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Become intimate with the instrument and improve your musicianship! Teaching all styles all levels, in your home or mine. I'm a Berklee and NEC graduate, a hard worker, and I demand the same thing from my students. I have lots of experience both in playing and in teaching different styles, and I look forward to sharing my passion with you. I guarantee progress from lesson to lesson, and I'm honest and open with my students. Release yourself from limitations such as - technique, concentration and focus issues, bad physical and mental habits. We will work on all these through exercises and playing with music. I teach student of levels, ages 9 and above so don't be shy. Hit me up! I know English, Hebrew, and some Spanish.(show more)
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Berklee graduate and current faculty member of Noble and Greenough school, providing Drum Lessons to Sudbury and the Metro West area. Justin has taught all levels from beginner to advanced, and all age groups from 5 to adult with a patient easy going demeanor that makes learning the drums fun and rewarding. Justin emphasizes the student's own goals and aspirations on the instrument to create a meaningful connection with the music. Whether its to play along with their favorite recordings, prepare for performances with their school bands, or work on music for their own bands, Justin guides the lessons in the direction of the students choosing. Justin has taught at places such as Jack's Drum Shop, Robinson Music, and Centre Music House. For the past six years he has been doing drum lessons at the homes of students in the Newton and Wellesley areas. Areas of expertise in the following Drum Set styles: Rock, Jazz, Latin, R&B,Funk, Reggae, Classical Percussion (Snare Drumming, Timpani, Vibes, Marimba, Orchestra Bells), marching percussion. My teaching methods include sight reading, solo construction, speed development, coordination development, stylistic musicality, groove development, and time keeping skills. Thank you for your time. I offer half hour and full hour lessons. I hope to hear from you soon. Student testimonials: "Hey Justin, hope things are going well up in mass. I just had auditions today for various ensembles, and the percussion instructor i will be studying with watched me warm up and sat in on the audition. He said he was extremely impressed by my level on the snare drum, and I quote "you must have had a very talented instructor, you really know how to use the whole drum and your technique is very good". He commented that you must be very smart / diversified to have such classical knowledge coming out of berklee, and was very excited for me to study with him. I figured you would enjoy the compliment, and thank you again." -John (former student, currently studying in college) "These past seven years taking lessons from you have been great. I've learned so much from you. I want to thank you for everything. Thank you for helping me prepare for my auditions and getting into Districts four times. Stay in touch and good luck in the future!!! - Kathlyn (student) "Many thanks for being a kind and patient instructor. He enjoys his lessons and wants to continue. when he practices and gets it he is so happy. I can tell his coordination is improved and he has a keener appreciation for music. Thank you for making his first experience with an instrument a positive one." -Joan and Ken (Parents)(show more)
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My years of experience in studying, playing, and teaching music have culminated in an effective and individually tailored method for my students. I seek to provide an encouraging atmosphere for teaching various percussion styles, while also engaging with the musical interests of my students.(show more)
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I have been performing and recording professionally for over 15 years, at almost every level of the music business, from playing major jazz, pop and world music festivals with famous artist, to small clubs with local heroes; I have the experience to guide you through your own journey in music. aside from my time as a performer and educator, I have worked as musical director, helping to prepare bands for their big tours and concerts; I have the first hand experience and know how to communicate that knowledge and wisdom to you. Not only have I cultivated years of experience on the bandstand, in the studio, and as an educator and coach, I have also studied extensively; I am a graduate from Berklee College of Music, and have gone on to many further studies with some of todays most in demand drummers and percussionists (Joey Baron, Dan Wiess, Matt Moran, Ricardo Monzon). I continue to go in-depth studying many of the classic and cutting-edge percussion techniques and methods, to guide my students towards the best ways to achieve their personal musical goals. The lessons are about getting you playing the music you love at the level you dream about. A careful balance of technique, repertoire, and theory come together to help you get where you want to be. I have explored many of the avenues of the drumming world, and know many of the best routes to get you there, all while keeping it fun, interesting, and fulfilling. I take great joy in all aspects of music and percussion, including seeing my students achieve things that they previously thought out of their reach. Seeing music enrich the lives of my students and their communities; that's why I'm an educator as well as a performer.(show more)
