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Popular Drum Teachers Near Plainview

John D.

Brooklyn, NY
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Cem M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Lynn L.

Brooklyn, NY
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John D. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I was born in Amsterdam, Holland, where my father worked as an opera singer. While listening to vocal warm-up arpeggios, my mother bounced me on her knee and taught me rhythms and rhymes.

Now I live in Brooklyn, NY. I play in off-Broadway shows, tour and gig with rock/funk/Afro-beat bands, play percussion with a Flamenco band, and accompany dance classes. I teach private lessons, and work with after-school programs. I'm teaching a high school class called "The Spirit of Jazz". I owe all it to my great teachers, and my musical upbringing.

In my family we beatbox, play piano, and sing together. The family moved to the States in 1995 where my parents worked as music teachers. My Dad is a voice professor at the University of Wisconsin, and my Mom runs an amazing music program at Country View Elementary School in Verona, WI.

In the small town of Verona I played in the band program throughout high-school where I had an amazing and demanding music teacher and highly talented friends. The drumset became my passion and I played, blissfully and recklessly, as often possible. Our teacher took the high school band on a concert tour of Europe in 2002 in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Italy.

The band program led me to classical and contemporary music at the University of Wisconsin, where I honed my craft and discovered the profound breadth of music around the world. I worked as a member of the WI Army National Guard Band, a great wind ensemble with jazz and rock band components, and slowly built a career as a musician. I took every gig that came my way and created my own if nobody was calling. Pretty soon I became “the guy in, like, 8 different bands”, including Funk, Rock, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and West African bands. I’ve been working as a musician ever since.

I began teaching drum lessons to my friends when I was about 18 and realized I was really good at it. I began taking on private students and teaching group lessons and classes. Students of mine have achieved the highest ranks at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Wisconsin, and auditioned into the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra.

I am on the annual faculty Wildcat Percussion Camp, was adjunct faculty at New York University, and directed the world percussion ensemble at the University of Wisconsin. I've worked as a teacher with the Madison Area School District, Wisconsin Youth Company, YMCA, and many more programs. I currently work as a teaching artist with Global Arts to Go and Apex for Youth in many different public schools in the New York metro area.

I’ve learned how to be a real teacher, to put myself in your shoes to help you achieve your potential as a drummer, and as a musician. My teaching style is to de-mystify the art of percussion: getting great sounds out of the drums, being prepared for any style, practicing productively, and focusing your mind.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in classical percussion from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from NYU, and have traveled to Africa, Europe, and Latin America to perform, record, and study. I have performed with Badal Roy (Miles Davis), Chris Potter, Kenny Werner, Brad Shepik, Lenny Pickett, Chuchito Valdez, and many other great musicians. I was Adjunct Faculty at NYU’s jazz program, and at the University of Wisconsin dance program. I’ve given masterclasses at Juilliard, University of Michigan, Lawrence Conservatory, and many other colleges.

I've recorded on 11 commercially available albums and have been involved in many other projects. Ask me anything you want in our music lessons!

*** Lesson Details ***
My students will develop a passion for music and a desire to play!

I like to get right to the song. I start with learning songs, drum beats, and chord progressions and get to technique and music reading AFTER we have had some fun.

My key to successful teaching is to create a custom curriculum for each student. Some students are interested in the details of how to do it "right", and others just want to rock. I try to adapt to different learning styles and musical goals to give each student an ideal experience.

I want students to learn how to play, not just how to read or do drills. We will listen to music together, and talk about the function of each instrument. For drummers, I play basslines on the piano and we lock into a groove. For piano students, I play along with drums or percussion. It's important for students to learn how to play with others, and to listen and get inspired by what's around them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Flushing Ave: I have two drumsets, a wall of keyboards/ synthesizers, and amps for bass and guitar. I also have all my percussion instruments here (hundreds of drums, shakers, scrapers, you name it, collected from around the world)

Vanderbilt Ave: One drumset, digital piano, PA system, amps, conga drums

Pacific St. (My Home): (piano, small percussion lessons only) Casio Privia digital piano, some small percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For drumset lessons, students should have some sort of drumset at home*. I can bring small percussion items. For piano lessons, I have a small midi controller and laptop I can bring to learn the basics. It's best if students have a piano (digital or acoustic).

