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David S.

3 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance from The Juilliard School
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David S.

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As a percussionist, I play a lot of different drums. Let me know what you're interested in learning and I will teach you!

About David

David is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and timpanist available for in-studio and in-home lessons in the New York City area. An experienced performer and teacher, he brings an exciting and collaborative approach to lessons with students of all ages.

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Bojun
Very professional, organize materials according to your level and needs. best teacher.
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Mark
My 9-year-old son, Luke, who is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS) studied with David for the better part of a year and the experience was terrific. In addition to being extremely communicative and reliable, David was kind and patient. David kept Luke focused and entertained while also inviting him to think about rhythm in ways that made sense to Luke's brain. We happily traveled from Inwood to "Downtown Brooklyn" for lessons because the level of instruction was that good and, I think, Luke's progress demonstrates that. Luke was bitten by the hockey bug, so we are taking a break from percussion right now, but I wouldn't hesitate to return to David's studio should time allow in the future.
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Ben E.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ben E.

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My approach to teaching drums will have you playing within the first few weeks of lessons. I teach with the focus on getting students ready to play in any sort of ensemble. Jazz, rock, pop, funk and free styles will all be discussed.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Danya
Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.
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Ryo T.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 19 to 70
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
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Ryo T.

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I've been playing drums as a professional in Japan and US for more than 20 years. I'm happy to help your development especially in Rock/Pop style!!

About Ryo

I graduated from Berklee with a Bachelor of music, Summa Cum Laude, this. I released 5 CDs from a major label with my ex-band. I also have experienced to teach lots of students from kids to 60s. I make your own curriculum which considers what you want to improve. Please feel free to contact me. I a

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Jessica B.
Very patient and very dedicaticated to teach and encourage his students to grow.

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Kismat S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Nepali
  • Jazz Performance from Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kismat S.

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I have over 21 years or playing experience, over 10 years of international touring experience over 14 countries and 6 years of teaching experience.

I can teach you to play your fav songs, techniques, playing by the books and all share all of my world touring experience.

About Kismat

My name is Kismat, 29, currently back in Minneapolis after living in LA for a year. I’m a full time musician touring the world playing rock, reggae, jazz music etc. I also teach at Guitar Center Maple Grove currently. I’m a professional musician with over 10 years of international touring experie

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Sanil
Taking lessons with Kismat was both fun and educational, as it should be. I was introduced to a variety of different music theory concepts at a pace which suited me. It was never too difficult nor too easy. Of course your progress will be dictated by how much you practice, but Kismat's lessons will give you a clear path to follow. Over all I had a lot of fun learning from him, he's a great teacher and fun guy to jam with.
Kathy
Our son Joe has taken lessons with Kismat for about the last year. They have been the most productive lessons of our sons guitar playing! Kismat found a way to teach our son in a way that appealed to him and applied to his way of learning. I could not be happier with the experience! Thank you so much!
Ingrid
I was Kismat's employer at Guitar Center in Roseville, Minnesota. He was fun to work with and great with students of all ages and skill levels. His energy and positivity always brightened the day and inspired the customers.
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Rachael F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Rachael F.

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My goal is to inspire students to create and share music that reflects their unique interests and voice, while providing a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. We will work on rhythm, technique, reading & listening skills, and whatever interests YOU to help you reach your goals.

About Rachael

Hi! My name is Rachael, and I've been teaching piano, drums, guitar, and ukulele throughout San Diego County since 2016. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston where I was a piano major with a focus on contemporary writing and production. After graduating in 2012, my wo

Doyle B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • B. S. in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner
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Doyle B.

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I have been teaching drum for 22 years. I have an earned Masters degree in music and enjoy teaching students of all ages. I am happily married with 5 children at home--4 of them are musicians as well (the youngest is 4).. Students will quickly learn not only the basics of music theory, but will be playing songs as early as their first lesson. It is extremely rewarding watching students have fun, excel, and fall in love with making music. I look forward to working with you.

About Doyle

Hello, my name is Doyle B. and I am eager to help you reach your goals! I've been teaching private lessons since 1992 and have loved helping my students win competitions at the state level, learn how to advance rapidly on their instrument, and fall in love with making music. I have 3 earned degrees

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Jeffrey
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Wonderful man. Great teacher
Jim
Doyle was fabulous. He was patient & caring. I think I can learn alot from him. Great teacher.

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"Not only does he teach, but he’s also in high-demand for professional music gigs all over the country! Murray is very patient and has a tremendous passion to teach at ALL LEVELS!! Take me for example, I’m not a beginner, but I needed to sharpen my skills and kick a number of bad habits -Murray is perfect for that!"
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Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Keith inspired my teenage daughter to keep practicing and playing through a mixture of flexibility and tough love."
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Kevin worked with me on drums for a few months and was incredibly patient with me as he helped breakdown songs bit by bit, was super encouraging along the way, and extremely fun to be around. I couldn't recommend him enough!!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"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."
Tim
Took Drum lessons from Zach S.
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"Great teacher, great person."
Kyle
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"John has been a great drum instructor for our 9 year old son. In a short period of time, John has taught him tons of skills and also helped develop his love of drumming. He keeps it fun, easy and motivational, but also has challenged our little drummer. He is very encouraging and positive with our son's progress. John is always on time and is a great communicator. We definitely recommend John!"
Sarah
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Christian Johnson is one of the finest percussion instructors I have ever known. He worked on our marching band staff for several years serving as the drumline instructor. Thanks to his patience, professionalism, and wonderful personality, the drumline grew to unseen levels and helped thrust the band into one of the finest in the state for many years.

I strongly recommend Christian Johnson for any type of percussion teaching."
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Christian J.
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"Bobby is a fantastic instructor. He spent several years himself studying drums from different people well versed in different techniques, so his approach is very broad and versatile; he is very knowledgeable and familiar with all kinds of different styles of music and drumming. As a teacher, he is very enthusiastic and energetic, his passion for his craft definitely guides the lesson along. He is very patient and takes the time to explain himself thoroughly and to help with problems or questions. He is very dedicated and professional, he always keeps his appointments, on time, and is considerate of your time, and he makes the most of the lesson time. He is very easy to reach and communicate with for rescheduling and such. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"My son was very impressed, asked why we had been taking drum lessons from his local instructor for so long. He was reticent before the lesson saying that he wasn't sure that our internet connection would be good enough, saying that he wasn't sure we could really do a lesson online instead of face to face. He came out of his room after the lesson and said he loved it, and that it worked really well, that our connection was just fine, and that he could hear everything on both sides. He was very happy with the result. He is really happy to have a clear goal of playing snare on the drum line in marching band, and he's very happy about having an instructor who can really help him to get there. Great experience so far!"
Jules
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"So far he had a lot of patience with my son. It was great to see my son actually learning the drums. He was really excited about the lessons! He can't wait to practice and go back next week."
Isaac
Took Drum lessons from Nicholas R.
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