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John S.

17 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John S.

17 Reviews
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- 10 Years Teaching Experience
- Professional Musician
- Flexible teaching style (written notation, ear training, play-a-long songs)
- Patient & fun learning environment

About John

Hi, I'm John! I'm a full-time musician, currently splitting my time between teaching drums and touring with indie rock band Step Rockets. I've been fortunate enough to spend the past 12 years teaching, recording, and performing across North America. I started drumming at the age of 10, honing

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Chris T.
Excellent instructor! Positive, patient and great mix of focus on fundamentals vs. fun and challenging exercises to keep me engaged.
Jason G.
The first week is awesome. I had taken a class at a college for a quarter. I did very well and learned a lot. With that, John knew right where to start with me. Looking forward to getting the best sound I can. Thanks, John.
Maddy
John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3
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Kevin F.

32 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kevin F.

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Percussion has many areas - I work to show students how things are connected and related so that they can be successful sooner.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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David A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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David A.

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Hey future students, I've been playing Drums/Percussion for over 15 years, I have a background in gospel, but I also played and recorded for many different artist of different genres, such as rock, pop, and R&B.
I've taught kids and teens to play drums in the past and I would love to join you on your journey to becoming a great percussionist!

About David

Hey future students, I'm a multi-instrumentalist and vocal performer. I play drums, piano, and bass. I love listening to an assortment of genres including R&b , Neo soul, to rock and gospel. Learning how to play and sing multiple genres is my passion and I would love to share my knowledge with you t

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Matthew H.

145 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew H.

145 Reviews
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Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately.
2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake -

Teaching Percussion Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Beginning to Intermediate Percussion lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, percussion is the backbone or "foundation" to
any hit song.

I break down percussion to its most basic rudiments so that
you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling
along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Eric B.
Matt helped me with exactly what I need.
Denise
I have benefited a great deal from my lessons with Matthew. He has so many suggestions and ideas to help me in my business, and I really appreciate that he asks me what do you need help with that we can work on today. He’s very flexible and accommodating in scheduling our lessons.
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Sachin N.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Awarded John Philip Sousa Award from Blue Valley West High School
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Sachin N.

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Hello! I have been teaching Percussion for over 5 years while studying it at Vanderbilt University. I like to let my students choose what style of learning works best for them. That includes letting them pick the style of music that we play, the repertoire, etc. For beginners, I mostly focus on the fundamentals (ruffs, technique, reading effectively, etc.), and as students get more advanced, I slowly add more things into the mix. I am also able to teach a large variety of percussion instruments to many experience levels (from no experience up to the college undergraduate level).

So whether you're looking to learn timpani, marimba, snare drum, drum-set, or the triangle, let's work together to improve your skills!

About Sachin

Hello! I'm a medical student that loves teaching and performing music! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, where I also studied Chemistry for my Pre-Medicine concentration. Currently, I study Medicine at Vilnius University, an

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Lynn
Sachin is a great mentor! He is very patient and understanding, especially for beginners. He can break down any confusing or complicated items into easy material to understand. Sachin is very friendly, flexible, and overall a wonderful instructor to learn from.
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Justin H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
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Justin H.

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Percussion instruments are great! The percussion section has many unique instruments you can learn. I am so excited to teach you more about the percussion instruments. I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the percussive instruments including; correct posture, new breathing techniques, correct fingerings, alternative fingerings, half-hole technique, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Ramon L.
He is almost perfect however needs to be assertive and more frank.
Ramon L.
The bassoon is intimidating but not the teacher.
Ramon L.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Saint Paul, MN

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Saint Paul is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $117 per hour.
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"Kevin is a fantastic instructor!

I have been taking private lessons from Kevin for two years now as we'll as receiving instruction in Band for the last three years. Kevin not only is an incredible percussionist himself, but he has a knack for being able to convey ideas to students that they can understand. New and better approaches to teaching rhythm, personalized lesson planning to suit a student's needs, and a vast knowledge of music from years of professional experience are just a few things that Kevin brings to the table. If you're looking for a percussion instructor, I would highly recommend Kevin as your first choice!"
Nick
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Zaky is great with my son who has a history of brain injury which causes him to have short term memory problems. In just a few weeks he has much more confidence in himself and is even a slight bit ahead in band class. He is now able to help some of the other students which he loves. There are very few things that at school that don't overwhelm him, and Zaky has helped him find success in music."
Andrea
Took Percussion lessons from Zaky N.
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"Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan."
Jo
Took Percussion lessons from Karen D.
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"To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher."
Sean
Took Percussion lessons from Andrew M.
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"Outstanding!

Always challenging and keeps me informed about stuff that I need to know. Always relates things to other areas of percussion. Is really funny and nice. Always keeps me interested in what is going on during the lesson."
MacKenzie
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"John is a perfect instructor for my daughter, who is shy & responds to positive yet structured instruction. She is already practicing for next week :)"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John 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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"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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"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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"Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!"
Emma
Took Percussion lessons from Mariano L.
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