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  • Best of '16

    Mike Shapiro

    (33 reviews)

    My 20 years of performing experience and education, enable me to communicate the process of learning the drums, in a clear, logical progression, no matter what your skill level may be. I love watching my students progress. Some have gone on to gigs with major label rock bands, others are pursuing under graduate and graduate degrees in jazz and some just want to have fun jamming with their friends. Sharing what I know and seeing it make people better musicians is a pretty cool way to spend the day.

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  • Best of '16

    Become a Real Drummer

    (22 reviews)

    I studied with world-renowned teachers and players like Ricky Sebastian, Zach Danziger, John Riley, Joe Nero and Bob Harsen, and I attended both Philadelphia University of Arts and Manhattan School of Music, as well as Berklee Summer Session so I have both the formal training as well as the passion required to turn people into REAL drummers--and not just give people something to do for an hour each week. Through good technical orientation and a firm understanding of musical notation I ignite the passion in them to strive to actually play drums. My students go from having never held a drum stick to actually playing professional gigs in the space of five years. Helping people discover the vast benefits that come from studying a musical instrument, from improving concentration and quelling anxiety and stress to uncovering and discovering talent.

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  • Best of '16

    David Cornejo

    (13 reviews)

    If Rock Band just isn't cutting it, perhaps it's time to drum your heart out on a real set. After a lesson with me, you can stop wondering how John Bonham felt when playing Moby Dick, or how it feels to kick a bass drum or snap a rimshot on the snare drum. It doesn't matter if you don't have any experience behind a drum set. We'll make it happen! On the other hand, If you're an already-practiced drummer who wants to get your playing to next level, I can help you with your hand/foot technique, extend your vocabulary in different styles, have a better sense of time, develop your independence and improve your reading. I have a studio in Williamsburg. You just need to bring your sticks (okay, I can bring some) and be ready to play drums. If you have drums or some pads at home, I can come to your place too. About me: - Graduated from L'aula de musics in Barcelona and from Berklee College of music in Boston, Performance Major as a scholarship student, Summa Cum Laude. - Has studied with many great drummers/mentors such as Kim Plainfeld, Dave Dicenso, Kenwood Dennard, John Hazilla, Mark Walker, Neil Smith, and Quim Sole amongst many others. - Experience playing with rock, funk, R&B bands, and jazz/Latin ensembles and studio work in South America, Europe and USA - Over 500 shows only last year, including performances with Tessa Makes Love with Ian McDonald (Foreigner and King Crimson), H.R (Bad Brains), Justin Baron (opening for J-Lo, Ariana Grande and Jason DeRulo), Nicole Raviv (Canada got Talent) feat Grammy award winner Carlos Alomar (James Brown, David Bowie), Gary Barlow (Take That and X-Factor), J'sun (The Voice), Numasbala (album debut mixed by Scott Hull, Bob Dylan, Sting, and Steely Dan), and Felipe Staiti (Los Enanitos Verdes) amongst many others - Experience teaching both privately and through schools, having students ranging from 6 to 62 years old -Judge for the Guitar Center Drum Off (2014, 2015)

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  • Best of '16

    Glenn Grossman-Drum Teacher

    (9 reviews)

    Teaching is an art in itself. You really want the student to learn while having fun as well. No matter how detailed the work may be. Sharing the information and watching the looks on students faces when they are able to do something new that they never thought they could do.

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  • Best of '16

    Devin Gray Music

    (9 reviews)

    I am a very honest and hard working person, I love music, and I am endlessly looking for connections to personalities and ideas within music. I get to be creative all day long!

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  • Best of '16

    Dustin Kaufman

    (8 reviews)

    Drum Lessons that will help you reach your musical goals! My lessons are open to all ages and all levels. I have 20 years of experience on my instrument and have learned some very valuable information during my journey that I would love to pass on to my students. My training is in jazz, but I am very comfortable in all styles of music, from blues and pop to rock and gospel. I have also worked a great deal on technique and sight reading and have a lot of books/exercises that can help develop those aspects of drumming. I am very passionate about my instrument, and I truly believe my attitude is contagious. As a teacher, my main objective is to inspire my students, because when someone is motivated, the work doesn't seem to be as much of a chore. When students study with me, they will be inspired to drum and practice long after the lesson is over.

