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Aya K.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded 1st Prize, Percussion Audition from Percussive Arts Society of Boston
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Aya K.

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-Caring teacher with more than 15 years of experience at public schools and
private music schools
-Strong back ground in music education and performing
-Dedicated to create fun yet stable learning environment and inspiring students to
do their best
-Welcomes all levels and styles, ages 5 to adult
-Also offers preparation for regional and all state band percussion auditions

Ms. Aya is currently a percussionist for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and a sponsored artist of SABIAN Cymbals.

"I enjoy teaching students, helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve and more importantly, SHRE THE JOY OF PLAYING MUSIC !"

About Aya

• Principal percussionist of the New Haven Symphony • Hold a master degree in Music • Caring teacher for kids and adults with more than 15 years of experience • Dedicated to create fun yet stable learning environment and inspiring students to do their best "I enjoy teaching students, helping the

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Kaiser
Lesson for me and my 6 yr old daughter went well. Seems good with kids.
Henrique
I took lessons with Aya when I was in high school 13 years ago. She was very inspiring and because of her I decided to major in Music. I’m currently finishing my doctorate in Music and I am much indebted to her for exposing me to such a high level of artistry and instilling me with so much confidence at such a young age. I have very fond memories of Aya’s wonderful teaching.
Kevin
I used to take lessons with her when I was in high school. Because of her, I got in the all state band two years in a row and I had a blast.

Aaron B.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 to 86
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Aaron B.

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Private Djembe Teacher

Hands on technique on basic tones for a variety of drums, most importantly yours.
Stylistic and traditional rhythms as well as exercises to lay a solid foundation to build your skill on. Personal and fun to play at any level.

About Aaron

Teaching drums professionally since 1998, Aaron has influenced hundreds of budding musicians to get the most from their instrument. He has studied privately with Rob Laytham (Modern Drummer columnist), Joe Leroux (marching band guru), Gary Chaffe (legendary drummer) and many others throughout the

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Joseph C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, English
  • Awarded Chancellor's Scholarship from UC Berkeley
  • Teaching since 2006
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Joseph C.

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I have played percussion and djembe for 18 years. I went to Ghana and studied African drumming and dancing with Joe Galeota from Berklee College of Music.
If your goal is to be able to play djembe in a drum circle, I can show you what you need to know and get you up to speed quickly.

About Joseph

Joey aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop.  CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion

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Andrew
Joe was able to work with my daughter to approach some very complex material (using Abelton live to live loop and edit her songs) at a pace and with a vocabulary and tone that completely defused an otherwise intimidating situation. His calm, steady manner spiced with just the right touch of dry wit and his keen ear for a mean beat kept the lessons fun and very productive. Joey's not just a fantastic and unique musician and teacher, however, he's a great person and a fantastic influence to have in your life.
Ken
Joey is the best! A lesson from Joey is always a highlight of the week. I'd be surprised if you don't feel the same based on his talent, his warmth, his humor, and his intelligence.
Courtney
My 10 year old son has loved his piano lessons with Joey. We had excellent in-person cello lessons in the past, and the video piano lessons have been just as effective. Joey has several camera angles set up in his home so my son can see Joey's hands on the keyboard in real time during the lesson. We get a Zoom link for each visit and a recording of the visit afterwards, which helps with practicing during the week. I highly recommend Joey as a patient and talented instructor! The lessons have been a great activity / distraction for my active son during shelter in place. It's a win-win!

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Lydia L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded New England Intercollegiate Band Solo and Ensemble Award from New England Intercollegiate Band
  • Master's of Music: Modern American Music - Percussion from Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Lydia L.

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About Lydia

I have experience teaching percussion to children from preschool through adults in their early thirties. I have recently graduated with a master’s degree in performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where I had a two-year timpani assistantship to perform with the orchestra, had in

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Natalie
Lydia was very welcoming and kind, and put me at ease during our first lesson. She knew I wanted to work on mallet percussion, and had a lesson plan ready for me on the marimba. She moved at a pace that worked for me, and I already feel as though I have learned some basics. I'm excited to continue my lessons with her!
Mike
Lydia's teaching style is fantastic! As an older learner, she was very patient and understanding with me while still helping me reach my goals. She taught me many different ways of playing and different styles. It is a pleasure to be taught by such a remarkable percussionist!
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Murray P.

90 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Murray P.

90 Reviews
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Online Djembe Teacher

In these lessons our focus is mainly on hand drumming, teaching the student techniques and styles for various styles of hand drums from around the world.

There are many aspects of djembe playing including strength and co-ordination that only can be improve in our lessons. This is why my djembe lessons will be fun and can be of a great help.

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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Kenneth
Murray P is my new Dude! He was a pleasure to talk with, and learn from just on our first lesson! I look forward to working with him to develop my drumming skills in the near future.
Angela C.
I've had several drum teachers in the past, but Mr. Murray is my favorite. He is fun, funny and friendly and also a MASTER of drums!!!
-Alexander C.
Natalie
Very enthusiastic! Only 3 lessons in and can’t wait for the forth!

Kerry K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Master of Music (General Music degree) from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded $1,000 from Wright State University
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Kerry K.

7 Reviews
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Online Djembe Teacher

Originally from W. Africa, the Djembe is a drum for solo and ensembles. Wikipedia says it can be a Solo drum, due to its volume. My experience is usually with groups, i.e. at Sinclair College's choirs, adding interesting patterns and sounds. My approach is similar to Conga, although private lessons will include other interesting aspects of rudiments and ... if enough people, the possibility for a percussion ensemble.

About Kerry

An online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont Universit

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!

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Average Cost of Djembe Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute djembe lessons in Philadelphia is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $80 per hour.
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$32 average
45 min
$46 average
60 min
$56 average

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"Excellent experience with my first 2 classes. Murray is patient and dedicated. I look forward to my future classes with him."
Alex
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Super passionate, knowledgable and a great communicator!"
Mat
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Kevin was a very good Djembe teacher. He was very patient with me and did not rush me when I did not pick it up fast. He made the lesson very fun. Go to this guy"
Michael
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"First lesson, can tell we chose the right instructor. Excellent with my child. Knowledgeable.. my 11 year old is excited for more lessons!! :)"
Elijah
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"Great guy. Knowledge about many instruments. Very helpful lesson."
Jesse
Took Djembe lessons from Anthony L.
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"Dave is patient and makes learning to play drums fun! He sets expectations that are both challenging and attainable for my 8 year old. I highly recommend him."
Tammy
Took Djembe lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Aaron is a good instructor. Luckily I practiced quite a bit before hands to be able to catch up with the speed. The video audio quality are not that great though."
David
Took Djembe lessons from Aaron B.
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"Your going to love having Kevin as your music teacher! He's fun, friendly, patient and experienced! I've seen him perform at several shows around town and he knows how to perform many different styles of music.
Kevin is dedicated to your personal success and will help you reach your individual goals for vocals, guitar, drums, or other areas of music! You won't find a more personable guy with a big heart anywhere! You should totally give him a try!"
Joseph
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"Aaron is very patient, and keeps the classes interesting. My 7 year old son had another instructor for couple months earlier but lost interest in djembe. With Aaron, my son is enjoying the classes and started liking djembe again. Highly recommended."
Arin
Took Djembe lessons from Aaron B.
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"Friendly teacher! He customizes our lesson according to my needs and really supports me!"
Rebecca
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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