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Victor-Andres C. Boston, MA

About Victor-Andres

I'm a very friendly and easygoing instructor. My philosophy in teaching music is to show the student musical elements that can be put into practice right away, which can be used in a context to have a solid reference of the progress made. *** Lesson Details *** I strongly believe that in a learning process it is essential to experience results so that the motivation is there from the start. That is not to say that thing come easily to us, everything takes time and effort, but it is very positive to learn in ways where we can apply what we have learned to real life right away. This also goes hand in hand with spending the right amount of time practicing and studying, I put a very strong emphasis on this and I make sure the student is always understanding and advancing. For that, I strive

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Jessica R. May 3, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
GREAT w/ KIDS!!!

VIctor, is a great instructor and my son (6yrs old) really likes him! He is patient and easy to follow. His rythms are fun to learn and he breaks them down very well. He is also very reliable and understanding if last minute change of plans arise. I would recommend Victor to any age group... After my son masters the drums with Victor we are looking to start guitar next. My son and I highly recommend! VICTOR, thanks so much for being so great! PS we started drum lessons in Dec 2012 and are still going strong as of May 2013.
Shawn M. Newtonville, MA

About Shawn

Hello! I am a professional working drummer with over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. My current band, Eight To The Bar, has been the winner of Best Band Connecticut for the past 5 years straight. We perform internationally in many venues, including festivals, casinos, and concert halls. The repertoire is diverse and challenging, drawing on the traditions of R&B, Swing and Motown. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons with me will be fun and constructive. I gear my lesson plan to your individual needs with a strong focus on fundamental technique, proper grip and stroke as well as helping you find your balance and relaxation behind the kit through posture and ergonomic set- up. We will be able to explore the techniques of your favorite drummers. Through my wide range of ...

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Lea F. December 26, 2012
Verified Student
Shawn teaches according to the learners needs .

Shawn reamined patient and thoughful during the instruction process.
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TinaB2 November 26, 2011
Shawn is great with my son who is 4.5 y/o..patience is everything when it comes to kids and he has tons of it!! My goal is for my son to be introduced to an instrument and have fun with it at this stage!!!
Danilo H. Roxbury, MA

About Danilo

Danilo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and currently based out of Boston. He has maintained an active and successful performing career as a member of the groups Debo Band, The Superpowers, Rubblebucket, Full Tang and Watchout Kompa. Danilo has studied classical trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as percussion and drums with other esteemed faculty members (Rakalam Bob Moses, Jamey Haddad). In addition to his conservatory training, Danilo has studied traditional West African drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana. Danilo has performed at many of the premier venues and festivals throughout North America including: Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival, ...

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Cynthia O. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Danilo is the Best

Danilo is enthusiastic and fun. My son likes him very much and is learning a great deal. He enjoys his lessons. I think Danilo is a great match for my son - this is why I drive for one hour to get to the lessons and up to two and a half hours to get back home. (Traffic).
Danilo is a great teacher and very talented musician!! I'm thrilled we found him!
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Bior G. March 25, 2013
Trumpet
Verified Student
Great teacher, really talented

I have worked with Danilo for a few weeks and look forward to every lesson. Not only is he very talented, he is patient, attentive, and really works with you on getting the best out of every lesson. I would reccomend him to anyone looking to start an instrument or to get back into playing an instrument.
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Jenny H. February 14, 2013
Trumpet
Verified Student
Danilo has not only taught my son trumpet, he has taught him to love music.

Danilo is a gifted teacher as well as an excellent musician. He tailors each lesson to my son's inclinations and interests while moving him along towards greater mastery of the trumpet. He encourages my son's curiosity and has conversations with my 10-year-old that touch on pretty sophisticated musical ideas. I cannot recommend Danilo more highly. He is patient, kind and always well-prepared for each lesson which builds on the work from the week before.
Jeff B. Jamaica Plain, MA

Snare drum technique, rudiments, sight reading, technique building exercises.

