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Scott S.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
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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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David R.

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New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David R.

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I have been working with students of all ages and levels for over 26 years and have learned something meaningful from each and every one them. Nothing makes me happier when I see them getting into great schools and acquiring lucrative jobs that make them happy, My students walk away with tools to not just play a musical instrument but a skill set strong enough to tackle any task.
I am equally versed in performing on and teaching drum-set (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin etc...), all the percussion instruments of the orchestra (ask about my state of the art recording studio where all of these instruments live), and hand drums including congas, bongos, Djembe etc... Anything you can strike scrape or shake is available for study either online or at my studios.

About David

David R. has collaborated with some of the finest talents in pop, jazz and classical music. After joining Barry Manilow’s band in 2003, he has appeared to sold out arenas all over the world and recorded Grammy nominated, Emmy winning and chart topping albums and DVDs. David received two Grammy nom

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Heidi
I was honored to take a hand percussion lesson from David after hearing him perform with a major arena tour and a phenomenal jazz trio!. Although the setting for the lesson happened to be intimidating, David was able to help me focus on my strengths as a player and showed me how to build on them. He excels at building confidence and inspired me to integrate world percussion into my work as an elementary school teacher. I highly recommend him as an educator who knows how to motivate and bring out the best in students. I look forward to taking lessons online in the future!
Shiqi
David taught me since 2011. He is the most handsome, serious, responsible teacher I ever had. He helped me become a well-round musician rather than just a percussion player. To be honest, he is the most suitable teacher for me.
Jack
As an instructor, David exudes the perfect balance of amiability and intimidation. He will inspire you to work your absolute hardest without scaring you away. Personality-wise, he is that happy medium somewhere between Mr. Rogers and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash. I studied with David during my college years and 7+ years later I still utilize his concepts in everyday practice. There are many specific stories, ideas and exercises of his that have always stuck with me and come up quite often when I am working on something new or teaching a lesson or class of my own. Whether we were learning orchestral excerpts, 4-way independence, Bach fugues or just playing quarter notes with the metronome, I always left our lessons feeling highly motivated and anxious to practice. It's also great to have a teacher that can blow your mind with his own playing. It might be difficult for some teachers to get students into something like the tambourine or triangle but when he picked one up and casually played some insane rhythms and advanced techniques I was immediately inspired to learn to do the same. Not to mention his drum work on Matt Herskowitz's "Forget Me Not" - some of the things he does on that record still keep me up at night. I'm very grateful for my time as a student of David's and glad I can still learn from him as a friend and colleague!
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Jacob V.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 20
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Jacob V.

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Experienced teacher of 3 years and counting. If you wish to play your favorite song or to just work on chops or to just work on a genre of percussion. Then come on down and let me open the doors to the art and science of percussion.

About Jacob

Hi, there! My name is Jacob and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2018 and have loved helping my students become great musicians, achieve their dreams, and accomplish their goals. I went to TC West Senior High School and WMU and earned a degree in Music Ed. in 2020.

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Stephen B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Stephen B.

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I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for ten years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start my students off with "repeat after me" style exercises, to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires.

About Stephen

Hey drummers! I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band. In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.

Steven B.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Associates for Music Major from College of Dupage
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Steven B.

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Private percussion lessons available for beginner to advanced percussion students. The curriculum includes learning to read music, developing a rhythmic vocabulary, snare drum, mallets, and bells for school concert band or marching band. Travel available for in home lessons up to 15 miles pending location, scheduling, and availability. 4 weeks or more notice is required for discontinuation of lessons.

About Steven

*2020 Update* Only remote online lessons are currently offered due to the COVID-19 situation. I have been studying and performing music for 25+ years. After majoring in music at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, I went to step up my level of study at the Percussion Institute of Technology (P.

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Nancy
My son has a great student–teacher relationship. It takes the right teacher to help enjoy learning while challenging him to improve with each lesson and not to short any song. Steve's online sound experience has really impressed us.
Dale Smith
I played an organ years ago ( I am 70 years old) and lost a lot of skills. I now have a digital piano, but I was not satisfied with my progress.

