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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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Dor H.

10 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded International scholarship from Berklee
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Dor H.

10 Reviews
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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.

James D.

5 Reviews
Belmont, MA
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Kevin C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music the

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Shayne
Kevin is great! Super chill and great to work with. Can't wait for our next lesson.
Charles
friendly, good taste, knowledgeable. excited to learn!
Joseph
We are three lessons in so far with Kevin. He is working with my 15 year old on his electric guitar skills. So far, he has evaluated my son's skills, worked on bar chords, a couple of songs, and they changed the strings on the guitar. My son is enjoying the lessons and is very responsive to Kevin's teaching style. We are early in the lessons, but I am pleased with the overall progress.
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Brianna S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music - Liberal Arts Track from North Central College
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Brianna S.

28 Reviews
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Focus on rudiments, fundamentals, technique. Snare solos, and different set techniques.

About Brianna

Hi, I'm Bri! I'm a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Music (Emphasis in Composition and Percussion) and a minor in History. I absolutely love music, every single aspect of it. I love to make music a part of everybody's lives who want and need it. I want to help you with your musical ne

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Megan
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
Glory
Brianna was a great teacher for my child.
She was encouraging and positive. She
tailored lessons to fit the range, talent and
interest of the student.
I would recommend her strongly.
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Taylor N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Modern Snare Drum Competition, Division I, Third Place Prize Winner from Modern Snare Drum Competition
  • Bachelor of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Taylor N.

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Experienced teacher of 8 years, specializing in both drums and percussion. Comfortable with beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. All ages welcome. Lessons are catered to the needs/goals of each student. Based on a creative approach to curriculum building, and focused on easy application, you will build a strong foundation of technique, note reading, music theory, and more. Let’s get started!

About Taylor

Hi! My name is Taylor. I’m a New Jersey native and have taught in the area for the last 8 years. I studied drums & percussion at both the Ithaca College School of Music and The Cleveland Institute of Music. I’ve taught privately, as well as in the public school systems of Cleveland, New York Cit

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Chelsea, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Chelsea 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 $160 per hour.
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45 min
$55 average
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$67 average

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"Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"My son had just 3 Drum lessons with Matt and he was very encouraging while teaching him the Drum rudiments. Vikram made progress in leaps and bounds considering it was such a short time and we thank Matt for his easy going approach. He was always on time and great with communicating ahead of time if there were any changes. I wish him the very best."
Bharathy
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Tracy was great. Both my boys really enjoyed their lessons. She is well versed."
Cooper
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Athan is teaching my 10 year old son. So far we have only done one lesson but it was a great experience and we hope to do many more. He has a very easy to understand, clear way of instructing. He is also very upbeat, and seems to genuinely care about the progress of his students."
Kanai
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Garrett is a great instructor. My son enjoys every lesson, and comes home every week excited to practice what he learned."
Renee
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Not only is Murray a good player, but most importantly he is a true teacher, I have been around many good players in my 57 years and few are real teachers, Murray is both and a pleasure to be around..."
Bill
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Kevin is AWESOME! Our little boy, Elijah (8 years old) loves spending time with Kevin, always leaving motivated to practice and play more music. We have loved the way Kevin teaches a theory during each class and also focuses on playing current pop music...it really keeps our little boy's short attention span engaged! My wife and I definitely recommend Kevin!"
Austin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"I have been working with Brandon since late November 2019. I am new to drumming and having a drum teacher who is willing to come to your house to teach you on YOUR equipment. I find this to be not just convenient, but very helpful in that I find I can retain what Brandon is teaching me each lesson. Brandon is very friendly, capable and knowledgable. He has patience and never ever gets frustrated, in fact his positive reenforcement builds my confidence and keeps me engaged to continue to learn. As many folks new to drumming want to do, I wanted to 'just learn songs' and while Brandon would have done this he explained the foundational need to get the sticking, timing and coordination foundation so that we can get to my goals!

I recommend Brandon very highly. He is a nice person as well as great drum teacher. He will NOT disappoint!"
Jeff Z - Durham CT
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Michael has been a great teacher,always positive and encouraging."
William
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great drum teacher. I studied with Richard about a year. I had played before, but Richard helped me build a better drumming foundation and guided me to me play better.
I now am able to play in a cover band and use some of the concepts and techniques that I learned from my lessons with him.
I highly recommend Richard for drum lessons."
George D.
Took Drum lessons from Richard B.
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