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Alexander S.

Holliston, MA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexander S.

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Berklee College of Music Graduate 2014! 🎓🎵
I’m extremely passionate about sharing the gift of music!
I have been teaching music to all age ranges and backgrounds since 2010 with plenty of experience teaching Drum Set, Percussion, Beginner Guitar, Beginner Bass, and Beginner Piano!
No previous experience necessary! Children and Adults welcome!
All of my previous and current students are 100% satisfied!
My focus is to share the joy of music while truly keeping the best interest of the student in mind. Lesson Plans are catered to each student based on their individual needs to make sure we are learning, growing, and above all else having fun while doing so. I make sure lessons are balanced with core concepts, theory understanding, and overall play-ability. Whether you have no previous experience at all or want to take your current skills to the next level I can get you where you want to be and playing your favorite songs in no time!
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About Alexander

Berklee College of Music Graduate 2014! 🎓🎵 I’m extremely passionate about sharing the gift of music! I have been teaching music to all age ranges and backgrounds since 2010 with plenty of experience teaching Drum Set, Percussion, Beginner Guitar, Beginner Bass, and Beginner Piano! No previous exper

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Karen D.

28 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Medford, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Drum Performance as well as Electronic Production & Design from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2005
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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.

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Farrokh S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Hindi
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Farrokh S.

15 Reviews
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Over 10 years playing drums and percussion
5 years of teaching experience

About Farrokh

I have been playing guitar, piano, bass, ukulele and drums for 11 years now (teaching for 7 years - Acoustic & Electric). As a child I started playing pop music, then I became obsessed with classic rock music (Guns & Roses, Iron Maiden, ACDC, etc). Soon after I started playing a lot of Modern Rock

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Robert F.
He's a good guy.
I'm not young, and I'm hard to teach music theory to, but he was patient, and is helping me figure a way into learning important stuff that I find kinda dry and not fun to practice. (I'm a good player, but music theory is very challenging to me.)
Delilah F.
My daughter enjoyed the first lesson very much! Looking forward to more!
Jessica F.
Great first lesson! He was prompt, experienced and patient. Also flexible with scheduling and how to proceed with the lesson plans. Looking forward to learning more!

Corey C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1973
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Corey C.

11 Reviews
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Beginning Drum lessons in my home

About Corey

Hello Students! My name is Corey and I'm looking forward to teaching you, whether you're a beginner or advanced. I specialize in beginners and always enjoy helping students get to the next level. Many of my students have gone onto success as professional guitarists. (Panic at the Disco, The Highe

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Michael
Corey is amazing! Highly recommended!
Dana
To play off what Chaz said, I'm a recovering trumpet player who initially tried my hand at the guitar about 5 years ago. Corey quickly figured out that my talent and background were better suited to the bass. There's been no turning back. Corey's a great teacher! He's always patient, he makes you work, and you enjoy the process. I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could!!
Ben
Corey is great. Always positive and happy. Great laughs. His system for teaching has gotten me from clumsy beginner to where I have the confidence to play with others and in front of an audience. He teaches relevant information that helps you know how to PLAY.
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Musical Studies & Physics from Oberlin College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
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Having performed jazz, funk, rock, pop, and blues, among other genres, I use the fluidity between these inform each of my lessons. Whether a student is a beginner looking to play their favorite song on the radio, an intermediate looking for some rhythm theory to give them more options in their playing, or an advanced player looking for improvisatory techniques, I tailor each session to the desires of each student and their learning style.

About Daniel

I'm a gigging musician and teacher who graduated from Oberlin College in May 2015 with a degree in Musical Studies. I pride myself on patience and empathy no matter what I teach, whether it be feeling the pulse of a complicated drum groove or polishing up a piano piece for the first time. For musi

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Iskander B.
It was a great first online lesson for my kid.
Elizabeth
Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.
Sarana J.
Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Boston is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Yulia is clear, patient and so understanding of the learning process. I am looking forward to working with her!"
Masha
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"Not only does he teach, but he’s also in high-demand for professional music gigs all over the country! Murray is very patient and has a tremendous passion to teach at ALL LEVELS!! Take me for example, I’m not a beginner, but I needed to sharpen my skills and kick a number of bad habits -Murray is perfect for that!"
Shanelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Keith has been teaching my 8 year old son drums for about a year. We have had such a good experience with him! My son has learned:
* how to read music
* the general concepts of time measures
* the importance of practice
This has all be done with a great sense of humor and a genuine love for drumming. I would highly recommend him!"
Alex DESILVA
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Amazing teacher and drummer with a robust knowledge of any genre, able to explain complex concepts in an easy to understand way. Not to mention an insanely friendly dude! Highly recommended"
Erik
Took Drum lessons from James D.
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"I've been playing music in bands for 22 years. I've played with a lot of amazing drummers, but THIS guy is the best rock drummer I have EVER played with!! If you want to learn how to play the drums, Joel is your guy.

Beyond his years of experience and musical talent, Joel is also a very compassionate and patient teacher. He is truly interested in seeing his students succeed! I highly recommend this teacher to anyone who wants to improve their skill on the drums, whether beginner or advanced."
Shane
Took Drum lessons from Joel D.
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"My son recently decided to play the drums and started lessons with Kevin. He does the online format which works great for him He looks forward to his lesson and enjoys it immensely. So far Kevin seems to be a great teacher who is quite knowledgeable in his craft and patient enough to teach it, especially to a wiggly, middle-school boy."
Leah
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"My five year old son had his first drum lesson and loved Andrew. He makes learning about music fun and is great with him. We are looking forward to many more lessons."
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew M.
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"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."
Ronald
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Mark Review

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"
Adam
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"Perry is awesome and a great teacher. He gives me specific instruction for my style of learning. I had no drumming experience but LOVE the drums. He taught me the fundamentals and built on them. He is encouraging and inspiring. His knowledge and experience are incredible and he is just an all around great, nice and professional guy. I would recommend him for lessons for all - any age or level."
Connie
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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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 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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