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Mattia C.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Drum School from Drum School Studio
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mattia C.

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Ciao guys, Mattia here.

Have you ever wanted to play drums but you don’t know how to start? Or have you played for a while and feel stuck, like you’re losing time or missing a piece?

I felt the same when I first started, but private lessons helped me achieve my goals and become the person I am today: A Professional Musician.
If I did it, so can you.

I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals through a personalized path which includes technique + reading; groove like pop, rock, jazz; fills + solos; and anything else you wanna work on.

Are you ready to improve your skills?

About Mattia

Mattia has been playing the drums for more than 15 years. He is an exciting player and teacher with a big love for music. He has performed a range of musical styles with many bands and artists in Italy and UK and has been part of the entertainment on board the Costa Cruise ships. Mattia is a patient

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Rina
Just had my first lesson with Mattia and he gave me a lot of valuable tips right away. Exercises to practice on my free time every day which I think will provide a solid base for my practice in the future. Looking forward to seeing how far I can go!
Aaron
Mattia is an extremely patient and cheerful teacher, an excellent instructor for a first time student. My child had no previous musical experience, and Mattia worked with him to learn the basics, even when he forgot his drum pad at his other parent's home. Mattia was flexible with the instruction time, and you can tell that he simply enjoys the subject and sharing his knowledge with others. Happily recommend!
David
I had a great first lesson with Mattia and he's an excellent teacher. I'm looking forward to learning more!
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Willis E.

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

6 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rich M.

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I have over thirty years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. My youngest student is seven and my oldest student is seventy six. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have years of experience playing with jazz, rock, funk and country groups as well as playing shows for touring acts. My versatility allows me to teach many styles. Whether it's teaching a beginning student how to play rock, helping a teenage student prepare for marching band or jazz band or showing a retiree how to play to their favorite song, I always enjoy help my students learn and improve.

About Rich

I am originally from a city just outside Boston, Massachusetts called Quincy. I was lucky to have studied with some of the finest teachers around Boston including the many great teachers at Berklee College of Music. While in Boston and studying at Berklee, I was an instructor for the Boston Crusader

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Jim
Rich is an excellent teacher! He is an excellent performer who is accomplished in many different styles of music! I have watched him perform with many various groups playing different styles of music at different venues. He has an excellent ability to transcribe what he hears and write it down in musical notation. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Barry
Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson.
Tom
Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable.
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Granville M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Dan A.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Kent State University
  • Teaching since 1974
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Dan A.

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On snare drum, you will learn rhythm and rudiments and have fun playing duets!

About Dan

Teaching someone to learn a musical instrument is my passion! I love watching a person learn and being a part of the process.I am a retired band director with thirty-two years of experience. Many of my former students have gone on to great careers, including a band director in Texas, district manage

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Sally
I highly recommend Dan Arnold as a music 🎶 instructor with 35 years of experience . Teaches in-depth skills ,theory and techniques. Very supportive of his students and encouraging. Understands all band instruments and how they work. Also teaches Piano.
Case W.
Dan was wonderful with my son. Very nice experience. Thank you.
Elly
Mr. A. has a talent for teaching that makes it a privilege to be one of his students. Our son has been thoroughly enjoying the time under his tutelage, and continues to do so via video while in-house is not an option. The trumpet lessons have included trumpet technique, musical notation and reading, ear training, trumpet hygiene, and instrument care.
Mr. A. is a respectful, punctual, and precise teacher who inspires students to reach their potential.
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Tom D.

1 Review
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Starting at $50
  • Music Performace from Nassau Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tom D.

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I have been playing drums for 22 years now. I specialize in many styles and have played on numerous recordings. My students learn how to play beats, fills, and play to a click. I teach them everything they need to know when it comes to drums and make sure they get to where they want to be.

About Tom

My name is Tom and I am a working musician. I have been playing drums/guitar since i was 10 years old. I have played many gigs and have done many recordings. I was accepted to berklee college of music when i was 21 and I have worked with many professional musicians that have played on broadway and m

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Julian S.
Very nice and knowledgeable and patient. Kid loves to learn from Tom!

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"Great drum teacher. I studied with Richard about a year. I had played before, but Richard helped me build a better drumming foundation and guided me to me play better.
I now am able to play in a cover band and use some of the concepts and techniques that I learned from my lessons with him.
I highly recommend Richard for drum lessons."
George D.
Took Drum lessons from Richard T B.
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"Jason is a really good instructor, he’s a awesome drummer and knows how improve your skills, by finding out what you want to get better at, and making sure you know the fundamentals. And then giving you excercises to do til the next lesson. Would definitely recommend him."
Preston
Took Drum lessons from Jason D.
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"Evan is an awesome drum teacher. I've been working with him for the last six months, and he is consistent, helpful, fun, and informational. I really enjoy the way he helps unblock me by breaking something down so I can focus on the parts, and move along more effectively in my progress. I also really enjoy the virtual lessons with him - it makes it really convenient for me."
Brian
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Matthew is a fantastic instructor and he has a lot of patients. I am a new drummer and he thought me and my two boys on how to drum and now after about a year we can actually enjoy drumming and we are having a blast. My older has special needs and I am so impressed that he will actually come and play the drums on his own now which would have never happened without Matthews teaching. My younger boy is doing so well too. We will continue to take lesson even with our busy schedules since we really enjoy our lessons with Matthew. Thank you Matthew."
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Took Drum lessons from Matthew H.
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"Mattia is more than a drum teacher, he was very flexible when dealing with a teenager. he encourages the kids greatly and doesn't overstuff them with homework."
Alejandra Gonzalez
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"WILMA is very good working with Keion. He is very hyperactive however she is very patient with him and after one session he has learned a lot"
Keion
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.
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"He literally is the best teacher. Thorough, kind, organized and makes huge progress happen in such a a short time."
Shana
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"Marc is extremely patient and passionate about his teaching. Not only does he emphasize the basic techniques for a beginner like me to master, but also make it fun for me. He also tries to motivate me with music theory and history which definitely help me understand the music better and inspire me to master the basics. Marc has an amazingly amount of knowledge in everything else as well, such as physics etc. that shows up in his teaching from time to time, which makes the learning experience much richer!"
Rae
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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"My 9 yr old son has been studying drums with Jesse for about 3 years now. He recently also started piano and ukulele. Jesse is a wonderful teacher. He knows his stuff, is patient but strict and gentle but firm. He even hosts recitals for his students a couple of times a year. We feel very fortunate to have signed up with Jesse. If you are interested in learning an instrument you will be glad to have Jesse as your instructor."
Oscar Baranchuk
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"I've been taking lessons from Bobby for 6 months. I already play piano.... but drums are very different from piano. I like his teaching technique and his patience. He's very understanding, his lessons have lots of variety and are fun. He takes the time to get to know his students, so he understands what each student wants to achieve from their lessons. I'm learning a lot from him...two thumbs UP."
Joan
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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