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John S.

Lancaster, OH

Beginner through intermediate snare drum (hand development), drum set (various musical styles).

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
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Douglas O.

Delaware, OH

Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on many national commercials, Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows. I was signed for three years to Carrere Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros./Reprise Records. I have toured Europe and most of the USA with acts such as Luther Allison, Johnny Winter, Big Bill Morganfield, Bo Diddley, Joey
Dee, Gary US Bonds, Zoot Sims, Jeremy Steig, Bobby Lewis, Alex Chilton (From The Box Tops), Eddie Brigati (From The Young Rascals), Johnny Rivers, Little Anthony (From The Imperials) and many more.

I also founded the Columbus, Ohio band The Drifter Kings. Whose debut CD, "Diamonds On The Desert Floor", was produced by Alligator recording artist Michael Hill. The CD was nominated by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee as a top-5 finalist at the 2011 International Blues Challenge and has been receiving airplay on stations across North America, South America, and Europe as well as being honored as a €œpick to click€ on Sirius/ XM€™'s B.B. King€™s Bluesville€. It was also featured as a winner of Blues Revue Magazine'€™s €œSponsor the Bands Contest€ in the May/ June 2011 issue.

I have been teaching since 1978 and many of my students have gone on to pursue professional music careers. I am a very well-rounded musician and teacher, experienced in many aspects of musical training and performance. I have worked with every age level, from the beginner to advanced student, in one-on-one as well as classroom settings. I am patient and will bring out the best in my students. You will definitely benefit from my years of musical experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Our musical experience together will be fun and educational. You will learn the basics of drumming: rudiments, chart reading and complete independence. Lessons will be tailored to each individual student's needs, abilities and interests. Handouts, lesson books and videos will be incorporated in the curriculum.

These lessons will cover the drumming skills needed for playing all musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, pop and world music. Based on my years of experience in the studio and on the road, I will also offer advice on starting a band if desired, types of equipment appropriate to various musical genres. and practical skills for entering the music business.

My teaching style is structured but flexible. The student will learn at their own pace. As with any course of study, the more effort you put into it, the more you will benefit. Let's get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement Studio: Gretsch USA Custom Drum Kit, Mapex Rebel Drum Kit, Peavy Classic 30 Amp, Drum Videos, Metronome, Seating For Parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Handouts, Incidentals - I'll provide.

Drum Kit, Practice Pad, Sticks, Metronome - Student to provide.

*** Specialties ***
Complete independence, open arms (left hand leads), chart reading and writing, all styles.
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Rada September 20, 2016
Drum · In home
Great instructor - patient with little kids. We love his affordable and convenient in-home lessons and have seen significant improvement within a month of starting lessons.
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Ava M. February 10, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves his job!! He is so patient with our daughter which makes her want to return to every visit!!
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Lois H. June 4, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Doug is a wonderful instructor. He has a lot of energy and he makes the lessons fun.
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Douglas O.

Douglas O.

Delaware, OH 43015
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Antoine F.

Dublin, OH

I love seeing others get as excited about the drums as I am, whether that be through learning a song, mastering a technique, or just enjoying making music with others.

About Antoine

My drum instruction reflects directly from the amazing teachers I've had. Being a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, I have had the privilege to study with the best musicians in the business.
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Antoine F.

Antoine F.

Dublin, OH 43017
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Eric B.

Sunbury, OH

All students will learn rudiments, sight reading and ear training but most importantly, we have fun. I create a positive atmosphere where students are encouraged to practice but not punished if they are not able too. Multi camera videos shoots are provided to all students. Children with special needs are welcomed. Please visit my you tube page to see over 300 videos of me and my students.

About Eric

Drumeo Certified Instructor Eric Blume's 35 years of drumming has inspired many students and fans.
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Steve D. June 1, 2016
Drum · In studio
We were so fortunate to have Eric teach our son drums. He not only taught the necessary mechanics but more-so the "soul" of the instrument. Eric's insight and experience is priceless. There are learned drummers and there are born drummers and Eric is the latter. His unique multi-media teaching style works so well with kids today. Do yourself a favor and choose Eric. You won't be sorry.....
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Jeff May 2, 2016
Drum · In studio
Eric is an outstanding teacher! He keeps his students interested by teaching them how to play their favorite songs, but he also manages to work in rudiments and fundamentals. He also introduces them to different drumming styles that they likely haven't heard before. He even worked with other teachers to form weekend jam sessions, so his students get some experience playing with other musicians. This is important for any musician, but so critical for drummers!
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Troy April 29, 2016
Drum · In studio
My 9 year old boy learned a lot and had fun with Eric as his teacher. It was a great combination of learning skills needed to advance and just jamming away to some good tunes. Highly recommended.
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Eric B.

Eric B.

Sunbury, OH 43074
(9)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Dylan S.

Columbus, OH

I have been playing drums for about 8 years, and am proficient in several styles. I have drummed for many bands, playing all different kinds of music.

About Dylan

Hey I'm Dylan and I'm a 22 year old music lover! I've been playing guitar since I was 6, and drums since I was about 14, and have taken lessons in both. I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't playing in a band, or working on some sort of music-related project.

Music is the most important thing in my life, and I feel a strong connection with it. I would love to be able to share what I have learned in the musical world with you!
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Dylan S.

Dylan S.

Columbus, OH 43230
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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