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Popular Drum Teachers in Staten Island, NY

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Scott S.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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.
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Asaf N.

5 Reviews
Bayside, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Hebrew, Italian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music Performance from University at Buffalo
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Asaf N.

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Learn how to play the drums the RIGHT way. There are no secrets, just hard work, consistency and foundational concepts. Let's make you a beast together :)

About Asaf

I would not be the person I am today if music wasn't the focal point in my life as it is. Not only do I absolutely love performing and studying music myself, but I adore teaching as well. Part of the musical experience is taking what you hear and what you learn from others and building on it to cre

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Thomas L.
Eventhough it was just our first lesson, Asaf is a patient teacher and gave lots instruction.
Sophia P.
Very informative, we went over terminology, how important it is to have the proper sticks and the correct way to hold them. Reading the music and playing the proper beat. We did a lot for 1 lesson, my daughter loved it.
Bindia M.
Flexible teaching methods!

Asaf is just brilliant. During the first session, my son was very distracted by the other things in the music room ie lights, instruments etc but Asaf managed to engage him by being extremely flexible in his teaching ie he is not wedded to any order and has a lesson plan in mind but goes with the flow and the interest of the child - this ensures that all that was intended on being covered is, and as a result of the flexibility, my son just loves these drum lesson and Asaf. Asaf makes him focus and has built a great teacher/student relationship in only 3 session. I would highly recommend Asaf.
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Vincent C.

14 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music
  • Awarded song biilboard from Billboard
  • Teaches Beginner
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Vincent C.

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About Vincent

Dr. Vince is a musician, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and a producer. Vince has three cds out with one in Germany. Dr. Vince has two master degrees one in music and in education with a PhD in Music Vince was produced by" Badfingers" Joey Molland, which was the Beatles first band signed to

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Duke P.
Excellent first lesson. Vincent is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable with multiple instruments!
Frankiegny
I find Vincent to be a very good and patient teacher. He has a nice easy way of teaching.
nataliya
My daughter loves the lessons. Dr Vincent is great teacher

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Dylan M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, magna cum laude from School of Health Professions, Hunter College – CUNY
  • Teaching since 2001
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Dylan M.

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Can teach a variety of styles and techniques, including but not limited to: stick control, independence, phrasing, linear patterns, composition, rock, funk, jazz, and R&B.

About Dylan

Dylan Mandel is a musician and producer based in Philadelphia. He has made national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, MTV Campus Invasion Music Festival and MTV Dean's List, sharing the stage with Wyclef Jean, Kelly Clarkson, Portugal. The Man, Amy Schumer and others. In addition to his

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Puneet A.
Dylan is an excellent teacher and an amazing drummer. He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable immediately. He's also very organized regarding scheduling, and his lesson plans are flexible and productive. His teaching style is detail oriented and he explains well. He does not hesitate to correct my child and still encourages her to play better. Dylan is very enthusiastic about drumming and makes lessons a joy to take.

I am so glad we found him as soon as we came to NYC!
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Mikala P.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Mikala P.

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Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced drum-set player interested in learning how to keep a beat, how to set-up a drum-set, how to tune drums, how to play fills...actually you're here because you want to be a Rockstar, don't you? Ah. I see. This should be easy then.

I started playing drum-set professionally as a freshmen in high school and have never stopped. It was my first true love, and my way into my own musical voice. I also sing while performing drums, so if that's something you're interested in getting better at I have plenty of experience to help you lead from behind the set.

Whether you are planning on joining/starting a band, using it as accompaniment to someone else, or just want to learn for fun as a hobby, I can teach you all you need to know to meet your Rockstar drummer potential! If you have any questions, please message me!

About Mikala

Want to learn how to play or sing your favorite song? Are you interested in learning how to write your own songs? Since the start of my teaching career 4 years ago, my lessons have expanded to include guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, drums, singing, and even songwriting! I'm eager to help you find

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Rachel
Really great experience for our daughter working with Mikala.
Eric
Mikala was patient and encouraging, helped me learn techniques as well as have fun. A great experience!
Michael
Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!
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Zechariah T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Awarded Finalist from International Blues Challenge 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Zechariah T.

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ANY level drum lessons from a seasoned veteran with 15+ years experience. ANY style! Let's get you where you need to be!

About Zechariah

Hi there!, My name is Zech Tillotson & I'm a 35 year old Professional Musician. I've been playing out and teaching music since 2004, though I began learning instruments as early as 2000. I currently lead a few bands as a singer, guitar player, and drummer and occasionally get to play bass.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Staten Island, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Staten Island 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
$54 average
60 min
$67 average

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"John is an excellent drummer, but most of all he is an amazing teacher! Referred by a friend, my son can't wait to "jam" with John every week :)"
Kim
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Garrett is an exceptional instructor. He is patient, intelligent, and dedicated to making you sound the best you can. His studio is professional, and the environment in general is very welcoming. On top of that, his price is extremely fair for what he offers. I'd recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!"
Allison
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"My son has been taking lessons from Joe for over a year now. Wonderful instructor! He really knows how to talk to his students and teach them in a way they understand. My son has not only enhanced his skills, but has gained knowledge about the music industry and what is behind the music itself. Highly recommend this instructor!"
Jean Flanagan
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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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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"My first lesson with Garrett went great! His studio is very professional (I like being able to use the different types of drum sets), and I learned a ton in the hour I had with him. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Isaac
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Great instructor - patient with little kids. We love his affordable and convenient in-home lessons and have seen significant improvement within a month of starting lessons."
Rada
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Anthony has really pulled through for me these past few months. I’m a senior in highschool this year applying for schools and was preparing with him for all of my college auditions. Anthony knew the nuances the panels were looking for, giving me practical and specific exercises to work on my weaknesses. Those exercises opened up my playing, solidified my foundation, and helped me become a more fluid improviser. If you’re looking for a teacher who is an active member of the scene, who has put in the work himself, and can expose you to various styles...Anthony is, without a doubt, the man!"
David
Took Drum lessons from Anthony F.
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"Eventhough it was just our first lesson, Asaf is a patient teacher and gave lots instruction."
Thomas
Took Drum lessons from Asaf N.
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"My first lesson was great! Looking forward to my second!"
Lynn
Took Drum lessons from Mike S.
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"I loved my first lesson with Rafael. He is great."
Brian
Took Drum lessons from Rafael L.
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