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Cory H.

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  • Vocal Music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Cory H.

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Experienced beatboxer of over 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn the foundations of beatboxing as well as more advanced techniques and styles. I specialize in vocal percussion and also have microphones and amps available to use during lessons.

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I also am an acting coach; I can help build confidence in your per

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Ella
Cory is patient, and super talented! Highly recommended
Theresa D.
Corey i a wonderful teacher. He is very personable and was able to engage my 8-year-old granddaughter. She looks forward to seeing Corey every week. He is patient, knowledgeable, talented, and very encouraging. Would highly recommend his services.
Karyn
I've had a number of lessons with Cory and it's been an awesome experience! I've learned a lot from him and been able to work on so many skills. He's very patient and personable.
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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
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  • BS Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Thomas W.

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I have been singing with contemporary a cappella groups and barbershop quartets for over 20 years and can coach students on the basic and intermediate levels of vocal percussion

About Thomas

Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over twenty years of experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, orchestra director, private instructor, arranger

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Anneliese & Sophia C.
He’s very patient and kind especially for 2 active little girls.
Cindy
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
Brian
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Michael W.

18 Reviews
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  • Music Education - Voice from Delaware State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael W.

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I'm an internationally ranked beatboxer. I have extensive a cappella experience, beatbox battle experience, and I'm extremely involved in the community. You should expect to have a great grasp of the basics after the first couple of lessons. Soon after, you'll learn some intermediate techniques and learn how to mesh them with your beats. Throughout every lesson, I will always stress that an excellent sense of time, groove and sound consistency is key!

About Michael

Hello! I'm Michael! I am an internationally-ranked beatboxer that has experience in both the a cappella realm and beatbox battle scene. Whether you want to learn vocal percussion and practice drum patterns, refine your kit for a performance with your a cappella group, or wanting to level up your

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Allie
Michael has been a great teacher and role model for my son. He is very giving with his knowledge and time and super encouraging to my son. Working with Michael has been a huge confidence booster for my son and we are grateful that he chose to teach and share his experience with others.
Boone
Learned a lot, explanations good-I think he nailed it. He did seem tired.
jamie J.
Michael is great with my 12 yr old son. He is experienced and makes the class fun. My son is excited to attend each class and has been improving greatly since beginning his lessons. We just signed up for another package!

Peter Q B.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter Q B.

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We'll learn to incorporate beat-boxing into your act! You can beat-box and play almost any instrument at the same time! Flute, guitar, piano, bass, drums. And you can practice anywhere!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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Rami
Great teacher
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.
Paul
An excellent teacher. He is kind patient and imaginative
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Karen D.

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  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Beat Box: (Cajón)
A box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks.
Cajones are primarily played in Afro-Peruvian music, as well as contemporary styles of flamenco and jazz among other genres. The term cajón is also applied to other unrelated box drums used in Latin American music such as the cajón de rumba used in Cuban rumba and the cajón de tapeo used in Mexican folk music.
Learning will be fun as the Cajon is pretty easy to learn. Hand techniques and rhythms will be the primary focus as well as playing along with songs and even learning to solo!

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!

Joseph C.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, English
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2006
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Joseph C.

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I've been beatboxing for 18 years. I can show you how to develop your basic sounds such as kick drum, snare drum, cymbals, and toms. I'll also teach you how to assemble your sounds into compelling beats.

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Joey aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop.  CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion

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Andrew
Joe was able to work with my daughter to approach some very complex material (using Abelton live to live loop and edit her songs) at a pace and with a vocabulary and tone that completely defused an otherwise intimidating situation. His calm, steady manner spiced with just the right touch of dry wit and his keen ear for a mean beat kept the lessons fun and very productive. Joey's not just a fantastic and unique musician and teacher, however, he's a great person and a fantastic influence to have in your life.
Ken
Joey is the best! A lesson from Joey is always a highlight of the week. I'd be surprised if you don't feel the same based on his talent, his warmth, his humor, and his intelligence.
Courtney
My 10 year old son has loved his piano lessons with Joey. We had excellent in-person cello lessons in the past, and the video piano lessons have been just as effective. Joey has several camera angles set up in his home so my son can see Joey's hands on the keyboard in real time during the lesson. We get a Zoom link for each visit and a recording of the visit afterwards, which helps with practicing during the week. I highly recommend Joey as a patient and talented instructor! The lessons have been a great activity / distraction for my active son during shelter in place. It's a win-win!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing beatboxing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream beatboxing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Beatboxing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute beatboxing lessons is $84. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $134 per hour.
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$68 average
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$84 average

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"Michael is really cool and can help you with many subjects in beatboxing, but sometimes the screen glitches."
Lou
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"Michael has been amazing with my 9 year old daughter. He's done a great job teaching her the basics, and getting her in to beatboxing!"
Rachel
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"Michael teaches me things on different beats and how to stay on beat. even though I have only had 7 practices, I feel a million times better than before."
Lou
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"Very good beatboxing teacher and beatboxer :D"
Dali
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"My 10 year old son loved his first lesson with Michael. He is really looking forward to the next one,"
Tristan
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"Michael is awesome and teaches me so much but sometimes the platform glitches."
Lou
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"Michael is extremely clear, concise and concrete.

