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Rock out with your favorite songs and beats.

About Jordan
*Back to School Sale* I've temporarily lowered my prices to fill a few remaining slots. $10 off or more per lesson. Rates will go up in the Fall! Lock in your price for the rest of the year now!

*Heads Up! I'll be on tour with Brian Setzer for November and December and will only be available for online lessons :)

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching.
2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances.

*Experienced teacher and professional musician.
*Has performed with:
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Great Good Fine Ok, 10,000 Maniacs, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess, Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra.
*Recorded on national tv ads including Coca-Cola, Dreyer's, KFC.
*Over 7,000 private lessons taught to over 300 students.
*More than five years of classr
oom teaching experience in San Diego and Miami-Dade public schools: K-5 general music, middle and high school band, under graduate music history, directing college jazz ensembles
*Students have included: ages 4-96, beginners with no experience, undergraduate music majors, scholarship award winners, members of the San Diego Youth Symphony program, many locals in San Diego, and online students from around the world.

My mission is to provide a positive musical experience for all students. For some this includes rigorous preparation for an audition of some kind, for others it may be an introduction to music fundamentals to foster better listening skills and greater artistic appreciation. All students will be challenged to improve their listening, timing, and technique. All students will learn to play songs that they love.

Students get a minimum of one lesson per week. I am not able to schedule lessons every other week.

Recommendations for best results:
1. Make a three-month commitment to weekly lessons.
2. Practice at least three times a week, for a minimum of 15 minutes each time.
This formula virtually guarantees results. Bring your instrument, music books, and a binder with sheet protectors ☺

*Scheduling policies:
No Cancellations. If the student is unable to attend a lesson as scheduled I will use the time to email a video lesson to the student. Other alternatives: online lesson, reschedule, add time to next lesson (based on availability). Students may put lessons on hold up to once per quarter with at least one week notice.

To continue weekly lessons, students must maintain at least 90% attendance or the time slot may be forfeited.

Good Luck!

Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of former Basie trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. That lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.

In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. In 2013, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.

You can expect a laid back, yet focused environment. Most of all, you can look forward to progress! Hope to see you soon.

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In home beginning music lessons.

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***Scheduling Policy***
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Atiya P. August 6, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
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Scott April 3, 2019
· Trombone · Online
This dude knows his stuff.
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William W. February 7, 2019
· Harmonica · Online
Knows teaching and knows harmonica. Tunes class to students capability and goals. Flexible.
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About Stephen D.

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Hayesville, NC
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I played Snare Drum in the drum line in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band for four years. I am very experienced in rudimental snare drum and can help you learn the 26 basic rudiments as well as the advanced rudiments, and their application. If you're practicing for a drum line audition, I can help you set up a practice schedule, and we can work on your material together. Set yourself a goal and reach it!

About Stephen
Hi, thanks for visiting my profile! I love teaching. I hope you find this information useful. I have over 30 years of combined education and experience performing and teaching percussion and piano. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama,with Piano as my secondary instrument. I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Indiana University, with a Cognate in Jazz Studies. I have taught private percussion, drum set, and piano lessons for over 30 years. I performed for 10 years as a contract percussionist with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. I have performed in orchestras with accomplished musicians including The Moody Blues (Chastain Park), Judy Collins, and Henry Mancini.

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I like my students to have some fun while they learn. I ask that you practice 30 minutes a day, so that you can spend your lesson time learning and moving forward. For piano, I use the Alfred series, as well as the Real Book (jazz standards), and of course sheet music for classical pieces and popular tunes. After three months, you will have learned how to play the basic scales and chords, as well as some introductory classical and popular material. On drums after six months, you will know the first thirteen rudiments and some of the basic rock beats, and you will be playing with some rock ballads. After six months on piano, you will be playing all of the major scales and chords and the basic minor chords. You will be playing some Bach and Mozart, and you will start on some basic jazz standards. On drums, you will have learned most of the 26 basic rudiments, and you will be playing along with some medium tempo rock songs. You will have learned some coordinated independence to start playing jazz and swing styles (which by the way are the building blocks for playing R&B and hip-hop). And you'll enjoy the journey! I enjoy seeing my students grow as they learn. I have had students of mine go on to play in the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, get advanced music degrees, and become recording artists. The former Percussion Instructor at the University of Alabama was my percussion student. While I know that not everyone seeks to play professionally, you will learn the tools to play well. I look forward to teaching you!

