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Dor H.

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Waltham, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded International scholarship from Berklee
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Dor H.

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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 connect to the drums and learn all about music.
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

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Ben C.
Great teacher, fun to be around, and very nice and accommodating.
Jeff
Dor has the perfect demeanor for an instructor. He's laid-back but attentive, reassuring even when providing constructive criticism, and able to convey his passion about music. All those characteristics combine to make lessons with Dor both fun and productive.
Dane
Dor is an excellent drum instructor - knowledgable and passionate about music, and patient too.
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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Medford, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
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Josh W.

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I have over 10 years experience teaching drums to all different ages. I received the “Outstanding Youth Advocate” award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. in 2014 for teaching at the Boys&Girls Club in Allston, MA. I perform a lot around the northeast U.S., spanning a diverse spectrum of styles.

If desired, I can teach out of several books - including Garwood Whaley - Musical Studies for Intermediate Snare Drummer, Charley Wilcoxon - The All-American Drummer: 150 Rudimental Solos, Charles Dowd - Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer, and Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 1.0+2.0

Or I can teach without any books as I have a wealth of knowledge in me!

I teach rudiments, hand+foot techniques, coordination exercises, grooves - stemming from rock to funk to jazz, bossa nova, samba, west african, and much more.

About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see ph

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Ethan
My son enjoyed the lesson and wanted to practice right away.
John
Josh is always easy to be around and is able to form any lesson around what I wanted to do, as well as teach me loads of new ideas if I hadn’t planned anything. He has greatly helped improve my own production and give me insight into what professional producers do to set themselves apart. He’s great to work with and always in an uplifting mood.
Chris
Josh is an awesome teacher. He is patient and supportive and always comes up with ways to connect me to the concept he’s teaching. I asked to learn drums “the right way” so we spend a ton of time on fundamental exercises that i suspect are boring for him but he never shows it. He is always upbeat and positive and I enjoy our lessons a lot. Could not recommend him more highly.

Andrew H.

4 Reviews
Charlestown, MA
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Best Los Angeles Based Drum Lessons from Lessons.com
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Andrew H.

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Hi, my name's Andy! I've been playing drums since I was 13 years old. I started out taking professional lessons until I gained enough confidence and foundation to go on to perform with various groups and in live settings. I have toured all over the country and played with very talented musicians from many different genres. At the age of 18 I began teaching drum lessons to others to share my knowledge. My students have gone on to form musical groups of their own and challenge themselves with live performances. Contact me if you are looking to learn beginner drum techniques, prepare for an audition, brush up your skills, learn your favorite songs, and play the best instrument in the world! I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! Let's have fun!

About Andrew

Hi, my name's Andy! I've been playing drums since I was 13 years old. I started out taking professional lessons until I gained enough confidence and foundation to go on to perform with various groups and in live settings. I have toured all over the country and played with very talented musicians fr

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Jonathan
i play guitar mainly, but andy teaches me drums on the side. awesome dude. would recommend.
Philip
Andrew didn't teach me through Reverb, but I made an account just to say how much I appreciate him. His lessons were fun, and worth every penny. I would recommend him to anyone, any age. He taught me drums for 2 years, and it was a blast. He is the most patient, down to earth and funny guy, and his teaching style was so easy to learn from. He is definitely one of a kind!!!
Zenon
One of the greatest drum teachers out there, I highly recommend this, to newcomers, and old timers too!
Great price, offers, and the greatest teacher in Cali!
Tell Andrew that you know Zenon, and he will hug you for free.

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Zechariah T.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Finalist from International Blues Challenge 2016
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Zechariah T.

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ANY level drum lessons from a seasoned veteran with 15+ years experience. ANY style! Let's get you where you need to be!

About Zechariah

Hi there!, My name is Zech Tillotson & I'm a 35 year old Professional Musician. I've been playing out and teaching music since 2004, though I began learning instruments as early as 2000. I currently lead a few bands as a singer, guitar player, and drummer and occasionally get to play bass.

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Aaron C.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
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Aaron C.

