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Popular Drum Teachers Near Milton

Sean R.

Lowell, MA
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Dylan D.

Stoneham, MA
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Shawn M.

Newtonville, MA
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Sean R. Lowell, MA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele, Vocal Training

About Me

In the 20 years I've been playing guitar and drums, I've done quite a bit. In the past, I toured quite extensively with my band, playing with the likes of All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, blessthefall, Alesana, Soulfly and many others (for all you metal and post hardcore fans). I've been teaching independently since 2002 and with music store affiliation since 2006. I've also played countless corporate events and weddings as a pickup musician with Murray Hill Talent in Boston. As the experience piles on, so do the real world inspired lessons and tips.

*** Lesson Details ***
First lessons are highly variable depending on a students experience. If you've never played an instrument before, expect the first day to be a lot of talking. While there will be plenty to take in, it won't be overwhelming. I like to think that I have a pretty good student saturation point gauge. If you've been playing for 10 years, we will start by establishing what you know, what your perceived weaknesses are and where you want your playing to go. Do you want to be an expansive lead player or are you just looking to learn a few drum grooves that are beyond your skill level? That kind of thing. At any rate, after a few months (given that you've done your homework outside of lessons) you'll find that you know more about music and are learning new musical concepts on your instrument regardless of your skill level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24, VHT classic 6 amp, BOSS ME-70, JOYO Vintage Overdrive, JOYO US Dream, various other stomp boxes, electronic drum kit, drum pad in snare basket, Yamaha F series acoustic guitar, Squier Showmaster, Squier J Bass, ipad (for recording and amplification), Trivoli Audio stereo system

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own guitar and a full size acoustic guitar if need be for very beginning guitar students. The same applies for bass guitar and hand drums for drummers. A drum set player must be able to provide a drum kit. Music stands are a plus but not entirely necessary if an equivalent surface is present

*** Specialties ***
rock, pop, progressive rock and metal, alternative, punk, heavy metal, post hardcore, metalcore, swing jazz, bebop jazz, fusion, ska, reggae, funk

Dylan D. Stoneham, MA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

When I was ten years old I heard Led Zeppelin I for the first time and knew instantly that I wanted to be a musician. I went on to pick up the guitar and drums and have yet to put them down. Through many different platforms (bands, jazz ensembles, University, radio, solo play, teaching) I have always found a way to make music part of my everyday life. Since my senior year of high school I have taught folks of all ages and helped them achieve their unique and individual goals. With a relevant, relationship-based curriculum, I wish to help you fulfill your ambition and learn how to have the most fun you've ever had.

*** Lesson Details ***
-You will be taught how to build a strong playing technique so that as your lessons progress you will notice a physical improvement in comfort, style and control over your instrument.

-Music Theory is the 'inter-instrumental' language. Becoming proficient in theory will help you to truly understand everything you will ever learn about music.

-The space between the notes is just as important as the notes themselves. Your timing is an integral key to maturing as a musician.

-You will NOT be bored.

Most times when a student is struggling with material, it is due to a misunderstanding or lack of motivation. My style of teaching addresses both of these issues in a mutual way. I want to be able to help you the way that you need; my lesson plan caters to you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar - Blues, rock and roll.
Drums - Jazz, rock, pop, punk, latin

Shawn M. Newtonville, MA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion, Piano

About Me

Hello! I am a professional working drummer with over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. My current band, Eight To The Bar, has been the winner of Best Band Connecticut for the past 5 years straight. We perform internationally in many venues, including festivals, casinos, and concert halls. The repertoire is diverse and challenging, drawing on the traditions of R&B, Swing and Motown.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be fun and constructive. I gear my lesson plan to your individual needs with a strong focus on fundamental technique, proper grip and stroke as well as helping you find your balance and relaxation behind the kit through posture and ergonomic set- up.

We will be able to explore the techniques of your favorite drummers. Through my wide range of experience I will be able to give you the skills necessary to function within your favorite genre of music. At the same time, I may introduce you to some forms of music less familiar to you. You can then use that experience to bring a fresh approach to your chosen style.

The name of the game is time-keeping and time feel. You will be expected to practice with a metronome, but also with recorded tracks. We will record your playing and listen back. This is one of the best ways to improve your playing.

Double bass and/or double pedal also taught as well as left foot clave, Latin percussion, piano, and music theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two drum sets, full PA, fender rhodes piano, congas, timbales and hand percussion, frame drums, bongos, DVD player, audio recording capabilities. Parents can sit in on lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a practice pad set to the student's home. Metronome, ipod, some lesson handouts, and occasionally DVD's will also be brought.

*** Specialties ***
All styles and levels: rock, jazz, Latin, percussion as applied to drumset. Reading, time feel, counting and singing

Laura B.

Medway, MA
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Danilo H.

Roxbury, MA
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Aaron B.

