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Popular Drum Teachers in Brooklyn, NY

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Scott S.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Scott S.

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I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

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Anthony G.
Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.
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Asaf N.

5 Reviews
Bayside, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Hebrew, Italian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Asaf N.

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Learn how to play the drums the RIGHT way. There are no secrets, just hard work, consistency and foundational concepts. Let's make you a beast together :)

About Asaf

I would not be the person I am today if music wasn't the focal point in my life as it is. Not only do I absolutely love performing and studying music myself, but I adore teaching as well. Part of the musical experience is taking what you hear and what you learn from others and building on it to cre

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Thomas L.
Eventhough it was just our first lesson, Asaf is a patient teacher and gave lots instruction.
Sophia P.
Very informative, we went over terminology, how important it is to have the proper sticks and the correct way to hold them. Reading the music and playing the proper beat. We did a lot for 1 lesson, my daughter loved it.
Bindia M.
Flexible teaching methods!

Asaf is just brilliant. During the first session, my son was very distracted by the other things in the music room ie lights, instruments etc but Asaf managed to engage him by being extremely flexible in his teaching ie he is not wedded to any order and has a lesson plan in mind but goes with the flow and the interest of the child - this ensures that all that was intended on being covered is, and as a result of the flexibility, my son just loves these drum lesson and Asaf. Asaf makes him focus and has built a great teacher/student relationship in only 3 session. I would highly recommend Asaf.
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Jesse P.

4 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelors degree, Music from University of Minnesota
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Jesse P.

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Whether you are a beginner inspired to learn the drumbeat of your favorite song, or you've been playing for years but just can't seem to make further progress on your own...I've got you covered!

I have taught drum lessons for over 20 years to students of all ages. I care deeply about helping students reach their goals on the instrument, and I never cease to be amazed at the beauty and creativity involved in making music.

My background in a nutshell: I have a degree in music with a focus on percussion and composition from a major university, I've studied with some of the greatest drummers in the world, and I lead and compose the music for a jazz quartet in New York City.

Are you ready? Let's get started!

About Jesse

I have a bachelor's degree in music (percussion & composition) from the University of Minnesota, where I studied percussion with Fernando Meza, jazz drums with Phil Hey, and music composition with Judith Zaimont. I also studied for several years with the renowned jazz drummer Dave King (The Bad Plu

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Hans
As an intermediate drummer, Jesse's lessons were a perfect fit for me! I've been with him for about two years now. He's an experienced and skilled musician, but more importantly he's patient, motivating, and overall just a great teacher. I always feel like I'm getting my money's worth when going to his lessons. My skill level and enjoyment level of drumming have dramatically increased since beginning studying with him. I have no plans to quit taking lessons with Jesse anytime soon!
Thorson
Jesse is a great drums instructor and musical mentor. He has a great set-up for teaching drums online, and a cozy home studio in Morningside Heights if you prefer in person instruction. His hourly rate is the best deal you'll find on Manhattan. I previously paid $150-200 per hour for college instruction, and Jesse's teaching is as good or better than any college instructors. He is clear, friendly, patient, and able to cater instruction to both the ability and aspirations of his students.
Peter
Jesse is a true professional, a technician, and an artist. And he yearns to see his students level up. I love his taste in music! I wish I could receive his tutelage more often.

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Murray P.

112 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Awarded Washington DC Percussion Award from Washington DC Orchestra
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Murray P.

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Snare Drum
- Orchestra Percussion
- Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming
- Reading various time signatures
- Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Tuning & maintenance
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

Hand Percussion
- Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more.
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About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well ro

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David
Murray is a great teacher, who challenges you and helps you improve from the very first lesson.
Sekani
My kids love and look forward to this class each week. There is no need to push and prod. Excellent engagement by Mr Murray.
Katherine H.
fun, instructive and patient!
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Joshua A.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Joshua A.

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My goal is to unlock your creativity! As an active musician, producer, and teacher, I love helping people learn to read, write, and play the music they love and envision. My teaching philosophy is that every aspect of music is connected and therefore to really get it, you have to learn it all! I take a wide ground up approach inching away at rhythm, melody, theory, technique, and feel altogether, advancing all musical skills equally over time.

About Joshua

I am a Nashville-based musician and record producer, originally from just north of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. I began my musical journey at the early age of three. My parents recount me banging on pots and pans before I could speak, so they placed me in piano lessons at three years old and drum lessons

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Kelli
Josh is AMAZING! He’s helped my son learn to play the drums - he had never touched any music instrument before he started lessons. He’s also teaching him to read music which is important to me. Lastly, Josh really helped to boost his confidence - he was 5 months in and my shy kid signed up for a drum showcase and DID AMAZING!!! Josh is such an awesome young man, and a good role model for kids as well. He was doing in person lessons, but when Josh moved we switched to virtual because he’s so great! HIGHLY recommend working with Josh. He’s the best.
Marilou
Good program and Joshua is a very good listener! I recommend his piano class for every beginner.
Dia B.
Joshua has the gift of teaching. My son is not only enjoying his lessons, but he is excited to show me what he has learned and even practices every now and then without needing a reminder. I would highly recommend him. He relates well with his students and makes learning the piano fun.
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Ethan F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Rhythm
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ethan F.

