Joey van Leeuwen
"Joey was a fantastic teacher, incorporating his impressive breadth of drumming knowledge across genres and cultures into practical lessons. Over my time having drum lessons with Joey, not only did my technical abilities grow, but also my musical intellect. Joey has an infectious joy and enthusiasm for teaching such that is impossible to not be swept up in his lessons and to have an excitement for drumming practice. I highly recommend Joey as a teacher." – Brian, Boston MA
"I began lessons with Joey for my seven year old online at the start of the pandemic. Now, two years later my son and Joey have formed a very special bond. He's very adept at guiding my son towards a deeper understanding of the pieces he is learning. Mixed in with all that, he shows my son compassion and humor, he lets him take the lead when appropriate, and provides the perfect amount of challenge to keep things interesting." – Elisheva, CA
Joey Teaching Piano to Sam I Am, student drawing
Joey is available for online lessons for students of all ages and abilities. Students of any instrument are encouraged to apply as well as those interested in learning about music in general. Areas of specific expertise include: drumset technique, history, and practice; jazz, world music and fusion, composition, western classical and jazz harmonic theory, rhythm, and konakkol (South Indian vocal percussion).
Online lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions. Generally a 30-minute lesson is ideal for a young student who is a beginner, whereas an hour lesson is suitable for an adept or mature student.