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Gio A.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Gio A.

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I have been playing drum kit and percussion for over fifteen years and teaching for about 12. I've played a little bit of everything - pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska/reggae, blues, jazz, and even musical theater. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with drummers of all ages and skill levels (lessons at my studio will be on electronic kit).

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Is a very good teacher he's very patient.
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I am learning consistently and step by step.

Ryan B.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryan B.

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I teach a wide variety of students ranging from beginners to advanced, with my youngest student being 5 years old and my oldest in his late 50's. I believe whether you are a beginner, thinking about music as a hobby or someone who wishes to pursue music as a career, I am positive I can cultivate and grow your musical capabilities based on your specific needs.

Providing my students with knowledge from a musician who is actively furthering their career is important to me, I want my students to know that I am aggressively pushing the boundaries of drumming alongside artists such as Grayson Erhard, Emma Mayes & the Hip, and my own jazz influenced hip-hop trio Smirk.

About Ryan

My name is Ryan and I offer private drum lessons. Music, specifically drumming, is my passion. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to make a living performing & teaching drums. Watching a student work on a new song for months and finally get to the point where they are ready to perfo

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Murray P.

84 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Murray P.

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Snare Drum
-Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper grips and hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Intermediate drum set book
- Reading various time signatures
- More style studies such as, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, samba, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods on drum set
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I have been playing since the age of three years old and have been teaching since 2004. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well

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Elijah R.
First lesson, can tell we chose the right instructor. Excellent with my child. Knowledgeable.. my 11 year old is excited for more lessons!! :)
Cathy Gertz
Murray has a unique way of finding the way to teach an individual based on their strengths and weaknesses and how their brain thinks and learns. My 52 year old brain doesn't always get it but Murray always finds a way or technique for me to understand so that I can play and be the best that I can be whether I playing my drums or playing my cajon..
Jaser S.
Not enough space to write how excited our students. Murray knows drums In and OUT. We are beyond blessed to have him instruct us!

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Christopher B.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christopher B.

2 Reviews
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Whether you're a first timer, or experienced drummer, I can bring you to the level you wish to achieve.

About Christopher

I am a professional guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer, and vocalist with over 15 years of experience with my craft. I graduated from FIU with a Bachelor's in Biomedical Science. After deciding that medicine was not for me and spent 9 years at the School of Rock Music, West Broward teach

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Len
Chris is the most talented guitar teachers that I know. He has played out regularly and has the drive and know-how to prep you to play out. He knows theory and can explain the "why" of how things are played. His style is smooth and fluid. I would recommend him to every level of player as he is extremely knowledgeable and has a great deal of patience.
He books up quickly! Book your time slot before his schedule gets full!
Elaine Minionis
One of the things that I love the most about this teacher is that he makes you trust in yourself. He pushes you until you know that, even though it looks hard, YOU can do it through discipline and practice. And then you become surprised about yourself, and your relationship with your instrument immediately becomes stronger. Chris has years and years of experience teaching music. He is a multi-instrumentalist, absolutely talented and I would absolutely recommend him! Plus his sense of humor makes everything shinier. Wouldn't pick anybody else!
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Shiv T.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Hindi, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Shiv T.

8 Reviews
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I like to teach with music, meaning we start by choosing the students favorite song and building slowly in level of difficulty. As they progress we play beats and learn fills. Later we get into reading and writing drum notes. Then we explore different genres, and styles of playing. This way the student can aim to play any song at-least 4-5 ways depending on what is required and what style and flavor they want to incorporate in their performance. For Advanced students we learn to jam with other instrumentalists, and write our own drum beats. Just like a pianist would learn to compose a melody, my drum students can learn to compose their own drum beats like all great drummers do. And finally the most advanced student can learn to manage the rhythm of a song, not only the drums but also the other instruments.
Any level of student can expect to learn the necessary rudiments, beats, fills to have a vast and deep repertoire. Also I strive to teach the art of freestyling which is the ...

