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Peter Q B.

12 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
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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.
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Jake B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Songwriting from Western Washington University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jake B.

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What makes lessons with Jake fun is that he is very approachable and friendly. Jake has experience teaching kids in the classroom and also online- he is good at both! You can expect to have some fun while gaining a solid foundation in the basics and making progress towards your goals. Jake wa

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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Winner Of Sponsor The Bands Contest from Blues Review Magazine
  • BS Communications/Radio Television Production from Ohio University
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Douglas O.

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Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on

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Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
Nick D.
We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums.

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Julian Y.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Bachelor of the Arts in Music from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Teaching since 2010
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Julian Y.

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The drum set is a important instrument for every musician to try out, and it can be a ton of fun! A beginning student can expect to play along to many of their favorite songs in just a few weeks. An intermediate to advanced student can expect to have a skillset that will propel them into auditions with bands in whatever genre most interests them. This would entail an understanding of polyrhythm, feel (swing vs. straight, for example), consistent tempo and the ability to replicate basic drumbeats in any genre on their instrument. Any drum beat can be simplified or made more complex to suit the students ability level, so we can delve in to whatever kind of drum-beats inspire you!

About Julian

My musical background is uniquely rooted in classical training and popular music (non-classical) experience. I have professionally played toured and/or taught on a variety of instuments including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Voice for the past 8 years all over the world. My main focus ha

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Grant -.
This was my 14 y/o and my very first lesson. We learned chords, strum patterns, and melody. Super fun evening! Julian even gave my 12 y/o a lesson on his drum set while we practiced on our guitars. Now the family is hooked! Excited for our lesson next week.
David
Julian has spent lots and lots of fun time with his nephews and nieces (age 13-2), playing music with and teaching--ukulele, piano, guitar and drums over the last few years, and as a result they all have some great skills, confidence, and excitement about music. He's kind and very tuned in to where his students are.
I'm his Dad so I've seen how rewarding it can be for his students. He's also given me a basic set of skills on the guitar. It goes without saying, I recommend him highly!!
Josh D.
Great instructor.
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Travis B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Travis B.

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Travis has worked with all ages, abilities and skill levels to achieve their musical goals. Lessons taught with patience and consistency have provided his students with the most important skills and concepts to play with confidence and proficiency. Lessons a fun and thorough with emphasis on proper technique and a direct model of fundamentals.

He will improve the students technique and creativity while introducing diverse styles of music. Students will implement the use of the rudiments and see how they might be applied to beats or fills on the drum set. Linear patterns and four way coordination patterns will be applied for developing good coordination skills and ambidextrous discipline in advanced players. Beginners will learn to grasp a feel of straight quarter, eighth and sixteenth note beats. Shuffle and swing rhythms will be covered so the student can get a feel of grooves that are based on these concepts. Students may also learn about music and rhythms from all over ...

About Travis

Travis is a music educator who enjoys instructing and performing for live audiences. Over the span of 20 years in music education, Travis is proud to have worked with students of all ages, abilities and skill levels achieve their musical goals. Lessons taught with patience and consistency have prov

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Lesley W.
Working with Take Lessons is easy and convenient

My son and I had a positive experience with both Take Lessons and the instructor, Travis Bloom.
MarlysG
Great! Patient with questions being asked of him.

Lessons are to the point and fast moving. He is willing to review the past lessons for confirmation of students doubts or questions.
JessicaB
Knowledgeable and helpful

He is responsive to our needs, patient, energetic, and positive. He makes lessons enjoyable and engaging for our 9-year-old son.
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Zaid D.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Zaid D.

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As a Beginners course, this is suitable for complete beginners who have never played drums before. Its also helpful for self-taught drummers who want to go through all the basics and fill in any gaps in their playing and improve their technique.

