Dustin Kaufman Drum Lessons
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a real rockstar

Would you rather learn from a teacher with a bunch of degrees or someone who’s been out there doing it for real? Guess what…you don’t have to choose.

With my lessons, you will get the best of both worlds.


Dustin Kaufman is the drummer for the band ST. LUCIA. He has performed all over the world. Some highlights include, COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER, and appearances on multiple late night programs including THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Dustin also tours with MOON BOOTS and GAVIN TUREK.

In 2012 Dustin was selected as SEMI FINALIST in the MONK COMPETITION.

Dustin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from THE NEW SCHOOL for Jazz and Contemporary Music, a Master of Music degree from the MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, and Master of Arts degree from COLUMBIA  

 judge for yourself


what you’ll learn



  • How to bring out your inner rockstar

  • Playing with attitude

  • The Visualizing Exercise

  • Feeling comfortable in all styles of music

  • Becoming the worlds best actor

  • Taking CONTROL of a band


  • How to learn it, then forget it!

  • Playing with the back part of the hand

  • Being in control at all dynamic levels

  • Not relying on rebound


  • Developing a strong groove in all styles

  • How to bury the click

  • Feeling the groove


  • How to let the music play you

  • Becoming uninhibited

  • Learning the secret of Rock and Roll



Dustin is a professional guy who takes the time to really work with his students (of all ages!) towards their own individualized percussion goals. Whether it’s someone learning for the first time, or someone getting back on the kit after a long hiatus (like me!) Dustin will make you feel supported, and you’re guaranteed to have fun as well. He’s skilled in all genres from jazz to pop to funk. I recommend him for anyone in NYC!


Dustin is an incredible teacher! Rarely do you find a person that is that talented and has the ability to teach any age group at multiple levels. His dedication to the individual as a learner helps them to develop as a player, reader, and performer. Be It Brodway, a television show or just classroom theory and technic application; Dustin has been there for our son every step of the way


Dustin Kaufman is an incredible drum teacher. I am an adult who never played before and wanted to learn. I never thought I would be able to play beats and fills so quickly but Dustin in a few short lessons got me there and I am having so much fun learning from him and now actually being able to play whole songs! Dustin is an excellent musician and teacher, responsible and makes learning a lot of fun. I highly recommend Dustin Kaufman as a teacher to anyone who truly wants to learn to play and have a great time in the process.


Contact Us

Dustin teaches weekdays from 9am-6pm. If you live outside of NYC, Dustin offers SKYPE lessons.

If you are interested in lessons, please email Dustin here,



alright…what’s the price???


$95 an hour/$45 for a half an hour.

…BUT there are package discounts available!

(INTRO PACKAGE) 3 lessons for $195.

If after 3 you want to flee…Dustin will give you a full refund.


 first time student? try this package!