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I teach drum lessons, beginner to advanced, children to adults, and have 10 years of teaching experience. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn how to play for the first time, veteran drummer looking to dust off the old chops or an advanced player looking to solve some technique issues, I can help you get going right away! In lessons we discuss the topics you are interested in. This can range from hand/foot technique, developing drum rolls, sight reading, learning various musical styles, soloing and more. My rates at my home studio are: - $25 for 30-minute lesson -$35 for 45-minute lesson - $45 for one-hour lessons I also offer lessons through Skype. Feel free to message me on rates for Skype lessons. I am a professional drummer here in DFW and am currently playing with a variety of original bands, cover bands of various styles, musical theaters, churches and more. I draw upon my real world experience of performing and recording to teach my students. My professional affiliations include TMEA (Texas Music Educator's Association) and PAS (Percussive Arts Society). Please contact me for availability. I hope to hear from you soon! Thanks!(show more)
If you're looking for some great rhythmic FUN that's easy and accessible - contact me! I teach ONLY West African-style hand drumming on the Djembe and Djun Djuns - beautiful drums from West Africa. Private lessors or small, fun group classes - your choice. You will be delighted by how easily and how quickly you can be playing beautiful rhythms with others, and by how great you will feel afterwards! Group classes are ongoing, but cycle roughly every six weeks. Newcomers are welcome anytime! All classes are mixed levels; there is always a part of a rhythm that beginners can play. COST: $60 for SIX 90 min "ComeDrumForFun" group classes (comes out to $6.66 per hour!) We have plenty of djembes (play with your hands) and djuns (play with sticks) to go around. No previous experience or musical ability is necessary. Private Lessons: $30/hr. My drummers and I have given over 225 performances, mostly to help promote worthy cause events in Austin and surrounding towns. We also spice up private events like parties, weddings and reunions. When we do get paid, we donate all proceeds to a charitable cause. Read more about that on our website. I am also available to facilitate hand drumming and other Rhythm Fun for your family, church, or work group. I hope to be drumming with you soon! Mae comedrumforfun instructor(show more)
From the first lesson on, we will work on proper hand technique and body mechanics, so that you can build strength/endurance/speed and avoid injury. I will open your ears to all the different sounds the drums and cymbals can make. We will explore great books, songs, and videos from amazing drummers, and if you have a piece of music you want to learn, I will help with that as well. My mission is to be the catalyst of learning, creativity, and joy of playing the drums. I am devoted to mentoring a student's growth and knowledge through focused direction in an encouraging environment.(show more)
Hi! I'm Matt. I offer drum and beginner piano lessons in the Austin area. For drum lessons, all ages are welcome at any experience level. For piano lessons, all ages are welcome. These lessons are geared towards beginners. My teaching methods come from the accumulation of 2 decades of performing, recording, studying, and teaching music professionally. My focus for all my students is applying the skills we learn on the instrument directly and playing along with music. This makes learning more enjoyable, and the skills become internalized more efficiently. Please check out my website for more details, or you can call or text to set up a lesson. Thanks! Matt Danko(show more)
Welcome to Drum Lessons Austin! Emphasis is on playing, not talking your ear off. Instructor Pedro Horta accompanies you on piano (or drums for piano students), so you get used to how to "play in a band." It's a lot of fun and hones your ability to listen and keep a steady time while rockin' out with other musicians. Pedro has a wide range of students, including children with learning disabilities. He has a B.A. in music from Amherst College, MA and over 10 years of teaching experience. With each individual student, Pedro offers exercises, songs, and techniques to practice that will help you begin seeing positive results immediately. Drum lessons are tailored to your musical tastes and level of commitment. Never fear! Much of what is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only mysterious until it is explained and practiced. In addition to learning by ear, all of Pedro's students learn how to read and eventually write out their own drum and piano compositions. Just wait; you'll be groovin' and sight reading by the end of the first lesson! Lessons are for all ages and levels right here in Austin, TX. Pedro has a full studio complement of amps, keyboard, and recording gears. Starting a band? Invite your friends and family over for a 'band practice.' For reviews, bio, location, and rates, please visit the site above. Thanks!(show more)
