Mr Lee's Lessons

Mr Lee's Lessons

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I Am New To St Pete fron NYC. I love it here and have come to live a better life with my wife Ilena. I teach Drum Set , Hand Percussion, Vocals , And Songwriting.

My main goal is to have enough students to teach full time. I am not there yet but see that goal being realized in the next few months.

They say do what you love and I love to teach. I've been doing it as well as gigging and lets not forget that a great teacher never stops learning. Even at this point in my life I realize how much there is to know . Weather it be in Jazz or a great new Metal drummer with incredible technique

What style do you really love ? Can you read music ? Do you want to Or , is learning the right technique so you can start to play with others in a band situation more of what you really want?

I am here to help you realize whatever goals you have , no matter what style or genre and however far you really want to take this.

I have the tools and experience to help take you there and will do my best to help you realize those goals but , remember it is ultimately up to you . I can just tell you I will support you on that journey to the very best of my ability.

I love to share music with others and I love to see when students realize that they can take drumming especially as far as they want to. There is so much to share and understand . Music is an entire language and world. For me one of the strongest ways to share that world is through the dtrum set or hand drum such as Congas or Djembe . I teach hand drums ,vocals and other instruments as well. we can talk about those things as well when you are ready.

I have performed and taught all over the world , been on over 25 records , had my music and drumming appear on NYC,Californian,and European Televisoin & Radio and recieved accolades from a few different studios, schools and played and/or recorded with Grammy Award Winning Artists and some of the best in the business

My facebook is mrleefarber ,

My website is

I am on Spotify, Itunes and other streaming platforms as Mr Lee And Diversity- Please check out some of my music and drumming in any of these internet baced places and now perform regularly in St Petersburg Fla.

Please get in touch with me to talk about drumming, music and how you want to incorporate these wonderful world to your life!

All The Very Best , Mr Lee 🀩


Hired 13 times
3 employees
23 years in business
Serves Largo , FL
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Apple Pay, Zelle

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Musical styles

I can make recommendations, Classical, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rap, Country, Opera, Musical theater, Gospel

Years experience

Student has no formal training, Student has no formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    aiden B.

    Very Patient and knowledge about kits and methods. Reasonable rates compared to his extensive experience.
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    December 09, 2023


    daphne R.

    Excellent drummer; patient teacher..
    Loved the drum book we used and the use of video after the lesson to remind me what we covered.
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    July 12, 2023


    Deborah Z.

    Lee is patient, energetic and really encouraging
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    December 15, 2021
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    Glenn C.

    Lees Got The Beat!
    I taught myself how to play a drum set when I was a teenager back in the 70s. I learned how to play to Classic Rock. I really hadnt played in about 28 years. My wife asked me if I wanted to take drum lessons. I thought why not. I really never learned the rudiments and how to keep time. Four lessons later with Lee Farber and I feel like Im getting my chops back! Hopefully I had some chops to get back.
    Lee has a very structured approach but at the same time it is laid back and fun.
    When a lesson ends I always walk away feeling like I got it. Older or younger new to drumming or not, Lee is the man! - Glenn Cotler
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    December 03, 2020


    Lauren B.

    He works on music my son enjoys and knows how to work well with young children!
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    January 20, 2020


    Bernie G.

    Lee is patient, knowledgeable and crazy talented. He enthusiastically shares that knowledge and his experience... while never losing focus the student’s needs
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    January 17, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    Get to know where they are at physically and where there abilities are strongest and start from there. Its got to be fun too . If you have fun while learning I believe you will learn more and stay with it. I've had students for as long as 5 years 

    Masters in Music from Suny Purchase College - Westchester,NY 

    Been Teaching Since 1998

    Lots of recording experience

    Have toured the world playing and teaching  

    I have learned from some of the best teachers in the world -

    I have special needs training in The Sunrise Program Center of Conn. THat just makes me a more empathic teacher for all my students. No matter what their needs are

    45 minutes for $45 or 1 hour for $60 Is generally the way I roll 🎢😊- If I am traveling more than 25 min by car - that may need to be discussed 

    If you have financial isuues I am willing to discuss how we can make it work for both parties - I just want to get you playong 

    There is an International School Of Prague in Czech Republic 

    I was hired to teach drum rudiments to after school band kids 

    That then led to a few private students and just blossomed from there 

    Very Young To Quite Old 

    experienced drummers who wanted to sharpen their techniques 

    To - Absolute beginners ! There is always something I can teach and there is always something I can learn from each student! 

    I am fond of so many events I was part of. One of remeberence was when I played at a festival in NY and got to play with Tito Puente Jr -it was a big honor for me to play with the son of The Master Tito Puente!  

    I have recently been performing at clubs like The Floridian in St Petersburg Fla and The East End Tap House In Gulfport where I now have a monthly residency as The Band Leader! . 

    Humbling as well . 

     Hire someone who can help you grow at your own pace but still inspire you to go further - Lee 

    What do I really want out of these lessons ? 

    Am I really ready to dedicate some time to this or am I just having fun and will see how it goes ?

    Where do I want to be in a year or 2 with my practice?

    What style would I really like to persue ? 

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