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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX

Over 25 years.
Marching, concert or drum kit.

About Christopher

-Let's get this quote corrected-
Rule that I learned and live by...
TO BE EARLY IS TO BE ON TIME.
TO BE ON TIME IS TO BE LATE.
TO BE LATE IS TO BE ____.
( I was taught with the word DEAD but I will use IN TROUBLE)
then sentenced to RUNNING LAPS or MANY MANY PUSH UPS.
...but that is marching band or drum corp. Too intense for some.

I have been playing percussion for over 24 years.
Schooled in the performance art of symphonic percussion, marching/drum corp percussion & world percussion.
I am currently the percussion tech at Smithson Valley High School.

Also, I have been performi
ng live on stage and studio work on drum set for the past 17 years. Toured across the states recorded many c.d.'s and have even had songs on movie soundtracks.
Working with 2 reggae bands out of Austin, Tx.

The knowledge I have, about the many voices each percussion instrument has, benefits my students of the percussive arts.
It is very important that percussionist are everywhere loving the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of MUSIC.
Let's work together to achieve your GOALS and BEYOND.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn READING & WRITING of MUSIC. Very Important and easy to learn.
Stick control & Technique.
As well as Timing & Tuning.
The first thing is to LEARN...no worries laughs will be shared as well.

PERCUSSION is FUN ! ! !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs drumsticks or mallets/keyboard instrument if learning mallets.
Practice Pad, music & music stand.
(drum-kit) optional

*** Specialties ***
Marching, Symphonic, jazz, rock, hip-hop, reggae and country
(all styles really)

Much Respect each and every time.
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Katie S. September 4, 2014
Verified Student
very unprofessional. I was not late, but instead went to the wrong apartment. Instead of asking if I was running late or got lost, he sent me a riddle about being late: "To be early is to be one time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is to be in trouble." I'm an adult, I don't need to be told i'm in trouble. Rubbed me the wrong way.
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Joanne S. November 29, 2012
Verified Student
Great with my son...

My son looks forward to his drum lessons. Christopher's approach to teaching skills are opening my son's eyes to techniques for proper drumming which my son is receptiv to. Christopher has great with keeping on track his lessons being scheduled and has been flexible to work around our schedules.
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PaulC1 October 1, 2011
Monday drum lesson

We appreciate the work you've done with Jacob. He is practicing on his own which must mean he enjoys it. Jacob has one more week of drivers ed 10/3 and then we should be able to go back to 4:30. Thanks! Angie Collier
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Christopher S.

Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX 78229
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX

About Cristina

Hello! My name is Cristina and I have been playing drums since I was a child. After graduating high school, I decided to continue to pursue music. For the past 4 years I have been studying Percussion and Drums, first at the University of Houston, and presently, and the University of Texas at San Antonio with plans to finish my Bachelor of Music degree. I specialize in drumset, and percussion instruments such as marimba, snare drum, vibraphone, etc. I also am able to teach marching band percussion and drumline instruments. Along with teaching, I am a gigging musician with great versatility and
experience in many genres of music. Not only am I able to teach basic fundamentals of music such as technique, reading music, styles, etc., I can make learning to be a great musician a very enjoyable process!!

*** Lesson Details ***
My style of teaching is very relaxed and patient. I use real word analogies and use a student's personal interests to help make music easier to understand. I take the time to get to know my students' personalities and interests in order to accommodate their needs. My curriculum would consist of understanding drums/percussion instruments, rhythms/styles/timing, technique, music notation, and performance manners. After 3-6 months of lessons, students will know the basics of what I have listed above. I believe that if you have patience with yourself, that you can achieve any kind of goal. All it takes is a good teacher, faith in yourself, and practice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drumsets, PA

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have various mallets and sticks. I can bring a small drum kit. I expect my students to provide their own mallets and sticks, along with EARPLUGS, and a folder for all of your papers.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Tejano/Folk. Very Familiar with most genres.
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Lisa C. June 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter and I love her! She is very encouraging and patient! My daughter was not comfortable at first, and now she is very confident with her! Definitely recommend!
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Adriana C. March 20, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I was really nervous about taking lessons, as soon as i met Christina she was really nice and patient with me. I am soo happy that i chose her as my Teacher. I will continue my lessons with her and reccomend her to everyone i know!!!
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Jeremy F. May 16, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cristina is knowledgeable, patient and a great teacher for me. I'm really excited about the progress I've made in just 3 short weeks and I know I want to go as far as I can in drumming.

I'm normally self-conscious and nervous about learning new skills, esp if I feel like I'm not able to be GREAT at it right away. But Cristina put me at ease right away and has helped me to be laid back and patient. That's a big deal.

She's an awesome drummer too.
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Cristina H.

Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX 78250
(9)
starting at
$25 / 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, daily 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, ornamentation, world music styles, etc.

- Chamber music (accompaniment) to prepare for public performances

About Neil

I am a music educator of ten 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 a
nd 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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Cathy F. August 19, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Encouraging 1st lesson. Motivated & excited.
Thanks
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Larizza B. November 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
The Whole Piano Teacher Package

Excellent teaching skills. On time. Serious. Patient. Intelligent. Friendly. Thank you Neil.
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Neil D.

