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John D.

2 Reviews
Wingdale, NY
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase
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John D.

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I have been playing and studying Drum Set for over ten years and am a self taught Conga player with two year experience in a collegiate Latin Jazz band.

I am well versed in many different styles of music including but not limited to Jazz, Funk, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian music.

I love teaching students new to the Drums and am very confident in my ability to articulate and convey the necessary technical and learning skills which will make students self-sufficient in their own musical ability and studies.

For students who have already become comfortable behind a Drum Set, I offer my own experience in Jazz and Latin Music studies. I can set students who wish to explore or begin their journey into Jazz music on the right path.

About John

Hello! My name is J.J. and I'm very excited to be your Drum teacher! I am 27 years old and have been playing and studying the Drum Set since my junior year of high school in 2011. I have worked in and around Dutchess County, NY since 2016 as a Jazz sideman and as a member of a couple local Fun

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Heidy C.
John is the perfect teacher for our son, who says that he is easygoing, fun, and engaging. Thank you, John!
Brooke L.
I love my drum lessons with J.J.! He not only ensures that I'm practicing the concepts correctly but also that I'm playing in a way that's healthy and sustainable for the long term. You can tell that he's truly passionate about playing drums and it left me wanting to immediately go practice what we had learned after the lesson. An all-around amazing instructor and genuinely friendly and personable guy. Would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums!
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Willis E.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drum Set Performance and Music Business from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2011
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Willis E.

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I strive above all else to inspire my students. Work ceases to be a burden when I am learning something that inspires me; it instead becomes a joy to engage in the process. Teachers are channels of inspiration between what is being learned and the person who is learning it. In my own teaching, I aim to inspire the same joy in my students that I discovered when I first began studying percussion.

About Willis

I studied drum set at Berklee College of Music, and graduated in 2018 with a double-major in Drum Set Performance and Music Business. My passion for music and drumming began over 16 years ago and I have been teaching professionally for the last decade. I enjoy sharing the knowledge and love I have f

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M. Artavia
My 5yo son began playing the drums during the pandemic with Willis as his instructor. It's been wonderful to see him learn how to read and play music in such a short time. Willis has both the passion and patience to make it work remotely. If you're thinking about it for your kids, I would encourage you to take the leap!
Bill
Will has an ability to very quickly adapt to the level of his student and tries (successfully) to find ways to make an immediate impact regardless of skill level. He has definitely done that with me. He very clearly has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to teach both novice and experienced drummers alike. He also has a calm and patient demeanor that makes him very easy to be around. After just a few lessons (and some homework!) he has given me the confidence to continue pursuing my dream of being a drummer!
Ruth
I took lessons from Willis for a year online via zoom. He was a wonderful teacher- supportive, knowledgeable, and very encouraging. I’m an adult beginner- 53 years old- and it’s a challenge to try something new and be willing to mess up in front of another person. But Willis made it easy. He knew when to push me to try a new skill, and when to go slow and remind me of all I’d already accomplished. He has a very positive and approachable teaching style. I highly recommend him to anyone as a drum teacher!
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Rob B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rob B.

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I'm a full time touring musician, I studied music in school for 8 years, but I can honestly say I've learned more about music through my years as a touring musician. I find great joy in sharing all the things I've learned over the years.

I like getting to know my students; their expectations and goals as an aspiring drummer, and I build my curriculum around their needs.

In my lessons you can expect to learn, and have fun!

About Rob

Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you want to jam along your favorite tracks or play live with a band? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. I take pride in helping every student achieve their goals on their

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Cameron
great guy, great lessons
Greyson G.
Fantastic! Great for my 10 yo!!
Fran A.
One of the best things about taking a weekly lesson with Rob is that I can practice and learn what he teaches me all week and make a list of questions to ask during our next lesson. I highly recommend his method of learning Ableton.
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Christian R.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Music, Audio Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Photography from TCC, OSU, NYIP
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christian R.

32 Reviews
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I started studying the Drums when I was a teenager. I wanted to learn in order to improve my rhythm and timing on the guitar but I fell in love with the drums and continued private lessons and studied on my own so that I could create and record my own material. I started teaching in 2009 and have worked with over 100 students. Some of my favorite drummers are Chad Smith from RHCP's, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Taylor from Queen, and many many more.
There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, Railroad media, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac.
I use Pearl drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Roland electronic set, Sabian pad, LP cow bell and bongos, Vick Firth sticks, Tama Iron cobra double bass pedal, Evens and Remo heads.
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About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from taki

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Wilma M.
I enjoyed learning from Christian today. I am 70 years old and did not feel out of place. He made me comfortable and he is very knowledgeable about how to go about teaching. He was very polite and patient with me and was able to go over things and explain professionally in a manner that did not insult my intelligence. He seems dedicated to teaching and does it very well .
I highly recommend this man to anyone that wants to learn how to play the Piano.
Wade J.
Christian has been top-notch in every way I could hope for. His communication prior to and after the lesson has been stellar, taking time to prep me then follow up with thorough, well written tips and details. (It's clear that he values the student's time as much as his own, and seeks to make the experience individualized and worthwhile for those he teaches.) The lesson itself was spot-on, being well balanced in both fun and degree of challenge. Feel very fortunate to have found him!
Cayden
Christian easily connects with my teenage son. He is professional while at the same time relaxed and easy-going. He stresses the importance of learning the basics but there is no high pressure. He strives to teach music that is interesting to my son and that challenges him. He does a great job of explaining things. We are happy we chose Christian as our teacher.
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Amanda G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • AA from Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Teaches students 4 to 12
  • Teaching since 2008
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Amanda G.

