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Matthew H.

155 Reviews
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Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew H.

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Teaching Djembe Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Beginner to intermediate Djembe is just plain fun and I love to teach it.
Drum Circle Anyone? So Much Adrenaline In A Big Drum Circle! Djembe On!

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Angie
Matthew is the best music teacher I’ve ever had! I learn so much every week and am extremely grateful for his ability to break things down for me in a way that I can understand.
Sam
my first guitar lesson with Matt was a blast! he knew exactly how to get me up and running given my level of experience which is beginner but not zero. can't wait to continue working / playing with him. he also honed right in on my love of tom petty and we started learning face in the crowd. so much fun.
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Murray P.

120 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Washington DC Percussion Award from Washington DC Orchestra
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Murray P.

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In these lessons our focus is mainly on hand drumming, teaching the student techniques and styles for various styles of hand drums from around the world.

There are many aspects of djembe playing including strength and co-ordination that only can be improve in our lessons. This is why my djembe lessons will be fun and can be of a great help.

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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Marla
Really excellent instructor! He is patient and starts with whatever I can do, then encourages me to build on it little by little. He is also able to customize the lesson on the fly to adapt it to my interests and ability. I highly recommend Murray.
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!
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Jesse M.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

104 Reviews
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Learn about keeping basic time as well as how to generate good tone on the djembe.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Yuko
Jesse is engaging, kind and you can tell he’s very experienced at teaching different levels in a patient manner. Highly recommend!
Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
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Sean C.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance Percussion from Colburn Conservatory
  • Teaching since 2011
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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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Darrell W.
Sean has been working with my two sons (17 & 8) for the last six months. We have special circumstances and Sean has accommodated our needs with grace. It has been fun to hear my boys progress as he guides them through the workings of the kit (drum set), I didn't know it was called a kit either.

He works with two kids back-to-back and adjust to the level they need to keep them interested and motivated.

Rudiments, Reading the music, he gets it all in.
If you want your new drummer to have a well-rounded and fun experience...give Sean a try.
Megan L.
I have had 5 lessons with Sean, so far, and have been very happy. Sean is encouraging and patient. Despite being fully virtual, he is still able to pick up on where adjustments in technique are needed and adequately describes how to make these adjustments without the luxury of being able to be face-to-face. Definitely recommend.
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!
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Gio A.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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I have been playing drums and percussion for well over 10 years and have a great deal of experience teaching both. I'm happy to teach the complex rhythms of Latin-American and African-based music to novice students of any age or skill level.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Kojo J.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kojo J.

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Love Djembe!? Have a child who loves to drum on everything in the house?
Learn all you you need to know to enjoy your personal djembe drum and bring joy to your family and community. Hi, my name is Kojo and I have been teaching children & adults the traditional music of the West African Djembe for a little more than 15 years. I bring my unique experience and teaching style which has been perfected through years of Teaching Artist work in Brooklyn, NY.
Looking forward to making music, and helping you reach your Djembe goals together!

About Kojo Ayinde

My name is Kojo, professional musician & educator with my specific focus on the Djembe orchestra of Guinea, West Africa. I began studying and playing Djembe back in 1992 in NYC with local master drummers between Manhattan & my home town, Brooklyn, NY. Soon after that I began studying with Djembefola

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Bert T.
Great experience as I’m a beginner Kojo was very patient and walked me through the basics. I can’t wait for the next session
Rachel
Kojo was very personal and adapted his lessons to fit my unique needs!

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The average cost of 60-minute online djembe lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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$43 average
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$62 average

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"Everything really well explained"
Jackie
Took Djembe lessons from Matthew H.
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"I started lessons with Kevin knowing nothing about playing the Djembe. He made broke down the fundamentals and made it easy to learn the basics and then build from them. He gives lots of great advice which helped me get engaged in a local women's drumming group. I credit Kevin's great lessons for getting advanced in that group (Women's Drumming Center/Minneapolis) to the more experienced drum circle. I would recommend Kevin to anyone who wants to take up playing drums of any kind."
marcia
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin F.
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"I have had 5 lessons with Sean, so far, and have been very happy. Sean is encouraging and patient. Despite being fully virtual, he is still able to pick up on where adjustments in technique are needed and adequately describes how to make these adjustments without the luxury of being able to be face-to-face. Definitely recommend."
Megan
Took Djembe lessons from Sean C.
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"Your going to love having Kevin as your music teacher! He's fun, friendly, patient and experienced! I've seen him perform at several shows around town and he knows how to perform many different styles of music.
Kevin is dedicated to your personal success and will help you reach your individual goals for vocals, guitar, drums, or other areas of music! You won't find a more personable guy with a big heart anywhere! You should totally give him a try!"
Joseph
Took Djembe lessons from Kevin J.
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"Patient and knowledgeable instructor."
Julie
Took Djembe lessons from Kojo J.
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"We had fun and are looking forward to our second lesson. Thank you,
Murray"
Margie & Ian
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"First lesson, can tell we chose the right instructor. Excellent with my child. Knowledgeable.. my 11 year old is excited for more lessons!! :)"
Elijah
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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"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!"
Kristen
Took Djembe lessons from Sean C.
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"Great experience as I’m a beginner Kojo was very patient and walked me through the basics. I can’t wait for the next session"
Bert
Took Djembe lessons from Kojo J.
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"Murray is friendly and accessible. He is able to combine his skill with an obvious love of teaching. His approach seems to emphasize technical skill, fun, and a bit of boldness on the student's part. I appreciate his ability to represent the many potentials of drumming, not just as an art but also as a modality of expression and healing that can meet the needs of the moment for a person or a community."
Niyama
Took Djembe lessons from Murray P.
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