Doing Music Lessons

I teach private lessons on drumset, percussion, and piano. Lessons at Doing Music are customized for each student. I accompany the student with rhythm or melody to create the sensation of playing in a band. We learn about recording, writing songs, and students have the option of performing in a rocking student recital.

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“John has great patience and is amazing at connecting with children.

  He is able to keep my son focused...I would recommend John to anyone in a heartbeat.” 

- Annie H. Brooklyn, NY


No one ever asked me to play what I was feeling or just go for it, like John did. 

He is always eager to jam with whatever style I like.”

- Victoria D.  New York, NY


“My son has been having a blast taking lessons with John.  

John's teaching style is a great balance of formal instruction and fun.  I believe John has a good read on young students and can tailor instruction to the appropriate level of the student.  My son looks forward to doing his drum "homework" every day as well as his lessons every week.”  

Amy C.  New York, NY


"Week after week, John would put together the right lessons for me, which is the most I could ask for.  Highly recommended.

John’s perspective on piano is somewhat unique as he brings a strong understanding of its percussive side into the mix: rhythm, intervals, pattern... I really enjoyed how John would encourage discussion about my personal goals and then tailor his lessons to them." 

-Jack L.  Brooklyn, NY