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Andrew B.

Feasterville Trevose, PA

• Teaching professionally since 2001
• Uses customized curriculum geared for each student
• Top of the line professional equipment

About Andrew

Andrew is a graduate of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California with a degree in drum/percussion performance. At Musicians Institute he had the opportunity to study with drum book authors: Ed Roscetti, Chuck Silverman and Gary Hess, as well as World Snare Drum Champion: Rob Carson. He also studied music theory at Bucks County Community College

He first began his drum studies at age 10; playing percussion in school and at 17 began performing and recording drums professionally. He spent a great deal of his time working with local artists in Philadelphia and
Manhattan and touring the northeastern states. During his time in Los Angeles he performed in cover bands, jazz/Latin groups and for dozens of independent artists. He also had the privilege to work with some well know artists, such as Scott Shriner of Weezer, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, and The Blue Man Group.

Teaching drums is just as much a passion of his as is drum performance and recording. In 2005 he was hired as the drum instructor at Los Angeles City College. Since then, he has authored three different drum books and has taught music at Southern California Music School, Alhambra School of Music, Pasadena City College, LA Valley College, LA Academy and several other institutions.

Andrew was awarded Teacher of the Year 2007/2008 at Southern California Music School. He also received Best Drummer Award at the Emergenza’s Battle of the Bands contest in 2005. Under Andrew’s instruction, Carver Middle School was also awarded 1st place during the NVISION Battle of the Bands contest in 2010.

*** Lesson Details ***
After years of teaching, I have learned to speak the language of my students. I always find a way to help them understand the mechanics of playing drums. I get very excited over good music, interesting drum concepts or beats. I am patient and encouraging. I give my students praise for every accomplishment. I believe that anyone can become a great drummer.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Rehearsal Studio with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the learning material, I expect the student to have their own drums/equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I teach reading and writing music notation as well as to play by ear. I specialize in Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Metal, and Latin styles. I know heel-up, heel-down, and heel-toe bass drum pedal technique. I also specialize in rudimental drumming.
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Teresa B. June 18, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great tips to get started.
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Cherry J. April 6, 2015
Drum · In studio
Andrew is fantastic! I am a very uncoordinated female in my mid 30's who had this crazy dream to play the drums. My first lessons with Andrew started in a group class setting with ages ranging from 8 to OLD! Andrew had the ability to cater to all our needs so we can understand in our own way no matter what age. By the end of those group sessions I was able to read drum music and play basic beats. I then started taking private lessons with him where he was teaching me to play along with songs, make my own beats, and pretty much just jam. I had a blast learning from him. He is extremely patient and will break it down for you step by step until you understand the fundamentals, mechanics, rhythms, and patterns. He's versatile and was teaching me different styles of music from Rock and Hip Hop, Latin to Reggae. He moved away from the LA area and I have NOT found a teacher on the same level as Andrew. For any females or parents out there concerned, Andrew is very professional and personable. Rest assured he is not creepy and has the best interest for all his students. I can't recommend this guy enough!
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Kim G. April 4, 2015
Drum · In studio
Andrew is an awesome drum teacher! I started studying with him in a group class setting, where he easily worked with students of all ages and levels of musical experience to teach the fundamentals of drumming. I moved into private lessons with him, which he always balanced nicely focusing on a variety of things: technique, exercises, reading, listening and songs. He is very skilled and knowledgeable, dependable and a wonderfully nice guy. I learned so much from him in the years that I studied with him and was sad to see him leave Los Angeles. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher for students of all ages!
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Andrew B.

Andrew B.

Feasterville Trevose, PA 19053
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jacob C.

Gibbsboro, NJ

Students using my in-home studio will have access to electronic and acoustic drums.

About jacob

The first time I played a drum set was in 3rd grade music class. I was hooked. I now love the feeling of getting a piece of music, scratching through it a few times, making mistakes, fixing mistakes, rehearsing, rehearsing more, then playing it on stage for a stale audience that ends screaming for an encore.

In Elementary School I experienced 2 types of music lessons.
#1 Lessons that were too structured and boring because students were not able to have success at each lesson. The focus was on the structure vs. enjoyment.
#2 Lessons that were very fun and challenging to work towards
because students could see progress each week.
From that experience I am very confident that my enthusiasm towards learning percussion will be challenging and rewarding.

My music career has taken me anywhere from small church venues to theater orchestras including:
-Kensington Community Church (Troy, MI)
-The Rochester College Concert Band (Rochester, MI)
-The Box Theatre (Mt. Clemens, MI)
-Hope Community Church (Mt. Laurel, NJ)
-Liberti Church (Center City Philadelphia)
-Epic Church (Center City Philadelphia)

*** Lesson Details ***
You will soon learn that I am reliable, organized and high energy. Lessons are organized but flexible just like any good drummer.

