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Popular Drum Teachers in South Orange, NJ

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James S.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individua

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June 6, 2019
Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
June 28, 2018
Ramya M.
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.
March 16, 2018
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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Ben Z.

(5)
New York, NY
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M. and M.M. - Jazz Drums from Manhattan School of Music
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Private Drum Teacher

10+ years of teaching. I teach all genres, especially Jazz, American folk / world music (Brazil, Trinidad, Cameroon), and Classical percussion. I'm primarily a jazz drummer and I bring all my performance, business, and practice experience to my students to help them achieve their musical goals. We focus on strengthening the fundamentals, (time, sound, AND the feeling of your groove). I'm honest and frank in lessons. I hope my genuine passion for teaching inspires that openness in my studio. My students have been selected for Jazz at Lincoln Center Middle and High School Jazz Academy, Manhattan School of Music pre-college and summer camp, and Columbia University’s jazz ensembles.

About Ben

I’m Ben of BZ Drum Studio. I’m a professional drummer and educator. I’ve performed around the world, in Japan, China, South America, Europe, Canada, and across the US having worked with some incredible jazz musicians (Randy Weston, Johnny O’Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Joel Pre

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August 23, 2019
Shaye G.
Great teacher. Very kind!
April 21, 2019
Luke
I owe Ben a lot. I spent about a month taking lessons with Ben to prep for an audition for a university jazz program (I had zero experience playing jazz before this). Ben was one of the best music teachers I have ever had: he managed to get me prepared for my audition in just a few short weeks (I got into the program and had an incredible experience), and, perhaps more importantly, he taught me basic principles about jazz and jazz drumming that I think about constantly - not only when I am playing, but when I’m listening to jazz (which is most of the day, thanks to all the great recommendations from Ben). Ben is also an awesome dude, and has been described to me by random jazz dudes at FatCat as one of the “best drummers in New York right now.” If you’re looking for a drum teacher, Ben is without a doubt the best choice out there.
February 24, 2019
William
Ben is a talented drummer and an excellent educator: he really helped me improve as a musician. I highly recommend studying with him.
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Kobi A.

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Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $67
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Private Drum Teacher

Our drum lessons will be a combination of what you want to learn and a curriculum that i assign to you based on what you need to work on. Through this method we will develop a strong foundation of rhythm, musicality, and technique that will help you become the drummer that you want to be. Let's get started!

About Kobi

Hello, welcome to my bio! I have a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from NYU with and emphasis on drum set. At NYU i was fortunate enough to study with a lot of legendary musicians including: Tony Moreno, Billy Drewes, Lenny White, Micheal Rodriguez, Ralph Lalama, Wayne Krantz, Tim Keiper and

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving South Orange, NJ

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Michael T.

(36)
Drum
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Bachelors Degree: Combined major Sociology and Anthropology. from Oakland University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael T.

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Online Drum Teacher

Learn to play the drums quickly!!!!

About Michael

***IMPORTANT NOTE, PLEASE READ: I am located in the metropolitan Detroit area. But, I am available for online (remote) lessons; with a very good online set up (tripods, cameras, etc). I am also available at my teaching space, and have two great drum sets, set up side by side; one for the student

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October 31, 2019
Lillian
Michael is a patient and encouraging teacher. His lessons are energetic and we always get a lot done. You can tell, too, that he is knowledgeable and passionate about the material. He can apply both technical skill and professional experience to his lessons, while also adapting to the student and allowing them to advance at their own pace. He motivates with praise but will tell you when something needs work/practice. I leave every lesson excited to continue learning and improving. I recommend lessons with Michael!
June 26, 2019
Josh M.
Patient instructor; make the class interesting, and fun.
January 28, 2019
Celia
Michael is a kind and patient drum teacher for my 13-year old son. He is always on time, he keeps the lessons fun, and my son always looks forward to his next lesson. I highly recommend Michael.
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James D.

(5)
Drum
Starting at $29
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James D.

