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James D.

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Brighton, MA
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Performance (Jazz Drum Set) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2007
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James D.

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1.How to Practice: Make your practice precise, efficient, and un-intimidating by showing up to the drums with a premeditated plan (we'll collaborate on this)
2. Fundamentals: Basic technique like how to hold the sticks and pulling a good sound out of your drums and cymbals
3. Reading: Learn how to translate music from a page to your drums
4. Transcribing: Take your favorite music, learn to play it, and notate it to better understand whats happening
5. MISC: Tuning your drums, adjusting your set up, posture, basic music theory, music history

About James

Hi! I’m James, a drummer, composer and teacher based in Boston, MA. I gave my first drum lesson when I was 13 years old, and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Drum Set Performance. I began playing the drums when I was 10 years old, and was fortunat

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We highly recommend James as a drum instructor. He works extremely well with our daughter. She looks forward to her lessons every week. She has improved immensely under his instruction. He is always professional, upbeat, positive, and encouraging!
I've played with James in various bands for years and he is always incredibly dedicated. His play in multiple styles is super tight and expressive, and he takes a joy in playing that I'm sure will catch on in any of his students.
James is an amazing drum teacher! It is clear that he is very experienced and knowledgeable. He is kind and patient and has a great method for practicing that has helped me to improve not only in lessons but on my own. I definitely would recommend him!!

Aaron M.

3 Reviews
Franklin, MA
Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 2002
  • BA of Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded BEST Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Aaron M.

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"Experienced drum teacher of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of rudiments and reading. I specialize in rock, funk, jazz, and world music. I use an assortment of books, mostly hand outs, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more. Let's grab some sticks and rock and roll!"

About Aaron

Berklee College of Music graduate, Aaron M., has been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. "I love watching young musicians grow into seasoned players and have had tremendous success with all my students. I believe that learning songs and playing music is a critical element in the l

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Mathew M.
We see the progression each week and couldn't be happier with Aaron's demeanor and overall way he handles my husband's lesson structure.
Only had 1 lesson so far. My daughter seemed to enjoy her lesson. He seems very nice.
Sheryl V.
My boys, ages 7 & 5, started piano lessons with Aaron a year ago. He has taught them technique & theory all while using songs they boys love. There are days that the boys are not the most cooperative. Aaron is amazingly patient and persistent in getting the boys to do their lessons. I really appreciate and have learned from this patience when it comes to the nightly practicing. I am pleased that the boys have been working with a male teacher and I think it really helps them relate to the music and the lessons. If you are looking for a patient yet knowledgeable piano teacher, I would definitely recommend Aaron.

Dor H.

9 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Diploma in music performance from Rimon School of jazz and contemporary music (Israel)
  • Teaching since 2007
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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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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.
Dor is an excellent drum instructor - knowledgable and passionate about music, and patient too.
Alberta C.
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.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Brookline, MA

Jason D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Rock n Roll drumming / Afro Cuban Percussion from Drummers Collective NYC
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Jason D.

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Hey folks, Ive been slamming my drums for about 20 years, I have a fun exciting approach to teaching. Sometimes it can be boring to get bogged down with rudiments and classic drum lesson material, Im not that kind of teacher. I have a back round in psychology as well as music, and I understand the importance making any subject exciting to the audience. So heres my approach laid out below in a few easy steps.

1. Ask you what music you love, and what are some songs you want to learn how to play.
2. While helping you to rock out to your favorite songs, like a pro, I will be assessing certain chops you need to work on.
3. Slowly work in some basic drum rudiment work, to help you play the songs you love even better, and add in some of your own flare.
4. Eventually have you perform one of your songs live in front of friends and family, if you feel up to it.
5. Continue to build your skills in an organic, fun, engaging , performance goal focused teaching method that I truly believe in.

About Jason

Hey folks, Ive been slamming my drums for about 20 years, I have a fun exciting approach to teaching. Sometimes it can be boring to get bogged down with rudiments and classic drum lesson material, Im not that kind of teacher. I have a back round in psychology as well as music, and I understand the

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Johnny R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $95
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Awarded WFD World's Fastest Drummer Extreme Sport Drumming from Extreme Sport Drumming
  • Performance and Music Education from Berklee College of Music
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Johnny R.

