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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Percussion:
There are a whole list of percussion instruments and I can teach you anyone you would like to learn. Each instrument has it's own unique characteristics and can be sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater, struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument. The percussion family is believed to include the oldest musical instruments. Some of the instruments are timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, and tambourine. Whichever percussive instrument you choose I have the ability to teach it to you.

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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Dominic V.

Boston, MA
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
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Dominic V.

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My lessons revolve around drum set and concert snare drum technique and musicianship. I aim to make sure that my students have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of percussion (rudiments, sight-reading, etc.), while simultaneously exposing them to the vast world of rhythmic styles and grooves. These span from classical snare repertoire to jazz, funk, rock, soul, and Latin styles. I design my curriculum around each student's individual needs, in order that our lessons may serve a practical purpose onstage.

About Dominic

I am a multi-genre drummer/percussionist who is currently a student at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Trained in classical piano from the age of 6, I took up the drums at age 11, with an emphasis on jazz drumming. Since then, I have performed at venues such as the DC Jazz Fes

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Kevin F.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin F.

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Percussion has many areas - I work to show students how things are connected and related so that they can be successful sooner.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Heather S.
Kevin is very personable and easy to work with. He provides simple explanations in a way that makes it “click.” I enjoy my lessons and would highly recommend him.
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Brad B.

67 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music in Education from Cornerstone University
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Brad B.

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Whatever your level, we will dive into great studies of classic fundamentals, technique refinement, mature tone quality, and of course music that YOU love to play.

About Brad

Greeting! I specialize in teaching trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. I have taught music at practically every level from Pre-Kindergarten through college (three years on staff with the band program at Cornerstone University), and have run multiple successful mid/high school band programs ov

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He has helped my son so much with playing his note clearer and stronger.
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Leo T.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music in Orchestral Studies from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Teaching since 2014
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Leo T.

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I am a professional orchestra member of two orchestras and have a Master's degree in music. Although I am a professional performing musician, I have a deep passion for teaching!

I have been teaching lessons on multiple instruments for over 5 years and have been thrilled to have students that have been successful after their studies.

Whether you want to start new on an instrument, or continue your studies with me, I aim to provide a positive environment where you can see improvement over time.

I teach all ages and have varying approaches for different age and proficiency levels.

For elementary age students, we will learn the basics of notes, scales, and technique while learning how to stay focused on accomplishing a complex task.

For middle school students, I cover more in depth musical concepts that supplement what they are learning in band and or orchestra. We will start looking into auditioning for All-state, summer festivals, or solo competitions.

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About Leo

I am currently the Principal Percussionist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Principal Timpanist with the West Michigan Symphony. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and served as extra timpanist with Lyric Opera of Chicago. I was also an Associate Member of the Civic O

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Michelle
My 12 year old son has very much enjoyed working with Leo on percussion. He very much looks forward to his instruction time and even after Leo left our area is able to do on-line instruction with him. Leo is patient, professional and flexible. Thanks, Leo, for all you do!
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Grady T.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Performance Degree from New York University
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Grady T.

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In lessons we'll train technique and theory right alongside the ear with the objective of being able to play from your authentic self.
In addition I studied with the Jazz legend and esteemed educator Stefon Harris (currently leading the Manhatttan School of Music). We will use his innovative theory and ear training techniques to learn the most basic mechanics of music.

About Grady

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every g

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Junko
Grady is a fantastic teacher. My 11-year-old son has been learning xylophone from Grady for a year and is still excited about his weekly lessons and loves it. Grady introduces my son to the joy and creativity of music.
Isaac
Grady rocked it! Our grandson was immediately comfortable and Grady gentlly but firmly moved him along (including solfege) so he was beaming and playing Twinkle by the end of the lesson. The communication through (and by) TakeLessons is great, so we easily jumped on to the lesson.
Patrice C.
Fantastic!!!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Boston is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $75 per hour.
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$51 average
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$62 average

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"Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan."
Jo
Took Percussion lessons from Karen D.
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"Alex is Very knowledgeable. He was great with my 13-year-old daughter. She learns a lot from him and really enjoys working with him. He is very good teacher and very patient. I like the fact that he gives her specific homework to work on. I look forward to working with him for a long time."
Peggy
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Kevin is a fantastic instructor!

I have been taking private lessons from Kevin for two years now as we'll as receiving instruction in Band for the last three years. Kevin not only is an incredible percussionist himself, but he has a knack for being able to convey ideas to students that they can understand. New and better approaches to teaching rhythm, personalized lesson planning to suit a student's needs, and a vast knowledge of music from years of professional experience are just a few things that Kevin brings to the table. If you're looking for a percussion instructor, I would highly recommend Kevin as your first choice!"
Nick
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"I have a basic sense and feeling of rhythum but studying under kevin has yielded amazing results. I may not be the next star drummer but he really helped me hone my skills... he comes highly recommended!!"
Greg
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin J.
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"My 9-year-old son, Luke, who is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS) studied with David for the better part of a year and the experience was terrific. In addition to being extremely communicative and reliable, David was kind and patient. David kept Luke focused and entertained while also inviting him to think about rhythm in ways that made sense to Luke's brain. We happily traveled from Inwood to "Downtown Brooklyn" for lessons because the level of instruction was that good and, I think, Luke's progress demonstrates that. Luke was bitten by the hockey bug, so we are taking a break from percussion right now, but I wouldn't hesitate to return to David's studio should time allow in the future."
Mark
Took Percussion lessons from David S.
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"Murray is patient, encouraging, and obviously very knowledgeable about his subject area. He is also flexible and creative in unpredictable technology related situations. Looking forward to more lessons. I believe I can learn a lot."
Michael
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Aaron was patient and engaging with my 4 y/o son. The class was a blast!"
Bennett Ross
Took Percussion lessons from Aaron C.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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