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Dennis O.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Surgical Technology from Madisonville Technical College
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Dennis O.

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The drum course is designed for entry-level students. The course covers the basics from holding sticks to playing a full kit. The theory, which is focused on, is rudiments. The 40 rudiments that are taught cover everything from a single stroke roll to a triple ratamaque.

About Dennis

Dennis Guitar Instruction is a Denison, TX based proprietor founded in 1995. It all began as a 'favor' for a few friends by helping them learn the theory portion of playing guitar. Once word began to spread, Dennis Guitar Instruction was officially born. The main focus of the private lessons is mu

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Eli & Caroline L.
Great first lesson experience! We are excited to have such an excellent teacher and can’t wait to learn more!!
Justin
Dennis O'Toole Guitar Instruction displays excellence overall. Professionalism and responsiveness are provided to students. He is punctual, on top of his business, a great communicator and easy to work with. A highly sought after work ethic is found from Dennis O'Toole. He knows how to cultivate the best on a student-to-student basis. Dennis is knowledgeable of classic and modern techniques. His knowledge of music is both broad and deep as he grounds students in theory and solid musicianship. Application of the student's knowledge is well guided and honed with Dennis. The student will be provided excellent potential for growth and expansion under the teaching of Dennis. Top grade value is given from Dennis O'Toole Guitar Instruction
Yanett
Excellent, my son loves the way he teaches
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Zach S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelors of Music from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zach S.

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I believe that each person is drawn to the drums for different reasons; some have dreams of performing in stadiums for thousands of people, others simply want to be able to play along to their favorite records in the garage on a Sunday afternoon. Whatever your goals are, my goal as a teacher is to always keep sight of your initial motivations for drumming, craft an individual plan to help you get there, and to have some fun along the way! (All styles & levels welcome)
*Please check out my Drum Lessons Introduction video below to hear more and see my lesson studio!

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I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..at dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :)
*Feel free to watch my performance Reel below to hear a sample of my playing!

About Zach

I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..in dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :) *Feel free to watch my perfor

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Tim
It has been a pleasure to begin to learn to play the drums with Zach. He has made the lessons immensely enjoyable and given me the time and space to master one element of drumming before on to another.
Karen
Zach is not only a kick-ass drummer, he’s a great teacher too. I never thought of myself as musically inclined but after six months of lessons with Zach I have changed my tune. Thanks to Zach’s patience, kindness and skill, I’m actually learning how to play the drums at age 45! I look forward to my lessons every week and highly recommend Zach to aspiring drummers of any age.
Luis
Zach has been my drum instructor for a little over a year now, and after stopping playing for several years beforehand I foun Zach, I thank him helping he rebuild my passion for rocking out! He never fails to take his time with me and break down certain beats, songs, etc, whenever I’m having trouble getting the grasp of things. He makes his classes very personal and it’s clear how much he cares for how I perform and how much I understand what I’m doing
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Jeff J.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jeff J.

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As a certified music teacher my lessons help students quickly gain confidence in all types of percussion instruments. With my guidance, students become well-rounded musicians able to play their favorite songs, explore new possibilities, make their own music, and take on new challenges!

About Jeff

My Lessons are customized in a number of ways to create the ideal experience for each student and family. • Curriculum adheres to student and parent generated long-term goals • Musical arrangements and accompaniments are created to accommodate individual interests • Students can learn a vari

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Barry Gerdsen
He is funny and makes songs of your choice.
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Trevor M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Percussion from Pinellas County Center for the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor M.

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Perfect for brand new drummers who are just trying to learn the ropes, to intermediate drummers who want to step up their game. With over 15 years drumming professionally I can bring your drumming to the next level by working on things like stick control, speed, dynamics, rudiments and much much more.

Learn music industry secrets and insight from a drummer who has toured the world, played in studios like Abbey Road Studios and Sun Studios as well as shared the stage with artist like Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, Counting Crows, the Killers and many more!

About Trevor

Perfect for brand new drummers who are just trying to learn the ropes, to intermediate drummers who want to step up their game. With over 15 years drumming professionally I can bring your drumming to the next level by working on things like stick control, speed, dynamics, rudiments and much much mo

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Johnny
Ive learned so much already! Very fun and easy to understand. You can tell Trevor loves playing and teaching drums. I feel like i can play anything now even drum solos
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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Elementary Education from College of the Ozarks
  • Teaches Beginner
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Kevin J.

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Kevin J. has been writing, recording, and playing music for over 25 years. Music is meant to be fun and it is his goal to help others enjoy music. He has been a teacher for 11 years and has composed hundreds of songs. He is passionate about teaching his students the songs they want to learn, no matter the difficulty. He specialized in guitar, drums, and song writing.

Kevin has a great way of encouraging others to keep going no matter what challenge is in front of them.

The 75 minute session is to pay for a group jam.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

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Lincoln G.
Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Dylan M.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dylan M.

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Can teach a variety of styles and techniques, including but not limited to: stick control, independence, phrasing, linear patterns, composition, rock, funk, jazz, and R&B.

About Dylan

Dylan Mandel is a musician and producer based in Philadelphia. He has made national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, MTV Campus Invasion Music Festival and MTV Dean's List, sharing the stage with Wyclef Jean, Kelly Clarkson, Portugal. The Man, Amy Schumer and others. In addition to his

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Puneet A.
Dylan is an excellent teacher and an amazing drummer. He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable immediately. He's also very organized regarding scheduling, and his lesson plans are flexible and productive. His teaching style is detail oriented and he explains well. He does not hesitate to correct my child and still encourages her to play better. Dylan is very enthusiastic about drumming and makes lessons a joy to take.

I am so glad we found him as soon as we came to NYC!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Clarkston, MI

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Clarkston is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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"He is amazing! Pack full of knowledge! He is passionate about giving you a strong foundation to build on. Very fun and very easy going! Drum lesson day is the day I look forward to and it won't come soon enough."
Christina
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try."
Hope C.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Not only does he teach, but he’s also in high-demand for professional music gigs all over the country! Murray is very patient and has a tremendous passion to teach at ALL LEVELS!! Take me for example, I’m not a beginner, but I needed to sharpen my skills and kick a number of bad habits -Murray is perfect for that!"
Shanelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mike is a great teacher. He has a unique way to teach kids. I really enjoy learning from him along with my child. I highly recommend him."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"I really enjoy Athan's approach to teaching. He changed my life musically!!!"
Ben
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"I picked the perfect instructor for me! John is genuine, fun, extremely knowledgeable on drums and a great communicator! He took time to learn about my goals and has given me direction for achieving them. I feel like I am in great hands and look forward to future lessons!"
Lynne
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Been trying to get my middle-schooler to practice for a few years now. It's like pulling teeth.

Kevin has somehow broken through to him. Fun lessons. Incredibly useful homework. Couldn't recommend him more."
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Kevin W.
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"Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher."
Jack
Took Drum lessons from Scott S.
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"Great first lesson! Very attentive."
Jordan
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"First lesson went well!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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