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Michael W.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 7 to 66
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Michael W.

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Professional musician for 25 years and experienced teacher for 23 years! I have performed in 5 countries as well as all over the Caribbean and have taught in 4 countries and in 3 different languages! I specialize in Drum set for RnB, Funk, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin, west African and fusion styles, Marching Percussion, Hand Percussion of North Africa, West Africa, Brazil, Spain, Colombia and Cuba! I can help you with basic, intermediate and advanced techniques from learning to play and reading basic rhythms all the way to being able to make music while playing polyrhythmic ideas with all 4 limbs with ease! My philosophy is to love what you do and do what you love. Music is a discipline so the student gets out of it what they put into it. Let's have fun learning to find your groove!

About Michael

Michael is available for in-home lessons and will soon begin having in-studio and online lessons! Michael has been playing and studying drums (drum set, concert & marching percussion) for 29 years, hand percussion for 11 years and has been teaching since 1995. He recently came off of a tour with W

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Dana
I took conga lessons with Michael, and he was a wonderful teacher. He explained drumming techniques very well, demonstrated patience while I got the feel of it, and taught me a wide range of rhythms in a short time. Michael is extremely well-versed in a number of drumming styles, and brought a variety of percussion instruments for me to try. His passion for the music, as well as the associated cultures, is evident in his interesting anecdotes about the exotic places in which he learned his craft. I enjoyed listening to Michael play as much as learning to play myself, and I would highly recommend Michael to students at any level!!!
Nate H.
Mike is the best percussionists, drummers, and teachers I know and is extremely active performing and touring in the music industry today! He is a seasoned, world touring professional that really knows his stuff! Whether you are new to drumming, a pro drummer who needs to tighten up your chops, or strictly a drummer who wants to learn how to approach and play percussion properly, Mike is the guy who can help YOU reach your musical goals and aspirations.

I've had the pleasure getting to know Mike while touring, drumming, marching in Drum Corps drumlines throughout the years. I have learned so much from his extensive musical knowledge and he continues to inspire me to be a better drummer and percussionist today. Mike Washinton is a great teacher, with a giant personality and most importantly a great friend! Book a lesson with him today and you will grow into the great drummer you aspire to be!
Robert
5 years ago I met Mike at Wiregrass Ranch High School, he was my drum instructor. I honestly could not think of anyone better than him to teach me. He constantly made sure I set goals and always did everything he could to give me the resources I needed to better myself as not just a drummer, but a musician as well. If it weren't for him I don't even know where I would be. He always brings the energy, he never falls off topic, and is always so cool and relaxed, regardless of how stressful the situation is. Taking lessons with him every time leaves me wanting to know more and more about the knowledge he shares. You will not regret a second spent with him, his experience shows and his ability to teach is truly special. Mike you're awesome!!
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Grady T.

23 Reviews
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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

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Richard
Smart, enthusiastic, patient. I'm an older adult who has some basic piano ability (very basic), and within moments Grady evaluated and then clicked in with my needs. I suspect he would be perfect for children also.
Terry J.
Grady is the most energetic, caring, and fun piano instructor I ever encountered. He is very patient and goes over the basics when needed. As a adult learner, Grady not only meets you where you're at but takes his time to go over any issues you may have. I highly recommend Grady !!!
Terry J.
Grady is very patient. He has a very good sense of humor. Takes his time in explaining why notes are the way they are,especially when you get stuck. Highly recommend Grady to any piano beginner, intermediate and advanced
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Constantine K.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Constantine K.

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Beginner, intermediate, or advanced, lessons are available for any need! New to drums and want to start from the bottom up? Already have some prior knowledge and want to build upon it? Want to learn some of your favorite songs? Together, we'll build a foundation built on music theory, ear training, note reading, improvisation, technique, and more! Feel free to message me if you have any questions and I look forward to working together!

I have been playing drums for 14 years, graduated with a music degree in 2018, have worked with multiple drumlines, and am currently teaching at a franchise rock school.

