Dustin Kaufman Music
Dustin Kaufman Music

Dustin Kaufman Music

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Introduction: Dustin Kaufman Music is a virtual drum school where you can study with some of the best musicians in the world from the comfort of your own home! MEET OUR FACULTY! Sinclaire Wade - Growing up in Houston, Texas, Sinclaire has experienced a full array of musical situations. From gospel and jazz, to rock and classical; Sinclaire can perform, and most importantly teach, all of these styles at a very high level. Currently a student at the University of North Texas, Sinclaire is continuing to develop and study her craft to the fullest. Dustin Kaufman - Dustin has been the drummer for the band St. Lucia since 2014. He has also toured with other notable artists including: Moon Boots and Gavin Turek. Some performance highlights include Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Good Morning America. Dustin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz Performance from The New School, a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University. Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned pro, we can help you accomplish your musical goals!

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Min M.

Drum Lessons

Dustin is super patient and kind. Our first lesson was great - he really worked to understand where my child was at in terms of understanding, rhythm, and what interested him to use to help him learn. Looking forward to working with him.
Jun 30, 2021
Christina H.

My young son has been taking lessons with Dustin for almost a year, and he really enjoys it. It's been a great way for him to experience music in a new way, and Dustin does a great job of teaching him age-appropriate drills and rhythms while still having fun. I also love that lessons are held at a convenient studio with private rooms near Times Square. My son loves being able to play on a real drum kit, an experience he didn't get through other music classes we've tried. Dustin is always professional, punctual, flexible and an all-around great guy. I would highly recommend.
Nov 14, 2019
Nancy C.

My son wasn’t really a musician, but he took up percussion at school as a way to get out of fine arts and wind instruments. Turns out he loved it so much he asked for private lessons. When his recommended teacher moved away, we didn’t know what to do. We picked Dustin out of a hat and started lessons. OH MY GOD, WERE WE LUCKY! Dustin has been amazing. Dustin helped my son audition for jazz band and is now working with him on High School auditions. When Dustin went on tour, he came up with a terrific plan (Skype) to make sure the lessons continued smoothly. He helped my son choose his music for the auditions and he’s run some mock auditions with him. (My son was selected for Jazz band and has completed one of three of his HS auditions, where he felt confident and prepared.) Dustin is very responsive, flexible, professional, punctual, and organized. My son really likes him and his school music teacher has commented on how much he has improved. I would recommend Dustin without reservation to anyone looking for drum lessons.
Nov 9, 2019
Kinga N.

Drum Lessons

Dustin has been giving classes to my 8 year old son who has just starting his journey with drums and playing and reading music in general. He’s always on time and super enthusiastic to see us. He’s always well prepared and focused on teaching and getting things done but also incorporates some games to make it fun. He knows how to approach a kid, he covers a lot during each class. My son cant wait for another class, we love it.
Nov 8, 2019
Jamie B.

Dustin is a supportive, talented, and engaging teacher who above all else, keeps drum lessons fun. Dustin kept me motivated while encouraging me to not be hard on myself as I progressed in my playing. Dustin makes sure to introduce fundamentals while also remaining flexible in allowing clients to bring in music that they want to work on. I have zero hesitations in referring friends to Dustin as a drum teacher. He's the best!
Jan 7, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We charge an hourly an rate.

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

    We like to first hear what the students interests are and what they would like to get out the lessons. All of our lessons are tailored to the students needs.

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

    The New School - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Manhattan School of Music - Master of Music Columbia University - Master of Music Education University of North Texas - Bachelor's in Music Performance

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