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Eric S.

Cold Spring, NY
Starting at $60
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Eric S.

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I teach the basics of drumming (technique, rudiments, four-way coordination and limb independence) as well as any and all styles related to drum set including rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, Latin and much more. See my bio for more information about me. Remote lessons also available via Skype or FaceTime.

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundat

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Tim H.

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Highland, NY
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim H.

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Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priv

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!
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John D.

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Wingdale, NY
Starting at $45
  • Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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John D.

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I have been playing and studying Drum Set for ten years and am a self taught Conga player for more than a year now.

I am well versed in many different styles of music including but not limited to Jazz, Funk, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian music.

I love teaching students new to the Drums and am very confident in my ability to articulate and convey the necessary technical and learning skills which will make students self-sufficient in their own musical ability and studies.

For students who have already become comfortable behind a Drum Set, I offer my own experience in Jazz and Latin Music studies. I can set students who wish to explore or begin their journey into Jazz music on the right path.

About John

Hello! My name is J.J. and I'm very excited to be your Drum teacher! I am 27 years old and have been playing and studying the Drum Set since my junior year of high school in 2011. I have worked in and around Dutchess County, NY since 2016 as a Jazz sideman and as a member of a couple local Fu

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Brooke L.
I love my drum lessons with J.J.! He not only ensures that I'm practicing the concepts correctly but also that I'm playing in a way that's healthy and sustainable for the long term. You can tell that he's truly passionate about playing drums and it left me wanting to immediately go practice what we had learned after the lesson. An all-around amazing instructor and genuinely friendly and personable guy. Would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums!

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Charles S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Sabian Educator from Sabian
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Charles S.

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About Charles

Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Shawn B.
My son is new at piano and he said Mr. Charles makes him feel comfortable and learning fun.
Trey
My 10 year old son really enjoyed his first lesson
Denise
First lesson and looking good, thanks!

Ben E.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • History from American University
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben E.

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My approach to teaching drums will have you playing within the first few weeks of lessons. I teach with the focus on getting students ready to play in any sort of ensemble. Jazz, rock, pop, funk and free styles will all be discussed.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Andrew W.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Communication in Mass Media from Michigan State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew W.

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If you're looking to start a band with your friends, play drums for your church, land a gig with a rock, CCM, country or pop artist, or just play along with music as a hobby, I believe I can help equip you with the tools you need to get there. If you're looking to grow as a modern rock, pop or worship drummer, I definitely believe I can help get you to those goals. I'm a hired gun drummer in Nashville and have played with bands and artists in many genres like rock, country, pop and CCM.

About Andrew

Hey! I'm a hired gun based in Nashville with a 4-year degree from a private music school in Kansas City called the Forerunner Music Academy. I spent two of those years as a performance major on drums. I've been playing drums for 20 years and have been playing professionally for the past 3 years in

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Jacob
Andrew is very knowledgeable and very patient. He explains everything throughly. He communicates very well even after the lesson is over and he has left the house.
Ben Sechler
Andrew is a true professional and easy to learn from. He helps you set goals and consistent ways to achieve them. Two words: HUMAN METRONOME.
Kandace
I seriously cannot thank Andrew enough for what he has taught me! He is so patient, knowledgeable, and kind. He is a natural drummer through and through and his skills are truly inspiring. He’s a great guy to learn from and just be around. I feel like a total rockstar now!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Poughkeepsie, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Poughkeepsie is $67. 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
$41 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"A great teacher, so patient and really has made all my son's lessons so much fun. He looks forward to Casey's lessons every week"
Avery
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Johnny is a knowledgeable and personable instructor. He teaches in a way that is engaging and inspiring. His approach definitely makes his students more well-rounded and better musicians."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Johnny S.
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"By far the best drum teacher I have ever seen and how Ryan adapts his lessons to be most efficient and beneficial in an online setting is remarkable. Don’t think twice about getting a lesson with Ryan. He is a pro who makes you feel like it’s possible to learn any instrument one day at a time!"
Eli
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!"
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Matthew is a caring attentive teacher. Both of our sons are thriving with their drum lessons through his teaching. Thank you Matthew!"
Seth
Took Drum lessons from Matthew H.
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"Great tips to get started."
Teresa
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"I had a great experience studying with Corey. I had already been playing drums for about 10 years, and I had been stuck at the same level for a long time. But then Corey got me switched on to a couple of method books and practice routines that kicked me up to a whole new level! Everyone in my band could tell the difference, and drumming is fun and exciting for me again. 5/5 would recommend Corey to any level of drummer looking to grow!"
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Corey D.
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"Wonderful with a young beginning drummer! Patient, friendly, fun and great with answering questions."
Logan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Our son had his first lesson with Thomas last night. Thomas is extremely patient and was able to keep him engaged throughout the entire lesson. That's HUGE because our son is autistic and has trouble focusing. It's only been one lesson but I recommend Thomas! Very fun and professional."
Zade
Took Drum lessons from Thomas V.
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"She is thorough and patient! She was able to teach my son to actually read music, not just play it. Recommend!"
Dina
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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