Note: I will ask for an adult to be present during the lesson for any minor child (less than 18 years of age).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Front and side entrance upright piano in living room plus drum set, electronic keyboard, seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Drums --- Rock, Jazz
Percussion --- Rudimental, Symphonic
Piano --- Jazz, Jazz Theory, Popular
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Anh H. July 24, 2018
· Piano · In home
Stephen has been a great piano teacher. Both my boys take lessons from him and they enjoy it bery much. He is very clear about what they need to learn. His lessons are well planned and he’s flexible with the learning styles of each student. Sometime we even called him and asked questions after the lessons and he’s very generous and nice to have spent the time to explain things to the boys over the phone.
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Elisha F. July 16, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I've been studying piano with Steve for about a year. I could not be happier with my progress. Steve not only tunes right in to my needs but makes the discipline fun. He is a talented musician, and it's obvious he enjoys teaching music. I feel very fortunate to have him as my teacher.
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Elisha August 1, 2017
· Piano · In home
I had my first lesson with Stephen today and he is an awesome teacher. I've been teaching myself for the last couple of years and was very nervous about playing in front of anyone. He made me feel very comfortable and picked up my needs quickly. He's very flexible and patient. I have full confidence that he will take me to the next level of reading, performing and theory. I'm exited to have found Stephen and look forward to my next lesson.
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About Michael C.

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Chicago, IL
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I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 10 years, and I have been teaching for 4 years. I combine knowledge of contemporary drumming techniques along with applications handed down through other drummers for different learning experiences for students. Whether chosen as a hobby or a possible career route, having an experienced drum teacher is key.

About Michael
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I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 17 years, and I have been teaching for 9 years. I combine knowledge of contemporary drumming techniques along with applications handed down through other drummers for different learning experiences for students. Whether chosen as a hobby or a possible career route, having an experienced drum teacher is key.

*** Travel Equipment ***
snare drum/drum set

*** Specialties ***
All styles including rock, funk, jazz, latin and metal.
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Michael C.

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About Peter M.

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Haverhill, MA
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Find the voice of any drum and make it sing. Students of every level benefit from rhythmic breath and speaking the words of the rhythms. Beginners will find the sounds of the drum, learn the language used to explain patterns, and quickly memorize rhythms by name. Everybody learns differently, we will write, speak, feel, or clown around until you fully grasp the rhythm. Intermediate and advanced students will benefit from a variety of techniques from around the world to employ to make even familiar patterns sound fresh.

About Peter
I am a student of various great drum teachers from many backgrounds. Experienced players enjoy jamming with me, but I have been told that I am especially gifted at helping beginners feel comfortable finding rhythms and sounds out of any instrument, including the human body. Rhythmic breathing is made simple and encouraged from the start. Tones and drum patterns can be explained verbally or written mathematically. Students remember the patterns forever, as well as gaining comfort in playing with other drummers or instruments. Odd time signatures or complicated songs can be tackled and easily learned. Use any drum or percussion instrument you have! Recordings are encouraged if you like!

Peter grew up in Chicago, raised to love soulful music. A graduate of Northwestern University's Performance Studies program with a focus on Theatre and
Media Arts, Public Speaking, and Ethnology. Designing percussion for stage and dance lead to studies and teaching of North and West African, Middle Eastern drum, Caribbean/South American and Asian drum and percussion rhythms. First hand experience has been gained by living in Morocco and South Korea for nearly a year each, studying and documenting folk music.
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Wael April 20, 2016
· Hand Drums · Online
Great teacher, great class
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Eli I. September 14, 2015
· Hand Drums · In home
Great lesson!
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About Darrell V.

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Austin, TX

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Snare drum and drum kit.

About Darrell
Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to
) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Whatever level they are at when I start with them, I guide their efforts into bringing the students up to a certain level of comprehension regarding the mathematical aspects of music and how it relates to their instruments. This understanding of theoretical principles of sound allows the students to play any style of music they wish, no matter how their tastes may change throughout their lives.

