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It has been a great learning experience for my two daughters. I dont think I could ever find a better piano teacher. Not only does Ms. Heather share her great talent with my kids, she is also very friendly and always cheerful and looking forward to teaching them. My daughters have improved dramatically since we started with her a few years ago. We also really enjoy the convenience of in home lessons! I highly recommend Lessons In Your Home for music lessons. My daughters now look forward to their piano practice daily. Great Falls, VA Resident
Our boys are really enjoying their guitar and drum lessons so far, and are excited about practicing and playing their new instruments.
Keith is a drummers, drummer. Aside from being an exceptional drum instructor, he has LOADS of touring experience, professionally recorded, numerous workings with "Big Names" in the music industry, and not to mention the grammy's are quite impressive :-) Keith not only taught me how to read drum music, but he encouraged me relentlessly when it sometimes became challenging, as things worth while often are. He explained the ever important role of 'time management' in music and how it not only affects music, but also that it affects every aspect of our lives. Keith has been a mentor and also a friend. As a person with my own successes in the industry, I have found a profound inspiration from Keith. I cherish our 30 min together and wouldn't trade them for anything. I highly recommend Keith as a drum teacher for ALL ages.
I have always wanted to learn to play the bongos but I was super nervous! Peter was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. He instructed me on a couple of instruments which was really fun! Also, he has been so helpful in helping me find my own drum! I look forward to more lessons with Peter!
My son has been taking drum lessons with Jason for almost a year- he is a wonderful, patient teacher. He looks for unique ways to connect with his students and keep them engaged- for example, my 6yo son loves Michael Jackson, so that’s been incorporated in. He also loves songs by Muse, and Jason has creatively woven that into beat/timing lessons. I can not recommend Jason enough to anyone looking to learn drums.
Although we ultimately decided my nearly 3-yr-old son is still too young for drum lessons, the lesson went well. Marty reviewed the names of the different drums in a drum set, let my son play them some, and then tried some rhythm exercises by clapping and counting. He is very patient and good with children.
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.
Great teachers! Both of my kids learn from Steve Pae, one on guitar and the other on drums. They love having lessons with him. We can't wait until the next recital!!!
Mike is an amazing teacher! He is incredibly knowledgable and is willing to work with you where you are. I was around 34 when I started taking drumming lessons with Mike and didn't know much about reading music. It was my first time holding drum sticks and within the first two lessons I had a good understanding of how to read notes and apply what I've learned practically. Within the first couple of months I was doing well and could pretty much understand how to dissect a song, play along and keep up with the pace. My questions were always answered and he worked with me so well whenever I was stuck. Beyond teaching music, Mike very encouraging has an impressive ability to work through intellectual obstacles, equipping his clients with the tools they need to keep progressing and moving forward. I WISH I had starting working with Mike when I was a young kid, but he was probably not born yet...and two continents away. I wholeheartedly recommend this teacher!!!!!!! If you have an opportunity to work with Mike, take it!
Our son (now 8) has been taking lessons with the studio for about 2 years now. The teachers are great, share their love of music, make the lessons fun and serious all at the same time.
I have been taking lessons with Chris for 3+ years now. I highly recommend him. He has a wealth of knowledge in various genres of music and his lesson structure makes you better. On top of that I am a working professional and he is very accommodating to time needs. I have to routinely change times or dates at last minute. Never any issues. Price wise there is not a better deal in NOVA.
Frankey has been the drummer for our church over the last seven years. He has matured into a very gifted drummer. He is reliable, conscientious, professional, and a great musician.
I am a freelance percussionist in the Northern Virginia and DC metro area. I am an active percussionist, performing with various groups in the area, as well as an on-demand percussion and drumline instructor for high schools in the area. I offer percussion performing services, as well as high-quality percussion and drum set lessons in my percussion studio at a reasonable hourly rate.
I am a music teacher with over 10 years of experience in schools, churches, recreation centers, music clinics and private lessons. For ages 3 and above, I am able to provide voice lessons and vocal coaching to advanced levels. I am also skilled to teach youth through teenagers in drum, guitar and violin. With vast years of acting/modeling training from John Casablanca, Millie Lewis and John Robert Powers, I am skilled as an acting coach as well.
The curriculum that I use doesn't discourage the learner, but encourages the learner.
My name is Chris Arminio, I've been playing and studying drums for thirty years. I've been teaching for fifteen years. I teach beginner to advanced levels and teach many contemporary styles, from rock and jazz to rap and rudiments. Also, you will learn the fundamentals of music which will allow you to hear and play songs that you enjoy.
