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Popular Drum Teachers Near Brooklyn

Cem M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Ryan B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Joseph R.

Caldwell, NJ
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Cem M. Jersey City, NJ

About Me

Thanks for checking out my profile. I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals in drum and percussion! Here's a little info about my musical training:

Born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in Tulsa, OK, my first musical experiences were on my grandmother's old piano. I was later introduced to a drum set when my brother and I received a drum set as a gift. I played in several local bands and in my high school jazz band in Tulsa, playing a range of musical styles from rock, swing, funk, and Latin. I decided in my senior year of high school to take music seriously and moved to NYC to study at the Drummer's Collective. During this period, I also focused on Middle Eastern hand percussion (doumbek, riq, and frame drum) and studied with Mehmet Akatay in Turkey. After receiving my certificate at the Drummer's Collective, I applied and was accepted to the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in NYC, where I received my BA in Music. Since my graduation, I've been working as a freelance musician, playing with my band Manner and other groups, producing music for commercials, and teaching students in the Jersey City, NJ, and New York / Brooklyn, NY area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Before anything, I believe music and specifically music lessons must be fun. I'm an easy going and patient person and my goal with lessons is to ensure that students are understanding music in a fun and musical way.

I teach out of my home and studio in Jersey City. We will come up with a goal and decide what to expect from our lesson plan We can work on formal technique, sight reading, and improvisation, or if you just want to learn the beats to your favorite tunes, we can just ROCK OUT! So keep note of your favorite songs, and we'll break it down and learn the beats.

I have extensive training in Middle Eastern hand percussion. So those of you who are interested in playing doumbek, riq, or frame drums, we can work on learning different different rhythms and meters from the Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Bulgarian, and Macedonian styles.

Focus on:
- learning songs, beats, fills
- formal technique
- coordination and independence
- sight reading
- improvisation
- rhythmic composition
- variety of styles: jazz, rock, funk, R&B, Latin, Middle Eastern, Brazilian

Accepting levels from beginner to advanced.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Both in-home and in-studio are equipped with a full drum kit, guitars, percussion instruments, keyboards, amps, and PA system for playback and play along. Recording availability to record lesson material or even collaborate and record a song together! Free parking right outside of the studio, and parking easily found in front of my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum pads, sticks, curriculum material, percussion instruments.

*** Specialties ***
The main musical styles I perform are rock, jazz, Latin, funk, R&B, and Middle Eastern / Balkan music. I studied jazz performance in college and also focused specifically on Middle Eastern and Brazilian percussion.

Ryan B. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Music is more than my hobby, or my career, it is my life. I have had the opportunity to work with some great innovative drummers and musicians, and am very enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge of music with others. I am a very laid back person, but I have a lot of passion for music and drumming. I graduated Berklee College of Music as a drum set performance major in 2009 and I have been playing drums for the last 16 years. I am very excited to continue teaching and guide students into finding the unique artist within themselves. 

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student has different ways of learning at which they excel. We will build the lesson plan that is right for you, set short term weekly goals that will each be a stepping stone towards the drummer you want to become. For the beginning drummer we will work on the basic techniques to get you grooving and playing some of your favorite songs. For the more advanced drummer we will work on finding that place within yourself where your art can flow more freely, and mastering the techniques needed to execute your ideas. All lessons and assignments will consist of reading, active listening, playing to tracks, and technique exercises.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tama Starclassic drum set, isolation headphones, pads, and computer for songs and videos, as well as many instructional books!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Isolation headphones, computer for videos and songs, pads, and instructional books

*** Specialties ***
I have been blessed to have worked with innovative drummers such as Dom Famularo, Dave Dicenso and Deantoni Parks, from them I have gained a great knowledge of ideas such as, the moeller technique, the relationship between a drummers mind and body, and the healthy practices of both. I have played and studied in many styles including funk, soul, rnb, fusion, hip-hop, and electronic music.

Joseph R. Caldwell, NJ

About Me

As an experienced performing musician, I have performed internationally at the Terra Incognita Festival in Canada with "The Tea Club". I have a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Percussion Performance and Music Education. I hold a New Jersey State Teachers Certification for grades K-12. I am fortunate to have studied with great Joe Morello(Take Five, The Dave Brubeck Quartet). I actively perform in multiple music genres and have studied various music styles including Rock, Jazz, Classical and more. Music is my life, and my students receive all the musical knowledge and assistance I have to offer.

