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Alexander S.

Holliston, MA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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

James D.

5 Reviews
Belmont, MA
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Performance (Jazz Drum Set) from Berklee College of Music
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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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Miichelle
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!
Matt
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.
Alyssa
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!!
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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Medford, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Central Square

Ryan S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Jazz Performance, Drums from New England Conservatory
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Ryan S.

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Experienced musician with 13 years available of performance experience and 4 years of teaching experience. I am eager to teach 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 musical technique. I specialize in Jazz, Rock and Afro-Cuban music.

For literature I use the Podemski Snare Drum Method, Music Minus One, Vic Firth Snare Drum Method, and Wilcoxin.

About Ryan

Born in 1994, Ryan Sands is an up-and-coming artist hailing from Orange, CT. He’s had the pleasure of performing alongside incredible musicians such as Phil Markowitz, Dominique Eade, Christian Sands and George Garzone just to name a few. He’s played at various venues in the United States and aroun

Johnny R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Performance and Music Education from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Johnny R.

3 Reviews
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WHAT YOU'LL GET WORKING WITH ME

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.

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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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Rich S.
I have really enjoyed taking drum lessons with Johnny Rabb. He is not only a highly accomplished and talented musician, but a phenomenal teacher as well. As an older adult student who has studied with other teachers, I find Johnny's teaching style to be very engaging, creative and fun. His style allows him to challenge his students, but not overwhelm them as they progress with their lessons. I highly recommend Johnny for any student who is looking to take their playing to the next level!
Rich
I have really enjoyed taking drum lessons with Johnny. He is an exceptional player and teacher who is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. As an older adult who has studied previously with other teachers, I find his style to be very creative, engaging and fun! Highly Recommend!
Kathleen
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Zechariah T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • History/English from University of Mississippi
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

Hey Hey! I'm from Mississippi with 15+ years experience in the music and food service industries. I'm a chef, singer/songwriter, amateur gardener, guitarist, bassist, and father of a particularly cool 11 year old. I love sharing my experience through teaching and can't wait to help you reac

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"Not only is Rom an amazing percussionist but he's equally skilled in his ability to teach as well."
Craig
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Easy to learn drums with him

Casey is an awesome drums instructor. Very easy going and professional. If you are looking into learning to play the drums in a fun way Casey is your guy. Great drummer!"
Marco
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"great teacher, my son came home so excited"
Jake
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Ronen is an excellent and fun teacher. I have learned more in 4 months than I did in a year of watching YouTube videos. He paces the lessons so I am challenged, but not overwhelmed. Even through Skype, he notices small details, such as how I am holding my sticks."
Nichole
Took Drum lessons from Ronen E.
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"Starting off really well even though Terry's main instrument is not drums he strikes me as being proficient in all of the instruments he teaches. A really nice guy."
William
Took Drum lessons from Terry P.
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"Evan has been an outstanding drum teacher for our son! His skill and enthusiasm for the instrument come through in his instruction. He sets a positive example, has excellent technical knowledge and theory, provides clear, easy to understand lessons, and allows our son to express his own interests and develop his own style of drumming. Our son is excited to see Evan each week, and looks forward to sharing his new skills with the family. Evan provides lessons at our house, is organized, and timely, as well as flexible with the his schedule to allow for changes in our family schedule from time to time."
Rachelle
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Dani has been by far the best drum teacher I've had! His enthusiasm really makes me wanna practice and get better. He genuinely cares about my growth and after taking lessons for about a year now, I feel much more confident to play with other musicians."
Toby
Took Drum lessons from Dani D.
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"Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!"
Lincoln
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"I worked with John for around 9 months so far, starting as a complete beginner. He has moved me through multiple genres of music and despite my limited schedule has me progressing much further along in lessons then I ever thought possible! He is great to work with, very accommodating to the students interest and very professional! He has helped me with technique and music theory as well, which has been really helpful. I would recommend him to anyone, young or old, interested in learning the drums!"
Mary
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Our son(11) is finally enthused, motivated, and excited to practice drumming. He is making consistent progress and takes initiative to practice on his own since we started lessons with Mike! Mike makes lessons fun and engaging by teaching the music our son loves and wants to learn. We were initially hesitant about online lessons, but Mike's sound and video quality are excellent and we have had no problems. We have had some scheduling conflicts (on our end) and Mike is flexible and communicative, and quick to respond. Five stars well earned!"
Quinn
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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