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Dor H.

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Waltham, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Diploma in music performance from Rimon School of jazz and contemporary music (Israel)
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Dor H.

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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 connect to the drums and learn all about music.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student aiming at becoming a pro, I will help you get there.

About Dor

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

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Ben C.
Great teacher, fun to be around, and very nice and accommodating.
Jeff
Dor has the perfect demeanor for an instructor. He's laid-back but attentive, reassuring even when providing constructive criticism, and able to convey his passion about music. All those characteristics combine to make lessons with Dor both fun and productive.
Dane
Dor is an excellent drum instructor - knowledgable and passionate about music, and patient too.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Emily W.

Chelsea, MA
Starting at $38
  • BA Music Composition from University of Miami
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Emily W.

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I'm a flexible teacher who pays attention to my students varying learning styles. I love to approach music from a loving, open place and as a shared experience. We will share a goal of getting you to the musical place you desire. I have vast experience in music from all sides and I am excited to share my knowledge and appreciation with my students. We can explore any genres you're excited about. We can use creativity in conjunction with music theory and traditional concepts to gain the fullest understanding of your instrument, musical concepts, and potentially your own music creation.

About Emily

I'm a protean musician, composer, songwriter, producer, performer, visionary, orchestral arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. I love working with people who are excited to learn and grow and dive deeper into music. I've performed with rock bands and orchestras alike for over 20 years. I love to dabb

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Christian H.

Brighton, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Christian H.

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I am an enthusiastic and knowledgeable drum teacher offering in-person drum and percussion lessons.

My approach is to treat each student as an individual with his / her own needs, interests and learning styles. My main goal is to cultivate inspiration and proficiency in every student.

I have over 15 years of drumming experience as well as a degree in Percussion Performance from a major music college in Chicago. Whether you've been wanting to learn drums for awhile, are looking to improve your skills or would simply like to pick up a new skill or hobby, I am excited to help you achieve your goals!

I teach all age levels and abilities.

Drumming is empowering, therapeutic and fun

About Christian

I am an enthusiastic and knowledgeable music teacher specializing in drums and percussion. My approach is to treat each student as an individual with his / her own needs, interests and learning styles. My main goal is to cultivate inspiration and proficiency in every student. I have over 15 years

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Angie F.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • High School Diploma from Antioch Community High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Angie F.

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Hi. I'm Angie.

I like to create a relaxed atmosphere that is free of judgement. You set your goals and I'll help get you there. I am flexible in my teaching style. Whether you want to learn all 40 rudiments, or you want to learn to play along to your favorite songs, we can progress at your pace and preference.

I've been playing drums in bands for 3 years. As a late-starter, I encourage students to start at any age. I am confident in teaching beginners, when you outgrow me, I'll happily send you on to a more experienced teacher. I can help cultivate your appreciation and passion for drums as well as improve your technique and music theory knowledge.

About Angie

Hi. I'm Angie, the singing drummer. I want to help you uncover the funky drummer that lives inside you. I play in a band and I help my bandmate build effect pedals in my spare time. I even use pedals with my drums and can share what I've learned about that. I am a patient person who loves working w

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Francesca
Angie is smart, kind and supportive! I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up with her for lessons. Angie is fantastic at sharing her knowledge and minimizing her ego, which is the ideal combo in teaching!
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David P.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Awarded Woody Herman Jazz Award from Franklin High School
  • Teaching since 2000
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David P.

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I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk,Afro-Cuban , neo-soul and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination ,chart reading, and overall musicianship. Improvisation is key to communication on the band stand . I coach students on how to practice efficiently and effectively in order to be able to play music with others. Lessons are geared to students’ goals and learning styles.

About David

Learning to play music goes beyond understanding how to play an instrument alone. It is a craft and mentorship that teaches us the value of self expression, creativity, communication, focus, and more. As a professional musician, music therapist and educator, I understand what it takes to show you ho

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Jen
David is patient, warm and easy to work with. He turned the lessons into games and my boys loved it. He’s very talented but more importantly understands how to communicate with kids and keep them engaged.
Reanna
Excellent, patient instructor. I'm taking a break through December but can't wait to start back up again with David.
Tina
David is a pleasant and patient piano teacher. My ten year old son enjoys how David tailors his music to what is interesting to the student , which makes it fun!

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"Our son decided to start learning drums this year and about a year behind the other kids at school. Kevin has been able to encourage him and provide the basic fundamental instruction so that he can feel confident as he will be transitioning into the school band class soon. It is quite obvious that he genuinely cares about his students and wants the best for them. We definitely recommend this guy if your looking for someone to help you get started on the path to becoming more musically inclined :)"
Brian
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"We would like to thank John for becoming our all time favorite drum teacher. In just 7 lesson John managed to not only give our daughter the support and teach the techniques she needed for her upcoming concert, but also boost her self-confidence tremendously. Our daughter is a quite girl and as the only percussionist in the school band, she needed and needs to learn from someone with John's experience at teaching children.
Thank you, John. We can't wait to take more lessons soon!!!"
Katja
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Would recommend to anyone, the most patient and excellent teacher out there, he's also extremely Talented, talks the talk and walks the walk!"
Jordan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Raycurt was very flexible in his planning, charming in person and very good (and patient!) with my six-year-old would-be drummer."
Cassie
Took Drum lessons from Raycurt J.
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"Al is knowledgeable, flexible"
Matty
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Ray is great. Very knowledgeable and personable. He tuned into what I needed to know right away and had two beautiful drum kits set up and ready to play."
Joel
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"WE LOVE OUR DRUM INSTRUCTOR! My son was an extremely high energy very distracted five year old when we started lessons with Mr. Al. Let's just say that my son is not an easy student, but our son had already developed an obsessive attachment to music, most intensely to drums. We expected someone would be able to teach him drums, but we also got someone who is patient, flexible, understanding, and always respectful and kind to our son. We see Mr. Al in his home studio, and at now at seven years old, Joey's skill has definitely progressed. In fact, his learning has a momentum that our entire family can see. But Mr. Al has given Joey so much more than just that. Joey's love of music has flourished beyond measure. Joey now tells Mr. Al that he loves him after every lesson, WOW! We have been so pleased that my seventeen year old daughter now also takes lessons with Mr. Al too. Mr. Al is the perfect instructor for us. My kids think he's cool, and we think he's just fantastic all the way around!"
Debbie
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"First lesson went well. Michael is very helpful."
Nathan
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Looking forward to learning more with Tracy!"
Logan
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"The lesson with Andrew was very straight forward and alot of positive came out of .
Andrew was very understandingvfor the type of lesson I am looking for.
We will see what happens during the rest of my 5 lesson series.
I liked Andrew right off the bat seems like a nice person also.
I am 71 years old I know when I meet someone after a few minutes what kind of person they are and he is one of those type."
Bob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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