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

Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano

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Introduction: Personal, Customized, In-Home and ON-LINE LESSONS: Kevin Peter Jones - 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 29 times

Serves Fairfax, VA

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2 employees

20 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews

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Brea S.

Drum Lessons

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.
Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
Hello Brea (Breezy) - Thank you for the awesome review - "The Beat Goes On" - Coach KPJ - 2020
Aug 18, 2020
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Abhishek J.

Drum Lessons

The best drum coach!! Kevin's style of teaching is very effective and valuable. If you are passionate about learning drums, Kevin is your guy!
Aug 25, 2020
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Margaret K.

Drum Lessons

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.
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 ________________________________________________________
Oct 6, 2019
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DARLA Z.

KPJ is a personable instructor that connects well with kids. He is talented and we have been very happy with his instructions for our son!
Aug 31, 2020
My N.

Drum Lessons (for adults)

Kevin has been awesome. Right from hour one, he had me advancing my skill level at drumming. Not sure who was more enthusiastic, me or him! Fabulous teacher, good guy, and a talented musician.
Kevin Peter Jones - Drums & Piano's reply
John - Thank you for the great review! Keep-up your practicing - I can really hear the difference! Kevin Peter Jones
Apr 12, 2017
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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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