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Rich M.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Rich M.

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I have over thirty years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. My youngest student is seven and my oldest student is seventy six. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have years of experience playing with jazz, rock, funk and country groups as well as playing shows for touring acts. My versatility allows me to teach many styles. Whether it's teaching a beginning student how to play rock, helping a teenage student prepare for marching band or jazz band or showing a retiree how to play to their favorite song, I always enjoy help my students learn and improve.

About Rich

I am originally from a city just outside Boston, Massachusetts called Quincy. I was lucky to have studied with some of the finest teachers around Boston including the many great teachers at Berklee College of Music. While in Boston and studying at Berklee, I was an instructor for the Boston Crusader

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Jim
Rich is an excellent teacher! He is an excellent performer who is accomplished in many different styles of music! I have watched him perform with many various groups playing different styles of music at different venues. He has an excellent ability to transcribe what he hears and write it down in musical notation. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Barry
Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson.
Tom
Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable.
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Tracy D.

28 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tracy D.

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I have been teaching drums since 2003, and I start my students using The Drumset Musician, by Rick Mattingly and Rod Morgenstein. I also choose materials, from my extensive library, to address the needs of each individual. I am familiar with rock, country, blues, jazz, and world grooves, as well as marching band and orchestra. I teach the components of and purposes of voices within the set, proper grip, reading music, coordination, and feel. I also teach students how to analyze and map songs, so they can excel in a band setting. If a student is wanting to be in marching and symphonic bands, I can prepare them for those pursuits, as well. I have two sets in my studio, as well as abundant hand and auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in t

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Katie
Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums.
Cooper P.
I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more.
Ian W.
Tracy made it so much fun to learn. Just a total jammer and clearly loves playing.
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Kerry K.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 80; Female: 7 to 85
  • Master of Music from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Awarded $1,000 from Wright State University
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Kerry K.

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I've been teaching Drums since 2004 and recently started back January 2013. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play all rudiments and as time goes on you'll be able to play in bands and in JH and HS bands. I typically use the Haskell Harr, and now include Alfred's Drum Method book for Snare; Tommy Igo for drum-set. His posters from Vic Firth are great resources (which I send out to new students). I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

Online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University to

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
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James S.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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James S.

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Hello my name is James! I'm a professional musician and teacher from Florida. I've earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017, and have been giving one on one lessons since 2014.
I'm proficient in a variety of style of music on the drum; rock, funk, jazz, hip hop, gospel. My goal is to get you playing new beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.
Best part is, I've got all the instruments you would to need to play at my studio!

About James

I strive to provide quality Music education to students of various skill levels, interests, ability. I have extensive experience working with people with special needs as well as intermediate to advanced players. Hey, I’m James! I’ve been playing music professionally since I was a teenager,

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TK C.
wonderful!
Joe
James is patient and great. definitely has a plan
Andrea
James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny.
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Kevin F.

33 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
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Kevin F.

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I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Heather S.
Kevin is very personable and easy to work with. He provides simple explanations in a way that makes it “click.” I enjoy my lessons and would highly recommend him.
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Evan W.

21 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Jazz Studies from University of Washington
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Evan W.

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Professional teacher since 2008. Started with a snare drum in fourth grade and never stopped! Alumnus of University of Washington (BM, cum laude, Jazz Studies) + Roosevelt High School. I make sure to teach students what they are most interested in while also providing them with a strong musical foundation they can apply to any path.

About Evan

Hello, my name is Evan, and I’d love to teach you to play some drums! As a graduate of the University of Washington's acclaimed jazz program as well the prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, I am a professional drummer and teacher with an extensive and varied set of experiences. I began

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Brian
Evan has been really helpful for me as I get back into drum lessons after taking a break from formal learning. He helps me focus on the things that I want to learn, and breaks down challenges I face into parts that are easy to understand and practice. I value Evan’s humbleness, openness, knowledge, and general joy when it comes to drums and lessons. We are doing online lessons and I don’t think they miss a beat compared to in-person - in fact, it works better for my schedule. Thank you, Evan!
Jerker O.
Evan took extra time to check out some of my recordings before the lesson. Much appreciated, and it led to focusing on relevant stuff. Great first lesson!
Mason S.
He is amazing!!! My shy kiddo is feeling very confident about drumming now!!!

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"Murray is wonderful! So happy to have found him."
Kaden
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Excellent drum instructor

Our son, Jonah, has been taking lessons with Mike for a little over 18 months. It was one of the best decisions we ever made for him. Mike established rapport with Jonah very quickly. He has learned our son's quirks, likes, capabilities - and tailors instruction accordingly. Mike is very professional, reliable, and there has never been a disconnect with communication. His studio is inviting to visitors, and we're so lucky to have him teach in our neighborhood."
Ann
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Excellent instructor! Positive, patient and great mix of focus on fundamentals vs. fun and challenging exercises to keep me engaged."
Chris
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Our son had his first lesson with Thomas last night. Thomas is extremely patient and was able to keep him engaged throughout the entire lesson. That's HUGE because our son is autistic and has trouble focusing. It's only been one lesson but I recommend Thomas! Very fun and professional."
Zade
Took Drum lessons from Thomas V.
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"Michael is extremely knowledgeable about drumming. He relates to a 13 yr old advanced drummer teaching and having fun at the same time. Excited to work w Michael again"
Shane
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Starting off really well even though Terry's main instrument is not drums he strikes me as being proficient in all of the instruments he teaches. A really nice guy."
William
Took Drum lessons from Terry P.
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"Mr. Max is a great teacher! He was super patient and knowledgeable. I was a total beginner at drums, but he made things really easy to understand and helped me start playing and reading right away. Would totally recommend taking lessons with Mr. Max!"
Hannah
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"Awesome drum teacher! Super engaging, makes students feel comfortable, and has really fun and exciting lesson plans!!"
A L
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"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."
Monte
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Joan has been teaching our 9-year-old son for about two years. She is terrific -- patient, reliable, easy to work with, and has developed a great relationship with our son. Joan takes care to tailor her lessons and songs to you child's interests. We highly recommend her."
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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