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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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
  • Teaching since 2018
  • 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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Charles W.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music - Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music
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Charles W.

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Learn music from an experienced teacher in a fun and positive environment!

I have been teaching drumset/percussion to students of all ages and levels for over 5 years. My students are commonly surprised to see how quickly they progress - often within the first couple of lessons, we are playing along to their favorite songs! My approach is very straightforward, fun, and can be applied to whichever style(s) the student is interested in. Having studied with some of the top percussion educators from around the world at Berklee College of Music (including Grammy award winners Mark Walker and Terri Lyne Carrington), I use a culmination of methods along with my own personal experiences to help the student progress.

The drumset student can expect to learn very quickly about the following topics, which can be tailored to their particular needs/goals:

-Proper stick technique/control and posture
-Rudimental studies
-Drumset coordination and independence
-Development of speed and efficiency

About Charles

Learning music should be fun! I have been helping students of all ages and skill levels experience the joy of making music for over 15 years. I am a firm believer in the power of positive reinforcement, as well as a comfortable and constructive learning environment! As an educator, I have served

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Sammy S
I would like to share with you my experience of being a drums student at the New England Conservatory with Charles Weller.

I learnt a wide range of topics and exercises with Charles. Each time I asked him about a new subject, he gave me plenty of tools and useful tips.
Charles knows a lot and also knows how to teach it. I had more than half a dozen of drums teachers, but Charles is the one that helped me to deal with some of my weaknesses, taught me how to learn efficiently and had helped me to make the maximum progress in the shortest time !
I strongly recommend to learn with Charles Weller !!
Jordan M.
Charlie is a fantastic music teacher, and an incredible musician. Just go see this guy play, and see who he plays with. So fun to work with and one of the best drummers around :-)
Steve G.
Charlie is exactly what I was looking for. My situation is unique but that didn't phase him. By lesson's end, I felt more like a partner in this process than a student. And that's how I operate the best, and learn the most. I'm excited. After all these years, I'm finally going to learn to play the keys!
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Kevin S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Performance from California State University, Fullerton
  • Awarded 2014 WGI PIW World Champion from WGI- Winter Guard International
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kevin S.

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I want to help you be the best percussionist you can be. With percussion, there are so many different instruments to play but what ties it all together is the technique you use to play the instruments.

Here’s my secret! To get the best, most resonant sound out of any instrument I strike. That’s it.

How you do that is dependent on the instrument, the mallet choice, the striking area, the touch, and many other factors. I want to help you with these so you can progress faster, learn how to think about these choices quicker and easier, so you can make BETTER music FASTER!

About Kevin

Hi there! I've been drumming for 14 years and teaching for 6 years! I've taught elementary students through college age and beyond. I love seeing my students grow and learn and pursue music from a place of interest, passion, and enjoyment! Music has given me so many opportunities like traveling

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Lisa
He is very knowledgeable and you can tell he works with kids. My daughter looks forward to lessons and can see big improvement each week. He is always asking about her current music goals and upcoming auditions. One of her goals was to make jazz band and she did, playing the trap set on a song at the winter concert.
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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!

Thank you!
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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Scott M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
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Scott M.

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I can teach you advanced drumming techniques on a drum set. How to keep time, rudiments, reading drum notation, and how to let loose. Double Bass not a problem.

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I've written, performed and recorded 2 albums and regularly live stream music now. I was a voting member of th

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Jacob
Scott has been amazing with my son! We are so thankful to have found him.
Johnny G.
Nice guy. Knows his material. Highly recommend.
Zamir
Extremely nice guy, knows what he is talking about, has advice for anything music related. Helped me out a lot with singing, getting motivation, etc.

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"My 11 year old son lost his drum teacher, and we found TakeLessons online. The hardest part is choosing a teacher because many are all top notch 5-Star rated. I picked Tracy D. seemingly at random!

What a lucky draw it turned out to be. Tracy is a real pro, with a great personality. It took my son less than a few minutes before he was comfortable, having fun, and learning new things (he has 1 year experience).

I’ve been a part time musician for over 40 years, and I can tell you when I meet someone that is a true professional musician and the right person to teach my son. That is this exceptional woman."
Cooper
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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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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"Mr. Piper came to Lake Charles, LA and DeRidder, LA for a FREE drum camp for kids. We went to both locations because that's unheard of in our city. He taught the kids:
*Different techniques
*How to play the drums with different genres of music
*Rudiments!!"
Ryan
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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"Good assessment of child's starting point. Wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great introduction into drum kit (we called it drum set in my day). At that point, needed to slow down and give child more fundamental practice time to soak in the concepts before racing on."
Carson
Took Percussion lessons from Matthew H.
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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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"My daughter has really been enjoying her lessons with Tracy! Many thanks!"
Leah
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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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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"Kevin asked pertinent questions about my background and used that information to tailor the first lesson. He went beyond the scheduled 30 minutes to provide a complete and coherent beginning to my studies: the extra time did not upset my schedule and I appreciated his going beyond to get me off to a good start. Kevin had a lot of stuff to present yet allowed me to interrupt with questions, which he knowledgeably answered. His personality is relaxed and friendly. Observing him with another student before my lesson, I saw that he offered criticism considerately.
My first lesson was a good experience (4 stars). I don't know if he is the best ever (5 stars), but he must be darn close."
Dean
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Charlie
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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