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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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Samuel J. April 9, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Sandy works very well with my son. My son is extremely excited about his drum lessons.
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Cameron L. January 2, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher! Very patient and encouraging. My son truly enjoyed his time learning something new. Can't wait for the next lesson!
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Jim F. December 17, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
I'm thrilled I was able to meet such an accomplished musician today! I'm excited and looking forward to our next meeting.
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Sandy L.

Sandy L.

Southfield, MI 48075
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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James W.

Detroit, MI

About James

By the age of 2, James had already developed a passion for music and a desire to play the drums. Over the years he has become one of the most sought after drummers in the city of Detroit. He is passionately admired by the crowd which has grown to respect him as an entrepreneur and member of the band.
James number one supporter has always been his father. His dad traveled with him to various venues and ensured he would gain the skills and knowledge as he pursued his educational career. James experienced the “Golden Opportunity” of being the first drummer at the Detroit School of Performing A
rts. He has also traveled on a 16 day tour to Europe where he visited Austria, France, Switzerland and Germany.
As an educator and mentor James; has committed his time to training young students and helping them cultivate their skills. He enjoys implementing various programs to allow students to reach their full potential.
His rhythms, progressive drumming style and skillful techniques have been vividly displayed in several church services, concerts, plays, musicals and benefits in a variety of venues throughout the United States.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a Patient teacher with a Heart for the student. I am using basic drum Instructional materials.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two drum kits, drum sticks, timer

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the whole set. Ask that students have drums sticks and book

*** Specialties ***
Perfection in Drum Rhythms for Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Rock.
Specializing in the 12 basic Rudiments and Incorporating them in the Music.
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NEIL PERT December 11, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
Man You Pretty, but please take another pic, You B-Scarry , look'on down @ yr pupils
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P.MAN December 11, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Wallace The Man....
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James W.

James W.

Detroit, MI 48235
(2)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Scott S.

Waterford, MI

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About Scott

ATTENTION!!!
Travel rates are $10 more than Studio rates... accurate cost is

Studio In Home
30mins $25 $35
45mins $35 $45
60mins $45 $55

Sorry for confusion and trying to get this fixed on the site ASAP!!! Also my background check is good and YES i can teach anyone under the age of 18... google me!!!

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 Sc
ott 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 of 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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Bill Andrews October 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
A+
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Michelle August 17, 2015
Guitar · In home
So friendly AND professional, couldn't have asked for a better teacher! I look forward to future lessons and learning to SHRED from Scott :)
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Jan Tuohy July 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is astounding! He has a passion for teaching music and is knowledgeable in many aspects of his field. He has strong technical skills, is eager to design a forward path to meet a student's needs, and a very positive attitude to support your desire to learn. I am so happy to be learning from him and am optimistic that I will grow in the future!
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Scott S.

Scott S.

Waterford, MI 48328
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michael T.

Sterling Heights, MI

Learn to play the drums quickly!!!!

About Michael

I have many years experience as a working musician, combining: Private drum instruction, freelance studio work, and collaboration with musicians and bandmates in both a live and studio setting.

I have been a member of solid Metropolitan Detroit bands, most notably including: Friends of the Family, Night Train, and The Mobius Loop. I have 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: Studio N Armada, Riff Lab Studios
, Woodshed Studios and The Disc. Most recently, I participated in two separate studio/recording projects,with producer/multi-instrumentalist Joshua Michael Ackermann, and with producer/sound engineer Dan Lesnick. Along with teaching drum lessons, I love to supplement my income with this type of studio work. I am also presently collaborating on original material, with a newly formed rock band, yet to be named. I am very excited about this and hope to get in the studio and to be gigging, in the near future!

I am looking to add dedicated students to my current roster. I took private instruction, studying under two EXCELLENT drummers from the Detroit Metro area: Darryl Pierce and Donny Gruendler. Mr. Pierce (among many other accomplishments) currently tours internationally and nationally with a well known artist by the name of Bettye LaVette. This group has made frequent television appearances, including: David Letterman and Austin City Limits. Mr. Gruendler, is currently the Vice President of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and he has been featured in several Modern Drummer publications.

I have learned a great deal through private instruction, and therefore teach from experience. I utilize and apply many of the techniques that I personally found useful; through my own private instruction. References from teachers, students, producers, and bandmates can be provided on request.
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Peter December 17, 2016
Drum · In studio
I've been taking drum lessons with Mike for almost a year now. I can say with confidence that I've been progressing from lesson to lesson under his instruction and guidance.

If I were to describe Mike as a teacher so far, he would be the Yoda of drums; he's positive, gentle, and fun. But at the same time, he's firm and pushes you to be the best drummer you can be. Mike also calibrates his lesson based on your current drum level; he never teaches something that is too easy nor does he teach something that is too difficult. Instead, he has guided me through challenging but achievable exercises. Progression has been improving one baby-step at a time. This wouldn't have been possible without Mike's attention to detail, patience, encouragement, and continuous feedback.

With that being said, these small baby-steps over the past year have led to tremendous improvement in my skills in 2016. Looking forward to getting even better in 2017. I would highly recommend Mike for private lessons if you wish to be a JEDI DRUM MASTER!
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Todd December 14, 2016
Drum · In home
Mike has been a great instructor for my son. He has been extremely professional and easy to work with. My son is quiet and not very outgoing, however he has come out of his shell with Mike. Mike utilizes the lesson time to its fullest. Overall, we have been very pleased.
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Alex October 20, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is probably the best teacher I have had in years. He's very considerate, knowledgeable, and just an all around nice guy. If you are looking for a really good teacher choose him as your first choice.
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Michael T.

Michael T.

Sterling Heights, MI 48310
(18)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Bill E.

Warren, MI

Drum Lessons
Specializing in all drum and percussion lessons. Offering a complete service for private, classroom and group lessons for percussion, snare drummimg and drum-set.

About Bill

Bill Emerson Music L.L.C. teaches professional music lessons. Specializing in private, classroom and group lessons for Drums, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, & School Band Instruments. Bill is an experienced music teacher and musician, and has provided private and group music lessons in southeastern Michigan for 35 years. Bill is the present drum-line and percussion instructor at Van Dyke Public Schools.
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Bill E.

Bill E.

Warren, MI 48089
starting at
$30.40 / 30-min

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