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Sal M.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Sal M.

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When I got my first drum kit at age 13, I hadn't set out to take drum lessons in person, I just wanted to play in a band and that was it. My dad had other plans, and when he surprised me with my first kit, he had also signed me up to start taking lessons from a local teacher once a week. I didn't question it and I'm thankful to this day he did that. Within a short period of time I was reading and playing charts to my favorite songs(red hot chili peppers-under the bridge, being the first.) The most important thing I got from my teacher was someone to springboard ideas to, someone to answer my questions along the way, and to make sure I kept picking up the sticks and playing.

The best teachers are the ones who know each student is different and can adapt throughout a lesson to what the moment calls for. My lessons are goal oriented, and each student may have very different goals. Whether you choose me as your teacher or not, I want to say welcome to the drumming community, ...

About Sal

Born and raised and still living in Brooklyn, New York, I started playing music at a very young age but it wasn't till I was 13 that I started playing drums. My dad bought me a drum set, signed me up for some lessons, and I never looked back. Before long I was auditioning for music schools, recei

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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Musical Studies & Physics from Oberlin College
  • Teaching since 2007
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Daniel B.

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Having performed jazz, funk, rock, pop, and blues, among other genres, I use the fluidity between these inform each of my lessons. Whether a student is a beginner looking to play their favorite song on the radio, an intermediate looking for some rhythm theory to give them more options in their playing, or an advanced player looking for improvisatory techniques, I tailor each session to the desires of each student and their learning style.

About Daniel

I'm a gigging musician and teacher who graduated from Oberlin College in May 2015 with a degree in Musical Studies. I pride myself on patience and empathy no matter what I teach, whether it be feeling the pulse of a complicated drum groove or polishing up a piano piece for the first time. For musi

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Iskander B.
It was a great first online lesson for my kid.
Elizabeth
Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.
Sarana J.
Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.

Aleksi G.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Gold / Silver from Summit Creative Award
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Aleksi G.

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I have been fortunate to study with some of the best drum teachers in the world through my studies at Berklee College of Music!

Here are some of my mentors : Dave DiCenso, Rod Morgenstein, Jerry Leake, Alberto Netto...

I have been teaching since 2013 and worked with students from all walks of life, I try to focus on learning songs that you like and develop custom made exercises for each of my students based on their abilities and where they want to go musically.

About Aleksi

I've been playing drums for more than 15 years and started teaching 7 years ago. I had the chance to study classical percussion and jazz drum set at Noisiel Conservatory in France. I also graduated from Music Academy International of Nancy, one of the best music school in Europe. I was teaching an

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Deon J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Teaches students 7 to 18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Deon J.

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Students will learn the basics of becoming a premier instrumentalist. I will teach them everything they need to know about their instrument and prepare them for recital.

About Deon

I am a professional saxophonist with a degree in Music Education and Criminal Justice. I attended Grambling State University and Lane College I have performed with various ensembles: The World Famed Tiger Marching Band, University of Memphis Symphonic Ensemble. In the past, I have worked for the Da

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Kevin C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music the

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Shayne
Kevin is great! Super chill and great to work with. Can't wait for our next lesson.
Charles
friendly, good taste, knowledgeable. excited to learn!
Joseph
We are three lessons in so far with Kevin. He is working with my 15 year old on his electric guitar skills. So far, he has evaluated my son's skills, worked on bar chords, a couple of songs, and they changed the strings on the guitar. My son is enjoying the lessons and is very responsive to Kevin's teaching style. We are early in the lessons, but I am pleased with the overall progress.

Brandon T.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brandon T.

7 Reviews
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Drum lessons are tailored to each individual student depending on their needs and goals as student and musician.

The most typical areas that are covered during lessons are (but not limited to): sight-reading, rudiments and application, technique and improvisation.

About Brandon

I’m a shoreline based professional drummer and educator that has been teaching for 6+ years and am available to travel and teach lessons. I take extreme pride in providing students with the knowledge and tools to find their voice on the drums while still fostering an enjoyable learning environm

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Jeff Z - Durham CT
I have been working with Brandon since late November 2019. I am new to drumming and having a drum teacher who is willing to come to your house to teach you on YOUR equipment. I find this to be not just convenient, but very helpful in that I find I can retain what Brandon is teaching me each lesson. Brandon is very friendly, capable and knowledgable. He has patience and never ever gets frustrated, in fact his positive reenforcement builds my confidence and keeps me engaged to continue to learn. As many folks new to drumming want to do, I wanted to 'just learn songs' and while Brandon would have done this he explained the foundational need to get the sticking, timing and coordination foundation so that we can get to my goals!

I recommend Brandon very highly. He is a nice person as well as great drum teacher. He will NOT disappoint!
Jack
Brandon is a very encouraging and welcoming teacher. He's phenomenal at breaking down ideas in many different ways to ensure you understand the content and will put you to work so that you keep progressing as a drummer!
bob
Brandon was a terrific drum instructor for my son. He's a true musician and a fantastic teacher. His technical proficiency allows him to identify potential areas of improvement in his students and help them grow. His comfort with many styles of music and professionalism make him an all around great instructor.

He's a good guy too. My son liked working with him a lot.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Long Island City, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Long Island City 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.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$67 average

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"He loved his first lesson and hasn't stopped with the sticks since. He can't wait for the next lesson."
Noah
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Fantastic. Also taught my autistic older child electric guitar; really good."
Taryn
Took Drum lessons from Jeff J.
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"She learned so such and had fun"
Rosemary
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"After previously taking lessons from a different teacher who unfortunately moved away , I began taking lessons from Mike when I was about twelve years old. Mike is a very generous and caring teacher, and quickly saw that I had room for improvement. Within the first month, I learned more than I had ever before, from sight reading music, basic rudiments, timing skills, and how important drums really are as an instrument. His great teaching skills and support eventually led me to become accepted in The Academy of the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School. I learn something new from him each lesson and improve on numerous skills that interest me such as Latin, Jazz, Funk, and Pop music. From my first days taking lessons with him to now, I have grown tremendously as a musician. If anyone needs a skilled and trusted drum teacher, Mike is your best option. Over the past several years taking lessons with Mike, I now view him not only as a teacher and instructor, but as a friend too."
Larson
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great first lesson!!"
Tyler
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"It was our first lesson with Athan, but he made a great impression! He knows his stuff, was personable and friendly. We look forward to working with him!"
Nevalee
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!"
Eliza
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Jon is an great drummer, and an amazing teacher! He is great with beginners and advanced students. Overall best experience, I highly recommend to anyone looking to grow their skills, or anyone who’s interested playing drums for the first time! Very professional, patient and fun!"
Vanessa
Took Drum lessons from Jonathan R.
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"Michael explained a lot of the "why" in addition to helping me understand the "how." He is clearly a skilled musician with many years of teaching experience. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson."
Sybil
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"Ross is the best! He's a top young LA musician, by far the best musician AND teacher I've studied with. I feel very very thankful to have an hour of his time every single week to learn from him. He's improved my drumming vastly in such a short period of time, its amazing!"
Jane
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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