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Drum Lessons

Call 212-967-6124 or Email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com.


  • Learn about the drum set (both acoustic and electric).
  • Learn about Rhythm: time signature, note durations, & syncopation.
  • Learn how to read drum beats, drum fills and drum transcriptions.
  • Learn different styles and drum parts to suit every genre's rhythmic needs.
  • Learn proper technique to make your playing as efficient as possible.
  • Learn about drum solo's and improvisation
  • Learn about song forms and how the drums help define and improve different parts of a song.
  • Learn the most effective and efficient ways to practice

Additional Program – Playing with a Bass Player for Drummers

Now that you know the beats what are you going to do with them? There's a huge difference between knowing some drum beats and being able to use and play them in a realistic musical situation.
  • Get invaluable feedback from a drum teacher playing bass while you are behind the kit.
  • Study groove, feel, and form.
  • Learn technique, theory, and improvisation, as well as a variety of different styles.
  • Learn what to play when you don't know what to play.
  • Learn how to play and think on your musical feet.
  • Be an effective member of a rhythm section.

Learn How to Play the Djembe
A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose. In the Bambara Language, "djé" is the verb for "gather" and "bé" translates as "peace".

The djembe can produce a wide variety of sounds, making it a most versatile drum. The drum is very loud, allowing it to be heard clearly as a solo instrument over a large percussion ensemble. The Malinke People say that a skilled drummer is one who "can make the djembe talk", meaning that the player can tell an emotional story.
        Come learn:
  • All the strokes and proper technique
  • West African Rhythms
  • Kuku, Djole, Kassa, Madan, Suku, Sunguru Bani, Tiriba and more!




  • Lessons are one hour and can be purchased individually for $97.00
  • First-time students receive a 20% discount off the first lesson.
  • Lessons can also be purchased in blocks at the following discounted rate:

4 lessons – $368  
6 lessons – $552  
8 lessons – $735

  • A one-lesson deposit of $97 is required in advance of the first lesson. This deposit is kept on file for the duration of your studies and is refundable, or can be applied to pay for your last lesson, should you discontinue. A block of lessons expires 1 year from the date of purchase.

Cancellation Policies:
Our teachers have reserved the time for you. In the case of studio lessons, we have reserved a room for you, and in the case of home lessons, the teacher is scheduling their day to accommodate you, therefore 48 hours cancellation notice is most appreciated. With 48 hours notice, we don't have to charge you because there is sufficient time to rebook the room and for a teacher to adjust their schedules.

Call 212-967-6124 or Email musicmakersnewyork@gmail.com.”