*We can start with just a snare drum or practice pad.

*** Specialties ***
I have spent my career diversifying my musical abilities. I am classically trained, versed in jazz, funk, rock, African music, Latin music, and musical theatre. I have traveled to Africa, Brazil, Peru, and Puerto Rico to study percussion, so I have many unique instruments for students to study (cajón, conga, djembe, etc.)

Cem M. Jersey City, NJ

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

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 receiving my certificate at the Drummer's Collective, I applied and was accepted to the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in NYC, where I received my BA in Music. Since my graduation, I've been working as a freelance musician, playing with my band Manner and other groups, producing music for commercials, and teaching students in the Jersey City, NJ, and New York / Brooklyn, NY area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Before anything, I believe music and specifically music lessons must be fun. I'm an easy going and patient person and my goal with lessons is to ensure that students are understanding music in a fun and musical way.

I teach out of my home and studio in Jersey City. We will come up with a goal and decide what to expect from our lesson plan We can work on formal technique, sight reading, and improvisation, or if you just want to learn the beats to your favorite tunes, we can just ROCK OUT! So keep note of your favorite songs, and we'll break it down and learn the beats.

I have extensive training in Middle Eastern hand percussion. So those of you who are interested in playing doumbek, riq, or frame drums, we can work on learning different different rhythms and meters from the Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Bulgarian, and Macedonian styles.

Focus on:
- learning songs, beats, fills
- formal technique
- coordination and independence
- sight reading
- improvisation
- rhythmic composition
- variety of styles: jazz, rock, funk, R&B, Latin, Middle Eastern, Brazilian

Accepting levels from beginner to advanced.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Both in-home and in-studio are equipped with a full drum kit, guitars, percussion instruments, keyboards, amps, and PA system for playback and play along. Recording availability to record lesson material or even collaborate and record a song together! Free parking right outside of the studio, and parking easily found in front of my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum pads, sticks, curriculum material, percussion instruments.

*** Specialties ***
The main musical styles I perform are rock, jazz, Latin, funk, R&B, and Middle Eastern / Balkan music. I studied jazz performance in college and also focused specifically on Middle Eastern and Brazilian percussion.

Lynn L. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

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.
While at Eastman, Lynn performed in a number of ensembles including the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, New Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Ossia, Chamber Ensemble and Jazz Performance workshop. As a freelance musician in Rochester, she was a member of the Dave Rivello Ensemble, the Music Educators Wind Ensemble, the Half-Ton Horns, M6 and the New Energy Big Band.
As an educator, Lynn has directed the International Educator Workshop, and National Principals Workshop in New York, NY, the National Educator Workshop for Delta Arts in Memphis, Tennessee, and the National Educator Workshop at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Lynn is a Teaching Artist for the Lincoln Center Institute of the Arts, The Center for Arts Education, and Midori & Friends in New York, NY, and is also a Conn-Selmer Artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
In addition to the fundamentals (Tone, Rhythm, Technique, Ear-Training, Sight-Reading), I also like to tie-in music theory, composition, and improvisation along the way. I believe in setting short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals that are specific to the student and their needs and wants. I also believe in the benefit of having the student bring in songs or materials that they are interested in, and designing lessons around their interests. I am patient, creative, and willing to move at any pace that is right for you.

Through my experience as an educator I understand that every student is different, and therefore, my job is to guide and facilitate learning, while making the process as enjoyable as possible! My approach is customized to bring out your strengths and interests, while also ensuring that you have a solid foundation on your instrument. In addition, I am professionally trained in both jazz & classical music, and I perform regularly with working bands of all types and genres.

