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Popular Drum Teachers in South Portland, ME

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Joseph N.

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Portland, ME
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • certificate from Private lessons
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Joseph N.

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I specialize in hand techniques and open end four way limb independence.

About Joseph

I Started playing drums in the late sixties,studied jazz,latin,rock, fusion.I got very versatile through out my carreer! I had the opportunity to play live all over New England, NYC, and Canada.Performed in many very nice venues! Session player for studios.I specialize in open end four way limb ind

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Mccloskey
I had a few great 🥁 lessons from Joe. Great talent. This drummer has patience, knowledge,and a wealth of information pertaining to his passion for Drums. I highly recommend Joe Napoleone. I am now a "Drummer" and Joe and myself get together and have our own battle of the bands. Thanks Joe.

shari P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Audio Engineering from Touro College
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shari P.

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Rudiments. Genres of music, technique, etc.

About shari

I've been playing drums for around 25+ years, and I trained at the Long Island Drum Center. I currently play drums in the Brooklyn band THICK (Epitaph Records). My rehearsal space is located in North Brooklyn (Grand L stop) and has a full drum set. I can also travel to Manhattan, Queens, and B

Zaid D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Valley Forge Military Academy
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zaid D.

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As a Beginners course, this is suitable for complete beginners who have never played drums before. Its also helpful for self-taught drummers who want to go through all the basics and fill in any gaps in their playing and improve their technique.

Course Objectives:
Develop a full range of beats, rhythms, fills and breaks
Execute Single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles
Establish Good posture, grip, sticking and hi hat technique
Learn to play with a click and develop a better sense of timing
Understand & execute Techniques for playing songs in a contemporary style
Percussion skills
How to choose and tune a drum kit

They will learn within the first 6 months how to:
Play Their first ever rhythm and break
How to play single and double strokes and paradiddles
How to understand drum notation
Correct posture, grip and sticking technique
Warm up exercises
A great range of 8th and 16th note rhythms
Learn the drum part to a slow song of their choice.
A great range ...

About Zaid

Zaid is available for in-home, at school location , and online lessons worldwide in both English and Español!. Zaid has been playing piano for over 15 years and teaching music since 2010. Zaid teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Although trained in standard

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Jace O.
Absolutely amazing!! My son loved it.
Kaylee S.
Great teacher and very patient, he cared about what he was doing, Thanks Zaid!
Jeff
Zaid is knowledgeable and dedicated instructor. He has taught my daughter for at least two years who had no experience and I feel that she has progressed faster than I think she would have at any typical music place.
The organization, and structure of the lessons are well planned and easy to follow.

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Daniel R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • B.M. Studio Music/Jazz Performance (Drum Set) from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Daniel R.

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My lessons are both fun and educational, with flexibility to honor each student's needs and goals. During my time as a drummer, I have had the pleasure of studying music with Dr. Richard Ripani, Eddie Bell, and renowned big band drummer Duffy Jackson in Nashville, TN. I graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Studio Music/Jazz Performance at UT Knoxville, studying with Professor Keith Brown. I want to pass on all the knowledge I gained from them to you! See you soon!

About Daniel

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a

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Travis N.
Daniel is a really good teacher my son loves his teaching! Highly recommend.
Shayla
Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.
Damien
First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!
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Danny S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • 2 Yr. Degree in Drums/Drumset from M.I.(Musicians Institute)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Danny S.

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Teaching students how to play with bands and read music are both important. I've played over 27 years and taught over 17 of those years. Grooves, coordination, reading and soloing are all aspects of what I teach from mostly my own books. I combine having fun with the commitment of practicing into a well rounded learning experience. I have recitals for students to show off their talents 1-2 times yearly. I'm versatile in teaching new drummers or advanced students. I look forward to our lessons.

About Danny

I've played drums about 30 years and taught lessons about 20 of those years. Each student is different and I've evolved my lessons to accommodate teaching each student. My background consists of all styles of Drumset, marching band, rock bands, soloing and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz,

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Mateo
Danny is really patient with my 10 year old son and gives detailed notes after each lesson by email. My son loves his lessons.
Carrie
Danny was awesome for my first lesson!
Amna
Really helpful and comfortable to be around with you. Feels like you would learn drumming in fast
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
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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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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
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!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in South Portland, ME

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in South Portland 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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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Joe is an awesome teacher! He is super helpful and patient. He offers practical but essential instruction on the basics of drumming. Can't wait to continue classes with him!"
Chantelle Saad
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son."
Evan
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"I would give Mike C. 10 stars if I could! 5 just doesn't seem like enough! He is such a great teacher!! My ten-year-old son has been taking drum lessons from Mike for a few years now. He continues to look forward to going to his lessons every week. Mike makes it fun and keeps things interesting. He takes the time to get to know his students and the music they like. He incorporates it in to the lessons along with proper technique and reading music. I can't say enough positive things about him as teacher and just an all around great guy. :-)"
tina
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Definitely the best drum teacher ever!

I received a package of drum lessons for Mike in 2008, for my 12th birthday. I loved them and learned a great deal, but soon I ran out of lessons. A few years later, I was able to continue drum lessons in early 2011, until about July of 2013. During this time, Mike was never at a lack of content, in fact he had a fun worksheet for almost any style of drumming you want! Mike is great at teaching every style; rock, jazz, metal, and much more! I had a great experience, and Mike was a wonderful teacher! I was forced to put a pause on my lessons again in 2013 because I was busy starting my senior year of high school, and balancing a job. At the end of that year, I used some of the money I had saved up to continue my lessons throughout the Summer of 2014. It was well worth every penny!


Mike is a great teacher, for any age! His fun style of teaching allows you to learn, and want to practice as you are mastering even some of the toughest exercises. Over the six years I have known him, he has become more of a friend than a teacher! I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to play drums."
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Michael has been a great teacher,always positive and encouraging."
William
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I had the pleasure of being one of Perry's first students back in the olden days.
I took 4-5 years of private lessons with Perry during my middle school and high school years. Perry opened my eyes to all genres of music and stressed the importance of being familiar with all styles. His instruction helped me land professional gigs in jazz, funk, blues, rock and world fusion. I will forever be in debt to Perry for his passion and knowledge of music he bestowed on me. Perry teaches from a different perspective and I always felt like he was a friend too. This review should have been written over 20 years ago, but you know.....Thanks Perry!"
Tim
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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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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"Evan is an experienced musician who translates his expertise really well to aspiring drummers. He's super calm and patient which makes lessons fun. He supports students at whatever level they're at vs. excessively pushing. Highly recommend!"
Gary
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Scott has been a GREAT teacher for my son, who started playing at age 7, and has progressed amazingly quickly. The lessons are well thought out and supportive, and the practice is effective and engaging.

And, Scott is super-nice!

HIGHLY recommend Scott for drummers of any age and level."
Craig
Took Drum lessons from Scott K.
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"Mr. Mike is fun and full of energy. My 2 boys have been learning drum from him for over a year now and they have improved a lot, and most importantly they really enjoy each session. The virtual setup and sounds system is excellent. With his vast music knowledge, kids can learn varieties of songs and benefit greatly from it."
Gunawan Family
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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