Course Objectives:
Develop a full range of beats, rhythms, fills and breaks
Execute Single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles
Establish Good posture, grip, sticking and hi hat technique
Learn to play with a click and develop a better sense of timing
Understand & execute Techniques for playing songs in a contemporary style
Percussion skills
How to choose and tune a drum kit

They will learn within the first 6 months how to:
Play Their first ever rhythm and break
How to play single and double strokes and paradiddles
How to understand drum notation
Correct posture, grip and sticking technique
Warm up exercises
A great range of 8th and 16th note rhythms
Learn the drum part to a slow song of their choice.
A great range ...

About Zaid

Zaid is available for in-home, at school location , and online lessons worldwide in both English and Español!. Zaid has been playing piano for over 15 years and teaching music since 2010. Zaid teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Although trained in standard

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Urenna and Olisa A.
Great with the kids. Excited yo see where this will go.
Jace O.
Absolutely amazing!! My son loved it.
Kaylee S.
Great teacher and very patient, he cared about what he was doing, Thanks Zaid!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Troutdale, OR

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Troutdale is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
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$53 average
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$65 average

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"He’s thorough, precise, informative, and enjoyable. Shares great tips, made sure I was understanding what he was teaching before moving forward. He was Interested in my goals, experience, and the music I wanted to learn to play. I look forward to learning more from him."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Garrett is an exceptional instructor. He is patient, intelligent, and dedicated to making you sound the best you can. His studio is professional, and the environment in general is very welcoming. On top of that, his price is extremely fair for what he offers. I'd recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!"
Allison
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Great instructor, motivates the student"
Pierre
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Working with Shon taught me a lot! Great attitude and awesome personality really helps when you struggle with a part of a song, and that's Shon's way of working! Straight forward gracious and loving in his teaching methods! I appreciate all he did for me in our season together."
Greg D
Took Drum lessons from Shon M.
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"Mike is one of 4 drum teachers to enter my son Larry’s life, and absolutely the best one. Larry has shown more improvement in the last 6 months with Mike than in the last 4 years combined with all of his previous teachers.

As my son has a disability, it is often hard to find a teacher that can not only help him to find enjoyment and enthusiasm, but treat him like the serious musician he is. The best part of his teaching… Larry doesn’t even realize he’s learning. To him, they just jam.

I’ve seen my son grow not just as a drummer, but as a musician and student since Mr. Mike became his instructor. Now, he can listen better, play better, and have more fun on his instrument. I am very grateful for Mr. Mike’s patience, compassion, and skill set as a drum instructor and for the confidence he brought to my son."
Arthur
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Mattia is excellent--very thoughtful and methodical about building my skills. He never gives up and takes approaches from different angles until I get it right!!"
Alexandra
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"This was the first time i learned drums with zero knowledge. Best thing is he answers all your questions with all the patience. And Ofcourse he plays awesome drums 😊 so fun to learn from him"
Sagar
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Insanely good! Jon is a highly experienced drummer with many skills to pass on whether you are new to the instrument or even an experienced drummer yourself. Not only is his knowledge and skill impressive, but he also has a great personality that makes him enjoyable to learn from and to work with!"
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Jonathan R.
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"Murray is an exsquisite drum teacher. He teaches my son all of the fundamentals of playing the drums. He ensures that my son knows how to read music, and knows how to play all genres of music. His lessons are always fun and he encourages my son to have fun while playing, but to do so professionally as well. Murray makes sure that my son knows the different drum rudiments that he plays, such as, paradiddles/flamadiddles, so when speaks about a piece that he has played, he can sound educated and professional about his craft. Murray deposits fruitful information about how to conduct business, if you are planning to have a career in the music industry. Thank you for being a great teacher and influence to my child."
Anquinette Gibson
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Jeffery brings an awesome approach to teaching drums and percussion that can apply to any level of player. He's great at developing the fundamentals you need to improve as a player while keeping things interesting and fun! He's a true professional but keeps things laid back and comfortable for his students. You can tell he has a passion for what he's teaching and it really shows in the results you get from working with him. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Mike
Took Drum lessons from Jeffery B.
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