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Maurice M.

Yorktown Heights, NY

understanding polyrhythems and indipendancy

About Maurice

If you're looking to have fun while learning how to play an instrument you are at the right place.

What kind of music do you like? Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop Latin? Well I have being classically trained at Milan Conservatory in Italy as well as Juilliard school of music in New York, but I love all good music and performed with various groups and bands. I taught in public middle school and had lots of students

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I am very laid back but always on target with my students, I concentrate on having fun while learning important skills. I believe that being able to play is
a gift that stays with you for ever and allows you to get close to people's heart.

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Maurice M.

Maurice M.

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Eric W.

Poughkeepsie, NY

Modern Drummer Magazine Dec. 2015 listed as one of the finest drum instructors in the world by legend Dom Famularo.

Eric has been teaching students of all ages for over thirty years. Students learn how to read and perform all styles including rock, latin, jazz, rudimental snare drum, etc.

Lessons are prepared based on each student’s desires and needs, i.e. an adult looking for serious drum study or just a hobby, or a younger student who needs structure and guidance. Eric has a diverse approach to teaching as he tailors each lesson to meet each individual’s learning style while keeping it fun for all.

About Eric

Modern Drummer Magazine Dec. 2015 listed as one of the finest drum instructors in the world by legend Dom Famularo. 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, students can simulate a performance atmosphere as well as the most important aspect...a crucial time feel. Full Studio with two acoustic drum sets, one electronic drum set, and lots of percussion.
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David S. June 4, 2015
Drum · In studio
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is well-versed in all musical styles and customizes his lessons based on the experience and goals of the student.

Eric teaches students of all ages and skill levels. He has extensive technical knowledge and an encouraging style that motivates students to continue to improve. I highly recommend him.
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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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Eric W.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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$40 / 30-min
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Chris D.

Poughkeepsie, NY

In my lessons I always try to focus on three very important areas:

The most important part of being a drummer is the control you have over your sticks. In every lesson I make sure you are always improving your grip and the ability to play correctly.

The next thing is learning how to read and understand drum notation. It's very important to learn and grow as a musician. The ability to read and write drum notation is a crucial part of being a top notch drummer.

Last but not least is performance. The ability to play along to music, whether it's on your headphones or with a band. This is the reason most people start taking drum lessons, therefore it's important to learn how to play the styles of music you love like a professional drummer.

About Chris

Chris D. is a professional drum instructor located in the Dutchess County area. He has been playing drums and percussion for 26 years, and has taught in the Dutchess county area for 12 years. In 2008 Chris founded and built a lesson and recording studio in Poughkeepsie designed specifically for drummers.

Private Lessons: I teach many styles of music such as Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Funk, R&B and more. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced drummer, I have a lot of valuable knowledge to share. I will teach you vital exercises, rudiments and coordination to build up your technique,
whether it's on a marching snare or on the drum set. You will learn how to read and write drum notation as well as how to transcribe your favorite songs. In my studio I'll show you how to use all the latest hardware and online media to help you get the most out of each practice session. While studying under me, you will receive individualized lessons utilizing the latest technology and time proven traditional methods.

All Ages: I teach all ages and skill levels, from the drum pad to the drum set. No matter how young the student, learning to play an instrument and read music is invaluable to their education.

-I help my younger students prepare for middle school and high school level orchestra as well as preparation for NYSSMA. I also prepare my students for college music auditions and solo pieces.

-With my adult students I help them schedule music into their busy lives. There is no reason to put off playing an instrument if it's something you always wanted to do. A lot of my adult students commute to New York City and work long hours. So whether you work full-time, have a busy college schedule or commute to work, I'll help you build a practice schedule around your busy life. There is no reason to put off playing an instrument because you don't think you have the time.

All Skill Levels:

- With my beginner students I teach them the proper control they need to progress with the least amount of frustration. They will learn to read notation which will help me to guide them through all the techniques and exercises to follow. Most importantly, they will have fun while learning to play drums the correct way.

-With my advanced students you will learn more complex music theory (such as polyrhythms and odd time signatures). We will cover many of the different styles of music, as well as the techniques which make them unique. We will work on your speed and precision so you can play along to those songs that were always beyond your ability. I'll help you gain independence with each limb in order to maximize your playing potential. Most importantly I will show you how to enjoy your time behind the drum set, which will help you get the most out of each practice session.

Why Take Lessons: There is so much more to taking a drum lesson than just learning how to play a beat in a song. I will instruct and guide you weekly to help you build a solid foundation and progress at your own speed. Some of my top students have taken lessons with me for close to 9 years and they are able to play things that they never imagined possible. If you’re ready to put in the time and study hard, I will teach you the information and techniques to become your best.

If you’re ready for fun and professional drum instruction, then contact me to get started.
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Paul G. May 7, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Each and every lesson I learn more and more from Chris. Great Instructor
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Chris D.

Chris D.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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$25 / 30-min
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Brian P.

Middletown, NY

All of the complex drum beats and fills you see your favorite drummer perform are really just variations of simple patterns. So, with progressive learning steps, you too can be flying around the drum set in no time!

About Brian

Brian is a professional music teacher, owner of Pitch Perfect School of Music in Chester,NY. He is also the owner and manager of "The Skyline", which is a performace center in Middletown, NY. In addition, he is an extremely talented composer, arranger, and analyst. His latest endeavors have been writing music for film and gaming. His previous band These 3 Poisons has their hit song €œLight 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 knowledge and love for music with hundreds of students. In 2013/2014 he functioned as an adjunct professor at Mercy College, teaching Music Theory and Composition 1 and 2. He has plenty of ensemble experience, which in summary would entail Orchestra, Chamber, Choir, Jazz band, several rock and pop bands, and plenty of solo work. His main instruments are guitar, bass guitar, and keyboard, but he also has experience as a drummer, percussionist, vocalist, mandolin player, ukulele player, and clarinetist.
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Brian P.

Brian P.

Monroe, NY 10950
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Vito C.

Hopewell Junction, NY

I have been teaching classical snare drum and drum set for close to 10 years now. I emphasize become a diverse drummer with experience in all styles of music.

About Vito

Hello!

Music is my passion, and my life. I have grown up surrounded by music since I can remember, from my humble beginnings hanging out with my father in his friend's music store, to managing a music store of my own!

Since I was a young boy, all I ever wanted to do was play the drums, and I have been fortunate to do so for close to two decades. I have been molding young minds in the way of the drum since 2008, as I was on my way to receive my B.A. in Music from Western Connecticut State University.
I teach in a very traditional, well rounded style, catering to what and how the play wo
uld like to learn. We will work on everything from your basic sticking techniques, on up to complex rhythms and drum beats/patterns as they advance. I have a very laid back attitude, and really enjoy passing along my knowledge.

I hope to be able to help you on your musical journey!
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Shaheen S. December 17, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
He's very good with kids, very patient, knows his work because he's a very good drummer. Vito is always on time, and there are no issues with scheduling. My daughter loves him!
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Vito C.

Vito C.

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
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starting at
$35 / 30-min

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