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Now accepting select drum students ages 10+ for live, one on one online lessons.

There's nothing more fulfilling than learning to play, and by studying with me, you'll get an incredible knowledge of the basics and advanced techniques of becoming a great drummer.

Whether your goal is to join your first band, lay down electronic beats for EDM, get better in your current band or church ministry, my goal is to help you excel quicker and better than you ever could by doing it alone.

I am a pretty serious drummer and accept students who are serious about their craft. You don't have to be incredible - but you do have to want to improve and have the dedication to study, practice, and perform. Oh, and we have a TON OF FUN along the way!

So, if this fits your idea of a teacher, please set up a no-risk intro pack of lessons. If you're not satisfied, or I'm not your cup of tea, TakeLessons offers a refund for your remaining lessons.


About Johnny

Welcome! My name is Johnny and I appreciate you taking the time learn more about me and what I can offer you as your teacher. I am a devoted musician, educator and inventor. I'm also the drummer for platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul. I am an active live and in studio drummer touring and

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Rene T.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Associates in Education from Miami Dade Wolfson College
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Rene T.

33 Reviews
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percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choi

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Joseph R.
Helped me understand fundamentals and things I were doing incorrectly
Brandon &.
As far as I know, Brandon and the kids enjoyed their first class this morning. Thank you!
Carol PA
great instructor. he is patient and works well with special needs teens by finding different ways to get a point across. my daughter really liked it and she is actually doing the vocal exercises.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Brookline, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Brookline is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Great experience

Steven is a great teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. He has a good techniques in Drum and also encourage me to keep learning it. Overall, I like this class and I will continue learning from him"
- Chenxi
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
"We love Cassie! My son, who struggles to focus, loves his time with her...from learning rudiments to playing the music that HE loves. She’s a fantastic drummer AND teacher!"
- Erin
Took Drum lessons from Cassie B.
"the best one of my faret"
- Leslie
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
"I have taken lessons with Mike for over 7 years, and getting into drumming has been the best thing that has happened in my life. Mike is an excellent teacher, who truly loves to teach. You feel his joy, he is never condescending, and he is never more than a couple steps away from making a silly joke.
Drums have given me a hobby to keep improving as I get older. It has given me a passion for music, both performing, and listening. It has also allowed me to have experiences I never would been able to have without learning the drums, such as playing in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, winning 1st place with my high school drumline, and making lifelong friends as part of my high school's music program.
I highly encourage to take lessons with Mike. He is the best."
- Derek
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"No experience, no problem. Colin knows how to play.

I had never played drums before my first lesson but I had a singing background which gave me a good rythm. Colin was able to assess my coordination and abilities within that first lesson and understand how hard to push me. Colin is very good at the drums but knows what it takes to get there. Despite his elite skills he is able to relate well to the beginner, understand the different issues they are having, and provide a solution. I've been taking lessons at Colin's house where he has a couple of drum sets in the basement. The equipment he has is very good. It can be a little cold in the basement during a minnesota winter but when you're drumming it's not a big deal. I would say that his basement is an average place to play, but he's got good equipment which is most important. While teaching he doesn't follow a lesson book. He provides a good progression of excersises that allow you to gradually learn while using the entire drum set. Colin is a great teacher who is always willing to answer your questions and provides very fun lessons."
- Michael
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
"I've been taking lessons for a year and I really enjoy Jimmy's approach. Jimmy takes the time to explain the proper technique for everything, including the different ways to hold the sticks.

He is always available to answer questions which really helps between lessons."
- Sean
Took Drum lessons from James R.
"Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian."
- Greg
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
"Minister Piper is a wonderful teacher, my 9 years old has progressed rapidly under his tutelage. He truly enjoys his time spent with Minister Piper."
- Toya
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
"Jordan was a very excellent teacher. He was very well spoken and very patient. Jordan brought humor into his teachings and it was well appreciated. I look forward to the next lesson."
- Caleb
Took Drum lessons from Jordan R.
"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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