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James B.

New Britain, CT
Starting at $75
  • Awarded Concert Master from Western CT State College Wind Ensemble
  • Music Education from Western CT State College
  • Teaches students 9 to 75
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James B.

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Snare Drum instruction....I normally use the Standard of Excellence method books for many of my students; however, I am open minded to adjusting to each individual student's musical needs, whether it be Jazz, Classical, or whatever style music the student is focusing on. Other excellent methods are the Ed Sueta Book, Rubank Method, Breeze Easy, Achievement in Excellence, and perhaps the First Division Method Book. For Drummers, I prefer the Haskell Harr Method, or the Buddy Rich Method Book, as well as the Breeze Easy Method. I always play my instrument along with the student so that he/she can hear how the music is supposed to be played in regards to the notes as well as the rhythm! This way, we all have fun learning!

About James

Hello! I am James and I have taught in the public schools in Connecticut for 35 years teaching all the Band instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums), and also piano. I have also taught beginning violin, viola, and cello. I have taught privately for many years and h

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Greg B.

Guilford, CT
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Greg B.

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My experience speaks for itself. From Drum Corp to being on tour to studio work to theater shows there really is not much I haven't played or taught, I focus a lot on how to practice because not many people really know how to practice the right way to get the most out of their performance.

About Greg

The way I teach is a little different than most teachers. Not many teachers actually teach how to practice and that seems like it's the biggest setback for new and experienced students. My experience with being on tour and with Drum Corps and theater work and Studio work I have learned that there a

Brandon P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $167
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Brandon P.

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I give very helpful and skillful lessons derived off of over time different techniques that I have developed over playing over the course of 13 years! i want our lessons to be FUN not Boring, but also making an impact on your development of the skill. Fortunately I have had the opportunity to play in various cities and even for some recording artists. I want our lessons to be enjoyable and Fun thats my main focus is the enjoyment. :)

About Brandon

Hello Students My name is Brandon Porter. i am currently working towards my degree in music, I have been playing for about 13 years now and i really love drumming with a passion. I want you guys to enjoy the lessons thats my main concern, is that we have FUN. I love to have fun and laugh i have a v

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Charles W.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Awarded guitar contest arizona from Arizona guitar player magizen
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Charles W.

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I have been teaching drums for over 20 years I specialize in heavy-metal drumming with fast double bass but also can show students how to play any style country blues jazz rock and incorporate techniques from marching band and all the rudiments needed for drums

About Charles

I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville record

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Cindy
Instructor is very talented!
Brekyn J.
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
Kristina K.
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician
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Adam S.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Millard E. Gladfelter Scholarship from Temple University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Adam S.

20 Reviews
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I've toured the world playing music and have even taught SZA how to play drums. Let's begin this journey together with the convenience of online lessons!

About Adam

When I’m not on the road I’m a full time performer and educator in Philadelphia. I love teaching, and I love helping people achieve their goals, whatever they may be. And if you don't have any goals yet, I can help you with that too. Feel free to ask me any questions. I’m looking forward to hea

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Katherine
Learning from Adam was an amazing experience! He is extremely professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. His mentorship made me feel capable and confident as a musician. I’d recommend Adam to anyone.
Izzy T.
Our son loved his first lesson!
Ellen T.
Adam is an excellent teacher! I have always been intimidated by playing the drum set, but Adam was so good at explaining each step that it felt almost simple. After just a few lessons I was able to figure out some songs on my own, and felt confident enough to play with friends. Thank, Adam!
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Mattia C.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Drum School from Drum School Studio
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Mattia C.

33 Reviews
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Ciao guys, Mattia here.

Have you ever wanted to play drums but you don’t know how to start? Or have you played for a while and feel stuck, like you’re losing time or missing a piece?

I felt the same when I first started, but private lessons helped me achieve my goals and become the person I am today: A Professional Musician.
If I did it, so can you.

I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals through a personalized path which includes technique + reading; groove like pop, rock, jazz; fills + solos; and anything else you wanna work on.

Are you ready to improve your skills?

About Mattia

Mattia has been playing the drums for more than 15 years. He is an exciting player and teacher with a big love for music. He has performed a range of musical styles with many bands and artists in Italy and UK and has been part of the entertainment on board the Costa Cruise ships. Mattia is a patien

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Aaron
Mattia is an extremely patient and cheerful teacher, an excellent instructor for a first time student. My child had no previous musical experience, and Mattia worked with him to learn the basics, even when he forgot his drum pad at his other parent's home. Mattia was flexible with the instruction time, and you can tell that he simply enjoys the subject and sharing his knowledge with others. Happily recommend!
David
I had a great first lesson with Mattia and he's an excellent teacher. I'm looking forward to learning more!
Walter
Mattia is working with our 4 year old grandson and his parents. They like him, find him patient and supportive and the student looks forward to the lesson and shows the new skills to family.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Durham, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Durham is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"He’s an excellent teacher
No additional explanation is needed, just superb👍"
Sonya Przysucha
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My first lesson with Garrett was great. I’ll definitely be back again!"
Marcus
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Brent is an extremely talented musician and teacher as well as a kind and thoughtful person. My 14-year-old son has been taking drum lessons with Brent since 2016 and his progress has been phenomenal. Over the years Brent has been a respectful and supportive mentor, and has contributed to my son’s love for playing a musical instrument and honing his skill.

Brent has the ability to incorporate his musical training and knowledge in an easy-going yet structured manner, which has been very relatable to my son. Always mindful, Brent would express interest in what my son enjoys listening to, and/or would like to play on the drums, and integrate that with exposure to other genres, necessary musical theory, musicianship and technical skills. He would also provide valuable tidbits throughout the lesson and has pointed us to numerous helpful resources to aid in my son’s skill advancement. My son enjoys every lesson and actually practices without check-ins from Mom - no small feat for a 14-year old boy! (We have had the opportunity to see Brent play live a few times, which has been tremendously inspirational to my son.)

Brent is a great communicator and a wonderful resource when we have technical questions. He also lets us know in advance when a lesson may need to be rescheduled.

We feel very fortunate to have Brent as a teacher, as not only is my son learning about music, there are life lessons incorporated as well.

Thank you Brent!"
Juanita
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"Matt is very thorough boys love him very satisfied"
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"Excellent Drumming Teacher

Casey C. is the best teacher for drumming lesson. Sometime I came to his house 5-10 minute late he still give a some extra time. Very understanding teacher. I enjoy every lesson with Casey."
Vicky
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Very patient and works well with a beginner, would highly recommend!"
Dori
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Michael is a very patient and supportive teacher. I am amazed by the full attention he pays to details of playing techniques when playing drums. He always finds the best teaching approach to suit each student's own level and interests. He gives students choices to play, which makes learning a more enjoyable experience. We are really glad that we found Mike for our twins."
Teena
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Great instructor; always prepared and patient. He works towards my goals always."
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Eric B.
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"Mr. Michael is so super awesome with our 8 year old. At first we were nervous but Michael is extremely engaging and made us and our son comfortable. He knew when to allow our son to have fun but also somehow was able to reel him in and make him get to work. We will continue our subscription with Michael for sure thank you!"
Manny
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I have had 5 lessons with David and just renewed for 5 more. He is really a great instructor. Very patient and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to all."
David Lake
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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