Here at Portland Percussion we offer PRIVATE LESSONS in DRUMS, GUITAR and BASS GUITAR. each lesson is one on one instruction focusing on TECHNIQUE, IMPROVISATION, THEORY and MUSICIANSHIP. all lessons are based on the individual student's ability and future goals
Lessons run a half hour each and can be scheduled as single lessons ($20 each) or by tuition ($60 for 4 at $15 each). Lessons are given daily during normal business hours by appointment.
our current teaching staff:
Andy Downs - guitar and bass instructor
Andy is a life long musician, playing live since 1994 in professional bands. after six years of playing in numerous California bands he returned to Maine as the lead guitarist for Brunswick based Kesera.
Andy attended the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at the Universiy of Maine at Augusta and specializes in the styles of Metal, Rock, and Blues.
Mike Sangillo - drum instructor
Mike has playing the drums for 45 years and playing professionally for 36 years. he began giving lessons to his classmates in 1970 and as the owner of Portland Percussion, has taught here for over 20 years. with students aged 6 to 60, Mike has an all around approch to drum set playing that includes limb independance, theory, technique and musicality. he has played in countless rock and country bands such as ARB, Jimson Weed, The Sharks, Sha Na Na, Mark Miller, Showdown, Bates Motel and he currently gigs around Maine with the Sofa Kings.
Students on tuition maintain a fixed lesson schedule; where as students who elect single slots may not. Payment for all lessons must be made in advance; i.e. students on tuition are asked to pay for the entire set of 4 prior to or on the day of the 1st lesson.
ALL CANCELATIONS MUST BE MADE 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, in order to avoid a charge. Students on tuition may be given ONE FREE makeup lesson within each set of 4. Note: advance notice is needed.