Brian Calhoun Drums
Brian Calhoun Drums

Brian Calhoun Drums

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: I am a lifelong passionate drummer & musician who has taught Drum-Set & Marching Percussion to hundreds of people of all ages, levels and abilities, for nearly 3 decades. I am very versatile and can teach any style. I will personalize every lesson to your interests and goals. All you need is a practice pad and a pair of sticks to take a lesson.

Serves Melville, NY

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31 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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


2 reviews


Kara O.

Brian is THE BEST on Long Island. My daughter has never had more fun learning. She gets excited for their lesson time every week and finishes the lesson with a whole new set of skills that she cant wait to show off. She always has useful techniques to work on through out the week and is able to add to them with each lesson. Brian Calhoun is a better drum instructor than any other school teacher my daughter has ever had! Cannot say enough good things about lessons with Brian. Definitely recommend!
Jul 22, 2020
Joanne G.

Brian Calhoun taught my son at FREE an organization for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. My son had never played the drums before. In less than 6 months he was playing like a pro under the direction of Brian. Brian instilled a sense of confidence, pride, and self-belief in my son that was never instilled in all his years of schooling; primary, secondary, and high school. Not to mention that Brian nurtured a strong work ethic in my son. It saddens us greatly to see Brian leave FREE; just one more sad event due to this horrible virus pandemic. Our loss is your gain. And there is no doubt of achievement or success for your son or daughter if they take drum lessons with Brian Calhoun.
Jul 19, 2020
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Brian Calhoun


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I teach online via Zoom (preferred) & Skype. Through Zoom I am able to provide professional level audio and video, so each student has the best experience possible. I offer $5 off each lesson for students who purchase 4 lessons or more per month. Rates: $65 - 60 mins $50 - 45 mins $35 - 30 mins ** SAVE $5 off each lesson if purchased by the month **

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I learn about the students interests, what type of music they enjoy, what goals they want to achieve and develop a customized lesson plan based on the needs of the student, their talent and ability.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I began my drumming career back in 1990, when I was 9 years old for my elementary school band. In my formative years, I received private instruction on the drum set from several local instructors. I was also a member of my school concert band, orchestra, jazz band, marching band and actively participated in NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) for both snare drum and drum set. I joined my first band at the age of 12. I would spend the next 15 years recording and touring with various bands in several genres from Long Island NY. In addition to my formal music education and performance career I have been teaching private drum instruction for over two decades to both main stream students and differently abled/special needs students. ​ I am proud to have studied in the past with Drumming’s Global Ambassador, world-renown Drum Instructor, Dom Famularo. From 2009-2020 I worked for Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) as the Senior Music Specialist at their Performance & Creative Arts Center in Old Bethpage, NY. It was there that I was inspired to put my two lifelong passions of playing the drums/teaching music and working with differently abled students together. This ultimately led to me to creating the FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps, the World's 1st Differently Abled Drum & Bugle Corps. ​ In 2019 I proudly taught an Education/Performance Clinic at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention), the largest Drum & Percussion convention in the world!

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