Charles Dunbar

Charles D.

Buffalo, NY
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Charles delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 2008

I have my bachelors of music from Eastern Oregon University, and my masters in music performance from University at Buffalo. Over the past 8 years, I've taught all ages ranging from 8-50. I've played styles ranging from surf punk, rock, funk, classic rock, heavy metal, and pit orchestra, symphonic orchestra, percussion ensemble, and chamber ensembles. Whatever it is you wanna learn on the drums, I'll teach you. Wanna learn double bass? Awesome! Wanna learn a paradiddle? Great! I'll get you the skills you need to excel, and we'll even have fun doing it. Looking forward to meeting you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a pretty laid back person, so a lot depends on how much effort you put into it. There's a couple different things we'll do for the first lesson. If you're new to this, I'll start you out learning basic stick grip and posture, and we'll get you sitting behind a kit. If you have some experience, I'd like to hear what you can do before we decide where to go from there. Your participation in your lessons in paramount. Bring songs to learn, ask questions, get EXCITED about playing. I'm here to facilitate your needs, so if you don't ask questions and get involved in your education, I can only do so much.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set, practice pads, and P.A. equipment

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a snare drum and a djembe, anything else, I would need the student to provide, percussion instruments are large and hard to move.

*** Specialties ***
I have my masters in music performance in percussion. I can teach and am proficient in all percussion instruments, whether it be instruction in concert snare, marimba, djembe, or timpani. Where my area of expertise and passion lies is drumset. I love drumset, and I love teaching it.

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Education

Masters in Performance - Music
Aug 2009 - May 2012
University at Buffalo
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Eastern Oregon University

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