Jeff Cornelius Percussion Studio

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, value, and responsiveness.
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    Nov 30, 2017
  • Lisa C.

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    Jeff is an exceptional musician and teacher, and he is both fun and focused. He makes the adventure of learning music successful and rewarding. It is awesome that he offers piano as well as percussion, as he can help a child follow their interest as they grow.

    Jan 3, 2016Verified

About this pro

I have been teaching in Albuquerque since 1986 when I joined the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. I have taught countless students over the years, all ages and all levels of ability. Some of my students have matriculated to fine conservatories and into the professional field as performers and educators. Many of my students have gained abilities that have helped them in their school bands, orchestras, jazz bands and beyond. All of my students have gained an ability, insight, and a sense of accomplishment that they carry with them during their life's journey. For beginning drum students, all begin with reading and proper technique. Drumset is usually started at the second lesson. After some growth in these areas, the student generally chooses a path, like drumset, concert percussion, marimba specialist, the list goes on. For non-beginners, generally college and adults, students come in with more specific wants. Together we work toward satisfying those goals. For piano students, I am not your traditional scary teacher. My goal is to make it fun while learning. I do use a methodology as a base, but supplement freely with level appropriate materials that engage the student. All along the journey, theory is a strong tenet of my approach. I have two guarantees as a teacher; 1) You will learn how to play and appreciate music that will become a part of you for life. 2) You will have fun! Private teaching is a wonderfully rewarding experience. It's truly a gift to be able to work with such a diverse collection of personalities. The teacher/student bonds are priceless.

Years in business

32

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I charge $90/month. The student will receive four, thirty minute lessons per month. By appointment lessons are $50/hour. I offer one free start-up lesson to see if we are a good fit
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have a BM from the Manhattan School of Music and a MM from the College Conservatory of Music from University of Cincinnati. Both are music degrees in Percussion Performance. Also, I hold a teaching certificate from the State of New Mexico.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I taught my first lesson when I was in the 8th grade and have been going strong ever since. I taught extensively in Cincinnati at the University's Prep Department. When I moved to Albuquerque in '86, I started my private studio. Also, I have, and am currently, teaching at UNM and many schools around the Albuquerque area

    Business hours

    Mountain Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Jeff Cornelius Percussion Studio is about 30+ miles of Albuquerque, NM.