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Dor H.

Boston, MA

When you come for a lesson you should come prepared to work hard and have fun!
I will tailor the lessons to your capabilities and personal taste while giving you all the tools you need to progress and enjoy the instrument.
Through specific exercises and playing along with your favorite music, you will release yourself from any limitations. The sky is the limit.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student aiming at becoming a pro, I will help you get there.

About Dor

Always wanted to play the drums?

Whether you aim at becoming a pro or you just want to play along with some of your favorite tunes, I can help you get there. With years of teaching experience and degrees from Berklee college of music and New England Conservatory, I have all the tools to get you to the next level. How fast? That's up to you :)

In the lesson we go over technique , rhythm training and play along with songs in different styles. Through these steps you will learn all the tools you need to enjoy and appreciate the art of drumming and music in general.
The more advanced you
are the more we can get into improvisation, polyrhythms and other complex subjects so that you can challenge yourself.

I teach all styles, and levels, in my location or in your home.
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Adi O. January 16, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson with Dor went great. Dor was very accessible for questions and gave me all the info I needed. My son came back very happy from his lesson and is very excited about playing the drums. Dor walked him out to the car, which I greatly appreciated!! Great experience so far!!
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Dave November 16, 2015
Drum · In studio
I've been really enjoying my lessons with Dor. He makes each lesson fun and informative by not just going over rudiments but also getting me onto the drum kit to play songs I love. He has a great eye for detail and gives helpful constructive feedback. If you're serious about learning drums, Dor is definitely the right man for the job!
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Pedro October 7, 2015
Drum · In studio
Started 2 times a week classes with Dor a month ago and it has been a great experience so far! I never played drums before and he has a lot of patience.

Amazing teacher!
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Dor H.

Dor H.

Boston, MA 02215
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Aaron B.

Brighton, MA

About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 13+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching philosophy is simple: Get students playing music! It's much easier to understand the nuts and bolts of music when put into the context of the music you like.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to design a lesson plan for each individual student. The first lesson will begin with a basic assessment of skill
level. We will discuss goals for the lessons then get down to work!
Students will learn:
1 Technique. the proper physicality to increase dexterity and avoid injury.
2 Music theory and comprehension. Usually through learning songs and analyzing different concepts they incorporate
3 Ear-training/pitch recognition. Strengthening the ability to "pick up" new material more quickly and translate ones Ideas to the instrument.
4 Music appreciation/Musicality. Listening to new and different types of music focusing on the different elements that make up a great performer/performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio: piano, stereo system, no drum there! room to sit for parents
A1: drum kit, whole performance set up with recording studio, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
amplifiers, cd/mp3 player

*** Specialties ***
ear training, most musical styles (pop/rock, r&b, reggae, jazz , world)
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Kirk April 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been playing bass on and off for about 20 years. I went to Aaron for some help with technique and to better understand music theory for writing bass lines. After the first lesson, I'm very confident he can help me significantly improve my skill set.
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Matt April 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson - solid mix of higher level theory and the rudimentary skills I need.
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Grace K. March 16, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Aaron was a very patient teacher. He made the lesson exciting. He also tuned my guitar.
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Aaron B.

Aaron B.

Brighton, MA 02135
(8)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Peter M.

Medford, MA

Find the voice of any drum and make it sing. Students of every level benefit from rhythmic breath and speaking the words of the rhythms. Beginners will find the sounds of the drum, learn the language used to explain patterns, and quickly memorize rhythms by name. Everybody learns differently, we will write, speak, feel, or clown around until you fully grasp the rhythm. Intermediate and advanced students will benefit from a variety of techniques from around the world to employ to make even familiar patterns sound fresh.

About Peter

I am a student of various great drum teachers from many backgrounds. Experienced players enjoy jamming with me, but I have been told that I am especially gifted at helping beginners feel comfortable finding rhythms and sounds out of any instrument, including the human body. Rhythmic breathing is made simple and encouraged from the start. Tones and drum patterns can be explained verbally or written mathematically. Students remember the patterns forever, as well as gaining comfort in playing with other drummers or instruments. Odd time signatures or complicated songs can be tackled and easily le
arned. Use any drum or percussion instrument you have! Recordings are encouraged if you like!

