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David R.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1992
  • 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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Zach S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors of Music from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
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Gleb V.

32 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German, Russian, LIthuanian, English, German, Russian, Lithuanian
  • Bachelor in Saxophone and Clarinet, Bachelor Instrumental Pedagogy from MUHO KÖLN, Wilna Conservatory
  • Teaching since 1999
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Gleb V.

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I have developed a teaching method that is efficient and creative, and is backed by over thirty years of professional performing experience. In the past fifteen years, I have taught continuously at several music schools in Germany. In my classroom, I approach music lessons with uncompromising attention to the goals of my students, their abilities and style. While focused on rigorous study of instrumental technique and music theory,

About Gleb

My name is Gleb V. I am a professional music instructor and performing musician. I have sixteen years of teaching experience for children and adults of all ages, and have been recording and performing internationally for over thirty years. Specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano, I

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Carter
Kleb was fantastic!!! Carter is super excited and can’t wait for his next lesson
Orah H.
Very knowledgeable and in tune musically and internationally
Noaeria
He was just perfect for my daughter! She loves his lesson very much and decided to learn from him. As a parent, i loved how he throughly taught us basic stuff about clarinet, assembling, parts, history, etc..

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Bebé S.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded National Defense Service Medal from USMC
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Bebé S.

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Want to be able to read music? Interested in being able to sit at a piano and play your favorite pop songs? Want to impress your family and friends with some flashy classical pieces? Well look no further, I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory, sight-reading, ear training, and technique while tailoring to your personal needs and goals. All ages and genres are welcome, my only rule is to have fun, so lets get started.

About Bebé

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Broward College with an Associates Degree in Music Technology and dual -majoring in Vocal Performance. My primary instruments are Voice and Piano, but I also play guitar and trumpet. All of my students can ex

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Kimalisa M.
Bebé was so sweet and it was fun. I look forward to working with her again.
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Bebé is AWESOME! Starting a new hobby can be super intimidating, I know I was a little overwhelmed when I start weed, but Bebé really helped me transition into it. She is really patient. I’m not afraid to ask questions because Bebé always reply in a nice and reassuring tone. She explains all the lessons thoroughly. Bebé is a great guitar teacher!

Eli K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Associate in Arts from Bristol Community College
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Eli K.

3 Reviews
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I am a well-rounded drum teacher, meaning I have learned and studied genres ranging from blues, jazz, rock and indie rock. I will give you tons of music to listen to and interpret and teach you how to learn tunes by ear. You will understand the forms of jazz tunes such as aaba Aba and abc. You will learn how to play the tunes you listen to and take the concepts of drum beats and drum rudiments used within them o make them your own and use them in your original playing. I also teach how to read standard drum notation, and can teach you how time signatures work and the values of notes if you don’t already know.

About Eli

Hi future students! I’m Eli. I know how tough it is to teach yourself an instrument, because I struggled with it for years and years. One of my biggest issues was learning how to practice, so if that’s something you struggle with, I can certainly help you develop a routine to which you would follow

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Fischer P.
After his first session, my son (10 years old) said Eli was, "really nice." They reviewed a lot, Eli asked a lot of questions about previous experiences and and listened to him play. Sounds like it was a packed session but not overwhelming.
John P.
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Jimmy
Eli was great. He was very patient with my son during his very first music lesson. Eli made the lesson fun and enjoyable. My son enjoyed the lesson very much and is looking forward to his next one.
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Adam B.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Adam B.

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I love sharing my passion for music through teaching. To me, music should be a conduit of self-expression—it is not merely something we do, but rather who we are. While there are many great players who have perfected the technical elements of their craft, it is the greatest musicians who find a way to speak through their art. I strongly believe that we all have the potential to speak through our music, and that the right teacher can inspire that in a student. I hope I can be that teacher for you.

I work with students on both the craft and creative side of music in an enthusiastic and nurturing environment. This approach is aimed at awakening a student's drive to explore their own musical path both inside and outside the lesson. Within a lesson, we will work on (1) instrumental technique and basic music theory, very important aspects to us as players, and (2) improvisation/composition and having creative musical discussions, which are invaluable to us as creatives. From my experience,

About Adam

Just a little about myself: I like to think of himself as a musical chameleon. I am an up-and-coming, award-winning multi-genre violinist with over 20 years of experience and over a decade of classical training. My music is rooted in the Scottish fiddle tradition and gypsy jazz violin, as well as

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Took Cello lessons from Tszto W.
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"Brittany is a talented, patient musician. I am a 50+ year old woman that took lessons many years ago and started up again with Brittany last summer. I instantly felt comfortable with her, and am not only learning about notes, and fingering but also about theory. She's awesome & I'm learning so much."
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Took Piano lessons from Brittany D.
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"Chau is Truly a Gifted Teacher as well as singer

We found Chau Kim through our elementary school that my two kids were attending. She was the music teacher there. She was putting on Musical Programs at the school and doing a find gob at it. Both my children were interested in taking vocal lessons, so we asked if she gave private lessons. She did, and from that moment on our lives without a doubt have changed for the best. Both my kids took to her from the start. Chau is able to be bond with all ages of kids. My kids were a little rough to listen to at first, but now they bring tears of Joy when they sing. Chau helped my son get into the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. Where he is one of the top male vocalist at his school. He now performs in Musicals through the Valley, as well gets several paying gigs around town. My daughter is in one of the top Performing Arts Colleges in New York City. So there is your proof that you will also benefit greatly from having Chau as your Vocal Teacher."
rachel
Took Singing lessons from Chau K.
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"I began as a COMPLETE beginner a year ago and strongly recommend Kristen to anyone seeking a patient, flexible, knowledgeable teacher who, through the violin both challenges and inspires growth and unique individual creative expression. Oh and, she plays like an angel..."
Michelle
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Peter has exceeded my expectations, I look forward for my lesson every week. I honestly can say He is the best teacher I’ve ever had. I am a 44 yo violin beginner student who has had 5 teachers in the last 6 years, I didn’t learn much with them, this been said, with Peter in just 3 months I feel I have learned more than my other teachers. Peter is so, so patient and extremely professional. I am very pleased to have found such a wonderful teacher."
Claudia
Took Violin lessons from Peter B.
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"She was great! She was patient, kind, and honest. Unfortunately her schedule is tight but I would still recommend"
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Took Singing lessons from Rebecca T.
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"Hands down a great teacher. Very experienced, and knowledgable about anything you might want to learn. Great with all ages. He always finds a way to make lessons fun so you want to come to the next one every time."
Thomas
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Kristin was such a wonderful teacher for our young daughter, Margaret! We had to move out-of-state and are struggling to find someone who can fill Kristin's shoes!"
Meredith
Took Piano lessons from Kristin M.
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"Teaches just the way I learn, very methodical, and starting with good technique from the beginning."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"Camille was awesome and made me feel as comfortable as I could be for my first singing lesson. She is very positive and encouraging and I enjoyed it very much. She is obviously knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Thank you Camille!"
Diana
Took Singing lessons from Camille V.
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