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John C. Long Island City, NY

Learning to play an instrument begins with loving music!

The first question I ask a new student is: "What makes you want to play an instrument?". Some people want to play rock, others pop, and others have many different interests, but it all begins with a love for music.

I teach my students to play their favorite songs right from the start. I believe that when you learn music by figuring it out on your own -- by learning to listen -- you gain something very valuable that you can take with you no matter what your musical goals are.

I'm not a strict teacher, but I believe in being disciplined when it comes to the fundamentals. If you have good technique, it frees you to play anything you want to play.

In a typical hour-long lesson, my beginning students spend from 10-30 minutes on the fundamentals, depending on how much time the student has to practice at home. The rest of the lesson is spent applying what we've learned.

It usually takes just a few months before ...

About John

I started playing drums in my parents' basement when I was 9 years old. It was just me, a stereo, and a bunch of cardboard boxes I made into my first drumset. Every day, I listened to to my favorite songs over and over again to figure out how to play them. To me, there was nothing more awesome in the world than music. Since then my musical journey has taken me far and wide. I've studied percussion and composition with world class teachers, toured Europe, composed music for commercials, co-written award winning songs, and performed with a variety of artists at such venues as the Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's, World Cafe, 55 Bar, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and many others. And the one thing that hasn't changed? I'm still totally in awe of it all. These ...

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Eunice G. December 22, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John is a very good piano teacher. He challenges me and is not strict. He has been teaching me about chords and he is making sure that I understand it every step of the way. As we have been going on, we have been playing tougher and tougher pieces while piano is getting easier and easier for me.
(From: Abraham, 11 yrs old, a student of John since Oct. 2013)

He's a great piano teacher. John knows what to do every time I have a song. He knows things if I don't know the answer. He describes the answer to make me understand.
(From: Noah, 8 yrs old, a student of John since Oct. 2013)
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Ivana H. March 9, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

John is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient with my 12 year old, knows how to explain things to him and always makes the lessons a lot of fun even though my son is not always easy to deal with. We have stuck with John for more then two years now and we are happy he has stuck with us. Thanks to him, my son has made significant progress with the piano, the basics of music theory and general musical appreciation.
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Evan C. Brooklyn, NY

About Evan

Born and raised in New Jersey, Evan Michael C. was surrounded by music from a young age. His father, Salvatore C., a talented guitarist dreamed that each of his children would learn a different instrument. After Evan’s eldest brother claimed the guitar, Evan reluctantly picked up the bass at the age of 13. At first, Evan was not happy: It was heavy, and it hurt his fingers. But Evan quickly learned to love the power the bass had over the bandstand and after a few lessons, it was clear that the instrument fit him like a glove. He soon began to perform with high school rock bands, sneaking into local bars and clubs for weekend gigs. A new-found appreciation for upright bass led Evan to start his own trio, sparking a love of R&B and Jazz music that thrives in him to this day. Late in his

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Sharon R. February 3, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Teacher!!!

My sons are learning so much in a short amount of time! Evan makes learning music so much fun. They say he's the best teacher they've had so far! I have to agree. He's an all around nice guy who is down to earth and amazingly talented.
Fabian O. Brooklyn, NY

High quality Drum lessons. Specifically customized to every student.
A quick way to have fun with the drum-set right away.
Learning an instrument will give you much more than you can possibly imagine.

About Fabian

I've been teaching Drums for 10 years and my students have gone on to become professional musicians themselves. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to fluently play many rock and pop songs. I specialize in rock and pop , typically use Tommy Igoe's Groove Essential books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: fully equipped studio with drums, guitar, keyboard and recording gear.. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! Fabian was born in Bolzano Italy. He started showing interest for the drum set when he was 7. During his childhood and teen-age years he studied with many famous European drum and Music teachers. He played and toured with many ...

