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Jessica R.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • A.A. from Saint Petersburg College
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Jessica R.

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I love to show students how to play the Steel Pan! It is incredibly fun, rewarding, and is a skill you can use to make money in the Tampa Bay Area!

I focus on practical skills, getting songs under your belt and teach you how to learn new music on your own so you can be successful!

If you're looking for a hobby, the Steel Drum is a beautiful instrument that not only sounds wonderful in any home, but is also a great conversation starter with friends and family. Everyone loves the Steel Drum.

About Jessica

Hi! My name is Jessica If you're looking for an enthusiastic teacher who loves her students (and may be a little bit nerdy), look no further! I teach voice, piano, ukulele, and steel drums. Pasta, my dogs, and the color green are all the greatest things in life. Music is a personal journe

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James J.
Great instruction. Very positive. Seems like just what I've been looking for in a teacher.
Chelsea S.
Jessica is professional and very talented at what she does. She has an incredible amount of enthusiasm for music and empowering others to expand their musical knowledge. I highly recommend taking lessons with Jessica and experiencing her fun-loving spirit and expansive musical knowledge.
Lyvie S.
Jessica is a top-notch teacher. Our lessons have been super fun and I am extremely pleased. She is very patient and accommodates her teachings' style to my learning style. I strongly recommend her. As a matter of fact, I plan to study ukulele with her soon.
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Michael C.

21 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts in Music Education from Philadelphia University of the Arts
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Michael C.

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Students should expect to be challenged. First we start by identifying and labeling all the notes and their names. After learning the notes and how to strike the instrument will move on to learning scales and building chords from those scales. Once we can play some scales and chords we will begin learning your favorite music.

About Michael

Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high sc

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Shane
Excellent, goes above and beyond. Provides you with extra materials to help prepare you for next and future lessons.
Karl
I am very new to the instrument. Michael is patient and teaches me a lot of new knowledge to learn and practice.
Françoise C.
First day was great!!!
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Steel Drum:
A modern pan is a chromatically pitched percussion instrument made from 55 gallon industrial drums that formerly contained chemicals. The pan is struck using a pair of straight sticks tipped with rubber; the size and type of rubber tip varies according to the class of pan being played. The student will learn the basics of notes,
reading, rhythms, how to play songs, theory and improvisation.

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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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!

Kevin F.

19 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaching since 1988
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Kevin F.

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Discounted online lessons while we work through the Covid-19 crisis! Take 33% off usual rates for March and April!

I have played Pan for 26 years and love to help others learn how fantastic the instrument can be!

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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I am very happy with Kevin. He taught me a lot on the first class. He's very kind and patient in teaching me. I felt very at ease with him. I'm glad I chose him as my steel drum teacher. I highly recommend him!
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Ian C.

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Starting at $42
  • Bachelors in music performance from Ithaca college
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

Sterling S.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Sterling S.

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I am a professional steel pan player born in the islands of Trinidad & Tobago where the steel-pan was invented i have my own steel -pan entertainment company and has been playing for over 45 years i started at the age of eight.

I have thought countless of young and old people how to play the steel drum/steel pan my latest development for teaching is an app called steel pan tutor. my student will receive a free version of this app in their first class. i will not only teach you how to play but how to perform and move people with your performances .. I teach all steel drums from Tenor to Bass.

I have performed in places like Carnegie Hall .The Apollo. Ny London, Paris and various houses of Worship. If you are looking for experience Sterling is here! Thanks in advance and all the best with your choice.

About Sterling

Sterling is a professional steel pan player from the islands of Trinidad & Tobago was born in a family of musician and steel pan manufacturers, whom we call the tuners in our country. From the day his uncle Oscar Haynes took him to the pan yard at eight years old, he fell madly in love with the ins

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Wanda
I have been taking lessons with Sterling and it has been a great learning experience as well as a great learning atmosphere. I was skeptical at first trying to learn online, but after having some classes with him, my concerns have been erased and now I am actually learning to play the steel pan. Great teacher, patient and kind.
Sara D.
Sterling is great!! I am so glad I found this site as there is no one in my small Canadian city that plays steel drums or provides lessons. I love playing the steel drums!
Rueben
I feel honored to take lessons from someone who actually played for many years with one of the top steelbands in Trinidad, WITCO Desperadoes. Since I was a beginner, Sterling started with the fundamentals such as identifying the notes on the tenor pan, proper posture, and "sticking" techniques. I progressed to learning and practicing scales, to identifying the Key Signature of a song. He is a patient, gifted musician, who loves sharing his passion for this beautiful instrument.

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The average cost of 60-minute steel drums lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $101 per hour.
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"I feel honored to take lessons from someone who actually played for many years with one of the top steelbands in Trinidad, WITCO Desperadoes. Since I was a beginner, Sterling started with the fundamentals such as identifying the notes on the tenor pan, proper posture, and "sticking" techniques. I progressed to learning and practicing scales, to identifying the Key Signature of a song. He is a patient, gifted musician, who loves sharing his passion for this beautiful instrument."
Rueben
Took Steel Drums lessons from Sterling S.
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"Kevin is a great instructor! I am an adult learning steel drum for the first time with no music bacground."
Tara
Took Steel Drums lessons from Kevin F.
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"I am very happy with Kevin. He taught me a lot on the first class. He's very kind and patient in teaching me. I felt very at ease with him. I'm glad I chose him as my steel drum teacher. I highly recommend him!"
Roberto de Ocampo
Took Steel Drums lessons from Kevin F.
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"Sterling is great!! I am so glad I found this site as there is no one in my small Canadian city that plays steel drums or provides lessons. I love playing the steel drums!"
Sara
Took Steel Drums lessons from Sterling S.
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"I have been taking lessons with Sterling and it has been a great learning experience as well as a great learning atmosphere. I was skeptical at first trying to learn online, but after having some classes with him, my concerns have been erased and now I am actually learning to play the steel pan. Great teacher, patient and kind."
Wanda
Took Steel Drums lessons from Sterling S.
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"Jessica is a very talented and PATIENT teacher! I am an older student and I find her to be very easy to understand, very encouraging and willing to work at my level and my pace. She is motivating and helps to keep me focused. I have never had an instructor make me feel so capable!! She is truly the best teacher I've ever had!! Highly recommended!!"
Judy
Took Steel Drums lessons from Jessica R.