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Study drum set with Oscar Suchanek! Work on technique, independence, groove, reading, fills and soloing, and most importantly making music! I teach at my studio in Brighton or can come to you for an additional charge. Here's a little about myself. I come from a musical family but got really interested in music right before starting high school, where I began studing with the great Bob Gulotti I received full-tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2014. I am versed in many styles, including jazz, rock, metal, Latin and funk, and have been performing in the Boston and New York area with the Mark Zaleski Band, Marty Ballou Trio, the Real Brotet, John Lockwood, Paquito DRivera and Fernando Huergo among others. As a teacher I really aim to help guide a students musical development as well as learning a foundation that will help you or your child have a lifetime of drumming and music. Lets get rockin!(show more)
Music Elements is a music school in Chelmsford, MA offering lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, flute and clarinet. We have 8 of the top teachers in the area who teach all styles of music. Our instructors are graduates of music schools including Berklee College of Music, Smith McNally, UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst and the New England Conservatory of Music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, a child or an adult, or just jumping back in after years of not playing, we will teach you to play at a pace that's appropriate for you. The goal at Music Elements is not only to teach an instrument, but also to show each student how to make studying music enjoyable. Our weekly lessons are for 30 minutes, but some students prefer an hour. Students have fun at our school. The lessons are a playing session as well as a learning session. Students learn and develop at their own pace and are taught according to their own individual abilities. Come join us to discover or rediscover the joys of music! Remember, the beat is what counts!(show more)
My name is Steve Percoco. I'm a professional musician and have been teaching drum lessons for more than 20 years. I have a very comfortable home studio in Watertown where I have two drum sets and all the necessary equipment to teach drum lessons for all styles and levels. Ages range from 5 to seniors and I have expertise in teaching beginners to intermediate to advanced. I also offer a free 30-minute trial lesson to all new students regardless of level. In addition to lessons, I offer discounts on all related drum equipment to any regualar students.(show more)
Teaching somebody how to play the drums is not like teaching somebody algebra. There are no rules, and there is no "right" or "wrong" way. Also, playing drums is not a matter of technicalities... There are some involved, but they are irrelevant unless they have been applied in conjunction with music and creativity - and that is what I do. Simply put: I love music, I love to play drums, and I love to teach.(show more)
Jeremy JD Sheehan is accepting students at JD Drum Studio in Stoughton, MA for drum set, theory and performance studies. An emphasis will be placed on technique, rudiments, reading, fills and more. Materials needed include drum sticks, books, practice pad and/or drums and accessories. Drum sticks, drum books, and practice pads can be conveniently purchased at JD Drum Studio or separately by the student at another location. Beginning drum students start on the snare or practice pad, concentrating on stick control, counting, correct technique and playing rhythms. We then progress to the full drum kit, showing and teaching in detail several rhythm patterns, drum fills and a creative approach to composition of rhythm. A creative approach to applying the rudiments to the drum kit will be an integral part of the students' curriculum. Students will also play along with recorded material and CDs to help master different styles and grooves. Styles include pop, rock, jazz, country, blues and punk. Double bass drum technique will also be covered.(show more)
I am a private instructor with over 20 years' teaching experience. I worked with hundreds of students on topics ranging from basic snare drum and percussion studies to advanced stylistic development on the drumset. My teaching range includes jazz, rock, R&B, funk, Latin, and blues styles. I keep an extensive library of teaching and reference materials for my students benefit. In 2006, I published a drumset instruction book specifically for beginning students, Building a Drumset Vocabulary. My teaching philosophy is to equip each student with proper percussion methods, and to assist each student to develop a unique musical style within his or her capabilities. In other words, working from an established and effective basic curriculum, I tailor lessons to suit the aspirations and needs of each individual student. As an instructor, I try to create a fun, relaxing learning environment in which each student can reach his or her full potential as a drummer and music lover. I offer instruction in reading skills, proper hand and foot technique, drumming styles, and chart reading, as well as drum fills, soloing, building speed and control, and working with a click track. Several of my young students have gone on to top music programs at Berklee and other colleges, and some like Tim Molloy of Our Last Night, Luc Laurent of Pepper Rabbit, and Nick Letizio have become professional musicians in their own right. I am also an active performer, with extensive local and national experience. My drum studio includes two complete drumsets, a practice pad and mirror for hand technique, a complete sound system for listen-and-play-along, and a digital recording system to record lessons and provide students CDs for practice and for sharing their performances.(show more)
