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Tracy D.

Edmond, OK

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in the OKC district. I have recorded in the studio also, and I enjoy doing a bit of my own production. Rocking on stage is my favorite activity! I can teach you how to be an integral part of a band and play along to your favorites. I enjoy bringing out the best in a student and teaching to his/her s
trengths. Let's run!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very easygoing and patient teacher. I fully understand that the drum set requires a high level of coordination, and I am mindful of this while working with students. I will begin with proper grip and stroke technique as well as the use of a metronome. I will teach the student to read rhythms and drum set notation. I know how to isolate difficult patterns, break them down into understandable parts, and reintegrate them into a piece. I like to use the music that a student enjoys to relate to the written music. I have found YouTube to be an indispensable tool for this, and my students have responded very well. I will work on snare drum technique as well, because it is the primary voice on the set, and the touch and nuance required to play it well relate to the set as well. I will tailor my instruction to suit the student's learning style and preferences. I want to make the learning fun, so I will help the student quickly gain the basic skills to play along with their favorite bands. This promotes musicality as well as solid time. It will also aid in transcription, which will come with development and is a valuable tool. I will use this in tandem with technique-building exercises to form a well rounded musician. I believe that a student should have a familiarity with his/her instrument, so we will also go over the anatomy and tuning of the set. Above all, music should be fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ drum set, hand drums, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a practice pad, snare drum, and sticks. If a student wishes to have drum set lessons in his/her home, that instrument should be there.
**Please note** I do have a drum set in my home.

*** Specialties ***
For the drum set, I am the most experienced in rock, country, and bluegrass styles. I am comfortable with both Stevens and Burton grips for mallet instruments.

1. *** See my article on drum set tips! ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-read-drum-sheet-music
2. ***See my article about the benefits of learning drums as an adult.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-to-drum-as-an-adult
3. *** See my article on Efficient Practice Methods. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-practice-drums-z07
4. *** See my article on Coordination Exercises. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/hand-eye-coordination-exercises-for-drummers-z07
5. *** See my article on Snare Drum Basics. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/5-exercises-to-master-snare-drum-basics-z07
6. *** See my Gear Guide article on drum sticks. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/which-drum-sticks-are-the-best-z07
7. *** See my Gear Guide article on Drum Sets. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/best-drum-set-brands-z07
8. *** See my Gear Guide article on cymbals. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-cymbals-z07
9. ***See my article about different grips.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-hold-drum-sticks-z07
10. **See my article about drum apps. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/apps-for-drummers-z07
11. **See my article about drum thrones. ***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-thrones-gear-for-drummers-z07
12. **See my article about nailing performances.**
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-performance-tips-z07
13. ***See my article about rudiments.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/7-essential-drum-rudiments-z07
14. ***See my article about tuning your drums.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-tuning-z07
15. ***See my article about reading drum charts/tabs.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-charts-for-beginners-z07
16. ***See my article about different types of sticks/effects.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/types-of-drum-sticks-z07#comment-910418
17. ***See my article about Bass Drum Technique.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/bass-drum-technique-z07
18. ***See my article on Snare Drum Technique.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-snare-drum-z07
19. ***See my article on Fills.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-fills-z07
20.*** See my article on Different Drum Types.***
http://takelessons.com/blog/guide_to_different_types_of_drums_z07

Recording Credits: "The Mary Rose" and "Normandie" from the album, Demos and Premiers, by Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham
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Alana R. July 6, 2016
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Very patient with my daughter and excellent teacher we are so happy to have found her.
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Britni Liberton June 28, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
So much fun, very patient! Definitely looking forward to the rest of my lessons!
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Nigel W. May 19, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
had a great time, looking forward to more lessons!
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Tracy D.

Tracy D.

Edmond, OK 73003
(8)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Kendra C.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Kendra

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic upright piano, music stands and metronome

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I have been teaching piano lessons for about 20 years. I am able to teach beginning method, classical, and pop, as well as chording, improvisation, and ear training. I studied classically through high school and college, and also have over 20 years of experience playing in and leading church music teams. I have experience with pop-rock, pop, and easy listening styles of music using methods of chording and improvi
sation. I also have recorded a CD.
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Logan G. February 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kendra is very nice and a great teacher.
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Sandra T. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Best piano teacher in OKC. Great with children!
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Mercy H. December 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She's great. I've learned a lot and it's nice to be able to learn different types of music.
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Kendra C.

Kendra C.

Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(7)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Amanda M.

Bethany, OK

About Amanda

Recently moving back home from working as an actress and singer in the entertainment business in Los Angeles, Amanda Martindale is bringing her teaching to the OKC area. Amanda has taught piano and voice for 18 years. She is also a board certified Music Therapist who works with children and adults with special needs. Amanda has also performed in national tours of music theater shows and is a singer/songwriter with 2 country albums available on iTunes.

She was trained classically in both voice and piano. Amanda specializes in teaching classical piano and theory of music/reading music. Class
ical, opera, and music theater for voice as well as performance/vocal coaching for all other styles of popular music.

Amanda enjoys catering to the individual goals and needs of each student and developing an individualized plan that includes the repertoire and desires of the student. She believes in positive reinforcement and encouragement and keeping music fun while working hard to meet their goals.

There is also a yearly recital for students.
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Baylee K. August 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Professional and personable! Seems to love what she does and be very good at it!!
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Madison G. July 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Amanda is super nice and I feel like she can really make my voice stronger and help me have more confidence.
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Kenedi S. May 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kenedi is always so happy and joyful before and after her lessons. Amanda does an absolute amazing job communicating and teaching. We are very happy, and will continue to use her as long as she is willing to teach my daughter. Thank you very much
Gregory and Kenedi Smith
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Amanda M.

Amanda M.

Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(14)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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James H.

Edmond, OK

About James

From the age of 7, I studied with the legendary Ernestine Scott, who taught at Oklahoma City University for 40 years. I began teaching my own students in high school. When I was 18, I was piano soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. At age 21, I won the Clara Wells National Piano Competition, judged by the famed Jorge Bolet.

Now, at the age of a grandfather, I still love teaching music to students of any age. If you or your child wants to enjoy playing the piano, give me a call…I look forward to speaking with you.
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Allen E. June 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excited to be learnings from James!
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Jamie H. March 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
James is a wonderful teacher. He's very professional, very knowledgeable, very encouraging. Especially he transferred theory learning into fun games, makes even the most "boring" part of piano study so enjoyable!
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Rodney P. January 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I enjoyed my time with James and have no negative feedback at all; he kept the lessons moving, had new material when needed and went at my pace. I would recommend James highly; 5 stars
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James H.

James H.

Edmond, OK 73012
(4)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Hsin Hua W.

Oklahoma City, OK

About Hsin Hua

Hello,
I am Hsin Hua. I am from Taiwan.
I have Bachelor and Master degree of piano performance from Oklahoma City University.
If you are interested in playing piano, I can help you to learn and improve your piano skill.
Thank you!
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Gloria August 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Great experience. Pleasant and friendly interaction. My boy said that he likes her teaching in piano.
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Hsin Hua W.

Hsin Hua W.

Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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