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Natasha G. December 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am very glad that I found Fabian to teach me guitar. I was very nervous at first, because it is my first time learning, but I was extremely lucky to select Fabian. He is so patient and understanding, and explains everything so well. He is also fun, and brings ease and comfort to the lesson. He goes above and beyond. I look forward to our Monday lessons together. I highly recommend him.
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Jasmine T. November 3, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Fabian is a great teacher, he helped me learn how to play acoustic guitar and helped me with my music theory. He is really patient and understanding. I would definitely recommend him to other students. He also has a very nice and private study space.
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Liz T. October 31, 2014
Drum · Online
Fabian is a great teacher and performer! He works well with children and adults of all ages on developing a strong technique, knowledge, and appreciation of Music. He is versatile in many styles of Music ranging from Rock, Jazz, and Musical Theater. He is very comfortable to work with, and encourages his students to be the best they can be!
Rob H. Brooklyn, NY

Drum lessons are taught one-on-one and from a beginner level to an advanced level. Ages of students start at 6-years-old and up. I have many adult students as well. It's never too late to start a new instrument.

About Rob

I have over 18 years of professional teaching experience on drum set, snare drum and percussion (timpani, two- & four-mallets, accessory percussion and hand drums), guitar, piano, electric bass and ukulele. I have been playing music since the age of two. Some of my most noteworthy performances have included Late Show with David Letterman (Justin Townes Earle and Allison Moorer), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Allison Moorer), Levon Helm'™s Midnight Ramble (Allison Moorer), The Conan O'™Brien Show (Julia Nunes) and Budokan in Tokyo, Japan (Jim Campilongo Trio). My Bachelor of Music is from Capital University where I studied with three great teachers: Robert Breithaupt - Classical percussion and jazz drum set Jim Ed Cobbs - Drum set, tabla and frame drums Eric Paton - Taiko, samba, ...

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David R. March 3, 2015
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Rob has been patient, easy to work with, accommodating to schedule changes, accessible and an overall joy to work with! I was a bit leery about a web based program, but is has been great, and most importantly I am progressing well.
David R.
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Ryan F. August 21, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Rob was an awesome teacher and even better guy. The lesson environment was comfortable, but always focused and professional. He's clearly a hugely talented musician and has a ton to offer in the way of teaching; perhaps more importantly though, his love of music inspires the student to practice and learn. Very highly recommended.
Serge T. Brooklyn, NY

Working on every aspect of technique and musicality
-grip
-timing
-groove
-discipline
-theory
-writing drum part
-chops
-etc.

About Serge

www.serojamusic.com I started my career as a drummer at the age of 13 in Syktyvkar, Russia as a part of a school rock band. Few years later I entered a local College of Music to spend four years mastering the drumset & vibraphone and to improve my sight-reading skills. A lot of time and effort was also spent on learning pedagogics. Those days I performed with the College big band and numerous other bands in the area, mostly rock and jazz oriented. Upon graduation I moved to St. Petersburg, Russia to continue my studies at the University of Arts with full scholarship. During my bachelor studies I worked hard as a performer in a variety of bands, spanning stylistically through traditional jazz, fusion, blues, pop, rock and others, touring heavily all around Russia and border countries. ...

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elizabeth T. July 29, 2014
Drum · In studio
You're very good teacher, thank you! I will definitely recommend you to my friends!
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alex S. July 15, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
fun and interesting lessons, thank you!
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Johnathan D. July 1, 2014
Drum · In home
Nice teacher, inspirational lesson
Chris G. Brooklyn, NY

I've been teaching drums for seven years, and am still studying them myself! I love teaching and playing a little bit of everything- rock, jazz, latin, and everything in between. Some topics I teach at all levels include - playing a solid groove, technique, building vocabulary, and learning how to play along to a song, with a metronome, and even with other people. We'll angle all of this towards YOUR favorite genres of music too!

About Chris

My name is Chris G. and I teach the drum set (all styles/levels) and bass guitar (beginner/intermediate) and also offer tutoring in music theory, music history, conducting, and composition. I have been a musician my whole life and have a Bachelor’s degree in Drum Set Performance from Berklee College of Music, and am currently working on my Master's in Jazz Studies at NYU. I have been teaching privately since 2008. As a student myself, I know how much of a drag it is to sit in a classroom with a teacher who obviously doesn't really care about his/her students. This is why I make an effort to personalize every lesson and cater it towards your interests. This way, students enjoy what they are learning and are willing to put in the time outside lessons to practice and master topics. * ...

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