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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Oswaldo C.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Oswaldo C.

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Experienced teacher of over 20 years, specializing in the beginner drum student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Oswaldo

I am a vocalist and music teacher by trade. I got my start in music when I was in high school; I became a member of the Brentwood High School Choir in Brentwood, NY. I also was part of the Brentwood High School Musical Theatre program for three years in a row with playing a lead part in "Pippin," "G

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Thomas B.

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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Louis Armstrong Award from Atascadero High School Music Department
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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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Indigo S.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Awarded WGI Championship Bronze Medal from WGI
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Music Performance from Santa Monica College
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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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Adrian
Excellent instruction. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with
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Sean C.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance Percussion from Colburn Conservatory
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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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Carson G.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Carson G.

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I have been teaching on and off for 15 years. In addition to teaching experience, I have real-world music experience that comes from either being a drum tech or touring the world playing huge stages. Whether you just want a hobby to release stress, or you are looking to play on an advanced level, I can help you achieve what you are looking for.

About Carson

I am a drum teacher based in Hyattsville Maryland. I have studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world including Mike Mangini, Dom Famularo, Rod Morgenstein, and Dave DiCenso. I went to Berklee College of Music, and afterward, I played major festivals around the world. After my band broke

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Ryan
I am really happy with my lessons with Carson. I have seen significant improvement since I started with him. He has extensive experience that most people can't give in regular drum lessons. Not only have I learned techniques for learning drums, but I have also learned a great deal about recording. I have also learned the basics of marimba, and xylophone as well which is not something that I thought I would be learning. I highly recommend this teacher!
Tina
Carson has a lot of patience, and a deep knowledge of drumming. This really helps me as a student, and I have made great progress since I started studying with him. He also utilizes recording in his teaching, so that I can track my progress.

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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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Took Bongo lessons from James S.
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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!"
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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."
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"My son was very excited and motivated after his first class with Murray."
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