Brighton, MA
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Laura B. Medway, MA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Tabla, Trumpet, Violin, Xylophone

About Me

I am an all around musician who loves to share my knowledge and passion for music with others. I find it just as important to know how to teach someone as it is to know about the instrument you are teaching.

As far as my performance experience, I have a Masters in World Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). I has also studied traditional Irish music at the University of Limerick (Ireland). I have been a guest drum set soloist with the San Diego State Javanese Gamelan and a guest musician with the Yelle-Belle Dance Ensemble in New York City. I have collaborated with such artists as Barry Goldberg (Bob Dylan), Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters/Solo Artist), James Galway (flute soloist), and Alex Del Zoppo (Sweetwater). I hav enjoyed performing with ensembles in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and REDCAT. My teachers include Gordon Stout, Alan Abel, Tim Genis, Tom Gauger, John Bergamo, John Joe Kelly, and Randy Gloss. I was the Principal Timpanist for the West Covina Symphony from 2008-2010. Currently I am the Studio Drummer at Melrose Music Studios in Hollywood and the drummer for Los Angeles based bands Lizzy Williams and The Learning System. I am also is a section percussionist for The Orchestra Unleashed, an orchestra specializing in Contemporary Classical music. I can be heard on Bonnie Pointer's new release "Like A Picasso" (Universal Music Group)

I am the band director/music teacher at Holliston High School and have been teaching privately since 1999.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy working with students ages 5-adult. I use a mix of method books, video, and audio examples in my teaching. I have a curriculum that I stick to, but I like to see what the student is interested in learning about as well and working that into our lessons. For drum students, I start every student on a practice pad first before moving on to drum set and each student must learn orchestral and rudimentary snare drum techniques even if they are just interested in drum set. Learning to read music and music theory are also covered during lessons and are required learning.

A first lesson for a beginning drummer will cover how to hold the sticks properly and an introduction to reading music. We will also watch video clips of famous drummers and we will discuss who your favorite musicians/bands are so that we can cover those interests during future lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate room: semi-soundproofed, drum kit, lots of percussion, computer, Violin, Flute. Audio recording capable.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Computer, Practice Pad/Sticks, Violin, Flute

*** Specialties ***
Classical Percussion, jazz/rock drum set, world percussion.

Violin, Flute


Danilo H. Roxbury, MA

Subjects Taught

Drum, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

Danilo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and currently based out of Boston. He has maintained an active and successful performing career as a member of the groups Debo Band, The Superpowers, Rubblebucket, Full Tang and Watchout Kompa.

Danilo has studied classical trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as percussion and drums with other esteemed faculty members (Rakalam Bob Moses, Jamey Haddad). In addition to his conservatory training, Danilo has studied traditional West African drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana.

Danilo has performed at many of the premier venues and festivals throughout North America including: Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Bumbershoot, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montana Folk Festival, Globalfest, SXSW and Luminato.

Education has long been a passion for Danilo and he has been teaching private music lessons as well as instruction in the Boston public schools for years. Danilo teaches all levels and ages. His students value his patience and ability to find an inspiring path to discovery for each individual. Danilo has also shown himself to be very effective in the classroom setting. He has been a general music teacher in the BPS as well as teaching master classes and clinics at music schools and universities around the country.

In January 2014, Danilo was invited as a guest artist and educator at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul where he taught and performed for young afghan music students.

Danilo considers his success as a performer to be in a direct relationship with the success of his teaching and he aims to spread to the joy of music making and appreciation as wide as possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is relaxed and supportive while always aiming to increase the knowledge of the student. My strong technical background combined with a deep sense for wide-ranging musical styles allows me to find what inspires a student initially and use their interests and strengths to lead them to new discovery and technical efficiency.

While I hope to facilitate a passion for making music in my students in any way possible, I continue to relate their training to body awareness and building good playing habits.

While each individual learns at a different pace, I strive to point out the progress my students have made because I find this recognition of achievement, no matter how small, is essential in a student's continued love of studying music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
lessons in dedicated music room with all instruments and equipment; upright piano, drum set and percussion.

Aaron B. Brighton, MA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting

About Me

I've been a full time professional musician for 13+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching philosophy is simple: Get students playing music! It's much easier to understand the nuts and bolts of music when put into the context of the music you like.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to design a lesson plan for each individual student. The first lesson will begin with a basic assessment of skill level. We will discuss goals for the lessons then get down to work!
Students will learn:
1 Technique. the proper physicality to increase dexterity and avoid injury.
2 Music theory and comprehension. Usually through learning songs and analyzing different concepts they incorporate
3 Ear-training/pitch recognition. Strengthening the ability to "pick up" new material more quickly and translate ones Ideas to the instrument.
4 Music appreciation/Musicality. Listening to new and different types of music focusing on the different elements that make up a great performer/performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio: piano, stereo system, no drum there! room to sit for parents
A1: drum kit, whole performance set up with recording studio, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
amplifiers, cd/mp3 player

*** Specialties ***
ear training, most musical styles (pop/rock, r&b, reggae, jazz , world)

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