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Karen D.

32 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
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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
  • Teaching since 2005
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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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Patrick D.

3 Reviews
Hingham, MA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Patrick D.

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Experienced teacher and performer. I teach at the college level all the way down to youngsters (5 year old minimum age for me). I LOVE music and playing the drums and I'd like to share my experience with YOU!

As a performer I've toured the country multiple times with various artists, sometimes playing to crowds as large as 7,000. I've been on dozens of recording sessions and I've performed in just about anything type of venue you can imagine.

As a teacher I've maintained a roster of private students for over 10 years while also teaching as adjunct faculty for multiple colleges in Massachusetts. Additionally, I have a music therapy background which has shaped and informed my teaching style.

My favorite genres are jazz, rock, R&B, country, metal, basically anything with rhythm! Lets connect and get you moving forward on your instrument.

About Patrick

A strongly devoted musical student throughout his grade school years, Patrick came to Boston in 2004 to study at Berklee College of Music. He is currently a multi-instrumentalist and music educator in the Boston area, touring with multiple New England groups. With a diverse background and teachin

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Steven
Quality lessons. Would recommend
Hayley
Great teacher!
Sarah
Patrick teaches my 14 year old daughter drums and is so amazing with her! Kept her engaged and advancing even on a virtual platform, and listened to her preferences but still brought great ideas and direction to each lesson.

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Mel F.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English, Hebrew
  • AB Music from Harvard-Radcliffe
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mel F.

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Sticking techniques as foundation for all percussive endeavors.

About Mel

Calm, caring and supportive are words which have been used to describe my teaching style. I am here to cultivate a lifelong love for music.

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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Music Education from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jonathan S.

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As a high school band director, I know how to teach from students just beginning to advanced. Private Students of mine have gone on to perform in All-State Ensembles, Compete in Kiwanis Competitions, participate in local community ensembles, and much more.

As a musician, I am the winds division winner of the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, serve on the Education Committee for the International Clarinet Association, present at conferences including the International Saxophone Symposium, International Duo Symposium, and much more.

Taking private lessons is the first step to many opportunities in music.

About Jonathan

As a high school band director, I know how to teach from students just beginning to advanced. Private Students of mine have gone on to perform in All-State Ensembles, Compete in Kiwanis Competitions, participate in local community ensembles, and much more. As a musician, I am the winds division wi

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Brittany
Fantastic instruction. Patient, clear, and ensured she was meeting my daughter where she is at. Significantly more productive class times compared with our last in person teacher.
Patrick
I have been learning from Jonathan for the past two months. She is a very supportive and patient teacher. I was a complete beginner when I first started, but after one to two weeks, I can play easy tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. Whenever I have any questions regarding the violin, she can give me helpful solutions. When I have lessons with her, I can immediately know where I need to improve and gain a few extra tips on my playing.

I would highly recommend Jonathan to you (people who are browsing on Takelessons)!
Aurora
I had my first lesson with Jonathan today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.
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Timur Y.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
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Timur Y.

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The drum set is primarily an ensemble instrument, and I believe it should be studied as such.

My approach focuses mainly on strong fundamentals of playing, particularly on solid time, feel, touch and sound: concepts that are essential for playing music with other people to create meaningful music.

I like to tailor a syllabus for each student in accordance with their own preferences. I want my students to be equally inspired by drumming material in the context of music they enjoy but also to point them towards fundamentals of the instrument that are the foundations for all styles.

About Timur

Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Timur arrived in NYC in 2008 with a set of drums, a pair of running shoes and a handful of books on meditation, he set about collaborating with as many people as possible. Highlights include playing pop music with Grammy winners and nominees at Flux

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Newton Center, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Newton Center 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 $177 per hour.
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$67 average

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"Mr. Mike is so good at keeping our 8 year old son on track and at the same time having fun. He’s engaging and so very knowledgeable. Mike can literally play any tune of any song that our son is interested in playing. He’ll also incorporate note reading and this allows our son to have a complete and well rounded lesson.

Mike we appreciate everything you’ve done and our son loves drums even more now thanks to you."
Manny
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Rich knows his stuff and is very personable. My 7 yr old son connected with him in an instant upon his first lesson."
Pius
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Started 2 times a week classes with Dor a month ago and it has been a great experience so far! I never played drums before and he has a lot of patience.

Amazing teacher!"
Pedro
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"I had my first lesson with Scott last week and I am stoked I found him. He is super easy to work with and he has excellent communication skills with an exeptional ability to teach. I highly recommend Scott whether you are a beginner to advanced. I would characterize the lessons as engaging and fun!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"I am having a blast, Rayn really knows how to customiz your lesson for you. I am always looking forward to my next lesson"
Phil
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Anthony is a wonderful instructor. He is very approachable and has an extensive knowledge of the jazz drumming tradition. If you are looking for someone to break down difficult concepts and to challenge you to become a better musician, Anthony is definitely the instructor for you."
Thomas
Took Drum lessons from Anthony F.
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"This was my first drum lesson and I do not play any other instruments. Murray made the lesson fun and informative and I look forward to my next lesson"
Mitchell
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mike is a great teacher. He has a unique way to teach kids. I really enjoy learning from him along with my child. I highly recommend him."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Mike is good at teaching, always plays with you and guides you to play right and comfortable for you. Best teacher I’ve ever had. If they had more stars he deserves them!!!!!!!!"
Sloan
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Really good and patient with my 6yr old even gives him homework to practice until his next lesson"
Ashley
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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