Become The Drum

Become The Drum

4.5 (2)
Best of 2022
4 hires on
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I am a Certified Professional Coach and drum teacher with 35 years of playing experience In an organizational structure, I have been teaching drums to beginner students of all ages since 2018. My goal is to teach beginners (kids and adults alike) how to play the drums and percussion with the purpose of extending creative concepts to the student that allows them to use their natural abilities and talents to learn, practice, and play to progress at their personal pace. I offer drumset lessons, percussion, bucket drums, Cajon, and other types of percussion. I take the rhythmic approach of "hear, feel, practice, play" with an emphasis on learning how to practice with intent.

You can use drumming to relax, breathe, and as a meditative tool, and truly enjoy what drumming can bring you. Whether as a hobby for yourself, for live performance, for fun, and for health, or whatever it is you hear in your head. I am also available for family drum/percussion circles, and small groups.

I like seeing the change in students and their growth in knowledge as they learn more and become comfortable with the physical and ear training of drumming mechanics. Not just what I see alone,  but what the student tells me the learning is doing for them. Not just in music or playing, but in everyday life. Observing how a student plays and applies concepts with their own style is as important as anything a teacher can introduce on their own.

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Waltham, MA 02452
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2 Reviews


  • Josh Izzi

    Toni seems very knowledgeable and is very easy to understand while explaining different techniques. I feel like I’ve learned more in 2 lessons with him more than I did in 6 with my previous instructor. Looking forward to learning more - thanks!

  • Brenda G

    Only one lesson so far but Tony is very knowledgeable and is very organized for his lesson plans. He is a pleasure to learn from showing patience and kindness in correctness. Very easy to talk to and I feel a connection already with him as my teacher. I look forward to my journey with Tony to learn to play the drums. Highly recommend. Meant to give 5 stars but I hit the wrong star by accident and could not change it.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Jumping right in with what experience the new student has already, their desires, goals, and what they are looking to accomplish), What does the student find fun and interesting about the drums?

From there, we simply start with the basics. Portions of the lesson devoted to how, why, and when they should practice, coaching the victories of the lesson, with the last portion of the lesson dedicated to new skills and collaborative drumming jams.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

35 years drumming, 3 years as a drum teacher, 4 years as a CPC, ELI-MP. (Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner) 

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