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Tom V.

Walden, NY

$60/hour

Learn How To Become a Great Drummer

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Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Master's

Education

Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music (Master's)

About Tom

My name is Tom and I’m a retired Band Director from Chester Academy in Chester NY. I can tell you from my own experience how much better a band performs when you have a solid percussion section. It’s been said that poorly trained drummers can ruin an otherwise great band while a great percussion section can make a good band sound even better.

My background includes a BM and MM from The Manhattan School of Music in Percussion performance and education, more than 31 years teaching at the Middle/Jr./High School level as Band Director and more than 45 years as a member of Local 802 AFM playing drums professionally in the New York Metro area. I am looking for a few serious dedicated students who really want to know how to play Drums correctly.

My private students have consistently scored high at N.Y.S.S.M.A. competitions with more than a few making All State, Area All State, High School, Jr. High School and Elementary All County Bands.
Many are working professional musicians today.
I’ve included a poster with my information.
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to call me any time.
My name is Tom and I’m a retired Band Director from Chester Academy in Chester NY. I can tell you from my own experience how much better a band performs when you have a solid percussion section. It’s been said that poorly trained drummers can ruin an otherwise great band while a great Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Walden, NY 12586
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Music:
Drums

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Drums

I have a Masters Degree in Performance (Percussion/Drums) and Education from The Manhattan School of Music. 31 Years as a NYS Band Director.

I have worked in the NY metro area for over forty years.

Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Master's

Education

Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 40 miles of Walden, NY 12586.