ST. PAUL DRUM LESSONS

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Jonathon Warnberg

Available: 3:00-9:00 Wednesdays. 1:00-3:00 Saturdays.

Jonathon Warnberg has loved music from an early age. He began playing drums at the age of 3, guitar at age 9, bass at 34 and continued his education with a music and mass communications major in college and by learning to record and produce his own projects for the past 15 years.

His musical influences include The Beatles, Yes, King Crimson, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Rush, Rocket From The Crypt, The Ramones, AC/DC, Black Flag, Daft Punk, Green Day, Sonny Rollins, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Neil Young, Max Roach, Extreme, Iron Maiden, Captain Beefheart, Smashing Pumpkins, Wu Tang Clan, John Coltrane, Soundgarden, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Napalm Death, The Minutemen, Rage Against The Machine, Aphex Twin, CAKE, ABBA, The Who, Queen, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Kraftwerk and Fugazi and many others.

Jonathon's favorite thing about music is syncopation and melody, and his favorite thing about teaching music is interaction and collaboration. When taking lessons with Jonathon you can expect someone with an open mind who knows how to deconstruct technical challenges and who helps you suss out your own unique strengths and voice on your instrument. He looks forward to getting to know you as a student and learning about your specific goals, interests, and learning style.


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Richard Manner

Available: 10:00-1:00 PM Saturdays. 3:00-4:00 Tuesdays.

Richard Manner got his first snare drum in 1966 and has been playing the drums ever since. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, with minor in percussion, from Heidelberg University as well as a Master of Arts degree in Music History from Kent State University. He has played drum set in numerous rock and jazz bands over the years and has also managed to squeeze in a 30-year career as a corporate attorney.

In his earlier years, some of his influences were rock drummers Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jim Fox of the James Gang, as well as jazz drummers Joe Morello and Buddy Rich. More recently, he has focused on jazz and has studied for the last several years with Josh Beyers of Denver Percussion in Colorado. While studying with Josh Beyers, he has worked on transcriptions of drumming by Ed Shaughnessy, Butch Miles, Max Roach, and Elvin Jones.

Richard is accepting students who want to get started on drum set as well as those who wish to focus on snare drum for school band or orchestra.


Aaron Tafoya- Cajon

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