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James D.

5 Reviews
Brighton, MA
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Performance (Jazz Drum Set) from Berklee College of Music
  • 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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Bryan H.

6 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Bryan H.

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Drums are the heartbeat of music, and you don't get to far without a heart! From fundamentals to polyrhythms i'll get your chops rocking!

About Bryan

Please allow me to introduce myself! Whatever your age or background, I can show you things you've never seen, nor heard, nor thought of before. Now there's nothing new under the sun, but that doesn't mean that you've learned it yet! Let my years of teaching and performing help you achieve what y

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Kunjan
Bryan has very unique lesson plans and can channel his musical thoughts very clearly. He was very understanding and reflective of my needs. He then presented me with a series of mental models and exercises which i am certain will make me not just a better pianist but a better musician and also help me appreciate music better.

I would highly highly recommend Bryan and i will certainly continue the musicial journey with him.
Kathryn
My daughter loves taking trombone lessons with Bryan House!
Spencer
Bryan is fun and is very well qualified. He is a great trombone player and is patient.

Karen D.

26 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
Ferrari
She sounds like she is amazing
Olive
Karen is a great teacher! I love her!

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Steve B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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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Stephen D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish/Espanol
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Stephen D.

9 Reviews
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I played Snare Drum in the drum line in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band for four years. I am very experienced in rudimental snare drum and can help you learn the 26 basic rudiments as well as the advanced rudiments, and their application. If you're practicing for a drum line audition, I can help you set up a practice schedule, and we can work on your material together. Set yourself a goal and reach it!

About Stephen

Hi, thanks for visiting my profile! I love teaching. I hope you find this information useful. I have over 30 years of combined education and experience performing and teaching percussion and piano. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama,with Piano as m

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Anh H.
Stephen has been a great piano teacher. Both my boys take lessons from him and they enjoy it bery much. He is very clear about what they need to learn. His lessons are well planned and he’s flexible with the learning styles of each student. Sometime we even called him and asked questions after the lessons and he’s very generous and nice to have spent the time to explain things to the boys over the phone.
Elisha F.
I've been studying piano with Steve for about a year. I could not be happier with my progress. Steve not only tunes right in to my needs but makes the discipline fun. He is a talented musician, and it's obvious he enjoys teaching music. I feel very fortunate to have him as my teacher.
Elisha
I had my first lesson with Stephen today and he is an awesome teacher. I've been teaching myself for the last couple of years and was very nervous about playing in front of anyone. He made me feel very comfortable and picked up my needs quickly. He's very flexible and patient. I have full confidence that he will take me to the next level of reading, performing and theory. I'm exited to have found Stephen and look forward to my next lesson.

Dale V.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded UIL Solo and Ensemble - snare solo (freshmen year) from dalevincentmusic@gmail.com
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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Dale V.

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Musicians Institute Alum! From growing up drumming behind an amazing band onstage at church, marching around the field on drum line all 4 years of High school, marching drum corps after high school, to playing gigs from coast to coast, learning from LEGENDS at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, to current day music production and performances....I’m your guy, and have a serious passion for music, and more specifically drums !

About Dale

Drummer of 24 years, started in church worship band at age 7. Drum line all 4 years of high school, drum line captain senior year, marched one year of Drum Corps after high school (DCI). Played in a pop punk band from 2002-2007 here on San Antonio touring from Texas to Florida and back, also from

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Somerville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Somerville 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.
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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"He is an excellent teacher! Just because you play drums doesn't mean you can teach drums. My son has shown so much growth working with Glenn. He is truly a great teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone."
- Kelli
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"She learned so such and had fun"
- Rosemary
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Marc is extremely patient and passionate about his teaching. Not only does he emphasize the basic techniques for a beginner like me to master, but also make it fun for me. He also tries to motivate me with music theory and history which definitely help me understand the music better and inspire me to master the basics. Marc has an amazingly amount of knowledge in everything else as well, such as physics etc. that shows up in his teaching from time to time, which makes the learning experience much richer!"
- Rae
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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"Kevin is a phenominal instructor and person. His ability to connect with people and teach them at their personal level and rate is exceptional. I highly recommend him if your looking to learn and get into playing drums."
- Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"The lessons have definitely been worth while and fun.

I came to Mike with no prior experience in playing drums or reading music. Mike's teaching technique is easy to follow and he explains things in a manner that is easy to understand. Mike is very comfortable to study under and he is always so positive."
- Robert
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"We moved to Atlanta this summer, looking out for a new drum teacher for our 10 year old son David. And there he is: absolutely smart, stunningly relaxed, ever so patient and polite and - most of all - so funny and inspiring while teaching my child! Just within these three months passed David has made such remarkable progress, playing many new rhythms and patterns, doing drum solos for minutes and improving his whole attitude. If you want a positive chemistry for your child's musical development I can fully recommend Casey as an instructor."
- Petra
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Mr. Casey is the best. My 6 year old takes lessons from him and adores him. He is very friendly, patient, and understanding. We are very glad to have chosen him as our instructor."
- Mioshey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"My son started with Keith on snare drum and absolutely loved the lessons so much he bugged me for a drum set constantly! Keith was very helpful in helping us to select a drum set and getting the best price. We found out that we have the #1 music merchant in the world right here in our town and they give Keiths students the best prices since he has sent them so many customers, so we saved an lot of money when it was time to buy a drum set. My son can't wait to get to his drum lesson every week"
- Anne
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"As a professional musician who plays gigs with Mike often .... he is a great, well-rounded percussionist/drummer .... let alone a well respected person to deal with, and will always do the job at hand right. Very personable .... easy to work with. Very knowledgeable on his instruments and music. Would highly recommend him as a teacher."
- Michael
Took Drum lessons from Mike K.
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"Great Teacher!

Keith is an extrodinary drum teacher and most important role model for my son the past 5 years of him taking private lessons. He is my son's favorite and most influential music teacher! Not only has he taught my son drumming but also educates him on the buisness side of music for his future.
I would highly recommend Keith to anyone wanting to learn Drums & Music in general !"
- Richard
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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