Juan's Tello Online Percussion Lessons

Juan's Tello Online Percussion Lessons

5.0 (3)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

These Private online lessons are an exploration not just to the basics of percussion. In here we will explore both Folklore and Contemporary percussion. How to involve percussion to any style of music within its standards.

These lessons are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced (All ages)

I enjoy giving the knowledgeable that I've been collecting through out all these years of learning and perfomance experiences. Watching students have fun in class with music and having that hunger for lerning more about the world of percussion and me being able to guide them along this new pad. Thats what I enjoy the most!

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Springfield Township, NJ 07081
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3 Reviews


  • Cristián.

    He’s simply one of the best percussion players around Boston. Very professional and a very interactive guy to work with.

  • juan diego

    Excellent Teacher, they way he teaches you is very simple and easy to understand. In my case, he taught me congas, different styles, rhymes, techniques, sound and how to read music. I’m very thankful with him. He is not just a teacher, he is also a friend. I can’t wait for my upcoming classes with him.

  • Juan Diego Ocampo

    Excellent teacher!!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Our teaching process goes more for learning by playing than learning by memorization.

We see how helpfull this method of learning is and how the students learn faster and enjoy more the classes, which in here a fun learning experience is the main goal.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied Classical Percussion and Contemporary Percussion since I was very young. First I went to the conservatory and after graduating from there I went to Berklee College of Music and have the opportunity to tutor and teach Berklee students about writing for percussion and hand percussion perfomance.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$45 per hour

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching percussion classes when many of my friends where coming at me for help about how to write music for percussion, its notation, how it works, what are the most common instruments, etc. Even people started to be more curious about wanting to play hand percussion. 

At College there were Percussion Labs and more of the students were having problems and they would reach out to me for help and I started to enjoy this way to help people.

What types of students have you worked with?

For the moment I have only worked with students around de age of 17-24 age years old.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My advice is to find a teacher where the student feels confortable working learning with. The teacher has to be fun, with methods that include not just reading of texbooks and memorization, but to learn what we are learning by actually playing and enjoying the learning process.

Also, a good teacher is not just a teacher that has studied in a big well known university. The teacher needs to have lot of experience in the area so him/her can go "outside the box" and implement new methods according to the student.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

- Am I doing this because I actually want to try it?

- How passionate am I about this?

- Will I commit to the hard work?

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