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Matt F.

Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt F.

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Hi! My name is Matt and I have been passionate about drumming from a young age. I have more than 30 years of playing experience as well as international touring and recording experience.

My expertise is in Rock and Metal.

I would love to share what I've learned with you!

About Matt

Hello! My name is Matt and I have been drumming since the age of 5. My whole family are musicians and my father had a friend who had his own recording studio when I was a child so I had my pick of instruments to choose from to play. I don't know if I picked the drums, or if the drums picked me

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Richard C.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard C.

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Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Phillip D.
I started with Richard in July, and by October I'm not only playing and singing songs on the banjo, I'm also learning musical theory that I never really fathomed learning. It's opened up a side of my brain that's been rather dormant for the last forty seven years.
andrea W.
My first lesson was very good. I am excited to keep learning more. Richard makes it an easy process.
Kenneth S.
Friendly, knows his stuff, and adjust to my needs.

Marcus C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marcus C.

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I currently work with kids from middle school through high school. I’m able to teach a beginner or the more advanced young percussionist and this has allowed me to be analyze a wide range of problems that typical beginners have and how to carry them confidently to the high school level and of course past the high school level since i’m a lifelong learner myself and a gigging percussionist.

No matter how young or old it’s never to late to learn the art of drums.

About Marcus

No drums are not easy and Yes it will take a lot of effort. If you’re looking for someone that will lie to you and tell you this will be easy and that you have nothing to worry about then you need to find someone else. You’ll get frustrated, might feel like giving up, some days you will go to bed t

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Granville M.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Granville M.

9 Reviews
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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 M

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B. Jones
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.
Michelle
Amazing Instructor! I felt so comfortable and at ease while learning. Can’t wait to continue my lessons with Granville!
Bryant
Granville is an excellent instructor, he took the time to access my skill level and is guiding me towards my goal to play the piano. I look forward to my lesson every week and if I have a question about ANYTHING I text him and he replies quickly. Glad I found him!!
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James S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Music Management from Florida Southern College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James S.

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Hello my name is James! I'm a professional musician and teacher from Florida. I've earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017, and have been giving one on one lessons since 2014.
I'm proficient in a variety of style of music on the drum; rock, funk, jazz, hip hop, gospel. My goal is to get you playing new beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.
Best part is, I've got all the instruments you would to need to play at my studio!

About James

*Due to the current health situation happening in the world, Online lessons via webcam are highly preferred! * Hey, I'm James! I've been playing music professionally since I was a teenager, and I have earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017. Since I graduated, I have been very active i

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Andrea
James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny.
Arlene
James is a very thoughtful and patient instructor. I took piano lessons many years ago as a child and always wanted to learn more. James was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable. I finally have the confidence to continue what I started many moons ago.
Layla
Thank you James! I was not that good with music growing up. Drums and guitar looks so complicated and I was interested. He is very patience. I don't have good rhythm with music! After getting 1 or 2 beats right i was excited! Practice and lessons make Perfect?? I hope so! "
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Jeff J.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from University of Illinios
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jeff J.

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As a certified music teacher my lessons help students quickly gain confidence in all types of percussion instruments. With my guidance, students become well-rounded musicians able to play their favorite songs, explore new possibilities, make their own music, and take on new challenges!

About Jeff

My Lessons are customized in a number of ways to create the ideal experience for each student and family. • Curriculum adheres to student and parent generated long-term goals • Musical arrangements and accompaniments are created to accommodate individual interests • Students can learn a vari

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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 location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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$55 average
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$67 average

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"Mattia is so patient and helpful, not just in my learning process, but also with my busy schedule and my own tech issues!"
Alexandra
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Paired with his passion for music and years of experience with guitar and drums, Kevin's teaching experience and easygoing personality make him a great instructor! His years of classroom experience point to a patient teacher who is able to communicate and connect well with students of any skill level or age. If you are looking to learn how to start playing, or want to take your skills to another level, this is the guy to see!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Khalil is an excellent teacher who is patient, knowledgeable, and creative. His words of encouragement are not only uplifting but also a source of inspiration. Additionally, he’s a good mentor."
Efrain
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Ray is a patient, fun and cool teacher who is well prepared for every lesson. He selected music that our son likes to play along with. He has a great set up in his home studio with two drum sets - one for the teacher and one for the student. My son has made great progress so far after only a few lessons. Highly recommended!"
Lachlan
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"My daughter is so excited to begin lessons here. First one was fabulous and she's practicing every day."
Noe
Took Drum lessons from Melissa M.
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"I’ve had the privilege of playing guitar, with Joel as the drummer, in various bands. Hands down the best drummer I’ve ever played with. Joel is extremely attentive to what the rest of the band is doing which is a skill that so many drummers are missing. And he’s always on with that click track! Joel could always create whatever sounding fills I asked for, and then some. But ALWAYS tasteful. A very gifted musician.

Joel is also a man of integrity and an all around fun guy! One of my best friends on this earth!"
Stephen
Took Drum lessons from Joel D.
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"When my son's school mandated that all students learn an instrument and I found out that he had been assigned DRUMS, I was at a loss. The lessons provided by the school were basic and I didn't feel that my son was getting the full benefit of all the drums had to offer. Luckily, we found Mike!

Mike set my son at ease instantly. He is very personable and has the gift of getting to know his students in a genuine manner. His friendly demeanor and willingness to use humor, without talking down to his students, sets him apart. Mike took the time to get to know Tom, including his musical interests, so that he could create high-interest lessons that motivated my son to practice and increased his love of music. Mike was able to explain clearly to my son what they were doing, how to do it properly, and why doing it correctly was worth the time invested. Not having had experience with drums, I had no idea how much technique is involved! Mike provided not only drum lessons, but life lessons as well.

As a parent, I have always appreciated Mike's timely communication. I have never had to wonder when my son's lessons would be, when payment was due, or what to do when I had a scheduling conflict. (By the way, Mike understands the chaos that sometimes goes along with being a working parent.)

To sum things up, Mike is a charismatic teacher who uses his expertise to instruct his students in how to become exemplary musicians and people. I recommend him without reservations."
Theresa
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Brent is very patient and experienced! I've been taking drum lessons with Brent for more than 1 year. I really enjoy the lessons and I feel that I'm making good progress."
Rayna
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"Seth Davis is one of the finest drummers I've had the pleasure to know. His methods and his ability insurers you of becoming a better drummer in a short amount of time. His chops are legendary. I've had great success teaching my own students using his methods."
Barry
Took Drum lessons from Seth D.
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"Murray is great implementing the lesson along with fun. I enjoyed the time we spent learning all about the ins and outs of drums. I would highly recommend Murray if you are interested in learning while having fun. Great guy!"
Tony
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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