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James D.

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

Alexander S.

Holliston, MA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded International scholarship from Berklee
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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.

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Jason W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded ZAKK WYLDE COVER CONTEST from http://www.musicmeetsvideo.com/
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Jason W.

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I've played drums for over 10 years specializing in the rock and metal genres. We'll cover everything from different stick grips, grooves, double bass patterns, your favorite songs and everything in between. If you're looking to improve your overall knowledge on the drum kit and want to have fun while learning, then you came to the right place! Let's get started!

About Jason

I've been playing and studying guitar for 17 years as well as teaching for 14. I grew up in Minnesota and started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. Self-taught for three years, I developed a passion and love for music. Upon turning 16, I expanded my knowledge studying with a local guitarist,

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Josh
Jason is an AMAZING TEACHER!!! He is so fun and knowledgeable. I found him on Instagram. I was always admiring his guitar playing whenever I saw his videos. I reached out to him and I took my first lesson last week via Skype since I'm living in a different state. I'm looking forward to what he is gonna teach me next! Thank you so much Jason!
Jimmy
I took several lessons with Jason and he is a very knowledgeable guitar teacher and he makes the learning experience a good one. He breaks down the teaching experience so even the most beginning student can understand it and he caters to his students individual needs.
Lauren M.
Jason is awesome. He is intelligent, prepared, cool, kind, and patient. I'm really looking forward to getting better at this guitar thing with him. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM YOU LOVERS, ARTISTS, FRIENDS, AND STRANGERS.
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Henri B.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper techniques, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, and rudiments.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding drummer. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and basic rhythms/rudiments. Students will be able to play at least one song. With proper, steady practice, most ...

About Henri

Hi everybody! My name is Henri, and I am an experienced and focused musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. I have studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon.

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Mason B.
Henri was great!
Dominic
Henry was great with my son's first lesson!
Zoe
We appreciate his patience! My 7 year old daughter has a lot of fun and follows along with him no problem.
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Chuck R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Drum Corps and Marching Band from South Hills
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

About Chuck

This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exc

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Newtonville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Newtonville is $66. 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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"I've worked with Alex a lot. He's a great drummer and just a fun guy to hang out with. Just don't bring up "Don't Stop Believin'" and I think you'll have a great lesson."
Michael Gardner
Took Drum lessons from Alex E.
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"Gabriel was on time. He was very respectful, patient in his style and made session interactive and fun for my son."
Roman
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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"If You Want Beyond a Great Teacher, Then Go With Matt

I have been taking lessons with Matt for over a year. I can honestly say, if you want drum lessons, then he's your guy! He is professional, personable, highly knowledgeable, patient, explains things very well, and very reliable. I have had 3 guitar teachers, 1 voice teacher, and 1 drum teacher before Matt and out of all those teachers, he was by far the best. There is a big difference between someone who does it for a hobby or just a little extra income and some one who has a passion and Matt has the passion and he really cares about his students. I can be really bad about practicing but he hasn't given up on me and is always encouraging. From my past experiences with teachers, a teacher that believes in you is a very important element in teaching, Matt has that element. If you want the best, I mean really the best you can find, then go with Matt. You will NOT regret it and nor will your child."
Vasilisa
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Very very understanding and had a great way of teaching each lesson. Also, friendly and very supportive!"
Javen
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"A very accommodating, experienced, and easy going teacher. Would definitely recommend!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"We are so happy that he shared his talent with us. He gave my son beneficial skills to practice and assessed what he would work on during our next lesson. Thank you for connecting us."
Debbie
Took Drum lessons from Nathan R.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"I started studying with Dave at the young age of 15. Under his care, he instilled in me a passion for music and the drums that I don’t think I would’ve gotten anywhere else. Because of him, I entered into Berklee College of Music as a competent MUSICIAN, never mind drummer. If you’re serious about learning how to play drums, you want an instructor whose passion is infectious, who will inspire you to want to get better after every lesson. I can’t recommend anyone higher than I recommend Dave."
Geoff M.
Took Drum lessons from David R.
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"I can’t say a five yet because it was just the first lesson. But, if it’s going to go as I believe it will be five star rated. Khalil was very patient with my 6 year old and engaging. That coupled with a comfortable environment, I believe we made a great choice with Khalil. The fact that my son expressed that he had fun after the session is telling."
Sirius
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Marc is a great teacher. Classes are always very friendly and productive. In my case, each class begins with a review of progress/practice, and ends with a meaningful and personalized homework. He is also very flexible, sometimes I had to move my classes around and he's always super responsive and understanding. I knew nothing about drums, and I am happy I decided to begin my journey to learn how to play them, with Marc as a mentor!"
Rafal
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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