He gets you to understand the preliminaries of the technique which gives the student a reference point. Really crucial in good teaching."
Gabrielle
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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"Dr. Dave is a rockstar. My son is hooked after one session! Can't wait for our next one!"
Max
Took Beatboxing lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Amazing with my son! Much more than I expected! My son can’t wsit for his next class!!"
AJ
Took Beatboxing lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"My son looks forward to his lessons with Michael!"
Marco
Took Beatboxing lessons from Michael W.
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Private Beatboxing Lessons Near You

A form of vocal percussion called beatboxing has become a primary element of contemporary music, especially hip hop. To beatbox, a person uses their mouth, lips, tongue, and voice to imitate the sounds of a drum machine. Beatboxers also imitate the sounds of turntables or other musical instruments. 

Although beatboxing is a relatively new practice, it has deep roots in music and culture. Similar techniques have been used in percussive speech and languages around the world. Beatboxing-like vocal percussion can be found in a variety of musical styles. These include scat singing of American jazz and blues, Celtic lilting and diddling, classical music of southern India, and Chinese kouji, which literally translates to mouth acrobatics. 

Due to their ability to generate and arrange sounds on the spot, beatboxers become talented, confident performers. They keep rhythm and captivate audiences with this unique skill set. As you practice with an expert in beatboxing classes, you'll expand your collection of sounds and improve your rhythm. 

Why Learn to Beatbox?

Beatboxing utilizes a complex group and combination of vocal movements, which use the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, palates, and voice to generate a variety of sounds and beats. The unique practice utilizes movements that aren't practiced in everyday speech (at least not in English-speaking cultures). As a result, beatboxing is incredibly healthy and strengthening for a person's vocal cords, lungs, the pharyngeal muscles, and the musculature of breathing. 

The practice of beatboxing also helps students improve their overall musicianship, as the art requires one to be a careful listener who pays close attention to sound, quality of tone, and rhythmic timing. Beatboxing improves an individual's overall rhythm and timing when playing any instrument, but especially percussive instruments, such as drums or piano. 

Beatboxing, in its natural form, is highly creative and expressive. Similar to the way the greats of jazz, like Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway, would ad-lib a scat in a jazz tune, a beatboxer must have the ability to improvise new sounds and rhythms on the fly, whether beatboxing with a group or in a beatboxing competition on stage. Practicing in-the-moment creativity improves a musician's inventiveness and confidence, as he or she becomes a more and more successful beatboxer. 

The Best Way to Learn Beatboxing and Topics You'll Cover in Beatboxing Classes

Although it's easy to find free beatboxing lessons online, the best way to learn is by studying with a private beatboxing tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive immediate feedback, overcome challenges quickly, and pick up new beatboxing techniques fast. Plus, every lesson with a private tutor is customized to the student's individuals interests and learning level. For example, beatboxing classes for kids are different from beatboxing lessons for adults. Plus, in private lessons, your tutor will enhance your creativity, helping you develop an individual style and sound. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Beatboxing Lessons

If you're new to beatboxing or just a have a little experience, then beginner lessons are right for you. In beginner lessons, you'll be introduced to beatboxing and learn some of the basic techniques to get you started. In beginner beatboxing classes, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Phonetics of beatboxing
  • Fricatives and plosives
  • Forced and unforced plosives
  • Basic sounds: kick, snare, and hi-hat
  • Breath control

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Beatboxing Classes

In intermediate lessons, you'll add new sounds and skills to your beatboxing arsenal. Your teacher will help you work through challenges to improve your overall techniques. Your beatboxing tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Inward vs. outward aspirated sounds
  • Injective and ejective techniques
  • Lip, tongue, and voice warm-ups
  • Drum and bass beat patterns

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Beatboxing Lessons

Students who already know their way around a beat should sign up for advanced beatboxing lessons. In advanced lessons, you'll take your skills to the top, get comfortable on stage, and work on developing your own personal style by inventing techniques and sounds that are unique to you. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend on the student's individual interests, but your instructor might cover the following:

  • Combination sounds
  • Tone and quality control
  • Style development
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Beatboxing Teacher Near You

Finding a beatboxing teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified, skilled, and experienced tutors who offer lessons both online and in person to children and adults. We recommend reading several teacher profiles and student reviews before selecting the beatboxing tutor who's right for you. 

The price of beatboxing lessons varies, but most teachers charge a time-based rate. With a variety of teachers available, you'll find a beatboxing tutor to fit both your schedule and your budget. Regardless of the cost, your lessons will pay off dividends, as you learn new techniques, strengthening exercises, and skills personalized to your vocal abilities. With just a couple of lessons, you'll be surprised by how much your beatboxing skills improve!