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John S.

Lancaster, OH

About John

I have been interested in drums for as long as I can remember. When I was very young I remember trying to imitate drummers from the bands I was listening to at the time. I had a toy field goal kicker that would kick a ball through the goal posts when I pressed down on the player's helmet. I remember taking the goal posts apart and using them as drumsticks. I would use those "drumsticks" to play on the side of my bed when listening to my favorite drummers. My interest in drumming hasn't diminished at all since those days.

I joined the school band program when I was in the fifth grade an
d I have played the drums for over 30 years in a variety of musical settings such as marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, worship team and home recording. A group of neighbors and schoolmates that I kept in touch with over the years contacted me sometime ago and asked me to record drum tracks for them. I'm privileged to have the opportunity to play on some of their albums.

I'm very thankful for the great drum instruction I have received over the years. In high school I studied with a drummer who played with musicians and bands such as The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Woody Herman, Diane Schuur, Maynard Ferguson and Tony Bennett. I have no doubt that these lessons played a big role in me winning the 1987 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award in high school. I have also attended Capital University’s Summer Drumset Workshop and a Drum Fantasy Camp at Seton Hall University. Some of the instructors involved at these university events were performers/educators such as Steve Houghton, Ed Soph, Steve Smith and Dave Weckl.

Drum lessons really helped advance my understanding of music and drumming. I improved my reading, listening and technical skills and even began transcribing drum parts. I now use Sibelius software for transcriptions. I enjoy passing along to students what I've learned from my excellent teachers and would be happy to help with just about any style of music (Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Latin, etc.).

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to help each student realize their personal goals in drumming. I help them do that by building a good foundation and then adding to that foundation. Building the foundation can include method books, rudiments, playing with a metronome and developing reading skills. After this foundation has been built we then use these skills to, most importantly, make some music. We will listen to and analyze the drumming of many important players and incorporate their innovations into our own musical personalities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a drum set in a finished basement with seating for parents available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring method books, but the student will need to have everything else (instrument, sticks, stereo with headphones, etc.). A smoke-free environment will also need to be available.

*** Specialties ***
I grew up with rock music for the most part but over the years I've tried to develop competency with as many musical styles as possible (Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Country, R&B, Reggae, Motown, etc.).

Please see my latest article on the TakeLessons blog: http://takelessons.com/blog/used-drum-kits.
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shawn B. April 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
First thing,John and his family are very nice people.Being a little older person looking to play as a hobby. I still knew that in order to even be a decent drummer, you have to learn the fundamentals first.John in my opinion is like a professor of the drums.Like anything worth anything in life,it takes lots of hard work and practice in order to come close to perfection.John has the knowledge to give you all the tools that you need to strive towards that perfection.
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Mario F. October 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
John is a wonderful drum instructor. I was very interested in learning the underlying drum structure and rudiments before progressing on into other complicated drum techniques. His teaching style is perfect for everyone from a beginner to an advanced player. He has an in depth knowledge of the drumming industry from his own personal experiences and from teaching as well. He is able to communicate in such a way that is very easy to understand for both the lessons and the practice homework. I highly recommend John!
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Jennifer M. July 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
John is great! He has a lot of patience with my son. My son is eight and a beginner.
Nice clean house, with a good learning environment. My son looks forward to his lessons and practice because of John's enthusiasm.
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John S.

John S.

Lancaster, OH 43130
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Szu-Yu C.

Columbus, OH

About Szu-Yu

Szu-Yu is a young professional in classical vocal performance, who maintains a highly active and learning in voice studio with high level of technical skills.

