Drum Lessons in Queens, NY, and Oakland, NJ


With Real Brave’s drum set lessons for beginners, you will learn the fundamental techniques required for success on the drums. Through our program, you will improve your understanding of music theory with hands-on lessons paired with instruction from an experienced drum teacher, offering everyone the chance to learn how to play the drum set.

Topics covered in our learning program include:

  • How to read percussion notation
  • Practice exercises to increase your improvement
  • Proper posture and stick grips for classical, jazz and rock drumming
  • And so much more!

A drum set is a unique instrument and one perfect for kids of almost all ages. In a band, the drummer plays a vital role, establishing the meter and groove of a song, while occasionally adding spice and variety to the musical piece with signature fills or solos. Learning the instrument can also help improve students’ coordination skills, as playing a drum kit requires both hands and feet to be in sync.

Real Brave’s drum lessons combine weekly private music instruction with concert and recording participation, providing a learning program that is both fun and effective. We teach the basics of the instruments, as well as how to use our practice sheets, learning statements, standards, and studio technology.

Our method is the product of over 15 years in music education and exploration. Through our collective experience from our music teachers, we have crafted drum set lessons for beginners that not only engage students but also lead to learning other percussion instruments such as electronic drums or acoustic 5 piece drum set. And, with flexible after-school drum lessons, your kids can also learn to feel the beat. Plus with our in-house software PracticePad™we can track progress, can record video and audio and more, you are guaranteed to learn more on the drums here than anywhere else!

Our drum and percussion instructors

All of our drum and percussion instructors at Real Brave in Queens, NY, and Oakland, NJ, have both the musical experience necessary to pass their knowledge onto new students. Their passion for teaching makes the learning experience fun and engaging for kids and adults alike. Our instructors will personalize lessons to the skill level and learning style of the student, developing a lesson plan that is both fun and challenging. Learning to play the drums helps students grow as musicians.

Our Queens, NY, drums instructors include:

  • Stefano Di Lorenzo
  • Javier Roldan
  • Dann Jose Cabredo
  • Andrew Gyselings
  • Sam Cheong
  • Don Albert
  • Jimmy Bou, Jr.
  • Marius Dicpetris
  • Sam Yi

To learn more about our instructors’ musical education and teaching values, visit our Queens, NY, instructors page to read their bios.

Our Oakland, NJ, drums instructors include:

  • George Schaefer
  • Joe Rizzolo

To learn more about our instructors’ musical backgrounds and teaching styles, visit our Oakland, NJ, instructors page to read their bios.

We offer flexible scheduling options, along with free parking and street parking, to make it easier for everyone to receive the lessons they want. We also offer after-school drum lessons. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn about our available discounts.

We have two convenient locations to serve you. Contact us in Queens at (718) 454-0100 or Oakland at (201) 644-5800.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Practice Pad Software
  • Concerts Twice a Year
  • Family & Attendance Discounts