Pittsburgh Drum Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Drum lessons? Our Pittsburgh teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Popular Music Lessons
in Pittsburgh, PA

Why TakeLessons?

Lessons taught: 8 0 3 , 0 1 1 and counting...

Connect Locally or Online


Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location. Start by searching in your ZIP code to find teachers near you.
Learn More


Live, Online Lessons

What if the teacher who best fits your needs is on the other side of the country? No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
Learn More

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Perform Search

Your search for the perfect teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn and your ZIP code. From the list of recommended teachers, compare detailed information about each option before you make your teacher selection.


Browse Profiles

Take some time to review the teachers in our network. All of our teachers provide detailed profiles, including information about their background, specialties, and teaching style. You can also read reviews from past and current students.

Book Online

Select your teacher and book online. After you book, your teacher will contact you directly to talk about your first lesson and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.


Get Started With Free Resources

Popular Drum Teachers Near Pittsburgh

Mike E.

Carnegie, PA
Learn More

Roger C.

Coraopolis, PA
Learn More

Zack M.

Pittsburgh, PA
Learn More
Mike E. Carnegie, PA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Recording, Percussion

About Me

I am a professional percussionist and recording engineer with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Duquesne University. I have been playing for 14 years and am versed in in many drumming styles including rock, funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. As a recording engineer I have recorded every genre from classical to metal. I cover everything from sound theory and physics to hands on application.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning lessons involve the rudimentary study of rhythm and their application to drumming as a whole. Building a sense of independence in each hand so that both are equally as comfortable and strong will be emphasized. From their students will learn the intricacies of the drumset and develop a sense of interdependence between their limbs. I will start the student with a general overview of all the different styles and as they progress we will focus in on their preferred style. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to play with other musicians and I will accompany the student on either piano or guitar.

For recording and music technology students, beginners will start with a broad overview of what studies encompasses these fields. From their we will focus in on the students topic of choice and begin with practical application to get students working with the tools and technology available to them. Afterwards, we will move into more advanced studies including sound theory, physics, digital formats, etc.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: computer work station for recording, drum set and percussion instruments, parents can sit in lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
-I provide sticks, other small percussion instruments
-students should provide their own primary instrument in case of large instruments

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I cover all genres and styles for percussion/drums and can work with any recording/music technology hardware/software setup.

Roger C. Coraopolis, PA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar

About Me

I have a bachelor's degree with a BS in Education. Every student has an individualized musical plan which is based on the students musical needs. I played cello and bass violin in both high school and college. I currently play in both Pink Noise...Pink Floyd Tribute...& Kugaranne...hard rock variety...serving as lead guitar and lead vocal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Instruction is based on the students musical tastes. All students are encouraged to record the songs they learn thus helping to further their musical education. This not only validates my teaching, but provides added motivation during music lessons. The recording aspect of my lessons is similar to a live performance or a final test to closing out a piece of music. I encourage family & friends to attend these lessons in support of the student...overcoming pressure is the key. Some students also sing on their recordings.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Recording Studio
Peavey Amps
Full Drumset
PA system
Bass Rig

*** Travel Equipment ***
Recording System

*** Specialties ***
Provide students opportunities to record and play music they love, by providing professional sound and recording equipment to be used per lesson.

Zack M. Pittsburgh, PA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Drum, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Geometry, Guitar, Math, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Physics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Reading, Science, Trigonometry

About Me

I am currently a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh and I have a strong educational background in mathematics, general sciences, and all around academics. I have also been a musician for 12 years of my life. Drumset and percussion are my strongest areas in music but I am also adequately skilled at guitar and singing. I have experience performing with a wide array of diverse music groups such as the Pitt Drumline (Center Snare), Concert Band, Men's Glee Club, and many local musicians that are in need of a drumset player. I have a strong passion for teaching and would love nothing more than for my students to excel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio One Professional
Hp Pavilion Laptop (6 GB RAM, Intel i5 processor, Windows 8)
AudioBox 44vsl
Behringer Truth B2031 Studio Monitors
Rode NT1A Condenser Microphone
Audix i5 instrumental Microphone
M-AUDIO O2 USB MIDI Controller
4-piece Drumset
Acoustic Guitar

*** Specialties ***
Drumset - All styles

Drum With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Drum in Pittsburgh and nearby areas. Learn how to play drums by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review Pittsburgh Drum teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Drum lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Drum student, intermediate Drum student, or advanced Drum student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Drums skills. Your choices for a Pittsburgh Drums instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Drum instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, ...

What Our Students Think

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More