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Granville M.

13 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $40
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Muhammad C.
Thank you for a lesson filled with information for him to continue to grow.
Jason D.
Granville is awesome. Can’t wait to continue our lessons
Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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Elias S.

Haledon, NJ
Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elias S.

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I am a professional musician with years of experience playing the drum set. I emphasize having a strong foundation in the basics of drumming and making sure that students are well equipped for whatever musical situation they may find themselves in. I teach my students how to read music, play the rudiments, and how to play a variety of styles.
I love music and teaching and I look forward to getting to know you!

About Elias

I have been playing the drums for 10 years and have experience playing classical percussion, marching snare, rock, latin, funk, and my current focus on the drums is jazz. I have years of experience playing in school bands and going through the audition process on drum set, singing, piano, and the eu

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Max A.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Drums from The Collective
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Max A.

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I gig, teach, and tour, full time as a drummer living in NYC. I've played drums for over 13 years and studied with numerous teachers across the country.

I perform rock, gospel, funk, jazz, country, and pop music for audiences all over and can help students identify specific, tailored, course work to help them in whatever genre.

My goal is to help students of all ages and abilities sift through the ocean of content to find the *right* challenges for them so they can play what they want to play.

This if my life, this is what I love. I look forward to working with you!

About Max

I live, gig, tour, and teach full time as a drummer in NYC. I have over 13 years of experience playing pop, rock, gospel, funk, jazz, and musical theater. I've taught children as young as 4 years old, and adults over the age of 45, from total beginners to experienced players. What I've learned, an

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Jacob Sargent
I thought I wasn’t going to be able learn how to play drums and then I met Max! Very patient person and easily helped me unlock the door into drumming. Made everything clear to me and broke it down to where I was able to understand. Highly recommend, Thank you Max!
Emmie
Max is an amazing teacher. He is an outstanding, patient,
and compassionate teacher. His lessons were so well tailored to my needs. Each class addressed specific needs and goals of mine. Max is a great drummer and wonderful teacher, highly recommend.
Benji
I was a bit nervous about taking lessons as I had not played drums in front of anyone before. My first lesson was surprisingly a very comfortable expereience and something that I would definitely recommend if you are on the fence. I have been playing for about a year and felt like I wasn't progressing with YouTube tutorials anymore. Max has really been helping to take me to a new skill level!
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Ben R.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $94
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelor's in Percussion Performance from Indiana University
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Ben R.

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We're fortunate as drummers and percussionists to play the most fun instrument on the planet. My studio focuses largely on that---really ENJOYING playing music. And the best way to enjoy it? By getting GOOD!!

So what do I mean by "drums & percussion?" I'm classically trained at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music which is THE powerhouse music school for producing well rounded percussionists. We're talking everything from drumset, orchestral percussion, marimba, marching percussion, Latin percussion, composition, and everything in between. YOU get to pick what we work on, and if you're not sure, we can do a little bit of everything to find what clicks with you.

Ok, now the really cool part. Included in each month of lessons, you will get an epic video for your social media. Yes these videos can help you show off to your friends and family, but it's also the absolute best way to improve as a musician because you can practice using your ears as you listen back and analyze ...

About Ben

Hey! I'm a professional percussionist who's toured through 30 cities across the United States and Japan, and I have always loved teaching. I believe us drummers and percussionists are the luckiest musicians because our instruments are the most satisfying and fun to play. I started on piano as a smal

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David N.

Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David N.

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I have 12 years of experience playing the drums. I lead my own band, Patos, for which I compose and arrange music for. I also perform as a freelance drummer (I love to support a fellow musician's vision). I've deeply studied jazz, funk and rock during my time at school.

When it comes to teaching, I strongly listen to the student's needs. I strive to understand what inspires them to move forward in their musical journey. The material covered will depend on what their goal is. At the same time, it important to me that the student feels comfortably challenged with the material chosen. Whether it is learning your favorite songs, improving your tone, expanding your groove pocket, learning technique or sight-reading and notation... I am here for you and excited to move forward.

About David

I am a recent graduate of The New School for Jazz in New York City. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music. I am primarily a drummer and bandleader. I compose on guitar. I have taught theory, ear training, rhythm notation, sight-reading and private drum lessons. I stri

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Tom C.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tom C.

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My name is Tom Criblez and I am a Brooklyn based musician. I am mainly a drummer, but also a guitarist. The way I typically structure my lessons is based on what the student is looking to learn and accomplish. However, I also have certain methods of teaching that include how to properly, physically drum and perform in order to avoid injury later in life, lots of chop building that is usually taught and practiced on a drum pad, some reading if the student is open to it because I believe it is a good way to latch on to rhythmic concepts, building a close relationship with a metronome, exploring the foundations and basics of grooves in whatever genres the student is looking to tackle and always leave room for something fun like learning a song or writing a part. I am also open to talking about what it means to be a drummer in different environments like bands or being independent or recording and the fundamentals in how to approach like getting good sounds or how to prepare ...

About Tom

Hey! It's always funny to write about yourself, but here we are! I am a drummer/guitarist living in Brooklyn, NY. I have toured the country twice with my band Ritual Talk on 6 week tours that we booked ourselves. I love to connect and make music with people from anywhere and of all types of genres.

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"Extremely knowledgeable. Pays attention to detail and he makes it easy for me to understand. I’m looking forward to my future lessons!"
Monica
Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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"Andrew is awesome! In just 3 lessons my son loves the drums! He makes learning fun!"
Brian
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Michael has been my son's drum teacher for the past year. Michael, in a short period of time, has taught my son a lot! Michael's lessons are both engaging and fun!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Developing passion for music

Richard is doing a wonderful job at developing a passion for musical instruments with my 6 year old son!"
Brett
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Love the way David breaks down skill development. I feel like I'm making great progress and I enjoy the lessons provided."
Tim
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Lets start off with Andrew, he is a great teacher. He is straight-forward when he needs to be, and doesn't beat around the bush. However he is highly considerate and friendly. As a high school student in a high competition area, my fellow percussionist lack guidance in terms of what to know about drums/percussion. I came into the year having bad technique, poor reading skills (reading music), and not a lot of confidence in playing in front of my class (solos required by school). Andrew was able to help me with all of those things. Also, i never feel rushed, and you can go at your own pace, yet some how there is always improvement. If your having any doubts, one lesson would clear those up. All in all, Andrew is a great teacher, and i look forward to continuing my lessons with him. (I have had about 18 lessons with him so far)"
Zachary
Took Drum lessons from Andrew M.
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"John is terrific. I'm an adult learner, and John does a great job tailoring my lessons for the kind of instruction and music I'm most interested."
Jay
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Mr. Max is a great teacher! He was super patient and knowledgeable. I was a total beginner at drums, but he made things really easy to understand and helped me start playing and reading right away. Would totally recommend taking lessons with Mr. Max!"
Hannah
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"We have been with Mike for several years. He is one of the best teachers our daughter has ever had. He is so enthusiastic about teaching drums to others. He is patient and works with our daughter to learn new skills. Looking forward to many more years with him."
Daniel Fisher
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"After his first session, my son (10 years old) said Eli was, "really nice." They reviewed a lot, Eli asked a lot of questions about previous experiences and and listened to him play. Sounds like it was a packed session but not overwhelming."
Fischer
Took Drum lessons from Eli K.
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