So I signed up for lessons with Steve. I took piano lessons from Steve for about 18 months. I moved about an hour away, so it was not practical to continue with him.

The lessons from Steve were exactly what I was looking for. He figured out my skill level and set up a plan for me. He stressed the fundamentals while teaching a song at the same time. Being able to play a song, even a simple one, was a great reward. Then we progressed to develop more skills and more interesting songs.

Steve is patient, attentive and a good coach. He genuinely loves teaching and finds that “spark” in to build on. I saw this many times as I would listen to him teaching the student before me.

Steve is a great teacher and I strongly recommend him.
Nicole
Steve is a great instructor and took the time to work through any challenges and helped our son grow as a drummer. He has a great virtual setup that makes it sound you are in the studio with him.
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Nick A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Nick A.

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Experienced percussionist with a passion for teaching beginners and intermediate students. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I can teach any percussion instrument, however I specialize in marching percussion, concert snare, timpani, and basic mallet percussion. We will focus on basic fundamentals, technique, and overall musicianship; and we will progress towards more advanced concepts such as sight reading and complex musical arrangements. I am excited to help you not only build your musical skills, but also develop a love for percussion!

About Nick

Hi! I’m 23 years old, and I’m currently serving in the U.S. Space Force. I’ve been a percussionist since I was 12 years old, and even though I joined the military after high school, it hasn’t stopped me from drumming. I was an All-State percussionist in high school, and my high school band was rank

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Merrick, NY

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Merrick is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $75 per hour.
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"My son looks forward to his snare lesson with Garrett every week. We originally searched for a teacher to help him with a drumline audition, and we've stayed with Garrett ever since."
Amanda
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Off to a great start!"
Heidi
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Kevin asked pertinent questions about my background and used that information to tailor the first lesson. He went beyond the scheduled 30 minutes to provide a complete and coherent beginning to my studies: the extra time did not upset my schedule and I appreciated his going beyond to get me off to a good start. Kevin had a lot of stuff to present yet allowed me to interrupt with questions, which he knowledgeably answered. His personality is relaxed and friendly. Observing him with another student before my lesson, I saw that he offered criticism considerately.
My first lesson was a good experience (4 stars). I don't know if he is the best ever (5 stars), but he must be darn close."
Dean
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Mr. Piper came to Lake Charles, LA and DeRidder, LA for a FREE drum camp for kids. We went to both locations because that's unheard of in our city. He taught the kids:
*Different techniques
*How to play the drums with different genres of music
*Rudiments!!"
Ryan
Took Percussion lessons from Murray P.
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"My daughter has really been enjoying her lessons with Tracy! Many thanks!"
Leah
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"This dude can play! Brian is a great teacher.. we did some hand drums and drum set for the few lessons we had together. I was new to learning music and glad I came across Brian because he is a chill guy with positive light. I felt as if I could take drums as far as I wanted with Brian as my teacher. I will be back for some more lessons when my wife lets me lol."
Luther
Took Percussion lessons from Brian R.
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"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."
Mark
Took Percussion lessons from David S.
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"Wai Chi is an incredibly dedicated performer and educator. Her teaching is patient and effective, and she knows her craft like no other. Wai Chi has an incredible talent and a great love of what she does, and is eager to share her expertise with others. Could not more highly recommend her!"
Ryan
Took Percussion lessons from Waichi C.
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"Great interaction with student makes lessons fun

David is great he motivates my son, provides correction with kindness. Provides helpful suggestions in technique, practice form. It is fun for my son to learn the drums. My son has tried other instructors without having the same motivation and fun so this is refreshing easy way to get him lessons."
Jean
Took Percussion lessons from David B.
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"Chi's level of talent for performing is matched by her excellent teaching. Her teaching style is very down-to-earth and concrete, allowing for quick improvement during her lesson. Chi gives some of the best quality lessons, whether you're working on triangle technique or preparing for a competition. Her lessons also encouraged me to experiment and think critically about sound production. "Try this" is a common phrase you will hear."
Alan
Took Percussion lessons from Waichi C.
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