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Dale V.

San Antonio, TX

I'm Dale! 26 years old from San Antonio TX. I've spent 2 years studying for my Associates of Arts in Performance for Percussion at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. I started playing drums when I was 7 years old, playing bongos during church. I marched on my high school's line all 4 years of school (snare two years, tenors two years) and marched a season of DCI indoor drumline in San Antonio. Since then I've been in numerous bands in Texas, recorded multiple EP's and played hundreds of venues including the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas, The Vibe in Austin, Texas, to The House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. I have a passion to the drumline/drum corps approach to drumming, since most of my speed, technique and endurance came from marching, but also appreciate, teach, and love every single style on the drum kit.

About Dale

Books:
The Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms - Gary Hess
Its About Time - Fred Dinkins

*** Lesson Details ***
I want YOUR DRIVE AND PASSION TO PLAY DRUMS to set the pace for our lessons. A motivated and aspiring player leaves endless possibilities behind the kit! Lessons will start with a nice, rudimental warmup to get those hands and muscles warm. We'll focus on playing technique, muscle memory, as well as the key rudiments played by marching drummers and drum set players worldwide. Once we're warm, we'll move to getting that full, so
lid sound out of the drum set. Focusing again on technique (behind the kit now) and basic patterns to work on getting a great sound. We'll finish up by playing/jamming to your songs of choice, or me playing an instrument (guitar) along with you. You'll leave the lesson eager to practice, learn, and grow as a drummer and musician. I will work with each student individually to set a goal to meet by the next week's lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic Drums, DW Drum set/practice pad, single drum pads/practice pads used.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the material/transcriptions and drumsticks (student should have own pair or purchase a pair soon after first 2 or 3 lessons)

*** Specialties ***
-hand technique
-practicing skills/organization
-reading
-help each person find their own feel and style that fits them and sounds good
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Dale V.

Dale V.

San Antonio, TX 78250
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Neil D.

Boerne, TX

* Finally, a comprehensive instrumental course for students of all ages and experience levels that includes:

- Information on brands, supplies, and guidance with professional organizations

- Weekly lessons to develop and improve skills with proper stick control, rudiments, dynamics, rhythmic meters…and more!

- Music theory (includes music history topics) with emphasis on technology and composition

- Maintenance and repair tips

- Advanced techniques: Improvising & composing, ornamentation, world music styles, etc.

- Chamber music (accompaniment) to prepare for public performances

About Neil

I am a music educator of 11 years: I have taught both middle school band and choir to at-risk youth, as well as elementary music at a private Christian academy. My principal instrument is the saxophone (which I began playing in 1990), and I play many other instruments. As for my formal education: I received the Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA, 2010).

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to create life-long musicians...
I focus on the needs an
d interests of my students, thereby representing all musical genres and including all cultures.
My lessons are structured into activities that incorporate various aspects of music appreciation:
Music theory, music history, music technology, performance practice, etc. (making such lessons comprehensive)

*** Studio Equipment ***
As a musician of 25 years, I believe it is the "musician that makes the instrument", and not the other way around. That is, I do not believe it is necessary to purchase the 'top' brand for your instrument in order to achieve the desired sound. Frequent practice builds skills and results in the desired tones people wish to hear.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I always bring my instrument, metronome, tuner, music stand and stand for my instrument, including lesson materials and supplies.
I expect students to obtain a metronome and to always have their music folder (with ALL music etc.) available for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
All genres, all styles & all cultures! I teach students of all ages--mostly at my home studio, but I also travel to students' homes, churches, and, as an alternative during the Summer only, I am willing to meet with students in the Practice Rooms in the Fine Arts Building at UTSA.
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John E. April 16, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
I had my first lesson with Neil, so far so great. He is a good teacher and takes pride in his work. He is thorough and seeks to enhance my knowledge.
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Justin O. February 2, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson and introduction to the saxophone. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Cathy F. August 19, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Encouraging 1st lesson. Motivated & excited.
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Neil D.

Neil D.

Boerne, TX 78015
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starting at
$33.50 / 30-min
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Alfredo V.

San Antonio, TX

I've been a Drum Set teacher for over 30 years. I base my courses in what I learned at the Drummers Collective in N.Y. I cover as many styles as possible. My main goal as a teacher is for you to become a better drummer, cause a better drummer is happy drummer.

About Alfredo

I studied classical percussion in college and then specialized on drums at the Drummers Collective in New York City. I have toured with bands and played many times in front of crowds of more than 25 000 people. I have TV experience as well. I also have worked as a session drummer on several records for big labels (BMG and Sony Music among them). I work as a producer and my approach to teaching comes from my love of Music in general. I have been a drums instructor for more than 30 years and my students always get the gigs. I speak English and Spanish. My teaching style is fun and has a very cle
ar outline, remaining flexible within it. I keep learning and practicing every day, and am very open to having fun together while learning. If you practice, the results are shown on every lesson and you will really notice it!

