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Nathan D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University of Pennslyvania
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Nathan D.

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Do you have two left arms and two left feet (or two rights of each if you're left-handed), and have no idea how to coordinate behind your drumset?

Do you want to be able to accurately listen to a song and "play it" on your steering wheel as you drive?

Do you constantly have trouble maintaining speed, slowing down or speeding up for no reason?

How about wanting to go all-out and learning those crazy double-bass parts and snare rolls popular in today's extreme metal?

I require a practice pad for lessons to learn rudiments and coordination techniques, even if it's just a mouse pad taped to a heavy book to start with. If you continue taking lessons, I can recommend the best practice pad for you.

I typically will teach and write drums using a combination of tablature and standard sheet music. Tablature a simple set of lines and X marks that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access to thousands of songs.

You'll learn how to keep time with ...

About Nathan

Hello! My name is Nathan, but you can also call me Nate or Nay. I have played guitar, bass, and drums for over twenty years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio proj

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Karen
Nathan is an excellent teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and helped me to better understand guitar chords, strumming patterns and fingering. He gave me several exercises to work on in the coming weeks. I am looking forward to my next class.
-Karen A
Brian S.
Great lesson. Look forward to next week.
Gavin
Excellent. Friendly and met my son where he’s at!

Matt S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 3 to 26; Female: 3 to 30
  • Teaching since 2010
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Matt S.

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I teach lessons to any grade/age group. I have an extremely open mind to teaching and music in general, so nothing goes out the door in terms of philosophy, however, I've come to realize that some methods work better than others. That said, I tailor my attention and focus as an educator to the needs of student I'm teaching in front of me. I don't consider the student who just walked out of the lesson or the student who is coming in next. I put my all in the student who is in front of me because I believe time is an essential asset to lessons. Also, every case is so uniquely different in terms of students and I take a good amount of time to calibrate the learning style of every student.

About Matt

I am passionate instructor who is fueled by seeing success in others. No other feeling is more fulfilling then seeing the growth of another human. I have been teaching private lessons in my own studio for about 8 years now. I've taught 7 marching bands and currently writing music for some with an

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Dee F.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Awarded OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR from Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006
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Dee F.

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I was a percussionist for a symphony in Montana for 5 years and have taught percussion, Middle and High School Band, for over 10 years. in home lessons only.

About Dee

*** Travel Equipment *** Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it. *** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for

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Melissa T.
Dee is very knowledgeable and really listens to you in order to critique what needs tuning.
TONY
I just recently started with Dee. She is doing a great job of helping me realistically assess my performance, and constructively set goals to improve the aspects that need work. It's been fun and very helpful.
Bonnie
Our 8 year old son had his first Guitar lesson with Dee this past weekend, and she was amazing. She wasted no time getting down to brass tacks with our son, showing him the various parts of the guitar, how to hold it and within minutes he knew two chords. She was able to keep our kiddo engaged, offered great praise and positive feedback/reinforcement and kept him on task for the entire 45 minute lesson. We could not be happier and cannot wait to see what he learns during his next lessons with her!

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Theo S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelor of Music - Percussion Performance from University of Colorado at Boulder
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Theo S.

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University trained drummer/percussionist has played all around the world. From playing cruise ships to touring with LA bands, he's played more genres than you can imagine. Theo has been teaching drums for 8 years to all playing levels and ages. Get ready to build your chops quickly, learn solid technique, and learn how to groove.

About Theo

Our lessons will be fun, engaging, and high energy! We will learn the beats and epic drum fills to you or your child's favorite songs in any genre! While learning songs, we'll go over the fundamentals, techniques, and exercises needed to being a skillful drummer and musician. By learning a musical

Itamar S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Bachelor's degree in Jazz and Contemporary music from The New School
  • Teaching since 2014
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Itamar S.

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My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and B

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Roger P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1970
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Roger P.

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I studied with Gary Chester, Ed Soph and Frankie Malabe (Latin rhythms for drum set).
Have been playing for 51 years, and have played shows on Broadway.
Can teach all rudiments, reading, and hand and foot control, plus coordination. Also can teach a wide variety of drumming styles.

About Roger

I studied with Gary Chester, Ed Soph and Frankie Malabe (Latin drum set rhythms). I can teach you all the rudiments, how to read, how to correctly use your hands and feet, and how to coordinate them. I play a wide variety of musical genres, so I can show you how to play in those styles, and I have

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Clay, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Clay is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $110 per hour.
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"Keith is absolutely fantastic. My son began lessons with him when he turned nine and Keith has made the whole learning music process extremely enjoyable for him. Always full of encouragement, patience, and enthusiasm, the lessons show how much Keith loves music and the drums and how much he invests in each student, getting to know them as people more than just as drum students. We thought we might have to try a few teachers out before settling on someone but after one or two lessons, we knew we would be thrilled to have Keith teach our son for years to come."
Erik
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Thomas is very nice. My 13 yrs old likes his drum lessons very much so far."
Nathan
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Great Experience

From the first lesson, Andrew has been a consummate professional. Each lesson he brings in something new, while making sure that everything we've covered in the past is still ingrained through repetition. Having Andrew as an instructor has opened my eyes to the many facets of drumming, and I have taken skills/techniques with me that will last forever. The feedback does not stop after each lesson, Andrew is available all the time for any questions I may have during the week if I am stumped while practicing. His schedule is flexible with mine, and he is willing to bring in music that I want to personally learn. The lessons are the right balance of fun and teaching, and his studio promotes a learning environment that is not intimidating to let loose if you're a beginner like me.

I'd recommend Andrew to anyone looking to expand their skill set, the lessons have been a great experience."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Andrew T.
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"Awesome teacher! Our son's first lesson, made it fun and inspired him to want more. He cant wait to go back!"
Gunnar
Took Drum lessons from Rachel H.
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"Fun! Cool dude with great attitude."
Greg
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Marc is extremely patient and passionate about his teaching. Not only does he emphasize the basic techniques for a beginner like me to master, but also make it fun for me. He also tries to motivate me with music theory and history which definitely help me understand the music better and inspire me to master the basics. Marc has an amazingly amount of knowledge in everything else as well, such as physics etc. that shows up in his teaching from time to time, which makes the learning experience much richer!"
Rae
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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"Excellent!

I started learning drums from Colin starting June 2013. I am a beginner and Colin was my first drum teacher.

I really liked the way Colin provided step by step guidance. He has great patience when it comes to work with beginner like me. I am really glad I learnt under his guidance. He was very encouraging which is really helpful especially at the beginning.

Colin teaches how to do and play things right. I learnt really cool beats from him in my first set of lessons. Overall it was fun experience.

I would definitely recommend Colin.

And thanks a ton to Colin for being such an excellent instructor..."
Ritesh
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Great lessons, great teacher

It's only been 4 lessons but I really appreciate how the lessons are going. Jeff gives good explanations on how to read music and how to execute on the drums.Good pieces of advice too when some parts are hard to play !"
Adrien
Took Drum lessons from Jeff W.
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"Great teaching skills"
Malik
Took Drum lessons from Nathan R.
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"Great personality. My son is so excited with his first lesson and couldn't wait till next lesson. Right away he practiced at home what he learned today. Keep it up."
Peter
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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