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Joshua T.

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Millwood, NY
Starting at $22
  • Awarded General Studies from Quinsigamond Community College
  • Master of Arts from Manhattanville College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joshua T.

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All styles, all methods!

About Joshua

I have an Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree in Music from Purchase College and also a Masters Degree in the Arts. In 2016 I will receive a business degree from Berklee College of Music. I have been teaching drums for over sixteen years with well over twenty years of performance experience. The

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Eddie O.
Josh has been teaching my son the drums for over a year now and I have witnessed an amazing transformation in my son's playing ability.

Josh is always very enthusiastic. He covers drum theory and history. His level of professionalism is top notch.

We are very grateful and lucky to have Josh work with our son on becoming a drummer.

Thanks Josh!
Eddie O.
Josh has been an great instructor and motivational figure for our 11 year old. My son says "he is cool!". I highly recommend Josh for both his expertise and fantastic personality.
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Dino C.

Rochelle Park, NJ
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dino C.

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I have many years of experience playing drums and percussion, starting with reading music, teachings posture getting around the drum kit hand control and technique, Learning your favorite songs with all type of time signatures and beats that will enhance your ability to play drums including exercises and practice routine to make you a phenomenal drummer

About Dino

I am a professional drummer, percussionist I received my first snare drum at around the age of 8 it was great for working on hand control and rudiments. At age 13 I received my first drum kit and has had a passion for playing drums ever since. It was my love of music that built the foundation of my

Eric S.

Cold Spring, NY
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Eric S.

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I teach the basics of drumming (technique, rudiments, four-way coordination and limb independence) as well as any and all styles related to drum set including rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, Latin and much more. See my bio for more information about me. Remote lessons also available via Skype or FaceTime.

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundat

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Richard C.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Richard C.

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Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Phillip D.
I started with Richard in July, and by October I'm not only playing and singing songs on the banjo, I'm also learning musical theory that I never really fathomed learning. It's opened up a side of my brain that's been rather dormant for the last forty seven years.
andrea W.
My first lesson was very good. I am excited to keep learning more. Richard makes it an easy process.
Kenneth S.
Friendly, knows his stuff, and adjust to my needs.
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TJ T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College
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Hi! My name is T.J. Thompson and I am a professional drummer and educator currently living in Forest Park, IL. I received my B.A. in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College in the Spring of 2019. I have been playing professionally in Chicago and it's surrounding suburbs for over five years now, and have played the drum set for 13 years.

I am very passionate about my craft, and absolutely love spreading that knowledge with others and inspiring them to the best of my ability. I am well versed in many styles, including Rock, Jazz,, Fusion, Funk, World Music, and Classical Percussion.

I am active in many bands, such as Instrumental Rock/Fusion band Elysian Green and Folk/Rock band Fleeting Suns (check either out on spotify!) I've been lucky enough to record and share the stage with famous Chicago musicians, such as Chris Siebold, Mark Colby, Frank Caruso, Jeremy Khan, and Marlene Rosenberg, among others. Some less-local musicians include Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, and Matt

About TJ

My goal as an educator is to give my students the tools to allow them to play in a way that makes them feel accomplished and brings them joy. I am very serious about teaching the fundamentals of drumming, as it allows you to begin learning self-sufficiently, and that way you can keep learning in a

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Jason W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded ZAKK WYLDE COVER CONTEST from http://www.musicmeetsvideo.com/
  • Music Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2009
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Jason W.

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I've played drums for over 10 years specializing in the rock and metal genres. We'll cover everything from different stick grips, grooves, double bass patterns, your favorite songs and everything in between. If you're looking to improve your overall knowledge on the drum kit and want to have fun while learning, then you came to the right place! Let's get started!

About Jason

I've been playing and studying guitar for 17 years as well as teaching for 14. I grew up in Minnesota and started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. Self-taught for three years, I developed a passion and love for music. Upon turning 16, I expanded my knowledge studying with a local guitarist,

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Josh
Jason is an AMAZING TEACHER!!! He is so fun and knowledgeable. I found him on Instagram. I was always admiring his guitar playing whenever I saw his videos. I reached out to him and I took my first lesson last week via Skype since I'm living in a different state. I'm looking forward to what he is gonna teach me next! Thank you so much Jason!
Jimmy
I took several lessons with Jason and he is a very knowledgeable guitar teacher and he makes the learning experience a good one. He breaks down the teaching experience so even the most beginning student can understand it and he caters to his students individual needs.
Lauren M.
Jason is awesome. He is intelligent, prepared, cool, kind, and patient. I'm really looking forward to getting better at this guitar thing with him. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM YOU LOVERS, ARTISTS, FRIENDS, AND STRANGERS.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Central Valley, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Central Valley 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 $160 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"First lesson with Rob was very good. He was patient, got a feel for the student level and encouraged learning and creativity. Awesome experience."
Alex
Took Drum lessons from Rob B.
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"My son always looks forward to his lessons with Aaron. Aaron is good at keeping my 11-year-old engaged in his lesson. He always follows up with feedback and homework."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"I have had other instructors previously and let me tell you, having a great teacher can really change how you improve, your motivational level and discipline in your practices.

Khalil is a great instructor who always prepares and really thinks about his students improving, He is thoughtful about your level and is always pushing you to get better."
Richard
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Yulia is excellent at taking it up a notch from the very first lesson. I have been playing for a few years at a couple different churches, and she completely changed my thoughts on technique from the get go!"
Arin
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!"
Yasmin
Took Drum lessons from Alexa B.
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"Bobby has a wealth of knowledge and passion about music and can help you learn how to play your favorite songs on drums from any genre (alternative, indie, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classic rock, dance and more). 2 months ago, I knew nothing about drums, and in just 9 lessons so far I can now play a handful of songs and grooves. I learn so much each lesson, and Bobby does everything he can to help me succeed. I highly recommend Bobby."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"My daughter loves the lessons. Dr Vincent is great teacher"
nataliya
Took Drum lessons from Vincent C.
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"This was my first drum lesson and I do not play any other instruments. Murray made the lesson fun and informative and I look forward to my next lesson"
Mitchell
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I took drum lessons from Perry in Phoenix 20 years ago. VERY patient and helpful teacher. You learn at your own pace but he also moves you on to what you can do. Excellent teaching skills. You won't regret taking lessons from him!"
Cathy
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"really good at split second lessons"
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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