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Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
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Michael J.

17 Reviews
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Michael works with a wide variety of students from ages 5 and older. Michael specializes in beginner and intermediate students.

At the first lesson, the student can expect a wide variety of questions to give Michael a feel of their interests, desires and goals with playing drums. Students will be asked what kind of music they want to play and encouraged to always guide Michael to learning what they like.

Students can expect to learn rudiments, proper technique, reading rhythms and learning the songs they like.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

Kerry K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded $1,000 from Wright State University
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Kerry K.

7 Reviews
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I've been teaching Drums since 2004 and recently started back January 2013. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play all rudiments and as time goes on you'll be able to play in bands and in JH and HS bands. I typically use the Haskell Harr, and now include Alfred's Drum Method book for Snare; Tommy Igo for drum-set. His posters from Vic Firth are great resources (which I send out to new students). I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Kerry

Online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns. I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University t

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Mary
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
King Koeller
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
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Tracy D.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian University
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Tracy D.

28 Reviews
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I have been teaching drums since 2003, and I start my students using The Drumset Musician, by Rick Mattingly and Rod Morgenstein. I also choose materials, from my extensive library, to address the needs of each individual. I am familiar with rock, country, blues, jazz, and world grooves, as well as marching band and orchestra. I teach the components of and purposes of voices within the set, proper grip, reading music, coordination, and feel. I also teach students how to analyze and map songs, so they can excel in a band setting. If a student is wanting to be in marching and symphonic bands, I can prepare them for those pursuits, as well. I have two sets in my studio, as well as abundant hand and auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in

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Katie
Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums.
Cooper P.
I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more.
Ian W.
Tracy made it so much fun to learn. Just a total jammer and clearly loves playing.

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Craig H.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Craig H.

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Craig tailors lessons to the needs and goals of the individual student whether they are a beginner or an advanced student. Being able to work with the students to reach their full potential by giving them a strong vocabulary and command on the instrument are areas he is able to shine on them, but more importantly make it fun while they are learning the instrument.

About Craig

Craig Hanna, has taught professionally since 2000, and has made his passion for music and teaching a career. He was taught by some of the best instructors in the GreenBay Area at a young age and has continued to study an array of musical styles. When he is not behind the drums teaching , he provi

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Chuck
Really couldn't ask for more. Craig's been working with my daughter for years and we couldn't be happier.
Stephanie
I came to Craig as an adult, with little to no musical training and was hesitant to take lessons because I had no idea what expect. In the time I have worked with him I have learned to sight read, play along to songs , have a strong grasp on the fundamentals and work on improvisation. He continually challenges me to try new things and expand my vocabulary. As an instructor Craig is professional, non judgmental, patient and is an experienced teacher. A lot of people can play drums, being able to teach others is an entirely different skill.
Billie
Craig has been working with our son for over 5 years. He is an exceptional instructor. Our son had no previous drum lessons prior to working with Craig. Our son really enjoys his lessons with Craig and has really excelled. We would highly recommend Craig
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Fabian D.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly
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Fabian D.

22 Reviews
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*Learning rhythms and technique
*Playing exciting grooves and fills
*Learning to read and write drum music
*Learning any song you would like

About Fabian

My goal as a teacher is to direct my students to a more extensive use of their instrument without losing that special quality that sets each individual apart. I will help you establish a solid foundation of technique so you can meet any musical challenge squarely and with confidence. I love working

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Travis W.
Good teacher
Tom
Great teacher, very patient with my son.
Devon D.
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Alexander A.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Sign Language
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alexander A.

26 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

As a pro-level bass player, I understand the importance and the roll of the drum set in a band. I can help you coordinate your limbs, perfect your beats, improve your timing, and read rhythms...one step at a time.

About Alexander

My name is Alex, and my passion is teaching music. I offer clients a unique learning experience with customized lesson plans and personalized attention to fit your exact goals and needs. These aren’t just words to me…they are a commitment I make to everyone that I have the pleasure of working wit

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Sheila T.
Great with beginners. Makes learning bass fun
Goudjor
Good afternoon sir, my name is Goudjor messanvi Chris& I just read about you but I'm just starting my guitar lesson & I think your explanation is far better & please can we chart so I can be your student? Thank.
Andrew
Great instructor ! He knows to shift focus towards what you need to work on. As soon as the instructions are given or the questions he asks you feel relief because the energy is going towards what you already feel you need to work on and not just moving on to the next lesson. The tailored lessons make for a low pressure learning environment to fit your needs. As long as your consistant with receiving his lessons you will get where you want to be with your talents and be jammin out soon.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Camillus, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Camillus is $66. 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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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Dave is very nice and personable. He welcomes parental involvement. Our son has enjoyed Dave's instruction."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"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."
Dakota
Took Drum lessons from Scott S.
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"Hunter loves his teacher, we are very happy with him. He is good at teaching the fundamentals of music theory, like notation and scales but also keeps it relevant and fun. He asks Hunter what type of music he's into so that it isn't a chore to practice- it is pretty cool that a 10 year old is playing The White Stripes!"
Hunter
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Matt is a true professional!

Matt teaches my 10 year old on drums and has done an amazing job. He has instilled the basics and foundation of drumming while still holding the interest of my son. At the same time he is developing his ear and teaching him how to play and adapt to different styles of music.

I highly recommend Matt for all ages of drumming kids and adults alike."
Greg
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"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!"
Jacob Sargent
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band."
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"He's amazing with our 5 year old. It's helped with her concentration a lot. She's starting to name off parts of the drum set and playing repetitive beats. He's very patient and helpful. We highly recommend him."
Helena
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"We had our first lesson this week and it was great!"
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Friendly and helpful teacher! Lessons suitable for a wide range of skill levels."
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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