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David P.

Cincinnati, OH

For drums, students will learn rhythm, rudiments, beats, and fills. I use a couple of Rick Latham's drum workbooks, and a couple of Ted Reed's workbooks among others. For beginner's I have eighteen lessons I've designed to get started.

About David

David P. began formal training with St. Elizabeth’s church organist on piano at age eight.  His older brothers and sisters taught him how to play guitar at home, and at school he was a featured vocal soloist at concert performances.  During his high school years, he began playing drums and singing at shows around the greater Cincinnati area.  While attending Xavier University, David continued to play in several groups.  He performed with the Xavier University Choir for four years under the direction of conductor and music department chair Helmut Roerig.  David performed with the Xavier
University Percussion Ensemble and studied drums with John Gardner of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years.  He studied voice with Harriet Beebe and piano with Rebecca Slater among others for four year also.  While studying electronic music at Xavier, David began teaching classes with professor James Hart.  Today, professor Hart and David are co-composers at Ambient Studios.  David has written countless compositions heard across the globe on networks such as Lifetime, MTV and VH-1.  He is the head of Ambient Studios and Ambient Studios Music Academy.  David has taught at Midwest Music, Queen City Music, Take Lessons, Willis Music, Music Makers, Norwood High School, and Roger Bacon High School. 

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn to read music literature, play songs, and have fun!  I am an easy-going instructor, while at the same time, I still want to challenge students so they can excel at their instrument.  Most students really look forward to their lessons all week. For drums, students will learn rhythm, rudiments, beats, and fills.  I use a couple of Rick Latham's drum workbooks, and a couple of Ted Reed's workbooks among others.  For beginner's I have eighteen lessons I've designed to get started.  For piano, students will learn keys on the piano, chords, scales, key signatures, grand staff, read music and play songs of all styles, including classical, pop, jazz, folk, gospel, indie, and traditional.  There are children and adult beginners and intermediate workbooks that will be referred to students.  I also have a lot of material I like to use that I've designed.  For voice, students will learn scales, keys, breathing techniques, delivery, and diction.  Breath is the most important tool for proper pitch and vocal strength.  Students are encouraged to play an instrument to help with voice lessons, but this is not necessary.  For guitar, students will learn notes on the guitar, chords, scales, key signatures, read music and play songs, including, pop, rock, indie, jazz, folk, and traditional.  Students can learn to play their favorite songs.  I accept students from beginner to intermediate experience on guitar.  For music theory, students will learn intervals, chords, scales, key signatures, harmony, composition, and figured bass.  Students are encouraged to learn music theory using a piano, but another instrument may be used as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are held at Ambient Studios, a professional commercial recording studio where famous legends like Bootsy Collins have recorded.  Here, students are able to record their own performances, and perfect their craft.  Available instruments are a Roland V-drum set, a Mapex acoustic drum set, a Studiologic 88-key grand piano, Fender, Yamaha, Gibson, and Martin guitars, and state-of-the-art pre-amps and microphones.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical, pop, rock, and gospel. For voice I specialize in pop, rock, classical, broadway, and gospel. For guitar I specialize in pop, rock, and folk.
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Lucas B. September 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Terrific Teacher

He is a stupendous teacher. He makes his students feel comfortable, which is essential for optimal performance, without being excessively lax. The diaphragmatic breathing technique he began our first lesson with has proven to be incredibly valuable in signing and in my life in general.
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Alex C. September 13, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Has a gifted teaching ability

David has been an excellent teacher for my young children. He is patient, encouraging, and has a good teaching method. My children made good progress and although they were skeptical about taking lessons, once they had a lesson with David, they continued to come back and made very good progress.
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Zach B. August 22, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
David is an incredible teacher and mentor. I recommend him without any reservations.

David is not only gifted at building your talent and ability - he will help you build your confidence. I took weekly singing lessons with David, starting with no experience at all, and he took me to a place I never thought I could be. Lessons are relaxed, efficient, and directed at your own pace, and David has a way of making you very comfortable with his patient, kind demeanor. He is a diamond in the rough, and easily worth 2x the money.
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David P.

David P.

Cincinnati, OH 45213
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$47.50 / 30-min
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Zaky N.

Independence, KY

Using a great Curriculum that teaches students of all ages and skill levels. Starting with Realistic Rock, then Advanced Funk Studies, ending with Advances Jazz Techniques.

