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Kevin S.
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Improvise Better in the Marimba with Top Lessons from an Expert
You can expect to learn strong fundamentals a strong emphasis on sight reading. My teacher told me if you have these two skills, you can get any job, and he’s been right so far. Things you’ll learn: -Identifying notes on a board and a staff (bass and treble clef) -Scales (major and minor) -Sight reading 2 mallets -4 Mallet Technique (Stevens Or Burton) -Chords -2 and 4 mallet solos -Musicality, Phrasing, Touch -Improvisation There’s so much that can be developed through mallet playing. As we go further into studying, more skills and techniques will be learned. I hope to start working with you soon! Thank you for taking the time to read through this and I look forward to hearing from you!
About Kevin S.

Hi there! I've been drumming for 14 years and teaching for 6 years! I've taught elementary students through college age and beyond. I love seeing my students grow and learn and pursue music from a place of interest, passion, and enjoyment! Music has given me so many opportunities like traveling across the country for 3 months at a time, traveling to China with a professional orchestra, and performing more shows than I can count. I've recorded on multiple albums and have received scholarships through music. I've met the most amazing people and had incredible experiences thanks to music. I want you to have your own experiences with music and I would like to help you get there. Whether it's drums, percussion, piano, guitar, or anything else, I want to teach you. I start with strong fundamentals to help you understand not just your instrument, but all of music. This way, you can play any instrument with a bit of practice. I am here for you, whether you want to learn music as a fun hobby or make it your life. I am here to help you in your journey with music and help guide you to your goals.

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Teaching since 2015

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Avatar of the tutor
Kevin S.
Teaches Online
Improvise Better in the Marimba with Top Lessons from an Expert
You can expect to learn strong fundamentals a strong emphasis on sight reading. My teacher told me if you have these two skills, you can get any job, and he’s been right so far. Things you’ll learn: -Identifying notes on a board and a staff (bass and treble clef) -Scales (major and minor) -Sight reading 2 mallets -4 Mallet Technique (Stevens Or Burton) -Chords -2 and 4 mallet solos -Musicality, Phrasing, Touch -Improvisation There’s so much that can be developed through mallet playing. As we go further into studying, more skills and techniques will be learned. I hope to start working with you soon! Thank you for taking the time to read through this and I look forward to hearing from you!
About Kevin S.

Hi there! I've been drumming for 14 years and teaching for 6 years! I've taught elementary students through college age and beyond. I love seeing my students grow and learn and pursue music from a place of interest, passion, and enjoyment! Music has given me so many opportunities like traveling across the country for 3 months at a time, traveling to China with a professional orchestra, and performing more shows than I can count. I've recorded on multiple albums and have received scholarships through music. I've met the most amazing people and had incredible experiences thanks to music. I want you to have your own experiences with music and I would like to help you get there. Whether it's drums, percussion, piano, guitar, or anything else, I want to teach you. I start with strong fundamentals to help you understand not just your instrument, but all of music. This way, you can play any instrument with a bit of practice. I am here for you, whether you want to learn music as a fun hobby or make it your life. I am here to help you in your journey with music and help guide you to your goals.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Music Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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He is very knowledgeable and you can tell he works with kids. My daughter looks forward to lessons and can see big improvement each week. He is always asking about her current music goals and upcoming auditions. One of her goals was to make jazz band and she did, playing the trap set on a song at the winter concert.

Posted Dec 19, 2021
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Kevin is all you want in an instructor. He is enthusiastic about music and about me learning and getting better. He knows his stuff and knows how to break it down, so I can understand it. And he keeps the vibe nice and fun.

Posted Aug 17, 2021
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Private Instructor
Jan 2015 - Present
Self
I've been teaching private music lessons since 2015 and have continued to do so. Most of my experience is percussion and drum set but I've also had piano students in the past.
Assistant Director
Sep 2017 - May 2020
El Segundo Elementary Band
I've been teaching percussion for this after school, elementary program for 4 years now and I'm currently the assistant director, helping run the program with more than just percussion but logistics and answering any questions parents or students have and stepping in with conducting and running rehearsals when needed.
Percussion Caption Head
Aug 2017 - May 2020
El Segundo High School
I teach all of the percussionists in the marching band. I write the music that they play for the halftime show, I teach the students their parts with the help of my staff, I make sure the equipment is well maintained and order any parts/pieces/equipment that is needed if we do not have it/if it's broken.
Music Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2016
California State University, Fullerton
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
2016 WGI PIW World Champion
Apr 2016
WGI- Winter Guard International
2014 WGI PIW World Champion
Apr 2014
WGI- Winter Guard International

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