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Tailored Drum Lessons at Your Own Pace

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Learn Drums on Professional Equipment

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Take Your Playing to the Next Level


Shaun Playing Uptown Funk at The Drum Lab

Student Compilation Video

Father and Sons at The Drum Lab

Donovan - Van Halen Cover

Drum Instructor David O Plays Beatbox

About David

G rowing up in the suburbs of NYC, David was constantly surrounded by music. “My earliest musical memories are of my older cousin playing drums in his basement for hours. There was just something about being surrounded by sound—a raw, primal energy that instantly got me hooked.”

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Drum Teaching Methods

A winner of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, David loves to inspire his students within the art of spontaneous composition

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Lesson plans based not just on learning drum beats and fancy fills but applying rhythms and smart drum fills within musical form

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The cornerstone of all drum fills and solos can also be applied to many drum beats and styles

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Why Choose David O Lessons?

"I drive a hour each way to
study music with David O.
I have found that David is extremely patient,
adaptable, and an excellent musician."

Dr. Shaun Sanucci - Emergency/Internal Medicine

“David is a consummate musician/drummer
and an engaging teacher that combines his love
of music while educating from a historical perspective.”

Elias Toscano - Former Jazz Studies Professor at USC


“David is a very inspirational instructor.
It is exciting to see the results from the technical
direction he has given me. I haven't had that
learning experience before with any other teacher.”

Kraig Margulies - Drum Student

“David is extremely knowledgeable and versatile
in various drumming techniques--a tremendous asset
to the drumming community"

Leor Lahav - Drum Student

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015

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