*** Lesson Details ***
We start by learning how to Play, reading is not the first approach, but will be learned around the 3rd month . Everyone can do it and if you feel you can't, I'll prove otherwise during the first lesson. Afterwards we practice simple techniques and start with simple independence exercises, which feel great. You will be playing a beat with simple independence the first time we try it, which can be during the first lesson and no longer than three lessons afterwards. As you progress with the independence in rock style, we will work in other styles like funk, jazz, Latin, odd meters and African and the main focus will be that you become a great drummer. Whether you are aiming to become a pro or playing as a hobby, you will find great value in these lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have 11 drum sets, recording gear, guitar and bass amplifiers and a pa system.

*** Travel Equipment ***
His own set. I could also rent them a set if needed, but having their own set is better for me. Sometimes I rented a set to my students in order for them to decide if they wanted to buy one.

*** Specialties ***
I use the Drummers Collective approach. I teach styles such as rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, pop, Brazilian, etc...
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David B. October 16, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Alfredo is a great musician and a wonderful drum instructor. I'm thrilled with the material presented and the enthusiasm in which he conducts his lessons.
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Tara D. October 29, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is very knowledgeable. He is always very patient and finds what works best for the student.
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Alan W. July 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Alfredo is an incredibly accomplished Drummer and musician! His professional musical experience and accomplishments are quite impressive. It's humbling to have someone with his professional music background as a teacher. But don't let his background intimidate you. He is very patient, and has a well structured methodology to teach you how to become a good drummer. Alfredo's technique is not directed to just learn easy groves to play along with music. Rather, he is committed to teaching you the proper techniques that will give you the foundation to become a skilled drummer if you are willing to put in the time. It's challenging, to say the least, but I think it will pay dividends in the long-run. When you are around Alfredo, it's obvious that he "loves" playing the drums, as well as composing and playing other music/instruments. It's also great fun to play your exercises, while Alfredo plays along with you (challenging not to be distracted) on his drum set or bass guitar. Great FUN!
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Alfredo V.

Alfredo V.

San Antonio, TX 78259
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$35 / 30-min
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Robert M.

San Antonio, TX

I also have a high end fully equipped to give the student a great response at there beats they will learn.

About Robert

Music makes us do crazy things right? At first it was just a noise in your ear now, it is a skill you want to perfect. I won't sugarcoat anything I know it's a long road and we all can get better. What makes it so amazing it is something we get better at while having an amazing time doing so. Well, I am 26, San Antonio resident for almost 2 years now from Maine. Play 11 instruments, I am partnered with a company called YouTube. And I love music I could discuss it all day. And that's what I do. I currently work out of a recording studio connected to my home. Music Videos are shot here regularly
. As well as all around jam sessions with other groups. My favorite instrument would have to be the guitar or drums. I love trying to one up myself on cool acoustic guitar stuff but drums just bring out the emotions! I love all genres as all musicians should, you could find me jammin out to Florida Georgia Line to Killswitch Engage, to Carly Rae Jepson. I hope this gives you a good idea about me. Would love to hang out and play some music and show you the skillsets needed to make it in 2016 as a musician
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Robert M.

Robert M.

San Antonio, TX 78233
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Phil D.

San Antonio, TX

I have four decades of drumming experience with many artists including: The Dixie Chicks, Clay Blaker, Johnny Bush, Barbara Fairchild, Frenchie Burke & Texas Unlimited Band Plus 6 years at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 7 years at Bulverde Academy of Music ● Learn to support other musicians for live performance ● I have a full drum recording studio providing an optimal learning environment ● I have developed hundreds of "music minus drums" tracks where the student can be in the drum seat.

About Phil

I teach all drum techniques, musical styles with two acoustic drum sets set up side by side in San Antonio.

I have four decades of drumming experience with many artists including:
The Dixie Chicks, Clay Blaker, Johnny Bush, Barbara Fairchild, Frenchie Burke & Texas Unlimited Band
Plus 6 years at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 7 years at Bulverde Academy of Music

● Learn to support other musicians for live performance
● My teaching system includes methods that are superlative to most common practices
● I have a full drum recording studio providing an optimal learning environment
● I
have developed hundreds of "music minus drums" tracks where the student can be in the drum seat surrounded by recordings of the best musicians playing all styles of music
● Learn to develop flawless habits
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Liam April 7, 2016
Archery · In studio
Verified Student
Phil is excellent! He's patient, his instructions are clear, and he's set reasonable goals & expectations. I will definitely continue lessons with Phil and highly recommend him!
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Tom November 1, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Great drummer, great instructor. Has many contacts in the music industry and has been very helpful getting me lots of gigs over the years
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Danny October 30, 2015
Drum · In studio
Phil is easily the best drum teacher I've had. He is very good at adapting his teaching style to fit the student and helping them to advance quickly. One big thing that I really enjoyed while working with him was how he helped me to expand my skills in all styles of music and not just rock. Phil is a great teacher who really cares about helping his students to progress.
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Phil D.

Phil D.

San Antonio, TX 78239
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$30 / 30-min

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