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Peter Q B.

11 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter Q B.

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Full Drum Set in the Studio! Everyone should learn to play the drums, it keeps you healthy!

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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John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
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.

Vaughn B.

Vancouver, WA
Starting at $15
  • Speaks American English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music from Berklee College of Music
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Vaughn B.

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Styles taught includes Rock, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Latin, Funk... The student will learn how to play various styles of music; body mechanics; soloing concepts; music theory including rhythms, harmony, and song forms.

About Vaughn

As a 2014 Berklee College of Music graduate and someone who loves teaching, my goal is to help students find their own joy of playing the drum kit and other percussion instruments. My job is to teach students various styles of music; music theory; proper instrument technique; and to have fun! My in

Marcus C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
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Marcus C.

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I currently work with kids from middle school through high school. I’m able to teach a beginner or the more advanced young percussionist and this has allowed me to be analyze a wide range of problems that typical beginners have and how to carry them confidently to the high school level and of course past the high school level since i’m a lifelong learner myself and a gigging percussionist.

No matter how young or old it’s never to late to learn the art of drums.

About Marcus

No drums are not easy and Yes it will take a lot of effort. If you’re looking for someone that will lie to you and tell you this will be easy and that you have nothing to worry about then you need to find someone else. You’ll get frustrated, might feel like giving up, some days you will go to bed t

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Ian C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • 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.
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Murray P.

88 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Murray P.

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Snare Drum
- Orchestra Percussion
- Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming
- Reading various time signatures
- Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Tuning & maintenance
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

Hand Percussion
- Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more.
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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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Jason
Very knowledgeable and personable. He knows how to teach without you feeling taught. Rare skill.
Luke
Mr Murray goes the extra mile and is fantastic with my son. He works with my son on his level and is able to challenge him at the same time.
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High energy kid + pandemic + this guy = yes. I am 100% grateful that we stumbled onto this teacher. He is awesome.

Itamar S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor's degree in Jazz and Contemporary music from The New School
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Itamar S.

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My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and B

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"Kevin has done a great job of engaging out 10 year old son with drum lessons. He's teaching him the fundamentals while also creating fun ways to fall in love with drumming.
He recently filmed a virtual duet with my son and showed him some videos of different types of drumming to engage him more in the experience of drumming.
He's also been great at communicating with me about homework assignments, suggesting supplies and ways we can support my sons learning.
It's been a great experience working with Kevin."
Angela
Took Drum lessons from Kevin S.
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"Mike has beef my sons drum teacher for the past six years. He is very patient and adjust to the students need. He is flexible with his hours and reasonable with his prizes v"
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Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Michael has been very patient wiht my son from the very begining of classes, always trying to encourage him to improve and learn from his mistakes. I would definitely recommend Michael as a Teacher to anyone who is looking to start learning an instrument."
Thiago
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Murray is an amazing instructor. He is a talented musician that motivates, uplifts and inspires his students. It’s easy to see that Murray loves teaching and sharing his knowledge.

I can’t speak more highly of Murray and highly recommend him."
Julie Albrecht
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Ronen is an excellent and fun teacher. I have learned more in 4 months than I did in a year of watching YouTube videos. He paces the lessons so I am challenged, but not overwhelmed. Even through Skype, he notices small details, such as how I am holding my sticks."
Nichole
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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"Fanstastic teacher for my 7-year-old little drummer!

We originally chose Jesse because we found out he could teach just about any instrument and my 7-year-old son wasn't sure about what he wanted to play. On the first class he tried the drums, and he never wanted to let it go. My son is a particularly challenging student because he is highly distractible, and Jesse was extremely patient and very organized/methodic with him, and therefore able to keep him on track. My husband plays in a band, and we both think Jesse is a super talented teacher who offers lessons with a great balance between fun and actual learning of good musical habits. In less that a month my son was feeling confident enough to play in front of the camera and send family members video samples of his new drummer self! We couldn't be happier."
Renata
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique."
Cora
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Bobby is a fantastic instructor. He spent several years himself studying drums from different people well versed in different techniques, so his approach is very broad and versatile; he is very knowledgeable and familiar with all kinds of different styles of music and drumming. As a teacher, he is very enthusiastic and energetic, his passion for his craft definitely guides the lesson along. He is very patient and takes the time to explain himself thoroughly and to help with problems or questions. He is very dedicated and professional, he always keeps his appointments, on time, and is considerate of your time, and he makes the most of the lesson time. He is very easy to reach and communicate with for rescheduling and such. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows."
Elliana
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel H.
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"Best instructor I've had in years

I've been taking lessons with Matt for about a year now, and within that time my skill on the drum kit has improved tenfold. Matt teaches with a vast number of strategies to help me understand the lesson and improve my technique. He makes learning an instrument entertaining (as it should be) and not a chore or boring task. Matt is friendly, relatable, timely, and the best drum/percussion instructor I've had in California. 10/10 would recommend."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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