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Do you want to learn how to play the guitar, the piano, the drums, the violin, or any other instrument of your choice and become extremely talented? Perhaps you’d like to sing to your heart’s content and get the audience all hyped up with your immaculate singing. Maybe you want to write a song that will be remembered forever. Or perhaps you’d like to dance like pop sensation Michael Jackson or the Jabbawockeez.

These may be lofty wishes, however what’s great about this type of wishful thinking and your dreams of musical is that they can be realized by surrounding yourself with people who want to help you achieve your dreams. So if you want to become a musician, singer, composer, dancer or artist that would make the people of Poughkeepsie proud, why not enroll in our Poughkeepsie music lessons? When you take music classes with us, you get to not only explore music as an art and a science but also as an experience of utmost convenience to you. You see, you do not need to go far to receive comprehensive music lessons because they are now offered in your area. Regardless of what your current skill level may be our Poughkeepsie music lessons cater to all levels of student including beginner, intermediate and advanced as well as all kinds of music lessons such as voice, piano and guitar.

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Eric W.

Poughkeepsie, NY

About Eric

30+ years of performing and teaching experience. Faculty member of the Dutchess Community College Music School, drum instructor @ Millbrook Prep School, Trinity-Pawling School. Studio is located at Vincitore's Piano Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, near Vassar College. Member of The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America. A diverse approach to teaching as he tailors each lesson to meet each individual’s learning style while keeping it fun for all. Read and perform all styles including rock, latin, jazz, rudimental snare drum, etc. Students get a full multi-media approach to learning drums
that allows them to enhance their musical progress by taking advantage of modern day technologies. By practicing with computerized drum machines in musical ways to help develop phrasing and accuracy, students can simulate a performance atmosphere as well as the most important aspect...a crucial time feel. Full Studio with two acoustic drum sets, one electronic drum set, and lots of percussion.
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David S. June 4, 2015
Drum · In studio
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is well-versed in all musical styles and customizes his lessons based on the experience and goals of the student.

Eric teaches students of all ages and skill levels. He has extensive technical knowledge and an encouraging style that motivates students to continue to improve. I highly recommend him.
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Ben B. April 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
Eric is a wonderful teacher. As a bassist, the concepts he showed me helped me understand the connections between drums and the bass. Eric has been teaching for years and knows what he's doing. Excellent teacher, I would recommend him to anyone.
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paul S. April 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
It's one thing to be a talented musician and quite another to be able to teach an instrument to a student. I have educated perspective teachers throughout my professional life and have seen firsthand what a gift it is to be a great teacher, it is clearly an art and something that a person can't necessarily learn. To be able to teach to all skill levels, musical genres and all ages takes a rare and talented individual. Eric Wagner is indeed that rare individual. He is as talented and artful a teacher as he is a talented musician. As an adult student whose learning curve is not what it was as a child I am amazed where Eric brought me to in such a short period of time. Lessons are like spending an hour with a patient friend. If my children or my friends children wanted to learn to play drums this is where they would go. I couldn't recommend Eric more superlatively. Paul Schwartz, Professor of Psychology
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Eric W.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Ben B.

Wappingers Falls, NY

About Ben

Hello, Music has always been a part of my life. I've studied music at Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz (Where I completed my Bachelor's Degree) I've been teaching music since 2010. For the past few years I've been very fortunate to travel the world performing music. I have performed in 45 of the U.S. States and 25 different countries across 5 continents.

My goal is for the student to have and understanding of the music and perform it effortlessly. Most of all, help share with them the joy and happiness that music has given me over the years.
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Eric W. March 31, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben is top of the line. Great attitude, good with kids and adults! Highly recommend.
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Steve S. March 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben's bass playing is experienced and versatile, much like the way he teaches. Since he's fluent in multiple genres - from rock to jazz to ska and more - he's able to incorporate a student's specific musical interests into their lesson and tailor the learning especially to them, which always makes his lessons interesting and exciting.
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Joe H. February 6, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Lessons with Ben have helped me, a guitarist first and foremost, to be able to hang on Bass in a professional capacity. His music philosophy has helped me to approach my own playing with a more focused mind. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
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Ben B.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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Chris D.

