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Tracy D.

Edmond, OK

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in the OKC district. I have recorded in the studio also, and I enjoy doing a bit of my own production. Rocking on stage is my favorite activity! I can teach you how to be an integral part of a band and play along to your favorites. I enjoy bringing out the best in a student and teaching to his/her s
trengths. Let's run!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very easygoing and patient teacher. I fully understand that the drum set requires a high level of coordination, and I am mindful of this while working with students. I will begin with proper grip and stroke technique as well as the use of a metronome. I will teach the student to read rhythms and drum set notation. I know how to isolate difficult patterns, break them down into understandable parts, and reintegrate them into a piece. I like to use the music that a student enjoys to relate to the written music. I have found YouTube to be an indispensable tool for this, and my students have responded very well. I will work on snare drum technique as well, because it is the primary voice on the set, and the touch and nuance required to play it well relate to the set as well. I will tailor my instruction to suit the student's learning style and preferences. I want to make the learning fun, so I will help the student quickly gain the basic skills to play along with their favorite bands. This promotes musicality as well as solid time. It will also aid in transcription, which will come with development and is a valuable tool. I will use this in tandem with technique-building exercises to form a well rounded musician. I believe that a student should have a familiarity with his/her instrument, so we will also go over the anatomy and tuning of the set. Above all, music should be fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ drum set, hand drums, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a practice pad, snare drum, and sticks. If a student wishes to have drum set lessons in his/her home, that instrument should be there.
**Please note** I do have a drum set in my home.

*** Specialties ***
For the drum set, I am the most experienced in rock, country, and bluegrass styles. I am comfortable with both Stevens and Burton grips for mallet instruments.

1. *** See my article on drum set tips! ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-read-drum-sheet-music
2. ***See my article about the benefits of learning drums as an adult.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-to-drum-as-an-adult
3. *** See my article on Efficient Practice Methods. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-practice-drums-z07
4. *** See my article on Coordination Exercises. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/hand-eye-coordination-exercises-for-drummers-z07
5. *** See my article on Snare Drum Basics. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/5-exercises-to-master-snare-drum-basics-z07
6. *** See my Gear Guide article on drum sticks. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/which-drum-sticks-are-the-best-z07
7. *** See my Gear Guide article on Drum Sets. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/best-drum-set-brands-z07
8. *** See my Gear Guide article on cymbals. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-cymbals-z07
9. ***See my article about different grips.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-hold-drum-sticks-z07
10. **See my article about drum apps. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/apps-for-drummers-z07
11. **See my article about drum thrones. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-thrones-gear-for-drummers-z07
12. **See my article about nailing performances.**
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-performance-tips-z07
13. ***See my article about rudiments.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/7-essential-drum-rudiments-z07
14. ***See my article about tuning your drums.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-tuning-z07
15. ***See my article about reading drum charts/tabs.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-charts-for-beginners-z07
16. ***See my article about different types of sticks/effects.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/types-of-drum-sticks-z07#comment-910418
17. ***See my article about Bass Drum Technique.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/bass-drum-technique-z07
18. ***See my article on Snare Drum Technique.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-snare-drum-z07
19. ***See my article on Fills.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-fills-z07
20.*** See my article on Different Drum Types.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/guide_to_different_types_of_drums_z07

Recording Credits: "The Mary Rose" and "Normandie" from the album, Demos and Premiers, by Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham
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Cab B. November 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy was very welcoming and patient! She asked music my son liked to increase interest and took the lesson from there!
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Gayla A. September 12, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
She is the best!
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Gayla A. September 12, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
She is the best!
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Tracy D.

Tracy D.

Edmond, OK 73003
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Chris W.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Chris

Hi, there! My name is Chris and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students prepare for auditions, learn the fundamentals of brass playing, and grow as musicians. I went to Mercyhurst University and earned a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Music Education in 2009. I'm a passionate and determined person and my teaching style is goal oriented, encouraging, and personalized. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Kyle S. January 24, 2017
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Awesome first lesson! My son is so excited for the second!

Thanks,
Chris
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Sarah L. November 14, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
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Celine November 2, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Chris is an amazing teacher and musician. I have had online trumpet lessons with him and it really helped me become better with techniques I didn't really learn about with other teachers. I would really recommend him as a musical instrument teacher, if it's for both beginners or advanced players.
Thank you for your help Chris.
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Chris W.

Chris W.

Oklahoma City, OK 73120
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$20 / 30-min
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Michele W.

Norman, OK

About Michele

I am a passionate cellist and instructor who loves working with students of all ages and abilities and helping them discover a love for music as well. I graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a string emphasis, and a Master's degree in Cello Performance in May 2016. My teachers include Jenna Dalbey of the Tetra String Quartet, Thomas Landschoot of the Sonoran Chamber Music Series, and Jonathan Ruck of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. I have been playing cello for 14 years and during that time I accompanied a choir during a high school festival, performed
with the ASU Symphony, performed two solo cello recitals in college and had quartet coaching with the St. Lawarence String Quartet and Julliard Quartet. In addition to my cello experience, I also have been playing violin for 7 years and viola for 3.
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Paul L. February 14, 2017
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher. She knows what she's saying and is very patient.
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Hannah H. September 17, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Michele is a wonderful teacher. I was worried about my preteen daughter because she is so shy but Michele is so much fun. She gently encourages, is full of smiles and praise and she brings out the little musician in my child. I'm not sure if best instructor is fair since it is our first time with private lessons but I it would be really hard to beat this one and we don't intend to try.
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Megan S. June 5, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Nice, energetic teacher. Good with young students.
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Michele W.

Michele W.

Norman, OK 73072
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jazman N.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Jazman

I've been teaching voice lessons sporadically for the past few years. It's now time to take what I love and do it full time. I am a soon to be graduate of Langston University with a bachelors in Music Education. I have received voice training from some of the best in my area. I love music and want to share my passion and the techniques I've been given with others.
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Jazman N.

Jazman N.

Oklahoma City, OK 73119
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Tingting Y.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Tingting

Hello! My name is Tingting and I can't wait to meet you here in Oklahoma! I started teaching private (and in music center) lessons since I was in my Bachelor and have loved helping my students achieve their goal, either for the interest, or for grade exams, or simply just want to learn some pop songs! I have a Bachelor and Master's degree in Music (major in piano performance) and a second Master in Piano accompaniment as I love collaborating with other musicians. Well I have a fourth one in Collaborative Piano, that is a Post- Master degree. I was a full time piano teacher in Lang Lang's first
music school in Shenzhen,China for two years and that was some really valuable experience for me. I have taught students from 3 to 18 years old, all levels, from beginners to university music department extrance exam.I've taught adults too. I'm a nice and patient person, and I would love to make your piano learnign more fun! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Emily S. January 24, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Oh I love TingTing, she's so sweet and so patient! I'm so excited to learn more!
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Tingting Y.

Tingting Y.

Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(1)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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