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Barbara R.

9 Reviews
Fairfax Station, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • BA in Languages from George Washington University
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Barbara R.

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About Barbara

Singing is my life! I trained classically from 4/1972 - 4/83, then continued concentrated self study for 5 years. I sang for Voice of America and National Geographic Explorer specials before becoming voice coach for the MD Renaissance Festival. I have sung professionally since '83 and have taught

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Marc E D.
I have been taking lessons from Barbara for 3 to 4 months now.I live in a condo so when I practice every 2 weeks I take my PA.over to my x girl friends house to practice .She is the person who got me started 12 years ago and she knows my voice well.She rarely compliments me on anything which is common for an x girlfriend, however the last 2 times I practiced at her house ,she cracks a big smile and says with suprise"You have gotten better!"Thanks Barbara!
Marc E D.
Barbara was great,she knows her stuff.Looking foward to my next lesson with her.Also fantastic personality!
Frank B.
Barbara is fantastic. She has such a strong background in vocal performance and taking good care of your instrument. She's lso a lot of fun and has great enthusiasm.
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Christian R.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
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  • Music, Audio Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Photography from TCC, OSU, NYIP
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christian R.

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I started studying the Drums when I was a teenager. I wanted to learn in order to improve my rhythm and timing on the guitar but I fell in love with the drums and continued private lessons and studied on my own so that I could create and record my own material. I started teaching in 2009 and have worked with over 100 students. Some of my favorite drummers are Chad Smith from RHCP's, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Taylor from Queen, and many many more.
There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, Railroad media, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac.
I use Pearl drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Roland electronic set, Sabian pad, LP cow bell and bongos, Vick Firth sticks, Tama Iron cobra double bass pedal, Evens and Remo heads.
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About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from tak

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Charlie S.
Christian was very careful as I knew nothing about music. He explained the guitar’s basic function in language that I can understand. I am more enthusiastic about playing than I thought possible.
Braylon C.
A great instructor. Very patient with my son who has never touched a piano before. Very knowledgeable about all types of music and different instruments. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for lessons.
Emmett S.
My son Emmett is always excited to spend time with Christian! Each lesson is well organized and they cover a lot of material focusing both on skills and fun items. Technology part of things can be challenging but Christian each weeks puts the time in to make the experience better for all of us. We are having a wonderful time and learning a lot.
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David L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Dean's List from University of Washington
  • Spanish, B.A. from University of Washington
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David L.

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My teaching technique is learner-centered. I work with students to help them build a strong vocabulary of drum rudiments and have them apply their newly acquired drumming knowledge to the songs and genres that interest them most. I have found this to be ideal for those at the beginning and intermediate levels. For the advanced drummers out there, I may be able to assist with some minor application of technique or perhaps deviate from standard drumming practices to acquire a fuller awareness of the body's interaction with not only the drumsticks and drum set, but how to maintain total postural awareness.

For those interested in flamenco, I have a lifetime of experience with the rhythms of flamenco, am a professional cajón player, and study/perform flamenco guitar.

About David

Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, D

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Phillip Gardner
Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!
mike
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
Jacob
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.

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Garrett S.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded 2017 Jazz Society Award from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies) from University of California, San Diego
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Garrett S.

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Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freelance DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál”. Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains private studios in North Hollywood and East San Diego County where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching experiences include drumlines/concert bands at ...

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands and works as a freelance wedding DJ

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Garrett is incredibly personable and knowledgeable, the best attributes of a great teacher! I've learned so much from him already and am looking forward to more to come in future lessons. I'd highly recommend Garrett to learn basics and beyond of dj'ing.
Matthew A.
Garrett, is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and thorough. He continuously checks for understanding and is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. My son had his first lesson and is very excited and is looking forward to his future lessons!
Dillard
Garrett was patient, kind, and professional when he meet with my son virtually. I was a little worried about how the meet was going to go because it was virtual; however, he did an excellent job rearranging the camera whenever he needed to provide the appropriate angles for my son to learn.
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Johnny S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded YoungArts Finalist from YoungArts
  • Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School
  • Teaching since 2014
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Johnny S.

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My teaching method is based on all of the information that I’ve gathered from the past five years of studying at the Juilliard School in New York City. Drawing on this experience (as well as the practical experience of playing professionally for eight years), I have crafted a teaching method that addresses concepts which are applicable to all styles of music. With that being said, I treat each student with a singular focus, each lesson being crafted with their goals in mind. Within weeks, I can turn a person with no experience into someone who can play gigs, jam on their favorite songs, and get the most enjoyment and knowledge out of their drumming experience.

About Johnny

Hello! I’m Johnny Steele. I’m a twenty year old professional drummer and an alum of the Juilliard School in New York City. After beginning to play professionally eight years ago, I have had the opportunity to playing around the world, playing at jazz festivals in Brazil, Switzerland, and Amsterdam

Kerry K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Master of Music from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Kerry K.

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I've been teaching Drums since 2004 and recently started back January 2013. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play all rudiments and as time goes on you'll be able to play in bands and in JH and HS bands. I typically use the Haskell Harr, and now include Alfred's Drum Method book for Snare; Tommy Igo for drum-set. His posters from Vic Firth are great resources (which I send out to new students). I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

Online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University t

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!

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"Mattia is excellent--very thoughtful and methodical about building my skills. He never gives up and takes approaches from different angles until I get it right!!"
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Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"My daughter got a drum set for her birthday last year. When I was looking for a drum teacher for her, Max's name was passed along to me, and so far he has been a great instructor. Max is always very patient with my daughter and cares a lot about her progression. My daughter really enjoys her drum lessons."
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Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"He Will ask you to play whatever you have on the top of your head and find small flaws in your playing and help you Improve the little things. I recommend this teacher highly and it will improve your playing greatly!"
Anthony
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Rufus is a dedicated drum instructor who is keenly interested in seeing his students improve. We have seen our son rapidly progress with the drums over a short period of time and look forward to seeing Rufus develop his skills further."
Josiah
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Kay is awesome. My daughter loved her. She is very patience and kept Victoria engaged."
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Took Drum lessons from Kay S.
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"I've been taking lessons from Bobby for 6 months. I already play piano.... but drums are very different from piano. I like his teaching technique and his patience. He's very understanding, his lessons have lots of variety and are fun. He takes the time to get to know his students, so he understands what each student wants to achieve from their lessons. I'm learning a lot from him...two thumbs UP."
Joan
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"If you or someone is wanting to take lessons I highly recommend Kevin because I started knowing almost nothing about how to play on any type of instrument relating to percussion but Kevin has helped me understand how to count and look at the Music in a way that is understandable to play and read."
Benjamin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Athan is flexible (client focused), rigorous, challenging, focused and a lot of fun. A great combination of qualities in a teacher!! I'm really looking forward to continuing my learning program with him."
Patricio
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Outstanding Drum Instructor

Casey has been instructing our 9-year old son for over a year. He is an outstanding drum instructor and I highly recommend him. Casey goes above and beyond as an instructor and his passion for music AND teaching is always evident. Casey connected with our son by taking the time and effort to get to know him to understand how he learns and what he likes. He adapts his approach to ensure our son is having fun while learning. Best of all, the results are tangible ... our son enjoys his lessons, looks forward to practicing, and has learned how to play and read music. I would not hesitate in the least in hiring Casey as an instructor."
Stacy
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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