Objectives:
#1 You will be on the fast track in school music programs. (You will do better in other classes as well)
#2 You will learn to be self-disciplined with practice. (You will have more confidence in challenging situations)
#3 You will be more confident in your ability, musical and non-musical.

Typical Lessons:
-We will review the previous lesson to measure progress and make any corrections necessary.
-New and challenging material will be offered with instructor help.
-Students will take the new material home to practice.

Practice:
I know that the best students we turn out are the students who practice the most. 99% of the learning comes through practice. No one learned to walk in 5 minutes, just like no one learns music in 5 minutes. Practice and mistakes are the difference between average and unbelievably good. If you want to be good the time spent in the lesson is just the recipe. You (student) are the one who makes it happen through regular practice. I remember hating practice sometimes when I was a kid. Practice should be fun. Focused practice should be really challenging and really fun. The feeling of satisfaction going from not being able to play something to learning it and nailing it is the best! This only comes through practice.

Depending on level after basic lessons (1-7 months) students will be able to keep simple time, have basic ability to use all tools in their drum kit and be able to include simple fills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio specifically for drumming, an electronic drum set, an acoustic set, amps, recording equipment, seating for parents with video feed so that you can check in during lessons.

Students should be able to practice anywhere anytime. They don't need fancy equipment, just willingness to practice. I can help you get creative!

*** Travel Equipment ***
To be determined based on the student's needs and location.

*** Specialties ***
On a typical day you will catch me listening to and playing songs by:

Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Paramore, Lorde, RHCP, Adele, Hillsong, Coldplay, U2, Zac Brown Band, Cream, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Journey, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, the Stones, Sugarland, Blake Shelton, Earth, Wind, Fire; ZZ Top, Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Diamond Rio, Boston, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, The 4 Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bob Marley, etc.
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TammyG1 November 18, 2011
Spence is hooked:D

Wow! In just three short weeks, Spence is learning, motivated, and excited to be taking drum lessons from Jacob. He reminds me of his lessons; this is a first!! Jacob is gifted relationally and musically; we are thrilled to have connected with him. Thanks a lot!
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Jacob C.

Jacob C.

Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
(1)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Timothy K.

Philadelphia, PA

About Timothy

Education-
Currently a music performance major at Temple University
Associates in Applied Science
Major- Sound Recording and Music Technology
I can teach all styles from reggae, funk, jazz, rock or blues to heavy metal. I can also introduce students to recording and preparing for the studio. I am currently in TOOL tribute band and working on several recording projects.
Paul Green School of Rock Music, Music Director 2001-2009
Philadelphia/Southampton, PA
Produced and directed 25 concerts of varied genres of music
Responsible for teaching students reading techniques, song form, sound
production and drumming fundamentals.
Educated individuals and groups in an extensive variety of musical styles
Instructed students ages 6-18 yrs in drum set and snare studies

St. Martin’s Catholic Elementary, Drum Instructor Feb 2000-Jan 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Taught percussion ensemble
Tutored intensive individual instruction
Facilitated drum and snare studies
Prepared students for school concerts

Lansdale Catholic School, Drum Instructor Sept 1991-June 2000
Lansdale, PA
Taught marching band

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are laid back and fun. I set short and long term goals for my students. Beginners will learn song form, basic beats, sticking patterns and proper technique as well as a focus on playing the music that is most inspiring to them. As our lessons progress we'll work on reading more advanced music, drum set technique, soloing, playing more difficult songs, music theory and learning about all the great drummers in the world! After a few months you'll be booking yourself gigs!

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording gear, two drum sets, rehearsal space seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a studio with two drumsets set up

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Funk, Prog, Reggae, Folk, and Jazz
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Julia W. December 3, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Tim's great

Tim is knowledgable, patient, and tuned in to my child's needs. He has an easygoing nature and teaches around my child's musical interests. I would highly recommend him!
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Maria T. May 4, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Timothy

Tim is great, he is teaching my son so much, he loves going to his lessons and learns so much from Tim, he taught him how to read music and the different types of drums and the different sounds they make, He tells everyone he is taking drum lessons. Tim answers any questions we may have and knows the drums very well, he is also very flexible and outgoing, Tirstan has lots of fun and enjoys his lessons very much. I will recommend Tim to anyone who is looking for a drum instructor.
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FitziaJ July 24, 2012
Mother of Teddy J

Tim is a great teacher. He introduced Teddy to the different types of drums and cymbals. He allowed Teddy to play the different drums so that he could hear that each drum has a different sound. He also showed him how could change the pitch of the drum. Teddy really enjoys his lessons.
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Timothy K.

Timothy K.

