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Keith J.

56 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Drummese
  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degrees from Baldwin Wallace College - Berea, Ohio
  • Teaching since 1993
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Keith J.

56 Reviews
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45 years in the Music Business Students learn -
Drum Set/Snare Drum Technique and Music Performance,
Music Recording Techniques,
The Music Business - The Music AND the Business of Music
Endorsed by Hal Blaine - The most recorded Musician in HISTORY
Endorsed by Alex Van Halen and many others

About Keith

Keith is a seasoned world class drummer, a 3 Time Grammy Award winner as well as an Emmy award winning media producer; with a high degree of artistic and technical experience. He has over forty four years on-stage experience performing, developing and managing international artists. He has performe

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Raymond
It a great experience so far !
Dan
Keith is great! My nearly 6 year old son has only been seeing Keith for a few weeks, but he’s already learned so much. Keith is everything you want in a teacher - he’s funny, patient and has a really great way of explaining drumming concepts is such a way that even a student as young as my son can grasp. Even my son has said Keith is a great teacher!
Rachel F.
Keith is a great teacher! He gives excellent technical instruction and makes it a lot of fun. Our son loves his lessons with Keith!

Matthew M.

4 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor's of Music, Music Industry from James Madison University
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Matthew M.

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I have over 20 years of playing and performing experience. I keep lessons fun, yet challenging. I tailor each lessons to my students interests and goals. I teach how to play beats, fills, read music, and how to play by ear. Let’s rock out and learn some awesome songs!

About Matthew

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and drummer. I have been performing and teaching for over 14 years. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter of a local band and have gigged at all over the DMV area. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music, emphasis in Music Indus

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Dean M.
Great guy, made me feel extremely comfortable.
Didn’t make me feel awkward at all on my first ever lesson.
I definitely recommend him to anybody.
Dan S.
I had a great session with Matthew covering some theory, blues chord patterns and scales - a lot covered in an hour and lots of things for me to practice in the meantime. Looking forward to the next lesson. Two thumbs up!
Boris
Matthew is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable & patient. He always answers my son’s questions, gives him advise and homework. My son has learned alot from Matthew and he always looks forward to his Guitar lessons. We are both very happy with matthew. If you need guitar lessons, contact Matthew. You won’t regret it. he is an excellent teacher.

Cabot P.

Woodbridge, VA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cabot P.

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I would like to present services as a steel drum and percussionist musician, although I have enjoyed tremendous success as a fulltime touring musician. I am happiest teaching It inspires me to see the talent develop and confidence build in my students. As your teacher I look forward to start this amazing life changing journey with you!

About Cabot

Music is my life's work and passion. I am a Results-driven Musical instuctor and steal pan maestro with 45 years of progressive experience and a proven record for teaching and developing award winning musicians. As a musician, my proven ability to interact with people of highly diverse cultures, ag

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Stephen D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish/Espanol
  • Master of Music from Indiana University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Stephen D.

9 Reviews
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I played Snare Drum in the drum line in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band for four years. I am very experienced in rudimental snare drum and can help you learn the 26 basic rudiments as well as the advanced rudiments, and their application. If you're practicing for a drum line audition, I can help you set up a practice schedule, and we can work on your material together. Set yourself a goal and reach it!

About Stephen

Hi, thanks for visiting my profile! I love teaching. I hope you find this information useful. I have over 30 years of combined education and experience performing and teaching percussion and piano. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama,with Piano as m

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Anh H.
Stephen has been a great piano teacher. Both my boys take lessons from him and they enjoy it bery much. He is very clear about what they need to learn. His lessons are well planned and he’s flexible with the learning styles of each student. Sometime we even called him and asked questions after the lessons and he’s very generous and nice to have spent the time to explain things to the boys over the phone.
Elisha F.
I've been studying piano with Steve for about a year. I could not be happier with my progress. Steve not only tunes right in to my needs but makes the discipline fun. He is a talented musician, and it's obvious he enjoys teaching music. I feel very fortunate to have him as my teacher.
Elisha
I had my first lesson with Stephen today and he is an awesome teacher. I've been teaching myself for the last couple of years and was very nervous about playing in front of anyone. He made me feel very comfortable and picked up my needs quickly. He's very flexible and patient. I have full confidence that he will take me to the next level of reading, performing and theory. I'm exited to have found Stephen and look forward to my next lesson.
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Thor B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2000
  • BA, Music from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thor B.