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  • Best of '16

    Vincente Rhythm Studio

    (6 reviews)

    My understanding of rhythm is very deep, from the most basic to the most subtle. I am a musical drummer, not a technical machine. I have a music degree but I leave it at home when I settle in to create music. Because it's not a science, it's a language. I will steep you in this language of rhythm no matter your experience, age, or background. I love doing something outside the digital world, something with my hands and feet that touches the primal core inside all of us. I want you to experience that.

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  • Best of '16

    Peter Lenz

    (5 reviews)

    In my lessons, I make sure my students become well-rounded musicians and drummers, and focus on what my students want to learn. I offer a relaxed, patient, and professional teaching environment so students will be able to learn as quickly as possible while enjoying themselves to the fullest. I have a Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music in Drums and Composition. I am very passionate about this art form and committed to the individual development of each student. Sharing the experience I gathered with other musicians and helping them grow.

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  • Best of '16

    Andrew O'Donnell Drum =Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    I am constantly listening to new trends in pop and rock music, and my youth, and activity in the music scene gives me insight into the interests of young students. I am, conversly, a lover of all genres, and there is no style or Era of music I won't touch. The rich legacy of music is a conversation that started before we were here, and will continue after we're gone. An opportunity to pass the gift of music on is the opportunity to make an investment in the near, and distant future.

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  • Drum Lessons with Rob Garcia

    (11 reviews)

    Drum Lessons with Rob Garcia. I teach at my studio in the Windsor Terrace/Park Slope section of Brooklyn (two blocks from the F train at 15th St). I will also travel to the students. I teach my students to play the music they like. I encourage self-expression and creativity as well as learning the necessary skills to read and play music with other people. My teaching studio is equipped with two drum sets, piano (I often play piano with the student on drums) and a stereo system. I'm well versed in many popular and not so popular styles of music/drumming (rock, pop, jazz, funk, hip-hop, reggae, Latin, Brazilian, swing, dixieland, drum and bass, to name a few). Bio: Rob has been teaching drum students (from age five through adult) for over 17 years, and has been a professional performing musician for 20 years. He is a member of the Brooklyn Music Teacher's Cooperative. He has also taught drums as well as jazz and percussion ensemble at the Berkeley-Carroll School, P.S. 184, P.S. 10, and The British International School of New York. He has done clinics in the U.S. and Europe and has performed in over a hundred school assemblies in the tristate area with organizations such as Arts Horizons and the Brooklyn Arts Council. "A prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene" (Time Out-New York) and "one of New York's great jazz drummers and composers (Capital, New York), Rob Garcia continues to be a strong presence in the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and bandleader. He has collaborated with such stellar artists as Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Wynton Marsalis, Vince Giordano, Woody Allen and Joseph Jarman and has played on over 40 albums including grammy winners. Rob's album, "Perennial" (BJUR 012) was in the "10 Best Jazz Albums of 2009" in the New York Observer. His group, the Rob Garcia 4, has performed at venues such as The Ottawa Jazz Festival, Iridium, Smalls, the Kingston Jazz Festival and the Toronto Jazz Festival. Rob has also received grants from Meet The Composer, DCA and NYSCA to support his performances. Rob has also been a major force in artist-run jazz organizations. He is the founder and executive director of Connection Works, a member of the Brooklyn Jazz Underground and a founding member of the Douglass Street Music Collective. In addition to many creative projects, Rob has played on many recordings for TV commercials, TV shows, and major motion pictures. He has a master's of music from Suny Purchase (2006).

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Henning Stumm

(1 review)

Are you one of those students who find it hard to learn how to play the drums? Are you having problems with your coordination? Is your drum stick grip still that bad?

Woe no more. Henning Stumm will teach you the basics and the essentials for you to master drum playing.

While most drum lessons focus only on the technical aspects of drumming, my lessons, while certainly including these, are however not limited to just that. My lessons are designed to enable the student to develop his/her own creative style of playing.

