Welcome to NYC’s #1 Drum Teaching Studio.
Whether you’re already a pro drummer in need of instruction to brush up some skills or an absolute beginner looking to learn drumming for the very first time; you’ve just found NYC’s best drum teaching studio. You can find out about what we offer right here on our site. Maybe you live in New York, NY and want just a single drum lesson to tune up a specific skill, or perhaps you would like to come every week—either way is fine with us because BANG! The Drum School is a low pressure place to learn the drums. But besides providing you with all the information about our drum school, our blog has online drum lessons and drum exercise worksheets as well as a growing wealth of other drumming information that drummers have been using to help them become better at what they love doing. The BANG! blog is full of drum lessons and exercises, thoughts and ideas, and transcriptions of the playing of great drummers. As we continue to add to the BANG The Drum Blog, you will be able to download more and more exercises and view video drum lessons that you can use now to help your playing…and it’s all free. So, check back often, because there is new stuff being added every week.
Folks looking for drum lessons in NYC–including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and all over the Tri State Area–have been finding out about BANG. And as the word has spread, we’ve quickly become NYC’s #1 place to learn about drumming.
The reason? We’re good at what we do and we love doing it. At BANG! The Drum School, we’re 100% committed to your complete satisfaction and we back that up with a money back guarantee.
We have a beautiful and comfortable teaching facility. Have a look for yourself.
See the photo at the top of the page? It’s just one of our two gorgeous and fully equipped drum studios. We’ve also got a little waiting area with a very comfy couch so you can hang out and wait while your kids take their lessons or while your instructor is finishing up the lesson before yours. Use our Wi-Fi while you relax. Contact us to arrange a studio tour. We’d love to show you around the place. We promise you that no one else offering drum lessons in NYC has a space as nice as this. We designed it especially to be a drumming nirvana, and that’s what it is.
Drumming is Joy, So Follow Your Muse…
BANG! was conceived and founded on the notion that one should be encouraged to vigorously pursue whatever art it is that gives one joy. In my case, a great deal of the joy in my life has come from drumming. I was fortunate to have been encouraged by my parents to be creative. They never told me “no, you can’t do that.” That idealistic notion, that anyone can be an artist (or do ANYTHING) if they have the right encouragement and guidance and work hard, is what steers the ship here at BANG!
We believe in pursuing one’s dreams!
We have an open door policy here at BANG! This means that we will not judge you based on your age, the type of music you like, your gender, or your current skill level as a drummer. All are welcome. The main thing is: do you want to learn to play the drums or get better at playing them? Well, if so, then you have come to the right place.
Let me elaborate on our non-elitist thinking….
We don’t care how old you are (we have beginning students who are 7 and others in their 50’s and 60’s), we don’t care what kind of music you like (punk, jazz, rock or marching band), we don’t care if you’re male or female (we have almost equal numbers of both who study with us) and finally, we don’t care if you have never picked up a pair of sticks before or just got off the road with a major touring act and need to work out some kinks in your technique (we’ve helped many drummers at all levels of skill, including absolute beginners, local drummers playing in clubs around town and touring pros who you’ve seen on TV with famous artists. We’ve even helped platinum artists who play other instruments learn to play drums because they believed it would help them play their first instrument better.) ALL we care about is that you are excited about drumming.
We remember that delicious feeling we got when we were first able to play that rock beat we couldn’t do the week before, and we STILL get that magical feeling when we master something new today.
Everyone at BANG! loves drums and drumming. BANG! teachers are humble, friendly, and encouraging. No attitudes or egos are allowed here. Of course, BANG! teachers are really talented and accomplished drummers themselves. You can hear our playing at the “LISTEN” section of our site. Why would you take a lesson with someone without hearing how they play?
One last thing. I remember watching a video of one of my favorite all-time drummers, Tony Williams, in a rare drum clinic appearance. In the video, he plays a great drum solo, and then he stumbles out in front of the drums, sweat dripping down his face, and grabs the microphone to address the audience. With a sheepish, child-like grin, Tony said, “I love the drums and hope you love them too.”
Now, what else is there to say? Come see us!
With Love for the Drums,
Drummer and Founder, BANG! The Drum School