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Learn Drums or Perc with the Best!

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Alex

60 minsHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

You will dive right into a 1 hour private lesson at one of New York City’s best known music rehearsal studios, on a full professional drum set, or percussion. You can experience the atmosphere of where some of the worlds most famous musicians practice before a show. This is the center of musician culture in NYC! Alex will evaluate your musical level and map out a lesson based on your ability. All musical levels are taught, from basic beginner to professional. You don’t need to bring anything. He will teach you any style of drumming you wish to learn. (Please message me BEFORE booking to make sure the studio is available! Lessons can be booked any time after 12pm that the studio is available!).
If you wish, additional lessons can be planned for the future, in person or thru the internet. Please specify if you want a drumset class or percussion class (either- Congas, Bongos, Cajon, or Djembe).
Other things to note
Send me a message and let me know what your musical level is; beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Please specify if you would like a Drumset Lesson or a Percussion lesson.
You will dive right into a 1 hour private lesson at one of New York City’s best known music rehearsal studios, on a full professional drum set, or percussion. You can experience the atmosphere of where some of the worlds most famous musicians practice before a show. This is the center of musician culture in NYC! Alex will evaluate your musical level and map out a lesson based on your ability. All musical levels are taught, from basic beginner to…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Full Professional drumset in excellent shape for a drumset class (with Drum...

Meet your host, Alex

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Alex is one of New York City’s most in demand and World renowned drummers for the past 30 years. He teaches private lessons on drumset or percussion in person, in NYC, and Worldwide thru Online Lessons. He has performed live and recorded with:
Dido, Eminem, Springsteen, David Bowie, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) Sophie B. Hawkins, Jimmy Cliff, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mantronix, Julia Fordham, and many, many, more.
He teaches All styles of music authentically, and also teaches music reading, hand percussion, and insights on the music buisness. He also speaks Spanish fluently.
Alex is one of New York City’s most in demand and World renowned drummers for the past 30 years. He teaches private lessons on drumset or percussion in person, in NYC, and Worldwide thru Online Lessons. He has performed live and recorded with:
Dido, Eminem, Springsteen, David Bowie, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) Sophie B. Hawkins, Jimmy Cliff, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mantronix, Julia Fordham, and many, many, more.
He teaches All styles of music authentically, and also teaches music…
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$75 per person
Fri, Apr 16
$75 per person
$75 per person

Where you'll be

You will be in one of NYC’s premiere rehearsal studios. All instruments are provided including a PA and lessons can be audio recorded as well. All equipment is first class and very clean. I schedule a 1 hour lesson for you any time starting at 11am until 2pm. Lessons after 2pm can be scheduled on special request.
Antoinette
April 2021
I took my teenage daughter to do something fun after the most surreal year for us ever. We were delighted to take this drum/percussion lesson with Alex. He was kind, thoughtful, patient and overall amazing. The studio location, where so many famous musicians have recorded, was a super plus. I highly recommend Alex and this experience!
I took my teenage daughter to do something fun after the most surreal year for us ever. We were delighted to take this drum/percussion lesson with Alex. He was kind, thoughtful, pa…
Laura
March 2021
I gifted my husband this experience, he’s a drums aficionado and came back with nothing but wonderful things to say about Alex and the class. Would 100% recommend!
Lauren
March 2021
Wow! Thank you Alex for such an awesome experience! My boyfriend grew up drumming but hasn’t gotten to play in several years. Alex made it fun and challenging for him and it reignited his love of drumming. Highly recommend for any one experienced or not.
Wow! Thank you Alex for such an awesome experience! My boyfriend grew up drumming but hasn’t gotten to play in several years. Alex made it fun and challenging for him and it reigni…
Laura
February 2021
My husband was a serious drummer as a kid through high school and into college. After living in dorm rooms and apartments his entire life since then, drumming was something he sadly had to give up. Drumming with Alex made him feel like a kid again, though his chops were beyond rusty! Alex has a great easygoing manner and really focuses on the groove in your drumming as the basis for everything else. If you love drumming some time with Alex will be a great experience for you, no matter your level.
My husband was a serious drummer as a kid through high school and into college. After living in dorm rooms and apartments his entire life since then, drumming was something he sadl…
Jennifer
December 2020
Bought this as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it! Alex helped the beginner-level drummer a lot in one lesson. He was super patient and was a fountain of interesting stories. We'd love to go back and take his percussion class! Incredibly nice guy. Would book again.
Bought this as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it! Alex helped the beginner-level drummer a lot in one lesson. He was super patient and was a fountain of interesting stori…
Olivia
November 2020
This was the best lesson I ever had. Alex is my go-to now! Extremely fun and the best experience on here. I didn't know anything but, the way he taught, I was able to learn fast!. This was so much fun and awesome location with great people that work at the studio! Shout out to them and Alex
This was the best lesson I ever had. Alex is my go-to now! Extremely fun and the best experience on here. I didn't know anything but, the way he taught, I was able to learn fast!.…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring your favorite drumsticks! If you don’t have a pair, I can supply you with a pair for the lesson.