Dustin Kaufman Drum Lessons


a real rockstar

What do students really want? A teacher who has a bunch of degrees, or someone who’s actually been out there playing…

Dustin Kaufman has been the drummer for the band ST. LUCIA for 6 years. 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 STARRING JIMMY FALLON, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

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what you’ll learn



  • How to bring out your inner rockstar

  • Playing with attitude

  • The Visualizing Exercise

  • Feeling comfortable in all styles of music


  • Rudiments

  • 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 read music

  • Charting out music

  • How read rudimental pieces



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.


alright…what’s the price???


$95 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.


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,