Greg Hersey

Greg H.

Jacksonville, FL

About Greg H.

Background check: Last verified 07/20/2016
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Greg teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Greg Hersey is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida School of Music with a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. Greg serves as a percussion instructor for Atlantic Coast High School, Episcopal High School and Providence High School. Greg currently resides in Jacksonville Florida and is involved in the community theatre scene performing and serving as musical director in various productions. He has served as the Principal Percussionist for the University of North Florida’s Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Gordon Brock. As a member of the UNF Orchestra, Greg has performed in the 2016 world premier of Piotr Szewczyk’s Percussion Concerto. In 2015 Greg was 1 of 30 semi-finalists nationwide in the Guitar Center Drum Off, representing the state of Florida and southeast region. As an educator, Greg finds educating aspiring percussionists to be a tremendously rewarding experience.

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Experience

Percussion Instructor

Jul 2016 - Present
Atlantic Coast High School

Percussion Instructor

Jun 2016 - Present
Providence High School

Adjunct Faculty

Sep 2014 - Present
Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Primary Percussionist

Aug 2012 - Present
Palms Presbyterian Church

Private Percussion Instructor

Aug 2008 - Present
G Hersey Percussion

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of North Florida School of Music

Education

Master of Music, Percussion Performance

Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of North Florida School of Music

Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance

Jun 2010 - May 2014
University of North Florida School of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

G Hersey Percussion

Jun 2016
State of Florida Department of State

Awards

Outstanding Graduate Musician of the Year

Apr 2016
University of North Florida School of Music

Ocala Civic Theater Scholarship Recipient

May 2015
Ocala Civic Theater

UNF Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Jun 2014
University of North Florida School of Music

Ocala Civic Theater Scholarship Recipient

May 2014
Ocala Civic Theater

Ocala Civic Theater Scholarship Recipient

May 2013
Ocala Civic Theater

Scott McRae Shad Percussion Scholarship

Jun 2012
University of North Florida School of Music

Ocala Civic Theater Scholarship Recipient

May 2012
Ocala Civic Theater

Ocala Civic Theater Scholarship Recipient

May 2011
Ocala Civic Theater

Ocala Civic Theater Scholarship Recipient

May 2010
Ocala Civic Theater
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5 Reviews on Greg H.

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Julie Jul 26, 2016
Marimba · In studio
Greg has been instructing my 16 year old son for well over a year for marimba, drum set, tambourine, and various other percussion instruments. He has greatly improved my son's technique on all of the above. As a result, my son has earned Superior MPA ratings for a marimba solo and a tambourine ensemble. His percussion tambourine ensemble earned a Superior rating from the State competitions, as well. Greg is very patient, knowledgeable, responsible and easy going. The lessons are very focused, and Greg encourages questions and feedback from the student. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
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Deborah Jul 23, 2016
Drum · In studio
My 14 yr old son has been taught by Greg for over a year now, and he enjoys their lessons immensely. Within the first month, I noticed a huge boost to his confidence and enjoyment while playing, not to mention the tremendous difference in my son's skill level. Greg helped my son prepare for our state's Solo and Ensemble festival where my son earned a Superior rating on his snare drum piece, which would not have been possible without Greg's efforts. Greg is fun to work with, is flexible with our demanding schedule, and always passes on very useful tips and techniques to make the lessons productive.
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Ann Jul 21, 2016
Drum · In studio
My teenage son has been taking lessons for a couple of months and he really looks forward to his lessons. Greg is knowledgable and patient and my son says, "stays with you until you learn it". My son really responds well to his instruction and encouragement and it's gratifying to see him gaining confidence. Not only is my son learning a lot technically, but through Greg's teaching, he is also developing a deeper awareness of music and how the drums play their part. It is evident that Greg loves what he does and wants to impart that to his students. It has been easy to schedule lessons with him and Greg is very proactive with his communication through email or telephone. We are thrilled with the results so far!
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Danilo Jul 21, 2016
Drum · In studio
My 9 year old son has been going to Greg for several months now. My son has progressed so much and best of all, he's doing it with a huge smile. Greg makes learning fun, has been really flexible with scheduling lessons, and super patient.
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Miriam Jul 21, 2016
Drum · In home
Greg has been teaching my 10 year old for over a month now. My son really looks forward to his lessons, and is excited at the progress he is making with Greg's help. Greg relates well to him, and emphasizes good technical skills and form, but also makes it fun. Well done!
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