Christina Comley is a drummer who is based in Austin, TX. She graduated from Musicians Institute in March of 2012 with her associate's degree in drum performance and received the "Most Improved" award. While attending Musicians Institute, she was shaped stylistically in the forms of rock, country, Latin, pop, jazz, blues, hand technique, charting and reading, as well as piano, music theory and ear training. She currently performs with Kathy Valentine and the Bluebonnets (former bassist for the Go-Gos), and before that, she was with the dynamic Texas soul and funk band, Roxy Roca, where she had the opportunity to open for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Ludacris at Bayfest in Alabama. The band had many tours, a new video, and recorded a Christmas single. Since being in Austin, she has been playing at venues like the original Austin City Limits, The Continental Club, Threadgills, The Austin Rodeo, the Poteet Strawberry Festival, Maggie Maes, Clear Channel, Mowhawk, 6th Street, as well as Balcony TV and many others. She has also recorded with various artists.(show more)
I offer complete instruction for all levels of percussion training, from beginners to playing professionals. If you are interested in just playing the drum set for a hobby, or you are a player with aspirations of landing a full-time playing position, I can help develop your technique, increase your playing vocabulary and offer real-world advice on navigating the landscape of today's music climate.(show more)
I teach drum set (all styles) as well as band percussion (mallets, snare drum and tympani), piano (classical, jazz, pop) and guitar (lead and rhythm) to kids and adults. Group lessons are also available. I have reasonable rates, convenient location, or I can come to you. I also have excellent references. Please email if interested. Biography: I been playing piano since 1977, taking 9 years of piano and drumming since 1984. I was taught drum set by an apprentice of acclaimed drummer, Rod Morgenstein. I was the drum-line section leader for Monterey High School in Lubbock and earned All District Band in Concert Band and Jazz band for 2 years. I was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in 1990. I have been drumming for national touring artists (Loxsly, Beth Wood, Moistboys and Bug), and I am a percussion instructor at Covington and O Henry Middle Schools as well as Austin High School. I have been playing guitar for over 25 years. I have worked with kids, adults and groups for the last nine years, most notably the teen band Residual Kid, who in 2015 was signed by Sire Records to a 1.7 million dollar record contract and are now touring worldwide. It would be my pleasure to assist you in any way I can.(show more)
Hello! Thank you for looking at my bio! I have been playing guitar and performing for over 11 years now, and teaching for over 6 years. I have developed a method of learning guitar that is fun, easy, and will work for you! I have an infinite knowledge about technique, tone, and music theory to teach, however my mission is to get you to the point where you are able to write your own music! I have taught beginners, intermediate and even advanced students in the past. I have also taught many classes over the years. My lessons consist of learning proper acoustic and electric techniques along with ear training. Also, a portion of the lesson will be devoted to learning songs of the students choice. **these lessons are purely supposed to be fun and enjoyable! I read music and study theory, but these topics will be reserved for more advanced students that choose to study these topics. Breakdown of lesson: 5-10 minutes of listening to music (that we both choose in order to discuss) 10 minutes of warm up exercises 20 minutes of technique study (proper chords, scales, foundations) 10 minutes of ear training (basic theory: why a chord is major/minor, etc) Remainder (30min) devoted to working on a song from this week or the previous week. (For more advanced students, gear talk will be included. I have studied all of the variables to a good sound for years and love sharing my knowledge) You are the boss! Pick and choose what you would like to learn, these are just guidelines that have worked for me in the past. If you decide you would like continue with me, I'll bring you a nice organizer to keep all of your music in! Guitar changed my life! I want to bring the gift of music to as many folks as possible. Let's play together!(show more)
Beginner, intermediate and advanced students are welcome. I have a studio in South Austin. Since the age of 15, I have been performing. I have played in rock, jazz, pop, Zydeco, cover, funk and experimental projects. As a top drummer for hire in town, I'm the guy you call on short notice when your drummer can't make it for some reason or quits. I also play in a classic rock band and in a variety band. I have extensive stage experience as well as studio experience. I am specifically interested in students who are prepared to take their abilities and stage dynamics to the next level. I teach from the perspective that some musicians have a lot to say (dynamics and phrasing) and some musicians have a large vocabulary (many chops). We will work on what you have to express and say and how to say it through the most passionate and powerful of instruments. Also, I have worked for a Fortune 500 company and have been in the business world for numerous years as a headhunter and consultant. You can rely on a conscientious and professional experience. I also have numerous years of experience as an adult educator and a coach. Rates are $35 per hour at my studio near Riverside Dr. and Pleasant Valley. I love drums, and I love teaching. Call me! Let's set your free first lesson.(show more)