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My son has taken drum lessons from Brian for several years now and really enjoys their weekly sessions. In addition to excellent technical teaching, my son enjoys Brian's sense of humor and that they work on a variety of music types. Brian is always accommodating about scheduling conflicts for which I have been grateful. All-in-all, Brian is a wonderful music instructor and a pleasure to work with.(show more)
I teach drum lessons in the comfort of your home! I also provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced drum lessons for any age student! Study drums with a Berklee graduate with 20 years of performing experience and 10 years of teaching experience! Great references are available! I will come to your home where I can evaluate drum equipment, set up and surroundings. Enjoy a flexible schedule in a safe environment at an affordable price! You will learn rock, funk, jazz, Latin, country, double bass drum, rudiments, snare drum reading, drum chart reading and more! Aaron is currently teaching students in Wellesley, Weston, Newton, Natick, Norwood, Canton and Providence, RI, and I will travel to any home within an hour drive (55 miles or less) of N. Attleboro. Please call to schedule a lesson.(show more)
My name is Alex Melcher, and I am a private drum instructor with 7 years of teaching experience. I have taught young beginners the basics of hand techniques and percussion studies to advanced drum set concepts and improvisation. I have spent my musical career exploring many styles of playing, genres of music, and different ways of creating soundscapes for each particular musical situation. Styles I specialize in include rock, jazz, funk, R&B, Latin, blues, and classical. Finding a teacher who you can relate with makes all the difference. With teaching, I strive to relate with students in new ways, basing my lessons on the student's strengths and personal interests.(show more)
The Sutherland Pipe Band is a Grade IV competitive bagpipe group looking for a few good drummers! Are you new to highland drumming, or new to music? There is no problem! We teach from scratch (for free!) with our cadre of highly skilled drum instructors. Visit our website, or call Rob directly for more information.(show more)
The Commonwealth Music School is a traveling music school offering private music lessons in the student's own home. We primarily serve the towns of Hingham, Norwell and Cohasset, teaching guitar, piano and drums. All of our teachers are active professional musicians, with degrees from prominent colleges and universities.(show more)
Horrigan Music School is all about helping you to achieve your music goals. We offer music lessons in all instruments and in voice. We've been helping students like yourself for years, so you can be confident that you will receive the personalized instruction you need to advance with your music and also to enjoy it more fully. Learn a musical instrument, or take your playing to the next level. We cover all styles and all levels of rock, jazz, fusion, Latin, drums, big band swing, rudimental, funk, Afro-Cuban, country and western, hip hop, soloing, recording studio preparation, general business preparation, technique development, polyrhythms, transcribing, and music school and college preparation. We teach anyone, from beginners to advanced, and accept all ages.(show more)
Drum Lessons Unlimited! Rates are as low as $25! We offer private drum lessons in home, in studio, and online. Affordable drum lessons throughout the North Shore area! Saugus, Revere, Lynn, Lynnfield, Swampscott, Marblehead, Chelsea, Malden, Medford, Everett, Stoneham, Reading, Wakefield, Melrose, Topsfield, Woburn, Danvers, Boxford, Georgetown, Salem, Beverly, Somerville. Drum Lessons Unlimited recording/production studio is located in Saugus, MA. We offer professional, affordable drum lessons at home, in studio, and online! We offer comprehensive drum instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. Dave Rodenhiser, (professionally known as "Dave Rody") is a drummer, instructor, and writer. His first book, "Drum Stuff", is available in print or download. Drum Lessons Unlimited provides private lessons to the Greater Boston area. (Drum Stuff 2002 Dave Rody Publications)(show more)
I am a drummer/percussionist offering traveling (meaning I go to your location if desired) lessons in drum-set instruction to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. My focus is on the student and what he or she wishes to accomplish. I encourage students to set achievable goals so that the student can see progress along their journey. I also provide transcribing services. If you can't figure out a favorite drum fill or you wish to have charts written out for your band, then shoot me an email! I'd love to help you out. If you wish to have some transcriptions done, feel free to email me for rates.(show more)
