backbaydrumming
backbaydrumming

backbaydrumming

$60/hour
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Drum type

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction
I strive to have a real back and forth relationships with my students. Many of my students will send me songs and clips on YouTube of drummers they want to sound like and I will craft the lesson around that. I don't believe in one way of teaching. Every student I have is completely different. Some students really want to work on their chart reading and some drummers just want to get better at playing with their band. I truly believe one of the biggest problems with private lessons is the cookie cutter mentality that a lot of teachers have. I love the look in the eye of a student when they get inspired by the drums. It sounds corny but it really makes me happy to see other people enjoying the craft that I've been working on for years.
Overview

Hired 5 times

Serves Jamaica Plain, MA

Background checked

1 employee

9 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Interested musical styles

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

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Matt R.
Aug 1, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Really enjoying learning from Ben so far. Great attitude. Really tailors lessons to student and makes it fun.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Can read percussion notation • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Candice S.
Jul 22, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Ben has lots of patience and passionate in teaching my 5-year-old kid, my kid enjoys so much and looking forward to playing drum with Ben everyweek!

Details: Younger than 6 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Can read sheet music • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Drum Lessons
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Collyn S.
May 3, 2017
I've taken 3 lessons with Ben and I am extremely happy and excited about the potential of my drumming! Ben is a great, thoughtful teacher that is not scared to throw new and exciting rhythms at you. As a beginner drummer with music experience, I value his patience and friendliness and he will even cater his lessons to any style you are curious about! If you are new to drumming or are at a higher level, Ben is the guy that will open your drumming to new levels. I look forward to our lessons and many more throughout the year!
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Jose V.
Nov 19, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Upon meeting Ben, I was very impressed by his professional attitude and his engaging approach to our first lesson. He had us begin by playing a 4 on the 4 floor groove, and payed close attention to my hands and technique so he could assess where I was, and where I wanted to/could be. He wasted no time in giving me helpful tips to improve my left arm. He also wrote out exercises for me, and reading is imperative for me as a personal goal, so it was perfect. I'm very thankful that I went with Ben over the other two teachers who quoted me. I'm excited for our next lesson!

Details: 25 - 44 years old • Traditional drum kit • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Jazz • Yes, the student already has drums • As recommended by teacher • 30 minutes • Saturday • Sunday • Morning (9am - noon) • Evening (after 6pm) • On an ongoing basis • Within the next 1 - 2 weeks • Conducting initial research • I travel to the drum teacher

Drum Lessons (for adults)
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KerryAnn G.
Dec 7, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I have had a very good experience with Ben. I have been working on and off with Ben since the summer. He is flexible and engaging and I can already see the results.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Can read percussion notation • Traditional drum kit • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Drum Lessons
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Benjamin Kersh

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