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Popular Drum Teachers Near Philadelphia

Mark S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Timothy K.

Philadelphia, PA
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David P.

Wynnewood, PA
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Mark S. Philadelphia, PA

I've been teaching drums for 6 years. My main focus is musicality keeping time while playing with other musicians. I also encourage my students to work on their reading skills. In the lessons my students and I work on meaningful, real-world playing situations.

About Mark

Learning music, especially at a young age, can have a positive impact in life. From simply playing music in the home to performing music for large audiences, the basic goal is the same: the enjoyment of being a proficient musician. I have written a bit about my experience and how I can use this to help you to become a great musician. I began studying music when I was 8 years old. My early lessons taught me not only about music but about music teaching. As a result of these experiences, I vowed to teach students music that is meaningful to them. Moving along, in high school I played in rock bands with my friends. I can never stress how important it is to play with other people. I always encourage my students to ...


Nateh September 30, 2011
Mark you are a excellent singing instructor. I could not ask for a better teacher. I want to thank you for every thing. I know this is getting me ready for bigger and beter things.
LeeAnnV April 20, 2011

Mark is wonderful with the kids and so far I ampressed with how the lessons are going!
SarahS2 March 25, 2011
Mark has been awesome. He makes me feel really comfortable, not judged and has excellent suggestions for improving on my technique. I would definitely recommend him highly to anyone looking for a singing instructor!
Timothy K. Philadelphia, PA

About Timothy

Education- Currently a music performance major at Temple University Associates in Applied Science Major- Sound Recording and Music Technology I can teach all styles from reggae, funk, jazz, rock or blues to heavy metal. I can also introduce students to recording and preparing for the studio. I am currently in TOOL tribute band and working on several recording projects. Paul Green School of Rock Music, Music Director 2001-2009 Philadelphia/Southampton, PA Produced and directed 25 concerts of varied genres of music Responsible for teaching students reading techniques, song form, sound production and drumming fundamentals. Educated individuals and groups in an extensive variety of musical styles Instructed students ages 6-18 yrs in drum set and snare studies St. Martin’s ...


Julia W. December 3, 2013
Verified Student
Tim's great

Tim is knowledgable, patient, and tuned in to my child's needs. He has an easygoing nature and teaches around my child's musical interests. I would highly recommend him!
Maria T. May 4, 2013
Verified Student

Tim is great, he is teaching my son so much, he loves going to his lessons and learns so much from Tim, he taught him how to read music and the different types of drums and the different sounds they make, He tells everyone he is taking drum lessons. Tim answers any questions we may have and knows the drums very well, he is also very flexible and outgoing, Tirstan has lots of fun and enjoys his lessons very much. I will recommend Tim to anyone who is looking for a drum instructor.
FitziaJ July 24, 2012
Mother of Teddy J

Tim is a great teacher. He introduced Teddy to the different types of drums and cymbals. He allowed Teddy to play the different drums so that he could hear that each drum has a different sound. He also showed him how could change the pitch of the drum. Teddy really enjoys his lessons.
David P. Wynnewood, PA

I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin, rock and roll. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books.

About David

I teach children, adolescents , and adults. I have also worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience teaching special education with my experience studying and teaching music performance. I am very enthusiastic about teaching students at advanced levels as well. I teach piano and drumset. I teach various styles of music and hope to engender my students' love for music and the arts. I consider myself a mentor, a Music Therapist, and an educator.


Ed T. December 16, 2014
Piano · In home
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Very talented musician!!

Rob S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Rob S. Philadelphia, PA

I believe that learning music should be fun, so lessons should never lose sight of the student’s musical interests and goals. Working on music that the student likes is crucial because it gives the student specific practical goals, helps keep the student focused and motivated to practice, and it’s fun! Of course practicing technical exercises is also needed in order to become an accomplished musician, however, technical exercises should always be related to their practical application to making music. I'm flexible to my students interests, so whether you are looking to become a well-rounded professional drummer or just want to learn how to play your favorite song, I've got you covered.

If I could give one piece of advice to beginning and intermediate drummers it would be this: Learn to play everything clearly with solid time and a good feel – it takes more time to learn to do this well than you think. For the more advanced student, I can cover topics such as playing time in jazz, ...

About Rob

I'm a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, with a degree in jazz studies, drum set performance. I've worked professionally as a drummer since 2005, mainly in jazz and rock bands. I have a decade of experience teaching drum set and snare drum to youths and adults. In addition to my experience playing different styles on the drum set, at Oberlin, I studied classical snare drum technique. I'd love to share with you what I know about music and drumming, whether you've never held a drum stick or you are an experienced player looking to learn about jazz drumming. Here's a bit more about my music background: *I've have worked in numerous jazz and rock bands, and performed throughout the United States and in China. Notable bands and artists I've worked with include Steve Lucky and


Trish D. January 14, 2015
Drum · In studio
The perfect mix of teaching! Rob incorporates technical skill while capturing the students attention by teaching the music they love! My son has been taking lessons with rob for 8 months now and the improvement is obvious. My son came to Rob with 4 years of drum lesson experience and Rob was able to jump right in and get the best out of my son. Rob has also helped my son with percussion other than drum set to help him prepare for orchestra experiences. In addition, Rob is patient, organized and very experienced!!!!
Juanca B. Philadelphia, PA

Hand/Foot technique, Snare Drum Rudiments, Beats/Grooves in all music genres (except those involving double pedal/double bass drum techniques), Music Theory, Performance, Music History.

About Juanca

Started focusing on drums at the age of 13 diving straight into rock. In 2010, shifting to focus on Jazz and Big Band, I graduated from Berklee College of Music majoring in both Contemporary Music (drums), and Music Production. Following Berklee, I obtained a Masters of Music at NYU. Throughout, I have remained actively involved with bands playing different styles of music such as Rock, Jazz, Hip-hop, Reggae, Ska, Latin, and everything in between. In 2005, I designed and taught the drumming curriculum at the Bogota School of Rock in Colombia for beginner and intermediate level students for two years. Although, drums and music in general are my passion, I live a very active lifestyle that includes playing basketball, mountaineering, hiking, soccer, among others. Lastly, because I ...

Greg S. Philadelphia, PA

Hello my name is Gregory S. I have been a percussionist for more than 15 years as well I also have been teaching for about 6 years starting my Senior year of High School. I have had students from overseas, and all over the tri-state Area. Right now I specialize in Hand Drums, Drum Set, Mallet Perucssion, Marching Percussion. Please feel to send me an e-mail and I can definitely make sure that that you can see a video and check out what I have to offer your students.

About Greg

I am one of the most versatile drummers in the city. Extensively study hand drums, drumset, concert percussion as well as training on the piano. You will have a solid knowledge of the 40 pas rudiments as well as many other hybrids and explanations of marching rudiments for hand strength. Strong wrist make a strong body. As well I also make sure I can provide performance opportunities for the student.

Drum Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The drums are a very versatile instrument; they are used in every style of music, from hip hop to jazz to rock. No matter which style you’re interested in, taking Philadelphia drum lessons will help you hone your techniques and skills to take your playing to the next level. Learning the drums will also allow you to better appreciate all types of music and enjoy local festivals such as the West Oak Jazz Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer, our pre-screened and certified instructors are committed to helping you reach all of your goals. Your lessons will be customized for your individual needs, and your online account will help you stay organized and focused. We also offer flexible schedules, several studio


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