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Dor H.

10 Reviews
Waltham, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • 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 students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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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Christian H.

Brighton, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Bachelor's of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul university
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Emily W.

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

28 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian University
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Tracy D.

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I have been teaching drums since 2003, and I start my students using The Drumset Musician, by Rick Mattingly and Rod Morgenstein. I also choose materials, from my extensive library, to address the needs of each individual. I am familiar with rock, country, blues, jazz, and world grooves, as well as marching band and orchestra. I teach the components of and purposes of voices within the set, proper grip, reading music, coordination, and feel. I also teach students how to analyze and map songs, so they can excel in a band setting. If a student is wanting to be in marching and symphonic bands, I can prepare them for those pursuits, as well. I have two sets in my studio, as well as abundant hand and auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in t

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Katie
Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums.
Cooper P.
I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more.
Ian W.
Tracy made it so much fun to learn. Just a total jammer and clearly loves playing.
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Joan Q.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Filipino - Tagalog
  • Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaching since 2008
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Joan Q.

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Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelor

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Catherine
Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level.
Joseph
Great to learn from and very personable!

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"Doug is a wonderful teacher

My son is looking forward to his lesson every week and love working with Doug."
Gwen
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Ariel is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, attentive and inspiring."
Mark
Took Drum lessons from Ariel R.
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"Ryan is a terrific teacher. My son learned so much from him. I highly recommend him."
Jonathan Dauber
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating."
Shayla
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"Matt is AWESOME. He has been a great musical role model for me since day one. The knowledge that Matt has passed down to me has completely reallocated my purpose as a musician and challenged me to question my role as a drummer in an ensemble situation. What insight! I have absolutely no doubt that I will be prepared to confidently attend college university music ensembles in the next couple of months, because of Matt's mentorship and how it has inspired me (and of course, taught me how) to achieve my best. Matt has exposed me to styles of music I didn't even know existed. His talent is beyond the capacity of any other teacher I've had, and my family and I respect him very much. Very personable, easy-going, and intelligent. Thank you Matt, for everything. :)"
Stacey
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Casey is a great teacher! I've really enjoyed my lessons with him! He makes learning drums tons of fun!!"
Laura
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Best instructor ever! Took the time to show me what I need to work on and what I need to do to get to where I am trying to be with drumming!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher who takes interest in each student's personality and is able to customize the learning experience accordingly. My son is only 6 and yet he is making excellent progress and always enjoys his lessons. Mike makes sure there is always a personal connection and that makes the student comfortable and confident in playing music. He is always attentive to detail and is able to pinpoint what the student needs to work on and therefore there is always an improvement in technique. We were referred to him by a friend and are very happy with our decision to enroll our son. Highly recommended!"
Clarence
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Not enough space to write how excited our students. Murray knows drums In and OUT. We are beyond blessed to have him instruct us!"
Jaser
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient. My son has learned a lot in a short amount of time.
Highly recommend!"
Curtis
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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