Donnie Hogue

Donnie H.

Marietta, GA

About Donnie H.

Background check: Last verified 03/24/2016
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Donnie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Hello! I have been playing the drums since I was 3 years old and have always loved to share my joys of playing music. I have been fortunate to study under the best performers in the world and have applied their knowledge into my lesson plans for each student.

I am a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where I studied many styles of music including Rock, Pop, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Latin, and Brazilian, as well as music theory courses from classical theory to advanced jazz theory. I have years of experience teaching students as Director of Percussion at the Woodward Academy, South Cobb High School, and as well as teaching privately.

With each student I create a unique lesson plan that aligns to their goals and current skill level. Lessons are taught so that the process can be ENJOYED; music needs to make us happy both in creating and listening. Music theory and concepts are taught alongside technique and "chops" to ensure a well-rounded musician is formed.

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Private home studio


Director of Percussion

May 2011 - May 2012
Woodward Academy

Percussion Director for the Woodward Academy Band Program

Director of Percussion

May 2009 - May 2012
South Cobb High School

Percussion Director for South Cobb High School Band Program

Drum set Instructor

Aug 2008 - May 2009
Music Arts

Drum set private lessons teacher


Drum Set Performance

May 2012 - Dec 2015
Berklee College of Music

Percussion Performance

Aug 2007 - May 2009
Georgia State University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Drum Captain

Nov 2009
Atlanta Quest Indoor Drumline

Most Outstanding Percussionist

May 2007
Sprayberry High School Band of Gold
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3 Reviews on Donnie H.

Andre Sep 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Donnie was really great with my son. He loved the lesson and is very excited to continue on his journey that just got started!!
Ari Aug 3, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
This guy is the real deal. I'm a very experienced intermediate level drummer looking to take my skill to the next level. He listened to me play for a few minutes and immediately developed a game plan. Donnie is an incredibly nice guy, and an exceptionally good teacher. I took a chance on him since he didn't have many reviews, but I'm glad I did. A+, would definitely recommend Donnie to anyone.
Darren W. Mar 25, 2016
Drum · In studio
I've known Donnie for a long time.... I like to call him my colleague, but really , you might say I have learned some of my own most valuable lessons, and insights through his extraordinary Talen,t coupled with an extraordinary ability to communicate helping students their learning needs, concisely explaining Concepts , and through complete Mastery of his crafts, I would say that he would be your best option as far as any musical instructor, especially available here online... he outo be teaching in an Ivy League school. I could go on, but his credentials are obviously as good as it gets. Go ahead and stop searching and just hire this guy
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