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Granville M.

11 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Max A.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2016
  • 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, an

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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 Mandarin, English, Urdu, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music (Jazz Studies) from Davidson College
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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

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Andrea N.

New York, NY
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrea N.

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I was fortunate enough to study with some great teachers during my life and that experience thaught me how to create a method of learning that I first applied to myself and then to my students. Learning is a process that requires time and I personally believe that this process must be enjoyed. I found that the best way that makes this possible is learning through music first, getting to understand and internalize the fundamentals of your instrument (drums in this case) by playing together with the music you like. That is the first step that allows the student to go deeper in the knowledge of drumming while having fun.

I've been teaching professionally since 2018. While I was a master student at the conservatory of Purchase College, I was asked to teach drum lessons to college students who weren't enrolled in the music program but wanted to take music lessons as a minor. Since then I've been teaching privately and as a drum instructor for a music school in Manhattan called Music ...

About Andrea

I’m a drummer originally from Italy but living in New York City for 2 years. I’ve been in love with the drums since I was 12, first playing along to any Led Zeppelin records that my father had and shortly after that my dream was to sub for Chad Smith in RHCP, unfortunately it never came true but

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Christian R.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christian R.

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I started studying the Drums when I was a teenager. I wanted to learn in order to improve my rhythm and timing on the guitar but I fell in love with the drums and continued private lessons and studied on my own so that I could create and record my own material. I started teaching in 2009 and have worked with over 100 students. Some of my favorite drummers are Chad Smith from RHCP's, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Taylor from Queen, and many many more.
There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, Railroad media, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac.
I use Pearl drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Roland electronic set, Sabian pad, LP cow bell and bongos, Vick Firth sticks, Tama Iron cobra double bass pedal, Evens and Remo heads.
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About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from taki

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Cayden
Christian easily connects with my teenage son. He is professional while at the same time relaxed and easy-going. He stresses the importance of learning the basics but there is no high pressure. He strives to teach music that is interesting to my son and that challenges him. He does a great job of explaining things. We are happy we chose Christian as our teacher.
Keverett H.
He is a great teacher and very patient. He provides material if requested to practice at home. Great teacher and very knowledgeable!
Charlie S.
Christian was very careful as I knew nothing about music. He explained the guitar’s basic function in language that I can understand. I am more enthusiastic about playing than I thought possible.
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Julian D.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Julian D.

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I am a performance major at Montclair Statue University, where I have studied under world renowned percussionists. I have over 5 years of teaching experience, from 5 year olds to 50 year olds. I teach drum set, classical percussion, mallet percussion, and timpani. I have experience in rock bands, musicals, recording sessions, orchestras, and ensembles.

About Julian

My name is Julian Dippolito. I study Music Performance at Montclair State University. I have tons of experience playing drums in rock bands, orchestras, musicals, and ensembles. I can also teach other percussion instruments such as conga, bongo, mallet percussion, timpani, and classical percussion.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Melville, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Melville is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Danny is a great teacher with lots of experience. He teaches with clarity and care."
Cruz
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Alex is patient and is able to teach accordingly to a child's level. My son is 8 years old. Alex is very experienced in teaching, he started out with basics, and moved on according to my son's ability to learn. My son learned a lot during his first lesson."
Colsen
Took Drum lessons from Alex H.
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"No experience, no problem. Colin knows how to play.

I had never played drums before my first lesson but I had a singing background which gave me a good rythm. Colin was able to assess my coordination and abilities within that first lesson and understand how hard to push me. Colin is very good at the drums but knows what it takes to get there. Despite his elite skills he is able to relate well to the beginner, understand the different issues they are having, and provide a solution. I've been taking lessons at Colin's house where he has a couple of drum sets in the basement. The equipment he has is very good. It can be a little cold in the basement during a minnesota winter but when you're drumming it's not a big deal. I would say that his basement is an average place to play, but he's got good equipment which is most important. While teaching he doesn't follow a lesson book. He provides a good progression of excersises that allow you to gradually learn while using the entire drum set. Colin is a great teacher who is always willing to answer your questions and provides very fun lessons."
Michael
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Our son had his first lesson with Thomas last night. Thomas is extremely patient and was able to keep him engaged throughout the entire lesson. That's HUGE because our son is autistic and has trouble focusing. It's only been one lesson but I recommend Thomas! Very fun and professional."
Zade
Took Drum lessons from Thomas V.
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"First lesson was great! We are looking forward to our future lessons with Joan."
Hartley
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Heard about Garrett from my daughter's high school music teacher after telling her she was interested in drum lessons. He is professional, talented, and an excellent teacher. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week."
Sam
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"He is very patient and positive."
Ryder
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"I have had 5 lessons with David and just renewed for 5 more. He is really a great instructor. Very patient and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to all."
David Lake
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Rom was wonderful. He has a great way with a kid. My daughter had a great smile on her face and cannot wait for next lesson."
Sofia
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"I've been taking lessons from Bobby for 6 months. I already play piano.... but drums are very different from piano. I like his teaching technique and his patience. He's very understanding, his lessons have lots of variety and are fun. He takes the time to get to know his students, so he understands what each student wants to achieve from their lessons. I'm learning a lot from him...two thumbs UP."
Joan
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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