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Rob E.

Bergenfield, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Fusion Workshop from Drummer's Collective
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Louie Bellson/Slingerland National Drum Contest from Slingerland
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Rob E.

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Snare drum/bass drum parts for school bands. Also basic reading for bells, marimba, xylophone, etc.

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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David R.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of Music from Juilliard
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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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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • BS Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Thomas W.

46 Reviews
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I can help beginning students on percussion learn the basics.

About Thomas

My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on bu

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Anneliese & Sophia C.
He’s very patient and kind especially for 2 active little girls.
Cindy T.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
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Aaron B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Studio Recording and Production from Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Teaching since 2014
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Aaron B.

17 Reviews
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Scholastic methods and rudiments, sight reading, timing, dynamics, and all of the fundamentals for percussion in concert band, marching band, drum corps, and orchestra.

About Aaron

Teaching drums professionally since 1998, Aaron has influenced hundreds of budding musicians to get the most from their instrument. He has studied privately with Rob Laytham (Modern Drummer columnist), Joe Leroux (marching band guru), Gary Chaffe (legendary drummer) and many others throughout the

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Patricia M.
Great instructor! I look forward to my lessons
Julie
Aaron is so great at meeting me where I am musically and giving helpful guidance to progress. I really appreciate his approach.
Patricia M.
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Charles S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 4 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Charles S.

21 Reviews
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About Charles

Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Shawn B.
My son is new at piano and he said Mr. Charles makes him feel comfortable and learning fun.
Trey
My 10 year old son really enjoyed his first lesson
Denise
First lesson and looking good, thanks!

Matthew S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Sweepstakes Award from Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2011
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Matthew S.

17 Reviews
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Percussion is so much more than drums. If you are wanting a comprehensive beginners guide to playing percussion. I can help you with posture, sticking, and giving you the fundamentals needed to have an awesome start to your percussion playing. These skills transfer to all percussion instruments, including drum set. I would recommend finding a percussion teacher who plays percussion primarily.

About Matthew

Hi, I am Matt. I am a band director in the Fort Smith, AR area. I am in my 7th year teaching band and love every minute of it. I have recently decided to return to teaching private lessons, and would love to help you with your auditions, festival music, AP music theory exams, or just learn some ski

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Annette K.
Matthew has been the BEST trumpet tutor. We are so grateful for every lesson, advice, guidance, and understanding. Highly recommend him!
Hilda U.
Annette K.
Matthew is so great and patient to help improve skills!

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Average Cost of Percussion Lessons in Valley Cottage, NY

The average cost of 60-minute percussion lessons in Valley Cottage is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $75 per hour.
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$48 average
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"Wai Chi is an incredibly dedicated performer and educator. Her teaching is patient and effective, and she knows her craft like no other. Wai Chi has an incredible talent and a great love of what she does, and is eager to share her expertise with others. Could not more highly recommend her!"
Ryan
Took Percussion lessons from Waichi C.
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"Friendly and nice instructor"
Ezer
Took Percussion lessons from Grady T.
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"I have been taking music lessons of various types in and outside of school since elementary school and have never had a teacher who introduces concepts quite like Mr.Fuhrman. Things that I have struggled with ever since they were introduced; especially regarding rhythm/counting have become incredibly simple- as they should be! My progress regarding percussion (which I've been working with for over 4 years) has increased exponentially since working with him. Not only will he highly recommend essential practice, but he's willing to give you various strategies to manage time and to be able to fit the practice in. I've had music teachers (all of whom were very competent musicians) telling me to practice since the second grade, but no one's ever set aside some lesson time to discuss how to fit it in. I am a beginning music teacher myself and have already implemented some of the concepts he has taught with my own students. He's not only an incredibly skillful musician, but he is an amazing teacher as well. You won't regret doing lessons with him."
Lindsey
Took Percussion lessons from Kevin F.
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"Awesome instructor! My son's a little shy taking lessons on the drums, but Dave puts him at ease and Dave is so patient! Highly recommend.☺️"
Holly
Took Percussion lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend"
Joel
Took Percussion lessons from Christopher B.
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"Great first visit with Johnny!"
John
Took Percussion lessons from Johnny C.
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"Took a handful of lessons with Wai Chi. Was very upset that she moved to New York (I took lessons with her when she was located in Chicago). She is a talented individual who has thought a lot about what she does and it shows in her playing and teaching. She provided me with plenty to work on and to chew on and I am very glad to have taken lessons with her. We worked on many percussion instruments: snare, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, cymbals, and marimba and she showed and shared her expertise on all of them. Especially enjoyed working on Bach with her."
Josh
Took Percussion lessons from Waichi C.
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"Scott has been wonderful with my child! He really knows how to motivate him to practice while still making the lessons fun. I recommend him for any young drum student."
Clyde
Took Percussion lessons from Scott S.
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"My daughter has really been enjoying her lessons with Tracy! Many thanks!"
Leah
Took Percussion lessons from Tracy D.
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"Chi is a fantastic player and teacher! Her playing is clean and inspirational - definitely makes you want to practice. As a teacher, she is super patient and supportive while also offering helpful critique to improve your playing and understanding of the music."
Tim
Took Percussion lessons from Waichi C.
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