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Max A.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's in Percussion Performance from Indiana University
  • Teaching since 2007
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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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 ...

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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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Vincent C.

16 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music
  • Awarded song biilboard from Billboard
  • Teaches students 10 to 80
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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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Trevor C.

Staten Island, NY
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Music from College Of Staten Island
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.*

Some of my ...

About Trevor

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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Gabriel H.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • BA in Jazz studies, AFA in Music from Columbia College
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gabriel H.

13 Reviews
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I teach the ins and out of drumming up to a professional level

About Gabriel

I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of thes

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Yishay L.
Gabriel is an amazing music teacher not only is he helping me with bass guitar but also understanding a bit of music theory. He shows me ways to to help maximize the amount of learning I can get out of practicing. Overall he is a great teacher with knowledge of a multitude of instruments and music in general.
Elliana
Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows.
Josh G.
He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson.

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"5/5 Highly recommended! Mike taught me years ago and he gave me the confidence I couldn't manage to find on my own! I'm no spring chicken, but I really wanted to groove on the drums and I found the best instructor out there!"
Penny
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Casey is a great instructor and has a fantastic personality. During the first online lesson, he immediately connected with my ten-year-old son, engaged him, and put him at ease. It was our good luck to find such a talented teacher and musician."
Max
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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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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"Michael was engaging and encouraging to my son. He gave us a practice sheet for my son to practice during the week."
Braiden
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Excellent teaching style! My son has learned so much in the past year, in how to master the drums, more than ever! Obviously, Murray loves what he does and is at the master level. My son gets so many compliments whenever he plays. Murray is just a caring, compassionate, and decent person.

Angela, Alexander's mom"
Angela
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Charles Stewart is a very personable instructor. This first lesson was very well - paced. He explained everything in detail and he gave me enough practise in the lesson so that I know what to do, on my own, during the week."
Donna
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"One of many words to describe Murray, AWESOMENESS! Meeting Murray and learning under his instructions has brought a bigger meaning to playing the drums. His love of drums and music shows in how he teaches his students. He never criticizes your mistakes and works along side of you, teaching you, until you learn and understand it all. He is very patient, professional and the best drummer I have ever met. I am truly blessed to have him as an instructor and look forward to many years of his teachings. Not enough stars in the world to rate him!!!!!"
Cathy
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Very interactive and patient!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Evan is an experienced musician who translates his expertise really well to aspiring drummers. He's super calm and patient which makes lessons fun. He supports students at whatever level they're at vs. excessively pushing. Highly recommend!"
Gary
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"I really liked John's patient approach to me as a rank beginner. He jumped right into it which I liked so we could take good advantage of our hour together."
Larry
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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