About Jeff

Primarily a drummer/percussionist, Jeff B. has been studying, performing, and teaching music for 15 years. Working mostly as a free improviser, rock, and jazz musician, Jeff has been performing in and around Boston and the Northeast for the past two years in a variety of bands. He has been actively involved in the Boston underground rock and experimental music scene, playing in and around the city in venues and house shows playing drums, percussion, keyboards, and electronics. He has toured regionally and nationally. Teaching Philosophy: Learning to listen, open ears, and creative musicality are the end goals for all students. Learning technique is simply a stepping stone toward those goals. Students will discuss the music that moves them and will explore how to make it. Lessons will ...

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Jill A. January 31, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Professional Drum Instruction

Jeff is very professional, reliable, patient & knowledgable. I am very pleased with his teaching style and would recommend him to friends and family.
Gavin W. Allston, MA

About Gavin

I studied with Mike Mangini, Rod Morgenstein, and Kenwood Dennard at Berklee and I also play drums in Bent Knee. I also play guitar and bass, record my own music, and love songwriting. *** Lesson Details *** For Drums: I teach beginning to advanced players. We can work on stick control, rudiments, various styles and grooves, songs you would like to learn, reading music, and just about anything on the kit. For Bass: I teach beginning to intermediate players, we can work on music fundamentals such as scales and modes, finger style slap bass, funk and rock grooves, and reading music. I also idolize Les Claypool and Flea, so if you would like to learn about their playing, I would love to teach it! For Guitar: I specialize in teaching beginners. We can work on the basics of the ...

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Tom G. September 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Gavin was a highly insightful teacher, he took me from never having held a pair of sticks to being able to play "Basket Case" by Green Day (It's my favorite song).
Super nice and fun to learn from.
Dr. Jonathan U. Franklin, MA

My particular area of specialization, students interested in studying within this broad range of instruments can study with me on drumset, hand percussion (and stick percussion including timbales, cowbells and agogo), mallet instruments, and classical percussion. We will study technique, time, tone, tuning, authentic performance within a range of genres, sight-reading, functioning within an ensemble (including orchestrating parts, musical support of the piece being performed, and working within a rhythm section), and improvisation.

About Dr. Jonathan

I have extensive training (including a doctorate) and experience as a performing musician, ensemble director, and teacher including 13 years of private instrumental instruction. My primary instruments are drumset, mallet percussion, and hand percussion, and I have additional experience teaching piano, bass guitar, and jazz harmony and improvisation.

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Tracy N. January 5, 2015
Drumset · In studio
I took drum lessons from Jon U. for a little over a year, and loved it. The only reason our lessons stopped is because he moved.

On our first day, Jon's first question to me was, "What do you hope to learn from me and these lessons?" I couldn't read music and I had no rhythm, and that's all I hoped to learn. I was in my forties, and wanted this to be a hobby; it was never going to be anymore than that, but Jon didn't treat this as boring or a waste of his time.

Jon was patient, professional, fun. And he was a *teacher.* Each time I mastered an assignment, he'd write me a more difficult one, and I learned more about music and became a better player than I ever thought I would.

Jon isn't just qualified to teach the mechanics. He has a Ph.D., and my favorite part of our lessons was simply discussing what's "behind" the playing: the theory behind it; what it means; viewing and contemplating what music is and what it means to us. How it changes us.

Good musicians don't always make the best instructors, but Jon U. is one of the rare ones. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Sam O. December 17, 2014
Drumset · In studio
I took lessons with Jonathan for about 2 years. I had never played the drums before and he did a great job of teaching me. His teaching style is great. He manages to make the dry stuff fun and keep your attention, and he is very willing to change up his plans to help you get to your goals.

The atmosphere during lessons is great as well. Taking lessons with Jon is very comfortable and relaxing, so it becomes very easy to open up and really get into the drumming.

Couldn't recommend lessons with him any more.

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