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James B.

New Britain, CT
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Music Education from Western CT State College
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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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Jennifer P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Guitar Performance from Minnesota State University
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Jennifer P.

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Learn to play drums in the way that fits you! Beat making, rhythm keeping, fills, song and so much more. You will learn the basics of music theory as well as the fun little tricks that you love. There is a lesson plan to fit everyone from absolute beginner to rock star player that just wants to up their skills. Lets grow together.

About Jennifer

My name is Jen P. and I have an extensive amount of education and experience within the music industry. I attended Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. My experience includes touring, recording, teaching, writing, singing and playing various musical instruments.

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Midi M.
Very patience. I picked up pretty quick than I expected.
Kimberly M.
Jen has my daughter very excited about her lessons. I am grateful seeing that during this pandemic she has had little to look forward to. It's also great that she's now giving lessons in person, which is much for my daughter.
Kimberly M.
My daughter is totally excited about her lessons and that's great seeing that during this pandemic she has had little to look forward to. She enjoyed her lesson with Jen and is excited about her next!
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Luther B.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Arou

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Hadassah
Mr. Blackwell is very kind and is an amazing teacher. He takes time to help me understand music especially the theory sections. He is not just a music teacher but he is an excellent mentor.
Paul
Luther has been very helpful at teaching me the basics while also making sure we move at a pace in which I am comfortable before jumping into any new exercises. I look forward to having him as a teacher for a long time.
Brian Gee
When I was 53, I decided that I would like to learn how to play the bass guitar. I contacted Mr. Blackwell to see if he would be interested in teaching an older person how to play music. Mr. Blackwell told me that he could teach me how to play and my age is not an issue. I still remember my first lesson. I showed up with a music book and Mr. Blackwell said we are not going to use a book at this time because he wanted to teach me what I needed to know for my skill level, which by the way was novice! Three years later, not only can I play the bass, read music and improvise as needed, I play in a band and we are on the radio! If you are thinking of learning music or want to advance your music skills, Mr. Blackwell is the teacher that you are looking for! Bravo Mr. Blackwell!

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Rene T.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rene T.

42 Reviews
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percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choi

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Bryanna M.
Jourdan
A great mentor.
Poorva P.
Best Piano Teacher I have ever had in my life!
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Chuck R.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Drum Corps and Marching Band from South Hills
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

About Chuck

This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exc

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded Winner Of Sponsor The Bands Contest from Blues Review Magazine
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
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Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on

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Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
Nick D.
We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Hartford, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Hartford 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.
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45 min
$56 average
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"Fun and Effective!

I thought I had no rhythm. I never played drums. After a couple hours with Casey I can play rock beats and even at least play to some songs on my Ipod. Great teacher!!!"
Casey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Ed since he was 5. Ed was very patient dealing with a high energy child who had a limited attention span. Eight years later, we are still seeing Ed weekly for lessons and my son has turned into a well-rounded musician. Ed tailors the lessons to my son's musical interests and takes an interest in what is going on in his life.

We have gone to see Ed perform in several venues and he always takes the time to talk to us during his break. I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed for those at any skill level."
Vince
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"My son was really energized by his first lesson and looks forward to his next!"
Káel
Took Drum lessons from Jacob P.
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"My son was very impressed, asked why we had been taking drum lessons from his local instructor for so long. He was reticent before the lesson saying that he wasn't sure that our internet connection would be good enough, saying that he wasn't sure we could really do a lesson online instead of face to face. He came out of his room after the lesson and said he loved it, and that it worked really well, that our connection was just fine, and that he could hear everything on both sides. He was very happy with the result. He is really happy to have a clear goal of playing snare on the drum line in marching band, and he's very happy about having an instructor who can really help him to get there. Great experience so far!"
Jules
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"John has helped me take my drumming to the next level. When I started lessons I was fairly new to the drum set and did not know how to read music. Over the past two years he has completely transformed me from a beginner to a gigging musician. John is patient, laid back and very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him to drummers of all skill levels."
Joseph
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Michael is an incredible teacher, he has inspired my daughter to learn how to read music and is excited to practice. Most importantly my daughter looks forward to her weekly lesson and enjoys here time with Michael."
Mike
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"My daughter started learning drums from Rich 6 years ago. We started with one on one lessons then switched to live online lessons due to COVID. My daughter has enjoyed learning drums and likes to continue to expand on her skills. Rich has been great and key to my daughters drum education. He is a very effective drum educator. He is very knowledgeable and is able to teach the student at their own pace. My daughter is now participating in School band activities. She is way overqualified for what the band teacher has her do and that is due to what Rich has taught her. I would highly recommend Rich as a drum educator for anyone and any level."
Afshin
Took Drum lessons from Rich M.
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"Danny is patient with kids, but if you want to be driven to perfect your talent, he has that within himself too. He has the education and passion to help you go as far as you decide to go."
David
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Casey really teaches my 6YO daughter a lot of material while making it super fun! He somehow manages to handle the craziness of teaching a young child online with ease. We're continuing with more lessons and are really glad we found him."
Erin
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Casey is amazing! During our lessons, not only did he provide me with the fundamentals for being a skilled drummer but also perfectly balanced challenging me while allowing me to express myself creatively. He is definitely the best!"
Tiffany B.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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