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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Medford, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
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Josh W.

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I have formal training on congas (studied w/ Eguie Castrillo - Tito Puente's disciple, has performed with Jenifer Lopez, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval Band, & many others)

Also extensively studied at Berklee as well as spent a month in Ghana, regarding traditional West African percussion, especially that of the Ewe people. But also Ga tradition - specifically, the kpanlogo drum.

Also extensively studied Brazilian percussion, was just down in Brazil a month ago.

I have experience also teaching bongos (used especially in bachata) and also djembe technique.

I can teach you a universe of rhythmic knowledge to create a deep architecture for you to excel in any percussion/rhythmic context.

About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see ph

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Ethan
My son enjoyed the lesson and wanted to practice right away.
John
Josh is always easy to be around and is able to form any lesson around what I wanted to do, as well as teach me loads of new ideas if I hadn’t planned anything. He has greatly helped improve my own production and give me insight into what professional producers do to set themselves apart. He’s great to work with and always in an uplifting mood.
Chris
Josh is an awesome teacher. He is patient and supportive and always comes up with ways to connect me to the concept he’s teaching. I asked to learn drums “the right way” so we spend a ton of time on fundamental exercises that i suspect are boring for him but he never shows it. He is always upbeat and positive and I enjoy our lessons a lot. Could not recommend him more highly.
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Rainice L.

1 Review
Brookline, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
  • Bachelor in Percussion Performance from The Boston Conservatory
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Rainice L.

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I teach private lessons on Classical Percussion, focusing mainly on snare drum, marimba and xylophone.
I am experienced in working with young children and teenagers, from beginner level to college level.

I am a freelance percussionist who has played with professional orchestras in the US, UK and Asia.
I graduated from the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Boston University with percussion performance degrees.

About Rainice

I am a passionate advocate of Classical music. I have been playing percussion for over 10 years and I hold a Bachelor and two post graduate performance degree. I love working with young children and teenagers to explore their world of orchestral music. Percussion instruments are very fun and variab

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Jeff
Rainice has helped me grow tremendously as a musician and develop a greater appreciation for percussion. I've studied with her for two years now and she is always super welcoming and positive in her approach. Rainice has helped me organize my audition preparation, overcome various technical issues I was having--especially on auxiliary percussion and marimba, and develop a better ear which has been particularly helpful for playing in orchestral settings. She has also given me lots of helpful advice based on her experiences in the field. Highly recommend!

Ben E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • History from American University
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben E.

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I am a lifelong percussionist dedicated to giving my students the best musical experience possible. Through an integrated approach, you will learn about rhythm and the potential for self-expression through it.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Ronen E.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ronen E.

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About Ronen

Hello to all, My name is Ronen and I am originally from Tel-Aviv, Israel. I came to the United States to pursue my academic career in music and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007, majoring in Professional Music. My coursework included Music Theory, Music Technology, and Music Busine

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Ami
Great class. Wonderful instructor.
Amir
Ronen is an inspiring, dedicated and highly professional teacher, as well as a very communicative and pleasant person to study with. His teaching methods combine thorough knowledge, vast professional experience and masterfully structured lesson program. In addition, his prominent career as a professional drummer brings a valuable factor to his guidance and approach.
Ronen's enthusiasm and love for music and teaching, makes him an outstanding teacher who would make any student enjoy playing and acquire excellent skills.
I highly recommend Ronen's drum lessons!!!
Jeanae’
Highly recommend Ronen as a drum instructor! I recently started to take lessons for the first time at the age of 52. Ronen has made this experience so much fun. He is so knowledgeable, extremely patient and understanding. He balances each lesson with not only teaching technical skill but also the history of various drum techniques which makes it so interesting. He is a great teacher and it is a privilege to take lessons from him!
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Yulia B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Yulia B.

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I am a professional percussionist with over 10 years of teaching experience. Currently available to teach lessons at your home or in my home studio, and online.I have helped my students to learn how to read music, obtain good hand posture, develop their technique and musicality.
I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015 and Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.
Beginner students will learn how to read music, how to properly hold drum sticks, learn basic strokes, drumming techniques, beginning rudiments.
Intermediate and advanced students will learn how to improve their playing technique and virtuosity. They will also learn how to approach a specific piece of music; how to become expressive and creative with their skills.

About Yulia

Yulia joined the TakeLessons teacher's team in 2015. She is an active performer and an enthusiastic educator. Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Yulia received a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Per

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Rikka T.
Initially I was hesitant to do on-line, but Yulia had the materials and the expertise to get our daughter started learning mallets for band class in middle school. Our daughter really looked forward to her lessons. Yulia engaged with our daughter in a very fun and still professional way. Lessons were well-planned and they included a plan of practice for our daughter leading up to her next lesson. We are thankful that we found such a great teacher through TakeLessons!
Leslie H.
First lesson was informational. Looking foward to next lesson
Annika
Yulia is energetic and so welcoming! I had a ton of fun in our first lesson and I can’t wait for the rest of our lessons!
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Sean C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Sean C.

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I have been teaching for about 8 years with students ranging from beginner to advanced. All ages are welcome! I also welcome all different styles of music from rock, to jazz, and even classical. Each lesson is catered specifically to the student. I want each student to be able to reach their own specific goals, while having the time of their life!

About Sean

Drummer Sean C., 31, started playing at age 7 when he began studying with Mark Foster, a local free-lance percussionist in the Denver area. After high school he enrolled at the Colburn Conservatory in LA, where he studied with Jack van Geem, former Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Symph

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Nancy A.
It went perfectly fine.
Megan
Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Somerville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Somerville is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $109 per hour.
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$52 average
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$64 average

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"We found Mr. Arnold to be one of the best tutors around. He was easy to work with our changing schedule. He covered all the areas we needed, and was able to provide instruction through all levels of talent. We felt blessed for all the help he gave us, but also for the positive roll model he was."
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Took Percussion lessons from Dan A.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"My son looks forward to his snare lesson with Garrett every week. We originally searched for a teacher to help him with a drumline audition, and we've stayed with Garrett ever since."
Amanda
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!"
Shane
Took Percussion lessons from Zen R.
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"Mr. Piper came to Lake Charles, LA and DeRidder, LA for a FREE drum camp for kids. We went to both locations because that's unheard of in our city. He taught the kids:
*Different techniques
*How to play the drums with different genres of music
*Rudiments!!"
Ryan
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and give child more fundamental practice time to soak in the concepts before racing on."
Carson
Took Percussion lessons from Matthew H.
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"chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend"
Joel
Took Percussion lessons from Christopher B.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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From Online pupil from England George D.

Johnny is an awesome teacher. Instructive. Quick to find what you need to focus on. Patient. Insightful. Funny. Just what you need if your time is precious, but you can get in front of webcam for a few hours a week. He's helped me get those tones right and given me the confidence to grow. Really, really importantly he's always there for questions and support outside of the lessons."
Johnny
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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"Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him."
Dr. Craig
Took Percussion lessons from Michael J.
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