Lessons are generally one hour in length, although shorter lessons are recommended for younger kids. 

I charge $70 hourly, $50 for 30 minutes and $60 for 45 minutes.

I hold two 'drum recitals' annually for established students wherein you will typically play two songs; one song that all students perform and one song that is uniquely yours to perform--it can be a favorite pop song or it can be one of my sequenced songs that I write for students.

Home lessons are available for $20 more per hour.


Solo Practice

Practice is available to all weekly students on my professional level Yamaha studio kit (pictured left). The rate is $20 hourly, and there is a limit to three hours per week. The best time to practice in the beginning is right after your lesson. For students who have been with me for a while, I recommend longer practice blocks, as with practicing more difficult material,  longer more intensive practice is required.

NOTE: Your first lesson is always $10 off!



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Tad McCully is a long-time freelancer in the NYC area, and he is best-known for being the drummer for the Stormin' Norman Funky Horns act that performs regularly in the New York area and Boston area. Mr. McCully has recorded two studio albums with Stormin' Norman (aka Norman Zamcheck) and one soundtrack recording for the Documentary about Nick Ray, 'Don't Expect Too Much' which won awards at both Cannes and TribeCa Film Festivals.
Tad is also a long-time drummer for Mr. Burr Johnson, who's Burr Johnson Band has been a fusion mainstay in the NYC area at festivals, B.B. King's in NYC, Montreaux Jazz Festival and many many other celebrated venues.
Tad is also a busy freelancer, performing with a who's who of NYC singer-songwriters, bands, and many of the area off-Broadway musicals. Most of Tad's work requires considerable reading chops and Tad emphasizes that with every student, beginner to advanced.
As an educator, Mr. McCully has made a name for himself both in area schools, and as a private teacher.