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New York native James Kluz has taught drums and music to hundreds of children and adults over the last twelve years. He has been playing and studying the drums since the age of eight and has played on five national tours, dozens of recordings and literally thousands of gigs. James now teaches in New York City and Westchester County, he specializes in teaching children ages 6-18.
"Every student is unique, and each student has his/her own way of learning. The student and I come up with a program of study together. I believe that positive reinforcement, encouragement, patience and having fun are the keys to learning."
By the time James was old enough to drive, he was a "first call" drummer for many dance and rock bands in New York City. Upon graduating from high school he started teaching music alongside his childhood drum instructor, Ron Negro (Rock of Ages), at the Millbrook Preparatory School and was playing club dates five nights a week to put himself through college. Immediately after college, James was asked to play in the Broadway show Cafe A-Go-Go, which opened the door to many performance and recording opportunities that have given him the knowledge and experience to be the well-rounded teacher he is today.
James has toured/recorded for: MeTalkPretty, Booga Sugar, Plastic Holiday, Readymade Breakup, Suit of Lights, The Vinnie Ferrone Trio and Acquiesce, to name a few. James has also opened for and toured alongside Neon Trees, James Brown, Anberlin, Paramore, Reel Big Fish, Katy Perry, Sum 41, We the Kings and Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders.
"James is a fantastic drum teacher! James is professional, courteous, organized, considerate, and flexible!! I would highly recommend him to anybody that has a child that wants to learn to play the drums!!"
-Pam Socolow (Mount Kisco, NY)
"We have been so pleased with James' professional and caring manner. We are so grateful for his positive influence in our sons life."
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