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Itamar S.

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Drum
Starting at $50
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  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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My name is Itamar Shapiro and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar Shapiro and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerlan

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Gregory T.

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Drum
Starting at $50
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Percussion from MPHS
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Gregory T.

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I make drumming understandable to someone who has not yet learned the craft. I will give you a series of tests to see what level your natural skill for rhythm is at.

We will work on getting you playing beats from day one. Whatever music you're into we will work on getting you playing that type of music. In addition, I will teach a break down of the basics and what has worked best for me.

Essentially I will implement the rudiments necessary to becoming a well-rounded beat maker. Depending on where you're at with your level of playing I will also play guitar to your drum beats so you're able to really enjoy the playing experience.

About Gregory

Hello, Future beatmakers! My name is Greg and I am here to unleash your hidden potential. If you have a burning desire to learn amazing tried and true methods to get you playing and keeping the beat fast, I'm your guy! I will never make you work harder than you want to, however, I will let you know

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November 1, 2019
John Schumacher
Got me behind the kit ASAP. Still remember all hes taught me.
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Mark G.

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Drum
Starting at $75
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
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Private Drum Teacher

Most recently, my drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, "Reflections in a Rear View Mirror" which was released in March of this year. In additional to acoustic drumming, I have extensive experience with:
- midi programming (Toontrack Superior Drummer)
- drum set recording (Pro Tools, Cubase, Reaper)

About Mark

Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.' In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and

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January 22, 2014
Rubin H.
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On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
January 5, 2014
Brad M.
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
August 1, 2013
Adam W.
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I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students

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Christian J.

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Drum
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Management from William Paterson University
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Christian J.

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Online Drum Teacher

I'm an easy-going and passionate drum and percussion educator who truly enjoys working with students, not only to achieve their short term goals, but to share a life-long love of music and a desire to continue learning. I believe in fostering a student’s love of music. While I wholeheartedly devote lessons to developing a strong foundation of fundamentals, I also try demonstrate how they apply to a student’s passion. Simply, I like to teach how to learn and appreciate music - a skill that can be applied to all areas of education and life. If you want to learn something that I don't know, then we can learn it together. If you have other musical interests, like beat-making on your smartphone or playing other percussion instruments, we can incorporate those interests into the lessons. I believe that we can be complete musicians, not JUST drummers, so I like to involve music making into all we do in our time together.

About Christian

Hello prospective student! Thanks for checking out my profile. I look forward to bringing my unique brand of strategically fine-tuned instruction to you as you work to achieve your goals! You can read more about me below, but first let's talk about my plan for you! In my lessons, I'll start w

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April 20, 2019
Timothy
Christian Johnson is one of the finest percussion instructors I have ever known. He worked on our marching band staff for several years serving as the drumline instructor. Thanks to his patience, professionalism, and wonderful personality, the drumline grew to unseen levels and helped thrust the band into one of the finest in the state for many years.

I strongly recommend Christian Johnson for any type of percussion teaching.
March 14, 2019
Reagan
I started a bit behind the other kids in elementary school band. Chris was the drum instructor for the high school marching band at the time and my band teacher highly recommended him for private lessons.

Chris was able to get me caught up to the other drummers within a couple months. I was finally able to read sheet music fluently and began to be assigned more advanced parts to play in the school band. Each week Chris gave me homework assignments such as working on different rudiments or reading and playing different types of percussion sheet music (bells, xylophone, etc). My lessons with a Chris paid off over the years, as I was able to join the high school marching band as a middle schooler and went on to win accolades for my drumming in the school plays. Everything I learned and accomplished most definitely stemmed from my lessons with Chris!
March 7, 2019
David D.
Christian is a very knowledgeable and patient drum instructor. As a music teacher and producer myself, I like to have a good understanding of instruments I don't play such as drums, and Christian has helped me have a much deeper understanding of drumming techniques, concepts, exercises, and styles. He is quite versatile, has a great understanding of music, and is a very effective communicator. I highly recommend!
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Rob B.

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Drum
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rob B.

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Online Drum Teacher

I'm a full time touring musician, I studied music in school for 8 years, but I can honestly say I've learned more about music through my years as a touring musician. I find great joy in sharing all the things I've learned over the years.

I like getting to know my students; their expectations and goals as an aspiring drummer, and I build my curriculum around their needs.

In my lessons you can expect to learn, and have fun!

About Rob

Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you want to jam along your favorite tracks or play live with a band? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. I take pride in helping every student achieve their goals on thei

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August 13, 2019
Alex
Rob is one of the most innovative and experienced experts on Ableton Live. He knows everything from how to set up the perfect arrangement for your backing tracks to how to automate lights synced to your show.
July 22, 2019
Alex S.
First lesson with Rob was very good. He was patient, got a feel for the student level and encouraged learning and creativity. Awesome experience.
March 18, 2019
Ryan
Of all my year's of formal education, I can confidently say my time as a student under Rob was perhaps the most significant. He demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience, and genuine care into my development, and took me from a guy who was VERY rough on the drums to a proficiency level.

