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James R.

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North Brunswick, NJ
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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James R.

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Develop Stick Control, & the skills it requires to have the coordination it takes to Play the Drums.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience a

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Farreen
Great at making sure you understand the basics of music theory before proceeding to the instrument itself. Helping me become a more confident and smarter musician.
Francine D.
I've taken lessons before and have always become disappointed because there was never any structure to the lessons and theory was treated as secondary. I wanted to really delve into theory because that is the knowledge needed to have no limits. Finally, I found Jimmy. He is a true teacher. Jimmy makes sure he teaches you the theory behind what you are doing. I have been playing for over ten years and was not progressing. After just a few lessons with him, I am starting to truly see the fretboard. I am finally excited again!
Claire
Great at explaining music for beginners in a way that is simple, fun and efficient!

Itamar S.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Itamar S.

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My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and B

William W.

Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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William W.

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I have been teaching and performing professionally for 5 years. I have a specific teaching curriculum with an emphasis on simple technique fixes and practical beats and grooves that will grow your ability, confidence, and passion within two weeks of lessons! I believe playing the drums is a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life. I teach all genres of music and specialize in teaching sticking technique, jazz improvisation, and rock, hip hop, and R&B grooves. I believe the role of the teacher is to INSPIRE not endoctrinate, so I focus on listening to the student's goals and providing tools for creativity and expression behind the drums!

About William

I am a professional drummer, producer and teacher. I studied jazz performance at Montgomery College and graduated from the University of Maryland. Drum students can expect to improve week to week in their drumming technique. Every student has a unique approach to drumming; I teach students to use

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Charles S.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Charles S.

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About Charles

Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Quiana W.
Donna C.
Charles Stewart is a very personable instructor. This first lesson was very well - paced. He explained everything in detail and he gave me enough practise in the lesson so that I know what to do, on my own, during the week.
Gloria D.
Great teacher. Very patient and observant. He tells you where your strengths and weaknesses are and develops a plan to assist you in overcoming your weaknesses. My left hand is weak but the more I practice on the assignments the more I become confident in my success.

Eli K.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Associate in Arts from Bristol Community College
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Eli K.

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I am a well-rounded drum teacher, meaning I have learned and studied genres ranging from blues, jazz, rock and indie rock. I will give you tons of music to listen to and interpret and teach you how to learn tunes by ear. You will understand the forms of jazz tunes such as aaba Aba and abc. You will learn how to play the tunes you listen to and take the concepts of drum beats and drum rudiments used within them o make them your own and use them in your original playing. I also teach how to read standard drum notation, and can teach you how time signatures work and the values of notes if you don’t already know.

About Eli

Hi future students! I’m Eli. I know how tough it is to teach yourself an instrument, because I struggled with it for years and years. One of my biggest issues was learning how to practice, so if that’s something you struggle with, I can certainly help you develop a routine to which you would follow

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Fischer P.
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.
John P.
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jimmy
Eli was great. He was very patient with my son during his very first music lesson. Eli made the lesson fun and enjoyable. My son enjoyed the lesson very much and is looking forward to his next one.
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Ian C.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Ian C.

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Drums are such a great instrument to start on. Having a solid foundation of rhythm goes a long way in music. It transfers to all the other instruments. I like to begin with the basics stick control and rudiments. Drumset is a great place to go after that or hand percussion such as djembe, conga, or hand drums. I also teach steel drums. Lets get you drumming!

About Ian

Hello, I am a musician with over 20 years of experience touring here in the states as well as internationally. I graduated Ithaca college with a BA in music performance. I have lived, performed, and taught music in Nashville TN for the last 15 years. I love to pass on my knowledge of music with my

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Micheline
Another great lesson with Ian this week! 30 minuets go so fast that I will definitely increase to 40 minute sessions next time. Excellent teacher,
Micheline
Ian inspired me with my first lesson, he is very friendly, knowledgeable and an excellent teacher.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Newark, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Newark is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"My son is enjoying his lessons, and is motivated to practice & play his drums again!"
Nechelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson...she had fun and learned a LOT. I've never seen her this enthusiastic about practicing before. Thank you Rufus!"
Belle
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"It was a very positive experience. My son is learning so much and have fun in the process."
Sean
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My daughter is a new student for drums although she has experience with other instruments. She really seems to be learning a lot with Paul."
Jill
Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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"Great with children

Alex is great with my 7 year-old son! David has already shown improvement in concentration at school, thanks to Alex!"
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Alex J.
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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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"Casey is a very informative and positive teacher. A good guy all around. He pushes you outside your comfort zone and makes you somehow feel comfortable there. Very professional and cares about the success of his students. I highly recommend him regardless of your age or ability. One lesson and you'll be hooked on the drums!"
Stephanie
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Awesome teacher!

Since our son started drum lessons, his progress in the past six months with Steve blows away that of his previous four years under two other teachers. Steve stresses fundamental drum skills but also encourages implementation of those skills through songs that are enjoyable, engaging, and current.

Steve has also helped our son succeed outside of just the lesson room. He gave him invaluable tips to help him shine during his Rock School gig. He instilled him with insight and confidence as he prepared to audition for his school's advanced jazz band; when we told Steve that our son was one of only two seventh grade percussionists to make the mostly eighth-grade band, he exuded such genuine pride and joy in our son's accomplishment. As parents, Steve is exactly the kind of teacher we want for our child!"
Sue
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"These lessons were great. Regarding drums, I was an absolute beginner, and Tommy's lessons turned out to be an excellent jump-start. I used to play keyboards and guitars before, and I enjoy picking up by ear rather than reading notation, so I really liked informal and 'non-notational' way the lessons went. There was no hard notation drill, and yet Tommy had covered most rudiments, basic techniques, and patterns needed to rock in about 10 lessons. I'd recommend this for anyone who doesn't know how to hold sticks but want to get introduced into rock drumming."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Kevin is a phenominal instructor and person. His ability to connect with people and teach them at their personal level and rate is exceptional. I highly recommend him if your looking to learn and get into playing drums."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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