Dor Herskovits

Dor H.

Allston, MA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
When you come for a lesson you should come prepared to work hard and have fun!
I will tailor the lessons to your capabilities and personal taste while giving you all the tools you need to progress and enjoy the instrument.
Through specific exercises and playing along with your favorite music, you will release yourself from any limitations. The sky is the limit.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student aiming at becoming a pro, I will help you get there.
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Dor teaches



Dor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
February 2007

Always wanted to play the drums?

Whether you aim at becoming a pro or you just want to play along with some of your favorite tunes, I can help you get there. With years of teaching experience and degrees from Berklee college of music and New England Conservatory, I have all the tools to get you to the next level. How fast? That's up to you :)

In the lesson we go over technique , rhythm training and play along with songs in different styles. Through these steps you will learn all the tools you need to enjoy and appreciate the art of drumming and music in general.
The more advanced you are the more we can get into improvisation, polyrhythms and other complex subjects so that you can challenge yourself.

I teach all styles, and levels, in my location or in your home.

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Drumming instructor
Apr 2017 - Present
The Fessenden school

Teaching private lessons at the fessenden middle school.

Jan 2007 - Present
Self employed

I have performed in many different venues around the world playing Jazz, World music, Rock and Pop. My passion is Jazz and improvised music but I grew up on Rock music and love all music!

Private instructor
Jan 2007 - Present
Self employed

I have been teaching private students of all levels and giving masterclasses for the past eight years. Teaching is a great passion of mine and I see passing forward the love I have for music as my calling.


Master of music - Jazz major
Sep 2013 - May 2015
New England Conservatory
Bachelor of music - performance major
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music
Diploma in music performance
Sep 2007 - May 2010
Rimon School of jazz and contemporary music (Israel)


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Beneficiary award
Jan 2014
New England Conservatory
NEC scholarship
Jul 2013
New England Conservatory
Ralph pace award
Jan 2011
International scholarship
Jul 2010


American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2015

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Dor H.

Photo by Dor H.

Photo by Dor H.

Photo by Dor H.

Recording in the studio

A cool pop song i recorded with friends while at Berklee
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8 Reviews

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Dane Sep 14, 2016
Drum · In home

Dor is an excellent drum instructor - knowledgable and passionate about music, and patient too.

Alberta C. Aug 8, 2016
Drum · In home

Dor is an excellent drum instructor. He taught our 9-year old in home for 6 months and was terrific. Our son really advanced his speed techniques under Dor's instruction. We only stopped due to our son's broken arm and we look forward to resuming lessons with Dor as soon as possible. He's great with kids, punctual, reliable and a pleasant guy.

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Adi O. Jan 16, 2016
Drum · In studio

First lesson with Dor went great. Dor was very accessible for questions and gave me all the info I needed. My son came back very happy from his lesson and is very excited about playing the drums. Dor walked him out to the car, which I greatly appreciated!! Great experience so far!!

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Dave Nov 16, 2015
Drum · In studio

I've been really enjoying my lessons with Dor. He makes each lesson fun and informative by not just going over rudiments but also getting me onto the drum kit to play songs I love. He has a great eye for detail and gives helpful constructive feedback. If you're serious about learning drums, Dor is definitely the right man for the job!

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Pedro Oct 7, 2015
Drum · In studio

Started 2 times a week classes with Dor a month ago and it has been a great experience so far! I never played drums before and he has a lot of patience.

Amazing teacher!

Joana Oct 6, 2015
Drum · In studio

Great Teacher and drummer! I studied with Dor last year when wanting to learn a secondary instrument. As an experienced performer, Dor knows how to take his students on whatever path they want to go. Highly recommend him for both advanced players and beginner players. Very patient, kind and committed to his students.

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Aliza Oct 2, 2015
Drum · In studio

Wonderful teacher! Truly breaks down each aspect while keeping it interesting. Highly recommended!!!

Katherine Oct 2, 2015
Drum · In studio

I have been a student of Dor's for two years now. He is a very dedicated teacher and has continued to challenge me as I have progressed. Dor is clearly invested in the progress of his students and is a very engaged instructor. He always takes my interests and learning style into account when teaching. Highly recommend him to both beginners and more advanced students.

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