I provide drum lessons to beginner and intermediate students. I offer lessons in grip, ergonomics, exercises, technique and tuning. The styles that I teach are rock (light, pop, punk, heavy) intro to W. African(enough to get you in trouble), Afro-beat (enough to get you shot at), Afro-Cuban, non-linear execution, light reading, listening, tasteful fills and improvisation.(show more)
We can't do anything about the tour bus and the leather pants, but we can get you started on a fulfilling musical journey on acoustic/electric guitar, electric bass, drums or voice. Whether you want to strum along to your favorite songs, build the foundation to write or perform... it all starts with Red Leaf. We pride ourselves in tailoring each student's musical path to their goals and skill level. We also have a lot of fun in a relaxed, professional atmosphere. Red Leaf offers a comfortable lobby for students (and parents!) with water/coffee and free wireless internet while you wait. We currently have lesson times open for guitar, bass, and voice lessons. To ask for more information or to schedule a time, call or send an e-mail to us.(show more)
I am a certified teacher to tutor science or math; guitar, bass, or drums; or pool/billiards or tennis any day of the week.(show more)
We are a locally owned and operated music store. We sell pianos and drums, rent pianos and drums, and teach piano and drum lessons. We specialize in Roland digital pianos, Roland electronic percussion and drum sets V-drums. We have a large selection of print music books, piano method books, drum set method books, sheet music, and have access to over 100,000 sheet music titles to instantly print on demand. We also have over 1,500 books with MIDI files available for download, email, or to put on a USB flash drive, or on a floppy disk. Piano study at Capital Music Center features degreed teachers and maximizes both learning and enjoyment. We offer group and private lessons Mondays through Saturdays. We teach all the basics of learning to play the piano. Students will develop fluent music reading skills, play many styles of music in solo, ensemble and Fakebook (chord) style. Our lessons are more effective than traditional lessons because we utilize technologies like digital pianos, Music Tutors, iPods, and computers to help students learn at a quicker pace. About me, the teacher: I, Michael F, a native Texan, am a recent graduate of the University of Texas College of Fine Arts with a concentration in audio recording, piano performance, education and percussion. I have a deep set musical ability and love for music and have been playing passionately since a very young age. I am relaxed, fun, patient, and enjoy sharing my knowledge to spread the joy of what has kept me so very happy. I hope to give my students the same joy to keep their view of life optimistic and continue to see the beauty that the world has to offer through music. I have taken piano lessons for 14 years and studied with world renowned performer and teacher, Dr. Nancy Burton Garrett, for 3 years at UT. I've taken drum lessons for 11 years and studied with Thad Anderson, the previous drum director for the UT Drum Line, and Tony Edwards, principal percussionist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra. I was a finalist in the Butler School of Music's Nilsson Solo Piano Competition, performing a repertoire ranging from early classical to modern music. I have worked as an instructor in the Totally Cool Totally Arts program with the City of Austin with children and youth, teaching hand drums classes and general music skills, including recording and drum making. In addition, I am a local composer and a member of the Austin Civic Orchestra. I also helped start local Austin bands named "Cactus Peach", "Thanks Light", & "Miclaw", playing drum set and keyboard with an Indie Rock influence, all original songs of which I wrote my own parts for and have also written songs myself. We have toured and performed shows in the hundreds at various venues all around Texas. We have released many albums on which I collaborated to record, mix and publish with some engineers we've worked with, such as Steve Krause, Travis Bonner, and myself as well. My pedagogy skills include creative approaches, motivation toward high standards, and piano guild completion for confidence and refining musical details in artistic performance.(show more)
I am a member of the Vic Firth Education team and I tailor each individual lesson to fit the needs of my students and work very hard to make the lessons both educational and fun. I believe that it is very important to have a teacher that is passionate about the music and about education. I work on all aspects of music and focus on achieving goals that I set with the students. I teach how to read music and rhythms and work on the technical aspect of the music. I also have students play along to music that they enjoy and teach them the skills to be able to improvise and create drum grooves, melodies, and rhythms of their own. I have the tools needed to teach the students what they want to learn and teach proper techniques and motions to ensure that no one gets hurt!(show more)