Peter grew up in Chicago, raised to love soulful music. A graduate of Northwestern University's Performance Studies program with a focus on Theatre and Media Arts, Public Speaking, and Ethnology. Designing percussion for stage and dance lead to studies and teaching of North and West African, Middle Eastern drum, Caribbean/South American and Asian drum and percussion rhythms. First hand experience has been gained by living in Morocco and South Korea for nearly a year each, studying and documenting folk music.
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Wael April 20, 2016
Hand Drums · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher, great class
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Eli I. September 14, 2015
Hand Drums · In home
Verified Student
Great lesson!
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Peter M.

Medford, MA 02155
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sam N.

Somerville, MA

Graduate of Harvard College, and current student at the New England Conservatory, I have been studying music for almost two decades. I grew up performing in youth orchestras as a violinist, and have since become proficient at the drums, guitar, and piano. I started playing at 10 years old, and have since performed in numerous orchestras/jazz groups as a percussionist. My style builds off the work of John French, Mitch Mitchell and Steve Gadd, combining elements of traditional jazz drumming with more contemporary forms of rock and punk music. I have a strong background in music theory, and I am eager to provide others with a basic framework through which they can develop and hone the skills demanded for a variety of musical languages, and more importantly to become self-reliant students of music.

About Sam

Recent graduate of Harvard College. I grew up in London, England performing in youth orchestras as a violinist, and have since become proficient at the guitar and drums as well. Over the past five years I have primarily focused on playing classical piano and am currently studying composition at the New England Conservatory, with the hope of enrolling in a masters program in music composition. I have a firm background in ear-training, solfege, species counterpoint, and sight-reading. I am eager to provide others with a basic framework through which they can develop and hone the skills demanded
for a variety of musical languages, and more importantly to become self-reliant students of music.
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Dennis May 27, 2016
Guitar · In home
Sam's a pretty special teacher. He has a great intuition for the guitar and is good at describing his process. Been improving steadily at soloing since I started getting lesson from him.
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Christian May 25, 2016
Drum · In studio
Sam is great! He's so nice and knows a ton about music. He helped me get better at the songs I wanted to play and gave me some exercises to help my technique.
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Sam N.

Sam N.

Somerville, MA 02143
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Luca M.

Arlington, MA

Jazz, latin, funk, rock music.
Hands and feet technique, 4 way coordination, reading, repertoire, stretching exercises, brushes and mallets, odd meters, phrasing, improvisation

About Luca

*GUITAR (electric and acoustic; rock, jazz and latin intro)
*DRUM SET (electric and acoustic; rock, jazz and latin music)
*SONGWRITING AND LYRIC WRITING (Berklee method)
*PRODUCTION (Logic pro x and Garageband)

I'm a very fun and easy going person, and I'm good with children. All levels, ages and music styles welcomed.

I teach in Arlington and I give in home lessons to surrounding towns.

Resume Highlights:
*My band (I play drums)
*Double degree in Music Education and Songwriting from Berklee College of Music (magna cum laude)
*Awarded teacher of the year (2014) from Berklee Coll
ege of Music
*Taught guitar and drum set lessons for 14 years
*15 years live experience and recording experience with original bands
*I am producing music with a company called BProductions, a team of Berklee grads
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Leonardo July 3, 2016
Drum · In home
Very prepared and excellent prices
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Patrick July 3, 2016
Luca's a great musician with a great ear and creativity galore!
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Mara July 2, 2016
Guitar · In home
Luca is the best guitar teacher! I had been playing for 5 years before I studied with him, and I’ve been with him for 3 years now. He taught me indie rock, improvisation, and reading. Luca helped me to expand my playing and gave me a creative method to develop my ideas, while resolving my technical issues.

Because of him, I wrote much faster with my band, and they all said I got better. Lessons are easy and understandable; he always gives me handouts since he knows that I’m a very visual person.

He has a great talent for songwriting, and being also a great drummer he can approach music from all sorts of angles! Highly recommended!
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Luca M.

Luca M.

Arlington, MA 02474
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starting at
$40 / 30-min

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