(5)

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Online Drum Teacher

1.How to Practice: Make your practice precise, efficient, and un-intimidating by showing up to the drums with a premeditated plan (we'll collaborate on this)
2. Fundamentals: Basic technique like how to hold the sticks and pulling a good sound out of your drums and cymbals
3. Reading: Learn how to translate music from a page to your drums
4. Transcribing: Take your favorite music, learn to play it, and notate it to better understand whats happening
5. MISC: Tuning your drums, adjusting your set up, posture, basic music theory, music history

About James

Hi! I’m James, a drummer, composer and teacher based in Boston, MA. I gave my first drum lesson when I was 13 years old, and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Drum Set Performance. I began playing the drums when I was 10 years old, and was fortunat

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February 24, 2019
Miichelle
We highly recommend James as a drum instructor. He works extremely well with our daughter. She looks forward to her lessons every week. She has improved immensely under his instruction. He is always professional, upbeat, positive, and encouraging!
February 19, 2019
Matt
I've played with James in various bands for years and he is always incredibly dedicated. His play in multiple styles is super tight and expressive, and he takes a joy in playing that I'm sure will catch on in any of his students.
February 19, 2019
Alyssa
James is an amazing drum teacher! It is clear that he is very experienced and knowledgeable. He is kind and patient and has a great method for practicing that has helped me to improve not only in lessons but on my own. I definitely would recommend him!!
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Zaid D.

(7)
Drum
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 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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October 15, 2019
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.
October 10, 2019
Yesenia
I am currently taking piano lessons from Zaid and I am very pleased with my learnings. Zaid is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. His passion for teaching piano shows with every lesson he gives. He is extremely patient, thorough, and helps me thinks outside the box. I would highly recommend him as a piano teacher!!!
October 10, 2019
NOHEMY
Zaid is a wonderful teacher, he is very dedicated in what he does. He cares about his students learning. In my first lesson with him helped understand the notes in a very practical easy to remember way. He mainly teaches piano but he also does bass and drums. I would definitely recommend him!!!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in South Orange, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in South Orange is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $168 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Mr. Casey is the best. My 6 year old takes lessons from him and adores him. He is very friendly, patient, and understanding. We are very glad to have chosen him as our instructor."
- Mioshey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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Casey is an awesome drums instructor. Very easy going and professional. If you are looking into learning to play the drums in a fun way Casey is your guy. Great drummer!"
- Marco
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"My son Cooper, now 13, began lessons with Brandon 2 1/2 years ago. He had never held a set of drumsticks but was interested in playing. Brandons ‘ease in’ make-it-fun approach is a complete winning combination for the student. Brandons ability to also read the student and know when to challenge them has been a key success factor for my son.

Who I have now is a 13 year old boy who practices 2 hours a day minimum, a passion for all things drum related, growing proficiency in theory and varying styles of music and most importantly a young confident musician who regularly plays in front of dozens if not hundreds of people.

I couldn’t have hand picked a better instructor for my kid...."
- Bill
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Ray is a patient, wonderful teacher and I am so happy to have found him!!!! The studio and equipment he provides is an added bonus that I was not expecting. A very pleasant surprise. I highly recommend Ray."
- Martha
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows."
- Elliana
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel H.
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"I met Andy Robinson when we were students at SDSU. I was a drummer between bands, and Andy was the drummer in the great local prog-rock band, Horsefeathers. We became instant friends, and when I attended my first Horsefeathers concert, I became a fan of the band and of Andy's drumming. After graduation, I closely followed Andy's music career as it went through many changes, each new endeavor more impressive than the last, and none more impressive than his solo work, which allows for the most focused appreciation of his diverse talents. Although I have great respect for drummers who are technically precise timekeepers, my favorite drummers are not metronomes but those who play with passion and personality, which is one reason why Andy Robinson remains one of my all-time favorite drummers."
- John D'Agostino
Took Drum lessons from Andy R.
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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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"I have been a student of Dor's for two years now. He is a very dedicated teacher and has continued to challenge me as I have progressed. Dor is clearly invested in the progress of his students and is a very engaged instructor. He always takes my interests and learning style into account when teaching. Highly recommend him to both beginners and more advanced students."
- Katherine
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"WOW! It was totally the best drum teaching experience ever .Shiv is a true professional with a calm spirit to teach all stages of learning the DRUMS. I was the oldest student but never gave up
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- Jerrie
Took Drum lessons from Shiv T.
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"Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson."
- Matt
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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