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David R.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Scott S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Scott S.

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I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

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Anthony G.
Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.

Rob E.

Bergenfield, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Louie Bellson/Slingerland National Drum Contest from Slingerland
  • Teaching since 1979
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Rob E.

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All styles/levels. Lessons are designed to meet YOUR needs.

About Rob

Teaching Experience - USA Music School: 10/11 - 4/12, Sylvan Academy of Music: 1/05 - 12/10 & 1/13, Musika: 10/03 - 5/06, Woodside Music Studio: 9/97 - present, RE Drum Instruction: 4/79 - present. Private Drum Lessons: Joe Morello, 2/82 - 5/83, Sonny Igoe: 7/77 - 9/80. Drummer's Collective F

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Eric B.

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Starting at $35
  • Bachelor Of Arts from Purdue University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Eric B.

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Drum lessons for Rock, Blues, Country and Surf Rock

About Eric

I have played drums professionally since the early 1980's in a variety of bands primarily around Chicagoland. When I am not performing locally, I teach drums and percussion. My primary focus as a drummer is Blues and Rock music on drumkit, along with also teaching hand percussion. I also play ukule

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Murray P.

108 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Washington DC Percussion Award from Washington DC Orchestra
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Murray P.

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Snare Drum
- Orchestra Percussion
- Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming
- Reading various time signatures
- Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Tuning & maintenance
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

Hand Percussion
- Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more.
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About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well ro

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Kali
Murray is skilled at teaching and a talented artist. He's also creative when the student comes with special creative project - he would understand your artistic interest and adjust the lesson and approach for you as well as share his own creative experiences and insights.
Ami
My son really enjoys his drum lessons with Murray. Murray shows such enthusiasm when he teaches that it makes each lesson enjoyable and fun for my son. It is clear that Murray is a top notch professional drummer and his passion for drumming shines throughout each lesson. My son looks forward to each session. Very Highly
Recommended.
Judah S.
First class teacher who is so skilled & so fun!
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Ross H.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year from Scottish Jazz Federation
  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ross H.

17 Reviews
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My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross

Using my experience I am able to cater my lessons to students of all abilities, be it brand new or a seasoned player. I shape my curriculum to fit the needs of each and every student I meet & my end goal is always with the goal of maximizing their creativity potential to its fullest.

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Macaidyn G.
Fun and learned something - good lesson
Colin Third
Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!
Terra
Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Ridgewood, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Ridgewood is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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"Mike is one of the best drum instructors out there. I've been taking lessons with him from middle school, and he has helped me succeed to become the jazz drummer and drum captain at Marina High School. Mike understands several different styles: rock, jazz, Latin, metal, and more. In addition, he teaches students the proper technique, rudiments and how to read sheet music. Most importantly, Mike stands out from other instructors because he spends time trying to understand his students' interests and incorporates them into his lessons. He is very outgoing and energetic, so his lessons are always fun and educational. Overall, I highly recommend him because he challenges and inspires his students to become better drummers."
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Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Brian's experience and passion for drumming become apparent during the first lesson. He is a talented musician and a wonderful teacher, adjusting the pace of each lesson to match your needs and your level of skill. His ability to play numerous styles makes him an ideal teacher for those up and coming drummers who don't want to get locked into playing one particular type of music. I've been playing drums for as long as Brian has, but even with all of my experience he has still helped me branch out and incorporate new techniques into my repertoire. Whether you are a beginner, looking to learn the basics, or an experienced drummer, looking to hone your skills in a particular area, Brian is a great teacher to turn to!"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Brian R.
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David is knowledgeable, well spoken, and truly has a passion for drums as well as education. He is patient and always has an insightful answer for all of my questions. He has helped me with my technique and given me a deeper understanding rhythm in general. Highly recommended!!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"My daughter is so excited to begin lessons here. First one was fabulous and she's practicing every day."
Noe
Took Drum lessons from Melissa M.
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"Adam is an awesome drum teacher. My son is only 5 and I wasn't sure he was ready to learn the drums, but Adam breaks things down and makes it simple for even youngsters to learn. He is always on time and very polite. Would highly recommend."
Austin
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"it was really fun and cool."
Brooke
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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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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"My son is enjoying his lessons, and is motivated to practice & play his drums again!"
Nechelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Can't wait to start up again!"
Mitch
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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