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Sandy L.

Southfield, MI

The student will be taught all the proper techniques necessary to play a snare drum as well as a drum kit. The student will be taught how to play and read music.

About Sandy

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Sandy (GUITAR, TRUMPET, VOCALS)

Born and raised in Detroit, Sandy studied music from an early age. He obtained a bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University and a masters degree from Wayne State University in music education.
Sandy provides private music lessons to children and adults alike. In addition to working as a music educator in the Detroit and Southfield Public School Systems, Sandy taught music for Cranbrook Institute's Horizon Upward Bound program and night school for Mary Grove College in
Detroit. Sandy once served as music director and guitarist for "The Miracles" and has performed with many top Motown Acts including Freda Payne, Martha Reeves, Sweet James and The Fantastic Four, The Originals and most of the Funk Brothers. Sandy performed or recorded with James Jamerson Jr bass guitar, Ralph Armstrong bass guitar, Marcus Bellgraves trumpet, Ernie Rogers saxophone, Dennis Coffee guitar, Ron English guitar and many more. He also recorded or performed with the late Uriel Jones drums, Richard "Pistol" Allen drums, Levi Mann organ, Rudy Robinson keyboards, Joe Hunter piano, Johnny Griffith keyboards, Maurice Davis trumpet, Lefty Edwards saxophone, Thomas "Beans" Bowles sax & flute, Earl Van Dyke keyboards and Robert White guitar known for his famous guitar line on "My Girl" by the Temptations. He also wrote the music for two songs, performed by William "Wee Gee" Howard, one of the former lead singers of the Dramatics; "You've Been A Part Of Me" and "Don't Make Me The Reason".

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect a laid back teacher with well over 40 years of teaching and performance experience to educate you or your child/children. My lessons will be focused the following areas; Note reading - playing chords and chord progressions - learning scales - proper and useful warm-ups - learning the blues and blues progressions - speed exercises - and allowing the student to pick the songs they would like to learn to play

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the family room which includes music stands, amp, trumpet, guitar (electric), electric keyboard and four piece drum kit..

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must have his on trumpet or guitar. I will provide the music stand guitar cord and guitar amp.

*** Specialties ***
I teach jazz, classical, blues, rock and popular guitar and trumpet. I know and teach my students how to read and wright music. I teach students how to learn songs by ear. I teach them useful warm-ups, scales and chords. I teach them all they need to know to be a good musician.
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Julie D. June 25, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Sandy was great. He helped me tune my drums, get set up and taught me some basics to get me started on the drums which was exactly what I needed.
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Jackie S. December 4, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Sandy's been a wonderful teacher so far! Only 3 lessons in but I'm confident he's started me off on the right foot.
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Carol L. November 7, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am a confident player with his instruction
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Sandy L.

Sandy L.

Southfield, MI 48075
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Scott S.

Waterford, MI

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About Scott

Scott began his music career at Berklee College of Music in 1985 and continued his education at WMU and WSU as a Jazz Performance - Composition Major. He has studied privately with Ken Taft, Gene Butler, Mikhal Caldwell and Joe LoDuca.

As a performer Scott has been in a wide variety of bands and is a founding member of the Frank Zappa Tribute 'Ugly Radio Rebellion' and Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute 'CrossFire'. With 28 years experience as a music educator Scott has done an estimated 20,000 private lessons as well as classes, clinics, College Prep courses and is a member of The American Guild o
f Music. He is a versatile teacher and motivated performer and is fluent in most every style of music.

"I can teach you everything you need to know to accomplish your musical goals!!! Music should be fun and my approach is to ensure a rewarding experience for every individual student"

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons can be scheduled for once a week or every 2 weeks, 30 min - 45 min and 1 hr available.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio: a dedicated music room with a baby grand piano, electric guitars; acoustic guitars, bass, drums... full digital recording studio and rehearsal space!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all teaching materials and personal equipment, the student needs to have their own instrument... guitar rental is available!

*** Specialties ***
I am open to any and all methods, genres and styles...

I have more availability than is shown here and try to be flexible with scheduling...
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Aiyana S. June 22, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Scott made me feel comfortable and I feel more confident!
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Jenny P. February 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is an awesome, talented teacher! We catch on so well together. He
makes sure to keep repeating so it sticks with you. Scott Rocks! He's been
doing this for 30 years and knows a whole lot! He defiantly Is your go to
guy!
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LesaS March 6, 2014
Excellent Teacher

I was very pleased with the instruction I received from Scott, I learned everything I wanted to know and more. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality and fun music lessons.

