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David S.

3 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance from The Juilliard School
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David S.

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As a percussionist, I play a lot of different drums. Let me know what you're interested in learning and I will teach you!

About David

David is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and timpanist available for in-studio and in-home lessons in the New York City area. An experienced performer and teacher, he brings an exciting and collaborative approach to lessons with students of all ages.

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Bojun
Very professional, organize materials according to your level and needs. best teacher.
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Mark
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.
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Zach S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors of Music from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
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Zach S.

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I believe that each person is drawn to the drums for different reasons; some have dreams of performing in stadiums for thousands of people, others simply want to be able to play along to their favorite records in the garage on a Sunday afternoon. Whatever your goals are, my goal as a teacher is to always keep sight of your initial motivations for drumming, craft an individual plan to help you get there, and to have some fun along the way! (All styles & levels welcome)
*Please check out my Drum Lessons Introduction video below to hear more and see my lesson studio!

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I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..at dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :)
*Feel free to watch my performance Reel below to hear a sample of my playing!

About Zach

I have been playing the drums for 20+years and teaching for 8+years. I studied jazz at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, but am no stranger to playing Rock, RnB, Punk, etc..in dirty dive bars, music festivals, and other less stuffy environments :) *Feel free to watch my perfor

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Tim
It has been a pleasure to begin to learn to play the drums with Zach. He has made the lessons immensely enjoyable and given me the time and space to master one element of drumming before on to another.
Karen
Zach is not only a kick-ass drummer, he’s a great teacher too. I never thought of myself as musically inclined but after six months of lessons with Zach I have changed my tune. Thanks to Zach’s patience, kindness and skill, I’m actually learning how to play the drums at age 45! I look forward to my lessons every week and highly recommend Zach to aspiring drummers of any age.
Luis
Zach has been my drum instructor for a little over a year now, and after stopping playing for several years beforehand I foun Zach, I thank him helping he rebuild my passion for rocking out! He never fails to take his time with me and break down certain beats, songs, etc, whenever I’m having trouble getting the grasp of things. He makes his classes very personal and it’s clear how much he cares for how I perform and how much I understand what I’m doing

Jonathan V.

2 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MusicTechnology from Queens College
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Jonathan V.

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I've been teaching drums] for 8 years and my students have gone on to to play music in bands and session musicians.
Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic beats and as time goes on you'll be able to do more complex solos/and rhythms. I specialize in rock, pop, rnb], typically.
I love working with students of all ages and walks of life and I can't wait to meet you and begin to smash those drums!

About Jonathan

Hi, there! My name is Jonathan Vergara and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since [2005] and have loved helping my students grow, find happiness within them selfs, and raise their self-esteem! I went to brooklyn conservatory of music] for drums and guitar [in the earl

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James A.
Great experience. Extremely nice guy and very helpful.
Jonathan V.
professional friendly and patient really helps

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Christian J.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Management from William Paterson University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christian J.

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Hello, my name is Christian and thank you for checking out my page! I look forward to working with you on your journey to becoming a better drummer!

I'm an easy-going and passionate educator who truly enjoys welcoming others to the world of drumming. I love helping students like you become better players as you deepen your love of music and feel great about yourself in the process.

I devote time to helping you develop a strong foundation of fundamentals while also guiding you as you immerse yourself into your passions. Simply, I can teach you how to learn and appreciate music - a skill that can be applied to all areas of your life.

I believe that we can be complete musicians, not JUST drummers, so I like to involve music making into all we do in our time together. I’m also a constant learner, so if you want to learn something that I don't know, then we can explore it together and I'll teach you my process for educating myself.

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About Christian

I work with students of all proficiencies and desires - from drum circle to the concert stage. You can read more about me below, but first let's talk about my plan for you! It all starts with your goals as a musician. We'll talk about the types of music you want to learn and your plans for that

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Timothy
Christian Johnson is one of the finest percussion instructors I have ever known. He worked on our marching band staff for several years serving as the drumline instructor. Thanks to his patience, professionalism, and wonderful personality, the drumline grew to unseen levels and helped thrust the band into one of the finest in the state for many years.

I strongly recommend Christian Johnson for any type of percussion teaching.
Reagan
I started a bit behind the other kids in elementary school band. Chris was the drum instructor for the high school marching band at the time and my band teacher highly recommended him for private lessons.