Private lessons held at my home studio in these hand percussion styles: North Indian Classical (Tablas) Arabic/Balkan (Doumbek, Riq, Frame Drums) Flamenco (Cajon, Bongos, Palmas) $30 per session; 4 sessions - $100. Sliding scale available. I am particularly experienced and interested in working with kids. Recommendations and work experience as youth educator available upon request, as well as a background check. A list of past music teachers and projects follows. Thanks, Ethan Vlah P r i v a t e T e a c h e r s *Tapan Bhattacharya (Banaras gharana, Tapan Group, Tasama Project) - Barcelona, Spain 5 year's intensive study in Indian tala on tablas, 2002 - 2007 *Deepak Verma (Farukhabad gharana) - Udaipur, Rajasthan, India 7 week's intensive study of Indian tala and raga in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, 2007 *R.A. Fish (Lyrichord Records, Berkley School of Music) - Providence, Rhode Island 1 year's study in darabouka, Indian tabla and drumset technique 1999 - 2000 *Mohammad Souliman (Barcelona/Morocco) - Director, Arabic Orchestra of Barcelona Two month study of pan-arabic rhythms, darabouka, tar and riq technique 2005 *Betz Robb (MA in Music Berkley, CA, Senior student of CK Ladzekpo, Music educator) 6 month's study of basic piano technique and studies in the rhythms of Ghana, 2008 A t O h i o U n i v e r s i t y *Andre Gribou - Percussion accompaniment for dance, music theory & appreciation *Guy Remonko - Ohio University Percussion Ensemble *Susan Van Pelt, Kevin Giddens, Lisa Moulton & others - Modern, Ballet, and Jazz Dance *Various teachers - Western music theory, sight singing & reading, drumset & hand percussion M a s t e r C l a s s e s *Souleiman Warwar (Toronto/Palestine) Master class in advanced Darabouka technique *Hossam Ramzy (Cairo/London - ARC Records) Three day intensive in traditional Egyptian rhythm on darabouka, tar and riq, 2004 *Ty Burhoe (Boulder, Colorado - Disciple of Zakir Hussein, XYZ Records) Two day intensive in Indian tala and group drumming facilitation, 2006 *Xavi Turell (Barcelona - Ojos de Brujo) Private class on Flamenco/Indian fusion, 2005 *Antonio Gomez (Barcelona/Andalucia) Two month course on Flamenco palos and compas, 2003 S e l e c t e d C o l l a b o r a t i o n s D a n c e r s *Jean-Claude Lessou - West African Dance (Austin), 2009 *Lesya Starr - Raqs Sharki (Barcelona), 2003 -2007 *Valentina Lacmonovic - Sufi Dance (Barcelona) 2005 -2007 *Sharmini Tharatnatyam - Kathak Dance (Barcelona) 2006 *Sashar Zarif - Sufi Ritual (Barcelona) 2006 - 07 M u s i c i a n s *Chandra Nairine - Raks Shaqui (Barcelona) 2005 *Souliman Warwar - Solo darabouka (Barcelona) 2006 *Roberto Riggio of Atash - Poetry/Vocal recordings (Barcelona) 2006 *Jessica Van Neil - Poetry/Vocal recording (Barcelona) 2006 *Jordi Vallespi - Poetry/Vocal recordings & performance (Barcelona) 2005-06 *Jack Scannel - Poetry/Vocal recordings, Gangsters of Love (Barcelona) 2005-06 *Spogga - Accompaniment for singer songwriter (Providence) 2001 *Debonair- Accompaniment for singer songwriters (Barcelona) 2006 *Ava Mueller - Accompanyment for Modern Folk (Granada, Spain) 2004 *Sayaka Yabuki - Accompaniment on tabla for electronica (Providence) 2001 P r o j e c t s *Atlas Maior - Global Jazz (Austin) 2009-current *UT Arabic Ensemble (Austin) 2009 *Big Chief Kevin Goodman - Traditional Mardi Gras Tunes (Austin) 2009 *Rivert Dias & Siete Son - Son Cubano (St. Croix, USVI) 2008 *Timbadeu - Brazillian Samba/Samba Reggae (Barcelona) 2005-2007 *Charles Southgate - North Indian Classical / Fusion (Barcelona, Spain) 2003-07 *Kirtan Singing Group- Devotional Indian chants and percussion (Sitges, Spain) 2005-2007 *Dark River - Modern Folk, Arabic, Bluegrass (Granada, Spain) 2004-05 *The Session - Blues, Funk, Jazz (Barcelona, Spain) 2005 *Flamenco combo - Flamenco (Barcelona, Spain) 2005 *TuBap - Gambian and Senegalese percussion (Ljubljana, Solvenia) 2001-02 *Nur - Turkish Gypsy Dance (Ljubljana, Slovenia) 2001- 02 *Arabian Village Dance Troupe - Raqs Sharki (Providence, Rhode Island) 2001(show more)
We're an Austin based music and audio design studio with a beautiful classroom for giving guitar and drum lessons. The three of us based in the studio are seasoned musicians, and we love what we get to do: spread music. We dedicate some of our time at the studio to bringing the gift of music to others through collaborative group lessons.(show more)
What do you love about your job?
I love to play drums and create music with other people. My co-workers push me to do my absolute best and keep me grounded. My students keep me humble and remind me that I will always be a student of music too. All I want from my career is to share the sensation of pure enchantment and resonance that I have experienced while discovering music. That to me is the priceless reason for my existence. I do what I love and I love what I do!What or who inspired you to start your own business?
My mother, Michael Jordan, Buddy Rich as well as all of my music mentors and professors inspired me to start my own business.
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Pedro Horta is a B.A. in music degree holder who has 10 years of teaching experience. He provides quality and dynamic piano lesson and drum instruction for a wide range of students.
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I'd like to call her "magic Mae". She is an excellent teacher, patient positive and she can spot how to get you into the rythum. She has opened my world and given me a new love and fun in my life. Other teachers did not get me to this level and the confidence has been an extra gift(show more)
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