3 Reviews
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Let's take the first steps into your percussion endeavour together! We can choose music you enjoy, go at your own pace, and experiment with any techniques you are interested in. It's time to rock and roll!

About Amanda

As soon as I was introduced to band in 6th grade, I was obsessed with all things music! When I was 12, I taught myself how to play the drums by mirroring Zac Hanson's performances on VHS. My first "drumset" was a mix of wood, buckets, and tin cymbals! Not only did I play my way through most instrume

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Shaheen
Amanda was fun, patient, and interactive with me when I was learning how to drum.
Joe
Amanda is an awesome teacher!

She worked with our daughter, who had never played an instrument, at GRRR. Very funny and entertaining.
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Chuck M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Four years of private lessons in rock, blues and jazz from Robert Paola Studios Lincoln RI
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Chuck M.

3 Reviews
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One on one private instruction, Online instruction

About Chuck

Influences .Ian Paice, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, (Juilliard Member since 2005)

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Ed V.
My lesson was awesome. Chuck was the best. Very personable. Can't wait for the next one.
Sherrysnne
If you want to be a drummer who knows how to dynamically play drums and understand the various techniques of drumming... Take lessons from instructor Chuck Manton! He is a fantastic teacher!
Kim Holmes
One of the best drummers I have ever played with.

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"Mr.Stewart has the gift of teaching, my son started at a very young age he is now 11. Mr. Stewart has the patients of a saint he takes his time to make sure my son as full understanding of the music as well as informing me as the parent his progress He has recitals that are out of this world.. He is the best there is he is also a former professional drum player that played in a popular local band as well as he now has his own band he plays in so the experience goes without saying.."
Raquel T
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"He is great with my son. He's very friendly and able to teach my son who is autistic. Very pleasant!"
Mioshey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Excellent Teacher

Dave is able to work with me, a beginner, and provide me with enough challenge so that I keep learning and also keep interested in drums. He has a great sense of humor along with patience which is important with a teacher whom is teaching a beginner. At times he will also take out a guitar and play along which adds to the fun."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Danny is a great teacher with lots of experience. He teaches with clarity and care."
Cruz
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"I seriously cannot thank Andrew enough for what he has taught me! He is so patient, knowledgeable, and kind. He is a natural drummer through and through and his skills are truly inspiring. He’s a great guy to learn from and just be around. I feel like a total rockstar now!"
Kandace
Took Drum lessons from Andrew W.
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"Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!"
Drayden
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"First lesson with Rob was very good. He was patient, got a feel for the student level and encouraged learning and creativity. Awesome experience."
Alex
Took Drum lessons from Rob B.
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"I am 14 years old and have been taking drum lessons for about 6 years from Mr. Mike. I don’t think I can find the words to say how awesome he is! I only liked drumming when I started with Mr. Mike, but he has inspired me to absolutely love drumming. He has been the only drum teacher I have ever had I would be crushed if I ever lost him as my teacher. He takes the time to teach me the music I love to play and learn. He also teaches me the not so fun stuff like reading music and rudiments to make me a great drummer. No matter what Mr. Mike teaches me, he always makes it fun. I look forward to my lessons with Mr. Mike; he is simply the best!

Mr. Mike is not only my drum teacher, he is also my friend. Every time I arrive at his studio, he always asks me about my life and how I’ve been, and he makes me laugh all the time. I hardly remember my life before Mr. Mike. I look up to him, and he has always been a great role model to me. Mr. Mike has inspired me to be as accomplished as he is on the drums when I grow up. Even when I am struggling to learn hard parts, he is always supportive and helps me through it. Mr. Mike never makes me feel bad about myself; in fact, he has made me more confident not only as a drummer but as a person. I think the world of Mr. Mike. I think he has helped to shape me to be the person I am today.

Mr. Mike is one of the kindest and warm-hearted people I have ever met. He inspires me to be the best drummer I can be. Mr. Mike is a huge part of my life, and I hope he always will be. I am so lucky to have him as my teacher. They don’t make words to express how highly I recommend him to be your drum teacher."
Jeannie Skidmore
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Can't wait to start up again!"
Mitch
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"Friendly and helpful teacher! Lessons suitable for a wide range of skill levels."
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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