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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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Bongos:
Are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. Together with the conga or tumbadora, and to a lesser extent the batá drum, bongos are the most widespread Cuban hand drums, being commonly played in genres such as Cuban son, salsa and Afro-Cuban jazz.
In class we will be focusing on different hand techniques, placement
and rhythms. Starting with the basics, from the first class we will begin to use these techniques to play along with songs.

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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Sandi G.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Semper Fidelis Award from Lisle High School
  • MIRA program for the Recording Arts from St Petersburg College
  • Teaching since 1989
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Sandi G.

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Hi! Music is my life and passion. I believe I was born to play drums and want to give my musical knowledge to as many people as I can.
Whether you want to learn how to play from scratch, get back into it after taking time off or anything in between I will show you what to do and how to do it correctly and musically keeping it fun and challenging. Reading rhythms from snare drum to full kit and even treble and bass clef. I have you covered.. I've owned and operated my own school of rock for almost 2 decades, and can teach anyone how to play. I am also a professional guitarist and bassist, so when you get to a certain level we can (and will) jam to your favorite songs. I can guide and consult you on the right gear to buy for your best progress and budget. Let's do this, I’m ready to rock!

About Sandi

I am a lifelong musician, originally self-taught on several instruments including drums/ percussion (primary) electric lead and acoustic guitar, 4 and 5 string bass, ukulele, piano/ keys, and voice. I am a recording artist and have released several eps singles and albums. I played all bands in high

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Jack
Sandi's a great drum teacher and is specifically great at connecting young burgeoning musicians and having them learn to play well together. This was especially important for me in helping me be comfortable playing in band settings which was and is the most important aspect of being a musician for me.
Emily
I just started taking lessons with Sandi this week. She was great and made it lots of fun! She made sure to gauge my skill level before I arrived, and prepared a fun first lesson for me. She is really skilled at telling how much challenge to give a student, which makes it fun for the student but also makes you want to practice and come back to learn more! Sandi is laid back, very approachable and super friendly. She’s a wealth of information on music, equipment, and even is helpful with booking classes through the website!
Kristen
This is my Second attempt at learning guitar - my first attempt with a different teacher ended before I could strum a song. Sandi’s teaching style makes learning guitar enjoyable. She teaches chords and songs and introduces music theory as you progress. Sandi also provides the encouragement needed to keep practicing even if you think you’ll never get there.
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Indigo S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Indigo S.

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I have been a professional musician and educator for the past ten years. I'm certain that my music theory knowledge and performance experience in all aspects of percussion including; drum set, mallet percussion, marching percussion, and hand percussion will have you making music in no time. My wide range of experience both as a professional musician and an educator can accommodate the budding rock star student and the student preparing for their Juilliard audition. I believe I can inspire students to think outside the box and forge their own path to success, all while having fun and learning to master their instrument! Hope to jam with you soon!

About Indigo

I'm a professional drummer, percussionist, educator, composer, and multimedia artist. I was a principal performer in the cast of the NYC Broadway show STOMP. As a freelance drummer I've also worked with various recording artists and production outfits such as; Miki Howard, Street Drum Corps, and Roy

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Sofia
My 8 years old daughter absolutely loves her classes with Indigo. She is an extremely knowledgeable amazing teacher, but also has a special gift in communicating with children. We are so grateful to have found such a special young woman to teach our daughter!
Adrian
Excellent instruction. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with
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Murray P.

119 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Murray P.

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Give anyone a drum and they will instantly know what to do. Drums are meant to be hit, and for those who love to hit things and make loud noises. Bongo drum lessons are an easy way to introduce students to the world of drumming, rhythm and music.

The goal is listening for cues, hearing patterns and feeling rhythm and beat. Ideally, each student has their own drum. Begin with a simple repeat and answer pattern. You hit the drum two times, they repeat. Gradually add to the complexity of the patterns, so they must listen intently. Add some simple rhythms, such as 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1, with a strong emphasis on the 1.

About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well r

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Angela
Excellent teaching style! My son has learned so much in the past year, in how to master the drums, more than ever! Obviously, Murray loves what he does and is at the master level. My son gets so many compliments whenever he plays. Murray is just a caring, compassionate, and decent person.

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Kelsey
Murray has been the Best Drum Teacher EVER! I have been through 4ish teachers and when I found Murray he helped me be able to play for my church! He will teach you multiple kinds of rhythms, beats, songs and grooves. And he has such a good attitude through every mistake I make! If you want a drum teacher who will teach you everything he can, and maybe some stuff he doesn't know, then Murray is the instructor for you!
Payton
Murray is a fantastic instructor. He has taught me so much about drums and music. Thank you!
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T.R. M.

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Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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T.R. M.

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Want to play your favorite songs? Want to learn drums but don't know where to start?​​​​
Trying on your own and not making progress? Already play and need to improve your skills? I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves me recording, I will build you a program based on your interests, needs, and goals. I provide you with the best solutions and the full support of a teacher, trainer and coach. Drum Lessons are not a "One Size Fits All" product. You are unique. You need and deserve a program that is as unique as you are. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About T.R.

"T.R. is fantastic! A true gem for our area." ~Steve Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) "T.R. McKotch is a rare kind of musician who can both play and teach very well. His ability to connect to beginner drummers, both by teaching and empowering them are traits that will help his students long after they l

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Thomas B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • A.A. Jazz Studies, A.A. Music Performance from Cuesta College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Thomas B.

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I have over a decade of personal, professional, and academic experience that I bring to each private lesson setting. Every lesson will include high quality audio from my recording studio and high definition video with multiple camera angles! Personalized curriculum available for each student and instruction offered in piano, drums & percussion, music theory, and composition. I will teach the students how to achieve their goals in music.

About Thomas

I have over a decade and a half of personal, professional, and academic experience that I bring to each private lesson setting. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I have been working extensively from my home studio called “Groove St.” teaching music online to my young students. I love their eager

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"Murray is awesome and I've only had 1 lesson so far. I love his enthusiasm! Looking forward to my future lessons!"
Stacie
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"I was a little nervous at first but Murray made that all disappear. He’s patient & very talented & makes playing a lot of fun. Can’t wait for my nxt lesson."
Susan
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"We have had two lessons with Murray. My 8 year old loves her lessons. We have had other teachers in the past and he is by far the best. My daughter is engaged, excited, and is learning quickly. Murray makes learning fun! He encourages and explains and rewards with clapping and laughing!!! He knows his stuff and can relate and engage even over the internet. We love this teacher!"
Anne
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"High energy kid + pandemic + this guy = yes. I am 100% grateful that we stumbled onto this teacher. He is awesome."
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"He was awesome. Looking forward to next week"
Annie
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"Murray was an AWESOME teacher! Learning musical instrument via zoom sounds like it may be difficult or not as productive as in person but Murray proved that wrong. Each class was fun and interactive and came away feeling more confident than the last."
Hollie
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"My son was very excited and motivated after his first class with Murray."
Eulalee
Took Bongo lessons from Murray P.
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"fun, instructive and patient!"
Katherine
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