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Zach S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors of Music from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Zach S.

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I believe that each person is drawn to the drums for different reasons; some have dreams of performing in stadiums for thousands of people, others simply want to be able to play along to their favorite records in the garage on a Sunday afternoon. Whatever your goals are, my goal as a teacher is to always keep sight of your initial motivations for drumming, craft an individual plan to help you get there, and to have some fun along the way! (All styles & levels welcome)
*Please check out my Drum Lessons Introduction video below to hear more and see my lesson studio!

short bio:
I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..at dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :)
*Feel free to watch my performance Reel below to hear a sample of my playing!

About Zach

I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..in dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :) *Feel free to watch my perfor

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Tim
It has been a pleasure to begin to learn to play the drums with Zach. He has made the lessons immensely enjoyable and given me the time and space to master one element of drumming before on to another.
Karen
Zach is not only a kick-ass drummer, he’s a great teacher too. I never thought of myself as musically inclined but after six months of lessons with Zach I have changed my tune. Thanks to Zach’s patience, kindness and skill, I’m actually learning how to play the drums at age 45! I look forward to my lessons every week and highly recommend Zach to aspiring drummers of any age.
Luis
Zach has been my drum instructor for a little over a year now, and after stopping playing for several years beforehand I foun Zach, I thank him helping he rebuild my passion for rocking out! He never fails to take his time with me and break down certain beats, songs, etc, whenever I’m having trouble getting the grasp of things. He makes his classes very personal and it’s clear how much he cares for how I perform and how much I understand what I’m doing
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Riccardo B.

2 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Music performances, ear training and music education from Accademia del Suono
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Riccardo B.

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Experienced professional drummer available for private lessons.
Available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn. I specialize in independence, reading, time playing, technique, all styles. I use many of the most popular drum methods from the tradition of drumming.

About Riccardo

Riccardo has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Riccardo has helped students of every age, level and musical inclination. Riccardo received his first training at 'Accademia del Suono' (Milan, Italy) in 201

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Khalid I.
Excellent teacher
Giorgia B.
Riccardo is a very knowledgeable teacher and also able to make the lesson fun.

Vincent C.

14 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music
  • Teaches students 10 to 80
  • Teaching since 1976
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Vincent C.

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About Vincent

Dr. Vince is a musician, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and a producer. Vince has three cds out with one in Germany. Dr. Vince has two master degrees one in music and in education with a PhD in Music Vince was produced by" Badfingers" Joey Molland, which was the Beatles first band signed to

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Duke P.
Excellent first lesson. Vincent is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable with multiple instruments!
Frankiegny
I find Vincent to be a very good and patient teacher. He has a nice easy way of teaching.
nataliya
My daughter loves the lessons. Dr Vincent is great teacher

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Rich M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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Rich M.

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I have over thirty years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. My youngest student is seven and my oldest student is seventy six. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have years of experience playing with jazz, rock, funk and country groups as well as playing shows for touring acts. My versatility allows me to teach many styles. Whether it's teaching a beginning student how to play rock, helping a teenage student prepare for marching band or jazz band or showing a retiree how to play to their favorite song, I always enjoy help my students learn and improve.

About Rich

I am originally from a city just outside Boston, Massachusetts called Quincy. I was lucky to have studied with some of the finest teachers around Boston including the many great teachers at Berklee College of Music. While in Boston and studying at Berklee, I was an instructor for the Boston Crusade

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Jim
Rich is an excellent teacher! He is an excellent performer who is accomplished in many different styles of music! I have watched him perform with many various groups playing different styles of music at different venues. He has an excellent ability to transcribe what he hears and write it down in musical notation. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Barry
Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson.
Tom
Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable.
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Ty F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Professional Performance Certification from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Have fun learning to play drums!
Our drum classes explore Drum Technique, Rudiments, Reading Music and Playing a variety of musical styles including (Rock, Pop, Jazz and more)!

About Ty

Thank you for your interest in taking Drum Lessons! My name is Ty Fleming I've been performing and teaching professionally over 25yrs. Education: Musicians Institute (Los Angeles, CA) Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps (Philadelphia, PA) Music and Drums have been a part of my life as long as I can re

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Michelle V.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor or Arts, Music from CSU Long Beach
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Michelle V.

8 Reviews
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I will help develop and strengthen your rhythm and snare technique.

About Michelle

AVAILABILITY MAY CHANGE DUE TO CURRENT HEALTH SITUATION SO PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING. I am a Certified Beginning Piano Teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA where I completed my teaching piano certificate. I completed my Bac

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Patty
Michelle is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about music. My child loves going to class and hates missing a class (only when she's sick). She makes learning music fun but it also firm if the child doesn't meet the expectation. It's been a year since we started lessons and we couldn't be more happier.
Izabel M.
Michelle has been very good at keeping my 8 year old engaged and interested in learning to read music. We are looking forward to many more lessons.
Dan
So far so good

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Astoria, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Astoria is $65. 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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$54 average
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"Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!"
Phillip Gardner
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student."
Cintia A.
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Brent has been teaching my son drums for 2 years now and it has been great! He is extremely patient and makes sure my son is thorough with a particular lesson before moving to the next.He also makes it fun by making my son play along to the beats of a song.
I highly recommend him as a music teacher."
Natasha
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"I was a little skeptical with my son, who is six years old,to start taking drum lessons because I thought he was too young. Well, it turns out that he is not and I am thankful that David is his teacher because he is awesome with him. He is very kind and patient. My son is learning a lot! I am very happy."
John
Took Drum lessons from David E.
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"great drummer, great person!"
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"I am a 20 year old college student and I've been taking lessons with Mike for almost a year now. There hasn't been a time when I left the lesson without learning something new or improving on my previous skills. Mike is an excellent teacher and is very familiar with many different genres and styles of music. I always look forward to going to my lessons because every week there's something new and challenging waiting for me. I would highly recommend Mike as a percussion teacher to anyone, as he is incredibly nice and talented at the same time!"
Eniko
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"My daughter had an easy time connecting and was very excited about drumming."
Tanel
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Michael has been teaching drums to my 6-year-old son for the past 5 months. He has been really great to work with. My son loves going to his lessons, where he always has fun. Michael's demeanor is perfect for my son, keeping the lesson light and breezy in tone, but making sure he is always learning proper technique and advancing his skills.

Michael is very flexible, always working with us to adjust the schedule when needed. We rented drums at first (which we were able to do through Michael - I asked, he provided; no pressure sales), but when we were ready to purchase, he helped us find the right set. Michael even helped us get a reduced price through a local music store.

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Michael. The best testimony that I can give is that my son loves to practice his drums every day, without having to be asked!"
Rich
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"A lot of what we discussed is where I am and where I want to go; which to me is really good. I am missing a lot of the fundamentals and Scott is helping to bring me up to speed as well as add to my tool kit! Awesome first lesson!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Wow! For someone who was completely new to drums and understanding rhythm , Ross was absolutely perfect for what I needed. His attention to detail shows just how knowledgable he is of his craft, and makes hard matters easy to understand! (even a 6 year old could understand him)

His professionalism strives even through online classes, because he's so keen on making sure you understand the context.

Would HIGHLY recommend!"
Sandra
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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