Greg Telfeian Drum Instructor

Greg Telfeian Drum Instructor

4.7 (3)

About this pro

Hey Guys, My name is Greg and I have been playing and teaching drums for over 15 years. At that time I was in marching band, jazz and orchestra. When I 15 I started my own band and have never stopped since. I have been teaching since I was 16 years old. I was voted marching band member of the year for being able to teach 6 people who did not know how to play drums and we came in second that year for our drumline at the competition. What I can teach you is discipline in taking the time to really learn your craft. Depending on what your goals are I will tailor each lesson to fit the student's needs. For me playing in a band was the most important thing for me, this may not but the same for you. Whatever your goals are whether it's just jamming out with the guys in your garage, playing gigs, brushing up on theory or just wanting to learn something new I would be happy to help you get there. Check out my playing at I look forward to hearing from you.

Bringing the best out everyone I get the pleasure of teaching. 

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Mahwah, NJ 07430
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3 Reviews


  • Kara Larsen

    Greg is an amazing musician and truly wonderful with my 11-year old son. He has been teaching him for 3 years and it has been a worthwhile and wonderful experience.

  • John Schumacher

    Got me on the kit asap and taught me things I remember to this day

  • Joe Pennacchio

    He is very knowledgable, talented and really dedicates himself to providing a great experience for his students. He combines rudiments, exploration of different beats and how it all comes together in a song. He is very patient, crafts the lessons to each individual's skill level, and most of all makes it fun. He's good with kids and adults! I highly recommend Greg if you're looking for a drum instructor.

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

I start out by finding the potential players natural sense for rhythm with series of sticking combinations. I will then have the student warm up with a series of these sticking patterns, then followed by learning beats that are staples in laying the foundation down to become a great beat keeper. We then apply the sticking patterns that are rudiments and use those patterns for fills within the best we're learning. From there I like have the student convey what their favorite drummers are and start showing them pieces of that drummers drum parts. 

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

I was drum captain in Midland Park High School Marching band and band member of the year. 

My drum teacher left the band durning mid band camp and I was the only educated drummer and most well versed in everything. I taught 7 students who never played drums how to play and that year we came in first place at our biggest competition at giant stadium. 

I am a multi instrumentalist and write and produce my own music that is out on all media platforms and have been playing out since I was 16 years old. 

I have been teaching for over 15 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 minutes -$45

60 minutes-$60

1 and half $85

How did you get started teaching?

References from school and my town. 

What types of students have you worked with?

3-48 years of age 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Every year my student Scott plays the school talent show and this year he really hit it out of the park! 

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