Welcome to Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School. Conveniently located at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School provides drum lessons for beginning, high school, and college-bound drumming students in Arlington, Belmont, Concord, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Wellsley, Wincester, Woburn and other Boston area communities in greater Boston and Middlesex County. Whether you are preparing for the high school orchestra or jazz band or want to study drums and percussion in college, Gil encourages all his students to learn proper stick control, regardless of their musical preference, whether it is rock, Latin, funk or jazz. Semi-private and class instruction are also available. "Learn more than a drum beat; learn your instrument! You can do it. It's up to you!" -Gil Though Gil is always thrilled to give private drum lessons to anyone interested in the world of percussion, Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (DPS) goes a step further. If you are aiming to major in music at college or are the parent of someone who does, Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School will offer a unique combination of private drum lessons and labs, geared expressly towards college level performance skills on the drum set. Drum lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School offer: * a simple, enjoyable, systematic approach for all ages * hand development * stick control * independence * reading or sight reading * a focus on the music you want to learn (e.g. funk, jazz, Latin, rock, etc.) and a drummer's most important function: time Gil Graham has over 30 years of teaching experience. For 14 years, he was on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and also formerly on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Extension. He has also written and published a highly praised book, titled Beginning Drum Chart Reading.(show more)
I am an experienced drummer with over 14 years of professional experience. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music and currently perform around the Boston area with a number of up-and-coming artists. I have extensive teaching experience and also perform in a lot of very wide-ranging musical situations, ranging from rock to straight-ahead jazz. I love to teach and have a studio in my apartment in Brookline and a teaching studio in Cambridge near Central Square. Ideally, I'd like to teach at either one of my studios, but I'd be willing to come to where you are, provided your location is easily accessible by train. Yes, I don't drive.(show more)
Do you want to learn to play the drums? Do you want to discover the wonderful world of harmony and ear training? Do you already play, but you are looking for advanced concepts? The learning experience is an important step for every musician. Since when I was young, I have been in contact with great artists who taught me to give great importance to what I do. My strength is surely dedication. If you're looking for a teacher who can understand you and can personalize a course for you (both individually and in small groups) based on your level, then you just have to contact me for more info about rates or any other question.(show more)
I'm a drum instructor for ages 7 and up. I teach all styles and can teach kit and percussion, and lessons are taught at your home. Students will learn how to read music, as well as learn how to play. You will learn how to read rhythms and play along with music. Lessons are a half hour to an hour long. Styles include, jazz, rock, pop, and Latin. Please call for more information.(show more)
Hello, my name is Jeff Muzerolle and I'm currently looking for people of all ages and skill levels to come study music with me. I am offering drumset/percussion lessons, music theory/ear training tutoring, and music production classes. My studio is located in Winchester, MA conveniently near I93 with ample parking and close to public transportation. I also do house calls in the greater Boston area. Here's a little about myself: - 26 years of experience playing drums/percussion - National and international tour experience - Album credits with local/national and international artists - Numerous commercial recordings, including jingles and movie soundtracks - B.A. in drumset performance, currently working on M. Ed. - 15 years of private instruction experience - Author of The Gigging Drummer, a career-building e-course for drummers Drumset: I offer much value to both beginners and advanced players. For novices, I will help you define goals that will improve your proficiency and the material we work on will be customized based on these goals. For advanced drummers, I can offer an in-depth perspective on the industry and help you gain the tools you need that will get you more work. Moreover, I have lots of experience working and writing with songwriters so if you're a drummer in need of help writing drum parts, I'm more than willing to help out. Regardless of your level of proficiency, I can help you improve your technique, improvisation, feel, independence, and song interpretation, all in multiple genres such as jazz, rock, funk, blues, R&B, Latin and African. More: I have 8 years of experience in theory/ear training studies and I am offering hourly tutoring sessions. I am an experienced studio engineer/producer so if you're in need of assistance with a project or if you just want to learn how to record, I'm your guy. I have extensive experience with Pro Tools, Logic, Sonar, Reason and the plethora of NI applications available. I teach out of a recording studio so our lessons will be hands-on and practical. Concepts such as acoustics, mic placement, eq, dynamics processing, even overall project production are fields of study that I can help with. Rest assured that I am not just a guy looking to make a few extra bucks by giving lessons. I am a professional musician and educator with many years of experience and I take my students education very seriously. I guarantee you will learn more while studying with me than you have with anyone else and youll have lots of fun along the way. If not, Ill give you your money back, no