Poughkeepsie, NY

About Chris

Chris D. is a professional drum instructor located in the Dutchess County area. He has been playing drums and percussion for 26 years, and has taught in the Dutchess county area for 12 years. In 2008 Chris founded and built a lesson and recording studio in Poughkeepsie designed specifically for drummers.

Private Lessons: I teach many styles of music such as Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Funk, R&B and more. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced drummer, I have a lot of valuable knowledge to share. I will teach you vital exercises, rudiments and coordination to build up your technique,
whether it's on a marching snare or on the drum set. You will learn how to read and write drum notation as well as how to transcribe your favorite songs. In my studio I'll show you how to use all the latest hardware and online media to help you get the most out of each practice session. While studying under me, you will receive individualized lessons utilizing the latest technology and time proven traditional methods.

All Ages: I teach all ages and skill levels, from the drum pad to the drum set. No matter how young the student, learning to play an instrument and read music is invaluable to their education.

-I help my younger students prepare for middle school and high school level orchestra as well as preparation for NYSSMA. I also prepare my students for college music auditions and solo pieces.

-With my adult students I help them schedule music into their busy lives. There is no reason to put off playing an instrument if it's something you always wanted to do. A lot of my adult students commute to New York City and work long hours. So whether you work full-time, have a busy college schedule or commute to work, I'll help you build a practice schedule around your busy life. There is no reason to put off playing an instrument because you don't think you have the time.

All Skill Levels:

- With my beginner students I teach them the proper control they need to progress with the least amount of frustration. They will learn to read notation which will help me to guide them through all the techniques and exercises to follow. Most importantly, they will have fun while learning to play drums the correct way.

-With my advanced students you will learn more complex music theory (such as polyrhythms and odd time signatures). We will cover many of the different styles of music, as well as the techniques which make them unique. We will work on your speed and precision so you can play along to those songs that were always beyond your ability. I'll help you gain independence with each limb in order to maximize your playing potential. Most importantly I will show you how to enjoy your time behind the drum set, which will help you get the most out of each practice session.

Why Take Lessons: There is so much more to taking a drum lesson than just learning how to play a beat in a song. I will instruct and guide you weekly to help you build a solid foundation and progress at your own speed. Some of my top students have taken lessons with me for close to 9 years and they are able to play things that they never imagined possible. If you’re ready to put in the time and study hard, I will teach you the information and techniques to become your best.

If you’re ready for fun and professional drum instruction, then contact me to get started.
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Paul G. May 7, 2015
Drum · In home
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Each and every lesson I learn more and more from Chris. Great Instructor
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Chris D.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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James H.

Highland, NY

About James

New music teacher in the Hudson Valley! Take lessons to learn guitar, music theory, reading music, and many other musical skills. I specialize in solo guitar, improvisation, finger-style guitar, arranging, music theory and knowledge of various styles of music. Beginners are more than welcome, as are intermediate and advanced players, of all ages.
Skype lessons are available!
Learn to play rock, jazz, blues, Latin, Brazilian, Classical, pop, reggae, folk, metal, really anything!
Music should be fun to play and learn, which is the focus of my teaching method. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mu
sic from SUNY New Paltz, and have performed at venues around the Hudson Valley and NYC, including The Falcon in Marlboro and Santo's Party House in NYC.
I look forward to meeting and helping you to become a better musician!
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James H.

James H.

Highland, NY 12528
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Christopher V.

Poughkeepsie, NY

About Christopher

Hi my name is CJ, I have been playing saxophone for most of my life, and I love teaching it as much as playing it. In high school, I played in many different groups including All-State groups, and the Arlington Jazz Machine. While in Machine, we won the Berklee Jazz Festival, and secured our spot as one of the best groups in the country. I have spent a couple of years teaching saxophone privately to younger kids, and now during the year I play saxophone at the Eastman School of Music while getting my degree at the University of Rochester.
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Christopher V.

Christopher V.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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$30 / 30-min

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