EDUCATION
 Doctor of Musical Art- Vocal Performance(Soprano) - The Ohio State University, School of Music. (2014)
 Master of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance degrees: Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Music.(2009)
ADDITIONAL STUDIES
 Master class: Thomas Grubb - 2005
 Master class: Koyama - 2005
 Master class: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2006
 Accademia Internazionale dell’Opera: Maurizio Co
laccichi - 2007
 Ensemble studies: Barbara Honn - 2008
 International Asian Opera Workshop: Sarah Holman, Robin Rice - 2009
VOCAL STUDIES
 Robin Rice The Ohio State University, School of Music
VOCAL COACHINGS
 Edward Bak The Ohio State University, School of Music
PERFORMING EXPERIENCE
 Soprano solo Misa Tango Luis Bacalov
 Gilda, scenes Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi
 Zerlina, scene Don Giovanni W.A. Mozart
 Adina, scenes L’elisir D’amore Gaetano Donizetti
 Fiordiligi, scene Così fan tutte W.A. Mozart
 First lady, scene Die Zaubeflöte W.A. Mozart
 Servilia, scene La clemenza di Tito W.A. Mozart
 Bastienne, scene Bastien und Bastienne W.A. Mozart
WORK EXPERIENCE
 • June 2007- Sep 2010: Piano teacher, Yi-Bao Daycare.
 • Sep 2006- June 2009: Hosting professionals from aboard, TNUA
 • Sep 2003- Present: Professional music freelancer, singing and playing piano for weddings, openings and holidays.
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Kelly G. June 9, 2015
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher !
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Trokon G. March 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Szu-Yu's style of teaching is very impressive. I am glad to have her teaching my son. My son understood very easily her method of teaching. I hope to have her teaching him for a long time.
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wayne P. February 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Szu-Yu is very knowledgeable and skilled, everything stated about her is correct. I am very please that she is willing to work with me and discuss how I play, I am almost 60 years old and can play some. She is not judgmental but very positive and encouraging. She is not intimidated by my age, (my daughter is older). She knows her stuff and is very confident.
We meet at a practice facility in a college, that is fun and interesting.
My money is being well spent and I am learning things that should help me to grow and enjoy the piano, and possible reach a personal goal to be able to play at church.
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Szu-Yu C.

Szu-Yu C.

Columbus, OH 43210
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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William F.

Columbus, OH

About William

Hi, my name is Bill F. and am very interested in excited about the possibility of helping students reach their highest level of performance in four areas: piano, bass guitar, table tennis and PSAT testing. I have played piano (40 years), majored in music and graduated in psychology from Ohio State University (PhD), played bass guitar (multiple bands 1962-present), table tennis (50 years--have a pretty good game), and have worked with a wide variety of students on maximizing their test taking potential and overcoming test anxiety before retiring from psychology. I am new to the field of private
lessons, but am confident that I can help you discover the joys similar to those that I have experienced in the above areas. I am 64, in good health, and have been married for 31 years, have three children whom I have coached in soccer, baseball and basketball and have helped them get a good start in life--have had great success over the years as a coach and mentor. Followed Jesus since '76.
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William F.

William F.

Columbus, OH 43230
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Brad M.

Groveport, OH

About Brad

For 4 years I have been giving professional drum lessons to the beginner, intermediate, and expert. Whether it is getting started, learning new skills, or refining your craft, I can help you grow as a musician!

No handbooks, no boring lectures; we have fun! All you need to bring is a pair of sticks and a good attitude.
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Trevor June 29, 2015
Drum · In home
My name is Trevor and I'm in 8th grade. My dad taught Brad's college racquetball class so I met him before our first lesson. He is a cool guy and helped me learn new drum parts on some of my favorite songs. He likes to break everything down and it helps a lot. I would recommend Brad to any drummer who is just starting out or is already really good.
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Frank L. June 4, 2015
Drum · In home
Brad is extremely passionate about playing music, and it shows with the effort he puts into showing others. If you are interested in playing drums, then Brad will make sure you enjoy your experience. Great Person!
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Lauren T. May 28, 2015
Drum · In studio
I have been taking lessons for 6 months now and have enjoyed every one! Brad prices his lessons reasonably and is flexible with my busy schedule. He makes the lessons fun and not all about buying tons of books. Highly recommended for any age!
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Brad M.

Groveport, OH 43125
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Edward S.

Pleasantville, OH

About Edward

Hi! My name is Ed. As a lifelong lover of music, it has become my passion in life to teach others how to play an isntrument, excel at that instrument and instill a love of music for a lifetime of musical adventure.

I started on my journey at age seven on the piano. When fifth grade came, I knew that I had to learn something new. I decided on the trumpet. Through school I played trumpet and later euphonium in concert bands, brass choirs, and of course the marching band. After high school, I played music in college. Attending Ohio University, I joined The Most Exciting Band In The Land, T
he Ohio University Marching 110. After college, I took up the guitar and bass guitar. I soon began writing and performing my own songs. I have spent over twenty years performing in bands and as a worship leader in church. It has become my mission to help others learn at their own pace, choosing music that lights a spark within them. I will teach to my student's needs.
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Jill August 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Ed has not only been a music teacher to my kids, but someone they look up to and talk to. They look forward to their time with him every week!
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Jill August 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Ed has not only been a music teacher to my kids, but someone they look up to and talk to. They look forward to their time with him every week!
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Elizabeth August 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Ed is a wonderful teacher! Very patient and helpful to students of all ages. He is able to help with a variety of styles of music. Highly recommend.
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Edward S.

Edward S.

Pleasantville, OH 43148
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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