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Clement L.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English, French
  • Performance and Production from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Clement L.

5 Reviews
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I am a Berklee College of Music Alumni and have years of experience teaching. I started teaching in France, and then taught some classes in Boston. Spent 4 years studying with some of the greatest drummers out there from Rock to Jazz, and HipHop drumming ( James Murphy from the blue man group, Marko Djordjevic, and Omar Hakim), after spending another 4 years studying Jazz in Paris. I have a passion for teaching and transmission. After touring with bands like Lick Neon and playing around the US I felt like I wanted to go back to teaching drums. My teaching is unique, very centered on playing, and less centered on books because to me the best way to learn music is to play by ear and to learn how to listen. I will teach you basics and rudiments, but very quickly I will show you how to use those in a creative and fun way, so that your appetite for learning more keeps growing. I would love to meet you and get you closer to your drum dreams !

About Clement

Teaching means the world to me. Music has been transmitted from generation to generation during the whole history of humanity and to keep music alive, we need people to be fully dedicated to transmitting what they learned to keep music growing, and to empower people to believe in themselves and tha

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Luca A.
Nice guy
Easy going and good temperament with my 5 year old.
Mia
Being a first time drum student , I took lessons with Clement and he was so patient and really helped me build the confidence that I needed. Although I'm only playing for a hobby, I feel as if I can now call myself a drummer thank you to the guidance as well as the standard that Clement held me too. Also great hip hop producer!
Florence
After having taken some lessons online with various instructors, it is clear to me that Clément has been my best experience. Learning drums online was never easy but I am very busy so that's my only option, and he made sure that I always understood him clearly, sent me some exercises to practice after classes and always encouraged me and made me believe in myself. Still take lessons to this day and now I have my own band ! Thanks Clem :) !!
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Sarah G.

2 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Performance Certificate from Eastman School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music - Percussion Performance from Florida State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Sarah G.

2 Reviews
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I believe they will have fun and learn something they never thought was possible!

About Sarah

Sarah is a freelance percussionist and private lessons instructor in New York City specializing in new music, two and four-mallet literature, timpani literature, chamber music, operetta, multi-solo literature and more! Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Sarah’s passion for music theatre has led he

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Hannah L.
Sarah is very detail and always prepared the lesson material beforehand. We are happy that we found her
Kelly
Sarah taught two of our sons beginning percussion lessons. She is very warm and put the boys at ease, without sacrificing expectations. She made lessons relatable to each boy and never compared them to each other. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience that make her an excellent choice in percussion teachers.

Ryo T.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryo T.

1 Review
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I've been playing drums as a professional in Japan and US for more than 20 years. I'm happy to help your development especially in Rock/Pop style!!

About Ryo

I graduated from Berklee with a Bachelor of music, Summa Cum Laude, this. I released 5 CDs from a major label with my ex-band. I also have experienced to teach lots of students from kids to 60s. I make your own curriculum which considers what you want to improve. Please feel free to contact me. I a

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Jessica B.
Very patient and very dedicaticated to teach and encourage his students to grow.

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Clement L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clement L.

5 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

I am a Berklee College of Music Alumni and have years of experience teaching. I started teaching in France, and then taught some classes in Boston. Spent 4 years studying with some of the greatest drummers out there from Rock to Jazz, and HipHop drumming ( James Murphy from the blue man group, Marko Djordjevic, and Omar Hakim), after spending another 4 years studying Jazz in Paris. I have a passion for teaching and transmission. After touring with bands like Lick Neon and playing around the US I felt like I wanted to go back to teaching drums. My teaching is unique, very centered on playing, and less centered on books because to me the best way to learn music is to play by ear and to learn how to listen. I will teach you basics and rudiments, but very quickly I will show you how to use those in a creative and fun way, so that your appetite for learning more keeps growing. I would love to meet you and get you closer to your drum dreams !

About Clement

Teaching means the world to me. Music has been transmitted from generation to generation during the whole history of humanity and to keep music alive, we need people to be fully dedicated to transmitting what they learned to keep music growing, and to empower people to believe in themselves and tha

Recent Reviews
Luca A.
Nice guy
Easy going and good temperament with my 5 year old.
Mia
Being a first time drum student , I took lessons with Clement and he was so patient and really helped me build the confidence that I needed. Although I'm only playing for a hobby, I feel as if I can now call myself a drummer thank you to the guidance as well as the standard that Clement held me too. Also great hip hop producer!
Florence
After having taken some lessons online with various instructors, it is clear to me that Clément has been my best experience. Learning drums online was never easy but I am very busy so that's my only option, and he made sure that I always understood him clearly, sent me some exercises to practice after classes and always encouraged me and made me believe in myself. Still take lessons to this day and now I have my own band ! Thanks Clem :) !!
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Ryan B.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ryan B.