About Zaky

Hi, my name is Zak! Music is a beautiful thing. It has the power to give and shape emotions, send a message, move and inspire people. Music, and teaching have always been a big passion in my life. The ability to take knowledge you have, and show and shape someone with those skills. It is an amazing feeling. I am a passionate, and caring instructor. My teaching style is encouraging, motivating, and educational. I think you can do anything you set your mind to, and I use that by showing my students that I believe in them. Using a curriculum that was taught to me, and been used even in schools, a
nd universities, it fits all age and skill levels. Starting with Rock, moving to Funk, ending with Jazz. When drumming playing with music, learning improvisation, and playing by ear is important. I also focus on this, having students learn their favorite songs, and learn to play with new music as well. This keeps students interested, and adds a fun personal element to their lessons. I also have implemented use of a teaching app, so while practicing if students have a question they can ask me right then so to not forget, and I can give feedback. It also has a practice tracker tool. If you have any questions feel free to email me. I look forward to meeting you, and helping you reach your music goals!
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Pragya B G. March 15, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Good teacher!!
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Regina B. February 27, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I have nothing but great things to say about Zak N., my daughter's instructor - he is SUPER with her and has given her confidence and the self-esteem she lacked before. I would refer family/friends and others to him in a heartbeat!!! He is the BEST!!!

Zak has gone so far out of his way to accommodate us. He has taken my daughter under his wing, insisting that she surpasses him in his expertise and spends 4 times the amount of time he is getting paid for, just to increase her skills and confidence. This is all while he attends two different colleges on a full-time basis!!! He is simply amazing, and incredibly talented!
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Zaky N.

Zaky N.

Independence, KY 41051
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kerry K.

Dayton, OH

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. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

Kerry attended Wright State University for two (2) years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and the Samba school in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.

Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallen
das), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, he is performing Musicals at Sinclair College, jazz bands, as well as Church music in the area.

Kerry has been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
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James M. May 26, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.
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Samantha C. April 23, 2015
Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!
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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Drum · In studio
Kerry has given private percussion lessons to my 12 year old daughter for 8 months. She enjoys lessons and I have seen improvements in her performance. Kerry has been communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.
Thank you.

Dena Krupa
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Kerry K.

Dayton, OH 45459
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Garrette K.

Alexandria, KY

I have been giving drum lessons since 2013 and have had success in taking students who little to no musical experience into being able to strive in a music setting whether it be a concert hall or a rock gig. My students in the school system have been members of Northern Kentucky Select Band, Morehead Honor Clinic, Tri-State Band Symposium, Land Of Grant Honor Band, KMEA All-State Band, and many other prestigious ensembles.

About Garrette

I am currently pursuing my Bachelor Degree at Northern Kentucky University for Music Education. Besides teaching lessons to students in my home and in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, I also am the Percussion Director at Goshen High School for their marching band and winter percussion program. I also teach percussion at Beechwood High School for their marching band. I also have performance experience playing for Tates Creek Independent Ensemble which is a internationally competing percussion ensemble. I also frequently perform with Kincaid Regional Theater playing percussion
for musicals. I have vast experience in both teaching and playing in all genres of music from classical music ensembles such as NKU's Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonic Winds to Local bands and NKU's Steel Drum Ensemble. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
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Keith L. June 1, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Garrette has been extremely thorough and patient with me. He is teaching me how to drum well past my prime years and has been absolutely wonderful. He has given me great tips on how to work on areas that i have struggled with. I would definitely recommend Garrette for anyone wanting to learn drumming.
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Chris M. May 9, 2015
Percussion · In home
Verified Student
My son adores Garrette, after just one lesson. He is a very knowledgeable, respectful and inspiring young man. I feel like I not only lucked in to finding a great percussion teacher but also a role model for my very impressionable 12 year old. Garrette is highly recommended.
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Keith L. May 5, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Garrette was great at explaining everything especially since i have no musical background. I love the fact that we are starting from the beginning and i am learning how to read music before playing.
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Garrette K.

Garrette K.

Alexandria, KY 41001
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Justin E.

Middletown, OH

Drumming is almost entirely muscle memory. I believe that anyone who wants to play drums, can play drums. I have systems implemented in my own practice routine that allow me to become a more precise, tasteful, and musical drummer. I can work with whatever skill level you are at. I teach timing, groove, rudiments, applying rudiments behind the drum set, theory, musicality behind the drum set, limb independence, odd timing, polyrythms, and much more. Thank you, I hope to hear from you!

About Justin

Hello everyone, my name is Justin. I am a self taught percussionist/drum set drummer with experience in a wide range of musical genres. I also write my own music to play along to through a few different computer programs (DAWs). I have a few cover videos up on youtube.com/justindiddle and plan to upload plenty more in the future. I am a very patient and understanding tutor, I enjoy watching people grow from the moment we start having lessons.
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Justin E.

Justin E.

Middletown, OH 45044
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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