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Justin O.

Sudbury, MA
Starting at $85
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Justin O.

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Justin is Berklee College of Music Graduate and experienced performer of international tours and venues. His expertise ranges from Rock, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Funk, and more. Lessons are structured around the students' interests and musical aspirations. He encourages students to select music they ar

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Aaron M.

3 Reviews
Franklin, MA
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded BEST Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • BA of Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Aaron M.

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"Experienced drum teacher of 15 years available for eager 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 rudiments and reading. I specialize in rock, funk, jazz, and world music. I use an assortment of books, mostly hand outs, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more. Let's grab some sticks and rock and roll!"

About Aaron

Berklee College of Music graduate, Aaron M., has been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. "I love watching young musicians grow into seasoned players and have had tremendous success with all my students. I believe that learning songs and playing music is a critical element in the l

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Mathew M.
We see the progression each week and couldn't be happier with Aaron's demeanor and overall way he handles my husband's lesson structure.
Genna
Only had 1 lesson so far. My daughter seemed to enjoy her lesson. He seems very nice.
Sheryl V.
My boys, ages 7 & 5, started piano lessons with Aaron a year ago. He has taught them technique & theory all while using songs they boys love. There are days that the boys are not the most cooperative. Aaron is amazingly patient and persistent in getting the boys to do their lessons. I really appreciate and have learned from this patience when it comes to the nightly practicing. I am pleased that the boys have been working with a male teacher and I think it really helps them relate to the music and the lessons. If you are looking for a patient yet knowledgeable piano teacher, I would definitely recommend Aaron.

Steve B.

Northborough, MA
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steve B.

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ABOUT ME: I’m a drum teacher and artist who resides and has a studio space in Northborough, MA. I primarily teach at my studio, but will also travel to your home or have lessons via Skype or FaceTime. I have been playing drums since I was 6. I first started teaching in 2000. I could never fathom my life being void of this connection and want to pass on this healthy bond to others.

The diversity and abilities of my current and former students speak to my innate ability to connect, efficiently and effectively, and to teach. If you asked each of them independently, they share this common answer: they come away with a solid understanding of rhythm and the role of the drummer in a band, as an accompanying instrument, as a sound-base for meditation, as well as a holding the firm knowledge of the techniques and attitudes that make for excellent musicianship.

My goal for each of my students is that they become the best drummer that lives in them, one they have yet to meet. I want to get ...

About Steve

I’m a drum teacher and artist who resides and has a studio space in Northborough, MA. I primarily teach at my studio, but will also travel to your home or have lessons via Skype or FaceTime. I have been playing drums since I was 6. I first started teaching in 2000. I could never fathom my life bein

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David R.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David R.

7 Reviews
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I have been working with students of all ages and levels for over 26 years and have learned something meaningful from each and every one them. Nothing makes me happier when I see them getting into great schools and acquiring lucrative jobs that make them happy, My students walk away with tools to not just play a musical instrument but a skill set strong enough to tackle any task.
I am equally versed in performing on and teaching drum-set (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin etc...), all the percussion instruments of the orchestra (ask about my state of the art recording studio where all of these instruments live), and hand drums including congas, bongos, Djembe etc... Anything you can strike scrape or shake is available for study either online or at my studios.

About David

David R. has collaborated with some of the finest talents in pop, jazz and classical music. After joining Barry Manilow’s band in 2003, he has appeared to sold out arenas all over the world and recorded Grammy nominated, Emmy winning and chart topping albums and DVDs. David received two Grammy nom

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Heidi
I was honored to take a hand percussion lesson from David after hearing him perform with a major arena tour and a phenomenal jazz trio!. Although the setting for the lesson happened to be intimidating, David was able to help me focus on my strengths as a player and showed me how to build on them. He excels at building confidence and inspired me to integrate world percussion into my work as an elementary school teacher. I highly recommend him as an educator who knows how to motivate and bring out the best in students. I look forward to taking lessons online in the future!
Shiqi
David taught me since 2011. He is the most handsome, serious, responsible teacher I ever had. He helped me become a well-round musician rather than just a percussion player. To be honest, he is the most suitable teacher for me.
Jack
As an instructor, David exudes the perfect balance of amiability and intimidation. He will inspire you to work your absolute hardest without scaring you away. Personality-wise, he is that happy medium somewhere between Mr. Rogers and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. I studied with David during my college years and 7+ years later I still utilize his concepts in everyday practice. There are many specific stories, ideas and exercises of his that have always stuck with me and come up quite often when I am working on something new or teaching a lesson or class of my own. Whether we were learning orchestral excerpts, 4-way independence, Bach fugues or just playing quarter notes with the metronome, I always left our lessons feeling highly motivated and anxious to practice. It's also great to have a teacher that can blow your mind with his own playing. It might be difficult for some teachers to get students into something like the tambourine or triangle but when he picked one up and casually played some insane rhythms and advanced techniques I was immediately inspired to learn to do the same. Not to mention his drum work on Matt Herskowitz's "Forget Me Not" - some of the things he does on that record still keep me up at night. I'm very grateful for my time as a student of David's and glad I can still learn from him as a friend and colleague!

