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Stephen B.

Boulder, CO
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen B.

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I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for eleven years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start students off with "repeat after me" style exercises to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires?

About Stephen

Hey drummers! I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band. In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.

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Alec D.

Denver, CO
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 12 to 30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2020
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Alec D.

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I have 11 years of experience as a drummer and musician. I specialize in teaching beginner students of all ages who are looking to gain knowledge and skill on the drum set. We will focus on learning good stick technique, foundational rudiments, basic drum grooves, sight reading, and quality musicianship. Our lessons will be catered towards what you are interested in learning. However, if you don't quite know what you are looking for, I will give you the information you'll need to continually improve on the drums. The primary goal of our lessons will be to share knowledge and to have fun doing it! Reach out if we seem like a good match!

About Alec

I have been playing drums and percussion for 13 years. I also play guitar, sing, and am an avid songwriter. However, drumming has always been my true life-long passion. I've been training in music for the entirety of my schooling, and I am currently studying drum performance at the University of Co

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Bryan B.

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Denver, CO
Starting at $30
  • Music Education from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Bryan B.

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I'm inspired to impart a vibrant love for the art of drumming to my students. I value giving students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of rhythm, technique and all styles of music, as well as exploring the individual and creative interests of each of my students.

I have degree in Music Education from CU Boulder (2012) with a special interest in jazz studies, improvisation and classical percussion. I also have thorough experience with traditional Indian spiritual music known as kirtan. I have taught middle school music in Denver public schools as well as privately for ages ranging 7-30. Studied with various professional musicians around Colorado, including Paul Romaine, Mike Marlier, Brad Goode, John Gunther and Doug Walter.

All in all, music is an art form meant for cultivating the human spirit and enriching life. My desire is to impart this gift to my students through the art form of drums, rhythm and creativity.

About Bryan

I see all music, and drumming specifically as a very special gift. They are art forms that bring greater value into our life, providing opportunity for growth, strength and resilience. And they're FUN! I have been playing drums in a variety of different areas for over 15 years throughout my yo

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Barb
Bryan is an amazing teacher and I was able to learn so much from his years of drumming experience. He has a wonderful teaching style that meets his students individual needs.
Tom G.
Bryan is a wonderful teacher with years of diverse musical experience.
Bob
Bryan is an experienced instructor with a lot of knowledge about drumming. I would recommend Bryan to anyone who is looking for an instructor with versatile skills and a personalized way of teaching.

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Jordan M.

110 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan M.

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Learn from a pro in a friendly, relaxed environment :)
Rock out with your favorite songs and beats!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Great Good Fine Ok, 10,000

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Jordan is really patient with our boys. He teaches our older son (11 yrs old) piano and our younger son (9 years old) guitar. They are both making progress.
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Caleb R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Caleb R.

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I have been playing the drums even before I could create coherent sentences. I come from a long line of percussionists and have been playing for over 18 years. As a professional drummer, I have played small lounge gigs and have played at big festivals as well. I have a very extensive understanding of all the styles of music ie Rock, reggae, jazz, R&B, gospel, Latin, etc. You name it; I've played it! I am an experienced teacher and i have even helped some of my students to land paying gigs as well. I am committed to the musical growth of all of my students and believe in their ability to be great drummers. Don't wait to start your drumming journey!

About Caleb

Hey there! Are you looking for a strict instructor? Are you looking for someone who will make you practice until your hands melt? Well, I'm sorry because you're in the wrong place. My philosophy as an instructor is to cultivate the passion and the love for the craft... once that's there practice wi

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Victor O.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2011
  • BA in Professional Music and Private Studio Teaching from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
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Victor O.

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Drums are fun. That's why I play and I'm willing to bet it's why you want to learn how to play. Whether you are a complete beginner, someone who is looking to improve their weaknesses, or someone looking for the freedom to play and create with out without the structure of a song, in my lessons you will find a curriculum focused on the foundational techniques, systems, and concepts that will allow you to have a deep understanding of what it is that you are doing, which in turn will open the door for you to explore your own musical creativity as you progress.