Curriculum Gradation:
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Reading/Writing notation
Tone development
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Music theory
Playing by ear
Improvisational techniques
Finding your signature style
Expression/Lyricism
Composition/Arrangement
Project Management
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Natalie Watson June 18, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.
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Trien B. March 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
Darrelia a good teacher. He is very knowledgeable and fun to work with. We would like to book him for a next 5 weeks.
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Harvill W. February 18, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Gave detailed assignments/homework to help learn reading script music. Great insight into stumbling blocks to avoid. Measured my effective voice range. Easy to get along with and very encouraging to a basic beginner. I told him I understand why his students gave him rave reviews.
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About Christopher B.

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Bellingham, MA
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Come prepared to learn, work hard, and have fun! I've been teaching private students in the local area for several years. Together we'll work on improving your basic and advanced technique to make playing more natural and comfortable. We'll also work on songs of all genres and of your choice to expand your playing abilities. Whether you're looking to continue professionally or just play along with your favorite tunes, we'll work together to get you where you want to be

About Christopher
Hello! My name is Chris B. and I'm excited for the opportunity to work with you! I have extensive teaching and performance experience throughout New England, and I'm excited to use my skills and experience to help you learn and achieve.

I've recently graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhode Island College, and am continuing pursuit of a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. I've studied Classical Percussion with Michael DeQuattro at Rhode Island College, as well as drum set with Michael Odabashian, drummer for Zander Bleck and Kicking Harold. I've performed solo and with many groups in New England and abroad, including, but not limited to: the New England Intercollegiate Band, the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, and American Music Abroad's 2013 Liberty Tour of Europe.
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About Patrick R.

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Philadelphia, PA

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I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.

I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing

About Patrick
7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions:
- Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance
- Drexel University: Westphal college of media
- Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program

Drumming for over 25 years.
Performed acoustic and/or electronic drums on over 12 recordings
Rehearsed and performed local or touring in over 10 bands.

Electronic instrument service/customization for 10 years.

Since 2016, I've given drum-lessons my home studio; teaching rock/jazz/metal/rap and more to students 6 and up.

Presently on staff at Philadelphia School of Rock.

Expertise in drum machines for fresh perspectives on kit or computer.

With training in Psychology and Dance, I teach RHYTHM for exercise and meditation as much as for musical empowerment
and expression.
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Patrick R.

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About John O.

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Drum is the key to music, music is life. I believe with my lessons on drums, they will be more people to do good to life with music. I teach all kind of drums, even the local drums( talking drum and so on). I can also make you learn how to make new beats even without a drumset.

About John
Hi, I'm John but you can call me drumjo, I have been playing drums since my birth, I grew up with big instrumentalists.. I had no choice than to pick one instrument to learn. I also loved music and that's was then I defined drum as the pillar of music. I started teaching not long ago but Honestly every single person I've thought are 95% already. Drums not hard you just need to pay attention to everything and you'll get it . I look forward to having a lot of you grow as pro drummers through my lessons. Thanks
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John O.

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About Sarek G.

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San Antonio, TX

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Students will be challenged inside and outside of lessons. Feel free to ask any questions along the way and make sure to have a binder for all of the exercises I will send you! I am looking forward to making music together.

About Sarek
Hello, I am a professional musician that performs, composes, teaches, and produces music. I live and work in San Antonio, TX which is where some of the best tacos on Earth are made.

I have a B.M. in Music Education from UTSA and a M.M. in Percussion Performance from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. My main instrument is percussion and I specialize in orchestral, jazz, and drum set performance. I have a passion for piano, guitar, bass, and music theory which I also teach.

Students can expect to have more freedom with the path of our curriculum since each student brings different needs to their lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Sarek G.

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About Logan W.

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Collegedale, TN

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Hi! My name is Logan Wall and I have been playing the drums for going on 9 years. I am mostly self taught but also played in a symphony type band. I can play all genres of music and love teaching people how to play drums and read music. I can't wait to teach you how to play :)

About Logan
Hello! My name is Logan Wall and I am a sophomore at Southern Adventist University.

I have been playing drums for 9 years and played in symphonies, rock and pop bands, and have taught lessons before. I am well versed in music theory and love teaching other people how to play.

I am a second degree black belt and have been practicing taekwondo for 9 years. I have run multiple classes.

I look forward to teaching you :))
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Logan W.

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