6 Reviews
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When we make music it's called playing for a reason: because it's fun! My aim is to ignite joy, creativity, and growth no matter your age or background with music. I listen to you in order to help guide you through your unique path, reinforcing solid standard practices and Independence along the way. What excites and inspires you about music?

For over 20 years, I have been teaching and performing as a professional drummer and percussionist. Since receiving my bachelor's degree in classical percussion and a master's degree in video game music and sound design, I have continued to share my passion for music as an active performer, recording artist, composer, arranger, and sound designer.

About Thor

I have extensive experience in the worlds of performing, composing, arranging, and teaching. On drums, I've kept myself busy playing rock, pop, jazz, country, hip-hop, classical, metal, acoustic, latin, avant-garde, showband, big band, sight-reading, fusion, children's music, and more in a wide var

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Scott
Thor is the best drummer and teacher! I’m so thankful for the rhythmic wisdom he shared in our online lessons. It helped take my drumming to the next level. Highly recommended 10/10
Tommy
Thor really knows what he’s talking about! He has a solid footing in rock, jazz, Latin, and many other settings and his compositional skills and musicianship really back up his expertise as a drummer. I took lessons from Thor for three years while I was in high school and now I study jazz drums at Elmhurst College. Looking back, Thor was definitely my favorite teacher. He brings an enthusiasm and friendly demeanor to each and every lesson and I couldn’t think of a better teacher for a beginner/intermediate drummer.
Anna
Thor is an excellent teacher - he has a knack for helping students reach a higher standard than they may have thought possible.

Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Most Improved Musician from Birch Creek
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew N.

29 Reviews
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Matthew has studied and taught drums for over 20 years. His specialty lies in drumset of all styles and rudimental snare drumming. You can expect a well rounded lesson covering all of the fundamentals to becoming a good drummer.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mu

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Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
Gabriel S.
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Manassas, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Manassas is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Murray is awesome!!! Very detailed and organized. He has the right personality for teaching. His patience with students is a great attribute to him being a great instructor. If you want to become a drummer, then Murray Piper is your guy!!!"
D'Juan Chapman
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My son really enjoyed his first lesson!!!"
Chris
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Lobo Soto
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Josh has been an great instructor and motivational figure for our 11 year old. My son says "he is cool!". I highly recommend Josh for both his expertise and fantastic personality."
Eddie
Took Drum lessons from Joshua T.
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"First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!"
Damien
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!"
Shay
Took Drum lessons from Jerome M.
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"Outstanding Teacher.

When I first met Keith, or as I call him Coach, he went right to business. Took out my notebook, and in the 30 Minutes, I learned so much about music notes that I could go home and remember without looking at the book. He Is an AWESOME teacher and someone that I will always admire and look up to. He is very patient and gives a lot of similarities to what he went through years past to what I could handle now. The unfortunate part is that I had to cancel some classes because of my A/C and Heating job and he always had extra time during the day to squeeze me in. He will always be in my mind, and there is not a single day that goes by that i tap my fingers while listening to music and measuring the beats in a song. Its fun! And he got me in LOVE with drums even more. Coach, i know you are reading this, and I am glad you are, just want you to know I really appreciate your time with me and give me something to accomplish, which is learn something new in my life. Coach, you are the greatest and I hope new students who come to for training and help realize that it will be the best 30 minutes they can ever receive from any music teacher. GOOD LUCK!!"
George
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Colin has been a great inspiration in my son's playing. It has brought a level of creativity and improvisation that he just wasn't learning from other teachers. He truly cares about his students and has a positive energy that helps motivate my son to be a better player. Colin has the chops and spectacular sense of timing and song memory. I would recommend Colin to students of all age and ability levels."
Josh
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Kevin is a great teacher. I am a total beginner and already feel more comfortable with notes than I ever thought possible and I’m having fun learning the drums. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thanks Kevin!"
Janet
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"John was my drum teacher a few years ago, always on time and ready to go with fun and cool new stuff to learn - he's your man if looking to be a solid drummer."
Garret
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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