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Scott S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Scott S.

4 Reviews
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I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

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Anthony G.
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.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.
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Kojo J.

2 Reviews
South Orange, NJ
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kojo 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, 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 with Djembefola

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Julie G.
Patient and knowledgeable instructor.
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Dr. Dave Y.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dr. Dave Y.

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Dave studied Afro-Cuban Percussion, Percussion and Drums at the University of Northern Colorado, the nation's 3rd largest Jazz school. He brings 17+ years of education and teaching experience t

About Dr. Dave

I've been teaching for over 25 years & I'm pumped to work with you. BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, I've condensed all my beginner-intermediate level teachings into a variety of easy to follow video courses that will save you up to 90% on private lesson costs @ W W W . B I B L E A N D W

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Midi M.
Learned something new! Good practice!
Nathaniel
My son is typically averse to doing structured lessons but after 3 out of 5 beatboxing lessons with Dr. Dave he's asking me to buy another package!
Max H.
Dr. Dave is a rockstar. My son is hooked after one session! Can't wait for our next one!
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Djembe:
A rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. Starting with basics of learning hand techniques, rhythms, tuning, and bass, tone, and slap, which have low, medium, and high pitch, to play along with songs.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Miss A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2002
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Miss A.

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It was a privilege of mine to learn from a master drummer from Guinea, Mohammed Camara. My studies began through classes at Berklee College of Music, and extended in to his personal djembe group lessons where I was given the opportunity to learn soloing along with the rhythms. My lessons are focused on teaching the basics of creating, integrating and manipulating the basic three sounds of djembe music to give students a solid foundation to their future learning. It is a great joy of mine to also teach the rhythms of Kuku, Manjani and Sofa. We will use these rhythms to practice the techniques, but further study in to an intermediate level requires drumming in a group setting. It will be my honor to pass you along to a greater master of djembe drumming than I am, once you've mastered your foundation of technique ;)

Please contact me with any questions.

About Miss Aryiah

Hello fellow musicians and aspiring musicians! Learning music is a lifelong journey, and I'm excited to help you along that path. My lessons are fun, relaxed, and open to a vast potential of learning. We will work on your goals, if you have them, as well as foundations of technique, musicalit

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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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I have been playing drums and percussion for well over 10 years and have a great deal of experience teaching both. I'm happy to teach the complex rhythms of Latin-American and African-based music to novice students of any age or skill level.

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 wha

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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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Average Cost of Djembe Lessons in Ridgewood, NY

The average cost of 60-minute djembe lessons in Ridgewood is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$42 average
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$52 average
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"Aaron is a good instructor. Luckily I practiced quite a bit before hands to be able to catch up with the speed. The video audio quality are not that great though."
David
Took Djembe lessons from Aaron B.
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"Great instructor! I look forward to my lessons"
Patricia
Took Djembe lessons from Aaron B.
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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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"First lesson, can tell we chose the right instructor. Excellent with my child. Knowledgeable.. my 11 year old is excited for more lessons!! :)"
Elijah
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"It was a good experience and she was extremely knowledgeable."
Neil
Took Djembe lessons from Lydia L.
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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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"Patient and knowledgeable instructor."
Julie
Took Djembe lessons from Kojo J.
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"We had fun and are looking forward to our second lesson. Thank you,
Murray"
Margie & Ian
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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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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