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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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Johnny R.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded World's Fastest Drummer-Guinness World Records from Extreme Sport Drumming
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Johnny R.

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WHAT YOU'LL GET WORKING WITH ME

Now accepting select drum students ages 10+ for live, one on one online lessons.

There's nothing more fulfilling than learning to play, and by studying with me, you'll get an incredible knowledge of the basics and advanced techniques of becoming a great drummer.

Whether your goal is to join your first band, lay down electronic beats for EDM, get better in your current band or church ministry, my goal is to help you excel quicker and better than you ever could by doing it alone.

I am a pretty serious drummer and accept students who are serious about their craft. You don't have to be incredible - but you do have to want to improve and have the dedication to study, practice, and perform. Oh, and we have a TON OF FUN along the way!

So, if this fits your idea of a teacher, please set up a no-risk intro pack of lessons. If you're not satisfied, or I'm not your cup of tea, TakeLessons offers a refund for your remaining lessons.

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About Johnny

Welcome! My name is Johnny and I appreciate you taking the time learn more about me and what I can offer you as your teacher. I am a devoted musician, educator and inventor. I'm also the drummer for platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul. I am an active live and in studio drummer touring and

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Ben K.
Really good. Exactly what I need.
Rich S.
I have really enjoyed taking drum lessons with Johnny Rabb. He is not only a highly accomplished and talented musician, but a phenomenal teacher as well. As an older adult student who has studied with other teachers, I find Johnny's teaching style to be very engaging, creative and fun. His style allows him to challenge his students, but not overwhelm them as they progress with their lessons. I highly recommend Johnny for any student who is looking to take their playing to the next level!
Rich
I have really enjoyed taking drum lessons with Johnny. He is an exceptional player and teacher who is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. As an older adult who has studied previously with other teachers, I find his style to be very creative, engaging and fun! Highly Recommend!
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Francesca V.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
  • Teaching since 2000
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Francesca V.

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Vocal accompaniment is vital for singers, I'll get you playing and singing almost immediately. Folks are regularly blown away at how quickly they get results.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Judy G.

20 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
I've been teaching ukulele for 15 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy chords and songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other ukulele books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing music for 45 years and teaching private and group lessons for 17 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwri

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McKenzie H.
This was my daughter's first lesson. She loved working with Judy. Said she makes learning to play the Ukulele fun and easy.
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Groovy Judy is an excellent teacher. Very responsive, patient and most importantly fun to learn from. She follows up each class with an email including the music we worked on and short video of the strumming patterns if needed. So glad I signed up to learn Uke from her!
Samantha
Judy is a great teacher. Strongly recommend!!!
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Casey C.

36 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Casey C.

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I have developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on:
-building an understanding and relationship with each drum
-the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming
-how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums
-basic mechanical techniques
-development of each limb
-learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them
-learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set
-gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer
-learning your favorite songs on drums
-how to play in a band

About Casey

Hi I'm a 34 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past decade I have toured internationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained

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Karen
Casey is the real deal. He was so helpful and willing to listen to exactly what I needed and build lessons to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend him.
Avery F.
A great teacher, so patient and really has made all my son's lessons so much fun. He looks forward to Casey's lessons every week
Lynn C.
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Laura C.

12 Reviews
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  • Awarded Dolan Prize from Columbia University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laura C.

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I emphasize a physically relaxed and technically accurate approach to cello playing so that students are free to create music without limitations or physical discomfort.
Though playing an instrument takes hard work, it should be a fun and enjoyable experience too! We will work together to ensure that you are learning pieces that interest you and inspire you to reach the next level. By the end of each lesson you will know what to work on for the week and exactly how to practice in order to achieve the most effective results.

Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and history while focusing on improving their technical facility on the cello. Students also work towards building their comfort with the instrument by practicing increasingly complex exercises and repertoire.

Lessons will be highly interactive and geared towards your personal goals as an aspiring cellist.

About Laura

*** About Me *** I am a classically trained cellist in NYC. I have a master's degree in cello performance from a top NYC conservatory and I am a registered Suzuki teacher for books 1-10. In addition to performing music, I love to teach cello lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages! My musical as

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Taylor B.
Laura was friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I’m looking forward to future lesson with her!
Chelsea
Wonderful lesson! I can't wait for the next one.
Janet M.
My first lesson with Laura was even better than I had hoped. I'm an adult intermediate player who has not played in the past several years. Laura communicated with me several times prior to the lesson to check on my experience, goals, and music requests. During the lesson Laura identified and helped with several problem techniques and provided exercises to help correct them. She was friendly, professional, and made excellent use of our lesson time. She's an excellent coach and I'm so excited to have found her!
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Dr. Kimberly K.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from University of California, San Diego
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the clarinet? Let me help you! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in

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Kim is the best! She is so patient and encouraging. I love my lessons with her!
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Nice and encouraging per the student :)
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The average cost of 60-minute music lessons is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $300 per hour.
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We recognize that every music student has his or her own unique learning style and set of goals. That’s why we offer a wide selection of teachers who come from diverse musical backgrounds. You can check out teachers’ profiles, read reviews, and pick the perfect teacher for you or your child, all right here on TakeLessons.

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