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Max A.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Drums from The Collective
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Max A.

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I gig, teach, and tour, full time as a drummer living in NYC. I've played drums for over 13 years and studied with numerous teachers across the country.

I perform rock, gospel, funk, jazz, country, and pop music for audiences all over and can help students identify specific, tailored, course work to help them in whatever genre.

My goal is to help students of all ages and abilities sift through the ocean of content to find the *right* challenges for them so they can play what they want to play.

This if my life, this is what I love. I look forward to working with you!

About Max

I live, gig, tour, and teach full time as a drummer in NYC. I have over 13 years of experience playing pop, rock, gospel, funk, jazz, and musical theater. I've taught children as young as 4 years old, and adults over the age of 45, from total beginners to experienced players. What I've learned, an

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Jacob Sargent
I thought I wasn’t going to be able learn how to play drums and then I met Max! Very patient person and easily helped me unlock the door into drumming. Made everything clear to me and broke it down to where I was able to understand. Highly recommend, Thank you Max!
Emmie
Max is an amazing teacher. He is an outstanding, patient,
and compassionate teacher. His lessons were so well tailored to my needs. Each class addressed specific needs and goals of mine. Max is a great drummer and wonderful teacher, highly recommend.
Benji
I was a bit nervous about taking lessons as I had not played drums in front of anyone before. My first lesson was surprisingly a very comfortable expereience and something that I would definitely recommend if you are on the fence. I have been playing for about a year and felt like I wasn't progressing with YouTube tutorials anymore. Max has really been helping to take me to a new skill level!
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Ben R.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $94
  • Bachelor's in Percussion Performance from Indiana University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Ben R.

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We're fortunate as drummers and percussionists to play the most fun instrument on the planet. My studio focuses largely on that---really ENJOYING playing music. And the best way to enjoy it? By getting GOOD!!

So what do I mean by "drums & percussion?" I'm classically trained at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music which is THE powerhouse music school for producing well rounded percussionists. We're talking everything from drumset, orchestral percussion, marimba, marching percussion, Latin percussion, composition, and everything in between. YOU get to pick what we work on, and if you're not sure, we can do a little bit of everything to find what clicks with you.

Ok, now the really cool part. Included in each month of lessons, you will get an epic video for your social media. Yes these videos can help you show off to your friends and family, but it's also the absolute best way to improve as a musician because you can practice using your ears as you listen back and analyze ...

About Ben

Hey! I'm a professional percussionist who's toured through 30 cities across the United States and Japan, and I have always loved teaching. I believe us drummers and percussionists are the luckiest musicians because our instruments are the most satisfying and fun to play. I started on piano as a smal

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Tom C.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tom C.

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Hey there!

My name is Tom Criblez and I am a Brooklyn based musician. I am mainly a drummer, but also a guitarist. The way I typically structure my lessons is based on what the student is looking to learn and accomplish. However, I also have certain methods of teaching that include how to properly, physically drum and perform in order to avoid injury later in life, lots of chop building that is usually taught and practiced on a drum pad, some reading if the student is open to it because I believe it is a good way to latch on to rhythmic concepts, building a close relationship with a metronome, exploring the foundations and basics of grooves in whatever genres the student is looking to tackle and always leave room for something fun like learning a song or writing a part. I am also open to talking about what it means to be a drummer in different environments like bands or being independent or recording and the fundamentals in how to approach like getting good sounds or how to prepare ...

About Tom

Hey! It's always funny to write about yourself, but here we are! I am a drummer/guitarist living in Brooklyn, NY. I have toured the country twice with my band Ritual Talk on 6 week tours that we booked ourselves. I love to connect and make music with people from anywhere and of all types of genres.

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Trevor C.

Staten Island, NY
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from College Of Staten Island
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Trevor C.

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Hello, my name is Trevor. I have been playing Drums for about 12 years now and am looking to start my life as a teacher! I graduated at the end of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance at CSI,

My music genres performance experiences are in Rock, Punk, Pop, Heavy Metal, and have picked up Jazz and Classical music from my years at college.

I’m down for teaching you anything that you want. Be it a band’s music catalog, drum transcription, or a playing style of a specific drummer. My entire teaching repertoire will basically cover:
- Reading and Learning Sheet Music Structure and the Music theory behind the music.
- Drum rudiments and Coordination.
- Single and Double Bass pedal techniques to help you get faster and coordinate your limbs properly.
- Getting faster and cleaner with your hands and feet on the kit.
- Complex time Signatures, Subdividions and Polyrhythms.

