Private Drum Lessons

Private Drum Lessons – Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess & Fairfield Counties

I am accepting new students for private drum lessons, right here in Westchester County, NY.  Please visit: where you will find more information on rates, lesson packages, teaching methodology, and more.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced, accomplished drummer, it’s important to continue learning. I’ve been playing the drums for 5 decades s and I continue to take lessons to this day, with no less than 3 private instructors. I am always learning and I am a better drummer because of it. The more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to learn.

As a drum instructor, I carry this philosophy with me during each lesson, making sure the student is always learning and improving.

Practice can be time-consuming and sometimes frustrating.  Students will hit obstacles along the way and may feel discouraged.

So, as a private drum instructor, I like to keep it light and fun. Practice should never feel like a chore. So, it’s important that I work with each student to develop a custom curriculum that fits their needs and ability. It’s important to keep the student engaged and invested in the learning process.

Each lesson is a balance between discussion, evaluation, feedback, demonstration, exercises, and an array of assignments, designed to move the student along a positive path of learning to practice and play the drums.

For the beginning drum student, we start with the fundamentals of music and drum terminology. We explore the drum set and the practice pad and learn how to practice our assignments correctly. From day one, students learn to apply what they learned directly to the drum set or the practice pad.

Students learn the different time signatures, how to count them, and the meaning of the notes within each time signature.  Students learn how to read snare drum notation and begin to learn the 40 basic drum rudiments and stick control exercises from some of the most popular instructional drum books, developed by legendary drummers, old and new.

The intermediate student gains a new musical vocabulary through new and expressive ways of interpreting existing materials. By applying simple and complex systems to the instructional books they cut their eye teeth on, intermediate drummers build 4-way independence and improvisational skills.

For the advanced drummer, well……..the sky is the limit.

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Call 914-450-2800, or email me at Music Collective Online

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