On top of building the physical mechanics and techniques to become a drummer, Rob put even more emphasis on how I internalized, felt, and heard the music. Each lesson focus was equally weighted with theory, practical use, real-time listening, and execution - developing all my senses and slowly building my foundation so I could take the material and know how to grow upon it outside of the lesson room.

Lessons with Rob is more than learning a cool fill, or a fun groove - even though those do happen - but it is learning how to become a musician, and I'll carry the lessons learned from him with me forever.
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Liam H.

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Drum
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Online Drum Teacher

My lessons focus on musicality and execution in a professional setting. I have played with a huge variety of artists, including Joan Baez, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Glen Hansard, and Bob Weir. I also earned a jazz degree and played around NYC for 20 years. My advanced lessons explore the intersection of technique and music, while my beginner lessons focus more on individual interests and how to achieve our musical goals.

About Liam

I have been playing professionally since 1992, in every setting imaginable. From coffee bars to Carnegie Hall, I have played them all. I have supported and collaborated with famous artists like Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Glen Hansard, and Bob Weir, and spent 10 years on the road touring the US and

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Pittsburgh is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $160 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Andy is an amazing artist—creative, collaborative, committed, fun, and always pushing the envelope. He dedicates his whole self to everything he does. His drum and percussion background is rich and deep, and he shares it generously. I've worked with Andy on many projects, and they've all been terrific experiences, and I know yours will be too!"
- Chuck
Took Drum lessons from Andy R.
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"Great teacher for our 8 year old!

Matt has taught our 8 yr old for about 8 months and he has learned so much! Though our son is a bit shy, Matt has been very patient, positive, and makes his lessons fun. He lets him know it's ok to make mistakes too which is very comforting to him. He is now able to play with his older brother who plays guitar. Matt worked with them together to teach them a song for their school variety show and they are so excited! He is friendly, always on time, and very passionate about teaching. He explains things clearly and gives him a few beats to work on before the next lesson. He loves drumming now:) We highly recommend him."
- Conahey
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Very informative. My son enjoyed the lesson very much."
- Connor
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Joe is awesome - I brought in some songs I wanted to learn and he made me sound like a rockstar! He really makes learning fun. ...and all this coming from a guy with no rhythm - seriously, he's a miracle-worker.

The studio is clean... he's always there on time...very professional... no complaints.

My new musical motto: IN JOE I TRUST!!!"
- Seth
Took Drum lessons from Joseph T.
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"Keith is a true professional who goes above and beyond !!

Keith took my raw drumming son and turned him into a drumming and music lover. Keith not only taught my son how to play drums, he also more importantly taught him how to read music which was priceless for my son's music career and education. My son owes Keith so much for all his extra attention and encouragement which helped my son further his college music learning experience. My son today plays drums at the highest level and has placed number one on drum-set in his college music program. In summary, Keith is the BEST drumming instructor for anyone who truly wants to learn how to play drums."
- Manuel
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"John is terrific. I'm an adult learner, and John does a great job tailoring my lessons for the kind of instruction and music I'm most interested."
- Jay
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Keith is a drummers, drummer. Aside from being an exceptional drum instructor, he has LOADS of touring experience, professionally recorded, numerous workings with "Big Names" in the music industry, and not to mention the grammy's are quite impressive :-)
Keith not only taught me how to read drum music, but he encouraged me relentlessly when it sometimes became challenging, as things worth while often are.
He explained the ever important role of 'time management' in music and how it not only affects music, but also that it affects every aspect of our lives.
Keith has been a mentor and also a friend. As a person with my own successes in the industry, I have found a profound inspiration from Keith. I cherish our 30 min together and wouldn't trade them for anything. I highly recommend Keith as a drum teacher for ALL ages."
- Tina Rhodes
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Andrew is an awesome drum teacher! I started studying with him in a group class setting, where he easily worked with students of all ages and levels of musical experience to teach the fundamentals of drumming. I moved into private lessons with him, which he always balanced nicely focusing on a variety of things: technique, exercises, reading, listening and songs. He is very skilled and knowledgeable, dependable and a wonderfully nice guy. I learned so much from him in the years that I studied with him and was sad to see him leave Los Angeles. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher for students of all ages!"
- Kim
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Mark Review

I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students"
- Adam
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"So far he had a lot of patience with my son. It was great to see my son actually learning the drums. He was really excited about the lessons! He can't wait to practice and go back next week."
- Isaac
Took Drum lessons from Nicholas R.
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