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      About Russell Solomon

      Russ Solomon
      Russell Solomon
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Stony Brook, NY
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Drums
      Education: Board Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
      Performance Experience: Local Theater, Various Rock Bands, School Jazz, Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. Drum Circle Facilitator
      Teaching Experience: I have been teaching drums for more than 30 years, and I still LOVE IT!
      Teaching Philosophy: Learning to play the drums should be easy, fun and exciting. My goal is to motivate my students to play every day, and enjoy the experience of getting better and better over time.

      Get to know Russell Solomon

      Hey There!

      Please check out my short video to learn more about me (or post this link into your browser):

      I am Russ Solomon, I’ve been a drum instructor for over 30 years and I am also a board certified music therapist. 

      I’ve helped hundreds of people at just about every age experience the joy of making music through drumming.  

      I think that learning to play the drums should be enjoyable and that you should walk out of each lesson being able to do something that you couldn’t before, a new skill or ability. You should come away each time feeling happy and inspired. 

      My philosophy is to keep the lessons light hearted but I take learning very seriously so you can develop your skills and play with confidence in a relatively short amount of time. You’ll start off learning the proper technique so that you get a great foundation that we can keep building on.

      I know that we all have busy lives, so I am going to teach you how to get the most out of every time you sit down to practice, even if it is just 5-10 minutes per day. You don’t have to spend all of your free time practicing to get good quickly. So you’ll learn how to practice efficiently and without struggling so you can actually enjoy it. If you know the right way to practice you’ll make massive progress quickly, make sense?

      I teach out of my own book where I start with the basics of drumming and rhythm and learning how to read music if you don’t already. Then I personalize it for you by using the music you love. Rather than practicing boring exercises, we will actually take your favorite songs and use them as teaching tools and you’ll learn to play them. That’s what keeps it fun and motivating.

      If you are interested in learning to play the drums, I encourage you to sign up for your trial and come make music with me. Even if you don’t have your own drums right now, there is still lots we can do, so don’t let that stop you. If you are an adult and always wanted to play, this is the moment, let’s do it. If you are in school and you want to do well with NYSSMA or band music, I can help you with that. Maybe you want to start your own band, or you might just want to be a great drummer. Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn to play, I am here to support you and help make it happen. Come try a lesson. You’ll have fun and I guarantee you’ll walk out of that first lesson excited and ready to learn more.  

      But there is only one way to know for sure if you are going to love it... sign up for your trial lesson and go for it! There is nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

      Hope to see you in the studio really soon!

      In Harmony,

      Russ Solomon

      Russell Solomon teaches at:
      2308 Nesconset Hwy Suite C
      Stony Brook, NY 11790
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