Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano
Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano

Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: PIANO - DRUMS - PRODUCER - PERFORMANCE COACHING - Personal & Customized - In-Home and ON-LINE LESSONS: Kevin Peter Jones - MASTER INSTRUCTOR - DRUMMER/PRODUCER Instrument(s): Drums, Percussion and Piano - Music Industry Consultant/Producer City: Washington, DC - Northern Virginia - MD. TEACHING: USA and INTERNATIONAL - ________________________________________________ Kevin Peter Jones is an active drummer, percussionist, and music instructor in the D.C. Metro area. He has over 30 years of teaching experience and a passion for sharing the gift of music with others. Kevin started his musical journey at the age of 8 and has not yet stopped. He began his study on a traditional drum kit and branched out to orchestral percussion from his participation in school orchestra and marching band. He plays and teaches everything from rock, jazz, and pop to orchestral instruments, like the timpani and hand percussion. It's safe to say that music is Kevin's life, and he feels blessed to be able to inspire the love of music with his students. High school was the first step towards Kevin becoming a professional musician, as he was fortunate enough to attend Elk Grove High School in Chicago, which had an award-winning marching band and orchestra. He was a top All-State soloist during this time and decided to continue his study of music in college. Kevin attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and Georgetown University (amongst others) to further his musical education in the realm of jazz and orchestral percussion. He gained exposure to many different styles and had an active performance and recording career alongside his studies. At the age of 21, Kevin decided to move to L.A. to pursue a professional performance career and had memorable experiences and collaborations with many artist, including Bunky Green, William Kennedy, Bernard Wight, and many more! Throughout his life, Kevin has maintained and active performance career and found that teaching is a great passion of his. He has been a private instructor for over 30 years, and he works with students of all ages on any variety of percussion instruments and traditional drum kit. In lessons, Kevin feels that the cornerstone of his methodology is based around customization of the curriculum for each individual student. "Go at your pace" is the message he shares, so students feel successful throughout study and can enjoy what they are playing in the moment. The goal he has for his students is to "become one with your instrument" and develop an appreciation and understanding of artistry. He firmly believes that every student can enrich their lives with music and find joy in playing an instrument.
Overview

Hired 33 times

Serves Fairfax, VA

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21 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Diane V.
Aug 2, 2021
I am a senior and embarking on piano lessons late in life. Kevin is an excellent teacher and teaches to the level I'm at with great patience and expertise. He is responsive to my needs and picks up on my confusion, making the music theory portion understandable and easy. He keeps the lessons moving forward without pressure and with a bit of levity. Coach Kevin is a pleasure to work with and I'm glad I found him.
Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
Hello Diane - Thank you for the awesome review - I enjoy working with you - Thank you - Coach KPJ2021***************************
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Gabriela E.
Aug 4, 2021
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Very well structured music lessons and professional/polite.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
Gabriela - Thank you for the awesome review - I enjoy working with your 2 children - They're great - Next generation World Class Musicians - Coach KPJ2021 ***************************************************
Piano Lessons
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Brea S.
Aug 18, 2020
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Coach Kevin is easily the best drum coach I could have asked for. Even in the middle of a global pandemic when we are restricted to virtual lessons I feel like I’m getting the best possible experience. He makes every lesson fun while simultaneously making sure that you’re learning proper stick control, music history and pays attention to your sound. He makes it a point to let me know how well I’ve progressed after each lesson and makes me feel confident as a drummer. I have a really hectic work schedule and he’s even flexible in our meeting times. I highly recommend taking him on as a coach.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • What the teacher recommends • Jazz • Rock • Blues • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
Hello Brea (Breezy) - Thank you for the awesome review - "The Beat Goes On" - Coach KPJ - 2020
Drum Lessons
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Margaret K.
Oct 5, 2019
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KPJ is punctual and communicates the goals of the lesson well. He teaches the drum skills and the history and how to incorporate it all into music. He’s been an amazing teacher! Thank you.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Can read percussion notation • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Blues • Classical • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
Hello Team (Margaret, Scott & Luke) Thank You for the awesome review!! I really enjoy working with Luke - He is a true musician and a bright young man!! Follow your dreams!!! Best, Kevin Peter Jones Drummer/Producer/Teacher/Mentor/Drum Coach ________________________________________________________
Drum Lessons
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Kristie D.
Aug 4, 2021
Kevin is the best music teacher we’ve ever had. He focuses on all aspects of music including the history of music. We really like that. Kevin is engaging and interested in the kids thoughts. He listens and offers great instruction along the way. My kids love music. Thanks KPJ.
Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
Thank you Kristie for an awesome review - I really enjoy working with your 2 kids - they are so talented and are doing great with their music lessons - I am very proud of them - keep up the great work team!! - Coach KPJ2021****************************
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    Customized lessons - designed just for you at your pace - kpj

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    Kevin Peter Jones Instrument(s): Drums, Percussion & Piano City: Washington, DC Kevin Peter Jones Kevin Peter Jones is an active drummer, percussionist, and music instructor in the D.C. Metro area. He has over 30 years of teaching experience and a passion for sharing the gift of music with others. Kevin started his musical journey at the age of 8 and has not yet stopped. He began his study on a traditional drum kit and branched out to orchestral percussion from his participation in school orchestra and marching band. He plays and teaches everything from rock, jazz, and pop to orchestral instruments, like the timpani and hand percussion. It's safe to say that music is Kevin's life, and he feels blessed to be able to inspire the love of music with his students. High school was the first step towards Kevin becoming a professional musician, as he was fortunate enough to attend Elk Grove High School in Chicago, which had an award-winning marching band and orchestra. He was a top All-State soloist during this time and decided to continue his study of music in college. Kevin attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and Georgetown University (amongst others) to further his musical education in the realm of jazz and orchestral percussion. He gained exposure to many different styles and had an active performance and recording career alongside his studies. At the age of 21, Kevin decided to move to L.A. to pursue a professional performance career and had memorable experiences and collaborations with many artist, including Bunky Green, William Kennedy, Bernard Wight, and many more! Throughout his life, Kevin has maintained and active performance career and found that teaching is a great passion of his. He has been a private instructor for over 30 years, and he works with students of all ages on any variety of percussion instruments and traditional drum kit. In lessons, Kevin feels that the cornerstone of his methodology is based around customization of the curriculum for each individual student. "Go at your pace" is the message he shares, so students feel successful throughout study and can enjoy what they are playing in the moment. The goal he has for his students is to "become one with your instrument" and develop an appreciation and understanding of artistry. He firmly believes that every student can enrich their lives with music and find joy in playing an instrument.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Other Musicians and Drummers inspired me -

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