Neil D.

Boerne, TX 78015
(2)
starting at
$33.50 / 30-min
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Michael K.

San Antonio, TX

The studio is ready to rock with an 8-piece Pearl drum kit. We'll use it to dissect rhythm and create the most simple to the most syncopated rhythms. As long as your foot can reach the kick drum pedal, you can play drums!!!

Many students enjoy sprinkling basic drum technique into their lessons, regardless of the instrument their leaning, giving them a chance to feel rhythm a little more directly. Rock on!

About Michael

Hello! I'm Michael. Music has been 'my thing' since I found a guitar in my Mom's closet at age 9 and didn't move until figured out "Mary Had A Little Lamb". That's the curiosity I try to instill in my students! Although I started playing trumpet and guitar in elementary school, my music education at University of Texas in SA opened up musical doors I never knew existed! Currently I teach trumpet, guitar, piano, drums and saxophone, ages 6 to 45, as well as play trumpet around town when the sun goes down. I passionately emphasize music reading ability, improv techniques through jazz studies, an
d a solid music theory foundation- no matter what age you are!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson, past concepts are reviewed and emphasized, then we crawl forward through new music, discussing the technique and theory of every piece we play. I've accumulated an expansive library of teaching material to create a very diverse path when exploring the wonderful world of music. I always try to emphasize practicing a classical piece and a jazz piece. Popular and original music is always fun too! Whatever your idea of music is, we will build on it, playing pieces you want to play!
*** Studio Equipment ***
A variety of instruments are at our disposal here in the studio, including...

Acoustic piano & electric keyboard, guitars, trumpet & cornet, upright acoustic bass, 7-piece drum set & auxiliary percussion... and my clarinet!

*** Specialties ***
The house is very friendly and comfortable, great with children and families. Lots of natural light! Netflix/Kids Netflix available, or a lot of books if you prefer! Large front porch patio, great on a nice day!
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Joe H. May 19, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I recently began taking lessons with Michael on understanding more about music theory with the objective of becoming a better guitarist and song writer. Not only the knowledge I have gained, but the overall improvement of my musicianship in such a short amount of time has greatly surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend Michael to any musician looking to take their craft to the next level.
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Kyle K. October 18, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After just a few lessons with Michael I could see instant improvements in my guitar playing and truly started to understand more and more about my instrument, and just music in general. My lessons are always a good time with Michael and i look forward to each one every week. He's a great teacher and musician and I definitely recommend him to everyone.
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Jewel M. May 1, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Michael has been wonderful. He seems very young to this old woman, but his maturity is remarkable. I have never had a teacher handle 'Thias the way Michael does. Somehow he seems to always be a step ahead of his young student and has a distinct ability to keep 'Thias focused on the lesson. Mathias has learned so much in the last four weeks, his playing sounds much more mature and organized and he is enraptured with the music he is making. I have always had to keep an eye on the lesson to make sure that Mathias was engaged. Somehow I do not feel the need to do that anymore. I guess I can say that Michael has given me the chance to relax and "enjoy the music". Thank you, Michael, You are making my dream and Mathias's dream come true.
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Michael K.

Michael K.

San Antonio, TX 78212
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jim B.

San Antonio, TX

About Jim

PERCUSSIONsmART! -- Complete Teaching on:

* Snare Drum / Drum Set
* Percussion / Marching Drums
* Timpani / Tympani
* Marimba / Mallet Keyboards
* Bells / Xylophone

30+ years experience; Master of Music (Percussion) - Florida State

Previous students accepted to America's finest music colleges.

PERCUSSIONsmART! and Jim B.
Private Instructor / Proven Teacher

ALL AGES
ALL STYLES
ALL INSTRUMENTS

PERCUSSIONsmART! also offers comprehensive equipment rentals.

Teaching DRUMSET and ALL PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS -- Audition Preparation (School, YOSA, District, Regional, Ar
ea, State, UIL Solo, DCI and College/Conservatory)

Upper Beginner to Advanced // Specialized Instruction // Custom coaching and tutoring!

EXPERIENCE . . . VERSATILITY . . . FLEXIBILITY . . . Please compare what I offer against all the other instructors . . . PERCUSSIONsmART!

"Our son has learned quite a bit from Jim in just the few short months that he has been taking lessons . . . Jim is very thorough . . . He does not rush through the lessons. We have been very happy with him."

-- Donna G., San Antonio

"I have my son taking drum lessons his first time, and Mr. B. is been such an amazing teacher. He is very patient and smart. I do highly recommend him."

-- Gilda C., San Antonio

"Working with Jim B. was the best part of being a music major."

-- Trevor P., applied percussion student, Florida State University

"Dan L. is a student of mine . . . He's very talented, a quick study and music school bound! He's a member of the Classical Youth Symphony in Chicago. Your comments to him are just the kind of advice he needs! Many thanks."

-- David O., private instructor, Chicago
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Jim B.

Jim B.

San Antonio, TX 78212
starting at
$24 / 30-min

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