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Carol B.

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Clinton Township, MI
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Associates Degree - General Business from MaComb Community College
  • Teaching since 1990
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Carol B.

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Hello Students,
I have been playing most of my life. I started playing professionally at 17, playing with a number of professional bands playing all over Michigan. I have been teaching drum students since the age of 19, teaching well over 500 students to date.

Teaching students has been one of my passions with music. I hope to motivate my students to learn to play and love the drums as much as I do.

I work with each student on an individual basis to help them learn and understand drumming technique using books and techniques that will help to develop instinctive skills and ear technique.

I work with snare drum / rudimental technique with all my students and drum set technique, as most students want to learn how to play a drum set. Many of my students are in school band learning snare drum and percussion technique. Basic snare drum technique is important for any student to master and understand to learn to apply to snare drum and drum set technique.

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I work with students of all experience levels and ages. With all the years playing with a number of band and worked with over 500 plus students, I have developed strong technical skills. I have also studied with several of the top notch teachers in the Metro Detroit area. Patience and motivating

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Very nice teacher. Fun to learn from her
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Kenneth B.

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Starting at $36
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenneth B.

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I'm the founder and educator over at "Love Of Rhythm" studios. Where we help you find "the joy in creating rhythms." These are great lessons offered at an affordable rate for individuals interested in learning how to express themself musically, through the drums. In our lessons, we focus on performance and technique based materials in order to quickly increase the playing IQ of each student! The first session of lessons is offered at a discounted rate, which also includes a personalized workbook, catered to the growth of each student. So book your sessions today to get started!!

About Kenneth

Hello, my name is Kenneth. I'm an educator based out of Denver, CO. I believe taking lessons with me is a special experience because I truly have a passion for passing on the things I've learned from this craft. This instrument has helped to set my creative self free. It's gratifying and reassuring

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Dennis W.

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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Art & Music from Foothill College
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Dennis W.

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Music is a subject that anyone can relate to. Playing and performing music is a dream that many people aspire. I have watched my students grow from complete beginners to taking stages in front of a large audience.

I am always thorough about teaching my students the basics: understanding proper technique, dynamics, rhythm, and timing. I teach my students to play to a metronome, read music and rhythms, play songs, and play along with other live musicians. I specialize in many various genres of music including funk, rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, prog, and metal. Over time, you will learn to play like the professionals that inspire you.

About Dennis

Hey there! My name is Dennis, and I have been playing the drums for most of my life, and have taught for nearly 10 years. Music has become my greatest passion, and I love to share it with anyone who wants to learn. Music is a very special artform in which everyone can relate, feel, and understand

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Sarah
Dennis is a fantastic teacher.
Valeryia
Really understanding and patient teacher with a clear passion for drums.
Elise
My daughter loved her lesson. Superb drawing and shading instruction! Definitely scheduling more lessons.
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Orlando H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 65; Female: 18 to 65
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Orlando H.

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Weather you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, I am the teacher for you.
I’ll be your guide to the world of drums and percussion.

About Orlando

My name is Orlando Hernandez. I’ve been a professional drummer for 40 years. I’m a 3 time Grammy award winning drummer with countless more Grammy nominations. For many years now, Ive been touring with major jazz, rock and pop artist For over 20 years, I have been teaching students of all ag

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Amanda
Orlando truly has a passion and drive for music and it is evident throughout all of his lessons! I have learned many techniques and skills through his lessons. His dedication and love for music made it easy to learn! I definitely recommend taking lessons from him.
Mayra
Orlando is very professional and I can say that his knowledge and the love for music is very special. I learned a lot from him and all his techniques.
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Joan Q.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Filipino - Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 to 50
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Joan Q.

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Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelor

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Catherine
Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level.
Joseph
Great to learn from and very personable!
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Craig W.

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  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Craig W.

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Craig Walkner is a six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner and holds a
degree in Percussion Performance from UW-Madison. A 2019 inductee into the Menomonee Falls High School Hall of Fame for Fine Arts, he is a veteran of the live and studio scene with a discography of 30 albums that have been heard across the globe.

