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Laz H.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Associate of Arts from Broward College
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Laz H.

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You want to be part of a drum circle, or perhaps you'd like to keep the night alive with some rhythms. I specialize with a Cajon however the concepts apply to just about any percussive instrument.

About Laz

Hey there! I am a guitarist/musician from West Davie with over a decade of experience performing with bands of various genres. Having studied classical guitar at FIU's School of Music, I am experienced in teaching classical guitar, music theory and/or sight-singing. My goal is to enable students to

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Jonathan C.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Jonathan C.

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I have a diverse background of training and playing in different styles, ranging from rock, classical, jazz, experimental, funk, and folk music from different cultures. Taking lessons with me will help you at whatever stage of learning you are and in whatever direction you wish to go. I’m excited for you to bring your interests to our lessons, and hopefully, although I am the teacher, we can both learn and grow from each other.

About Jonathan

Hey! My name is Jon Collazo, and I am finishing my Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a percussionist for new music. Although I study classical and experimental music, I grew up on the drumset passionately playing through Rush, Led Zeppelin, and Parliament Funkadelic albums. I al

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Charles W.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Leo T.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Leo T.

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I am a professional orchestra member of two orchestras and have a Master's degree in music. Although I am a professional performing musician, I have a deep passion for teaching!

I have been teaching lessons on multiple instruments for over 5 years and have been thrilled to have students that have been successful after their studies.

Whether you want to start new on an instrument, or continue your studies with me, I aim to provide a positive environment where you can see improvement over time.

I teach all ages and have varying approaches for different age and proficiency levels.

For elementary age students, we will learn the basics of notes, scales, and technique while learning how to stay focused on accomplishing a complex task.

For middle school students, I cover more in depth musical concepts that supplement what they are learning in band and or orchestra. We will start looking into auditioning for All-state, summer festivals, or solo competitions.

For high school ...

About Leo

I am currently the Principal Percussionist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Principal Timpanist with the West Michigan Symphony. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and served as extra timpanist with Lyric Opera of Chicago. I was also an Associate Member of the Civic O

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Michelle
My 12 year old son has very much enjoyed working with Leo on percussion. He very much looks forward to his instruction time and even after Leo left our area is able to do on-line instruction with him. Leo is patient, professional and flexible. Thanks, Leo, for all you do!
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Paul E.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Awarded Water Spider from Amazon
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Paul E.

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I'll show you the things you need to do to start playing a drum set, and the better you get then I'll show you more advanced things to take your drumming to higher levels!

About Paul

Hello, I'm Paul. I grew up in a family of musicians. I have mastered many instruments and aspects of music in over 30 years! The guitars are my foremost specialty, then singing, percussion, and music theory. Rock is my favorite of many many genre.

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Hank
Good first lesson, got an overview on music theory and practical playing techniques.Paul was very thorough on my first lesson.
Andrew
Paul is a great teacher who is very knowledgeable in all things guitar. A great choice for learning not only how to play the guitar but to know why all the notes fit together
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Linda L.

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  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 3 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner
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Linda L.

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I play and teach a variety of percussion instruments, including hand drums (congas, tubano, djembe, bongos), xylophone and other toned percussion, shaker-type instruments, tambourine, guiro, etc.
Percussion instruments are a great way to introduce very young children to playing music. In the past, I taught music classes to toddlers and preschoolers, with an emphasis on percussion. I have also taught percussion to teens and adults.

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tuto

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Carolyn M.
so happy I chose to have Linda as my teacher ! she's patient with me (a beginner who does not always have time to practice regularly) and is super helpful with giving me tips and advice on how to be better. Linda can also play ANY song and has helped me learn tons of my favorites. We're working on Annie's Song right now and Linda has helped me not only understand how to play the notes but why we play them a certain way (heck yeah music theory !)
Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.

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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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"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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"Off to a great start!"
Heidi
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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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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"Very patient with this beginner. Clear lesson plan."
Jo
Took Percussion lessons from Karen D.
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"Aaron was patient and engaging with my 4 y/o son. The class was a blast!"
Bennett Ross
Took Percussion lessons from Aaron C.
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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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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"My 9-year-old son, Luke, who is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS) studied with David for the better part of a year and the experience was terrific. In addition to being extremely communicative and reliable, David was kind and patient. David kept Luke focused and entertained while also inviting him to think about rhythm in ways that made sense to Luke's brain. We happily traveled from Inwood to "Downtown Brooklyn" for lessons because the level of instruction was that good and, I think, Luke's progress demonstrates that. Luke was bitten by the hockey bug, so we are taking a break from percussion right now, but I wouldn't hesitate to return to David's studio should time allow in the future."
Mark
Took Percussion lessons from David S.
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"Kevin is a wonderful instructor and is great with kids/teens. He makes learning music easier and fun. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."
Jenny
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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