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. You come home from work. The memory of your boss stressing you out is fresh in your mind. You enter your apartment and go straight to your electronic drum kit. You pick up your drumsticks, sit down on your drum stool, and start playing some of your favorite beats. All of your troubles melt away as you get lost in your drumming. Eventually, you look at your watch and you realize that you've been playing for over an hour! What?! How did that happen? It seemed like just a few minutes since you sat down. And now you feel so good!

Sound good? That's what drumming is like! It's freeing, meditative, relaxing, physical and fun! You've wanted to learn drumming for a long time, haven't you? Why wait? Our Absolute Beginner's Group Class was created with you in mind. If you've never played before and have no idea where to start, you've come to the right place. Yup, you've stumbled upon NYC's favorite place for drum lessons..

Join a group of like-minded newbie drummers just like you. Why not learn at the place where hundreds of beginners have learned how to play drums the right way? That's what we do! We'll show you the way. We're taking sign-ups for our July classes right now. But, hurry, because the spots go quickly and there are only 5 spots in each class.

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Private Drum Lessons

If the group class described above isn't your thing, no worries; we also offer one-on-one instruction. With private lessons, you and your instructor get together for 45 minute lessons at the days and times the two of you agree on.

We still focus on the important stuff you need to learn: reading music, technique, grooves and independence, but we also can jump around to the different things that specifically interest you.

Click on the button below to read more or to buy some private lessons now.

Drum Lesson Gift Certificates!

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Do you want a gift that will definitely make them smile from ear to ear? A gift clearly better than a tie, flowers, candy or a sweater? One that will be among the coolest gifts they've ever received?

Of course you do. And Gift Certificates from BANG! The Drum School are certain to do the trick. This is the gift that will get them behind a drum set and groovin! What could be cooler than that? Not much.

Plus, it's EASY. Just a click of your mouse and you'll receive the super cool looking gift PDF in your email inbox within 24 hours! Click the button below for more info (we'll show you the super cool gift certificate artwork) and to buy.

Free Vinnie Drum Solo Transcription from “Heavy Resin”

Want Free Drum Licks in Your Email In-Box? Of course you do!

Want a transcription of Vinnie Colaiuta's killing drum solo from "Heavy Resin" from the Karizma album "Document"? Of course you do! Thousands of drummers are already getting our world-famous "Nasty Drum Licks" e-mailed to them as we post them. Why not join them?

It's great drumming vocabulary to raise your drumming level--and it's FREE. And so is the Vinnie solo. Just click that button.

The Drumming Blog – Over 300 Articles to Help Your Drumming.

15 Drum Books for Intermediate and Advanced Drummers

I am a drum book freak. I love drum instruction books and I always have. From the moment I discovered the idea that learning to read music would open up a world of drumming information and learning, I was hooked. BANG! The Drum School has a huge library of drum instruction books. Below are some […]

Nasty Drum Lick 98: A Slick 32nd Note Groove Idea

If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’ll know that I love slick little licks that I can throw into a groove. I’ve written about these kinds of ideas before. For example: Nasty Lick 44: Yuda Variation Nasty Lick 43: Vinnie on Joe’s Garage 5 Killin 32nd Note Drum Groove Soloing Ideas Paradiddle-Diddle Drum […]

Understanding Half Note Triplets

That quirky rhythmic figure–the half note triplet–has confounded beginning drum students (and music students in general) for eons. In this post, we’ll dispel the mystery by explaining everything you need to know. Let’s dive right in. To understand how the half note triplet works, you need to use the eighth note triplet as your guide. […]

Five Killer Vinnie Colaiuta Drum Licks Part Four

Welcome back to Vinnie land. In this drum lesson, we’re going to look at and learn the fourth drum fill idea of this series of Vinnie Colaiuta drum licks. It sounds amazing and it’s based on a simple idea executed in a very interesting way. The lick is simply a right-handed paradiddle followed by a […]

Welcome to NYC’s #1 Drum Teaching Studio…Where Drumming is Joy!

Upon opening In 2009, BANG quickly become known as NYC's most welcoming and friendly place to learn to play drums. We're a place where young or old, female or male, are welcome. Where those who have never touched a pair of sticks feel comfortable. Where children and adults learn from enthusiastic and patient teachers in a fun way. Where some students have lofty goals and some just want to see what drumming is like. We have a real, true, open door policy.

BANG's physical space aligns with our school's philosophy. Our studios are beautiful; bright, clean and cheery, with great sounding drums and equipment. We're the only place in NYC with our own beautiful gut renovated multi-studio facility, complete with a comfy waiting room. It's a gorgeous drumming nirvana. See that photo above? That's Studio 1 at BANG's facility. It's nice here!

But MOST importantly--we have the BEST teachers! They are all professional drummers with deep teaching experience and top-notch educations, many from the top music schools in the country.
In addition, our teachers have that "X factor" of personality. All of our teachers have a happy, positive and encouraging attitude and have a huge amount of patience. They have to, or they can't teach at BANG!

Our teachers love drumming more than almost anything else and they exude that energy when they teach. We all love drumming so much; we want you to experience the same joy behind the drum set that we have.

This is all we do, and we love doing it.

Come to us and find out for yourself how much fun drumming can be.

See you soon,

Mark Feldman
BANG! The Drum School

But don't just take my word for it. Have a look at our reviews. We've got more great reviews than any other place offering drum lessons in NYC. People love it here, just read what they have to say on Google and YELP.

And just in case you want to make sure we really know our stuff, have a look at our blog. It's called "The Drumming Blog," and it is one of the most visited and frequently read blogs about drumming in the world. It's updated about once a week and it's full of great drumming exercises and ideas. OK, 'nuff said! Come see us.