*** Studio Equipment ***
music room w/ drum set, piano, guitars, clarinet, sax, flute, amps, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students are expected to have an instrument, and eventually selected method-books which will be decided upon for each student based on their needs, goals, or level.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all levels of students, from beginner to professional levels of all ages.

Skills and teaching techniques vary specifically per invidual, but may include saxophone technique (technical facility, tone, scales, overtones), improvisation (jazz as well as other styles), sight reading, music theory, ear training, transcription, composition, and repertiore development in all styles of music (jazz, classical, pop, funk, world, etc.)

Dylan M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Renaud P.

New York, NY
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Rob E.

Bergenfield, NJ
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Dylan M. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

A musician with 17 years of playing experience and 11 years of instructing experience, I am starkly passionate about sharing my love for percussion with as many as possible!

Receiving a Bachelors in Music Performance and Education from the University of Anchorage, Alaska along with two Dean's List awards, I have also studied at the Seattle Drum School and have personally been invited to perform and talk for the Power Chord Academy Rock Camp for kids, as well as appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, MTVU’s The Dean’s List, and the 2008 MTV Campus Invasion Tour.

I have studied with many artists, including Stanton Moore, Jason McGerr, John Scofield, and currently a student of Mark Guiliana.

*** Lesson Details ***
"Be a musician, not a drummer." I will never forget this advice Jojo Mayer gave me years back. Sure, I can teach you some slick rock beats and pocket grooves, but learning how to APPROACH the kit under particular contexts will take you so much further in your musical career! My teaching style is paced and relaxed and we'll be in a big comfortable rehearsal space conveniently located in TriBeCa, or in my in-home studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We play. We listen. We have fun. So kick off your shoes and let's get working!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Gretsch Renown Maple kit. Assortment of Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, along with many auxiliary percussive and melodic toys.

*** Specialties ***
Stick control, syncopation, brush work, independence and linear exercises and technique, covering many styles including jazz, funk, rock and R&B.

Renaud P. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I was born in Caen, Normandy, France.

I studied drums and percussion and obtained a unanimous first-prize at the Seine Saint-Denis drums competition. I also attended workshops under the direction of great drummers such as Max ROACH, Clifford JARVIS and Jack DeJOHNETTE.

I performed in virtually in every major jazz club in Paris (New Morning, Duc des Lombards, Sunset, Petit Opportun, Manhattan Jazz Club, Sunset), in various Jazz Festivals and I also played in Germany and Italy.

At the same time I started teaching regularly in four conservatories (Arcueil, le Pré-St-Gervais, Epinay Sous Sénart and Chevilly) for more than 10 years until I moved to New York. I taught private lessons for drums and percussion, and also numerous workshops for kids, teens and adults.

After a lesson with the legendary Jimmy COBB in 1992 during a visit to the United States, I decided to move to New York. I was finally able to do so in 2000, and I have been living and performing here since then.

*** Lesson Details ***
Motivation is the key that makes everything easier for the student!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumset and practice pads.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to rapidly buy at least some sticks and a practice pad, and hopefully a snare drum and then a drum set as soon as possible.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, R'n'B, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music.

Rob E. Bergenfield, NJ

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

Teaching Experience - USA Music School: 10/11 - 4/12, Sylvan Academy of Music: 1/05 - 12/10 & 1/13 - present, Musika: 10/03 - 5/06, Woodside Music Studio: 9/97 - present, RE Drum Instruction: 4/79 - present.

Private Drum Lessons: Joe Morello, 2/82 - 5/83, Sonny Igoe: 7/77 - 9/80.

Drummer's Collective Fusion Workshop: 4/82 - 7/82, Ramapo College Jazz Workshop: 7/79.

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*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are strictly designed to meet your needs as a musician. Focus will be on technique, reading, playing different styles & learning songs. Your feedback is just as important!

*** Studio Equipment ***
(In home lessons only at this time)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Hopefully the student has a drum set at home. I can supply a practice pad, sticks, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, funk, top 40, blues, jazz, country, reggae, latin.

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