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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Cresskill

Robert R.

Teaneck, NJ
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Jason T.

Hicksville, NY
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Matthew W.

Brooklyn, NY
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Robert R. Teaneck, NJ

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Dreamweaver, Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, PHP, Piano, Stage Performance, Web Design, WordPress

About Me

Robert Mansfield R. (born Chicago, Illinois, raised in Miami, Florida) is a jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer.

Robert R. has recorded and performed with many notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Wes Anderson, Wycliff Gordon, Herb Harris, Scotty Barnhart, Phillip Harper, Eric Lewis, Stephon Harris, Eddie Henderson, Sam and Dave, Steve Marley and Dead Prez. He has also produced music for Sony Pictures and performs with a jazz band called SwingSet Quintet.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: Drums
Living room: Parents can sit in on the lessons

*** Specialties ***
Drums and percussion, Music Composition and Arrangements

Jason T. Hicksville, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

I am a part-time professional recording and touring artist with over 20 years of practical experience and over 12 years as a drum instructor.

I have studied with many musicians, including Al Miller, Jim Chapin, Frank Bellucci, Dan Faulk and Ray Anderson. My goal is to teach music in a fun, informative and relaxed environment. I like to create custom lessons based on your musical tastes, and show you all the tricks of the trade, including musicality, performance and preparation. Whether you are a hobbyist or an aspiring pro, let me show you what you need to know!

When I'm not playing drums, you can find me running the day-to-day operations as the Managing Director at Camps 'R' Us, a summer day camp with 6 locations on Long Island, NY.

*** Lesson Details ***
During each lesson, we will focus on the following:
• Fundamentals (rudiments, grooves and checks)
• Technique (sticking, grip)
• Musicality
• Performance

Optional training is available for performance preparation, NYSSMA and more. Lessons may be filmed (HD) and/or recorded for an additional fee.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My fully air-conditioned/heated studio features: DW Collector's Series Drums, DW Hardware and Pedals, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, LP Percussion, Remo Drum Heads, Roland V-Drums and Amplifier, Mackie ProFX Mixer, Shure Microphones and an Apple MacBook Pro with Digital Recording Software

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to your location, I will bring all teaching materials. Students are required to have the following:
1. Drums or Practice Pad(s)
2. Drum Sticks
3. Music Stand
4. Music Notation Book or Marble Notebook

*** Specialties ***
• Children Ages 5 to 15
• Lessons Built from Your Favorite Music
• NYSSMA Preparation
• Moeller Technique
• Bower Method

Matthew W. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Acting, Bass Guitar, Composition, Guitar, Hand Drums, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele

About Me

I am a music teacher with a very eclectic background. I am a musical theatre composer, but I also have experience performing as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, pianist, and percussionist in various bands (many different genres of music). I have a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre. I completed the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop. I also am currently a graduate student at the Hunter College Music Education Program.

I offer private instruction on:
- the guitar
- the piano
- the electric bass
- various percussion (drum kit, djembe)
- voice
- ukulele
- fun instruments (kazoo, harmonica)
- songwriting

I can also offer:
- vocal coaching
- monologue coaching

I can...
-work with your schedule and find a time that works for you
-provide affordable rates
-teach specific genres (rock, folk, jazz, reggae, funk, metal, classical)
-*vocalists: get you playing rhythm guitar/piano/bass and singing simultaneously

Renaud P.

New York, NY
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Peter K.

Brooklyn, NY
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Gio A.

New York, NY
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Renaud P. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I was born in Caen, Normandy, France.

I studied drums and percussion and obtained a unanimous first-prize at the Seine Saint-Denis drums competition. I also attended workshops under the direction of great drummers such as Max ROACH, Clifford JARVIS and Jack DeJOHNETTE.

I performed in virtually in every major jazz club in Paris (New Morning, Duc des Lombards, Sunset, Petit Opportun, Manhattan Jazz Club, Sunset), in various Jazz Festivals and I also played in Germany and Italy.

At the same time I started teaching regularly in four conservatories (Arcueil, le Pré-St-Gervais, Epinay Sous Sénart and Chevilly) for more than 10 years until I moved to New York. I taught private lessons for drums and percussion, and also numerous workshops for kids, teens and adults.

After a lesson with the legendary Jimmy COBB in 1992 during a visit to the United States, I decided to move to New York. I was finally able to do so in 2000, and I have been living and performing here since then.

*** Lesson Details ***
Motivation is the key that makes everything easier for the student!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumset and practice pads.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to rapidly buy at least some sticks and a practice pad, and hopefully a snare drum and then a drum set as soon as possible.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, R'n'B, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music.

Peter K. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

Hey there! I'm originally from Salzburg, Austria. I have been playing drums for over 20 years (teaching for about 8 years) and am currently playing professionally around the NYC area.
I graduated from the A.Bruckner University in Austria in 2006 with a degree in jazz performance & didactic studies w/ great drummer and composer Doug Hammond and later Jeff Boudreaux. Other drummers I've been studying over the years include Greg Hutchinson, Jonathan Blake, Jim Black and many more...
After one year of master studies I decided to move to New York City in 2010. Having been established in Europe (I toured in over 20 countries) I sought new challenges; plus the big apple had always had a very high attraction to me. In NYC I founded my own group "Wayfarers" that I recorded and album and did two international tours with.
I am currently working with artist of many styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rock and Singer/songwriter projects and tour the US and Europe a few times a year. I enjoy teaching very much and I think it is important to pass on some of the knowledge that I was lucky enough to have been given.

*** Lesson Details ***
It all depends on the student. My maxim is to help the student to get better at what he or she wants to get better, i.e. what style of music the student likes and wants to play. Of course I focus on the basic techniques and the ground-work every drummer needs to be able to have some "freedom" around the instrument. But aside of that, every student will be approached individually - that includes the pace, of what I ask for every week and how strict or laid back I will be about it. I use some drum-schools but mostly try to always work with music/recordings or at least in a musical context, so that there is always the connection to what is the most important thing I want to prepare you for - the bandstand. the rehearsal w/ your friends. The recording studio. A jazz session. And of course - tho hard work is necessary - it should always make fun to make and learn music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room situation with drumset, additional snare drums for playing together with the student. Play-along and recording devices.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll bring sticks and if necessary drum-pad, beginner students should at least have a drum-pad or snare drum; ideally of course an acoustic or electronic drumset should be available at the students place.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Folk, Classical, Marching Drums/Percussion

Gio A. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, AP Calculus, Audio Engineering, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Calculus, Chess, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Climbing, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Geometry, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Math, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Pro Tools Software, Trigonometry, Ukulele

About Me

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my own guitar or mandolin for lessons, but piano and drum students must have their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)

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