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Matthew H.

Matthew H.

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..
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Nicole is great! She's very patient

Raz (Percussion lessons with Nicole C.)

Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan.

Jo Ballem (Percussion lessons with Karen D.)

I have a basic sense and feeling of rhythum but studying under kevin has yielded amazing results. I may not be the next star drummer but he really helped me hone my skills... he comes highly recommen

Greg (Percussion lessons with Kevin J.)

Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and giv

Carson Gavin (Percussion lessons with Matthew H.)

Nicole is great! She's very patient

Raz (Percussion lessons with Nicole C.)

Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan.

Jo Ballem (Percussion lessons with Karen D.)

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Percussion Lessons

When you think of percussion instruments, you might think of your favorite rock band’s drum set. However, the first percussion instruments were actually idiophones made from mammoth bones that date back to 70,000 B.C.! These instruments have a long and varied history, and it’s high time you learn all about them.

That’s where we can help. Here at TakeLessons, we offer in-person and online percussion lessons, where our certified tutors teach students everything there is to know about these fascinating instruments. In fact, our students say we offer some of the best online percussion lessons around! Sign up with us today.

Certified Percussion Teachers

Have you ever studied a subject and suddenly it just clicked for you? That’s what our private percussion teachers strive to make happen every time! Our percussion tutors are committed to your success, helping you every step of the way to ensure you receive the best possible instruction.

We only work with certified and background-checked percussion teachers. When you’re ready to select one of our expert teachers, browse through each person’s profile. Learn about their background and qualifications, schedule, and rates. Our lessons range in price, from $15 to $117 an hour, depending on what you have in mind. The average cost of an hour-long session is $57.

Once you’ve found a teacher who aligns with your preferences, decide where and when you’d like to meet. From there, all you need to do is pick your preferred package and you’ll be well on your way to mastering percussion instruments!

Percussion Online Lessons for All Ages

At TakeLessons, we have some students who come to use fresh out of elementary school, eager to learn their way around percussion instruments. We also see middle-aged parents and recent retirees who are looking to pick up a new musical hobby. The good news is our percussion teachers can teach students of all ages!

Not only can everyone learn to play percussion, but they can also benefit from playing, too. Music can improve all kinds of cognitive skills in children and adults alike. That’s reason enough for us to offer percussion lessons for kids, adults, and seniors. It’s never too late to begin learning something new!

Percussion Lessons for All Levels

Just as we welcome students of all ages, we also invite students of all skill levels to join our lessons. Our tutors work with students who have never picked up a pair of drum sticks as well as students who have taken percussion lessons for years.

Our tutors understand that every student comes to the table with a different experience, so we customize our lesson plans based on their specific needs. We offer percussion lessons for beginners to accommodate those just starting out and advanced sessions for more proficient drummers. With us, anyone can expand their percussion skills!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Percussion Lessons

Your beginner percussion teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to drum and percussion notation
  • How to play your instrument
  • Proper posture
  • Understanding time signatures
  • Keeping basic beats and marching

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Percussion Lessons

You'll learn new techniques and develop your style. In intermediate percussion lessons, you might cover the following topics:

  • Accented 16th notes and timing
  • Double beats
  • Rolls
  • Mallet techniques
  • Dynamics

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Percussion Lessons

Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your instructor might cover some of the following topics:

  • Improvisation and soloing
  • Developing individual style
  • Navigating the music business
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

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At TakeLessons, we’re committed to making learning percussion easy and hassle-free. We’re so excited for you to start learning with us that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Signing up for our in-person or online percussion lessons is simple. Select your tutor and schedule and then pick your package!

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What are percussion lessons?


Our percussion lessons refer to classes where you have the opportunity to learn one-on-one with a private tutor. You have the option of taking sessions where you can meet with your tutor face-to-face in person or online percussion lessons that let you learn via our virtual platform.

Whichever format you choose, our lessons are geared toward helping you achieve your musical goals. No matter where you’re starting from, our private tutors will provide you with the individualized attention you need to excel at this subject.

Is percussion hard to learn?


It depends. To some, percussion can be challenging because learning to drum requires your hands and feet to do different things at the same time. While it might seem tricky at first, when you work with a private tutor, you’ll get the hang of these instruments in no time.

Your tutor will start with introductory material, such as proper posture and drum notation, to ensure you have the fundamental skills to improve. You’ll receive step-by-step guidance catered to your preferences to help you master playing percussion. As long as you’re committed to studying and practicing on a daily basis, you shouldn’t find percussion instruments too difficult to learn.

How do I get started in percussion?


Signing up for our percussion lessons is easily one of the best ways to get started in the world of percussion. The reason why is that you get paired up with a certified tutor who is committed to helping you learn these instruments. If you don’t have prior musical knowledge, your tutor will start with the basics to help you create a strong foundation for expanding on your skills.

At TakeLessons, we welcome students of all levels to join our sessions. This means anyone can start learning, no matter where they are in their percussion journey.

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