I have been teaching guitar and bass guitar to beginners as well as advanced students for more than 20 years. I have also worked for the New York City Parks And Recreation Department at their recreation center located in Harlem, NYC for three years teaching guitar, bass guitar and drum lessons for their after-school programs. I have also worked as a music consultant for The New York City Housing Authority teaching underprivileged children as well as adults in housing projects throughout every borough of New York City. I have participated in performing at citywide special events throughout New York City for NYCHA as well. I've taught guitar and bass lessons for the Music and arts store located in Oxon Hill Maryland. Since then, I have relocated to Germany to record a solo CD with a few of my former bandmates, (rock and roll hall of fame artist, from "George Clinton's band" as my special guest musicians. When I'm not recording, I teach online guitar and bass lessons worldwide.. It works out great! Now, none of my students will ever have to leave their homes, it's just like being in the same room with me! All you will need is a computer cam and mic. The number that I can be reached at here in Germany is +49-1573-1882893.. I am licensed in Germany for Education, teaching music lessons and music production. Ask for my credentials! Thank you for reviewing my profile. Have a wonderful day!
I do drum set and snare drum lessons including sticking, stick control, technique, double bass, time, rhythm and meter. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
My name is Agustin Faundez, and I am currently 20 years old. I am a graduate of South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, and am currently a junior at the State University of New York in Fredonia Mason School of Music, majoring in music performance and music therapy with a focus on percussion. I have been studying and performing music for nine years now. I have studied under the directions of the following: * Aubrey Adams - Freelance percussionist, retired principal percussionist of Air Force Band, percussionist of Maryland Symphony, substitute percussionist of National Symphony Orchestra, South Lakes High School percussion instructor as well as private percussion instructor and recording musician * Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt - Recording artist, currently head of Fredonia School of Music Percussion Department, principal percussionist and timpanist of Western New York Chamber Orchestra, freelance percussionist, percussionist with Erie Opera Company, on- and off-Broadway percussionist and retired percussionist from Baltimore Symphony * John Bacon - Staff percussionist at SUNY Fredonia Mason School of Music, freelance percussionist and substitute percussionist with Buffalo Philharmonic * Tiffany Nicely - Staff percussionist at SUNY Fredonia Mason School of Music, freelance percussionist, head of Percussion Department at Buffalo University in NY, and substitute percussionist for Buffalo Philharmonic * Bernard Woma - African drumming instructor at Fredonia School of Music, Ghanaian master gyil player Experiences During high school, I performed with the South Lakes wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, marching band, orchestra, choir, the Fairfax Symphony, the Reston Chamber Community Orchestra, and the All District Symphonic Band. I have taught lessons for the past three years in a small percussion studio I hold at my home. I performed in multiple ensembles when in college, such as percussion ensemble, African drumming ensemble, world mallet keyboard ensemble, symphony orchestra and band. I marched in the South Lakes High School drum line for four years and played snare for two. I am proficient in the warmups, techniques, music reading and writing, am open to teaching methods and the discipline of the drum line standard. I also have previous experience with teaching in the South Lakes High School percussion and drum line for two summers after graduation of high school. I am proficient in all main percussion instruments, including the snare drum (orchestral and rudimental/drum corps), the mallet keyboard, the timpani, and the drum set as well as auxiliary instruments, such as the tambourine, the triangle, the shakers, the hand drums, the djembe, and many more. Qualities As a musician, I am able to read, write and perform music, have great patience for working with others as well as always eager to learn something new. I believe that I am a polite, positive, encouraging, friendly, independent, and responsible individual and am always open for new experiences. With the snare drum, I can teach orchestral and rudimental/drum corps styles of snare drum. I focus on 40 rudiments, repertoire, technique (matched or traditional grips), musicality, expression, and quality of sound. I can also teach instrument tuning, care and maintenance. For the mallet keyboard percussion, I am proficient at marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, balophone, and gyil. I also focus on technique, accuracy, musical expression, quality of sound, four-mallet (Stevens/traditional crossed/Burton crossed) and two-mallet technique and grip. On the timpani, I have the ability to teach timpani technique (French/German), musicality, tone quality, tuning accuracy and methods, and repertoire. With the drum set, I am a versatile player on the drum set. I can teach multiple Latin styles, hip-hop/rap, jazz, rock and funk. I focus on limb independence, musical expression, style understanding, ability to play and adjust with other musicians, tone quality, polyrhythms, rudimentary use on the drum set, versatility and popular repertoire for the drum set. Importance of Music I believe that music is a primary necessity in everyone's everyday lives and by studying music through instruments, we learn not only about these instruments but also about ourselves and how our musical personas play a roll in each individual's life. Percussion is as primal as an instrument gets. It dates to prehistoric times with ancient drums and the basic ability to keep a pulse. It is an instinct felt in all our lives through our heartbeat, yet it is a special craft that takes all life to perfection and creates unbelievable moments of joy and passion through music.
CTM Studios specializes in piano, voice, guitar, violin, drums, brass, wood-wind and dance instruction. But most importantly, CTM Studios' philosophy is to cultivate the "total musician". At CTM Studios, we seek to help aspiring musicians recognize the importance of a holistic approach to musical training and performance. This is achieved by helping students to develop a solid foundation in the academics of music, maintain a healthy lifestyle and make every effort to present themselves in knowledgeable, professional, and attractive manner; in addition to perfecting their craft.
Our work stands out due to our combined, diverse training. Combined, we have over 40 years of experience in percussion and have studied under or performed with some of the best in the world. We hold degrees from University of Kansas, University of Southern California, and University of Kobe. We use this knowledge and experience to guide our students to success.