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching professionally since 2011. I have been teaching online lessons since 2017. If you're ready to get started let's set some lessons up! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

About Victor

I began my drumming journey in 1998, when I received a pair of drumsticks from my aunt for Christmas. After I had proved to my parents my commitment by ruthlessly beating their couch every day, they signed me up for 5th grade band, with private lessons soon to follow. I started my first band in t

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Chris
The short version: Nothing but good things to say. I highly recommend Victor!

The longer version:
Victor is a top notch drummer and an excellent teacher! I'm a beginner that has been taking lessons with Victor since the end of 2019 and it's been a lot of fun. He keeps the lessons moving to make the best use of the time in each session, but will take as much time as needed to answer questions and explain anything I'm having trouble with, or not quite grasping. He will consistently spot the smallest of details in my technique that need work, as well as when I'm getting something right to reinforce the proper way to do things.

Victor has also been quick to respond to any questions I've emailed him between lessons. Anything from drum setup, requests to transcribe a song, or just clarifications on something from our last lesson.

We started with in-person lessons but switched to online once COVID hit. I was a little unsure about making that switch but decided to give it a try. Once I did, I realized it was not a big deal, and that the quality was right up there with the in-person lessons.

Again, I'd highly recommend Victor!
Michael
Victor is encouraging, patient, thoughtful, punctual, and thorough during his lessons and off the clock. An exceedingly professional instructor that had to make a lot of changes during COVID but didn't have a single hitch in his lessons, even after switching completely online. I've had other music teachers for guitar and I guarantee if they were half as good as Victor, I would still be playing. I can't recommend him enough.
Nic
I started drumming at 48yo with no prior experience. Victor's lessons are fantastic. He is incredibly patient, explains concepts and techniques very well, and his lesson structure is fun and guarantees improvement.

Because I am a beginner, Victor's lesson path focuses on technique to ensure a good grounding. However, he also works on songs with me, to include transcribing songs for me at a level that I can play.

Victor is very enthusiastic and clearly loves teaching. His prices are extremely reasonable. Due to COVID, we now do online lessons and they are as effective and enjoyable as in-person lessons.

I cannot recommend Victor highly enough!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Denver, CO

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Denver is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$53 average
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$65 average

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"michael's ability to engage and keep his student engaged is his main strength."
Giles
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Michael explained a lot of the "why" in addition to helping me understand the "how." He is clearly a skilled musician with many years of teaching experience. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson."
Sybil
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"He loved his first lesson and hasn't stopped with the sticks since. He can't wait for the next lesson."
Noah
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I gave these lessons to my husband as a gift and he really enjoyed meeting Evan and is looking forward to learning more from him."
Tino
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Mike Enriquez has been our son’s drum teacher over the past few years. In addition to helping introduce our grade school kid to the sweet, sweet sounds of Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes and AC/DC, Mike has introduced my son to the idea of putting in time and effort to achieving goals.

We love the respect and sometimes superhuman patience Mike shows our son. He seems committed to the process of learning rather than the result. It’s an important distinction and we feel extremely fortunate to have found Mike.

Mike sets realistic expectations tailored to our kid, but the main focus is the love of the instrument rather than some cookie-cutter formula. If Duncan is having an off day, Mike takes it from where he is with no badgering or haranguing.

I’d recommend him to anyone looking to learn to play drums. Even if you’re an adult. He’s a great teacher.”

-Dean C"
Dean
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Wonderful drum teacher! Works well with children of all ages and is incredibly patient with his students. I’ve known Abel for years and I highly recommend him for students looking to improve for their technique to compete in school bands."
Linda
Took Drum lessons from Abel T.
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"After 30 years I finally decided to learn how to play drums. Kevin clearly knows what he's doing in any genre of drumming! It seemed like every lesson he had a clear/thorough plan, didn't stress me out by teaching to rapidly, or bore me by going to slowly. A very solid teacher."
Sally
Took Drum lessons from Kevin W.
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"Excellent teacher. Quickly connected with my sons abilities and needs. Making progress in a short time."
Colin
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Tyler is an excellent teacher who made learning music fun for my kids. I have twin boys and one of them took drum lessons from Tyler and the other took piano. Both boys loved taking lessons with Tyler and looked forward to the lesson each week. Tyler was very professional in his communication and was super easy to work with. I would highly recommend Tyler."
Jason Harvey
Took Drum lessons from Tyler B.
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"My five year old son had his first drum lesson and loved Andrew. He makes learning about music fun and is great with him. We are looking forward to many more lessons."
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from Andrew M.
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The Denver Music Scene - A Drummer’s Perspective

