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Popular Drum Teachers Near Middle Village

Cem M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Ryan B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Fabian O.

Brooklyn, NY
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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
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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
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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
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this product is amazing

He is a great coach, and is very patient and creative in his teaching
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
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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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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!

Serge T.

Brooklyn, NY
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Paolo L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Brian Z.

Brooklyn, NY
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Serge T. Brooklyn, NY

Working on every aspect of technique and musicality
-grip
-timing
-groove
-discipline
-theory
-writing drum part
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About Serge

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I started my career as a drummer at the age of 13 in Syktyvkar, Russia as a part of a school rock band. Few years later I entered a local College of Music to spend four years mastering the drumset & vibraphone and to improve my sight-reading skills. A lot of time and effort was also spent on learning pedagogics. Those days I performed with the College big band and numerous other bands in the area, mostly rock and jazz oriented. Upon graduation I moved to St. Petersburg, Russia to continue my studies at the University of Arts with full scholarship. During my bachelor studies I worked hard as a performer in a variety of bands, spanning stylistically through traditional jazz, fusion, blues, pop, rock and others, touring heavily all around Russia and border countries. ...

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elizabeth T. July 29, 2014
Drum · In studio
You're very good teacher, thank you! I will definitely recommend you to my friends!
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alex S. July 15, 2014
Drum · In studio
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fun and interesting lessons, thank you!
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Johnathan D. July 1, 2014
Drum · In home
Nice teacher, inspirational lesson
Paolo L. Brooklyn, NY

I design each student's lessons around his/her personal needs and goals. There are many ways to achieve the same results. I believe it is my job to understand which ones will work for each student.

About Paolo

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 ...

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Issac H. August 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
You can't hope to find a better teacher! Paolo is and extremely knowledgeable and capable musician. Plus he's a super cool/professional guy.
You can rest easy on the fact that he knows exactly what you need to learn and work on relative to your goals.
I came to him as a guitar player completely new to drums. What I've learned would have taken me so much longer without his help. If you really want to learn, there is no way you can go wrong with him.
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Ryan S. June 9, 2014
Drum · In studio
I have been taking lessons with Paolo since the beginning of the year. I came as a proficient rock player wanting to play jazz, and have been able to make a lot of progress. The things I've worked on with him have also helped my drumming in general and I feel like I'm becoming a much better musician. I'd recommend taking lessons with Paolo for anyone interested in drums.
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Gaby N. June 9, 2014
Drum · In studio
Paolo is great! His patience and ability to carefully listen and observe what a student needs is what makes him a great musician and instructor.

He helps me understand the role the drumset plays and what to focus on when practicing on my own and when playing in a group. He guides me through my hesitations while encouraging my own style. I'm glad I found such a great instructor!
Brian Z. Brooklyn, NY

I have taught drums/percussion, music composition, and music software (Sibelius, Reason).

About Brian

I'm currently a master's student at NYU studying music. 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. Composition teachers include: Julia Wolfe, Roger Briggs, Bruce Hamilton, and Lesley Sommer.

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Brendan L. October 31, 2014
Drum · In studio
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As an accomplished musician, but a beginning drummer, Brian was excellent at communicating to me at both levels, and I saw rapid improvement! Brian himself is a brilliant musician and accomplished drum technician, and I would say he is worthy of teaching some of the best.
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James B. October 29, 2014
Drum · In studio
AMAZING DRUM TEACHER!

I have to say that learning the drums isn't easy. However, Brian helped me get started and made things manageable. I'm not a fast learner, but he helped me learn things that I thought would be impossible... THANKS BRIAN!!!

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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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