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James S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individua

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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Murray P.

112 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BS from Morgan State University
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Murray P.

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Give anyone a drum and they will instantly know what to do. Drums are meant to be hit, and for those who love to hit things and make loud noises. Bongo drum lessons are an easy way to introduce students to the world of drumming, rhythm and music.

The goal is listening for cues, hearing patterns and feeling rhythm and beat. Ideally, each student has their own drum. Begin with a simple repeat and answer pattern. You hit the drum two times, they repeat. Gradually add to the complexity of the patterns, so they must listen intently. Add some simple rhythms, such as 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1, with a strong emphasis on the 1.

About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well ro

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David
Murray is a great teacher, who challenges you and helps you improve from the very first lesson.
Sekani
My kids love and look forward to this class each week. There is no need to push and prod. Excellent engagement by Mr Murray.
Katherine H.
fun, instructive and patient!
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Aaron B.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 to 86
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Aaron B.

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Hands on technique on basic tones for a variety of drums, most importantly yours.
Learn tuning, tone and intervals.
Stylistic and traditional rhythms as well as exercises to lay a solid foundation to build your skill on. Personal and fun to play at any level and in different styles.

About Aaron

Teaching drums professionally since 1998, Aaron has influenced hundreds of budding musicians to get the most from their instrument. He has studied privately with Rob Laytham (Modern Drummer columnist), Joe Leroux (marching band guru), Gary Chaffe (legendary drummer) and many others throughout the

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Patricia M.
Great instructor! I look forward to my lessons
Julie
Aaron is so great at meeting me where I am musically and giving helpful guidance to progress. I really appreciate his approach.
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Dr. Dave Y.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Bachelor in Management and Leadership from Colorado Christian University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Dr. Dave Y.

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Dave Y. 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 to the table.

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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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!
David S.
Dave is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient an encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Bongos:
Are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. Together with the conga or tumbadora, and to a lesser extent the batá drum, bongos are the most widespread Cuban hand drums, being commonly played in genres such as Cuban son, salsa and Afro-Cuban jazz.
In class we will be focusing on different hand techniques, placement
and rhythms. Starting with the basics, from the first class we will begin to use these techniques to play along with songs.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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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.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.

Ian C.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Bachelors in music performance from Ithaca college
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Ian C.

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Drums are such a great instrument to start on. Having a solid foundation of rhythm goes a long way in music. It transfers to all the other instruments. I like to begin with the basics stick control and rudiments. Drumset is a great place to go after that or hand percussion such as djembe, conga, or hand drums. I also teach steel drums. Lets get you drumming!

About Ian

Hello, I am a musician with over 20 years of experience touring here in the states as well as internationally. I graduated Ithaca college with a BA in music performance. I have lived, performed, and taught music in Nashville TN for the last 15 years. I love to pass on my knowledge of music with my

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Micheline
Another great lesson with Ian this week! 30 minuets go so fast that I will definitely increase to 40 minute sessions next time. Excellent teacher,
Micheline
Ian inspired me with my first lesson, he is very friendly, knowledgeable and an excellent teacher.

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The average cost of 60-minute bongo lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $75 per hour.
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"I was a little nervous at first but Murray made that all disappear. He’s patient & very talented & makes playing a lot of fun. Can’t wait for my nxt lesson."
Susan
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"Murray is awesome and I've only had 1 lesson so far. I love his enthusiasm! Looking forward to my future lessons!"
Stacie
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"My son was very excited and motivated after his first class with Murray."
Eulalee
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"He was awesome. Looking forward to next week"
Annie
Took Bongo lessons from James S.
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"I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement."
Peter
Took Bongo lessons from Ty K.
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"High energy kid + pandemic + this guy = yes. I am 100% grateful that we stumbled onto this teacher. He is awesome."
O
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"fun, instructive and patient!"
Katherine
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"We have had two lessons with Murray. My 8 year old loves her lessons. We have had other teachers in the past and he is by far the best. My daughter is engaged, excited, and is learning quickly. Murray makes learning fun! He encourages and explains and rewards with clapping and laughing!!! He knows his stuff and can relate and engage even over the internet. We love this teacher!"
Anne
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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