Kevin F.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin F.

18 Reviews
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I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Roberto de Ocampo
I am very happy with Kevin. He taught me a lot on the first class. He's very kind and patient in teaching me. I felt very at ease with him. I'm glad I chose him as my steel drum teacher. I highly recommend him!
Jonah
I had my first lesson with Kevin this evening and thought he was excellent. He was clear, personable, knowledgeable and understood well what I was looking for.
Jan Arleth
Respectful, knowledgeable, on task. I recommend to anyone.

David A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Luminarts Fellow from Luminarts Cultural Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David A.

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David was an in-demand freelance drummer and educator in Chicago for 10 years before moving to the DMV to play drums for the US Navy Band Sea Chanters. His diverse background and wide-ranging influences shaped him into a versatile musician; David showcases that versatility in the private lesson environment and gives his students a truly unique musical experience.

David is 100% committed to his students' success. He centers his lessons on fundamentals and essential musical vocabulary while blending the student's personal musical goals. "Exercises" are rarely used; David leans on tangible, real-life examples of vocabulary that transcend genre. He is also a firm believer that improvisation is the key to musical mastery.

David will set the bar high for his students, but the beauty of setting realistic goals keeps students engaged, focused, and loving practice!

About David

Chicago expat; United States Navy Band drummer; David Agee has developed a reputation for his professionalism and versatility as a musician. Moving to Chicago was the catalyst for Agee’s musical career. The diverse and robust Chicago music scene helped mold Agee into a first-call sideman over the

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Newton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Newton is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"I always wanted to learn drums but never knew where to begin. 5 minutes into my first lesson I knew I found the right teacher. Every lesson I've had with Kevin has been fun and engaging. I look forward to each session and the progress speaks for itself. My wife actually enjoys listening to me play now!!"
- David
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Fantastic!"
- Dennis Phifer
Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
- Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient with any levelof student. Excellent teacher!"
- Melannie
Took Drum lessons from Colby B.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher who takes interest in each student's personality and is able to customize the learning experience accordingly. My son is only 6 and yet he is making excellent progress and always enjoys his lessons. Mike makes sure there is always a personal connection and that makes the student comfortable and confident in playing music. He is always attentive to detail and is able to pinpoint what the student needs to work on and therefore there is always an improvement in technique. We were referred to him by a friend and are very happy with our decision to enroll our son. Highly recommended!"
- Clarence
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"One of many words to describe Murray, AWESOMENESS! Meeting Murray and learning under his instructions has brought a bigger meaning to playing the drums. His love of drums and music shows in how he teaches his students. He never criticizes your mistakes and works along side of you, teaching you, until you learn and understand it all. He is very patient, professional and the best drummer I have ever met. I am truly blessed to have him as an instructor and look forward to many years of his teachings. Not enough stars in the world to rate him!!!!!"
- Cathy
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"The lesson with Andrew was very straight forward and alot of positive came out of .
Andrew was very understandingvfor the type of lesson I am looking for.
We will see what happens during the rest of my 5 lesson series.
I liked Andrew right off the bat seems like a nice person also.
I am 71 years old I know when I meet someone after a few minutes what kind of person they are and he is one of those type."
- Bob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Keith is the best

I've been playing drums for ten years. When I started taking lessons with Keith a year and a half ago, it became a real milestone. Keith helped me go from a mediocre player to a true student of the instrument. His genuine passion for both drums and teaching is palpable and inspiring, and his lessons often even go beyond the practice room. Besides being a great teacher, he is also a great guy and a great friend, and I look forward to seeing him every week."
- Phil
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Excellent. Great teacher."
- Anna
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Josh is a great teacher! This is my very first approach to learning how to play an instrument and he goes over every concept very clearly and patiently. He also explains the technical background behind every concept and includes formal assignments for me to practice from one lesson to the other, which really helps optimize the time spent in the studio as well as speed up the learning curve. I would strongly recommend him to other students!"
- Romina
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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