Philadelphia, PA 19123
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA

Students can expect a fun approach to drums in our lessons. I always tailor the curriculum to each individual and make sure there is never a dull moment, all while keeping track of progress as we set goals together. From beginner to advanced, my experience can help anyone down the path toward becoming a better drummer, whether it's picking up sticks for the first time or preparing for a college audition.

About Adam

Adam is completing his degree in Jazz Drum Set Performance at Temple University. Since picking up the drums at the age of 9, he has been an active performer and educator, playing in multiple ensembles, including rock bands, jazz groups, marching bands, big bands, orchestras, church groups, wind ensembles, and percussion ensembles. This performance experience covers a wide range of genres from jazz, rock, funk, pop, and gospel. Adam has also taught drums privately and interned under band directors at middle schools and high schools in central Pennsylvania.
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Jack S. July 4, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son had his first lesson today and I can't wait for more. He tends to be very opinionated and distracted but Adam was incredibly patient. My son went on and on about how much he liked him on the way home. Love him!
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Kirsten E. June 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He's very helpful, great with kids and positive attitude. My daughter likes him because he's a fun teacher.
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Kelly M. June 15, 2015
Drum · In studio
I briefly took up drums during college out of personal interest and Adam was an excellent teacher. Although I was nervous about beginning a new instrument as an adult, he made our lessons both comfortable and challenging. He was very accommodating. More than that, he always had something I could practice at home to hone my skills between lessons. This made our time together very productive. Still, my favorite thing about Adam was his sense of humor and his passion for drumming. His love for music is contagious and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to take up something new or even just improve their skills!
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Adam S.

Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA 19122
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Zach M.

Philadelphia, PA

-"How can I play this on the drums?"

-"What is this drummer playing here?"

-"Help , my kid makes noise , not music"

DON'T WORRY, you've found the right person

Zach has been teaching drums for 8+ years.

EVERY STYLES from rock to reggae , bossa nova , hip hop , groove , gospel , jazz , RnB , blues....

He studied at :

•Agostini School of drums 1996-2007 (in Montigny le Bretonneux , France)
• The American School of Modern Music 2008-2012 (in Paris ,France)
•University of the Arts in 2012 (in Philadelphia ,USA)

He aslo studied with Joe Morello's former student and co-author of Master Studies 2 book and inventor of the Vic Firth Hingestix :
Sam Ruttenberg for 3 years.

He mainly studied privately with today's best jazz drummers :

• Ralph Peterson Jr
• Byron Landham
• Henry Cole
• Ari Hoenig
• Ziv Ravitz
• Ulysses Owens Jr

more here : http://www.zachmama.com

He plays as a professional drummer at the AME UNION CHURCH of Philadelphia every ...

About Zach

Zach was born and raised in France and moved to Philadelphia in 2012 from the city of love : Paris.

He graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" where he specialized in English and Literature.

He has been teaching FRENCH and DRUMS for more than 8 years now.

He attended the American School of Modern Music of Paris for 3 years and moved to Philadelphia to study with Joe Morello's former student Sam Ruttenberg at the University of the Arts in 2012.

more infos and videos here : http://www.zachmama.com

He plays as a professional drummer at the AME UNION CHURCH of Philadelp
hia every Sunday in North Philadelphia (1614 Jefferson st)

Ever since he moved to the US,
Zach has been touring and was able to study with the best international drummers such as :

•Ari Hoenig
•Ralph Peterson Jr
•Ziv Ravitz
•Henry Cole
•Ulysses Owens Jr
•Byron Landham

~~Teaching Philosophy~~

1. Drums - ( details about French lessons below )

IF YOU CAN SAY IT , YOU CAN PLAY IT !

•I teach beginners to advanced students , all ages and styles are welcome

I can teach you ( how to ) :

• read
• improvise
• play with other musicians
• the history of the drums
• your role as a drummer
• make music with an instrument that at first doesn't seem very musical
• swing
• latin / afro cuban grooves
• rock
• correct your grip of the sticks
and everything else you may ask... the possibilities and endless

2. French

Most people I've taught come to me saying "French people are rude , when we try to speak french they answer in english" or "French is so hard , I can't learn it"

Well let me tell you : THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about you.
And I do.

I can help you with :

• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can answer people when they ask you a question )
• Train your ear
• Grammar / Vocabulary / Verbs ( don't worry it will be fun )

After the first lesson , my students realize that french isn't scary anymore.

With me as your teacher :

YOU can speak french
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Lujain A. March 22, 2015
French · In home
Verified Student
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Ashley Z. March 12, 2015
French · In home
Verified Student
Great start to learning French. It was fun and I'm excited to continue.
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Zach M.

Zach M.

Philadelphia, PA 19103
(2)
starting at
$70 / 60-min

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