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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Karen D.

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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
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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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Grady T.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Grady T.

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In lessons we'll train technique and theory right alongside the ear with the objective of being able to play from your authentic self.
In addition I studied with the Jazz legend and esteemed educator Stefon Harris (currently leading the Manhatttan School of Music). We will use his innovative theory and ear training techniques to learn the most basic mechanics of music.

About Grady

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every g

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Junko
Grady is a fantastic teacher. My 11-year-old son has been learning xylophone from Grady for a year and is still excited about his weekly lessons and loves it. Grady introduces my son to the joy and creativity of music.
Isaac
Grady rocked it! Our grandson was immediately comfortable and Grady gentlly but firmly moved him along (including solfege) so he was beaming and playing Twinkle by the end of the lesson. The communication through (and by) TakeLessons is great, so we easily jumped on to the lesson.
Patrice C.
Fantastic!!!
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Paul E.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • CDL A from Napier Trucking
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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James W.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, Australian English, American English, British English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
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James W.

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I teach drums to anyone desiring to learn eDrums and analog drums. I take on students who show a keen interest and dedication to drums and percussion both. You will learn as it pertains to songwriting and locking in with the bass player. I teach the basics. The goal is to have fun.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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Alex
I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push onward in my training. Since he has experience in the industry, he was able to tell me (truthfully) what I need to expect when my career takes off someday. That aside, we read through screenplays, did some accent work, improved a bit before every class, and talked about the power of positivity/confidence. I learned a little bit of everything from him. If you’re looking to get started on your path to an acting career, James is definitely your guy! He’ll do whatever he can to prepare you for your crazy journey through the industry.
Michael Largent
Where do I start, Mr. Walsh is an amazing coach and even better person. His classes extend beyond what he is teaching you, with life insights and showing you how to free your mind and be more positive on a daily basis.
donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals
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Greg H.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music and Percussion Performance from Armed Forces School of Music
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Greg H.

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I have been teaching and performing percussion professionally for 30 years. I have had the privilege and honor of performing as a military musician while traveling around the world Many of my students have gone on to pursue college degrees in music education and have become educators themselves. Learning percussion should be a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life. I have taught percussion at the college and high school levels. I specialize in rudimental and concert snare drum, mallet keyboards, drum set and timpani. Whether you are auditioning for a college scholarship, a high school all-state band position, or simply trying to sharpen your skills....I'm your teacher. I frequently sit on judging panels to determine all-state members for percussion. I currently teach at a high school and junior high where I start beginning percussionist on snare drum and mallets. At the high school level, I help create championship drum lines, indoor percussion lines, ...

About Greg

Gregory D. Haskins grew up in Pearl, Ms and served as a percussionist with the Pearl High School Band, graduating in 1988. While at Pearl, Mr Haskins earned a position in the Mississippi Lion's All State Band. Following high school, he attended United States Marine Corps Basic Training at Parris Isl

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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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"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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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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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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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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"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!"
Megan
Took Percussion lessons from Sean C.
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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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"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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"Awesome first lesson with my 16 year old! Looking forward to many more."
Austin
Took Percussion lessons from Danny S.
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