Chris was able to get me caught up to the other drummers within a couple months. I was finally able to read sheet music fluently and began to be assigned more advanced parts to play in the school band. Each week Chris gave me homework assignments such as working on different rudiments or reading and playing different types of percussion sheet music (bells, xylophone, etc). My lessons with a Chris paid off over the years, as I was able to join the high school marching band as a middle schooler and went on to win accolades for my drumming in the school plays. Everything I learned and accomplished most definitely stemmed from my lessons with Chris!
David D.
Christian is a very knowledgeable and patient drum instructor. As a music teacher and producer myself, I like to have a good understanding of instruments I don't play such as drums, and Christian has helped me have a much deeper understanding of drumming techniques, concepts, exercises, and styles. He is quite versatile, has a great understanding of music, and is a very effective communicator. I highly recommend!
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Eric P.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric P.

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The drums are the backbone of most music, so you have to be able to feel the groove and stay tight and on top of the beat. I encourage students to pick their favorite songs, and we drum to those while learning proper technique, rudiments, song form, fills, rhythm, different grooves / beats, and anything they want to know about the drums. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years and have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music. Drums is a beautiful art and form of expression and is just the tip of the iceberg we can tackle called Music.

About Eric

MUSIC! I think music is the most beautiful thing in the world, so lets take time to learn and play music together. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years, and been in over fifteen bands in the course of that time. I have a degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music were I stu

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Amelia
Excellent teacher
Brinton
Eric is super nice, helpful, and the best part is he didn't laugh too hard when he heard me sing on the recording we were working with! He always works at my pace and is super easy to communicate with. Thanks brother!
Dalton A.
1st lesson went perfectly!
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Michelle V.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor or Arts, Music from CSU Long Beach
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Michelle V.

8 Reviews
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I will help develop and strengthen your rhythm and snare technique.

About Michelle

AVAILABILITY MAY CHANGE DUE TO CURRENT HEALTH SITUATION SO PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING. I am a Certified Beginning Piano Teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA where I completed my teaching piano certificate. I completed my Bac

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Patty
Michelle is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about music. My child loves going to class and hates missing a class (only when she's sick). She makes learning music fun but it also firm if the child doesn't meet the expectation. It's been a year since we started lessons and we couldn't be more happier.
Izabel M.
Michelle has been very good at keeping my 8 year old engaged and interested in learning to read music. We are looking forward to many more lessons.
Dan
So far so good

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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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"Relaxed, patient. Right to the point. Definitely beats rockband or guitar hero."
Seth
Took Drum lessons from Will F.
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"Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student."
Cintia A.
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Granville is an excellent teacher ! He is a able to teach technique to my 3 year old in a way that he instantly gets it. The vast array of instruments he has available for my son to experience is a musical playground!"
Kashy
Took Drum lessons from Granville M.
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"I recently bought a drum set to starting how to play but coming from no experience I had no idea what I was doing. I felt sloppy and uncoordinated so I decided to try and find a teacher that can meet my schedule/expectations. That is when I stumbled upon Eric Ferrer’s profile. The lessons were soooooo Simplistic 😌 he really gave me peace of mind. Eric Broke the process into its barebones and revealed how simple it is to learn drums. I love my new teacher, he has the best patience, attitude, and commitment to you the student and the lesson."
John M.
Took Drum lessons from Eric F.
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"Gabriel is great! he is so patient with my seven year old grandson and has a wonderful personality. He is making the drum lessons fun."
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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"We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums."
Nick
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Excellent Teacher

Dave is able to work with me, a beginner, and provide me with enough challenge so that I keep learning and also keep interested in drums. He has a great sense of humor along with patience which is important with a teacher whom is teaching a beginner. At times he will also take out a guitar and play along which adds to the fun."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Great drum teacher!

Adam is a very skilled drummer and a patient teacher. My son has been taking lessons for awhile now and his face still lights up in awe when Adam plays. My son came to Adam as a beginner and I have seen continual improvement after each lesson. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a drum teacher."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Adam C.
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"I started a bit behind the other kids in elementary school band. Chris was the drum instructor for the high school marching band at the time and my band teacher highly recommended him for private lessons.

Chris was able to get me caught up to the other drummers within a couple months. I was finally able to read sheet music fluently and began to be assigned more advanced parts to play in the school band. Each week Chris gave me homework assignments such as working on different rudiments or reading and playing different types of percussion sheet music (bells, xylophone, etc). My lessons with a Chris paid off over the years, as I was able to join the high school marching band as a middle schooler and went on to win accolades for my drumming in the school plays. Everything I learned and accomplished most definitely stemmed from my lessons with Chris!"
Reagan
Took Drum lessons from Christian J.
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