Drum Lessons – Professional Drummer and Drum Instructor

Endorsed by HingeStix
Endorsed by HingeStix

All drum lessons are offered at one fixed price of $40 per lesson and last up to one hour. 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.

There is no other drum instruction like it at this price point.

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 idealize 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