About Constantine

Hi there! My name is Constantine and I've been playing percussion for over a dozen years. I graduated with my music degree from Cleveland State University in 2018 and have experience across the spectrum for percussion. From xylophone and 4-mallet marimba to snare drum and drum set, I can help out i

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jesey M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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jesey M.

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Playing and Teaching All facets of percussion for over ten years. From Snare Drum, Xylophone, Marimba and beyond. We will develop a curriculum based on your goals and needs. Playing in school band? Auditioning for honor groups or college? Weekly percussion lessons will put you into the front of the pack and prepare for your future.

About Jesey

I have been playing the drums for 15 years and have taught lessons for over 5. I have also well studied in many folk music traditions from around the world, including African Drums, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and Samba. In addition to acoustic music, Jesey has produced and recorded more tha

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Phoebe
Jesey is FANTASTIC! I'm an adult beginner with no prior music experience. I've had a couple online lessons so far and I couldn't be more pleased. I've learned something new in every lesson and he's been helping me learn some of my favorite songs. He's great!
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Rachel H.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Finance from San Jacinto College - North
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Rachel H.

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In our percussion class we will cover music theory, counting rhythms and discover a variety of percussion. The majority of this lesson will revolve around the Cajon, Shaker, Tamborine, and using brushes and snare technique and will explore african drums as well!

Bring your hacky sack and get ready for the drum circle. This class is perfect for groups and couples. Feel free to use the "ask a question" feature if you have any questions about this class or it's outline!

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Dana
I had so much fun. And I am learning more techniques than before.
Chloe
loved my first lesson!
Dana
I really enjoyed my first lesson and can't wait for more. She is sooo much fun and make me want to play more.
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Emmett H.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Emmett H.

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I believe in a wholistic approach to learning percussion, allowing you to become proficient in rudimental snare drumming, mallet percussion, music theory, and miscellaneous percussion at your own pace. Each of these very distinct skills are intertwined with one another and should be taught as such.

I have over a decade of percussion playing under my belt including professional performances for musicals, fundraiser events, and various clubs, restaurants, and other venues. I would love to help you pursue and accomplish your musical goals. If you have any questions about what I can offer, don't hesitate to ask!

About Emmett

I am a professional percussionist, composer, and music producer, but I also dabble in piano, trumpet, and saxophone. I absolutely love music theory and have composed for podcasts, plays, percussion, brass, and electronic ensembles. I also write and produce my own music under the alias Divine Condu

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in South Portland, ME

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in South Portland is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $75 per hour.
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"Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan."
Jo
Took Percussion lessons from Karen D.
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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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"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!"
Megan
Took Percussion lessons from Sean C.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️"
Holly
Took Percussion lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"I take snare drum and drum set lessons with Garrett. He's patient, informative, and really good at breaking down parts that seem complicated at first. Whenever I have friends who are looking for drum lessons, I send them to Garrett!"
Dylan
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"David is great working with my 8 year old daughter. He is very patient, friendly, and outgoing. He quickly adapted to her specific needs and skill level since she has already had some lessons, instead of trying to start her all over from square one. Highly recommended!"
Ann
Took Percussion lessons from David B.
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"Great interaction with student makes lessons fun

David is great he motivates my son, provides correction with kindness. Provides helpful suggestions in technique, practice form. It is fun for my son to learn the drums. My son has tried other instructors without having the same motivation and fun so this is refreshing easy way to get him lessons."
Jean
Took Percussion lessons from David B.
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"Garrett is an excellent drum teacher. My son’s been working with him on snare drum for several months now, and he looks forward to every lesson. His high school drum line instructor has been complimenting him on his improvement as well."
Bridget
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Sarah is a phenomenal teacher. She was an personal instructor for my son for 2 years while here in San Antonio, Texas. My son loved her ability to be personable as well as mold him into a top student that can perform on multiple percussion instruments. Sarah is very professional and talented as well."
Camille
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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