YOU ROCK SCOTT!!
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Scott S.

Scott S.

Waterford, MI 48328
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Carol B.

Clinton Township, MI

Drum Set, Snare Drum and Rudimental Technique

About Carol

I have had a passion for drums since the age of 4. Music has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember!

I have been teaching in the Detroit area since the age of 19. I've worked with students of all ages and have a huge passion for teaching! Whether you're looking to learn to play the drums, learn how to play some of your favorite songs, or just want to learn for fun, I'm here to help you!
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RutoojD July 13, 2011
Very nice teacher. Fun to learn from her
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Carol B.

Carol B.

Clinton Township, MI 48035
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michael T.

Sterling Heights, MI

About Michael

And, as it relates to my practical experience: I have been a member of many Metropolitan , Detroit bands, most notably including: Friends of the Family, Nighttrain, and The Mobius Loop. I have also been blessed with many great opportunities, most notably supporting national acts, such as: The Headhunters, Melvin Seals, Mofro and Strange Folk. And, I have recorded at excellent Metropolitan Detroit studios, including: Riff Lab Studios, Woodshed Studios and The Disc.

I am currently accepting students, and I look forward to, and appreciate this opportunity!

*** Lesson Details ***
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lan includes:
(1) LEARNING to play with a good feel, touch, and control; through drum rudiments and a practice pad.
(2) LEARNING to play solid and steady, at various tempos; with the use of a metronome and headphones.
(3) LEARNING the fundamentals behind various styles including: Rock, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, and Fusion.
(4) LEARNING to read rhythm notation!!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Full Drumset.

-Practice pads.

-Metronomes and various books to help with instruction.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would prefer that the student has his or her own drumset. However, if needed, I can bring a small drumset to lessons.

*** Specialties ***
* First and foremost, it is extremely important to me that a student is very comfortable, and fundamentally has fun learning! So, I provide a fun and comfortable environment by being very approachable and patient, and by creating a calm, low stress environment.

* I am a feel over flash drummer, with very good ensemble skills. So, I am skilled at the art of teaching students to drum with a nice, groove-oriented feel, while honing in and listening in a band (ensemble) setting.

* No flash or fluff here, I prefer to focus on what I humbly feel is most important; that is, feel and listening skills! I pride myself on being very patient, reliable, and approachable. My experience relates mostly to the genres of Funk, R&B, Rock and Fusion. Thank you for your time.
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Michael T.

Sterling Heights, MI 48310
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Joshua J.

Detroit, MI

I have been teaching drums for 11 years. My goal is to teach the basic technique of percussion so that, with that foundation a student can eventually teach themselves to play any percussion instrument they want. One learns the rules in order to eventually have unlimited options in this unlimited space that percussion gives us. Drums are only the tip of the iceberg.

About Joshua

I am an Orchestra Fellow of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I received my percussion education first from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Percussion Scholarship Program. I received my Bachelor of Percussion Performance at DePaul School of Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very fun overall and am looking to teach as much as the student is willing to work to learn. A beginner will learn how to read time signatures, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, play at least a page long snare drum solo and perform a double stroke roll and other rudiments. 

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would like
the student to have a Remo practice pad and stand or comparable, a pair of Vic Firth SD1 Sticks or comparable, a music stand and an inexpensive metronome.

*** Specialties ***
Orchestral (Snare Drum, Xylophone, Timpani, etc), Drumset, African Drumming (Talking Drum, Djembe, Kalimba) Brazilian Pandeiro, Frame Drum, Latin Percussion, Audition Preparation and Music/Performance Philosophy
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craig W. May 14, 2015
Xylophone · In studio
Verified Student
excellent instructor. patient, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and non-judgmental. what more can you ask for...?
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Alex T. March 27, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Joshua genuinely cares about how I'm progressing and learning. The way he has broken down the basics so that I can get a better understanding of the drums is something no other teacher has done. He has an innate feel for what it is that you need to improve. Even after a few lessons , I see a great difference and my approach has changed, for the better. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is excellent!!
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george H. February 3, 2015
Percussion · In studio
My daughter was lucky enough to learn from Joshua when he was an assistant director for the Percussion Scholarship Group in Chicago. Joshua is an amazingly talented musician, and he constantly displayed his passion for teaching and imparting his knowledge to anyone at any time. He has an incredible rapport with young students and has my full recommendation.
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Joshua J.

Joshua J.

Detroit, MI 48207
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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