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Gio A.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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I have been playing drum kit and percussion for over ten years and teaching for about seven. I've played a little bit of everything - pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska/reggae, blues, jazz, and even musical theater. In addition to drum kit, I can play and teach hand drums (djembe and conga) in contemporary or traditional African, Latin, American styles. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with drummers of all ages and skill levels.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Marc W.

9 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Marc W.

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The percussion family of instruments is the widest and diverse of all, from hand percussions to bells, timbales, shakers, etc...
All involve a unique technique, but they do have a large common approach and require and strong understanding of rhythms and poly-rhythms.
Whatever your final goal I will make sure that you are well prepare and have the appropriate technique.

About Marc

Percussionist and composer Marc W. was born in Switzerland, where he studied classical percussion at the Geneva Conservatory. He has lived in the United States since the 1980's, where he studied composition and mallet technique on the vibraphone at the Berklee School in Boston, then moved to New Yo

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Rae
Marc is extremely patient and passionate about his teaching. Not only does he emphasize the basic techniques for a beginner like me to master, but also make it fun for me. He also tries to motivate me with music theory and history which definitely help me understand the music better and inspire me to master the basics. Marc has an amazingly amount of knowledge in everything else as well, such as physics etc. that shows up in his teaching from time to time, which makes the learning experience much richer!
Brian L.
Marc is an incredibly friendly drum coach who also knows when to push his students to their limits. He has the rare ability to inspire his students so that they perform to the best of their abilities. If you don't sign up with Marc for your next drum lesson, I would suggest re-evaluating your decisions.
Rafal W.
Marc is a great teacher. Classes are always very friendly and productive. In my case, each class begins with a review of progress/practice, and ends with a meaningful and personalized homework. He is also very flexible, sometimes I had to move my classes around and he's always super responsive and understanding. I knew nothing about drums, and I am happy I decided to begin my journey to learn how to play them, with Marc as a mentor!
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David R.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David R.

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I have been working with students of all ages and levels for over 26 years and have learned something meaningful from each and every one them. Nothing makes me happier when I see them getting into great schools and acquiring lucrative jobs that make them happy, My students walk away with tools to not just play a musical instrument but a skill set strong enough to tackle any task.
I am equally versed in performing on and teaching drum-set (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin etc...), all the percussion instruments of the orchestra (ask about my state of the art recording studio where all of these instruments live), and hand drums including congas, bongos, Djembe etc... Anything you can strike scrape or shake is available for study either online or at my studios.

About David

David R. has collaborated with some of the finest talents in pop, jazz and classical music. After joining Barry Manilow’s band in 2003, he has appeared to sold out arenas all over the world and recorded Grammy nominated, Emmy winning and chart topping albums and DVDs. David received two Grammy nom

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Heidi
I was honored to take a hand percussion lesson from David after hearing him perform with a major arena tour and a phenomenal jazz trio!. Although the setting for the lesson happened to be intimidating, David was able to help me focus on my strengths as a player and showed me how to build on them. He excels at building confidence and inspired me to integrate world percussion into my work as an elementary school teacher. I highly recommend him as an educator who knows how to motivate and bring out the best in students. I look forward to taking lessons online in the future!
Shiqi
David taught me since 2011. He is the most handsome, serious, responsible teacher I ever had. He helped me become a well-round musician rather than just a percussion player. To be honest, he is the most suitable teacher for me.
Jack
As an instructor, David exudes the perfect balance of amiability and intimidation. He will inspire you to work your absolute hardest without scaring you away. Personality-wise, he is that happy medium somewhere between Mr. Rogers and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. I studied with David during my college years and 7+ years later I still utilize his concepts in everyday practice. There are many specific stories, ideas and exercises of his that have always stuck with me and come up quite often when I am working on something new or teaching a lesson or class of my own. Whether we were learning orchestral excerpts, 4-way independence, Bach fugues or just playing quarter notes with the metronome, I always left our lessons feeling highly motivated and anxious to practice. It's also great to have a teacher that can blow your mind with his own playing. It might be difficult for some teachers to get students into something like the tambourine or triangle but when he picked one up and casually played some insane rhythms and advanced techniques I was immediately inspired to learn to do the same. Not to mention his drum work on Matt Herskowitz's "Forget Me Not" - some of the things he does on that record still keep me up at night. I'm very grateful for my time as a student of David's and glad I can still learn from him as a friend and colleague!

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Brad B.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded 2016 BCCS Educator of the Year Award from Byron Center Charter School
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brad B.

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Whatever your level, we will dive into great studies of classic fundamentals, technique refinement, mature tone quality, and of course music that YOU love to play.

About Brad

Greeting! I specialize in teaching trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. I have taught music at practically every level from Pre-Kindergarten through college (three years on staff with the band program at Cornerstone University), and have run multiple successful mid/high school band programs o

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Tyler G.
My son really enjoyed Brad as a teacher! He was helpful, positive and engaging.
Caroline
He is helping Noah so much
Tommy
Great instructor!
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Grady T.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Performance Degree from New York University
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Grady T.

