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The Best Venues for Drummers in Boston

By Chris H. - Boston Drums Teacher

My name is Chris and I’m a freelance drummer and private teacher of drum lessons in Boston. I have been involved in the Boston music scene for about five years and I’m happy to say that live music in this city continues to get better every year! One of my favorite places to see groups is at the Middle East in Cambridge. This is a unique venue because there are three different rooms to see bands perform. All three rooms have live acts seven days a week, so you can attend any night and expect to be amazed by at least one of the groups!

Another venue I really enjoy is Wallys’s Café in Boston, which offers varying types of music every night of the week. This is a very small and intimate club that I guarantee will get you dancing as soon as you enter the door. Monday kicks the week off with some Blues, while Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are influenced by R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop. Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for some of the best jazz you will ever encounter in the Boston area. Sundays turn into a jam session where you will see talented local musicians collaborating on all types of music. Whether you’re a pro or have just started taking drum lessons in Boston, you will surely appreciate the talent on display here!

While these are two of my favorite places to go see live music, Boston has no shortage of wonderful venues full of talented musicians. The Brighton Music Hall is another great venue that just opened in Allston, and the House of Blues in downtown Boston that opened last year is always a favorite for music lovers. If you are taking drum lessons in Boston you will certainly be inspired after watching the talented performers at these venues. Now all you have to do is find some time to get out there and experience some of these spectacular venues - I promise they won’t disappoint!

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Dor H.

Boston, MA

When you come for a lesson you should come prepared to work hard and have fun!
I will tailor the lessons to your capabilities and personal taste while giving you all the tools you need to progress and enjoy the instrument.
Through specific exercises and playing along with your favorite music, you will release yourself from any limitations. The sky is the limit.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student aiming at becoming a pro, I will help you get there.

About Dor

Always wanted to play the drums?

Whether you aim at becoming a pro or you just want to play along with some of your favorite tunes, I can help you get there. With years of teaching experience and degrees from Berklee college of music and New England Conservatory, I have all the tools to get you to the next level. How fast? That's up to you :)

In the lesson we go over technique , rhythm training and play along with songs in different styles. Through these steps you will learn all the tools you need to enjoy and appreciate the art of drumming and music in general.
The more advanced you
are the more we can get into improvisation, polyrhythms and other complex subjects so that you can challenge yourself.

I teach all styles, and levels, in my location or in your home.
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Adi O. January 16, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson with Dor went great. Dor was very accessible for questions and gave me all the info I needed. My son came back very happy from his lesson and is very excited about playing the drums. Dor walked him out to the car, which I greatly appreciated!! Great experience so far!!
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Dave November 16, 2015
Drum · In studio
I've been really enjoying my lessons with Dor. He makes each lesson fun and informative by not just going over rudiments but also getting me onto the drum kit to play songs I love. He has a great eye for detail and gives helpful constructive feedback. If you're serious about learning drums, Dor is definitely the right man for the job!
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Pedro October 7, 2015
Drum · In studio
Started 2 times a week classes with Dor a month ago and it has been a great experience so far! I never played drums before and he has a lot of patience.

Amazing teacher!
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Dor H.

Dor H.

Boston, MA 02215
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Aaron B.

Brighton, MA

About Aaron

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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willie L. September 14, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron was a great teacher! I enjoyed how great he was at explaining things to me and he really went at a pace that worked well for me. I think that Aaron really knows his stuff and it come's out when he teaches his lessons. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Aaron!
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willie L. June 30, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very good teacher
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Patrick B. April 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Aaron is a really great musician, a phenomenal teacher, and just an all-around awesome person to work with. I took guitar lessons with Aaron for about two years and he was very accommodating for my busy, inconsistent schedule. He is a great listener and really tries to cater his lesson plans to his student’s interests. While I was studying with Aaron we covered a huge spectrum of genres including funk, jazz, rock, r&b, and studied artists like Led Zeppelin, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and John Scofield, all according to my own personal interests. In addition to teaching you the songs that you want to learn, Aaron is also really great at finding easy and relatable ways to integrate theory and technique into his lessons plans. I found that almost every lesson I would walk away with some useful or nifty trick that helped me understand and navigate the fret-board a little better. He’s got great taste in music, and will inevitably introduce you to some really awesome new artists and songs that can help you to expand your musical interests. I also love writing music, and Aaron spent a lot of his personal time helping me write, record and produce my songs. Whether you are a beginner or have just gotten out of music school, I would highly recommend studying with Aaron. Stop by Wally’s Cafe any Tuesday night to hear him play and you’ll know why!
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Aaron B.

