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Popular Drum Teachers Near Middle Village

John C.

Long Island City, NY
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Cem M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Lynn L.

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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Cem M. Jersey City, NJ

• art of practice
• rudimental studies
• learning songs, beats, fills
• formal technique
• coordination and independence
• sight reading
• improvisation
• rhythmic composition
• studio / recording sessions
• variety of styles: jazz, rock, funk, R&B, Latin, Middle Eastern, Brazilian

About Cem

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. ...

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Jonathan R. November 18, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cem is a great musician and instructor. His lessons are always informative, and best of all not boring. He plays alongside you and he is always patient, and helpful. Cem is a excellent teacher who wants to see his students progress, and I would recommend taking lessons with him.
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Kendra T. December 1, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
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Cem is an excellent instructor, a very patient teacher that takes the time to discuss the importance of form and sound quality. I have always had the desire to play drums and have never played so I appreciate his approach of making me feel at ease by playing along with me so I can see his form and technique. All the feedback I have received I have been able to return to the next class with improved skill and understanding. I really enjoy and look forward to my classes and I am happy with my progression during a short period of time.
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Elizabeth B. November 11, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
this product is amazing

He is a great coach, and is very patient and creative in his teaching
Lynn L. Brooklyn, NY

I am not a percussionist, nor a professional drum-set player. But I do play drum set and have a general knowledge around the kit.
I can get you going from the beginning stages up through the first couple of years. Groove is everything. :-)

About Lynn

Lynn performs regularly with Thought, The Al Chez Brothers of Funk band, The Saxophone Cartel, HiLoFi, the Funkey Monkeys, and her own Duo, Trio, and Quartet. In addition, she has been fortunate to work and perform with Dick Oatts, Wycliffe Gordon, Tom Politzer & Mic Gillete (Tower of Power), Les McCann, Mike Gordon (Phish), the Temptations, Randy Brecker, Harold Jones (Count Basie), Dave Rivello, Mocean Worker, Jazz Mafia, the Underground Horns, and La Buya.
Lynn holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Specializing in both Jazz and Classical saxophone, she has studied under the direction of Walt Weiskopf, Dave Schiavione, Fred Sturm, David Demsey, Chienkwan Lin, Ramon Ricker and Chris Azzara.
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Ryan B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Fabian O.

Brooklyn, NY
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Peter M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Ryan B. Brooklyn, NY

To learn how to play the drums is not just learning how to play a beat or a groove, maybe even a song or a solo. Its learning self discipline and self sacrifice. Its learning how to breathe, how to become calm, and let go. It’s learning how your body was naturally designed to move. Its learning how to put all of yourself into something. It’s learning that the best things are learned slowly and mindfully. It’s learning that your mind and body are malleable clay, and you are the sculptor. And most importantly it’s learning that you are a powerful co-creator of your life and your destiny, and that whatever you dedicate yourself to, the universe will gladly remove all the seemingly impossible obstacles that stand in your way.

About Ryan

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. 

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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 ...

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TiffanyM1 May 3, 2010
Ryan is fabulous!

Ryan is a great teacher! He is extremely responsive to me as a student and I really feel as though he is genuinely interested in my growth as a drummer and it really motivates me to work hard.
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JayH November 25, 2009
tuesday

looking to resume on dec 1st 7pm if that is ok
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DebraF October 5, 2009
Excellent drummer and teacher!

Ryan is an outstanding teacher - he's patient, encouraging and good at recommending ways that I can improve. And he has tremendous range and talent as a drummer and musician.
Fabian O. Brooklyn, NY

High quality Drum lessons. Specifically customized to every student.
A quick way to have fun with the drum-set right away.
Learning an instrument will give you much more than you can possibly imagine.

About Fabian

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 ...

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Natasha G. December 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am very glad that I found Fabian to teach me guitar. I was very nervous at first, because it is my first time learning, but I was extremely lucky to select Fabian. He is so patient and understanding, and explains everything so well. He is also fun, and brings ease and comfort to the lesson. He goes above and beyond. I look forward to our Monday lessons together. I highly recommend him.
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Jasmine T. November 3, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Fabian is a great teacher, he helped me learn how to play acoustic guitar and helped me with my music theory. He is really patient and understanding. I would definitely recommend him to other students. He also has a very nice and private study space.
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Liz T. October 31, 2014
Drum · Online
Fabian is a great teacher and performer! He works well with children and adults of all ages on developing a strong technique, knowledge, and appreciation of Music. He is versatile in many styles of Music ranging from Rock, Jazz, and Musical Theater. He is very comfortable to work with, and encourages his students to be the best they can be!
Peter M. Brooklyn, NY

Experienced teacher and musician offering drum lessons!
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. I instruct on all drum set styles as well as concert snare drum, and auxiliary percussion.
I teach reading and counting rhythm, and I believe all students have the ability to rise their level of play with practice!

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 Drum student, intermediate Drum student, or advanced Drum student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Drums skills. Your choices for a Middle Village Drums instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Drum instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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