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Max A.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Drums from The Collective
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max A.

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I gig, teach, and tour, full time as a drummer living in NYC. I've played drums for over 13 years and studied with numerous teachers across the country.

I perform rock, gospel, funk, jazz, country, and pop music for audiences all over and can help students identify specific, tailored, course work to help them in whatever genre.

My goal is to help students of all ages and abilities sift through the ocean of content to find the *right* challenges for them so they can play what they want to play.

This if my life, this is what I love. I look forward to working with you!

About Max

I live, gig, tour, and teach full time as a drummer in NYC. I have over 13 years of experience playing pop, rock, gospel, funk, jazz, and musical theater. I've taught children as young as 4 years old, and adults over the age of 45, from total beginners to experienced players. What I've learned, a

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Jacob Sargent
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!
Emmie
Max is an amazing teacher. He is an outstanding, patient,
and compassionate teacher. His lessons were so well tailored to my needs. Each class addressed specific needs and goals of mine. Max is a great drummer and wonderful teacher, highly recommend.
Benji
I was a bit nervous about taking lessons as I had not played drums in front of anyone before. My first lesson was surprisingly a very comfortable expereience and something that I would definitely recommend if you are on the fence. I have been playing for about a year and felt like I wasn't progressing with YouTube tutorials anymore. Max has really been helping to take me to a new skill level!
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Usman S.

New York, NY
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Urdu, English, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Music (Jazz Studies) from Davidson College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Usman S.

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I started playing drums when I was 5 years old. I have been self taught at times and at other times I have studied with excellent top notch teachers. I'd love to help you learn the drums, it is truly a passion of mine!

About Usman

I am a NYC-based professional musician. I attended music school for two years then pursued a professional music career while studying privately. I play all styles of music and am very experienced with jazz. I can teach beginner piano to advanced, and same with drums. I’m new here and very excited t

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Scott S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
  • 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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Andrew F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Political Science from UNLV
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Andrew F.

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I've been teaching beginning and intermediate drum students on and off for the last 15 years, and I'm excited to take on more students at this time. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Learn drum set so you can play in a band, get going on rudiments and make the snare line, focus on orchestral technique, or get a mix of whatever interests you.

About Andrew

I teach drum and guitar lessons. I take time to understand how you learn best, and teach to your personal goals, whether that's doing well in school music programs, having fun on your own, or playing with others with professional aspirations. My students have included younger children, teenagers, a

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Chance
Andy is an excellent instructor.

My 14 year old son had been playing drums for an hour or more every day for several months, and was making fair progress. He was convinced he could learn the drums on his own. But between his first and second lesson he improved exponentially. We were clearly going down the right path.

While my son was uncomfortable with the idea of taking lessons from someone he didn’t really know, Andy established a strong rapport with him by the end of lesson 1. And he was very eager to come back for lesson 2.

We intend to continue lessons with Andy for the foreseeable future.
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David L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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David L.

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My teaching technique is learner-centered. I work with students to help them build a strong vocabulary of drum rudiments and have them apply their newly acquired drumming knowledge to the songs and genres that interest them most. I have found this to be ideal for those at the beginning and intermediate levels. For the advanced drummers out there, I may be able to assist with some minor application of technique or perhaps deviate from standard drumming practices to acquire a fuller awareness of the body's interaction with not only the drumsticks and drum set, but how to maintain total postural awareness.

For those interested in flamenco, I have a lifetime of experience with the rhythms of flamenco, am a professional cajón player, and study/perform flamenco guitar.

About David

Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, D

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Phillip Gardner
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!
mike
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
Jacob
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
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Eric S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 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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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Locust Valley, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Locust 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 $177 per hour.
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45 min
$55 average
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$67 average

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"Learning from Adam was an amazing experience! He is extremely professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. His mentorship made me feel capable and confident as a musician. I’d recommend Adam to anyone."
Katherine
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Mike has been teaching our son Luis for almost 5 years now. He’s now ten and his play is amazing. Equally as importantly as his knowledge and high skill level, he is a patient and kind man who is great with kids. He built a strong relationship with my son and as a result, Luis loves playing drums. He has just the right balance of support and encouragement to get him to learn without feeling like he’s pressured or it’s homework. Passion make perfect!!! I highly recommend Mike as a teacher for students of any age. He Rocks in many ways!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher. He was really flexible with our schedule, and helped both of us starting at different skill levels and goals. He is well worth the money if you are serious about wanting to become a better drummer!"
Nadine
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Michael is an excellent music/drum teacher. My son and daughter love their lessons with Michael. They enjoy the music choices and both always tell me how much fun the lessons are and I love watching them thrive in their classes. Michael is a very good communicator. I appreciate his punctuality and his commitment as a teacher."
Richard
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Very patient, knowledgeable and fun loving individual. My son enjoys learning about the drums and looks forward to sessions with Mr. Murray!.. Within 5 sessions of working with Murray my son was already playing like a professional!"
Ren'a Morrison
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"He's very good with the kids and is great at keeping them engaged. Listens to my comments and concerns and has been flexible in his lessons to keep the kids challenged without frustrating them. I have two boys working with him. They are both so excited to share with me what they've learned after each lesson. I've never seen them look so proud of themselves as they do after their weekly drum lessons!

Rates are very reasonable also."
Jeanette
Took Drum lessons from Michael 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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"Adam is an excellent teacher! I have always been intimidated by playing the drum set, but Adam was so good at explaining each step that it felt almost simple. After just a few lessons I was able to figure out some songs on my own, and felt confident enough to play with friends. Thank, Adam!"
Ellen
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Kevin is great! Super chill and great to work with. Can't wait for our next lesson."
Shayne
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"John quickly won over my son with his great personality and fun teaching style. I am impressed by how quickly Blake has improved in such a short amount of time. It's fun to see how much he looks forward to his weekly lessons. Thanks John!"
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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