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In lessons we'll train technique and theory right alongside the ear with the objective of being able to play from your authentic self.
In addition I studied with the Jazz legend and esteemed educator Stefon Harris (currently leading the Manhatttan School of Music). We will use his innovative theory and ear training techniques to learn the most basic mechanics of music.

About Grady

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every

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Richard
Smart, enthusiastic, patient. I'm an older adult who has some basic piano ability (very basic), and within moments Grady evaluated and then clicked in with my needs. I suspect he would be perfect for children also.
Terry J.
Grady is the most energetic, caring, and fun piano instructor I ever encountered. He is very patient and goes over the basics when needed. As a adult learner, Grady not only meets you where you're at but takes his time to go over any issues you may have. I highly recommend Grady !!!
Terry J.
Grady is very patient. He has a very good sense of humor. Takes his time in explaining why notes are the way they are,especially when you get stuck. Highly recommend Grady to any piano beginner, intermediate and advanced
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Anthony P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 1st Chair All-Region Jazz Band from Texas Region Jazz Band
  • Teaching since 2013
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Anthony P.

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As a kid I remembered the feeling after my first drum lesson and couldn't wait to go back to my next one. My goal is to make YOU a better player and have you continue to strive for success! I adapt to any custom goals that my students want to reach as well as giving you the tools that you need to reach those goals! I look forward to working with you soon! :)

About Anthony

Hello! My name is Anthony Pacheco I am a Drummer/Percussionist from El Paso, TX specializing in teaching Drum-Set, Orchestral Snare, and Marching Percussion. I work as a clinician/tutor at local area middle schools and high schools working with Drum Lines, Symphony Percussionists and Jazz Band Rhyt

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Christine Ponce-Diaz
Excellent, very skilled, and professional instructor! I have taken lessons for a short time and I am already learning so much. He is so helpful and available for any questions or concerns I have about my technique. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
Ricki
Anthony has been a GREAT instructor for my son. He’s easy going, communicates well, and makes my son feel super comfortable. He’s helped him for his tryouts for all region jazz band as well as high school drum line. I highly recommend him.
Jorge S.
My son learned a lot from Anthony. Highly recommend!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Livingston, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Livingston is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $115 per hour.
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"Great teacher!

Henri is great!! He is a super experienced and knowledgable drummer (musician) and teacher. He is extremely patient, has taught me my basics, technique, and is very open to teaching what you want to learn, willing to teach you what you are really interested in musically. At the end of every lesson, he reviews what we learned, writes it and lets me video it so I can practice at home. He has been really flexible, patient, laid back and always down to work on whatever you want but great at coming up with lessons that challenge and excite you as well. I could'nt be more pleased with Henri as a teacher. I always look forward to my lessons."
Nicolle
Took Percussion lessons from Henri B.
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"Awesome first lesson with my 16 year old! Looking forward to many more."
Austin
Took Percussion lessons from Danny S.
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"John is a perfect instructor for my daughter, who is shy & responds to positive yet structured instruction. She is already practicing for next week :)"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher."
Sean
Took Percussion lessons from Andrew M.
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"Yulia is amazing! She taught my son, a beginner who had only played at School of Rock previously, basic technique, reading music, rhythm, and really got him started on the right path. With her kind, friendly, patient teaching style, he was immediately comfortable and learned quickly. With her guidance, 3 years later he is doing great things in high school! Yulia is an absolute gem — a professional who is also a great teacher. We would give her 6 or 7 stars if we could!!"
Alan
Took Percussion lessons from Yulia B.
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"Kevin asked pertinent questions about my background and used that information to tailor the first lesson. He went beyond the scheduled 30 minutes to provide a complete and coherent beginning to my studies: the extra time did not upset my schedule and I appreciated his going beyond to get me off to a good start. Kevin had a lot of stuff to present yet allowed me to interrupt with questions, which he knowledgeably answered. His personality is relaxed and friendly. Observing him with another student before my lesson, I saw that he offered criticism considerately.
My first lesson was a good experience (4 stars). I don't know if he is the best ever (5 stars), but he must be darn close."
Dean
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"My son Christopher received private lessons from Ms. Gartin when she was here at Brennan High School. He learned so much from her and gained such a confidence in himself. She taught him so much, and helped him discover his passion for music. HIGHLY recommend her for lessons! We miss you Ms. Gartin!"
Dawn
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️"
Holly
Took Percussion lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Sarah is a phenomenal teacher. She was an personal instructor for my son for 2 years while here in San Antonio, Texas. My son loved her ability to be personable as well as mold him into a top student that can perform on multiple percussion instruments. Sarah is very professional and talented as well."
Camille
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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