questions asked. For more information on my curriculum and my studio, please visit the following website. Testimonials: Jeffs drum mastery mixed with his eloquence in articulating the drumming experience make him the ideal teacher. He can demonstrate how to play anything and break it down for a drummer at any level. Plus his insights on grooving, playing for the song and maximizing your practice time help build your performance skills. Record every second! - Patti My lessons with Jeff are the highlight of my week. I always receive so much information and we always have fun. I highly recommend him. - Jon Jeff truly cares for his students. I had been playing for several years before I started studying with him and he quickly identified some problems with my technique that had been causing some pain. I thought I had injured myself but after applying Jeffs suggestions, my wrist pain went away and my technique improved. Thanks for saving my career, Jeff! - Steve Jeff helped me get my laptop running with Pro Tools and showed me some simple things to make my recordings sound more professional. His knowledge is vast and he's a great guy to work with. - Sara(show more)
We offer private lessons on guitar, bass guitar, piano, voice and drums. We also have join-a-band Program and other classes. Private lessons are a great way to start. Our teachers are excellent and very enthusiastic regarding the growth and implementation of their students' knowledge. We are a performance-driven program, offering our private students many opportunities to perform throughout the year. Band Gig's join-a-band programs offer a first glance into the world of playing in a band. The student will learn at first hand how to play with others as part of a band. Our professional teachers will show you how to read basic symbols and charts, organize arrangements and how to rehearse. Playing in a band is not unlike a sport, where each member has a job to do. It is being part of that group effort that makes this experience so special. The groups are made up of a variety of instruments. The following are 3 levels of Band Gig's join-a-band programs that we are offering: * Band Gig 1 - for the beginner * Band Gig 2 - join a band and play a gig * Band Gig 3 - join a band, play a gig and record a demo.(show more)
In 2007, multi-instrumentalist Dan Fox founded the Morningside Music Studio in Arlington's Morningside neighborhood. His vision was to have a laid back and supportive environment he and his wife, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox could teach private lessons and jazz ensembles. It has proved a good idea as groups and lesson times have started to fill with musicians of all levels eager to play and improve. Morningside offers weekly ongoing jazz ensembles. You can join one anytime and continue as long as you like. Work on improvisation techniques as well as building a repertoire of tunes. Topics include playing modal jazz, blues, standards, scales for improvisation, how to build a solo, phrasing, pacing, dynamics, and a lot more. Instruments accepted are piano, bass, guitar, drums, vocalists, and horn players. Players should either have some knowledge of harmony or be somewhat new to jazz but have some proficiency on their instruments. The idea will be to group people together who are at similar levels. Steinway grand piano, amps, and drums are available. Each group will be limited to four players. Morningside groups play concerts every few months. Previous venues include The Lily Pad, Ryles Jazz Club, The Chit Chat Lounge, Somerville Cable Access TV, and various coffeehouses. Fee is $25/class. No obligation to continue after first class if you choose not to. All groups are taught by Dan Fox. Schedule: Please contact us for the current schedule of evening and weekend daytime groups. Combos at all levels from beginning to advance are currently being offered. "The Morningside Music student ensemble is the ideal introduction into (or exploration of) the jazz world for the beginner/intermediate level player. In the short time since I've started, not only have I built substantially on my repertoire, but learned useful concepts for soloing and accompaniment. Under competent direction (and with a little hard work) you'll be amazed how you grow as a musician in leaps and bounds- two thumbs up!" Ethan Kaczowka - guitarist, 23 yrs. old(show more)
Alan Goodrich, drum teacher with over 30 years experience (studied with Alan Dawson of the Dave Brubeck Quartet), is accepting new students. Learn to play drum set rock, jazz, pop, blues, funk, metal, double bass, snare drum, traditional, latest styles, hand drumming, and more. All levels, beginner to expert. Studies include latest techniques, the 26 Standard American Drum Rudiments, Swiss Rudiments, The 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments, four-limb independence, and more. Learn to musically express yourself through drumming, or improve your existing skills. Alan also teaches beginner guitar and vocals. Lesson prices are $25. For half hour, $35. For forty five minutes, and $45. For one hour. Alan teaches at his home studio in Concord, MA. Also available: Beginner through intermediate guitar and voice lessons.(show more)
We are a dynamic consulting "tool box" with online office offering private and customized French lessons via favorite chat messengers, face-to-face piano and hand-drum lessons, project support, consultant referrals, and more. We offer negotiable prices and hours. You win; we win, and we are all happy. Business moves forward. Visit our website for more details!(show more)
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