a great instructor. He will custom tailor the lesson to your needs and teach you how to play guitar the way you want. In the year I have been working with him I have learned how to play many songs and made improvements in rhythm, picking, and dynamics. He can transcribe music or help you use your ear to do it yourself. During lessons Terry will discover and correct bad habits

Terry isn't just another instructor that gives you some homework and prays for the best. He is passionate about music and will teach you to play better.
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Terry P.

Terry P.

Henderson, NV 89074
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Carl C.

Las Vegas, NV

About Carl

Carl C Drummer/Percussionist/Educator/Arranger
Carl C is a professional musician living in Las Vegas, NV. Carl holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Percussion Performance) from The University of South Dakota and a Master of Music (Jazz Performance) from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Carl co-founded the band €œThe MadLibs€ in 2013 with whom he performs locally and at the national level. Carl also works with other local Las Vegas artists such as Michael Spadoni, Justin Mather, and Kenny Davidson. He is comfortable playing rock, jazz, fusion, blues, Latin and virtually any other style of mu
sic that he is called for. He has performed all over the continental U.S., as well as Europe and Australia. Carl loves passing on his knowledge in percussion to other young percussionists. He has taught award winning high school drum-lines and has former students currently enrolled in €œThe Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts€ as well as Berklee College of Music€ in Boston.
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Richie L. June 23, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Verified Student
Carl is very patient and kind. My son has had a wonderful experience so far!
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Amy R. September 18, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Carl is a fun, patient and effective teacher! My son can't wait for his next lesson! So happy we found him!
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Carol S. June 29, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My grandson is a beginner and looks forward to his lessons with Carl.
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Carl C.

Carl C.

Las Vegas, NV 89141
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Oliver B.

Las Vegas, NV

I teach anything you want to learn. stick grip, rudiments, limb independence, Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, Classical styles, playing with a metronome, jamming with other instruments, etc.

About Oliver

Oliver B. is an all around musician hailing from Chicago IL. He has 15 years experience playing drums, 6 years experience playing piano, and 5 years experience playing guitar. Through his understanding of these instruments, he has developed a thorough sense for the fundamentals of music.

Along with writing, recording, and performing, Oliver has a deep passion for teaching. He values making lessons fun, challenging, and rewarding. For him, learning music should not only teach you how to improve on your instrument, but it should give you valuable skills that can help you in life. He does hi
s best to provide this instruction all while creating a positive and fun experience.

After graduating high school, Oliver earned a degree in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College. During his years in college, he was able to perform in different ensembles such as Band, Choir, Vocal Jazz, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz combos, and Electric Guitar ensemble. Graduating in June 2013, he began teaching both privately and in schools.

With such a broad skill set and a love for teaching, Oliver provides great instruction for anyone who is willing to learn.

***Lesson Details***

All lessons are documented by the teacher through a notebook kept by the student. Important concepts, musical graphs, musical exercises, and weekly goals are added to the notebook each week. Fundamentals of Rhythm, Pitch, and Tone are emphasized for all instruments.

Lessons are goal oriented, fun, and exciting. Any musical challenge is addressed from different angles in order to find a solution. The teacher uses "jamming" (improvising together) as a way for students to get better while having fun. Oliver can jam with the student through playing different instruments.

All musical lessons are open to what the student wants to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano (Casio Privia)
Electric and Acoustic Guitar
amplifier

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar
Ukelele
Drum sticks
Teacher Lesson Books

*** Specialties ***
Rhythm
Pitch
Tone
Jamming
Songwriting
Recording
"Big Picture" of Music
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Harvey S. June 30, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
so far everything went well. Very nice young man.
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Walter C. May 20, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughters confidence while singing has improved since taking lessons with Oliver. And while listening in last week I could definitely here the improvement in her voice. He has helped take her to the next level.
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Rich K. September 4, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Ollie has been teaching my two 7 and 8 yr old daughters for about 6 months. They love the lessons and Ollie keeps them challenged, engaged and inspired to play. We have been very happy with their progress and watching their confidence grow as they love showing off the new skills and songs as they learn them. Ollie is very patient so it allows my girls a chance to feel comfortable as they move through the lessons.
(Ollie, how was that? Can I get my kid back now?!?)

Just kidding. I'm kidding. He's honestly very good.

Rich Kee
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Oliver B.

Oliver B.

Las Vegas, NV 89101
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Rob C.

Las Vegas, NV

- techniques from beginner to advanced
- audition preps for music schools
- writing/reading/transcribing drum charts
- learning songs by ear
- HAVING FUN playing drums!!

About Rob

BM Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 1989
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
School of Rock, LV, NV 2011-13 (music dir./private instructor)
Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA 2008-08 (teaching assistant/private instructor)
Drummers Collective, NY, NY 1993-95 (sub. instructor)
Independent drum instructor for over 25 years.
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Nikki July 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Rob has been teaching drums to my 14 year old son for about 2 years. He is an incredible teacher and it is amazing how far along my son has come since he started working with him. Rob has a friendly and easy going personality that allows kids to feel comfortable with him. My son has been playing drums for about 5 years and since he started with Rob his drumming ability has gone to a whole new level. Rob has taught my son many different styles including rock, blues, jazz, samba and so much more. Rob is a very talented drummer, a great teacher and just an all around great guy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.
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Jason July 23, 2015
Drum · In home
I recently had a renewed interest in playing drums again after many years. Rob has definitely instructed me in taking my skills in drumming to the next level. I feel more comfortable not only in playing my drums, but also how to tune and care for them thanks to Rob's insight and teachings. Rob is a great teacher and an absolute incredible drummer to see perform live!
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Rich July 21, 2015
Drum · In home
The amount of pros such as Rob in the U.S. is so small you could count them on one hand. Impeccable credentials, from his formal training at arguably the best music school in this country, to an all-star list of projects & rocks stars he's been involved with that is truly mind-blowing. Couple those things with a guy that is mild-mannered, patient, & just plain 'good people' & you have Rob. I cannot recommend Rob enough, truly world-class behind, in front, & sitting beside a kit teaching students.
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Rob C.

Rob C.

Las Vegas, NV 89149
(4)
starting at
$60 / 45-min

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