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Justin C.

Wayne, NJ

$60/hour

Drum Instructor Available with over 20 yrs Experience

4.3 average from 3 ratings
Patient and Relaxed Tutor
— Vincent, East Hanover, NJ on 3/10/17

$60/Hour


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Manhattan College
CIS

Education

Manhattan College (CIS)

About Justin

I started drumming at the age of 3 yrs old. My father is a drummer so that's the reason why I started at such a young age. I taught myself up until the age of 10 when I started taking private lessons where I learned how to read sheet music, basic rudiments, snare drum technique, different drum set styles such as Rock, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Blues. My teachers also taught me how to properly tune and care for the actually drums. During my High School and College years I participated in various organized school bands which included Concert Band, Marching Band (Snare Drum), Honors Band, and Jazz Band (both HS and College). I also started playing out in original bands at the age of 16 and have continued to play, write, and perform in original bands to this day that cover various genre's (Rock, Metal, Alternative, Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Pop, Progressive Rock, Funk Rock, Blues). I've also been lucky enough to play around different parts of the country at some well known venues, such as Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood and Webster Hall in NYC, and even been able to go on tour with some of these original acts. All this experience is the reason I've come to love drumming so much and decided to try and make it a career through teaching, session work in the studio and live, and with my own original bands.

My teaching experience started when I was in High School and my private teacher couldn't teach in the summer months so he let me teach his students during that time. I did that for a few summers at the music shop I took lessons at. After college I started teaching in home drum lessons and have been doing that for the last 10 or so years.

I offer lessons to all levels of drum experience, so whether someone has never played drums once or if they are a more experienced player I'll tailor the lessons towards the students experience level and what he's looking to learn. So whether your interested in playing drums just as a hobby or if your seriously interested in possibly making drumming a career at some point I'll do my best in order for you to achieve your goals whatever they may be. I love teaching drums and music and is why I left my corporate job to try and pursue this and help kids or adults learn to play or help get better if they already know how to play. The most important thing is that the student is having fun and enjoying what they are learning. Please don't hesitate to message me if interested. I have a very flexible schedule and can either travel to you or vice versa. I have studio space at my residence with all the proper equipment for lessons if you would rather travel here. If you would rather me come to you, you must have either a drum set or a practice pad there in order for me to give a lesson. Hope to hear from you!
I started drumming at the age of 3 yrs old. My father is a drummer so that's the reason why I started at such a young age. I taught myself up until the age of 10 when I started taking private lessons where I learned how to read sheet music, basic rudiments, snare drum technique, different drum set styles such as Rock, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Blues. Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wayne, NJ 07470

"Patient and Relaxed Tutor"

- Vincent, East Hanover, NJ on 3/10/17
Music:
Drums

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Drums

I took private lesson for over 8 yrs where I learned how to read sheet music, basic rudiments and snare drum technique, different drum set styles such as Rock, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Blues. Experience with both organized school bands and being a part of original bands for various genres for over 20 yrs. Real life drum experience including touring, studio session work, live session work, experience with live auditions, and playing countless live shows in different areas of the country. I've also been privately teaching lessons for over 10 yrs.

Manhattan College
CIS

Education

Manhattan College (CIS)

Patient and Relaxed Tutor

He made me feel comfortable. He is patient and relaxed and I look forward to learning more from him. I have never played before and he showed me the basics and how they apply to more advanced drumming skills.

— Vincent, East Hanover, NJ on 3/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Justin will travel within 20 miles of Wayne, NJ 07470.