Featured Drum Teachers Near Norfolk, VA

Colin S

Colin S

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I am a dedicated music professional carrying 20 years of musical education and 15 years of musical performance.  In 2011, I graducated from Frostburg State University with my Bachelor's in music education with a percussion focus.  I have been touring the country with bands since 2012, and have been recording just as long.  Performing is a crucial part of my life and I have been fortunate enough to open for bands like, Flowbots, Man-Man, and Real Estate, as well as having recorded in studio with world class musicians such as Anita Thomas.  I play all instruments to some extent, but I am most comfortable behind a drum-set (although trumpet and piano are close runners up).  Having worked with many students of all ages and walks of life, my other passion is teaching and I find endless joy in watching my students learn and grow into musicians.

Bruno R

Bruno R

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Over the years I've gained alot of experience in what makes a great preformer a great preformer. Studying at Montgomery College and being part of the Latin and Jazz emsembles taught me that music in more of a language and any. Everything that is played is interpreted by the listener as a true of false statement. Much like a typicall dialog with another human being, we interact on more than one level. There is elements of pitch, body language and speed of speech also. The same applies to music. There is a jazz saying; "Play what you mean, and mean what you play."

Stephen L

Stephen L

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For younger students I usually recommend a method book or I make copies from my own library for the student.  I usually will teach fundamentals through a book, but I always look for opportunities to convey musical principles in a more natural way, and especially for kids, fun is the most important method there is.  Often times a student will stumble upon something interesting unintentionally and I use these moments to teach, because it both encourages them to recognize their natural talent and helps the student to make connections from their limited technical skills to greater conceptual knowledge.  In essence it helps to build basic musical vocabulary using skills they already have, but may not know that they have them.  For intermediate, advanced, and older students in general I have a more flexible approach that is based upon their goals or lack thereof.  For all students I always emphasize knowledge of music theory and real life application of their musical education toward realizing their own musical goal or dream, as humble or as grand as it may be.

Brandon S

Brandon S

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I am an active performer and percussion instructor who enjoys introducing new students to the world of music as well as honing the skills of more advanced players.  I have earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I have had the opportunity to perform with various groups across the United States and Europe.  My private teaching studio is located in my home in Maryland, where I have all the instruments we will need to get you where you want to be musically! 

Keith J

Keith J

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I teach Drum set technique, snare drum technique, reading studies. Rock, Country, Jazz, symphonic, marching band etc., Studio session recording drumming techniques. If a student wishes to have a career in the Music Business, I teach both the MUSIC and the BUSINESS, for the aspiring or current professional.  You will learn to read drum music and/or write and play drum parts. You will learn snare drum technique and drum set skills. I have experience in the MUSIC BUSINESS, so students will learn not only about the MUSIC, but also about the BUSINESS should they have professional career related questions. I also teach Studio session recording drumming techniques should you wish to become a top session recording drummer !!! I have been around the world working with MAJOR famous recording artists touring out of Washington, DC and Los Angeles. I teach 1/2 hour lessons and/or 1 hour lessons. During each lesson, I give you plenty of material to practice over a week€™s time. WE WILL HAVE FUN. Not many teachers in this area have my experience nor credentials. I love the drums more than anything and my enthusiasm should be evident during our lessons. Several of my students have gone on to major music colleges such as Berklee. One of my students is currently touring and working with Linkin Park. Another student is currently touring with Fall Out Boy. When you take lessons from me, you will develop the skills to play in your school band with confidence, start your own band, or play at an advanced professional level. I am great with young children as well as students of all ages. Additionally, I have experience with students requiring special needs. I have all the patience in the world, remember, I was in your shoes years ago when I had a dream of learning how to play the drums !!!! HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON !!!  

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