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Jay R.

New York, NY
Starting at $100
  • Teaches students 21 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
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Jay R.

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For the past 40 years, I have had extensive experience touring and teaching around the world in Asia, Europe and the US. I have recorded 200+ CD's in Rock and Jazz. I am able to bring my vast experience to students enabling them to reach their potential and become the BEST players they can be!

About Jay

Hello-------My name is Jay and I'm a world class drummer/educator in NYC. For the past 35+ years, I have toured as well as taught in Europe, Asia and the US extensively. I have recorded on more than 200+ CD's both as a sideman and leader. As a student, you will have the opportunity to draw on and b

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David R.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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David R.

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I have been working with students of all ages and levels for over 26 years and have learned something meaningful from each and every one them. Nothing makes me happier when I see them getting into great schools and acquiring lucrative jobs that make them happy, My students walk away with tools to not just play a musical instrument but a skill set strong enough to tackle any task.
I am equally versed in performing on and teaching drum-set (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin etc...), all the percussion instruments of the orchestra (ask about my state of the art recording studio where all of these instruments live), and hand drums including congas, bongos, Djembe etc... Anything you can strike scrape or shake is available for study either online or at my studios.

About David

David R. has collaborated with some of the finest talents in pop, jazz and classical music. After joining Barry Manilow’s band in 2003, he has appeared to sold out arenas all over the world and recorded Grammy nominated, Emmy winning and chart topping albums and DVDs. David received two Grammy nom

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Heidi
I was honored to take a hand percussion lesson from David after hearing him perform with a major arena tour and a phenomenal jazz trio!. Although the setting for the lesson happened to be intimidating, David was able to help me focus on my strengths as a player and showed me how to build on them. He excels at building confidence and inspired me to integrate world percussion into my work as an elementary school teacher. I highly recommend him as an educator who knows how to motivate and bring out the best in students. I look forward to taking lessons online in the future!
Shiqi
David taught me since 2011. He is the most handsome, serious, responsible teacher I ever had. He helped me become a well-round musician rather than just a percussion player. To be honest, he is the most suitable teacher for me.
Jack
As an instructor, David exudes the perfect balance of amiability and intimidation. He will inspire you to work your absolute hardest without scaring you away. Personality-wise, he is that happy medium somewhere between Mr. Rogers and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. I studied with David during my college years and 7+ years later I still utilize his concepts in everyday practice. There are many specific stories, ideas and exercises of his that have always stuck with me and come up quite often when I am working on something new or teaching a lesson or class of my own. Whether we were learning orchestral excerpts, 4-way independence, Bach fugues or just playing quarter notes with the metronome, I always left our lessons feeling highly motivated and anxious to practice. It's also great to have a teacher that can blow your mind with his own playing. It might be difficult for some teachers to get students into something like the tambourine or triangle but when he picked one up and casually played some insane rhythms and advanced techniques I was immediately inspired to learn to do the same. Not to mention his drum work on Matt Herskowitz's "Forget Me Not" - some of the things he does on that record still keep me up at night. I'm very grateful for my time as a student of David's and glad I can still learn from him as a friend and colleague!
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Riccardo B.

2 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Riccardo B.

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Experienced professional drummer available for private lessons.
Available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn. I specialize in independence, reading, time playing, technique, all styles. I use many of the most popular drum methods from the tradition of drumming.

About Riccardo

Riccardo has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Riccardo has helped students of every age, level and musical inclination. Riccardo received his first training at 'Accademia del Suono' (Milan, Italy) in 201

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Khalid I.
Excellent teacher
Giorgia B.
Riccardo is a very knowledgeable teacher and also able to make the lesson fun.

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Jack G.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 1971
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jack G.

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I teach drumset reading , rudiments, technique and how to play beats your favorite songs, From 1st lesson you play to real band songs.
I am full time pro drummer and can show you how to play in a band.
Learn how to solo, play rock, jazz, AFRO CUBAN beats.

About Morris "Jack"

Jack teaches you how to play rock, marching band, jazz, so you can have fun playing in a real band ! and read drum music to excel in school music programs...prepare for regional school, college bands, auditions HOW TO PREPARE for & get rock band gigs, school band drumming,drumlines, jazz

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Jack is Awesome.
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Yulia B.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Music Performance Award from DePaul University School of Music
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Yulia B.

27 Reviews
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I am a professional percussionist and .educator I have been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or in my home studio, and online.I have helped my students to learn how to read music, obtain good hand posture, develop their technique and musicality.
I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015 and Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.
Beginner students will learn how to read music, how to properly hold drum sticks, learn basic strokes, drumming techniques, beginning rudiments.
Intermediate and advanced students will learn how to improve their playing technique and virtuosity. They will also learn how to approach a specific piece of music; how to become expressive and creative with their skills.

About Yulia

Yulia Block has joined the TakeLessons teacher's team in 2015. She is an active performer and enthusiastic educator. Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Ms. Block received a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 and a Master’s De

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Annika
Yulia is energetic and so welcoming! I had a ton of fun in our first lesson and I can’t wait for the rest of our lessons!
Kay L.
Excellent instructor
Casey
Yulia is really excellent at helping me with my rusty Russian
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Chuck M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Chuck M.

3 Reviews
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One on one private instruction, Online instruction

About Chuck

Influences.. John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Ian Paice (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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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Riverside, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Riverside is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Evan is a talented musician and a great teacher!
What I like about him is that he gave a great experience in music, in addition to the theories and techniques of drumming

He's talent gave me a great inspiration to get more interested in drumming and
especially the jazz. I am satisfied of the learning that I got so far, and I am excited for more experience that will come in the future."
Jinhoon
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Great start! Tracy has a calm way about her that works really well with our daughter. She left her with some fun and doable homework for the next lesson. We’re excited to keep going."
Brooke
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Fun playing along and fine suggestions. Expected a bit more "testing" on the first visit. Buying the book, so expect more homework on the second visit."
Gary
Took Drum lessons from Sheri L.
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"Shon is an extremely talented musician. As a teacher Shon does a great job of keeping you motivated , giving positive feedback and challenging you to get better.
I would recommend Shon if you are looking for a music instructor."
Bob
Took Drum lessons from Shon M.
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"Mike is great! My son really loves taking drum lessons with him. Mike has a lot of knowledge and really has a passion for teaching."
Jen
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Murray has been teaching my 8 year old son for the past 4 months. He is amazing, encouraging, and makes it fun! He is very patient and kind. I would recommend him to every parent who wishes to give her child drum lessons!"
Rachel
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!"
Caileigh
Took Drum lessons from Tim H.
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"He knew how to keep my son's attention! He assigned practice homework! My son says he wants to go back every week! :) Thanks Rufus!"
Mateo
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Really good and patient with my 6yr old even gives him homework to practice until his next lesson"
Ashley
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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Casey is an awesome teacher! Our 10 year old daughter looks forward to her drum class, having fun while learning. Somehow He manages to handle the craziness of teaching a young child online and keeping the her attention with ease. We are really glad we found him."
Shelley
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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