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Mike E.

Carnegie, PA

About Mike

I am a professional percussionist and recording engineer with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Duquesne University. I have been playing for 14 years and am versed in in many drumming styles including rock, funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. As a recording engineer I have recorded every genre from classical to metal. I cover everything from sound theory and physics to hands on application.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning lessons involve the rudimentary study of rhythm and their application to drumming as a whole. Building a sense of independence in each hand so that both are equally a
s comfortable and strong will be emphasized. From their students will learn the intricacies of the drumset and develop a sense of interdependence between their limbs. I will start the student with a general overview of all the different styles and as they progress we will focus in on their preferred style. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to play with other musicians and I will accompany the student on either piano or guitar.

For recording and music technology students, beginners will start with a broad overview of what studies encompasses these fields. From their we will focus in on the students topic of choice and begin with practical application to get students working with the tools and technology available to them. Afterwards, we will move into more advanced studies including sound theory, physics, digital formats, etc.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: computer work station for recording, drum set and percussion instruments, parents can sit in lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
-I provide sticks, other small percussion instruments
-students should provide their own primary instrument in case of large instruments

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I cover all genres and styles for percussion/drums and can work with any recording/music technology hardware/software setup.
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Lori and Shawn S. July 2, 2014
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Mike has been awesome at teaching my 7 year old son for the past 2 years. He is very patient and able to provide direction for even the entry level student. Mike has been able to keep my son interested and excited about learning new songs and improving each week.
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LauraT May 22, 2012
Michael is an extremely competent and intelligent teacher. He was able to quickly assess my skill level and provide instruction accordingly. His knowledge of sound production technology is impressive. Michael is easy to understand and a great teacher.
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ArjunV April 2, 2011
Patient and Systematic

Mike is an awesome instructor. He was very patient with me and systematically took me through the basics of hand-drumming. I am looking forward to practicing more and making enough progress to impress Mike the next time we meet up!
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Mike E.

Mike E.

Carnegie, PA 15106
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$30 / 30-min
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Eric B.

Wexford, PA

About Eric

Trained as a classical guitarist under Tom Kikta and Irving Kauffman, Eric has performed for years in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Guitar Foundation of America's International competition. Eric is also well versed in jazz and bluegrass styles.
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Eric B.

Eric B.

Wexford, PA 15090
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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vince T.

Pittsburgh, PA

I have been teaching for forty years. I started when I was in high school and my first student was dad's mechanic's son. He was four years old. About two years ago he found me on Facebook and it's a good feeling to know he plays professionally in a Metal Band! I've taught in every city that I have lived in and varied ages and levels from beginner to advanced students that play professionally but wanted to learn jazz for instance.

About vince

I am a musician and instructor that enjoys performing and teaching different styles of music. Many students come to me with a specific thing that they want to work on. I am able to design a course to help them reach their goal. With beginning students as they learn the basics and progress they begin to develop interest in certain styles. I look forward to helping them grow and discover why they are interested in the drums.
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vince T.

vince T.

Pittsburgh, PA 15221
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Mark E.

Pittsburgh, PA

Rusted Root, Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Jazz legends, you name it. Some of my teachers in the past have played drum set and/or classical percussion for these renowned ensembles. I have had the privilege of studying with them, gaining priceless knowledge that I impart to my students. As a wise man said, "it's easy when you know what you are doing." I promise to do my best to get you there, and to hopefully enjoy the ride as well!

About Mark

Before leaving to teach English in Africa last year, I taught private music lessons at a studio in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. I am originally from Mt. Lebanon where I graduated high school before getting a degree in Music Therapy from Duquesne University. I am comfortable teaching any level of percussion, beginner-intermediate guitar, beginner piano, and beginner-intermediate voice. I was trained in all of these areas as part of my degree. I am also experienced teaching English as a second language to both African and Eastern European students, with very different sets of needs that go
with both. I embody the philosophy that hard work and fun go hand-in-hand, especially when engaging in the learning process. I think a positive attitude goes a long way, and so does a good laugh! Prepare to have fun while expanding your knowledge of the world!
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Mark E.

Mark E.

Pittsburgh, PA 15228
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Rick L.

Pittsburgh, PA

I'm a relatively new teacher, I've been playing drums for 18 years and teaching for about 2 now. To new students, within the first few lessons you'll know how to properly set up and tune a drumset, how to hold the sticks, proper playing technique, . As time goes on you'll be able to play songs, do fills, know all of the basic rudiments, and how to work with a band. I specialize in rock and metal drumming. I love working with students of all experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Rick

I have been a drummer and percussionist for the past 16 years. My background consists of playing hundreds of shows, several musicals, numerous recording projects, and 2 national tours. I have played every venue in Pittsburgh, from the Smiling Moose to Heinz Field and everything in between. I have taken drum lessons with numerous instructors over the course of the past 10 years, primarily under the tutelage of Jack DiIanni, who amongst his other gigs is known for being the principal timpanist for both the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra. I also have 10 years wo
rking as a drum repair technician, and have completed repairs, refinishing jobs, and complete refurbishing projects on hundreds of percussion instruments as well.
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Rick L.

Rick L.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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