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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Al P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Jazz, Music
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1984
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Al P.

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I am a multi purpose percussionist. I can show you proper technique on most...such as shakers, tambourine, bongo/conga drums, tympani, mallet instruments and all other bells and whistles you need for a percussion blowout!

About Al

Updated: 2-12-2021 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1

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Marie
Lessons with Al are always a high point of my week. Learning guitar as an adult is challenging, and he is unfailingly encouraging and motivational. His teaching method - a mix of music theory, exercises, improvisation, and practicing songs - keeps things fresh and challenging every week, and has helped me become better at productive practicing outside of each session. Al is also willing to jump down the rabbit hole with me when I bring him something I can’t figure out on my own. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a wonderful teacher.
James
Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!
Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
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Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
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Michael J.

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I work with students of all ages on pursuing their desires with performing, rudiments, proper technique, reading music, groove and for all percussion instruments.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor since 2008. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former instructor f

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

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Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT
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Aaron C.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 1999
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Aaron C.

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Teaching percussion instruments typical in a school band or orchestra.

About Aaron

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. I

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Claire U.
Fantastic, patient, and effective teacher. He's very positive and encouraging with my active 8-year-old and I am amazed at how far she's come in almost a year. Wow! He also makes lessons fun and challenging, meeting the students at their level. Great instructor, highly recommend!
Chris
Aaron is great with my child. He's patient and encouraging.
Bennett Ross R.
Aaron was patient and engaging with my 4 y/o son. The class was a blast!
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Kevin F.

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

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Awarded Woody Herman Jazz Award from Franklin High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David P.

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About David

Learning to play music goes beyond understanding how to play an instrument alone. It is a craft and mentorship that teaches us the value of self expression, creativity, communication, focus, and more. As a professional musician, music therapist and educator, I understand what it takes to show you ho

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Jen
David is patient, warm and easy to work with. He turned the lessons into games and my boys loved it. He’s very talented but more importantly understands how to communicate with kids and keep them engaged.
Reanna
Excellent, patient instructor. I'm taking a break through December but can't wait to start back up again with David.
Tina
David is a pleasant and patient piano teacher. My ten year old son enjoys how David tailors his music to what is interesting to the student , which makes it fun!

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"We found Mr. Arnold to be one of the best tutors around. He was easy to work with our changing schedule. He covered all the areas we needed, and was able to provide instruction through all levels of talent. We felt blessed for all the help he gave us, but also for the positive roll model he was."
Joseph
Took Percussion lessons from Dan A.
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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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"chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend"
Joel
Took Percussion lessons from Christopher B.
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"John is a perfect instructor for my daughter, who is shy & responds to positive yet structured instruction. She is already practicing for next week :)"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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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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"Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him."
Dr. Craig
Took Percussion lessons from Michael J.
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"Outstanding!

Always challenging and keeps me informed about stuff that I need to know. Always relates things to other areas of percussion. Is really funny and nice. Always keeps me interested in what is going on during the lesson."
MacKenzie
Took Percussion lessons from Alex J.
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"My daughter has really been enjoying her lessons with Tracy! Many thanks!"
Leah
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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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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