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Dor H.

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Waltham, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded International scholarship from Berklee
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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
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul university
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Oswaldo C.

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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Oswaldo C.

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Experienced teacher of over 20 years, specializing in the beginner drum student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Oswaldo

I am a vocalist and music teacher by trade. I got my start in music when I was in high school; I became a member of the Brentwood High School Choir in Brentwood, NY. I also was part of the Brentwood High School Musical Theatre program for three years in a row with playing a lead part in "Pippin," "G

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Murray P.

119 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Murray P.

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Snare Drum
- Orchestra Percussion
- Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Beginner, Intermediate & advance drumming
- Reading various time signatures
- Styles studies, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, metronome & click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Tuning & maintenance
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

Hand Percussion
- Bongos, Cajon, Congas, Djembe and many more.
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About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I’v been playing drums since the age of three and now been teaching for over 17 years. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well r

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Angela
Excellent teaching style! My son has learned so much in the past year, in how to master the drums, more than ever! Obviously, Murray loves what he does and is at the master level. My son gets so many compliments whenever he plays. Murray is just a caring, compassionate, and decent person.

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Kelsey
Murray has been the Best Drum Teacher EVER! I have been through 4ish teachers and when I found Murray he helped me be able to play for my church! He will teach you multiple kinds of rhythms, beats, songs and grooves. And he has such a good attitude through every mistake I make! If you want a drum teacher who will teach you everything he can, and maybe some stuff he doesn't know, then Murray is the instructor for you!
Payton
Murray is a fantastic instructor. He has taught me so much about drums and music. Thank you!

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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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"By far the best drum teacher I have ever seen and how Ryan adapts his lessons to be most efficient and beneficial in an online setting is remarkable. Don’t think twice about getting a lesson with Ryan. He is a pro who makes you feel like it’s possible to learn any instrument one day at a time!"
Eli
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"This was the first time i learned drums with zero knowledge. Best thing is he answers all your questions with all the patience. And Ofcourse he plays awesome drums 😊 so fun to learn from him"
Sagar
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"When I say he is the best instructor ever, I mean that he is the BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! I took lessons from a teacher closer to where I live, however, did not feel I was effectively learning. I decided to look in the Atlanta area for someone, thinking there would be more options. Casey came up so I decided to give him a try. The hour+ drive I take to get to him is 110% worth it. I have learned so much from him; he is incredibly talented and has the best teaching strategies...not to mention he is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I look forward to continuing to work with him. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to seriously learn to play drums."
Annie
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"It was super fun. My son had a great time!"
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Al is knowledgeable, flexible"
Matty
Took Drum lessons from Al P.
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"Matt is very thorough boys love him very satisfied"
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"Great first lesson! My daughter was excited throughout the lesson and it continued when we got home. Rachel really brought the lesson down to my daughter’s level effectively."
Violet
Took Drum lessons from Rachel H.
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"Mr. Mike is so good at keeping our 8 year old son on track and at the same time having fun. He’s engaging and so very knowledgeable. Mike can literally play any tune of any song that our son is interested in playing. He’ll also incorporate note reading and this allows our son to have a complete and well rounded lesson.

Mike we appreciate everything you’ve done and our son loves drums even more now thanks to you."
Manny
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great first lesson!!"
Tyler
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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