Hello! My name is Rafe (rhymes with safe) and I'm a drummer and drum teacher in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. My wife, two teenagers and two dogs and I have lived in Murfreesboro since 2006. Prior to that I lived in Nashville after moving here from Atlanta in 2001. I come from a long line of singer/songwriters and working musicians. I've been playing drums and percussion since elementary school. My first real drum hero was Peter Criss of KISS! During and after high school I developed the reading and coordination skills to move from marching and orchestral percussion into drum set playing. Along the way I've had the good fortune of knowing and being mentored by some very worthy and accomplished teachers, most notably Jack Dukes of Atlanta, GA who was an early graduate of Musician's ...
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a Master's Degree in Music from the University of Kansas. I have been teaching professionally for over 15 years. When you take lessons from me, you will get a program customized to YOUR needs, not just a one-size-fits-all box. I am well versed in many different styles, from Bach to Rock and lots in between! So let's begin your journey and together we will change the world, one note at a time! *** Lesson Details *** I am currently offering lessons in piano, drums and percussion, and music theory. Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, I can customize a curriculum especially for you! Minimum student age is 6. No maximum :) *** Studio Equipment *** Grand piano Digital piano Synthesizers
While drum set is my forte, I have strengths in keyboard percussion (marimba, xylophone, etc.), timpani, concert percussion, and basic world music. The more well-rounded you are, the better off you'll be!
Whether you're looking to polish up your skills or wanting to pick up a new hobby, I'd love to help you meet your goals! I have a life's worth of experience and knowledge in drumming and music, including a degree from Berklee College of Music. I have an in-home rehearsal studio, but am also willing to travel to you! If you want to dramatically improve your playing and have fun doing so, get a hold of me and let's get started!
OK, everything is percussion! But certain ones require certain techniques.....and this is what I spent my college years doing when I wasn't trying to meet girls. I can help with most Latin drums, all orchestra percussion, and vibes/xylophone/marimba.
As a graduate of University of Memphis (Bachelor of Music, composition/percussion, 1983), I have since been a professional musician for over thirty years, performing in 49 out of 50 United States, Canada, U.K., Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, and on over 100 nationally released recordings. I believe everyone has music inside that needs to be nurtured and shared, so I began teaching contemporary keyboard lessons privately in upstate New York starting in 2010. In 2012 I was invited to be the main keyboard teacher at the Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock NY, whose namesake was the original founder of the School of Rock franchise, and within the first year helped to quadruple the student body, while guiding them through learning the demanding music of Yes, Queen, and Frank Zappa. Now ...
Drums have been such a wonderful supplement to my overall musicianship (piano primarily) that I continually practice my old rudiments and practice random percussion instruments on a daily basis. Even though I do not have a degree in drums, I teach them (and play) well.
I have been teaching drums for 8 years now, and have been fortunate enough to play in many different styles of bands, including alternative, jazz, marching (snare and quints), pop, country and more.
Students can expect rapid growth from my lessons as well as having a great time and enjoying music!
Hello there! My name is Wil. Let me tell you a little about my background. I have studied piano extensively for 17 years and drums for 10+, taught since early high school (2005) and have a degree from Southern Methodist University (2013) in Music Composition, with focuses on jazz and classical piano. I also have played in different alternative, pop, rock, country bands throughout my career as a musician, both as a keyboardist and drummer. I offer any form of lessons, depending on what music style you are trying to play and learn - I have learned all types of music theory, and can play by ear as well! My diverse playing abilities aid in my full understanding and ability to convey music to any age, any style. I love teaching and giving back to the community through sharing and making ...
Cuban, Caribbean, Classical, and Brazilian percussion. Published author and experienced clinician. From very beginners to professional performers welcome.
I've been a professional touring and studio drummer & percussion for over 15 years and have played all over the world. I am also a commercial composer, and clinician. I have taught privately for almost 15 years, but also spent 8 years teaching after-school classes in New York City public schools. I helped run, manage, and taught for Maracatu NY, the first percussion school in North America focusing on northeastern Brazilian percussion for the better part of 6 years and in 2013, published a book titled "Maracatu for Drumset & Percussion" on Hal Leonard Publications. I am a graduate of The New School (NYC, Jazz Studies BFA), and the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy (MI, Classical & Contemporary Percussion performance). I have worked with students from 4 years old all the way to 70 and ...
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