37 Reviews
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We will develop solid time, technique, reading, and rudiments. To foster musicality we will focus on critical listening . We will focus on effective practicing to maximize our efforts. We will learn to apply rudiments and stickings around the drums for interesting and dynamic fills. We will play together to focus on listening and ensemble skills. We also have the ability to record our lessons for later review.

About Aaron

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus.

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Lillian
Aaron is phenomenal! My daughters look forward to his lessons, and both gave him 5 stars, which I agree with! His classes are always fun, educative, and age-appropriate. He knows how to break things down simply without overwhelming them. Thank you, Aaron.
Amy W.
I learned so much in my first lesson! Aaron was great!! Thank you!!
Linda L.
Great job Aaron

Mark G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Boston 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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$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Michael is an incredible teacher, he has inspired my daughter to learn how to read music and is excited to practice. Most importantly my daughter looks forward to her weekly lesson and enjoys here time with Michael."
Mike
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"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."
Traci
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Great guy and awesome teacher! He will help you in whatever you want to accomplish and give you ideas if you aren't sure what you're looking for. Glenn will modify his teaching strategies to whatever makes you most comfortable and facilitates your learning style. He teaches the basics down to the intricacies of general percussion and will keep you motivated by sharing his adventures and projects with you! Very knowledgeable!"
Anne M
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"It’s been a joy working with Mike the last few years. Our son is progressing wonderfully and is excited about playing drums. He’s only nine years old and has learned so much from Michael. We would recommend him highly."
Cj
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Our daughter has been taking lessons with Craig for a little over a year. We’ve heard a great deal of progress from her since she started. My daughter's feedback: Craig takes the time to correct small details and write out the counts. He won’t rush through lessons and keeps things fun. He adapts to the students interests. e.g. took the time to create specific lessons for cowbell and drum brushes. Overall we couldn’t be happier with Craig and we highly recommend him."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"Tom is a great instructor! Cam is learning so much and making great progress on the drums!"
Cameron
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Dor is an excellent drum instructor. He taught our 9-year old in home for 6 months and was terrific. Our son really advanced his speed techniques under Dor's instruction. We only stopped due to our son's broken arm and we look forward to resuming lessons with Dor as soon as possible. He's great with kids, punctual, reliable and a pleasant guy."
Alberta
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"My son LOVED his first lesson!"
Charlie
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Mike has designed a curriculum that is engaging, challenging, and fun. His curriculum and teaching style are also highly adaptable, whether you want to learn "by the book" and learn strict technique and theory, or if you want to purely have fun and learn a few songs. Either way, his lessons are fun, and your drumming will definitely improve with him as your guide."
James
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great teacher, fun to be around, and very nice and accommodating."
Ben
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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The Best Venues for Drummers in Boston

By Chris H. - Boston Drums Teacher

My name is Chris and I’m a freelance drummer and private teacher of drum lessons in Boston. I have been involved in the Boston music scene for about five years and I’m happy to say that live music in this city continues to get better every year! One of my favorite places to see groups is at the Middle East in Cambridge. This is a unique venue because there are three different rooms to see bands perform. All three rooms have live acts seven days a week, so you can attend any night and expect to be amazed by at least one of the groups!

Another venue I really enjoy is Wallys’s Café in Boston, which offers varying types of music every night of the week. This is a very small and intimate club that I guarantee will get you dancing as soon

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as you enter the door. Monday kicks the week off with some Blues, while Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are influenced by R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop. Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for some of the best jazz you will ever encounter in the Boston area. Sundays turn into a jam session where you will see talented local musicians collaborating on all types of music. Whether you’re a pro or have just started taking drum lessons in Boston, you will surely appreciate the talent on display here!

While these are two of my favorite places to go see live music, Boston has no shortage of wonderful venues full of talented musicians. The Brighton Music Hall is another great venue that just opened in Allston, and the House of Blues in downtown Boston that opened last year is always a favorite for music lovers. If you are taking drum lessons in Boston you will certainly be inspired after watching the talented performers at these venues. Now all you have to do is find some time to get out there and experience some of these spectacular venues - I promise they won’t disappoint!

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