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Dor H.

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Waltham, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Hebrew, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • 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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul university
  • 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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Emily W.

Chelsea, MA
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • 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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Sean C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance Percussion from Colburn Conservatory
  • Teaching since 2011
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Sean C.

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I have been teaching for about 8 years with students ranging from beginner to advanced. All ages are welcome! I also welcome all different styles of music from rock, to jazz, and even classical. Each lesson is catered specifically to the student. I want each student to be able to reach their own specific goals, while having the time of their life!

About Sean

Drummer Sean C., 31, started playing at age 7 when he began studying with Mark Foster, a local free-lance percussionist in the Denver area. After high school he enrolled at the Colburn Conservatory in LA, where he studied with Jack van Geem, former Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Sympho

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Kristen S.
I can't say enough about Sean! He is funny and engaging. My 8 yo looks forward to his weekly online lessons and loves to practice. Sean presents material that is a perfect balance of challenging and achievable. It is so exciting to see my son's progress with the Djembe and his understanding of music theory grow. Sean is a fabulous find!
Nancy A.
It went perfectly fine.
Megan
Sean has been teaching my 10-year old son percussion for almost two years. Before covid, my son had lessons in-person. Since covid, my son has been doing lessons online. Sean has done an amazing job teaching my son in-person and online.

Sean really knows percussion. I've witnessed this both during lessons and when my family watched him perform with the Lone Tree Symphony. Sean is wonderful with kids. Although my son has attention issues, Sean is extremely patient, and he is able to efficiently redirect and focus my son. With Sean, music lessons are enjoyable. He has taken the time to get to know my son and how my son learns. I feel like the lessons are tailored extremely well for my child's abilities. Best of all, Sean is just a wonderful person. He's easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. My son looks forward to his lessons with Sean each week. You won't find a better percussion instructor!
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Jennifer P.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Guitar Performance from Minnesota State University
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Jennifer P.

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Learn to play drums in the way that fits you! Beat making, rhythm keeping, fills, song and so much more. You will learn the basics of music theory as well as the fun little tricks that you love. There is a lesson plan to fit everyone from absolute beginner to rock star player that just wants to up their skills. Lets grow together.

About Jennifer

My name is Jen P. and I have an extensive amount of education and experience within the music industry. I attended Minnesota State University for guitar performance and music industry. My experience includes touring, recording, teaching, writing, singing and playing various musical instruments.

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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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"A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!"
Alex
Took Drum lessons from Corey D.
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"My son started learning the drums at age 5. Not only is he able to keep a beat but he is learning to read music. He is also being taught proper drumming techniques and that there is more to it than just banging sticks. Within these past two years, Mike built his confidence and gave him enough skills to go perform at his school's talent show. Each lesson my son comes out smiling and has a sense of accomplishment. He says his lessons are fun and that Mike is a cool teacher. Mike shows that he loves to teach and I couldnt be more pleased!!!!"
Ryan C.
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Paired with his passion for music and years of experience with guitar and drums, Kevin's teaching experience and easygoing personality make him a great instructor! His years of classroom experience point to a patient teacher who is able to communicate and connect well with students of any skill level or age. If you are looking to learn how to start playing, or want to take your skills to another level, this is the guy to see!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"I would give Mike C. 10 stars if I could! 5 just doesn't seem like enough! He is such a great teacher!! My ten-year-old son has been taking drum lessons from Mike for a few years now. He continues to look forward to going to his lessons every week. Mike makes it fun and keeps things interesting. He takes the time to get to know his students and the music they like. He incorporates it in to the lessons along with proper technique and reading music. I can't say enough positive things about him as teacher and just an all around great guy. :-)"
tina
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"She is thorough and patient! She was able to teach my son to actually read music, not just play it. Recommend!"
Dina
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Great lessons

I learned a lot in just a few lessons. I enjoy taking lessons from Richard. He is professional, knowledgable & on time."
Cristina
Took Drum lessons from Richard C.
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"Michael is a consummate professional. He is an amazing drummer, a clear communicator, and has clearly structured lessons. I am very excited to learn drums formally from Michael and could not recommend him more highly. Looking forward to learning the drums with you!"
Mo
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas."
Gayle
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try."
Hope C.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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