About Craig

Hello! Thanks for looking at my profile. My name is Craig and I am a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Music Performance: Percussion and an inductee into the Menomonee Falls High School Hall of Fame for Fine Arts. I have performed nationally and internationally as a drummer/percussionist in

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Jordan W.
Craig is the best! not only is he so super talented but he’s a really great teacher. I super appreciated how patient he was and how detailed he was with breaking everything down and really explaining how things work and the technique behind rocking out. i’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time and I really look forward to my lessons with him every time! I highly recommend him to anyone at any age interested in starting their drumming career or just having fun. Thank you Craig!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Royal Oak, MI

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Royal Oak is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"I have nothing but great things to say about Zak N., my daughter's instructor - he is SUPER with her and has given her confidence and the self-esteem she lacked before. I would refer family/friends and others to him in a heartbeat!!! He is the BEST!!!

Zak has gone so far out of his way to accommodate us. He has taken my daughter under his wing, insisting that she surpasses him in his expertise and spends 4 times the amount of time he is getting paid for, just to increase her skills and confidence. This is all while he attends two different colleges on a full-time basis!!! He is simply amazing, and incredibly talented!"
Regina
Took Drum lessons from Zaky N.
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""I have never had any experience playing drums at all. James was great. He was very patient with me, but at the same time pushed me to challenge myself. James was always encouraging, and I look forward to my continued lessons with him.""
Trey
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"Started my lessons with Mike having some previous experience, but still a beginner. He broadened my knowledge on styles and helped me get to the point to where I was able to join a band and start gigging."
Chris
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Kolja is great! I've taken lessons for various instruments since I was young and never had as much fun as I do in drum lessons. He has a great energy and gives positive, constructive feedback. His years of experience as a drummer and instructor were immediately evident. I felt improvement even after the first week of practice! I appreciated that he took time to understand what I wanted out of drum lessons and how I prefer to learn. I have been wanting to start drumming for years and am so glad that I found Kolja!"
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Kolja G.
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"Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him."
Dakota
Took Drum lessons from Scott S.
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"Awesome teacher very respectful and knowledgeable"
Donna
Took Drum lessons from Zen R.
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"My son (6) and I have both been taking drum lessons with Bobby for close to two years and it's been an awesome experience. My son, of course, started from scratch, and I had some basic chops before starting, but with seemingly endless patience and dedication, Bobby has gotten both of us to sound great. We quickly progressed from basic 4/4 rhythms into the cooler world of paradiddles and ghost notes, learning techniques like dynamic drumming that go a long way towards making us both sound like legitimate drummers.

Knowing basically nothing about the technical aspects of drumming when we started, we needed Bobby's help to set up our kit. He showed us how to tune our drums, position the toms and ride/crash cymbals, and all around just get the best sound possible out of our basic TAMA drum kit. When Bobby gets grooving on our drum set, it becomes obvious that it’s not the size or cost of the kit that matters.

When we talked about what styles of music we were into and the kind of music we wanted to play, Bobby found perfect selections for us to play along to and he seems to have the sheet music to every song out there! One time I filmed a street musician drumming the funkiest of beats and after I showed it to Bobby, he broke it down for me so that I could play it too.

Bobby has been the perfect instructor for us and I strongly recommend anyone at any level to become a student of his."
Tom T
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Michael is a very patient and supportive teacher. I am amazed by the full attention he pays to details of playing techniques when playing drums. He always finds the best teaching approach to suit each student's own level and interests. He gives students choices to play, which makes learning a more enjoyable experience. We are really glad that we found Mike for our twins."
Teena
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Fantastic lessons with a very knowledgable and wonderfully patient instructor!!"
Roxy
Took Drum lessons from Rene T.
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"Rom has been very patient and gentle with our son with special needs. He understands our goals, which could, at times, be different from those of the general population and works systematically towards them. On top of it all, he's a genuine professional, always on time and always friendly and courteous."
Beti A.
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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