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Samuel C.

Santa Cruz, CA

About Samuel

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2010 with degrees in Music and History, I spent several years touring and recording with artists on the East Coast, teaching as many as 20 private l
essons a week, and studying tabla (Indian hand drums) to keep my own musical education alive and moving forward. I have a passion for music of all kinds, and specifically for drums and percussion. As a result of the diversity of my tastes, I have an eclectic performance background. Over the past decade I have performed with rock and metal bands, jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, various independent singers and songwriters, musical theater productions, African drum ensembles, and even a contemporary dance company. I am excited to be living in Santa Cruz and continuing my own education as a PhD student in Music at UCSC!
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Jose and Deborah Vasquez July 23, 2015
Drum · In home
Sam is wonderful drum instructor. He is very friendly and my teen son feels very comfortable around him. They worked for several months on drums and Sam even took time to listen to my son's DJ music production. Sam gave him his opinion and suggestions for improvements. We are very happy with how fast my son began to play drums only after the start of a few lessons. We highly recommend him!!!
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Andi L. April 10, 2015
Drum · In home
Sam has taught our 10 year old son for over a year now. The best thing about Sam is his ability to make learning fun and also teach and keep our son engaged. He lets my son choose the songs he wants to learn and brings in piano and guitar as my son explores music each week. Sam is extremely professional, punctual and true positive role model to my son and we look forward to his visit each week. We truly found a gem when we found Sam and look forward to a long musical voyage with him and my son.
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Maggie L. December 21, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Sam is terrific teacher. He's been working with our 8-year-old boy for just a short time, but in that time, our son has made amazing progress. Sam's lessons are well-structured, but he lets our son choose the songs he wants to learn. He also makes each lesson fun and is good at adapting if our son finds something easier or more challenging than expected. Sam is also really nice to work with-- professional, punctual, and courteous. We all highly recommend him.
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Samuel C.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA

About Joe

I'm a professional percussionist and educator based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA. I received a B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Music from Long Beach S
tate University.

Versed in drum-set, hand drums,and Western, and contemporary percussion, I've performed professionally in settings ranging from cruise-line house bands and symphony orchestras, to Hong Kong and bay area parades and festivals.

In addition to teaching privately I host a twice-weekly Brazilian percussion class called Bateria Samba Cruz at the Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center. It has become a thriving community-performance group with regular local performances.

My 20 years of performance experience has given to teaching percussion-appreciation and world-music at summer camps, non-profit youth-group organizations, and after school classes.
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Rosemary K. July 10, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
She learned so such and had fun
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Chuck P. March 16, 2016
Percussion · In studio
Verified Student
Joe has been super helpful, patient and informative. He brings a special attention detail to his lessons. He is supportive and encouraging at every turn in the process.
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Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Todd M.

Watsonville, CA

About Todd

Hello there! Are you ready to free the music within? I am a full-time elementary school teacher with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in education. My extensive training and experien
ce in music and education allow me to perfectly tailor every lesson to each student's specific needs, goals, and interests. I specialize in allowing your style and personality to shine through your music, so that lessons are not only about achieving proficiency on your instrument, but about self-expression and personal growth! I love teaching, I love music, and I enjoy every moment that I can use my education, experience, and expertise to help others free the music within! Let's get started!
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Renee February 4, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio
I highly recommend using Todd. He is positive, enthusiatsitc (every lesson feels like a good push in the right direction), attentive, and great at rephrasing something if it doesn't make sense the first time. He's the BEST!
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Maikalani January 17, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Todd is very knowledgable about music. He has a beautiful singing voice and is very personable. He is very patient and has experience in teaching. Todd has a gift for being able to explain things in a way that is easy to understand and precise. He explains things using analogies that make it easy to grasp. He is very positive and encouraging and makes you believe that you can succeed. I highly recommend him.
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Stephanie January 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Todd is very knowledgeable and friendly. He is a patient and kind teacher. My son has enjoyed taking guitar lessons with him.
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Todd M.

Watsonville, CA 95076
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Brad D.

Monterey, CA

About Brad

My 40 years plus of teaching experience on the Guitar has allowed me to expand to new levels of expertise which can benefit you because I've been teaching since age 16 and playing since age 4. Starti
ng the Guitar can be thrilling and it can also be a challenge. I'll help you overcome your weak spots and help you add skills to the talent you already possess.

If you commit to the Guitar we will find a way to clear any obstacles and meet your special goals. You can be reading music in a matter of minutes or you can learn how to take great rock/blues or jazz solos or play solo jazz, blues, folks guitar. I teach both acoustic and Electric Guitar.

Learn in a fun atmosphere, at my home, Monterey Music Store, or online at your own pace, whether your are learning classical guitar, flamenco or have unique ideas of what you want to learn. You can also learn how to compose and write songs.
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Kelly May 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I just love working with Brad. He's extremely talented and easy going which makes guitar lessons so fun!!!
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Brad D.

Monterey, CA 93940
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