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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Percussion:
There are a whole list of percussion instruments and I can teach you anyone you would like to learn. Each instrument has it's own unique characteristics and can be sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater, struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument. The percussion family is believed to include the oldest musical instruments. Some of the instruments are timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, and tambourine. Whichever percussive instrument you choose I have the ability to teach it to you.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Dominic V.

Boston, MA
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dominic V.

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My lessons revolve around drum set and concert snare drum technique and musicianship. I aim to make sure that my students have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of percussion (rudiments, sight-reading, etc.), while simultaneously exposing them to the vast world of rhythmic styles and grooves. These span from classical snare repertoire to jazz, funk, rock, soul, and Latin styles. I design my curriculum around each student's individual needs, in order that our lessons may serve a practical purpose onstage.

About Dominic

I am a multi-genre drummer/percussionist who is currently a student at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Trained in classical piano from the age of 6, I took up the drums at age 11, with an emphasis on jazz drumming. Since then, I have performed at venues such as the DC Jazz Fes

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Max K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Percussion Performance & Music Education from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Awarded John Phillip Sousa National Band Award from Mount Sinai Central School District
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Max K.

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About Max

I am a professional drummer, hand drummer, music producer and recording artist. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in music education and percussion performance. I am a New York State Certified music educator with over 6 years of private and classroom teaching experience. A

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Ryan
Max is dope. Super patient, really positive, and over all a great dude.
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Kevin F.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
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Kevin F.

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Percussion has many areas - I work to show students how things are connected and related so that they can be successful sooner.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Heather S.
Kevin is very personable and easy to work with. He provides simple explanations in a way that makes it “click.” I enjoy my lessons and would highly recommend him.
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Sean C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sean C.

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I have been teaching for about 8 years with students ranging from beginner to advanced. All ages are welcome! I also welcome all different styles of music from rock, to jazz, and even classical. Each lesson is catered specifically to the student. I want each student to be able to reach their own specific goals, while having the time of their life!

About Sean

Drummer Sean C., 31, started playing at age 7 when he began studying with Mark Foster, a local free-lance percussionist in the Denver area. After high school he enrolled at the Colburn Conservatory in LA, where he studied with Jack van Geem, former Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Sympho

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Kristen S.
I can't say enough about Sean! He is funny and engaging. My 8 yo looks forward to his weekly online lessons and loves to practice. Sean presents material that is a perfect balance of challenging and achievable. It is so exciting to see my son's progress with the Djembe and his understanding of music theory grow. Sean is a fabulous find!
Nancy A.
It went perfectly fine.
Megan
Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!
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James W.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, Australian English, American English, British English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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James W.

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I teach drums to anyone desiring to learn eDrums and analog drums. I take on students who show a keen interest and dedication to drums and percussion both. You will learn as it pertains to songwriting and locking in with the bass player. I teach the basics. The goal is to have fun.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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Alex
I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push onward in my training. Since he has experience in the industry, he was able to tell me (truthfully) what I need to expect when my career takes off someday. That aside, we read through screenplays, did some accent work, improved a bit before every class, and talked about the power of positivity/confidence. I learned a little bit of everything from him. If you’re looking to get started on your path to an acting career, James is definitely your guy! He’ll do whatever he can to prepare you for your crazy journey through the industry.
Michael Largent
Where do I start, Mr. Walsh is an amazing coach and even better person. His classes extend beyond what he is teaching you, with life insights and showing you how to free your mind and be more positive on a daily basis.
donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals

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"I have a basic sense and feeling of rhythum but studying under kevin has yielded amazing results. I may not be the next star drummer but he really helped me hone my skills... he comes highly recommended!!"
Greg
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin J.
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"John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Alex is Very knowledgeable. He was great with my 13-year-old daughter. She learns a lot from him and really enjoys working with him. He is very good teacher and very patient. I like the fact that he gives her specific homework to work on. I look forward to working with him for a long time."
Peggy
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"Murray is skilled at teaching and a talented artist. He's also creative when the student comes with special creative project - he would understand your artistic interest and adjust the lesson and approach for you as well as share his own creative experiences and insights."
Kali
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Kevin is a fantastic instructor!

I have been taking private lessons from Kevin for two years now as we'll as receiving instruction in Band for the last three years. Kevin not only is an incredible percussionist himself, but he has a knack for being able to convey ideas to students that they can understand. New and better approaches to teaching rhythm, personalized lesson planning to suit a student's needs, and a vast knowledge of music from years of professional experience are just a few things that Kevin brings to the table. If you're looking for a percussion instructor, I would highly recommend Kevin as your first choice!"
Nick
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Murray is patient, encouraging, and obviously very knowledgeable about his subject area. He is also flexible and creative in unpredictable technology related situations. Looking forward to more lessons. I believe I can learn a lot."
Michael
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Great working with Mr. Piper."
Tamaro
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"Off to a great start!"
Heidi
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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