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James B.

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

Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Fernanda F.

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I’m a bilingual professional drummer/musician with a Masters degree in music. I have also been teaching drums for more than 18 years with students of all ages, from beginners to advanced drummers. I have also toured worldwide with many top artists like Becky G., Thalia, Oscar Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui, etc. Part of the things I think are important to learn as a drummer are: How to develop independence, hand/foot technique and speed, rudiments, theory, how to play different genres among other things.

About Fernanda

Hi! I’m Fer. I’m a professional musician/drummer and I’ve been playing drums for almost 20 years now. I’m also bilingual (Spanish/English). I’ve been teaching for 19 years coaching hundreds of students. I have a Masters degree in Music performance (drums). I am also an active session drummer and be

Doug F.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish - un poco
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Doug F.

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About Doug

Playing music is all about having fun. Throughout my music career, I've realized the traditional teaching method is the main reason people end up quitting. Most instructors will teach you all the basics and then when you're ready, you can start to learn the songs you like. But I do it di

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Robert
my first lesson ever. well done.
Olivia
My daughter loved it and thought the instructor was patient and laid back. She loved that he picked out some of her music to practice with.
bryan
Great guy, awesome teacher and very good with kids as well. Highly recommend Doug if you are planning to learn an instrument.

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Mark G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mark G.

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Most recently, my drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, "Reflections in a Rear View Mirror" which was released in March of this year. In additional to acoustic drumming, I have extensive experience with:
- midi programming (Toontrack Superior Drummer)
- drum set recording (Pro Tools, Cubase, Reaper)

About Mark

Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.' In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and

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Rubin H.
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On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
Brad M.
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
Adam W.
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I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students
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Daniel R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • B.M. Studio Music/Jazz Performance (Drum Set) from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Daniel R.

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My lessons are both fun and educational, with flexibility to honor each student's needs and goals. During my time as a drummer, I have had the pleasure of studying music with Dr. Richard Ripani, Eddie Bell, and renowned big band drummer Duffy Jackson in Nashville, TN. I graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Studio Music/Jazz Performance at UT Knoxville, studying with Professor Keith Brown. I want to pass on all the knowledge I gained from them to you! See you soon!

About Daniel

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a

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Travis N.
Daniel is a really good teacher my son loves his teaching! Highly recommend.
Shayla
Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.
Damien
First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!
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Suzanna W.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2016
  • B.A. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Music from Stephen F. Austin State University
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Suzanna W.

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Drum set! Everyone wishes they can play the drums but do you have what it takes? I believe you do! In drum set lessons I will teach you the fundamentals and skills you need to play by yourself at home, make a drum cover video for YouTube, or play in a band.

About Suzanna

Hi there! I've been a percussionist for 13 year. In that time I've been a Texas middle school and high school percussion director, performed with premier college ensembles, played drum set, cajon, and djembe with multiple contemporary worship groups as well as concert percussion for multiple orches

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Cassandra S.
My daughter says she's amazing and can't wait for the next lesson.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in West Hartford, CT

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in West 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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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Michael is a great instructor. I'm an adult learner with no drum experience and my first lesson with Michael was spent getting to know my goals, making sure my set up worked, and then starting me off with the basics and slowly building, Michael was very encouraging and positive throughout and the lesson flew by. Looking forward to working with Michael and becoming a proficient drummer!"
Janelle
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"John has been awesome. My 8 year old son is very excited with his drum classes. John sets a very inviting tone and great environment to learn. Would highly recommend."
Santiago
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"My son really enjoyed his first lesson!!!"
Chris
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"After previously taking lessons from a different teacher who unfortunately moved away , I began taking lessons from Mike when I was about twelve years old. Mike is a very generous and caring teacher, and quickly saw that I had room for improvement. Within the first month, I learned more than I had ever before, from sight reading music, basic rudiments, timing skills, and how important drums really are as an instrument. His great teaching skills and support eventually led me to become accepted in The Academy of the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School. I learn something new from him each lesson and improve on numerous skills that interest me such as Latin, Jazz, Funk, and Pop music. From my first days taking lessons with him to now, I have grown tremendously as a musician. If anyone needs a skilled and trusted drum teacher, Mike is your best option. Over the past several years taking lessons with Mike, I now view him not only as a teacher and instructor, but as a friend too."
Larson
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Wonderful with a young beginning drummer! Patient, friendly, fun and great with answering questions."
Logan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Theresa is very accommodating with Preston and makes the drum lesson fun. He enjoys it very much!"
Preston
Took Drum lessons from Theresa D.
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"Murray has just been excellent, his ability to encourage and still push me to express myself gave me a lot of confidence on the drums. That was exactly what I needed."
Henry
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Really amazing teacher."
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Murray's lessons has our son excited about learning his instrument! Murray transfers learning lessons into play and fun. We look forward to more sessions with Murray!"
Kyechia
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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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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