Drum Lessons at Eric Wagner Drum Studio

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About Drum Lessons at Eric Wagner Drum Studio

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Eric Wagner offers drum lessons to students of all levels and ages. He has 28+ years of performing and teaching experience. He is a faculty member of the Dutchess Community College Music Schashool as well as drum instructor for the Millbrook Prep School in Millbrook, NY and Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY. His studio is located at Vincitore's Piano Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, near Vassar College.

Lessons are prepared based on each student’s desires and needs, i.e. an adult looking for serious drum study or just a hobby for fun, or a younger student who needs structure and guidance. Eric loves teaching in many different ways. He recognizes everyone is different and utilizes many successful approaches to teaching and making it fun for all.

Eric’s students learn how to read and perform all styles including rock, latin, jazz, rudimental snare drum, etc. Students get a full multi-media approach to learning drums that allows them to enhance their musical progress by taking advantage of modern day technologies. By practicing with computerized drum machines in musical ways to help develop phrasing and accuracy, students can simulate a performance atmosphere as well as the most important aspect...a crucial time feel.

At your request, Eric will record your lessons (video or audio) which you can then take home on your flash drive or CD/DVD.

Practicing with educational CDs as well as CDs of artists of all styles and genres, allows students to apply what they are learning to a simulated performance.

Eric will expose you to a history of the drum set and the great drummers, be it through recordings, literature, or the occasional video which is invaluable for inspiration.

NYSSMA, All-County, All-State, college auditions, school and recreational band auditions, along with scholarship preparations, are all available and welcome.

Full Studio with two acoustic drum sets, one electronic drum set, and lots of percussion.

Please visit my website and feel free to contact me with any questions. Have a great day!


748 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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  • 5/5 stars Drum Lessons Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars

    "Eric is very cool and very good at the drums." Student: Marco 6 yrs. old

    Eric is very patient with instructing Marco. In four short months, Marco can already make cool beats on the drums especially when he practices the way he should. He keeps the lessons structured and adds a little fun as well. We look forward to the progress and potential Marco shows with the expertise of Mr. Eric Wagner. Maria - Marco's mom :-)

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Eric! We really appreciate you. You rock!!!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Eric is great! Our son is quite shy so we weren't sure how he would do with drum lessons or an instructor. As soon as we began lessons, Eric made him feel comfortable and relaxed. Our son feels confident in asking him questions, especially when he doesn't understand something. Our son is also learning things he has not learned in school yet, however Eric always takes the time to explain anything that's new to him.

    When we were interested in purchasing a drum set for our son, Eric quickly recommended a drum set which fit our budget perfectly. My son loves it!

    Thanks Eric!

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