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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Medford, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drum Performance as well as Electronic Production & Design from Berklee College of Music
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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.

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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Dor H.

10 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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Christian R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
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  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christian R.

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I started studying the Drums when I was a teenager. I wanted to learn in order to improve my rhythm and timing on the guitar but I fell in love with the drums and continued private lessons and studied on my own so that I could create and record my own material. I started teaching in 2009 and have worked with over 100 students. Some of my favorite drummers are Chad Smith from RHCP's, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Taylor from Queen, and many many more.
There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, Railroad media, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac.
I use Pearl drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Roland electronic set, Sabian pad, LP cow bell and bongos, Vick Firth sticks, Tama Iron cobra double bass pedal, Evens and Remo heads.
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About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from tak

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Ozzy S.
My son really enjoyed his time with Christian. He was really blown away by his knowledge. Thanks christian
Lori L.
Christian is super cool, relaxed and patient. He cares about you learning to be able to understand music as well as your instrument. He wants you to have fun and learn to play the music you want to play!!!
Tim R.
Christian is an excellent teacher. He listens to what I'm interested in and makes the lessons enjoyable. I would highly recommend.
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Quentin S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Quentin S.

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I started learning the drums to understand how to play bass with a drummer better! It really stuck, and the drums are likely my favorite instrument of all. I can teach basic hand independence, proper playing technique, reading sheet music, and drum beats.

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 9 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Mags
Quentin is a great teacher! He works with all schedules and manners of learning.
Bill
Quentin has given me a lot of insight into voice leading jazz chords on the piano, and making my overall playing style flow. I highly recommend him!
Graysòn
Super helpful with lessons and learning instruments. Great person. Weird hair. 11/10
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Jeremiah D.

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Starting at $48
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jeremiah D.

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Hi, I'm Jeremiah! I've been playing drums/percussion since I was 11 years old. I'm 23 now with a BM in Percussion Performance and I love playing all types of music! Currently I:
• gig with local artists that come from a range of genres: from jazz to pop to rock to folk
• also have experience playing percussion in symphony orchestras/concert bands
• have also held the drum/percussion seat for 14 different musicals
If any or all of those areas are of interest to you, I'd love to see if we'd make a good match! Lessons would be catered to the goals of each student. I'm super excited to share what I've learned (and am still learning) with beginning/intermediate students that love the thrill and challenge that comes from performing live music, no matter what form that takes.

About Jeremiah

Hi! I'm a freelance drummer/percussionist based in Chicagoland. In the spring of 2019, I graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance. These days, I'm very happy to have the opportunity to play drums with various artists that span a multitude of genres: D

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"Casey is easily a five-star instructor. My kind of guy! My eight (8) year old Caleb is excited and has not stopped practicing since we got home. Thanks Casey!"
Caleb
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"GREAT INSTRUCTOR!! I am 48yo and was apprehensive about trying to learn something new at my age. I've had three lessons thu far and have been enjoying this to the fullest. Rufus keeps the lessons fun and interestng by adding different assignments for me to work on throughout my week. The key is to practice; which, I have embraced and I actually like. I bought a drum set after my 2nd lesson. Rufus came to my house to help me set everything up and tune my drums. He blessed my drums by playing for a few minutes while I stood back and grinned like a 10yo. I jumped on next hoping my drums would sound the same as when he played (they didn't). But that's okay, they will someday. I will be a student with him for a while!!"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Can't wait to start up again!"
Mitch
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"Brent is an extremely talented musician and teacher as well as a kind and thoughtful person. My 14-year-old son has been taking drum lessons with Brent since 2016 and his progress has been phenomenal. Over the years Brent has been a respectful and supportive mentor, and has contributed to my son’s love for playing a musical instrument and honing his skill.

Brent has the ability to incorporate his musical training and knowledge in an easy-going yet structured manner, which has been very relatable to my son. Always mindful, Brent would express interest in what my son enjoys listening to, and/or would like to play on the drums, and integrate that with exposure to other genres, necessary musical theory, musicianship and technical skills. He would also provide valuable tidbits throughout the lesson and has pointed us to numerous helpful resources to aid in my son’s skill advancement. My son enjoys every lesson and actually practices without check-ins from Mom - no small feat for a 14-year old boy! (We have had the opportunity to see Brent play live a few times, which has been tremendously inspirational to my son.)

Brent is a great communicator and a wonderful resource when we have technical questions. He also lets us know in advance when a lesson may need to be rescheduled.

We feel very fortunate to have Brent as a teacher, as not only is my son learning about music, there are life lessons incorporated as well.

Thank you Brent!"
Juanita
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"Excellent instruction"
Noah
Took Drum lessons from Jeffery B.
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"Best drumming instructor ever: funny, patient, knowledgeable, and great with kids! My 9-year-old looks forward to his lessons every week."
Audra
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating."
Shayla
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"Mark is a great teacher for advanced students. Even after years of learning from other teachers Mark was able to find a number of spots for improvement on my first lesson."
Evan Kravitz
Took Drum lessons from Mark S.
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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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"Great dedicated teacher

Can't say often enough how lucky we are to have Jesse found as the drums and guitar teacher of my two sons. You can tell that he lives for music and it's not just a job for him teaching students. He is determined but patient with the kids and really has educational skills. Furthermore he is absolute reliable and committed. The regular recitals combined with a pot luck at his place are really fun!"
Franziska
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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