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Dexter Pettaway Sr.

Dexter Pettaway Sr.

Pronouns: he/him
  Contact Dexter: 860-932-2424

Teaches: Drums & Hand Percussion
Styles: Rock/Metal, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Gospel, Fusion, various Latin
Specializes In: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Dexter Pettaway Sr. - BIO

Dexter received the gift of music at the early age of two. He played throughout his elementary and high school years being noted as the "most musical" person. That expression would later follow him throughout his musical career where he continued to share his music through drums and keyboards.

During college, he focused on jazz studies. After winning Best Drummer and Musician at the Berkley College Jazz Competition, he released an educational DVD entitled "Drummatic". His professional experience has expanded to include instructing drum, sound and recording engineering, musical directing, and producing. Dexter has also recorded, played for and alongside notable artists from diverse genres. Today, he continues to share his passion and zeal for the arts via his band entitled "Dexters Lab." Dexter teaches beginner to advanced percussion in all genres of music.

I utilize a free-spirited approach to encourage students to
apply techniques to their unique musical interests.

My Approach to Teaching

My goal is for the student to leave with an understanding of what they'd like to learn and how to approach it. I utilize a free-spirited approach to encourage students to apply techniques to their unique musical interests.

What Students Say...

Customer service is extremely friendly and accommodating. Instructor is patient and amazing at what she does. I would recommend Falcetti Music - Kyle

The people at Falcetti Music are awesome. 4 of our children go here and their teachers are all amazing, the kids love them and they’re enjoying their lessons - Malin

Great music environment! Plenty of private lesson rooms and lots of different teachers to help you learn to play your instrument. Highly recommended! - Bill


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