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Group Drum Lessons NYC

Welcome to NYC’s #1 Drum Teaching Studio
We offer 45-minute Private Online Drum Lessons to drum students of all abilities and ages. Our minimum age requirement is 7 years old.

Our Reviews: The Best In NYC
It’s true. We’ve got more five star reviews on YELP and Google than anyone else in NY who is offering to teach you how to play drums. In fact, we don’t just have more reviews–we have WAY more reviews. That’s got to mean something, right?

Our Philosophy: Drumming is Joy
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. The reason? We believe that “Drumming is Joy,” and we want to share that joy with anyone who wants to experience it.

Virtual Private Drum Lessons Now Available
We are currently teaching virtually via Zoom and Skype.

If you are interested in learning the drums, click that red button below and let’s talk!

The Drumming Blog

Milking Your Drum Licks Dry 2: Permutations

The last time I wrote about trying to get the most mileage from your drumming ideas (a notion that I think is very important to one’s drumming), I shared a PDF with one specific lick. Then, we “milked” it by changing the underlying rhythm from 16ths to triplets and beyond. No doubt, that works. Here’s […]

Some Thoughts on Push Pull Drumming Technique

In this installment of The Thinking Drummer, I take a little look at Push/Pull aka Open/Close hand technique. It’s something that I’ve been working on seriously for several months now. Let’s talk about what it is, what the possibilities are, and how you can learn it. First of all, I’ve been interested in this technique […]

The Benny Greb Clave Challenge

The other day I saw a crazy video on Benny Greb’s Instagram page. He was playing Son Clave by making clicking noises with his mouth. And then he used his voice, while maintaining those clave clicks, to play rhythms based on 3, 5 and 7. All of those rhythms go over the barline. And if […]

Instagram Drummer Justin Scott Transcription

I’ve been enjoying the fertile drumming ground of Instagram.  There are lots of great drummers to discover there and one of my favorites is Justin Scott. He is a chops-heavy player; much of his content is him soloing or playing densely complex grooves. I’ve transcribed one of his videos–watch it below. And check out the […]