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Usman S.

New York, NY
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Urdu, English, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Elias S.

Haledon, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elias S.

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I am a professional musician with years of experience playing the drum set. I emphasize having a strong foundation in the basics of drumming and making sure that students are well equipped for whatever musical situation they may find themselves in. I teach my students how to read music, play the rudiments, and how to play a variety of styles.
I love music and teaching and I look forward to getting to know you!

About Elias

I have been playing the drums for 10 years and have experience playing classical percussion, marching snare, rock, latin, funk, and my current focus on the drums is jazz. I have years of experience playing in school bands and going through the audition process on drum set, singing, piano, and the e

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Charlie S.

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Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music Jazz Drumset Performance from Manhattan School of Music
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Charlie S.

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I have had years of experience playing drums professionally as well as teaching a wide range of students. I graduated from Manhattan School of Music where I studied with the great teacher John Riley. I’ve also studied with Kendrick Scott, Michael Carvin, and Rodney Green. I teach about hand technique, reading skills, different styles of drumming, improvisation, as well as music theory. If you have a passion for learning drums, then I would love to teach you.

About Charlie

I’ve been playing professionally in NYC for about six years now and have played in a wide variety of settings. I graduated from Manhattan School of Music where I studied with legendary teacher John Riley. I’ve also studied with Kendrick Scott, Michael Carvin, and Rodney Green. I teach a wide range

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Nat S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nat S.

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• Tunes: learn one new song per week
• Technique: hand and muscle development
• Reading: beginner to advanced
• Styles: rock, funk, blues, latin, jazz
• Soloing: over a tune, motivic solos, creative visualization solos
• Coordination: using Syncopation and the rudiments.

About Nat

I have been involved professionally in music for over 35 years as a music teacher, performing artist, recording artist, record producer, record label owner, arranger and composer. I have written many music books and hundreds of arrangements for musicians of all levels. I have experience in virtuall

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Ryan B.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2012 Most Valuable Tutor from StudyPoint Test Prep
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

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I teach acoustic and electronic drums for all levels. I teach drums on an Alesis Electronic kit

About Ryan

Are you interested in learning a new instrument this year? I can help you accomplish your goals for 2021! I provide personalized and affordable online lessons. Online lessons are convenient and effective! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to

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My son has been learning the drums with Mr. Ryan for almost 5 years. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher! Mr. Ryan is kind, funny, patient, and knowledgeable. I don't think you could ask for any more in a teacher! Due to the pandemic, we've shifted to online learning for the past year and it has been such a blessing to be able to continue our learning. Without skipping a beat, Mr. Ryan has created an effortless way for students to learn online. We highly recommend lessons with Mr. Ryan. It's easier now than ever!

Colin M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Colin M.

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23 Years playing experience, 13 years of teaching, stage performance, technique, rudiments, drills, fills, all styles, specializes in rock, funk, hip-hop and R&B.

About Colin

Colin has 20 years of experience spanning all genre's and styles of music. Countless hours of stage performance with bands. A love, drive and passion for music and drumming you won't find in any other instructor! Multiple studio recordings both behind the mixing board and behind the drum set. 10 ye

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Chad
Colin took the right amount of time to get to know my son and his skill level so that he could begin the instruction with what’s most relevant to my son. Colin was very patient and encouraging through out the lesson. My son is excited to come back for more lessons.
Kacen V.
Colin is very friendly and sociable. He taught us how to set up the drum kits on the first day.
Luke
Relaxed, novel lesson that has kept me thinking.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in New York is $68. 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.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"My son Emmett is always excited to spend time with Christian! Each lesson is well organized and they cover a lot of material focusing both on skills and fun items. Technology part of things can be challenging but Christian each weeks puts the time in to make the experience better for all of us. We are having a wonderful time and learning a lot."
Emmett
Took Drum lessons from Christian R.
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"Richard taught my son drum lessons while Jake was in college a few years ago in Atlanta, Ga. He gave him a great foundation to build from, teaching him rudiments on the snare and applied it to the drum kit. My son really enjoyed learning from him, he says its because Richard challenged him but always made it fun! Jake continues to play today with a band he formed!
Richard is a true professional, has pro chops and is very personable. He's a great drummer and just a great guy! Highly recommended!!
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Greg
Took Drum lessons from Richard T B.
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"My son and I take lessons from "Mr. Matt." He is always enthusiastic and supportive even if we're not the most musically talented. We love his mix of basic essentials, music style and theory, and plain rocking out to songs we pick that he shows us how to play."
Erik
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Mike is a great teacher. He has a unique way to teach kids. I really enjoy learning from him along with my child. I highly recommend him."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"My son was very impressed, asked why we had been taking drum lessons from his local instructor for so long. He was reticent before the lesson saying that he wasn't sure that our internet connection would be good enough, saying that he wasn't sure we could really do a lesson online instead of face to face. He came out of his room after the lesson and said he loved it, and that it worked really well, that our connection was just fine, and that he could hear everything on both sides. He was very happy with the result. He is really happy to have a clear goal of playing snare on the drum line in marching band, and he's very happy about having an instructor who can really help him to get there. Great experience so far!"
Jules
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Joe is a great drum teacher! My little boy is just beginning to play drums and Joe is very patient with him! I can't say enough great things about Joe. My little boy loves him! Thanks Joe for being a role model for discipline and ambition. My little guy is learning more than drums from you!"
Suzanne Braun
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"Minister Piper is a wonderful teacher, my 9 years old has progressed rapidly under his tutelage. He truly enjoys his time spent with Minister Piper."
Toya
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Orlando is very professional and I can say that his knowledge and the love for music is very special. I learned a lot from him and all his techniques."
Mayra
Took Drum lessons from Orlando H.
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"Kody is a great teacher! He is very patient and easy to talk to, which makes the lessons fun and non intimidating. He had me playing a drum beat at the end of my first lesson!"
Hector
Took Drum lessons from Kody W.
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"Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons"
Calla
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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Drum Lessons in NYC, NY

The drums are a vibrant and energetic instrument that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner, or are playing at an intermediate or advanced level, our teachers can help you reach the next stage with private drum lessons in NYC!

In your drum lessons, you will learn how to read music, how time signatures work and how to hold your rhythm. You will also be instructed in the best drumming techniques, correct posture and how to hold drumsticks. If you’re interested in learning a specific genre or style, our instructors will customize the lesson plans to cater to your interests.

Without professional instruction, it is impossible to ensure that you are playing with good technique. Beginners may struggle to learn the correct way t

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o play the drums when learning alone, and can quickly develop bad habits. Intermediate and advanced players are missing out on a wealth of knowledge when they choose to learn without a qualified instructor. A private teacher, however, can point out issues you never knew were a problem.

All of our instructors are screened to ensure your safety and the quality of your lessons. What’s more, you’re protected by our 100% Money Back Guarantee, so you can take your first lesson at no risk!

New York City is one of the most important places in the world for music, being that it was central to the birth of hip hop, salsa music, disco, Latin freestyle and punk rock. It’s also home to hugely-popular music magazines Spin and Rolling Stone, and several important venues, such as Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Taking drum lessons in NYC will give you the chance to be a part of this culture, and who knows - maybe you’ll be the next to make it big in the New York City music scene!

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