This experienced and award-winning drummer focuses on building a strong foundation for all styles, playing time, hand and foot technique, rudiments and reading. He has been a successful drummer for 25 years. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Music.

I incorporate historic backgrounds and the spiritual relation of drumming in various cultures into my lessons. Through my long-time experience, I will be able to prepare future drummers better of what is to come so that, 5 to 10 years from now I will see many of my students become successful drummers in their own right.

Waste no time. Check out Henning Stumm's drum lessons and discover the rocker in you.

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  • Drum Lessons for Children

    Drum Lessons with Rodrigo Recabarren

    (6 reviews)

    Hire Rodrigo if you want to learn how to play the drums? He provides interactive and enjoyable drums lessons for beginners. He also creates a personalized curriculum for each of his students.

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  • Drum Lessons

    RealDrumReels

    (2 reviews)

    Let Brett Ripley teach you percussion and drum set lessons in the convenience of your home. He is a professional teacher who has seven years of experience in touring and performing.

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  • Advanced & Beginning Drum Lessons

    Matt Ritter Drum Lessons

    (1 reviews)

    Matt Ritter has been offering private lessons for drums since 1996. He has worked with over 400 students and his known for his instructional DVD and magazine contributes. He has affordable drum lessons costs.

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  • Drum Lessons for All Levels and All Styles

    Henning Stumm

    (1 reviews)

    Henning Stumm is an award-winning drummer who offers drums lessons. He can teach you the basics on the art of drumming like playing time, rudiments, reading as well as hand and foot technique.

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  • Music Lessons

    Ace Music Lessons

    This business provides quality guitar lessons. They are among the music schools that also offer piano, saxophone, bass, drums and voice lessons.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Musical Drum School

    Learn to play drums with the help of experienced instructor Benjamin Antelis. His private drum lessons are held in his studio or at your preferred location.

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  • Drumset Lessons

    Hoboken Drum School

    Matt James is a professional drummer who has toured all over the U.S. and Europe playing with bands. He teaches effective and comprehensive drumset lessons, coordination, limb independence and more.

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  • Drum Lessons

    Drum Lessons with Dave Butler

    Learn how to play the drums through the instruction of David Butler. He specializes in providing advanced to beginner drum lessons in all styles.

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  • Piano, Drums, Guitar, Saxophone & Music Therapy Classes

    New York Youth Musicians

    Want to learn different music lessons? Check out New York Youth Musicians for piano, guitar, saxophone and drum set lessons, as well as music therapy classes for children with special needs, and more.

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  • Drum Classes

    Shawn Crowder

    Keep in touch with Shawn Crowder if you are looking for a drum teacher who provides online lessons via Skype. This professional instructor is a regular faculty member at Berklee Percussion Festival.

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  • Percussion Studio

    Collective School of Music

    Collective School of Music is a percussion studio that specializes in guitar, piano, voice, bass, drum and recording private lessons. They also offer full-time diploma and certificate programs.

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  • Reasonable Drum Lessons

    Drum Lessons With Max Goldman

    Max Goldman is among the best drum teachers who welcome all levels and ages. He has 10 years of private instruction experience. He offers lessons in a fun and creative environment.

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  • Drum Instruction

    Jonathan Levy Drums

    Learn to play drums to the beat of jazz, blues, rock, and more with Jonathan Levy's drum set lessons. He is an experienced and encouraging teacher who is currently part of The Stumblebum Brass Band.

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  • Private Drum Instructor

    Sammy Rogers

    Check out Sammy Rogers if you're searching for professional drum lessons for beginner to advanced students. They help you take you drum skills to the next level.

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“Need a Drums Lesson”

Brooklyn, NY

Drum type
Conga, I'm not sure
Experience
No experience
Frequency of lessons
More than once a week
$60
Average price
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“Need a Drum Teacher”

Elmhurst, NY

Drum type
Bongo, Conga
Experience
Beginner
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Details
I need begining class bongo or conga I would like to learn with good technic teaching by from studio could be group class
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“Need a Percussion Teacher”

Ridgewood, NY

Instrument type
Bongos, Congas
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Experience
Beginner
Details
has owe set of congas and bongos
$50
Average price
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