*If you wish to see video clips to verify my performance, feel free to ask.*

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I’m working either Online or In-person, it’s up to you. I live in Staten Island, NY but I’m down for traveling to the Brooklyn and Manhattan area for at home lessons if you’re down for that. I’m down for teaching whatever you guys want, and everything that I basically know to give you a

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Vincent C.

16 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music
  • Awarded song biilboard from Billboard
  • Teaching since 1976
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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 A

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Artemis
Vincent is casual and friendly and knows his stuff! A great instructor across many instruments and genres
Lydia H.
Taking lessons with Dr. Vince is a pleasure. His enthusiasm and love of music is infectious, and I very much appreciate how seriously he takes me and my music! Thank you, Dr. Vince!
Duke P.
Excellent first lesson. Vincent is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable with multiple instruments!
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Leo T.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Master of Music in Orchestral Studies from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Leo T.

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As a teacher of "Groovology" by Jeffrey Jones, we will learn foundational grooves to develop your skills a drummer. We will then learn solos and transcriptions of your favorite songs. Jazz and Latin grooves will also be covered as well as other styles.

About Leo

I am currently the Principal Percussionist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Principal Timpanist with the West Michigan Symphony. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and served as extra timpanist with Lyric Opera of Chicago. I was also an Associate Member of the Civic O

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Michelle
My 12 year old son has very much enjoyed working with Leo on percussion. He very much looks forward to his instruction time and even after Leo left our area is able to do on-line instruction with him. Leo is patient, professional and flexible. Thanks, Leo, for all you do!

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"Aaron is a wonderful instructor! Very patient, energized, focused, structured, punctual, and fun to work with. He offers a variety of talents. We are very happy to have Aaron as an instructor in our home!"
Kyechia
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Danny is a great teacher with lots of experience. He teaches with clarity and care."
Cruz
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Hi, I just started taking lessons and I absolutely love it! I have an excellent teacher that takes his time to show me the right techniques and fundamentals to achieve the goal of playing professional. He has great expertise and pushes me to be the best. He makes sure I understand why I need to do certain things such as rudiments and learning to read notes. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He's always full of energy and ready to teach me so I can go far in drumming. If your looking for a fun cool teacher full of energy who loves teaching the art of drumming Mr. Rufus is your guy! He has the passion and love for it and that motivates me and gives me that drive to keep pushing to go further in music!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Matt is a true professional!

Matt teaches my 10 year old on drums and has done an amazing job. He has instilled the basics and foundation of drumming while still holding the interest of my son. At the same time he is developing his ear and teaching him how to play and adapt to different styles of music.

I highly recommend Matt for all ages of drumming kids and adults alike."
Greg
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Great Teacher and drummer! I studied with Dor last year when wanting to learn a secondary instrument. As an experienced performer, Dor knows how to take his students on whatever path they want to go. Highly recommend him for both advanced players and beginner players. Very patient, kind and committed to his students."
Joana
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Great Teacher!

My son is 11 and takes Drum lessons from Mike. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable. My son enjoys going to his lessons every week. We were lucky to find Mike."
Megan
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Murray is wonderful! So happy to have found him."
Kaden
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Matt is AWESOME. He has been a great musical role model for me since day one. The knowledge that Matt has passed down to me has completely reallocated my purpose as a musician and challenged me to question my role as a drummer in an ensemble situation. What insight! I have absolutely no doubt that I will be prepared to confidently attend college university music ensembles in the next couple of months, because of Matt's mentorship and how it has inspired me (and of course, taught me how) to achieve my best. Matt has exposed me to styles of music I didn't even know existed. His talent is beyond the capacity of any other teacher I've had, and my family and I respect him very much. Very personable, easy-going, and intelligent. Thank you Matt, for everything. :)"
Stacey
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Kevin is a great teacher. I am a total beginner and already feel more comfortable with notes than I ever thought possible and I’m having fun learning the drums. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thanks Kevin!"
Janet
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Murray did a great job with my 6 yr old son's first drum lesson. He was able to teach the fundalmentals while making it a fun experience. My son was very excited and enjoyed his first lesson with Murray."
Tiffany
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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