Aaron B.

Charlestown, MA 02129
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Harry H.

Boston, MA

I have taught beginners to advanced players in Marching Percussion (Rudimental). I have taught beginners to intermediate players in rock and pop music.

About Harry

I am currently a student at Berklee College of Music, dual majoring in Drum Set Performance and Film Scoring. I have been playing the drums for 12 years, performing with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Alternative Percussion Ensemble, and The Procrastinators - Bar Stool Trio. I have been teaching for 7 years, working with High Schools throughout the Southern California Area and with marching ensembles such as Gold Drum and Bugle Corps and Dark Sky Percussion.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back, patient, and try to create a comfortable teaching environment. In lessons, I focus on developi
ng the students technical proficiency in their hands and feet. Then apply these techniques to styles of music that are of interest to the student. Ultimately, the goal is to develop complete control of the students hands and feet and to give them the confidence and creativity to play any style of music.

Books I like to use;
Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds, The Language of Drumming, Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stands, Snare Stands, Practice Pads, Metronome, 5 piece Drum Set.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rudimental percussion. Styles and genres I teach are pop, rock and progressive rock.
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Lou L. April 7, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Lessons have been going well. Very thorough and takes time to tweak lessons based on my skill level.
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Lou L. March 11, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is a direct, clear and interactive teacher.
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Dylan N. February 27, 2015
Drum · In studio
Harry is a great teacher, who will give you the skills to become a excellent and proficient musician. His focus on competency approach and technique in your hands and feet gives you the confidence to apply such skills through a variety of styles. After being taught by Harry for many years, I can honestly say I would not be the musician I am today without his guidance.
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Harry H.

Boston, MA 02111
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Kierian L.

Boston, MA

I am currently a 5th semester drum principal at the Berklee College of Music. Having played the drums for 14 years, I've been blessed with opportunities to perform around the world and teach extensively. As a session musician, I play a broad spectrum of styles and genres. I am excited to be able to share my experiences in the form of knowledge with my students.

About Kierian

I am currently a 5th semester drum principal at the Berklee College of Music. Having played the drums for 14 years, I've been blessed with opportunities to perform around the world and teach extensively. As a session musician, I play a broad spectrum of styles and genres.

Along the way, I picked up a number of other instruments and started to write and record my own songs. 10 years later I'm majoring in Music Production & Engineering at Berklee and am willing to share my knowledge and experiences.
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Jo December 12, 2015
Drum · In studio
Never boring! Used to hate my previous classes until I signed up with Kierian. I actually learnt stuff I wanted to play.
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Taj Y. December 6, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is the Best, my son and I love him...
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Caroline December 6, 2015
Drum · In studio
I've taken lessons with Kierian for about 2 months and he is great! Very patient, knowledgeable, and organises his lessons well. A+ would definitely recommend.
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Kierian L.

Kierian L.

Boston, MA 02115
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Bryan H.

Brighton, MA

Drums are the heartbeat of music, and you don't get to far without a heart! From fundamentals to polyrhythms i'll get your chops rocking!

About Bryan

Please allow me to introduce myself! Whatever your age or background, I can show you things you've never seen, nor heard, nor thought of before. Now there's nothing new under the sun, but that doesn't mean that you've learned it yet! Let my years of teaching and performing help you achieve what you want with your music pursuits. Permit me the privilege of showing you the world of music!
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Kathryn December 27, 2015
Trombone · In studio
My daughter loves taking trombone lessons with Bryan House!
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Spencer December 25, 2015
Trombone · In studio
Bryan is fun and is very well qualified. He is a great trombone player and is patient.
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Aidan December 23, 2015
Trombone · In home
A great instructor; his style is beneficial. He presents a variety of practice and preparation techniques to improve overall music ability and instrument playing; particularly, trombone. I got into one of the All-State bands for two consecutive years ever since I began his teachings. I was accepted for the Jazz and Pops band at my school as well.
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Bryan H.

Bryan H.

Brighton, MA 02135
(5)
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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