Christopher Narainen

Christopher N.

Brighton, MA

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Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

HI, I am Chris, I am from Mauritius a little tropical island in the Indian Ocean (Fun fact: the native Island of the Dodo bird). At a very young age I was exposed to hand drumming, and at the age of 12 I decided to pick up the drums. Self taught, I played in many bands on the Island, and a few years later, I was playing in hotels, private shows, national and international festivals.

When I moved to the US 15 years ago, I met a bunch of musicians and we started playing/ touring in New England, the entire country, as well as Canada. The genre ranged from; Funk, Jazz, Hip hop, Latin grooves (Bossa nova, Samba, etc), Rock, Metal, EDM, Dubstep, Drum&Bass etc.

For the past 5 years I have been teaching, band leading/ directing, and camp directing at the School of Rock Watertown. I cover all stages- beginner, intermediate and advanced. Those includes:

-Learning, practicing rudiments and applying them musically
-understanding groove (tempo/ pocket/ feel)
- developing fills and applying them musically
- getting creative around the drums
- intro to drum soloing
- learn how to read and sight read (including analyzing and transcribing songs, in search for your own voice)
- techniques for speed (Hands and feet)
-advice on tuning, maintaining, buying, selling, or modifying your drums
-exercising rhythm (connecting to noises all around us everyday)
- having fun

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10 Reviews

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Paivi Feb 9, 2019
Drum · In studio

My 8-year old son has been taking drum lessons with Chris for a few months now. Chris is a great drummer and a calm, supportive teacher with pleasant personality. I highly recommend!

Jennifer Dec 29, 2018
Drum · In studio

My son has been taking drum lessons with Chris for several years and he absolutely loves him. Chris is energetic, encouraging and an all-around excellent instructor. We highly recommend him!

Sarah Dec 23, 2018
Drum · In home

Chris is great! He really connects with our daughter and she enjoys his lessons. He introduces different music styles but let’s her work with the music she enjoys as well.

Kayla Dec 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chris is great with my son who is a beginner. He looks forward to going to class every week and we are very happy with the classes!

UA Dec 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chris is incredible. Every hour that I spend with him, I feel I'm learning and getting better. He's patient and challenges you in the right way.

Alex & Tammi Dec 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

Incredible teacher!!!! Dedicated, kind, knowledgeable and fun

Douglas Dec 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

A thoroughly engaging and knowledgable teacher! Always a pleasure to work with!

Paul Dec 18, 2018
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My 8 year old stays focused the entire lesson... Amazing!!

Ray Dec 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chris has been instructing my son, now 11 years old, in drumming for over a year. My son loves it. They work on cool songs together. I strongly recommend Chris.

BJ Dec 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chris is fantastic. He’s skilled, thoughtful and an all around great instructor

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