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Kevin S.
Teaches Online
Xylophone Lessons with a Fun and Caring Teacher, 15+ Years of Experience
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 playing music for 17 years and teaching for 7 years now! I’ve taught students from 8 years old all the way to 70. I love watching my students grow, as a musician and a person. I’ve been given so many opportunities through music. I’ve traveled with drum corps for 3 months at a time, traveling across the United States and performing in Pro Football stadiums. I’ve traveled to China with a professional orchestra and got to see the whole country. I’ve played more shows that I can count and met so many amazing people. All thanks to the incredible opportunities given to me through 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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Bachelors of Music, Percussion Performance

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Xylophone
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Kevin is an outstanding percussion instructor! He delivers the delicate balance of patience and high expectations and as a bonus, knows multiple instruments. He’s helped my 11 year old son improve his technique, his listening, his rhythm, and his sight reading on percussion bells. The lessons over Zoom work exceptionally well and it’s one less place I have to take him too. It’s also great that the bell set is portable, as are the lessons, so even when traveling we’ve been able to continue our practicing and our lessons. It can be difficult to find an effective percussion teacher, but look no further if you’ve stumbled on this page.

Posted Aug 15, 2022
Online

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
Online

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.
Cymbal Instructor/ Visual Instructor
Sep 2018 - Oct 2018
UCLA Marching Band
I was the cymbal and visual instructor for the UCLA Marching band during the band camp in 2018. I had the privilege of teaching 8 incredible students in the cymbal section and the whole drumline for their marching.
Bachelors of Music, Percussion Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2016
California State University, Fullerton
English
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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Instructor details
Xylophone
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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