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Kojo Ayinde J.

South Orange, NJ
Starting at $25
  • History from Clark Atlanta University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kojo Ayinde J.

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Love Djembe!? Have a child who loves to drum on everything in the house?
Learn all you you need to know to enjoy your personal djembe drum and bring joy to your family and community. Hi, my name is Kojo and I have been teaching children & adults the traditional music of the West African Djembe for a little more than 15 years. I bring my unique experience and teaching style which has been perfected through years of Teaching Artist work in Brooklyn, NY.
Looking forward to making music, and helping you reach your Djembe goals together!

About Kojo Ayinde

My name is Kojo Ayinde Johnson, professional musician & educator with my specific focus on the Djembe orchestra of Guinea, West Africa. I began studying and playing Djembe back in 1992 in NYC with local master drummers between Manhattan & my home town, Brooklyn, NY. Soon after that I began studying

Mariano L.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Senior Soloist-Marimba from Torrance Symphony
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mariano L.

4 Reviews
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My experience as a performer and teacher spans over 25 years of just about every musical style. I believe in creating an environment that is focused on playing music well and where the student can have fun while gaining confidence. It is important to develop functional musicians with good technique, time, and listening skills. We will cover all styles of music from all over Africa and parts of the Middle East.

About Mariano

My experience as a performer and teacher ranges from early music to today's rock and pop, including various percussion instruments from around the world. When studying for my bachelors and masters degrees in music, I did course work in music recording, jazz studies, and music history. In addition,

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Diane B.
Mariano is fun, professional, and knows his craft!
Evan
Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son.
Emma
Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!

Joe M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Joe M.

9 Reviews
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Lesson regiments are tailored to synthesize student goals and musical passions, setting a foundation in the instrument of interest.

Technique and practice-exercises provide the core for study and development (but we won't let that get in the way of the fun!).

My teaching philosophy largely derives from experience with master-drummers of different fields of study; my methods are thus a synthesis of concepts designed to ensure anyones improvement. We all have rhythm!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.

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Kerry K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 80; Female: 7 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded $1,000 from Wright State University
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Kerry K.

7 Reviews
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Originally from W. Africa, the Djembe is a drum for solo and ensembles. Wikipedia says it can be a Solo drum, due to its volume. My experience is usually with groups, i.e. at Sinclair College's choirs, adding interesting patterns and sounds. My approach is similar to Conga, although private lessons will include other interesting aspects of rudiments and if enough people, the possibility for a percussion group or ensemble would be fun and engaging.

About Kerry

Online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University t

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!

Mariano L.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mariano L.

4 Reviews
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Online Djembe Teacher

My experience as a performer and teacher spans over 25 years of just about every musical style. I believe in creating an environment that is focused on playing music well and where the student can have fun while gaining confidence. It is important to develop functional musicians with good technique, time, and listening skills. We will cover all styles of music from all over Africa and parts of the Middle East.

About Mariano

My experience as a performer and teacher ranges from early music to today's rock and pop, including various percussion instruments from around the world. When studying for my bachelors and masters degrees in music, I did course work in music recording, jazz studies, and music history. In addition,

Recent Reviews
Diane B.
Mariano is fun, professional, and knows his craft!
Evan
Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son.
Emma
Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!

Jonathan B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Jonathan B.

3 Reviews
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I take a holistic approach to teaching the Djembe. It is not just about memorizing beats. It is about returning to your natural state where you are in touch with the pulse of life, which is carried through you into the Djembe or anything else you do for that matter. The Djembe's simplicity offers a wonderful invitation for a beginner to return to their knowing of rhythm.

About Jonathan

Aloha, I love music! And I naturally want to share what I love, so that is why I am open to teaching anyone who has a desire to learn. Music helps us embody a natural state of being as we must become balanced in receptivity and action in order perform it. It is such a joyful act done right

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AntonioR
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Very patient, polite, amusing and explains clearly. Excellent teacher over all. :D
EfrainG
Jonathan is a great instructor. I would recommend him to anyone looking to take guitar lessons. He challenges his students and encourages them along the way.
ChrisP3
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John is a brilliant teacher in my opinion for the following reasons:- He seems to be able to identify my own goals better than me- Laid back but still motivational- His ability to explain some of the patterns and relationships, particularly in the way he has made me think about the minor/major scales and how to use them together has been a huge help to me- Everything we do has a point that makes sense and keeps the lessons inspirational and funJohn's relaxed style, encouragement and ability to push me exactly where I need to go really works for me and I would definitely recommend him to anyone with a genuine interest in learning how to really become a better guitarist.

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Average Cost of Djembe Lessons in Ridgewood, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute djembe lessons in Ridgewood is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $70 per hour.
30 min
$38 average
45 min
$51 average
60 min
$62 average

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"Dave is patient and makes learning to play drums fun! He sets expectations that are both challenging and attainable for my 8 year old. I highly recommend him."
Tammy
Took Djembe lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"He's focus, attentive, with a thorough understanding of the pedagogical methodologies required to impart techniques and understanding of traditional Djembe drum!"
Baile
Took Djembe lessons from Kojo J.
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"Friendly teacher! He customizes our lesson according to my needs and really supports me!"
Rebecca
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"I started lessons with Kevin knowing nothing about playing the Djembe. He made broke down the fundamentals and made it easy to learn the basics and then build from them. He gives lots of great advice which helped me get engaged in a local women's drumming group. I credit Kevin's great lessons for getting advanced in that group (Women's Drumming Center/Minneapolis) to the more experienced drum circle. I would recommend Kevin to anyone who wants to take up playing drums of any kind."
marcia
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin F.
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"My kids love and look forward to this class each week. There is no need to push and prod. Excellent engagement by Mr Murray."
Sekani
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Super passionate, knowledgable and a great communicator!"
Mat
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Your going to love having Kevin as your music teacher! He's fun, friendly, patient and experienced! I've seen him perform at several shows around town and he knows how to perform many different styles of music.
Kevin is dedicated to your personal success and will help you reach your individual goals for vocals, guitar, drums, or other areas of music! You won't find a more personable guy with a big heart anywhere! You should totally give him a try!"
Joseph
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"Kevin was a very good Djembe teacher. He was very patient with me and did not rush me when I did not pick it up fast. He made the lesson very fun. Go to this guy"
Michael
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"Excellent experience with my first 2 classes. Murray is patient and dedicated. I look forward to my future classes with him."
Alex
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure."
Anthony
Took Djembe lessons from Scott S.
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