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Gio A.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gio A.

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I have been playing drum kit and percussion for over ten years and teaching for about seven. I've played a little bit of everything - pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska/reggae, blues, jazz, and even musical theater. In addition to drum kit, I can play and teach hand drums (djembe and conga) in contemporary or traditional African, Latin, American styles. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with drummers of all ages and skill levels.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Is a very good teacher he's very patient.
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I am learning consistently and step by step.
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David S.

3 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $60
  • Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance from The Juilliard School
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David S.

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Hi, I'm David and I'd love to teach you percussion! I'm a Juilliard-trained professional percussionist who brings a wealth of performing and teaching experience to lessons. I teach all orchestral percussion instruments, as well as hand drums, pop and rock percussion, and drumset.

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.

Marc W.

9 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Marc W.

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The percussion family of instruments is the widest and diverse of all, from hand percussions to bells, timbales, shakers, etc...
All involve a unique technique, but they do have a large common approach and require and strong understanding of rhythms and poly-rhythms.
Whatever your final goal I will make sure that you are well prepare and have the appropriate technique.

About Marc

Percussionist and composer Marc W. was born in Switzerland, where he studied classical percussion at the Geneva Conservatory. He has lived in the United States since the 1980's, where he studied composition and mallet technique on the vibraphone at the Berklee School in Boston, then moved to New Yo

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Rae
Marc is extremely patient and passionate about his teaching. Not only does he emphasize the basic techniques for a beginner like me to master, but also make it fun for me. He also tries to motivate me with music theory and history which definitely help me understand the music better and inspire me to master the basics. Marc has an amazingly amount of knowledge in everything else as well, such as physics etc. that shows up in his teaching from time to time, which makes the learning experience much richer!
Brian L.
Marc is an incredibly friendly drum coach who also knows when to push his students to their limits. He has the rare ability to inspire his students so that they perform to the best of their abilities. If you don't sign up with Marc for your next drum lesson, I would suggest re-evaluating your decisions.
Rafal W.
Marc is a great teacher. Classes are always very friendly and productive. In my case, each class begins with a review of progress/practice, and ends with a meaningful and personalized homework. He is also very flexible, sometimes I had to move my classes around and he's always super responsive and understanding. I knew nothing about drums, and I am happy I decided to begin my journey to learn how to play them, with Marc as a mentor!

Meet Online Percussion Teachers Serving New York, NY

Chloe W.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Oboe Performance from Ithaca College
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Chloe W.

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I have a degree in music education which has taught me about all woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. I can help you achieve all of your performance goals.

About Chloe

I am a hardworking and passionate individual who loves music and loves teaching. I want to share my passion and interest for music with as many students as I can so that they can find new and different ways to express themselves. I love seeing students accomplish more than they thought they were ca

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Tya J.
Chloe.. was excellent! My daughter learned a lot in just 30 minutes. She’s excited about her next lesson.
Lauryn H.
My daughters anxiety was high the first day of highschool for band. The students were seasoned and Lauryn had not practiced in months. Chloe eased Lauryn’s nerves and gave her the confidence she needed in just the 1st lesson! She’s awesome!
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Jacarey J.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
  • High School from Milwaukee High School Of The Arts
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Jacarey J.

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discipline style repetition

About Jacarey

I have been playing drums for a long period of time. I have studied music since I was in my adolescence years. I went to music school from Elementary through high school. Through my years of experience, I have been taught by ear and also through reading music through Conservatory of Music school.

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Stephanie
He has taught me rudiments and how to play on a practice drum pad and it was a great experience.
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Kevin W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Department Award - Performing Arts from Kamiak High School
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 to 30
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Kevin W.

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Besides teaching drum set and marching percussion (see description on "drums"), I also teach varied auxiliary and mallet percussion found in a typical middle-high school percussionist piece. Lessons can be on orchestral snare, mallet percussion (vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, etc.), timpani, concert bass drum, auxiliary percussion (triangle, crash cymbals, etc.) and basics of hand percussion (bongos, congas, esp. goblet drums).

Lessons are tailored to the individual student and their experience, goals, and materials available. Having the respective instruments at the teaching location is preferred, but the minimum materials required are drumsticks, a drum pad, and a stand for the drum pad.

About Kevin

I've been involved in music since fifth grade loved it since! As a performer, I was heavily involved in my high school's music program being involved in: the advanced jazz band (drum set), advanced choir (baritone), musical pit (drum set/auxiliary percussion), show band (vibraphone/tenor drums), an

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Jack
Amazing tenor teacher, he tought me many technical skills and techniques i’ll need for showband and marching down the line!
Sion
Very fun and cool dude. Learned a lot from him.
Brian
Very knowledgeable and supportive. Matches the student's pace and teaches new concepts in an intuitive way, I would recommend him to musicians of all ages.

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in New York is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
30 min
$38 average
45 min
$47 average
60 min
$60 average

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"Great first visit with Johnny!"
John
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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"Garrett is an excellent drum teacher. My son’s been working with him on snare drum for several months now, and he looks forward to every lesson. His high school drum line instructor has been complimenting him on his improvement as well."
Bridget
Took Percussion lessons from Garrett S.
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"Puts lesson in easy to understand terms, concepts and exercises."
Gordon
Took Percussion lessons from Rachel H.
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"Kevin is a fantastic instructor!

I have been taking private lessons from Kevin for two years now as we'll as receiving instruction in Band for the last three years. Kevin not only is an incredible percussionist himself, but he has a knack for being able to convey ideas to students that they can understand. New and better approaches to teaching rhythm, personalized lesson planning to suit a student's needs, and a vast knowledge of music from years of professional experience are just a few things that Kevin brings to the table. If you're looking for a percussion instructor, I would highly recommend Kevin as your first choice!"
Nick
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3"
Maddy
Took Percussion lessons from John S.
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"Sarah is a phenomenal teacher. She was an personal instructor for my son for 2 years while here in San Antonio, Texas. My son loved her ability to be personable as well as mold him into a top student that can perform on multiple percussion instruments. Sarah is very professional and talented as well."
Camille
Took Percussion lessons from Sarah G.
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"Great teacher!

Henri is great!! He is a super experienced and knowledgable drummer (musician) and teacher. He is extremely patient, has taught me my basics, technique, and is very open to teaching what you want to learn, willing to teach you what you are really interested in musically. At the end of every lesson, he reviews what we learned, writes it and lets me video it so I can practice at home. He has been really flexible, patient, laid back and always down to work on whatever you want but great at coming up with lessons that challenge and excite you as well. I could'nt be more pleased with Henri as a teacher. I always look forward to my lessons."
Nicolle
Took Percussion lessons from Henri B.
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"Bo was great with teaching our son rudiments, grooves, Latin Jazz beats and much more. He also taught our son how to play live in a large theater setting for musicals. He was always organized and on time, which we appreciated. Jackson learned a lot from Bo and is now in his 3rd year at Juilliard Pre-College for percussion in NYC. Thanks so much, Bo! We'd do it again in a heartbeat."
Alexis Trout
Took Percussion lessons from Bo W.
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"Kevin is a wonderful instructor and is great with kids/teens. He makes learning music easier and fun. We absolutely recommend him to everyone."
Jenny
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Kevin was a great teacher. He’s patient, skilled, and always wants his students to succeed."
Zeke
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin W.
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