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Mickey V.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Music Therapy from The Evergreen State College
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Mickey V.

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Mickey's goal as a teacher is to equip the student with the technical skills, personal motivation, and creative tools to develop their voice on the drums. Students learn all the technical skills they need to express themselves on the instrument by developing a strong practice routine, setting goals, and applying skills creatively by playing along with songs, creating their own ideas based on examples, and "jamming" in lessons.

About Mickey

Mickey Vershbow has been teaching drum lessons for the last eight years, working with many schools around the northeast before opening her own lesson studio in Brooklyn. While highly experienced with students of all ages, backgrounds, skill levels, and areas of interest, Mickey specializes in teach

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David R.

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New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
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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!

Rob E.

Bergenfield, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Fusion Workshop from Drummer's Collective
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Adam C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • B. S. Music Education from University of South Florida
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Adam C.

3 Reviews
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For 9 years I’ve been showing people of all ages how they can successfully play the drums. My method is really simple and moves you forward a little at a time. You will be amazed at how quickly you are able to play you’re first real drum beat.

I’m also going to be able to advise you on the do’s and don’t of buying equipment. There’s a million products out there and it can be really confusing. I’d love to tell you how to get what you need (and no more!).

About Adam

Hi there! I’m Adam, an artist & musician with 9 years of teaching experience. I’ve played with a lot of different bands, recorded a lot of music, and worked as a professional artist all at the same time! For music, my approach is give you the quick tricks you need to start playing fast. From the

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Amy E.
Adam is an excellent teacher. He works very well with children. I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking to learn, at any age.
Amy E.
Great drum teacher!

Adam is a very skilled drummer and a patient teacher. My son has been taking lessons for awhile now and his face still lights up in awe when Adam plays. My son came to Adam as a beginner and I have seen continual improvement after each lesson. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a drum teacher.
Cortney W.
Adam is a wonderful guitar teacher!

Adam is a great at teacher! He is so patient with me and helps me to progress at my own pace without feeling like I am lagging behind. He also encourages me when I feel like I am not doing well and he helps me to hone in on specific skills that I need to practice further. Best of all, his explanations are clear and the goals he sets for me are attainable with practice outside of class. I highly recommend him.

Amber W.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
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Amber W.

22 Reviews
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students

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Laura
Excellent instructor. Amber definitely knows flute instruction and is helping me get the basics I missed years ago.
Ben C.
Very knowledgeable and personable. Puts you at ease, patient and doesn't give you more than you can handle. So far, a good experience.
Emma
Amber is a really sweet and kind loving teacher to help you reach your goals
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Alec D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 12 to 30
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Alec D.

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I have 11 years of experience as a drummer and musician. I specialize in teaching beginner students of all ages who are looking to gain knowledge and skill on the drum set. We will focus on learning good stick technique, foundational rudiments, basic drum grooves, sight reading, and quality musicianship. Our lessons will be catered towards what you are interested in learning. However, if you don't quite know what you are looking for, I will give you the information you'll need to continually improve on the drums. The primary goal of our lessons will be to share knowledge and to have fun doing it! Reach out if we seem like a good match!

About Alec

I have been playing drums and percussion for 13 years. I also play guitar, sing, and am an avid songwriter. However, drumming has always been my true life-long passion. I've been training in music for the entirety of my schooling, and I am currently studying drum performance at the University of Co

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Thornwood, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Thornwood is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"Jeffery brings an awesome approach to teaching drums and percussion that can apply to any level of player. He's great at developing the fundamentals you need to improve as a player while keeping things interesting and fun! He's a true professional but keeps things laid back and comfortable for his students. You can tell he has a passion for what he's teaching and it really shows in the results you get from working with him. I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Mike
Took Drum lessons from Jeffery B.
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"super great lesson. all lessons are like that."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Mike is awesome! Super down to earth and easy to talk to. He is understanding and patient and seriously takes the time to help you grasp new concepts and increase comfortability with new styles. He is an incredible musician and really understands the deeper meaning behind any drum style or technique that you are trying to learn. I have been a self taught drummer my whole life and I moved to Denver to attend CU for music after getting out of the Army. Mike helped me to prepare for my entrance exams and my drum kit audition, which I knocked out the park. I am now a full blown music student and officially on path to my dream career. Thank you Mike!! I'm looking forward to more lessons and to continue improving!"
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Ed is an excellent teacher and a super talented drummer!!!

My teenage son loves taking drum lessons from Ed! He is a true professional, very knowledgeable and an amazing drummer. His lessons are fun and he is very inspirational. His studio is super cool, and he offers a beautiful collection of drums and accessories. I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed!"
Catherine
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"This was my 9yr son's 1st drum lesson with Joel. Joel did a fantastic job keeping the balance between theory, instrument use, & keeping it fun for him."
Jaxon
Took Drum lessons from Joel D.
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"I took drum and voice lessons from Tom for over 7 years.
He’s very patient and very knowledgeable about a lot of songs that I was interested in learning and he made it fun to learn, and that made an old lady’s life very enjoyable for many years ! I really appreciated him!!"
Judy
Took Drum lessons from Thomas T.
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"I've had several drum teachers in the past, but Mr. Murray is my favorite. He is fun, funny and friendly and also a MASTER of drums!!!
-Alexander C."
Angela
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My son's reaction after one lesson: Charles is awesome!
I whole-heartedly agree! He jumped right in, asked some great questions and quickly deduced Jonathan's skill level.
He was able to give him something tough enough to really challenge Jonathan, but still within his range to be able to do..

Great!"
Jonathan
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Evan has knowledge, is friendly and my son has been enjoying his lessons."
Phoenix
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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