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Mariano L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded Senior Soloist-Marimba from Torrance Symphony
  • Masters of Music from California State University Northridge
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Mariano L.

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My experience as a performer and teacher spans over 25 years of every musical style. I believe in creating an environment that is focused on playing music well and where the student can have fun while gaining confidence. It is important to develop functional musicians with good technique, time, and listening skills. We will cover all styles of conga/bongo music from Latin, Afro-Cuban, and rock/pop, including jazz, and other percussion as desired.

About Mariano

My experience as a performer and teacher ranges from early music to today's rock and pop, including various percussion instruments from around the world. When studying for my bachelors and masters degrees in music, I did course work in music recording, jazz studies, and music history. In addition,

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Diane B.
Mariano is fun, professional, and knows his craft!
Evan
Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son.
Emma
Mariano was an amazing percussion and drum set teacher. His lessons were engaging and productive, and he was always able to communicate an idea or musical concept in a way that I was able to understand and connect with. After about 2 years of lessons I was accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts for percussion and I owe my success to the lessons I took with Mariano. I continued lessening throughout high school and my skill level contined to grow. What I loved about Mariano's teaching was his unique ability to take very simple exercises and make them more difficult and therefore much more beneficial. Along with stressing the importance of basic technique, he would constantly inteoduce me to new things - Afro beats, traditional grip, Latin beats, new ways to sight read, and 4 mallet marimba technique. I would highly suggest taking lessons with Mariano if you are looking for a fun, encouraging teacher who has lots of experience with a variety of percussion performance!
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Caleb R.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Caleb R.

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I have been playing the drums even before I could create coherent sentences. I come from a long line of percussionists and have been playing for over 18 years. As a professional drummer, I have played small lounge gigs and have played at big festivals as well. I have a very extensive understanding of all the styles of music ie Rock, reggae, jazz, R&B, gospel, Latin, etc. You name it; I've played it! I am an experienced teacher and i have even helped some of my students to land paying gigs as well. I am committed to the musical growth of all of my students and believe in their ability to be great drummers. Don't wait to start your drumming journey!

About Caleb

Hey there! Are you looking for a strict instructor? Are you looking for someone who will make you practice until your hands melt? Well, I'm sorry because you're in the wrong place. My philosophy as an instructor is to cultivate the passion and the love for the craft... once that's there practice wi

Cameron B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Arts - Music Performance / Jazz Concentration from Butler University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Cameron B.

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I am an experienced educator with over 10 years of experience playing and teaching music. I have played in various musical situations from playing my own compositions to playing in rock bands and to playing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Lessons are tailored to each students specific needs. Typically my lessons focus on drum-set, stylistic drumming, and practice techniques, but I also teach guitar, piano, music theory, and music production.

Have a song you want to learn? Hit me up and let's break it down!

About Cameron

Taking lessons with me will be a fun learning experience. As an active musician I have lots of experience playing in the real world. I have a laid back personality but I'm not afraid to give you a push. I'm eager to begin lessons and take your playing to the next level! Currently, I work as a

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Mark B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1970
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Mark B.

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Mark Beecher has performed on stage with GRAMMY & CMA Award-winning Country artist, Shania Twain, Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning artists, The Chieftains, GRAMMY Nominee and Multi Award-winner, Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge, Multi GRAMMY Award-winning drummer, Peter Erskine, GRAMMY Nominee, Elio Villafranca, as well as renowned Jesus Music Movement artist, Paul Clark and Bakithi Kumalo - renowned bass player for Paul Simon on his GRAMMY Award-winning Graceland album; Mark had the honor & privilege of performing for Rock and Roll legends and Hall of Fame Inductees, The Rolling Stones - with Synthesis Latin Band - and has also entertained such dignitaries as President Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing of France, King Carl XVl Gustav of Sweden, Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai and most recently, the surviving daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; he has shared the stage with a number of national & international recording ...

About Mark

Mark Beecher is the Teacher of Percussion at Drexel University, where he also is the Director of the Percussion Ensemble. He has performed on stage with GRAMMY & CMA Award-winning Country artist, Shania Twain, Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning artists, The Chieftains, GRAMMY Nominee and Multi Award-winner

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Eric P.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Eric P.

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The drums are the backbone of most music, so you have to be able to feel the groove and stay tight and on top of the beat. I encourage students to pick their favorite songs, and we drum to those while learning proper technique, rudiments, song form, fills, rhythm, different grooves / beats, and anything they want to know about the drums. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years and have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music. Drums is a beautiful art and form of expression and is just the tip of the iceberg we can tackle called Music.

About Eric

MUSIC! I think music is the most beautiful thing in the world, so lets take time to learn and play music together. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years, and been in over fifteen bands in the course of that time. I have a degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music were I stu

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Amelia
Excellent teacher
Brinton
Eric is super nice, helpful, and the best part is he didn't laugh too hard when he heard me sing on the recording we were working with! He always works at my pace and is super easy to communicate with. Thanks brother!
Dalton A.
1st lesson went perfectly!
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Caleb R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Caleb R.

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I have been playing the drums even before I could create coherent sentences. I come from a long line of percussionists and have been playing for over 18 years. As a professional drummer, I have played small lounge gigs and have played at big festivals as well. I have a very extensive understanding of all the styles of music ie Rock, reggae, jazz, R&B, gospel, Latin, etc. You name it; I've played it! I am an experienced teacher and i have even helped some of my students to land paying gigs as well. I am committed to the musical growth of all of my students and believe in their ability to be great drummers. Don't wait to start your drumming journey!

About Caleb

Hey there! Are you looking for a strict instructor? Are you looking for someone who will make you practice until your hands melt? Well, I'm sorry because you're in the wrong place. My philosophy as an instructor is to cultivate the passion and the love for the craft... once that's there practice wi

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Average Cost of Bongo Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute bongo lessons in Pittsburgh is $71. 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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$42 average
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$56 average
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$71 average

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"He was awesome. Looking forward to next week"
Annie
Took Bongo lessons from James S.
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"Cool down to earth teacher, amazing on drums / bongos. I'm a beginner and just bought some bongos so I wanted a few lessons to get myself started. Our first lesson was a blast and I'm gonna continue to take more lessons with Brian when I am able to."
Hector
Took Bongo lessons from Brian R.
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"We have had two lessons with Murray. My 8 year old loves her lessons. We have had other teachers in the past and he is by far the best. My daughter is engaged, excited, and is learning quickly. Murray makes learning fun! He encourages and explains and rewards with clapping and laughing!!! He knows his stuff and can relate and engage even over the internet. We love this teacher!"
Anne
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"I was a little nervous at first but Murray made that all disappear. He’s patient & very talented & makes playing a lot of fun. Can’t wait for my nxt lesson."
Susan
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement."
Peter
Took Bongo lessons from Ty K.