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Rachel H.

63 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rachel H.

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In our percussion class we will cover music theory, counting rhythms and discover a variety of percussion. The majority of this lesson will revolve around the Cajon, Shaker, Tamborine, and using brushes and snare technique and will explore african drums as well!

Bring your hacky sack and get ready for the drum circle. This class is perfect for groups and couples. Feel free to use the "ask a question" feature if you have any questions about this class or it's outline!

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Victoria M.
Great first lesson! Thanks so much :)
Chloe
Loving my lessons and I won’t even say ‘so far’ because I know they’ll only get better. She makes learning the guitar fun and relaxed while also building a solid foundation. Looking forward to more!
Dana
I had so much fun. And I am learning more techniques than before.
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Darrell M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Barbershopper of the Year from Lawrence/Ottawa Barberhawks (Barbershop Chorus)
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Darrell M.

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Taking percussion lessons online is a great option at this time. I have taught percussion lessons for 47 years and have been a band instructor in the public schools. I emphasize good technique, sight-reading skills, improvisation and applying these skills to repertoire in preferred styles. I primarily take beginning percussion students on snare drum, bass drum and bells.

About Darrell

My goal is to personalize a music lesson that is designed around each student’s learning style, skill level, schedule and interests. My specialty is in teaching elementary age students, but I have taught all ages, including adults through the years. My philosophy for teaching involves these eleme

Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen B.

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I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for ten years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start my students off with "repeat after me" style exercises, to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires.

About Stephen

Hey drummers! I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band. In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.

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Suzanna W.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2016
  • B.A. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Suzanna W.

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Want to be a percussionist? I can help!
I'm a percussion specialist that can teach you anything from drum set, hand drums, concert percussion, to drum line/ pit, and accessories. In addition, I will teach you how to read music, count, feel the beat, think musically, play in time, and how to practice effectively. In my lessons we will work on building a strong foundation of fundamentals that will help propel you into being the musician you aspire to be.
I look forward to working with you!

About Suzanna

Hi there! I've been a percussionist for 13 year. In that time I've been a Texas middle school and high school percussion director, performed with premier college ensembles, played drum set, cajon, and djembe with multiple contemporary worship groups as well as concert percussion for multiple orches

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Cassandra S.
My daughter says she's amazing and can't wait for the next lesson.
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Tyler B.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • BA Music Performance Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tyler B.

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Drums and percussion is one of my greatest passions in life. I have experience playing and teaching in all settings and styles. I tailor my approach for each student and have tons of supplemental material to level up your playing in no time!

About Tyler

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I'm a great resource for drum set, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory lessons in Portland, OR. Conveniently located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my studio is equipped with all the instruments and lesson material needed to provide engaging, challenging, and fun lessons

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Sterling
Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!
Jayne
Great lesson!
Kevin
Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him.
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Andrew B.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Associate of Arts from Musicians Institute
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Andrew B.

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With a degree in drum/percussion performance, Andrew specializes in djembe, congas, Latin percussion, snare, and various auxiliary percussion.

About Andrew

Andrew is available to teach lessons at his recording studio located in Feasterville. Andrew is a graduate of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California. Andrew spends his time teaching, recording, and playing music for local artists/bands. While in Los Angele

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Mike
Wish there were more stars. Andrew is the most patient and gifted teacher. He’s been teaching our son since he he was two years old and we’ve stuck with him for almost 6 years. Highly recommend Andrew to anyone who wants to learn the drums.
Dana S.
Helpful, considerate, knowledgeable, and flexible.
annie
Andrew is teaching my daughter snare drum for marching band tryouts in the spring. The first lesson was excellent and she looks forward to working with Andrew in more lessons.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Pittsburgh is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $109 per hour.
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"Kevin is a fantastic instructor!

I have been taking private lessons from Kevin for two years now as we'll as receiving instruction in Band for the last three years. Kevin not only is an incredible percussionist himself, but he has a knack for being able to convey ideas to students that they can understand. New and better approaches to teaching rhythm, personalized lesson planning to suit a student's needs, and a vast knowledge of music from years of professional experience are just a few things that Kevin brings to the table. If you're looking for a percussion instructor, I would highly recommend Kevin as your first choice!"
Nick
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Kevin is a wonderful instructor and is great with kids/teens. He makes learning music easier and fun. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."
Jenny
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️"
Holly
Took Percussion lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher."
Sean
Took Percussion lessons from Andrew M.
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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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"Garrett helped my son prepare for an important drum line audition at his high school. He got the spot he wanted on snare drum and was very happy."
John
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"I have a basic sense and feeling of rhythum but studying under kevin has yielded amazing results. I may not be the next star drummer but he really helped me hone my skills... he comes highly recommended!!"
Greg
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin J.
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"My 11 year old son lost his drum teacher, and we found TakeLessons online. The hardest part is choosing a teacher because many are all top notch 5-Star rated. I picked Tracy D. seemingly at random!

What a lucky draw it turned out to be. Tracy is a real pro, with a great personality. It took my son less than a few minutes before he was comfortable, having fun, and learning new things (he has 1 year experience).

I’ve been a part time musician for over 40 years, and I can tell you when I meet someone that is a true professional musician and the right person to teach my son. That is this exceptional woman."
Cooper
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"David is great working with my 8 year old daughter. He is very patient, friendly, and outgoing. He quickly adapted to her specific needs and skill level since she has already had some lessons, instead of trying to start her all over from square one. Highly recommended!"
Ann
Took Percussion lessons from David B.
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