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Popular Drum Teachers Near Tampa

Joshua G.

Apollo Beach, FL
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Rufus S.

Brandon, FL
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Tamara P.

Tampa, FL
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Joshua G. Apollo Beach, FL

I am a working musician with several Local Professionals in the area. I am pretty open to taking to students. You can call for a interview to talk to me if you would like to get to know me before hand.

About Joshua

Joshua picked up his first set of sticks at 10 years old, beginning lessons with his father; this seemingly young interest took a turn for devoted passion and appreciation of rhythm and music. He is versatile drummer with more than 15 years of experience in different styles. Joshua attended Florida State University and studied Jazz under Leon Anderson as well as advanced studies at The University of South Florida under Dave Via. He has had the opportunity to play with several local musicians such as Marcus Hampton, Mike Gibilsco, Kevin Wilder and many others. Joshua brings something unique to the table with a background in Jazz and passion for teaching! *** Lesson Details *** I believe drums and music should be fun! You should enjoy learning and practicing on your own time as ...


Meredith Z. February 12, 2014
Verified Student
Great teacher!!!

My 7 year old son had his first drumming lesson this week with Joshua and he loved it! He learned so much on his lesson and was intrigued with what Joshua was teaching him. What a great teacher!!!! Patient, reliable and extremely skilled! We can't wait for our lesson next week!!
Rufus S. Brandon, FL

I have taught students from beginner to intermediate.

About Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible! Performing Experience: * Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat * Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon • Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay • Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs. • Drummer for New Salem M.B Church for last 20 yrs. • 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble • 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station


Tracy T. October 7, 2013
Verified Student
Terrific teacher and studio.

Rufus is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about music and enthusiastic during lessons. He caters to a variety of learning styles, offering studio work and music tracks as well as traditional beats. Rufus has been a working musician for many, many years and provides real world experience and insight into the music industry. My son and I highly recommend him.
ChristinaS1 March 16, 2012
Awesome teacher!

My son loves to write lyrics and beats and Rufus is teaching him how to record his music digitally. Enthusiatic, high energy, patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and an accomplished musician. My son is fully engaged in learning with this teacher.
Tamara P. Tampa, FL

Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Music Theory

About Tamara

Tamara studied music at the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Percussion Performance and a Master's degree in Percussion Performance. She has been teaching privately since 1998. She works very hard to foster good relationships with her students and their parents because she truly believes that good relationships are extremely important to having success in private lessons. She tailors lessons to each student's learning style, needs and personal goals so that they can achieve their full potential. Many of her students continue to play and enjoy music after high school and some pursue degrees of their own. Her goal is first and foremost to make sure her students continue to love music. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are ...


TylerD March 6, 2014

Tamara is extremely professional and is one of the best teachers I have ever worked with. She can take the most novice of players and transform them into incredible musicians. Whether you want to study drum set, snare drum, or concert percussion, Tamara is the person to go to. She goes above and beyond to make sure each student is successful, essentially, giving you more bang for your buck. Being one of Tamara's students in high school, I can say Tamara is one of, if not the best, teachers I have ever had.
CatherineC March 6, 2014
5-Star Teacher

I began taking percussion lessons with Tamara as a high school sophomore. I had played in marching band before that, but until then, had not studied any solo percussion instruments. I had never even held a four-mallet marimba grip before. Over the course of the next three years, under Tamara's instruction, I made it into All-State Band and Orchestra two years in a row, was principle of All-County Band two years in a row, completed two advanced four-mallet marimba solos (along with several snare drum and timpani etudes), and auditioned and was accepted into three percussion programs at esteemed colleges. None of this would have been possible without Tamara's incredible lessons. She taught me not only technique, but musicianship. She is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met, not only in terms of classical percussion, but world music, drumset, marching percussion, etc. The list could go on and on. She is always able to explain every question clearly, leaving no stone unturned. Above all else, Tamara's tactfulness and consideration for others sets her apart from other teacher's I've studied under. She meets all problems with thoughtful solutions, always sensitive to every thing and everyone involved. Even today, four and a half years after our first lesson together, Tamara will be the first person I turn to if I have a question, whether it be about percussion, the music business, or life in general. She is my first recommendation for anyone in need of a percussion teacher.
Tamara P. February 4, 2014
Excellent percussion teacher

Tamara is a wonderful teacher. She teaches students to play a number of percussion instruments and gives them a well-rounded music experience.

Nicole C.

Clearwater, FL
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Keith M.

Tampa, FL
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Connor I.

Tampa, FL
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Nicole C. Clearwater, FL

Able to teach hand percussion(Congas, Bongos, Djembe, etc.) to full drum kit. Also can teach drum notation. All genres. Full drum kit supplied when lessons are performed in teacher's studio.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums. As an adult, Nicole studied to become an ...


Marty D. November 25, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Working with Nicole is a breath of fresh air. Great teacher and fun to work with . Knows what she is talking about and she makes me work hard and want to excel. She is awesome.
Paul L. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I like Nicole because she teaches me nice and slow and she lets me do something again if i did it wrong she is perfect :)
from: Christine Le, age 8
Amber C. September 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have now had three lessons with Nicole and I couldn't be happier. She's very open to talking to me about my goals and how I can accomplish them with her! She pushes me but no harder than I can handle!
Keith M. Tampa, FL

currently Have students at 6 to 14

About Keith

I have been teaching for five plus years. Teaching various drumming styles and reading.

Connor I. Tampa, FL

I tend to connect very well with younger students since I'm 19. I also have a unique and adaptable approach to teaching drum set and music. Drum set is by far my forte when it comes to music. It's my profession, my soul, and I bring a sense of conviction and passion to my playing and teaching that is contagious.

About Connor

Hi, my name's Connor, I'm 19 and I teach drum lessons, music theory, and composition lessons. You won't need to purchase any books to take lessons with me; maybe some paper and a will to learn. I'm young and energetic, so I tend to connect with younger people very well. I also have over 8 years of experience drumming and playing music to aid me in teaching the art of drumming and playing music.

Drumming and Drum Lessons in Tampa

By Nicole C. - Tampa Drum Teacher

Greetings from Tampa! As a teacher of drum lessons in Tampa, I have been fortunate to find others who share my passion all over the state of Florida. In the Tampa Bay Area, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and other parts of Florida, there are many drum circles, live performances, and even classes that use drumming as a therapeutic technique! This area is absolutely fertile with talented musicians from all walks of life. Dunedin Brewery is one of Tampa's most engaging music venues that has drum circles every Tuesday night as well as open mic nights every Wednesday, which are welcoming to all new original artists and always entertaining. If you happen to be in Tampa, go check it out!

As both a teacher and a female drummer, I think it is vital to connect ...

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