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Matthew H.

155 Reviews
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Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
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Matthew H.

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Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately.
2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake -

Teaching Percussion Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Beginning to Intermediate Percussion lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, percussion is the backbone or "foundation" to
any hit song.

I break down percussion to its most basic rudiments so that
you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling
along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Angie
Matthew is the best music teacher I’ve ever had! I learn so much every week and am extremely grateful for his ability to break things down for me in a way that I can understand.
Sam
my first guitar lesson with Matt was a blast! he knew exactly how to get me up and running given my level of experience which is beginner but not zero. can't wait to continue working / playing with him. he also honed right in on my love of tom petty and we started learning face in the crowd. so much fun.
Brian
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Tracy D.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian University
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Tracy D.

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I can help students who are wanting to be in marching band and symphonic/orchestra. I have hand drums and various auxiliary percussion instruments, including tambourines, triangle, shakers, maracas, claves, a cabasa, etc. I also have a xylophone for students who want to learn mallet instruments, and I am well familiar with both the Burton and Stevens grips. I can help those who are wishing to compete in band contests, as well.

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 t

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Tristyn
Tracy is easy to talk with and really cares about your personal learning. Great teacher!
Katie
Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums.
Cooper P.
I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more.
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Kevin S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Music Performance from California State University, Fullerton
  • Awarded 2014 WGI PIW World Champion from WGI- Winter Guard International
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kevin S.

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I want to help you be the best percussionist you can be. With percussion, there are so many different instruments to play but what ties it all together is the technique you use to play the instruments.

Here’s my secret! To get the best, most resonant sound out of any instrument I strike. That’s it.

How you do that is dependent on the instrument, the mallet choice, the striking area, the touch, and many other factors. I want to help you with these so you can progress faster, learn how to think about these choices quicker and easier, so you can make BETTER music FASTER!

About Kevin

Hi there! I've been drumming for 14 years and teaching for 6 years! I've taught elementary students through college age and beyond. I love seeing my students grow and learn and pursue music from a place of interest, passion, and enjoyment! Music has given me so many opportunities like traveling

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Lisa
He is very knowledgeable and you can tell he works with kids. My daughter looks forward to lessons and can see big improvement each week. He is always asking about her current music goals and upcoming auditions. One of her goals was to make jazz band and she did, playing the trap set on a song at the winter concert.
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Aaron C.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aaron C.

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Teaching percussion instruments typical in a school band or orchestra.

About Aaron

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. I

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Claire U.
Fantastic, patient, and effective teacher. He's very positive and encouraging with my active 8-year-old and I am amazed at how far she's come in almost a year. Wow! He also makes lessons fun and challenging, meeting the students at their level. Great instructor, highly recommend!
Chris
Aaron is great with my child. He's patient and encouraging.
Bennett Ross R.
Aaron was patient and engaging with my 4 y/o son. The class was a blast!
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Grady T.

29 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Performance Degree from New York University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Grady T.

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In lessons we'll train technique and theory right alongside the ear with the objective of being able to play from your authentic self.
In addition I studied with the Jazz legend and esteemed educator Stefon Harris (currently leading the Manhatttan School of Music). We will use his innovative theory and ear training techniques to learn the most basic mechanics of music.

About Grady

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every g

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Junko
Grady is a fantastic teacher. My 11-year-old son has been learning xylophone from Grady for a year and is still excited about his weekly lessons and loves it. Grady introduces my son to the joy and creativity of music.
Isaac
Grady rocked it! Our grandson was immediately comfortable and Grady gentlly but firmly moved him along (including solfege) so he was beaming and playing Twinkle by the end of the lesson. The communication through (and by) TakeLessons is great, so we easily jumped on to the lesson.
Patrice C.
Fantastic!!!
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Nicole C.

136 Reviews
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  • Master's from Dowling College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Nicole C.

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Able to teach effective techniques for all percussion from Glockenspiel, Cajon, Bongos, Congas, Djembe, etc. Bring your drum and we will make magical rhythms.

About Nicole

Nicole grew up in a small town on Long Island, New York. She had an active young mind with a love for music and rhythm. Luckily, she began her musical journey with private piano lessons at age five. Having lessons this young certainly helped her understand the student experience of learning how t

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Brooke
Nicole is an excellent teacher. Her versatility as a musician brings tremendous depth and value to her lessons. Her teaching style is collaborative and dynamic. My 10-year-old daughter absolutely loves taking drums lessons from Nicole!
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Sherry
Thank you so much :) Wish you well

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The average cost of 60-minute online percussion lessons is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $115 per hour.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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"Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him."
Dr. Craig
Took Percussion lessons from Michael J.
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"Great working with Mr. Piper."
Tamaro
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"My son said Mr Murray was fun and very nice. He did not get upset when my son made a mistake which my son was happy about. My son is really looking forward to more lessons with Mr. Murray and excited about percussion"
Nathaniel
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"My 11 year old son lost his drum teacher, and we found TakeLessons online. The hardest part is choosing a teacher because many are all top notch 5-Star rated. I picked Tracy D. seemingly at random!

What a lucky draw it turned out to be. Tracy is a real pro, with a great personality. It took my son less than a few minutes before he was comfortable, having fun, and learning new things (he has 1 year experience).

I’ve been a part time musician for over 40 years, and I can tell you when I meet someone that is a true professional musician and the right person to teach my son. That is this exceptional woman."
Cooper
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Charlie
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Kevin is a fantastic instructor!

I have been taking private lessons from Kevin for two years now as we'll as receiving instruction in Band for the last three years. Kevin not only is an incredible percussionist himself, but he has a knack for being able to convey ideas to students that they can understand. New and better approaches to teaching rhythm, personalized lesson planning to suit a student's needs, and a vast knowledge of music from years of professional experience are just a few things that Kevin brings to the table. If you're looking for a percussion instructor, I would highly recommend Kevin as your first choice!"
Nick
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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