40 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

I teach acoustic and electronic drums for all levels

About Ryan

Hey There! Let's play some music!! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 25 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each

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Deborah H.
Ryan is super awesome! Been teaching my boys for years. Always prompt, on time, and makes it fun!
Ricky
I started Learning guitar with Ryan in Jan. Its only been a month and I have learned so much. He is very accommodating with his schedule and Extremely knowledgeable about all things music. I had many question and he was able to answer them all. I will continue to take lessons from Ryan for as long as I can foresee.
Eli
Ryan's style is relaxed and friendly. He walked carefully and deliberately through the material in the first lesson, but not so slow that it was boring.
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Danny S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • 2 Yr. Degree in Drums/Drumset from M.I.(Musicians Institute)
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Danny S.

13 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Teaching students how to play with bands and read music are both important. I've played over 27 years and taught over 17 of those years. Grooves, coordination, reading and soloing are all aspects of what I teach from mostly my own books. I combine having fun with the commitment of practicing into a well rounded learning experience. I have recitals for students to show off their talents 1-2 times yearly. I'm versatile in teaching new drummers or advanced students. I look forward to our lessons.

About Danny

I've played drums about 30 years and taught lessons about 20 of those years. Each student is different and I've evolved my lessons to accommodate teaching each student. My background consists of all styles of Drumset, marching band, rock bands, soloing and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz,

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Scott
Danny is a true professional. He understands that in order to improve your skills, you need to drill and practice.
Skylar S.
It was super fun. My son had a great time!
Scott
Danny is Freakin Awesome!!! SO so happy he is my motivator and mentor.

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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 $30 and $160 per hour.
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$55 average
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$68 average

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"Music Flame

If you like to learn a music with soul, knowledge, and great technique, Marc is the perfect person. I've been playing piano more than 20 yrs and I play various instruments, Marc is a great person to talk about various instruments as well as brings you various good practice method to improve your technique."
- Amy
Took Drum lessons from Marc W.
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"Evan is a terrific drum teacher for our two sons. My youngest is a beginner; Evan has structured lessons for him but definitely encourages creativity. My oldest is in a band at school and Evan is great at reinforcing the style of music that he plays at school (mostly jazz) and teaching other styles that my son enjoys playing (mostly rock). He is organized, dependable, and easy going. He is flexible when we have conflicts. Most importantly, not only does he have great skill but he has a great demeanor for teaching: he is kind, encouraging, and has a good sense of humor. Highly recommend him!"
- Anne-Marie
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Murray is encouraging, humorous, and gifted as a teacher. Glad that we found him to teach a kid who tried a few instruments and nothing really clicked until now."
- Esther
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Great teacher. Teaching in steps and then adding more to it and repeating is the best way to go and Rufus is doing just that with me. All ready in 3rd lesson as a beginner and im getting the hand of it pretty quick. I will learn this song in no time and perhaps a few more just for the fun of it."
- Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Awesome teacher"
- Leo
Took Drum lessons from Nathan R.
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"Kevin does a great job teaching our young child. Very patient but challenging which keeps our child motivated to continue to learn."
- Tammy
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"As always, Josh was patient and attentive during the entire lesson. The lessons are progressing well and my son is clearly enjoying it more and more. Thanks!"
- Casey
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"Ed is an excellent and the best drum teacher .

My son loves taking drum lessons from Ed since he was 4 ! He is very knowledgeable and super patient . My family enjoyed Ed's performance very much and also very satisfied for the progress my son made from him class .He always pay highly attention to his student

I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed!"
- Ellen
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"tom is a great teacher

tom is as good as a drummer as he is a teacher. i have only had a few lessons with tom and can now play to songs that i thought i would never be able to play to. Tom has both inspired me, and put in the right direction, for this i recommend tom to any body."
- nolan
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Amazing Drum Teacher

Jesse is an incredible instructor and extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I have been taking drum lessons from him for just a few months and have improved incredibly since starting out knowing nothing. Very encouraging, and great at spotting aspects to improve upon.

Also, he puts together band nights with all of his students (across many different instruments) which are incredibly fun, and a great way to get practice with others.

Highly recommended!"
- Eric
Took Drum lessons from Jesse 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 to 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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