*** Lesson Details ***
With all students, lessons focus on the student's music interests (Rock, Jazz,Classical,Latin etc.) My lessons focus on Technique, Snare Drum Reading, Drum Set Grooves and styles. Studies in all genres will include the application of these studies when performing music in ensembles. All studies include music reading (notated music) and aural (by ear) learning.
In 3-6 months students will learn proper techniques for several stroke types (Single, Double, Buzz) and many drum set grooves. Students will also learn fills and will begin expressing themselves musically on the drums. Students will also have the opportunity to experience and learn from playing drums with another musician as I will accompany them on Bass or Keyboard. In addition, students will learn to read and perform Percussion and Drum Set music.
More advanced students will focus on sound production (getting great sounds out of drums or percussion instruments), expanded reading (introduction of more complex technical and rhythmic concepts) and improvisation.
For interested students, Mallet Technique and repertoire (Vibraphone, Xylophone, Marimba, Bells) may also be studied.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 Drum Sets, Vibraphone, Drum Pads, Glockenspiel, Bongos, tambourine, triangle, castanets, shakers, Keyboard and amp, Acoustic Guitar, Bass,

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide drums. I will bring a drum pad and stand, Students must have a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz and Rock drum set as well as classical percussion. I also specialize in stick technique based on my former studies with Joe Morello (2004-2008)

Fabian O.

Brooklyn, NY
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Paolo L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Brian Z.

Brooklyn, NY
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Fabian O. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

I've been teaching Drums for 10 years and my students have gone on to become professional musicians themselves. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to fluently play many rock and pop songs. I specialize in rock and pop , typically use Tommy Igoe's Groove Essential books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: fully equipped studio with drums, guitar, keyboard and recording gear.. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

Fabian was born in Bolzano Italy.
He started showing interest for the drum set when he was 7.
During his childhood and teen-age years he studied with many famous European drum and Music teachers. He played and toured with many different bands all over Europe.
After high school he went to the Italian Music Conservatory and graduated with highest honors.
Fabian also studied in Germany at the Drummer's Focus.
He is known as a top notch music educator. He taught in various music schools to students of all ages.
In 2013 he moved to New York, he studied at the world famous Drummer's Collective in Manhattan.

Lessons and Studying with Fabian:

Welcome to the big family of musicians. Learning an instrument can give you so much: creativity, a more focused mind, more concentration and so much more....
I taught Drums and Music Theory all over the world for the last 10 years to people of all ages,especially kids.
My goal is to share my passion for music with my students, and make them understand the beauty of it. I am fluent in English, German and Italy and lessons can be and your choice of language. Ever lessons is customized to each individual student and skill level.

During lessons you learn about the following things:
Basic grooves
Rudiments and their application on the drum set
Reading and Sight reading
Coordination
Interplay
Time and groove specifically designed for pop/rock studio recording
Italian or German Music lessons: use music to learn a new Language
Ear training
Music theory and piano specifically designed for the drummers needs
Styles available: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Shuffle, Songo, Mozambique, Guaguanco, Drum and Bass, Afro Cuban 6/8, Mambo, odd meters, and many more...

Lessons are taught in my own private studio or can be done at the students home...Manhattan studios are also available for lessons.

Paolo L. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

Being a drummer, composer and arranger, I see music from many angles. When I teach the drums, I put a special effort in helping my students see the big picture, training them to "hear" what they are doing and how it relates to the music, encouraging them to take full ownership of their drumming and their role in the band.

The drumset is a powerful instrument, it controls the largest number of music features in a band (time, density, rhythm, dynamics and color, just to name a few) and the drummer is in charge of them. I can help my students achieve control over these musical aspects through personalized lessons.

Technique is the means to an end, not the end itself. At Berklee College of Music I studied with a large number of drum teachers and have mastered subjects such as rudiments, reading, soloing, odd meters, metric modulations, swinging, studio drumming and so forth. I teach my students how to use their technical skills in a musical way. I am specialized in Jazz and improvisational music but have extended experience in most popular western music styles including pop, rock, funk and blues.

I have published two internationally critically acclaimed recordings featuring me as drummer, leader, composer and producer. These recordings have also been played in commercial radios in the US and Europe.

I believe that music is a thing to be enjoyed, my teaching style is friendly and supportive.

While I keep other options available, I highly recommend my students to sign up for 1 hour lessons.

A good music lesson is divided in two sections: the first is a check of how the student is doing with the material previously introduced; the second is spent either addressing anything that needs to be revised or introducing new material. A full hour is best suited for this process.

Brian Z. Brooklyn, NY

About Me

I have been playing drums for over 15 years and have have had extensive training in drums. Teachers I have studied under include: Gordon Rencher (Third Angle), Kyle McLowery, Todd Bishop, and Julian MacDonough. In addition, I have been composing for 11 years and hold a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University in music composition. Currently I am currently pursuing a master's degree in music composition from New York University. Composition teachers include: Julia Wolfe, Roger Briggs, Bruce Hamilton, and Lesley Sommer.

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