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Cedar delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have a genuine passion for teaching drums to all ages and experience levels. I studied Jazz at University of New Orleans with Troy Davis, Jason Marsalis and Herman Lebeaux. I have 11 years experience teaching private lessons and clinics. Teaching is a way to inspire creativity and self-expression in my students. I have experience teaching the following: Classical and Marching Percussion, Jazz, Rock, New Orleans Music, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Funk and R&B. I also have experience teaching students with learning disabilities (ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome and Tourettes.)


Drum Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present
Andy Hymel's School of Music

Taught private lessons to students of all ages and experience levels.


Jazz Studies
Aug 2007 - May 2011
University of New Orleans


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Practicing at Andy Hymel's school of music before teaching a lesson.

The Non-GMO Organ Trio plays Back Track by Lonnie Smith at Mag's On Elysian Fields
Will Thompson - Organ
Adam Bock - Guitar
Playing with Maggie Belle Band at the Bayou Boogaloo in New Orleans May 2017

The Non-GMO Organ Trio plays Brother Soul by Lou Donaldson at Mag's on Elysian Fields.
Will Thompson - Organ
Adam Bock - Guitar
My graduate recital at University of New Orleans in 2011.

Playing a Mardi Gras ball with BateBunda


2 Reviews

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Kimberly Nov 15, 2017
· In home

When our son was nine, Cedar was home from Tulane for the summer(s) and instructed our son on drums for two consecutive summers. Cedar is a very accomplished musician and his ability to work with students no matter the skill level, combined with his knowledge, patience, and passion, is tireless. Cedar knew how to engage and encourage our son, while keeping the lessons fun, but challenging. It is evident that Cedar enjoys working with kiddos and has a natural talent for connecting with not only young students, but adults as well. Our son is now in his senior year at a fine arts school, where he is in his third year of visual arts, and his second year of jazz performance and jazz theory. Cedar continues to be an inspiration as well as a mentor to our son.

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Michelle Nov 15, 2017
Drum · In home

Cedar is the BEST instructor!!! My son Mason since he was a little boy always wanted to play the drums. Once Mason reached elementary school, Cedar began to teach Mason Music Theory and drum lessons. It was the best decision we ever made! Cedar has taught Mason so very much and the past 5 years have been wonderfully spent knowing that my son is being taught by one of the best teachers around. Cedar has a very kind, gentle and talented spirit and we consider Cedar as part of our family. Mason, who is now 14 years old, has excelled in the music world and now plays the drums, guitar and piano and it's all due to Cedar flourishing Mason with the richness of the love of music that he shares with his students.

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