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Peter Q B.

11 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
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Peter Q B.

11 Reviews
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I've got a drum set, a djembe, and a dumbek in my studio. Along with many shakers, a wooden fish, lots of sticks, tambourines.... We can start at the beginning of counting to four or work out of the the book Pure Rhythm by Adam Rudolph if you are really into advanced Polyrhythms.

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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Rami
Great teacher
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.
Paul
An excellent teacher. He is kind patient and imaginative
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Musical Studies & Physics from Oberlin College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel B.

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I have 5+ years playing in many genres from singers-songwriter to various latin ensembles to eclectic rock bands on Cajon, Djembe, Conga, Bongo, and Frame Drum. Studied split-hand technique with world famous percussionist Jamey Haddad on Frame Drum.

About Daniel

I'm a gigging musician and teacher who graduated from Oberlin College in May 2015 with a degree in Musical Studies. I pride myself on patience and empathy no matter what I teach, whether it be feeling the pulse of a complicated drum groove or polishing up a piano piece for the first time. For musi

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Iskander B.
It was a great first online lesson for my kid.
Elizabeth
Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.
Sarana J.
Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded NYSSMA Grade 6A+ from New York State School Music Association
  • Teaching since 1992
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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Beginner to intermediate percussion and drum kit; also performance prep for advanced level

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different: - Formally trained conductor/composer/producer - Individual or group session options including full band production - A long roster of satisfied clients - Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band,

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Aviv C.
Good instructor
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.

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Thomas B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 7 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Thomas B.

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Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner to advanced percussion/drum student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I offer everything from learning your favorite tunes on drumkit to 2 mallet sight-reading to learning your favorite drum corps chop! Not only will you be playing good repertoire in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Thomas

Tom Benko currently works as a drummer/percussionist for Blue Man Group Chicago, the Chicago Bulls, and repairs percussion instruments for Century Mallet. As a freelancer,  Tom holds down for the drum chair for Chicago-based singer-song writers Kevin Presbrey, Greg Hyde, Taylor Rogers and tours wi

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Tiffany
Tom is such an amazing instructor! He is incredibly passionate about percussion and it comes through in his teaching style. He is patient and takes the time to makes sure to cover the fundamentals as applied to learning a song. I look forward to our lesson every week!
Joseph P
Taking drum lessons with Thomas online has been so rewarding. I finally dusted off my old drums and went on a search to find a great teacher and I found him. I'm not looking to become the next Neil Peart or anything. Just want to have fun and learn. He's very easy to talk to and helps me grasp musical concepts in a really digestible way. He has me working on exercises and my durability on the drum set has improved worlds beyond where I thought I could ever be. I really love his work with Minor Characters, a Chicago band he was in. I'm an older guy but I was motivated by Thomas to start jamming in the garage with some friends of mine who play guitar and bass We have about 10 songs we play each week and Thomas helps me work through each one and every week I get better. Take lessons with this guy. He'll change your life!
Scott
Thomas is such a good teacher. He's patient with me and is so incredible about breaking down a music for me and helping me understand what I'm playing. I've become a better drummer two times over after working with him for a few months. He's very kind, too, and very flexible with my schedule! Can't recommend him enough.

Matthew S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Music Education - Instrumental Music from U of Arkansas - Fort Smith
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Matthew S.

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Percussion is so much more than drums. If you are wanting a comprehensive beginners guide to playing percussion. I can help you with posture, sticking, and giving you the fundamentals needed to have an awesome start to your percussion playing. These skills transfer to all percussion instruments, including drum set. I would recommend finding a percussion teacher who plays percussion primarily.

About Matthew

Hi, I am Matt. I am a band director in the Fort Smith, AR area. I am in my 7th year teaching band and love every minute of it. I have recently decided to return to teaching private lessons, and would love to help you with your auditions, festival music, AP music theory exams, or just learn some ski

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Annette K.
Matthew has been the BEST trumpet tutor. We are so grateful for every lesson, advice, guidance, and understanding. Highly recommend him!
Hilda U.
Annette K.
Matthew is so great and patient to help improve skills!

Lee M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1980
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Lee M.

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I have a great program in RI called "Inner City Rhythm" drummers & I teach from 9 years old to 18 in the providence RI school system & schedule "live" events we perform at & form our "drum circle" events made up of cultures around the world and refugees that come to America..

We teach basic rudiments and create different rhythms and marching beats so the kids learn how to play together. The video is 30 students some no English and this was our t week - 14 hour summer camp

About Lee

My name is Lee Mangano drummer band NRG song "Instruments Of Destruction" appears on the original 1986 animated Transformers The Movie that featured Orson Welles, Leonard Nemoy, Judd Nelson etc,,,and on the soundtrack Vince DeCola, Stan Bush , Weird Al Yankavich and still today TF Live series is in

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Portland is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
30 min
$37 average
45 min
$46 average
60 min
$59 average

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"Joe has been super helpful, patient and informative. He brings a special attention detail to his lessons. He is supportive and encouraging at every turn in the process."
Chuck
Took Percussion lessons from Joe M.
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"Yulia is amazing! She taught my son, a beginner who had only played at School of Rock previously, basic technique, reading music, rhythm, and really got him started on the right path. With her kind, friendly, patient teaching style, he was immediately comfortable and learned quickly. With her guidance, 3 years later he is doing great things in high school! Yulia is an absolute gem — a professional who is also a great teacher. We would give her 6 or 7 stars if we could!!"
Alan
Took Percussion lessons from Yulia B.
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"Alex is Very knowledgeable. He was great with my 13-year-old daughter. She learns a lot from him and really enjoys working with him. He is very good teacher and very patient. I like the fact that he gives her specific homework to work on. I look forward to working with him for a long time."
Peggy
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"Kevin was a great teacher. He’s patient, skilled, and always wants his students to succeed."
Zeke
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin W.
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"Great teacher!

Henri is great!! He is a super experienced and knowledgable drummer (musician) and teacher. He is extremely patient, has taught me my basics, technique, and is very open to teaching what you want to learn, willing to teach you what you are really interested in musically. At the end of every lesson, he reviews what we learned, writes it and lets me video it so I can practice at home. He has been really flexible, patient, laid back and always down to work on whatever you want but great at coming up with lessons that challenge and excite you as well. I could'nt be more pleased with Henri as a teacher. I always look forward to my lessons."
Nicolle
Took Percussion lessons from Henri B.
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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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"Mr. Piper came to Lake Charles, LA and DeRidder, LA for a FREE drum camp for kids. We went to both locations because that's unheard of in our city. He taught the kids:
*Different techniques
*How to play the drums with different genres of music
*Rudiments!!"
Ryan
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Murray is patient, encouraging, and obviously very knowledgeable about his subject area. He is also flexible and creative in unpredictable technology related situations. Looking forward to more lessons. I believe I can learn a lot."
Michael
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Awesome first lesson with my 16 year old! Looking forward to many more."
Austin
Took Percussion lessons from Danny S.
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"Ms.Gartin has been such an influential mentor in my life . Her teaching methods have opened up my mind to go deeper into the world of percussion in just the span of a year ! THE REAL DEAL"
Symeon
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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