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Eric W. Poughkeepsie, NY

About Eric

30+ years of performing and teaching experience. Faculty member of the Dutchess Community College Music School, drum instructor @ Millbrook Prep School, Trinity-Pawling School. Studio is located at Vincitore's Piano Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, near Vassar College. Member of The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America. A diverse approach to teaching as he tailors each lesson to meet each individual’s learning style while keeping it fun for all. Read and perform all styles including rock, latin, jazz, rudimental snare drum, etc. Students get a full multi-media approach to learning drums that allows them to enhance their musical progress by taking advantage of modern day technologies. By practicing with computerized drum machines in musical ways to help develop phrasing and accuracy,

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Ben B. April 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
Eric is a wonderful teacher. As a bassist, the concepts he showed me helped me understand the connections between drums and the bass. Eric has been teaching for years and knows what he's doing. Excellent teacher, I would recommend him to anyone.
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paul S. April 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
It's one thing to be a talented musician and quite another to be able to teach an instrument to a student. I have educated perspective teachers throughout my professional life and have seen firsthand what a gift it is to be a great teacher, it is clearly an art and something that a person can't necessarily learn. To be able to teach to all skill levels, musical genres and all ages takes a rare and talented individual. Eric Wagner is indeed that rare individual. He is as talented and artful a teacher as he is a talented musician. As an adult student whose learning curve is not what it was as a child I am amazed where Eric brought me to in such a short period of time. Lessons are like spending an hour with a patient friend. If my children or my friends children wanted to learn to play drums this is where they would go. I couldn't recommend Eric more superlatively. Paul Schwartz, Professor of Psychology
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Tom L. March 31, 2015
Drum · In studio
Eric is great. Very patient with our special needs son who likes music ALOT. Works with us to get our son to practice more. Couldn't ask for a better instructor. Highly recommend him!
Ben B. Wappingers Falls, NY

About Ben

Hello, Music has always been a part of my life. I've studied music at Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz (Where I completed my Bachelor's Degree) I've been teaching music since 2010. For the past few years I've been very fortunate to travel the world performing music. I have performed in 45 of the U.S. States and 25 different countries across 5 continents. My goal is for the student to have and understanding of the music and perform it effortlessly. Most of all, help share with them the joy and happiness that music has given me over the years.

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Eric W. March 31, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben is top of the line. Great attitude, good with kids and adults! Highly recommend.
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Steve S. March 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben's bass playing is experienced and versatile, much like the way he teaches. Since he's fluent in multiple genres - from rock to jazz to ska and more - he's able to incorporate a student's specific musical interests into their lesson and tailor the learning especially to them, which always makes his lessons interesting and exciting.
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Joe H. February 6, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Lessons with Ben have helped me, a guitarist first and foremost, to be able to hang on Bass in a professional capacity. His music philosophy has helped me to approach my own playing with a more focused mind. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
Mary P. Croton on Hudson, NY

About Mary

Mary is a Tony nominated writer, actress, and teacher whose Broadway credits include Martha Jefferson in "1776" and Grace Farrell in "Annie". She was a starring soloist In Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" at the Kennedy Center and the Metropolitan Opera and toured as featured vocal with Michel LeGand in concerts including Carnegie Hall. Off Broadway credits include her own musical, “Cradle Song”. Former Head of Drama at the Wooster School in Danbury CT, she studied acting with Sanford Meisner in NYC, the Rheinhardt Seminar in Vienna, Austria and has been teaching and directing young and adult actors for over fifteen years. Former students have appeared on Thirty Rock€, Gilmore Girls€, Law and Order€ and others. She will help pick your material, improve your vocal ...

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David D. January 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mary is wonderfully patient and convivial. I'm pretty much a beginner at lessons, and she's found a way to explain to me technique exercises such that each week, my body understands more, and I feel progress. In responding to my singing, she has not been a perfection czar -- she zeroes in on the most important concern at the moment. While she's extremely knowledgeable about and experienced in musical theater, she can help singers with pop as well. I'm enjoying our lessons. She has boosted my confidence while it's quite evident how much I should improve. Her pricing is also reasonable -- no small thing.
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Vadim K. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mary is a wonderful teacher and Emily absolutely loves her voice lessons!
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Steven O. August 3, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
If you're looking to dive into the waters of musical theater, look no further. Mary brings to her teaching years of professional experience working with some of Broadway's greats. Whether you're interested in developing vocal technique or learning how to deliver a monologue effectively, Mary can help you out. She's also very supportive and knows how to get the best from her students.
Karl L. Warwick, NY

About Karl

Karl L. - Drummer/Educator DrummerWorld.com "Top 500" drummer Endorsee for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads. In addition to international performances, recordings and clinics, I have taught all facets of drumming privately for 20 + years. Many of my current and former students have won countywide, regional and state competitions in both classical snare drumming and drumset in New Jersey. Former private students have graduated from Berklee College of Music, SUNY Purchase, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Montclair University, CalArts, etc. Since 2004 I have taught percussion at the County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College. I have also taught at Sussex County Community College and Ramapo College. I concentrate on ...

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Evan R. October 4, 2014
Drum · In home
I've been studying with Karl for over two years now. I'd taken lessons from two other teachers before, and I learned more in one lesson with Karl, than in three lessons from either of them. He guides students in developing their own styles, and at the same time, teaches them how to play with proper technique. I will be auditioning for county band on snare drum, and Karl had started preparing me for the audition months ago. All in all, anyone who takes lessons from Karl will not be disappointed.
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James C. September 23, 2014
Drum · In studio
I have studied with Karl for the past 3 years. While studying with him I have become much more versatile in my playing. Karl stresses the importance of practicing and pushes one to achieve their greatest potential. If you are struggling with a certain rudiment or concept he will break it down into simpler terms that are easy to understand and build upon. It has been a great experience studying drum set with Him.
Brian P. Middletown, NY

About Brian

Brian is a professional music teacher, performer, composer, arranger, band manager, and producer. He also is getting further involved with booking and promotions in the Hudson Valley. His latest endeavors have been writing music for film and gaming. His previous band These 3 Poisons has their hit song “Light up the Eyes” on Rock Band 3. "Do what you love and love what you do." This is why he chose music as his career. His passion for music is immeasurable. Music is his calling, his reason to be. For the past 17 years Brian has been heavily involved with studying, composing, arranging, and performing music of several genres and styles. Over the years he also found teaching music to be both a talent and a passion of his. For the past 10 years, he has had the pleasure of sharing his ...

Ed F. Chester, NY

About Ed

Ask about Drum and Guitar lessons from a trained professional with over 21 years of performance, published writing and recording that are: Relevant and Up-To-Date to today's standards used by working professionals!! Real World Applications that are used and found beyond textbooks and chalkboard and backed by visible results. Result-Oriented, when combined with a productive and consistent practice routine can be gratifying and fun!!

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