Let me introduce myself. I’m a drummer with 24 years in the music business, and for the last decade I’ve been lucky enough to be an active and integral part of the music scene here in Denver Colorado. It’s been a long and interesting ride so far and I thought I would use this opportunity to share some of my experiences through the unique perspective I’ve gained as an in demand drummer with those of you who are currently taking or looking to take drum lessons in Denver.

Colorado has a diverse musical background, and there seems to be more room for hybrid musical styles here, rather than most places that have an older, more established scene. Between the location, the weather, the close proximity to the mountains and the sister vibe of neighboring Boulder, Denver just seems to be a better place for experimental bands to flourish. Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Electronica for example are a big force on the Front Range in the festival circuit, and also in the mountain towns. Despite being far from an ocean, where these musical styles typically dwell, Colorado really gives the local musician a platform to express more creativity in between what you would normally expect from a specific genre. There are a variety of outdoor festivals that draw big crowds during the summer and bands that offer a wider musical palette are everywhere here.

This has treated me kindly as I have a background in auxiliary and hand percussion in addition to drum set, and have been known to dabble with electronic interfaces as well. One of the most interesting groups I have been a part of was a group called Aphelion, which was a live progressive trance and dub-step group focused on mixing organic elements such as live afro-Cuban percussion set-up with pre-programmed beats. Of course most of what we were performing on stage was live, but using a mixture of tracks sequenced in real time or performed in conjunction with an electro-acoustic set up yielded very interesting results. Later we added a live keyboardist and live guitarist to the mix, which was received with even more enthusiasm. One of our biggest shows was playing a mountain festival on the Fourth of July opening for a Pink Floyd Tribute band. There’s something about looking out over a sea of people and noticing little kids doing back-flips to your music in an open space near the stage that helps you realize your potential in a place where there is no fixed norm.

To take it even further, I’ve recently had the opportunity to join an Afro-Funk ensemble that will be brining the music of Fela-Kuti and other well-known African artists to the jam scene and festival circuit. (It’s been a few years now since I’ve had the opportunity to play in a band with a full horn section, so needless to say, I’m stoked!) Again, Denver just seems to leave more room for individual thinking and while this group could have come together anywhere, the range of players here that are into unique projects like this one never ceases to amaze me.

As if this weren’t enough for my plate, I’ve also been actively perusing a career in Rock for the last 3 years with my main group, Genre Theory. Taking some time off from the stage recently to finish up our upcoming self-titled EP, GT has been a strong force recently in the Indie Rock establishments of the Hi-Dive, the Marque, The Bluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater here in Denver. Not that these are predominantly rock venues, but there does seem to be a strong foothold for this type of music here; again, I feel that this is because we’re allowed to take some chances musically that would be a hard sell to crowds immersed in the standard issue rock mentality. I don’t take this for granted, and neither do the other musicians embedded in the scene. A few notable groups have even used this liberated platform to rise to great heights, including Rose Hill Drive, The Epilogues and most notably, The Fray. By Mike M. - Denver Drums Teacher

If you’re taking drum lessons in Denver, make sure to get out to some local shows to experience this for yourself, even from the audience’s perspective. The most important aspect of any show is the interaction between the audience and performers. Support for any scene is support for all scenes, and with populations on the rise here on the Front Range, it won’t be long before everyone gets to be a part of our collective evolution. I feel lucky to be able to survive as a musician even on the local level, and with a constant influx of young musicians and audience members, I feel a real sense of belonging to something greater than myself. So keep an eye and ear open, and I’ll catch you in the scene.

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