About Shiv

I've been playing since I was 6 years old, so I understand the difficulty of learning drums, but it. doesn't have to be boring. I like to teach with the student's favorite songs, and break them down into simple levels. And as we learn new concepts we can play their song with a more complex rhythm,

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Raju
Shiv is a great teacher, he is practical, uses songs to get you started and keep you interested in learning drums. He is young and has been learning music from very young age. It is relief for me when i go to drums classes as it clears my mind away from daily grind.
Ekta
My son took drum lessons from Shiv for a short time. Shiv really connected with my son and sparked an interest by starting with my son’s favorite songs. We could not continue due to conflict of timings.
Anyil
Shiv has been teaching our son since he was 6yrs old and although he’s young, he’s great with connecting with the students and explaining things to help you understand. My son really enjoys his lessons & we highly recommend Shiv. He has a passion for music & tracing and he’s really good at it.

Ray R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ray R.

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About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synth

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Cynthia
Ray is an amazing teacher. My 11-year-old has high-functioning autism and has a great interest in learning music. I was hesitant to hire just any teacher, as many teachers don't have the patience and understanding to work with special needs kids. However, Ray has been not only patient, but he has an exceptional way of teaching my son in a way that he would understand and retain the information. Ray is creative, intuitive, and experienced. My son is very happy and enjoys the lesson every single time. Thanks Ray.
Maximus
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
Eden H.
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.

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"I had a few great 🥁 lessons from Joe. Great talent. This drummer has patience, knowledge,and a wealth of information pertaining to his passion for Drums. I highly recommend Joe Napoleone. I am now a "Drummer" and Joe and myself get together and have our own battle of the bands. Thanks Joe."
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Took Drum lessons from Joseph N.
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"super nice"
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Josh is an amazing teacher! I'm taking both drum lessons and music production lessons from him and really enjoying each and every lesson! He really is very knowledgeable and his passion really comes through in his teaching! Taking lessons with Josh is a lot of fun & I'm closer to where I want to be with my musical goals each and every lesson!"
Fred
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"Steven was beyond helpful. He is always prepared and open to as many questions as you can think of. And if you don't fully understand the answer, he'll take the time to answer in different ways, so that you're on the same page. He was also very helpful in setting up the lesson times and locations.

It was my first time trying the drums and I didn't have a drum set yet. Steven took the time to sit down with me and discuss which drum sets were good for the price.

Overall, this was a great experience!"
A.M.
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"If You Want Beyond a Great Teacher, Then Go With Matt

I have been taking lessons with Matt for over a year. I can honestly say, if you want drum lessons, then he's your guy! He is professional, personable, highly knowledgeable, patient, explains things very well, and very reliable. I have had 3 guitar teachers, 1 voice teacher, and 1 drum teacher before Matt and out of all those teachers, he was by far the best. There is a big difference between someone who does it for a hobby or just a little extra income and some one who has a passion and Matt has the passion and he really cares about his students. I can be really bad about practicing but he hasn't given up on me and is always encouraging. From my past experiences with teachers, a teacher that believes in you is a very important element in teaching, Matt has that element. If you want the best, I mean really the best you can find, then go with Matt. You will NOT regret it and nor will your child."
Vasilisa
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"It was super fun. My son had a great time!"
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"The best"
Chen
Took Drum lessons from Jacob P.
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"Bobby is a fantastic instructor. He spent several years himself studying drums from different people well versed in different techniques, so his approach is very broad and versatile; he is very knowledgeable and familiar with all kinds of different styles of music and drumming. As a teacher, he is very enthusiastic and energetic, his passion for his craft definitely guides the lesson along. He is very patient and takes the time to explain himself thoroughly and to help with problems or questions. He is very dedicated and professional, he always keeps his appointments, on time, and is considerate of your time, and he makes the most of the lesson time. He is very easy to reach and communicate with for rescheduling and such. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Mike is awesome! Super down to earth and easy to talk to. He is understanding and patient and seriously takes the time to help you grasp new concepts and increase comfortability with new styles. He is an incredible musician and really understands the deeper meaning behind any drum style or technique that you are trying to learn. I have been a self taught drummer my whole life and I moved to Denver to attend CU for music after getting out of the Army. Mike helped me to prepare for my entrance exams and my drum kit audition, which I knocked out the park. I am now a full blown music student and officially on path to my dream career. Thank you Mike!! I'm looking forward to more lessons and to continue improving!"
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Great with children

Alex is great with my 7 year-old son! David has already shown improvement in concentration at school, thanks to Alex!"
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Alex J.
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