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Popular Drum Teachers Near New York

Cem M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Evan C.

Allston, MA
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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. After ...

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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
Evan C. Allston, MA

About Evan

Born and raised in New Jersey, Evan Michael C. was surrounded by music from a young age. His father, Salvatore C., a talented guitarist dreamed that each of his children would learn a different instrument. After Evan’s eldest brother claimed the guitar, Evan reluctantly picked up the bass at the age of 13. At first, Evan was not happy: It was heavy, and it hurt his fingers. But Evan quickly learned to love the power the bass had over the bandstand and after a few lessons, it was clear that the instrument fit him like a glove. He soon began to perform with high school rock bands, sneaking into local bars and clubs for weekend gigs. A new-found appreciation for upright bass led Evan to start his own trio, sparking a love of R&B and Jazz music that thrives in him to this day. Late in his

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Sharon R. February 3, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Teacher!!!

My sons are learning so much in a short amount of time! Evan makes learning music so much fun. They say he's the best teacher they've had so far! I have to agree. He's an all around nice guy who is down to earth and amazingly talented.
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 and toured with many ...

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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!

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Brooklyn, NY
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Chris G.

Brooklyn, NY
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Daniel G.

New York, NY
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Zach E. Brooklyn, NY

Ability to teach by drumming on 2 sets at a time (1 teacher/1 student). This is a very beneficial way for the student to hear and articulate musical phrases very quickly.

About Zach

I have been a student and teacher of drums and percussion for several years. I began my teaching in Detroit, MI before moving to NYC to pursue playing drums as a full-time profession. I enjoy working with students of all ages, in addition to special needs students. My brother is deaf and autistic, and I've found that by teaching him how to play drums, his life and mine have become more enriched. As a drummer for the Blue Man Group in New York City I have unique expertise in the world of musical theater. In addition, I am in a band called Oceanographer that relies on the talents of some of the best musicians I've ever worked with, including Mark Kelley (bassist of The Roots). Currently, I am available to teach from my studio in Williamsburg or at your home, or destination of ...

Chris G. Brooklyn, NY

I've been teaching drums for seven years, and am still studying them myself! I play mostly jazz and rock but have a solid enough understanding of the instrument to teach any genre. Some topics I teach at all levels include - playing a solid groove, technique, building vocabulary, and learning how to play along to a song, with a metronome, and even with other people. We'll angle all of this towards YOUR favorite genres of music too!

About Chris

My name is Chris G. and I teach the drum set (all styles/levels) and bass guitar (beginner/intermediate) and also offer tutoring in music theory, music history, conducting, and composition. I have been a musician my whole life and have a Bachelor’s degree in Drum Set Performance from Berklee College of Music, and am about to start the jazz program at NYU for my Master’s. I have been teaching privately since my freshman year of high school. As a student, I know how much of a drag it is to sit in a classroom with a teacher who obviously doesn't really care about his/her students. This is why I make an effort to personalize every lesson and cater it towards the student’s interests. This way, students enjoy what they are learning and are willing to put in the time outside lessons to ...

Daniel G. New York, NY

In addition to my work as a performer, clinician and studio drummer, I've been teaching students privately for three decades. I work with each student individually - focusing on goal setting, and finding out what makes them passionate about drumming.

We then use very practical steps to get them toward those goals in a fun and efficient manner. In addition to the material covered, my teaching style focuses on motivation and inspiration, so that drumming is seen as an enjoyable experience!

About Daniel

Daniel G. is an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator. A member of the pioneering swing group Royal Crown Revue since 1994, Daniel has recorded and toured worldwide with many top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and KISS frontman Gene Simmons. He was voted one of the top 5 R&B drummers in the world by readers of Modern Drummer magazine. As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, including the award winning "Century Project" DVD. He performs clinics and master classes globally, appearing at many of the world's top educational conferences and drum festivals. Daniel obtained a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in Boston in 1988, and a diploma from the Dick Grove School of Music in LA in 1991. He studied privately

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Wendy M. November 3, 2014
Drum · Online
Daniel is a fantastic teacher! He gets my daughter motivated to work and doesn't let her skimp on the technique and basics. Highly recommended.

Drum Lessons in NYC, NY

The drums are a vibrant and energetic instrument that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner, or are playing at an intermediate or advanced level, our teachers can help you reach the next stage with private drum lessons in NYC!

In your drum lessons, you will learn how to read music, how time signatures work and how to hold your rhythm. You will also be instructed in the best drumming techniques, correct posture and how to hold drumsticks. If you’re interested in learning a specific genre or style, our instructors will customize the lesson plans to cater to your interests.

Without professional instruction, it is impossible to ensure that you are playing with good technique. Beginners may struggle to learn the correct way to play the

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