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Granville M.

11 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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He makes the lessons understandable.
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Max A.

9 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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David N.

Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz and Contemporary Music from The New School
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David N.

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I have 12 years of experience playing the drums. I lead my own band, Patos, for which I compose and arrange music for. I also perform as a freelance drummer (I love to support a fellow musician's vision). I've deeply studied jazz, funk and rock during my time at school.

When it comes to teaching, I strongly listen to the student's needs. I strive to understand what inspires them to move forward in their musical journey. The material covered will depend on what their goal is. At the same time, it important to me that the student feels comfortably challenged with the material chosen. Whether it is learning your favorite songs, improving your tone, expanding your groove pocket, learning technique or sight-reading and notation... I am here for you and excited to move forward.

About David

I am a recent graduate of The New School for Jazz in New York City. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music. I am primarily a drummer and bandleader. I compose on guitar. I have taught theory, ear training, rhythm notation, sight-reading and private drum lessons. I stri

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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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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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Vincent C.

16 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded song biilboard from Billboard
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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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Michael S.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Michael S.

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I have taught and performed as a drummer for over twenty years. I attended Berklee College of Music as a scholarship recipient and graduated in 2005 cum laude. Following Berklee, I have worked professionally as a performer and an educator. I have taught all ages of student from early elementary school to adult.

I specialize in all styles of music on the drumset, as well as fundamentals including technique, reading, and ear training. In addition to drumset, I also teach marching percussion (drumline) material as well.

I believe in tailoring a program unique to each student that maximizes the student's interest and learning style.

About Michael

Michael Sutton is a professional drummer and teacher who has recently relocated to Los Angeles after living in New York City for more than a decade. Originally from Johnson City, TN he attended Berklee College of Music as a World Scholarship recipient graduating cum laude in 2005. As a teacher,

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Whitestone, NY

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Whitestone is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Very very understanding and had a great way of teaching each lesson. Also, friendly and very supportive!"
Javen
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"Can't wait to start up again!"
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Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"Al is incredibly passionate about passing his expertise to the next generation. My son studied drum set with him for 3 years, and is now a jazz studies major in college. The enthusiasm and knowledge he will impart on your student is invaluable. Highly recommended!"
James
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Evan is an amazing drum teacher. As an adult learner taking drum lessons for the first time, I had no idea what to expect, especially using an online format. I am happy to report that Evan has exceeded all of my expectations! He makes the lessons fun and engaging. He goes at my pace and flexes with my interests. He is incredibly patient and answers all of my questions. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Evan as a drum teacher."
Heather
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Great first lesson! I can see myself continuing lessons with Rachel."
Romnii
Took Drum lessons from Rachel H.
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"He is very patient and positive."
Ryder
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson."
Nicco
Took Drum lessons from Scott M.
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"Excellent quality of instruction!

I'm a 37-year-old drum student and I find this class very well organized. Mike comes to class very well prepared for each lesson and I don't feel that he goes too fast or too slow. The speed of the lesson is just perfect! I like being challenged and he does just that. At our 7th lesson, we started learning a song from my fave band, Guns n' Roses, and we're having so much fun!

I like very much that he has his own lessons printed for me to take home and practice. He is very good at writing down the "homework" for the week, which is pretty much what he feels I should practice on from what we have learned during the lesson. Everything he teaches prepares me for the next lesson.

In addition, one great thing about his studio is that I get to play on actual drums while he sits at another drum set in front of me, and via microphone and headsets, he teaches me the patterns. He is very enthusiastic about each lesson and I go home wanting to go straight to my drums and practice! No matter how tired I may be after a long day of work.

In every single aspect, the quality of instruction is excellent! I'm very glad to have found Mike on TakeLessons.com."
Margott
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Eric is very patient and personable."
River
Took Drum lessons from Eric C.
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