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Anthony F.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Cantonese
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2008
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Anthony F.

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Drums are the heartbeat of any musical situation. The way the drum-set is laid out makes it easy to feel how music works and fits together. In our lessons we'll be sure to cover the basics of hand technique, rhythm, melody and theory to ensure a solid foundation to build upon. Concepts are taught through the use of various method books in addition to listening exercises, ensuring a well-rounded approach to becoming a great musician.

About Anthony

Anthony is a drummer, educator and composer based in Los Angeles. He studied at Berklee of Music for his (B.M.) and Thelonious Monk Institute at UCLA for his (M.M.) He performs professionally and has experience teaching a wide variety of music genres including Jazz, Funk, Rock, Afro-Cuban and P

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Isaac
Not many world-class musicians are also great teachers. They either aren’t humble enough or never took the time to learn how to explain what they do. Anthony Fung is a true exception. As a lifelong fan of the drum set but someone who was always too intimidated to learn, I tried many teachers in-person & online and walked away feeling confused more often than not. Anthony was the teacher who changed that.

I first discovered Anthony’s drumming hearing him at the Newport Jazz Festival playing the drums with Grammy Winner and virtuoso pianist Danilo Pérez. Never have I been more blown away by hearing a musician live. He was in his early 20s at the time and had all the signs of someone with a special gift who would go very far in the music world. The drumming spoke for itself.

Then, later that day, he taught a drum clinic for hundreds of under-privileged high school students and adults that had the room buzzing. I saw the profound difference in the students’ playing immediately. And it became clear why people all over the world contract Anthony for his teaching.

We kept in touch over the years and I took lessons whenever I was in Los Angles at his studio. After the first lesson, I found I had already learned more facility at the drum set than from years of slogging through method books and teachers who didn’t know what they were doing.

Since the beginning of this year, I have switched over to weekly online lessons, which I found to be just as effective as in-person studies. We are now studying advanced concepts and exercises for developing technical facility and versatility as a drummer in the 21st century (and I played my first gig on the drums!). I feel truly fortunate to be able to take lessons with one of the world’s greatest drummers. No matter what genre you play, and whether you’re a complete beginner or advanced drummer, I know you’ll benefit immensely from Anthony’s experience, world-class artistry, and personable approach.
Sarah
My nephew takes lessons with Anthony and he wanted to play like Travis Barker. He learned how to play All The Small Things and Adam’s song with Anthony, and he sounds great!
Alex Hahn
Anthony is a tremendous teacher who does a great job sharing his passion for music. He has amazing experience and has thoroughly studied many different genres. I highly recommend studying with him to take your musicianship to the next level!
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David R.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard
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David R.

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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!

Megan S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MM in Percussion Performance from UW-Madison
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Megan S.

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About Megan

Currently accepting new students for online lessons! Areas of study: - Concert Percussion (Marimba, Snare Drum, Auxiliary Percussion, etc.) - Drum Set - Piano - Music Theory Students will receive a solid foundation in music theory, sight reading, and ear training. Contact Megan for r

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Jesse P.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelors degree, Music from University of Minnesota
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse P.

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Whether you are a beginner inspired to learn the drumbeat of your favorite song, or you've been playing for years but just can't seem to make further progress on your own...I've got you covered!

I have taught drum lessons for over 20 years to students of all ages. I care deeply about helping students reach their goals on the instrument, and I never cease to be amazed at the beauty and creativity involved in making music.

My background in a nutshell: I have a degree in music with a focus on percussion and composition from a major university, I've studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world, and I lead and compose the music for a jazz quartet in New York City.

Are you ready? Let's get started!

About Jesse

I have a bachelor's degree in music (percussion & composition) from the University of Minnesota, where I studied percussion with Fernando Meza, jazz drums with Phil Hey, and music composition with Judith Zaimont. I also studied for several years with the renowned jazz drummer Dave King (The Bad Plu

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Peter
Jesse is a true professional, a technician, and an artist. And he yearns to see his students level up. I love his taste in music! I wish I could receive his tutelage more often.
Michael Donovan
Jesse has a keen ability to accurately determine a student's starting level and to construct a plan of growth the is well-tailored to them. My son, Hudson, is 6. He has grown significantly under Jesse's tutelage and, most importantly, has grown more in love with the art than ever.
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • BS Communications/Radio Television Production from Ohio University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Douglas O.

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Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on

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Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
Nick D.
We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums.

Ben E.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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My approach to teaching drums will have you playing within the first few weeks of lessons. I teach with the focus on getting students ready to play in any sort of ensemble. Jazz, rock, pop, funk and free styles will all be discussed.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Charlestown, MD

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Charlestown 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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"Rob, has been instructing our 11 year old son for the past couple of years. He is easily the best music instructor I have seen. His passion for music and drums keeps our son excited about his lessons. He teaches in a fun but organized approach that does not overwhelm our son. Our son's improvement after every lesson is very noticeable. I recommend Rob unconditionally. Our son also highly recommends Rob."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Rob C.
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"Super knowledgeable and passionate about teaching and drumming. Very patient and understanding but also pushes you to be the best."
Zach
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!"
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Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"Best instructor ever!"
Royce
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"John was my drum teacher a few years ago, always on time and ready to go with fun and cool new stuff to learn - he's your man if looking to be a solid drummer."
Garret
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Jeff is an outstanding teacher. Passionate, and effectively tailors the lessons to your experience level."
Derrick
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"Not only is Rom an amazing percussionist but he's equally skilled in his ability to teach as well."
Craig
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Murray P is my new Dude! He was a pleasure to talk with, and learn from just on our first lesson! I look forward to working with him to develop my drumming skills in the near future."
Kenneth
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice."
Ramya
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"Respectful, knowledgeable, on task. I recommend to anyone."
Jan Arleth
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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