Drum Lessons – Professional Drummer and Drum Instructor

Endorsed by HingeStix
Endorsed by HingeStix

Greetings students and fellow drummers and welcome to the drummers blog website. This website was developed to provide insight into drumming, instructional guidance, and inspiration for students on best-practices for becoming a good drummer.

I invite you to explore these pages and listen to some performances and play-along tracks that I’ve collected over the years. This library is being updated regularly.

But more importantly, I wanted to create this website to help aspiring drummers (students young and old) to achieve their goals to become a drummer.

With that underlying mission, my goal is to impart my knowledge to beginners, intermediates, and advanced drummers through private one-on-one and remote drum lessons at an affordable price so that no one misses out on the joy of music education.

I am offering lessons at one fixed price of $40 per lesson for up to 60-minutes. Whether you want a 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute lesson, it’s all one price.

I know that no lesson ever lasts the pre-determined time, because everyone learns at a different pace. It’s hard to say to a student that we have to stop now, especially if they haven’t firmly grasped the concepts of the lesson.

So I’ve solved that by carving out a full 60-minutes for each and every lesson. The student is not penalized and this ensures that we have enough time to cover every thing.

So what will you learn?

We will cover the basics including stick control, rudiments, mastering the bounce and rebound, how to read drum music notation, drum set technique, 4-way independence on the drum set, play-alongs, recording, mixing, producing, and so much more.

No lesson is complete until the drum student has a thorough understanding of the concepts discussed. Lessons are done in-person in my New York studio (socially distanced of course) or virtually using Skype, Zoom, or Facetime.

Please schedule your lessons at my website: Music Collective Online, or you can email me here.

Whether you’re 9 or 90 years old, it’s never too early or late to learn new skills or to improve upon them.  I incorporate proven learning principles, combined with the latest drum methods and teaching technology, to ensure rapid development and success as a drum student.

Everybody Loves The Drummer – Not Raymond

Everybody loves the drummer in the band, right? And every drummer worships other drummers. Can I get a “Wha, Wha”?

For me, I idolize Dave Weckl. Dave is a technical genius and a great drum player. So, too, are Dr. Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, Antonio Sanchez and Paul Wertico, the latter two from the Pat Metheny Group. Obviously, there are hundreds of great, influential drummers I can mention, and I do throughout this blog.

These drummers didn’t just wake up one day and – poof – were suddenly great drummers. It took them years and probably 10,000 hours or more of hard work and dedication to become a great drummer.

One of the time-proven methods to become a great drummer is to take private lessons from great drum instructors who can work with you one-on-one, to help you grow, identify and correct problem areas to keep you growing and progressing week after week.

Peter Ronick at the Beanrunner

Whether you’re 9 or 90 years old, it’s never too early or late to learn new skills or to improve upon them.  I incorporate proven learning principles, combined with the latest drum methods and teaching technology, to ensure rapid development and success as a drum student.

I am proud to be professionally endorsed by HingeStix by Sam Ruttenberg, a drum stick manufacturer with an award-winning practice drum stick that provide drum students with the immediate feel of the loose grip, while building finger control, and mastering the bounce and rebound. Member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation’s “Support Music Coalition, a network of non-profit organizations, schools, businesses, and individuals working hard to keep music education strong. I am also a member of the Sabian Education Network, an organization of international educators, and the D’Addario Education Collective.

Endorsed by HingeStix
Endorsed by HingeStix