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Christopher M

Christopher M

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I have been teaching music since 2006 and enjoy every minute of it. I believe that fostering a love of music will lead to a lifetime of creativity, self-expression, and critical thinking.

Lance E

Lance E

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I first began teaching music lessons as a way to earn extra money for college and I have been teaching ever since. I have been mostly a freelance teacher, but I have substitute taught many times at Musical Beginnings in Vancouver, Washington. My first instrument is drums, though I have also been playing and teaching guitar and ukulele for a long time. In church settings I have often had the opportunity to help younger and less experienced musicians find their place in the praise band or worship team and to learn how to play music as a part of a group. I like to view the music teaching role as a mentorship and as such, as much as possible, I try to play with the students instead of having them play for me or me for them. I enjoy it when two or more musicians can put their parts together to create a whole. 

Vaughn B

Vaughn B

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  Each and every student who takes lessons from me is an individual. My focus in the beginning is on technique for sticks/hands/mallets. I also focus on body mechanics to help students be comfortable when playing the percussion instrument. When it comes to learning grooves and soloing concepts, I introduce students to a variety of styles. If a student shows interest in one, that particular style will be developed. It is my belief that students should be proficient in as many styles as possible. Reading music is important, and it part of my program. In each lesson I introduce a musical term and or concept while encouraging students to practice and improve knowledge on what already has been learned.

Deke H

Deke H

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I'm a teacher whose lesson plan differs for each student. Everyone learns differently, and at different speeds. Although I do teach my students to read drum sheet music and give them homework to do until we meet for our next lesson, I feel that the best skill to aquire is that of feel. If you become proficient at feeling the music, then improvisation and on-the-fly changes will come naturally. I believe that feeling comfortable in any music scenario should be the end result, be it an odd time jazz groove in 5/8, or a straight up four on the floor rock jam.

Ben H

Ben H

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Throughout my entire life I have possessed a great amount of zeal and love for music, and helping others develop their own relationship with music brings me great joy.  I started playing at age 8 and began gigging professionally at age 14.  From hardcore punk bands to symphony orchestras, jazz groups to indie rock bands, freely improvised avant-garde music to ska bands, I’ve performed in a vast array of musical settings and I still love finding new performing experiences every day!  I tour with several bands throughout the U.S. and perform often in Portland, Seattle, and the Bay Area.   

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