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I will provide all of my students with the knowledge of basic rhythms/rudiments, techniques, and express what a good work ethic looks like when applied to a craft like music!

I specialize in Marching percussion, Jazz, and Funk drumming. I have marched with world-class drum lines and I play in a growing jazz/rock band, The Family Recipe. With the culmination of knowledge from my previous experience/instructors, I know the importance of good instruction and how to use those tools for maximum expression through drumming.

About Ethan

Hi hi! I am a professional drummer with a strong foundation. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Communications Studies and a Jazz Music Minor. I've been drumming for about ten years, spending time with some of the best instructors and the most dedicated ensembles.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Brooklyn is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
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$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Custom Lessons to Improve Quickly

I've had three lessons with Ed and I notice a significant improvement in my playing/practice. Ed will tailor a program for your skill level where you will see results immediately. The key is to practice regularly with Ed's lessons. The lesson studio is professional and fully equipped. I would highly advise any skill level of percussion to sign up for a lesson package with Ed."
Gregg
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"Ross is the best! He's a top young LA musician, by far the best musician AND teacher I've studied with. I feel very very thankful to have an hour of his time every single week to learn from him. He's improved my drumming vastly in such a short period of time, its amazing!"
Jane
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"I picked the perfect instructor for me! John is genuine, fun, extremely knowledgeable on drums and a great communicator! He took time to learn about my goals and has given me direction for achieving them. I feel like I am in great hands and look forward to future lessons!"
Lynne
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Danny is Freakin Awesome!!! SO so happy he is my motivator and mentor."
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Fun and Effective!

I thought I had no rhythm. I never played drums. After a couple hours with Casey I can play rock beats and even at least play to some songs on my Ipod. Great teacher!!!"
Casey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Danny is patient with kids, but if you want to be driven to perfect your talent, he has that within himself too. He has the education and passion to help you go as far as you decide to go."
David
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Casey is professional and makes learing easy and fun.

Casey is an amazing teacher. I have ZERO musical talent and Casey had me playing songs within a week. He makes learning fun and very easy. He is very knowledgeable not to mention a pretty sick drummer.
I started taking drum lessons just to check it out... and I keep coming back to learn more.
If you want a very relaxed and good time while learning to play. Casey is your guy."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Andrew is very knowledgeable and very patient. He explains everything throughly. He communicates very well even after the lesson is over and he has left the house."
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew W.
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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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"Mike is good at teaching, always plays with you and guides you to play right and comfortable for you. Best teacher I’ve ever had. If they had more stars he deserves them!!!!!!!!"
Sloan
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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Drum Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

Drum Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

Have you always dreamed of rocking out on an epic drum solo? Well now you can when you sign up for drum lessons near you in Brooklyn, NY. Here at TakeLessons, our drum instructors teach students of all ages and skillsets and help them achieve their drumming goals. Whether your child is begging you to take classes or you’re looking to take your drumming up a notch, our drum lessons have you covered.

When you take our drum classes, you will receive the tools you need to succeed. Maybe you’re looking to try out for your local band ensemble or perhaps you want to form a rock band with your best friends. Whatever it is, your drum teacher will guide you every step of the way. With some professional help and plenty of practice, you will be well on

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your way to drumming like your favorite musicians in no time.

If you are looking for private drum lessons in Brooklyn, NY

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the value of private lessons. We realize that crowded classroom settings aren’t always conducive to everyone’s learning style. After all, some students may be visual learners, while others learn better with audible cues. What’s more, students often learn at different paces. That’s why we offer in-person and online private drum lessons in Brooklyn, NY.

When you join our private drum classes near you, we’ll pair you up with a certified and experienced drum teacher who will instruct you based on your preferred learning style. Your drum teacher will work with you one-on-one and create a game plan based on your needs and goals. You can work at whatever speed best suits you, ask as many questions as you have, and spend as much time as you like on certain music topics. Perhaps you want to work on drum techniques or a specific rhythm sequence. Whatever it is, your private teacher will provide you with the support and guidance you need to realize all your drumming dreams.

Enjoy your drum classes in Brooklyn with TakeLessons

Are you ready to rock out on your drum set? Then it’s time to pick a drum teacher near you. Here at TakeLessons, we make it easier than ever to sign up for drum classes in Brooklyn and find a teacher in your area. Simply browse through our inventory of certified teachers and choose the ideal one for you.

We also offer all new students a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on their first session. Join today and you’ll be jamming out like Dave Grohl before you know it.

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