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Brandon T.

6 Reviews
Guilford, CT
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brandon T.

6 Reviews
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Drum lessons are tailored to each individual student depending on their needs and goals as student and musician.

The most typical areas that are covered during lessons are (but not limited to): sight-reading, rudiments and application, technique and improvisation.

About Brandon

I’m a shoreline based professional drummer and educator that has been instructing and mentoring for 6+ years and am available to travel and teach lessons. I take extreme pride in providing students with the knowledge and tools to find their voice on the drums while still fostering a fun learnin

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Jack
Brandon is a very encouraging and welcoming teacher. He's phenomenal at breaking down ideas in many different ways to ensure you understand the content and will put you to work so that you keep progressing as a drummer!
bob
Brandon was a terrific drum instructor for my son. He's a true musician and a fantastic teacher. His technical proficiency allows him to identify potential areas of improvement in his students and help them grow. His comfort with many styles of music and professionalism make him an all around great instructor.

He's a good guy too. My son liked working with him a lot.
Pam
My daughter has been taking lessons with Brandon at the School of Rock in Madison for 4 years . Brandon was the musical director of several performance camps , where the kids participating would learn songs and perform them live in front of an audience after 4 months of intense practices .
Brandon is a great teacher , very good with kids . He was instrumental in helping my daughter become a professional musician , overcome her shyness on stage and taught her the value of hard work, perseverance , and working as a team . I cannot say enough about Brandon’s abilities . He is fantastic !
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Dr. Dave Y.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor in Management and Leadership from Colorado Christian University
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Dr. Dave Y.

43 Reviews
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I studied Afro-Cuban Percussion, Percussion and Drums at the University of Northern Colorado, the nation's 3rd largest Jazz school. I bring 17+ years of education and teaching experience to the table.

About Dr. Dave

I've been teaching for over 25 years & I'm pumped to work with you. BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, I've condensed all my beginner-intermediate level teachings into a variety of easy to follow video courses that will save you up to 90% on private lesson costs. START WITH THESE COURSES

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David S.
Dave is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient an encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.
Traci H.
Dave has been great with helping improving my son's drum techniques. He is patient, yet to the point and doesn't waste anyone's time with making sure the student understands the lesson. We are looking forward to many more lessons in the future.
Karen
Dave is an incredible drum teacher. I am glad I chose Dave as my djembe teacher and highly recommend him!!!
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Joan Q.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Filipino - Tagalog, English
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 40; Female: 5 to 50
  • Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies from California State University, Long Beach
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Joan Q.

15 Reviews
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Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelo

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Cora R.
My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique.
John M.
Joan taught my son from first time to an advanced beginner. She was very patient and extremely helpful. My son was fully engaged in his lessons and always enjoyed his time with Joan. Joan was very dependable, always on time for lessons and always flexible with her scheduling. She also assisted in purchasing a drumset for my son. I would recommend Joan to anyone looking to learn the drums.
Hartley
First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan.

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John M.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • Awarded Triple A Album of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John M.

17 Reviews
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Positive, patient and motivating, 40 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 40 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 13 years of teaching beginning and intermediate drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized w

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Ronald
John, Is a knowledgeable and friendly drum teacher that is eager to help you reach your drum performance goals. Being a guitar player first, my lessons with John have been at a sporadic beginner pace as I attempt to generate time for both worlds. That being said John has been very patient and accommodating, and I'm sure he will help me dial in my drum skills.
Juliette
Fantastic
Larry Y.
I really liked John's patient approach to me as a rank beginner. He jumped right into it which I liked so we could take good advantage of our hour together.

Richard G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1995
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Richard G.

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I have been teaching and playing music for 25 years. My specialty is to teach Music Study: Theory, Songwriting, Practice and Technique.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages. I also am available to teach piano, guitar, ukulele, drums harmonica and other instruments and theory.

About Richard

Hello, this is Richard. I am glad you are interested in learning music and musicianship. I have been playing musical instruments and singing since the second grade and writing songs since I was a teenager. During that time I have been playing in bands, doing solo performances, and hours and arra

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Aaron M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BA of Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aaron M.

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"Experienced drum teacher of 18 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of rudiments and reading. I specialize in rock, funk, jazz, and world music. I use an assortment of books, mostly hand outs, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more. Let's grab some sticks and rock and roll!"

About Aaron

Berklee College of Music graduate, Aaron M., has been teaching students of all ages for over 18 years. "I love watching young musicians grow into seasoned players and have had tremendous success with all my students. I believe that learning songs and playing music is a critical element in the l

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Mathew M.
We see the progression each week and couldn't be happier with Aaron's demeanor and overall way he handles my husband's lesson structure.
Genna
Only had 1 lesson so far. My daughter seemed to enjoy her lesson. He seems very nice.
Sheryl V.
My boys, ages 7 & 5, started piano lessons with Aaron a year ago. He has taught them technique & theory all while using songs they boys love. There are days that the boys are not the most cooperative. Aaron is amazingly patient and persistent in getting the boys to do their lessons. I really appreciate and have learned from this patience when it comes to the nightly practicing. I am pleased that the boys have been working with a male teacher and I think it really helps them relate to the music and the lessons. If you are looking for a patient yet knowledgeable piano teacher, I would definitely recommend Aaron.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Waterford, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Waterford is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Ray is a patient, fun and cool teacher who is well prepared for every lesson. He selected music that our son likes to play along with. He has a great set up in his home studio with two drum sets - one for the teacher and one for the student. My son has made great progress so far after only a few lessons. Highly recommended!"
- Lachlan
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Mike is very knowledgeable on the drums, and take his students' learning styles into consideration when teaching. Mike is goal and progress oriented in his teaching methodologies. His lessons are always fun, and I've never walked out of a lesson without having learnt something or accomplished something new."
- Bruce
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"My first lesson was great! Looking forward to my second!"
- Lynn
Took Drum lessons from Mike S.
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"Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson."
- Lobo Soto
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Mike makes learning drums easy and fun. His patient and calm approach to teaching has helped me develop at a rapid pace. I wish all teachers were this good!"
- Dan
Took Drum lessons from Michael T.
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"Mr. Murray is very patient about teaching me all the cool and important techniques I need to play my grooves and he is very helpful on answering all the questions that I encountered during my out and in class practices. I strongly recommend Mr. Murray!"
- Joe
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"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."
- Sebastian
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Colin has been a great inspiration in my son's playing. It has brought a level of creativity and improvisation that he just wasn't learning from other teachers. He truly cares about his students and has a positive energy that helps motivate my son to be a better player. Colin has the chops and spectacular sense of timing and song memory. I would recommend Colin to students of all age and ability levels."
- Josh
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums."
- Nick
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Kevin is a great teacher. I am a total beginner and already feel more comfortable with notes than I ever thought possible and I’m having fun learning the drums. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thanks Kevin!"
- Janet
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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