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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Kew Gardens

John C.

Long Island City, NY
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Dylan M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Paul W.

Brooklyn, NY
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John C. Long Island City, NY

Learning to play an instrument begins with loving music!

The first question I ask a new student is: "What makes you want to play an instrument?". Some people want to play rock, others pop, and others have many different interests, but it all begins with a love for music.

I teach my students to play their favorite songs right from the start. I believe that when you learn music by figuring it out on your own -- by learning to listen -- you gain something very valuable that you can take with you no matter what your musical goals are.

I'm not a strict teacher, but I believe in being disciplined when it comes to the fundamentals. If you have good technique, it frees you to play anything you want to play.

In a typical hour-long lesson, my beginning students spend from 10-30 minutes on the fundamentals, depending on how much time the student has to practice at home. The rest of the lesson is spent applying what we've learned.

It usually takes just a few months before ...

About John

I started playing drums in my parents' basement when I was 9 years old. It was just me, a stereo, and a bunch of cardboard boxes I made into my first drumset. Every day, I listened to to my favorite songs over and over again to figure out how to play them. To me, there was nothing more awesome in the world than music.

Since then my musical journey has taken me far and wide. I've studied percussion and composition with world class teachers, toured Europe, composed music for commercials, co-written award winning songs, and performed with a variety of artists at such venues as the Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's, World Cafe, 55 Bar, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and many others. And the one thing that hasn't changed? I'm still totally in ...

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Ivana H. March 9, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

John is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient with my 12 year old, knows how to explain things to him and always makes the lessons a lot of fun even though my son is not always easy to deal with. We have stuck with John for more then two years now and we are happy he has stuck with us. Thanks to him, my son has made significant progress with the piano, the basics of music theory and general musical appreciation.
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Dylan M. Brooklyn, NY

Can teach a myriad of styles and techniques, not limited to but including: stick control, independence, phrasing, linear patterns, composition, rock, funk, jazz, and ballads.

About Dylan

A percussionist with 18 years of professional performing experience and 12 years of instructing experience, I am passionate about cultivating a love for music with as many as possible. I have studied with Stanton Moore, John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, and currently a student of Mark Guiliana. As an educator, I have curated many specialized lesson programs for students of all ages on stick control, syncopation, brush work, independence and linear exercises and technique, covering many styles including jazz, funk, rock and R&B. Creativity is essential; adaptability is paramount.

Studying Music Performance at the University of Anchorage, Alaska, and currently attending Borough of Manhattan College for Music Education, I have also worked at the Seattle Drum School and have personally ...

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Puneet A. September 6, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Dylan is an excellent teacher and an amazing drummer. He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable immediately. He's also very organized regarding scheduling, and his lesson plans are flexible and productive. His teaching style is detail oriented and he explains well. He does not hesitate to correct my child and still encourages her to play better. Dylan is very enthusiastic about drumming and makes lessons a joy to take.

I am so glad we found him as soon as we came to NYC!
Paul W. Brooklyn, NY

I teach all classical percussion instruments and orchestral percussion. Classical snare drum technique, sightreading, music notation, orchestral percussion repertoire, mallet percussion. I tailor my lessons to meet each individual student’s needs and expectations.

About Paul

As a teacher (and also father) Paul finds great joy in sharing his experience and insight with the next generation of creative musicians. For many years, he has taught drummers and percussionists of all ages and levels in academic settings as well as privately. He has also taught workshops and masterclasses at several renowned venues and music conservatories while touring with bands throughout Europe (Royal Academy of Music, London UK; Hull University, Hull UK; Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood, Paris FR).
Playing music has always been a part of Paul's life. Growing up in a family of musicians, he started playing cello at age 6 and he's been playing drums since age 8. After an extensive classical tutelage at the Music Conservatory in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) and at various ...

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Minky L. February 4, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
He's an unbelievable teacher!

Paul is a teacher kids and parents would beg for! He's patient, kind, funny and amazing with my son. My child is not easy to calm, let alone teach, but Paul has this kind and fun personality that connects well with my son. When its time to learn they get down to business but when my son needs a break from the concentration, Paul allows him to break loose a bit and even joins in on the fun! I've never been more happy with a teacher before!!
Thank you Paul!! Your awesome!!!
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Ann M. January 27, 2014
Drum
Paul is awesome!

I started taking lessons with Paul when I was 14 to work on songs I was playing with a couple of friends at school. Paul teaches me so much and he's very organized. We have a lot of fun during lessons. He's very passionate about music and he knows how to convey his love for drumming.
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Ann M. March 12, 2013
Drum
He's wonderful

My son has been studying drums with Paul for about a year now and Paul has been so wonderful. My son loves his lessons and is crazy about the drums.

Peter K.

Brooklyn, NY
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Rob H.

Brooklyn, NY
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Peter M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Peter K. Brooklyn, NY

Basic techniques and grooves on various percussion instruments incl. djembe, congas, bongos, shakers, triangle, ...

About Peter

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 ...

Rob H. Brooklyn, NY

Drum lessons are taught one-on-one and from a beginner level to an advanced level. Ages of students start at 6-years-old and up. I have many adult students as well. It's never too late to start a new instrument.

About Rob

I have over 18 years of professional teaching experience on drum set, snare drum and percussion (timpani, two- & four-mallets, accessory percussion and hand drums), guitar, piano, electric bass and ukulele. I have been playing music since the age of two.

Some of my most noteworthy performances have included Late Show with David Letterman (Justin Townes Earle and Allison Moorer), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Allison Moorer), Levon Helm'™s Midnight Ramble (Allison Moorer), The Conan O'™Brien Show (Julia Nunes) and Budokan in Tokyo, Japan (Jim Campilongo Trio).

My Bachelor of Music is from Capital University where I studied with three great teachers:
Robert Breithaupt - Classical percussion and jazz drum set
Jim Ed Cobbs - Drum set, tabla and frame drums
Eric Paton ...

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Ryan F. August 21, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Rob was an awesome teacher and even better guy. The lesson environment was comfortable, but always focused and professional. He's clearly a hugely talented musician and has a ton to offer in the way of teaching; perhaps more importantly though, his love of music inspires the student to practice and learn. Very highly recommended.
Peter M. Brooklyn, NY

In addition to drumset and concert snare drum, I offer lessons on a wide range of other percussion instruments!

About Peter

Experienced teacher and musician offering drum lessons on Linden Blvd in Brooklyn!
I've been teaching drum set and concert percussion for 10 years, graduated from New England Conservatory of Music, and I have just moved down from Massachusetts to continue a career of teaching and playing music.

-Teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced drum lessons
-Instruction on all drum set styles as well as concert snare drum, and auxiliary percussion
-Personalized lessons for all ages and styles
-Easy access from 2, 5 or Q trains
-Drum set in home, so only sticks and books required!

Please reach out if interested!

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Melissa D. November 20, 2014
Drum · In home
My son Jacob has taken drum lessons with Peter for several years. Peter has continuously challenged Jacob with difficult lessons and general rudiments while also keeping him excited and interested in the pieces. Jacob comes home motivated to independently practice and eager for every next session. Jacob is active with his high school band, pep band and jazz band. Jacob has now twice qualified for Concert Band Snare with the Massachusetts Music Educators Central Districts which we can attest is due to the great instruction from Peter.

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Whether you are a beginner Percussion student, intermediate Percussion student, or advanced Percussion student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Percussion skills. Your choices for a Kew Gardens Percussion instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Percussion instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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