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Dor H.

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Allston, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • 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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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
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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
  • Drum Performance as well as Electronic Production & Design from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
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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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Matthew H.

128 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
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Matthew H.

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Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

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Kari W.
My first lesson was excellent!! Matthew is very knowledgeable and personable and I’m so happy I found your company!!
Timothy Quimbo
Matthew is an excellent singing instructor! He is very skilled and committed to helping his students become the best musician they can be.
Hiram A.
Good teacher, lots of patience & knowledge. Thanks
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Steven B.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Associates for Music Major from College of Dupage
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Steven B.

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Private drum lessons available for beginning to advanced drum students. The curriculum includes learning to read music through a method book and applying that knowledge to real songs in chart form. Rudiments, drum grooves, sticking, drum fills, keeping tempo, and songs will be touched upon in lessons. Advanced studies include learning more advanced concepts on the drum set. Travel available for in home lessons up to 15 miles pending location, scheduling, and availability. 4 weeks or more notice is required for discontinuation of lessons.

About Steven

*2020 Update* Only remote online lessons are currently offered due to the COVID-19 situation. I have been studying and performing music for 25+ years. After majoring in music at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, I went to step up my level of study at the Percussion Institute of Technology (P.

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Nancy
My son has a great student–teacher relationship. It takes the right teacher to help enjoy learning while challenging him to improve with each lesson and not to short any song. Steve's online sound experience has really impressed us.
Dale Smith
I played an organ years ago ( I am 70 years old) and lost a lot of skills. I now have a digital piano, but I was not satisfied with my progress.

So I signed up for lessons with Steve. I took piano lessons from Steve for about 18 months. I moved about an hour away, so it was not practical to continue with him.

The lessons from Steve were exactly what I was looking for. He figured out my skill level and set up a plan for me. He stressed the fundamentals while teaching a song at the same time. Being able to play a song, even a simple one, was a great reward. Then we progressed to develop more skills and more interesting songs.

Steve is patient, attentive and a good coach. He genuinely loves teaching and finds that “spark” in to build on. I saw this many times as I would listen to him teaching the student before me.

Steve is a great teacher and I strongly recommend him.
Nicole
Steve is a great instructor and took the time to work through any challenges and helped our son grow as a drummer. He has a great virtual setup that makes it sound you are in the studio with him.

jesey M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2012
  • BA in music from The Hartt School of Music
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jesey M.

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I have been drumming for over 15 years and teaching them for almost 10. I have performed and taught Rock, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Disco, and more.

About Jesey

I have been playing the drums for 15 years and have taught lessons for over 5. I have also well studied in many folk music traditions from around the world, including African Drums, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and Samba. In addition to acoustic music, Jesey has produced and recorded more tha

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Phoebe
Jesey is FANTASTIC! I'm an adult beginner with no prior music experience. I've had a couple online lessons so far and I couldn't be more pleased. I've learned something new in every lesson and he's been helping me learn some of my favorite songs. He's great!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Melrose, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Melrose 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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"Danny is the best Drum teacher I have ever met. He is super patient and can get the kids playing really well. He did so good with one of my kids that I added another one and they both love playing the drums. Also his recitals are great and it gets the kids a chance to perform on a stage with an audience. I highly recommend Danny as a drum teacher."
George
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"This was the first time i learned drums with zero knowledge. Best thing is he answers all your questions with all the patience. And Ofcourse he plays awesome drums 😊 so fun to learn from him"
Sagar
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Aaron is a great instructor! I've been taking drum lessons with Aaron for over 2 years. He brings enthusiasm and positive energy into each lesson. He is very talented, and his passion for drumming is evident in the way he teaches. Lessons are always fun. Aaron is patient and encouraging. I have a very random work schedule, and Aaron is always willing to accommodate me when scheduling a lesson."
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Aaron B.
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"I am a super beginner at drums, and Cassie was always so patient with me and helped me take some amazing leaps in my progress in just a few sessions! She’s super flexible and was always willing to teach me whatever beats/skills I was interested in learning more about. Not to mention- she is such a talented drummer herself, so she is just a wealth of knowledge and inspiring as heck. Absolutely awesome instructor!"
Cassidy
Took Drum lessons from Cassie B.
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"I have had other instructors previously and let me tell you, having a great teacher can really change how you improve, your motivational level and discipline in your practices.

Khalil is a great instructor who always prepares and really thinks about his students improving, He is thoughtful about your level and is always pushing you to get better."
Richard
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Fanstastic teacher for my 7-year-old little drummer!

We originally chose Jesse because we found out he could teach just about any instrument and my 7-year-old son wasn't sure about what he wanted to play. On the first class he tried the drums, and he never wanted to let it go. My son is a particularly challenging student because he is highly distractible, and Jesse was extremely patient and very organized/methodic with him, and therefore able to keep him on track. My husband plays in a band, and we both think Jesse is a super talented teacher who offers lessons with a great balance between fun and actual learning of good musical habits. In less that a month my son was feeling confident enough to play in front of the camera and send family members video samples of his new drummer self! We couldn't be happier."
Renata
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"Great teacher, very patient."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"He's amazing with our 5 year old. It's helped with her concentration a lot. She's starting to name off parts of the drum set and playing repetitive beats. He's very patient and helpful. We highly recommend him."
Helena
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"My son Cooper, now 13, began lessons with Brandon 2 1/2 years ago. He had never held a set of drumsticks but was interested in playing. Brandons ‘ease in’ make-it-fun approach is a complete winning combination for the student. Brandons ability to also read the student and know when to challenge them has been a key success factor for my son.

Who I have now is a 13 year old boy who practices 2 hours a day minimum, a passion for all things drum related, growing proficiency in theory and varying styles of music and most importantly a young confident musician who regularly plays in front of dozens if not hundreds of people.

I couldn’t have hand picked a better instructor for my kid...."
Bill
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Terrific teacher and studio.

Rufus is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about music and enthusiastic during lessons. He caters to a variety of learning styles, offering studio work and music tracks as well as traditional beats. Rufus has been a working musician for many, many years and provides real world experience and insight into the music industry. My son and I highly recommend him."
Tracy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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