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Drum Lessons In Dallas & The Music Scene

By Clint L. - Dallas Drums Instructor

Hey everybody! Dallas drum teacher Clint L. here. Today I want to talk to you about the Dallas, Texas music scene and more specifically, what it is like to be a drummer and teach Dallas drum lessons.

Dallas will always be one of the most exciting places in the US to be a musician. As you may know, one of the top music schools in the nation, The University of North Texas, is right outside Dallas. I had the good fortune of attending this school when it was still called North Texas State University. This institution continually turns out some of the finest musicians in the world.

On campus, you can usually find one of the lab bands either rehearsing or performing. There are many jazz and dance clubs in Denton. In Dallas, you can hear virtually any and every kind of music that you want.

As far as the drumming scene, Dallas has one of the biggest markets for cover bands of any city in the US. Currently I am a part of three different bands. One is a pop band that performs live every Friday and Saturday. The second is a Progressive Rock/Christian Rock band that has recently been signed by a record company in Oklahoma. The third band is an original project with a long-time friend who plays bass. This is more of a jazz rock band, and we are currently in the writing stage, and doing a good bit of recording as well.

Being a drummer in this market and teaching Dallas drum lessons is very challenging but exciting. If you want to make a living at this, you must be versatile and cover all styles. Yes, there is plenty of work but there are also a ton of musicians. The brotherhood of drummers has a very strong bond here. Even though we compete with each other, we also help each other out as much as we can.

I couldn’t be happier being a full time drummer and instructor here in Dallas. I have been staying busy not only with three different bands but also as a freelance musician. I also teach private drum lessons to a number of students, both beginner and advanced, out of my home or in the comfort of their own homes. If you are interested in taking drum lessons in Dallas, give us a call and join the fun!

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Ryan B.

Allen, TX

I teach acoustic and electronic drums for all levels

About Ryan

Hey There! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 20 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.

I have been with TakeLessons for over three years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!

For guitar, bass and drums, I can teach the ba
sic beginner to the advanced. I teach electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and acoustic and electric drums

For piano, I teach beginner levels only.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!

Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.

Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.

Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available:
keyboard
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
electric guitar
2 amplifiers

*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, bass guitar

*** Specialties ***
I use tab and chord chart methods, as well as sheet music.I have experience in all styles of music
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Utkarsh D. February 6, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He had a great teaching style. And very enthusiastic!!!!
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Tate S. January 23, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ryan did a great job! Our grandson, who is 6 years old, is looking forward to more lessons.
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shelly bennett January 12, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
On time. Very easy going & detailed. No pressure & learn at my own pace.
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Ryan B.

Allen, TX 75002
(23)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Thomas S.

Richardson, TX

Lessons cover proper techniques as well as how to play with feel.

About Thomas

Hello, I'™m Thomas, but most people call me T. I started taking private drum lessons when I was 6 years old from Lucy Flohr. Ms. Lucy was one of the most influential and important people in my development not only as a drummer but in life as well (she's the lady in my profile picture). I met her at 6, and we'™re still friends 30 years later.
After Lucy I started lessons with professors at UNT (which in those days was NTSU). My glam band, Skin Deep, was getting major record deal offers, but it was 1992 when grunge took over. So under guidance of our attorney we didn'™t sign any offers. W
ith my high hopes deflated and a musically defeated heart I had to make a change. So instead of going to UNT to study music which I had been being groomed to do, I chose to go to Austin and attend UT. I graduated from UT in 1997 with a degree in psychology and decided to move to Los Angeles to follow my dream. My band broke up about a month later, but I formed a new one (Milkweed, which morphed into a blue grass band after I left, now called River Rouge) and got an indy record deal. We released "Milkweed....For Breakfast" on my birthday in 2000, and we did lots of regional touring for the next 3 years. Then I moved back to Dallas and joined JackAcid. We released "Life Through a Crazy Straw" on another independent label and toured regionally for a few years. Next was Crossing Ellum, which was fronted by Matthew JC (Founder of Emmy winning Small Guy Music and œMatthew JC and the All Stars). I spent several years playing with a heavy rock band named Social Jab that unfortunately ended before we released our CD titled S3V3N Years... I currently play in Marquis of Vaudeville.
I started teaching classmates in 7th grade and continued through high school. Then I took a hiatus from teaching with just a student here and there during college and my touring days. Now I'm back to teaching more than I'm playing, and I love it! I believe music is a phenomenal gift to us all in every facet, from listening, to learning, to creating, to performing, and it'™s an honor to be able to share my knowledge and experiences to help others learn to appreciate the blessing of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are catered to each individual student. If you want to learn theory, we will start from the beginning. If you just want to learn how to play your favorite songs, then that's what you'll learn. Your personal goals for drumming determine how I teach you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-home music room w/ two drum kits (if needed) and seating for parents. Piano, guitars, bass, and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide any manuscript paper necessary for first lesson, then I would expect students to purchase a blank manuscript book along with any books chosen to study.

*** Specialties ***
My lessons are catered to each student's goals.
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Lori R. September 23, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Greet first lesson! Looking forward to more!
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Jason S. August 10, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
There are no words to describe the benefit of drum lessons for my son. It goes well beyond drums. T is a fantastic drummer, a fantastic teacher, and now friend. As a fellow musician I learned a lot watching the lessons. Amazing experience and an amazing instructor.
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Kandice R. February 28, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons with Thomas for a year and a half. He is very patient and explains things very well. I had no drum experience before I met him. I can read music and play better than I ever though I could for the limited amount of time I have been paying. I highly recommend Thomas for adults and kids. I have a busy work schedule and he has been gracious and flexible with my schedule.
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Thomas S.

Richardson, TX 75081
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ben P.

Carrollton, TX

- Drum Lessons
- All Styles
- Music Reading/ Music Theory
- Audition Preparation/ Coaching
- Drum mic'ing and recording techniques

About Ben

Hi! My name is Ben and I am a professional drummer living in DFW, TX. I have been teaching and performing drums for 9 years. I am well versed in many styles of music and can teach you jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk, electronic, latin, world, sightreading and more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to keep the atmosphere laid back but at the same time work hard to get good at the drums! After 3 months you will know the basic mechanics of drumming and by 6 months you will be playing along to songs and groovin'!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Instruments provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I pro
vide my own sticks. Students should have sticks and instruments or pads.

*** Specialties ***
I play and teach all styles of music
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Devon C. January 11, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
It was great!
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Jordan B. January 9, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My sons first lesson was great. He liked Bens style and was given great instruction and things to work on. My son is thinking about taking 2 classes a week instead of just one. I would recommend Ben for anyone!
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Crystal Valenti November 3, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Verified Student
Ben was very accommodating to my son's busy marching band schedule. My son had never taken lessons before, and he was nervous as to what to expect. By the second lesson, that was all just a thing in the past! Ben worked with my teenager to relax and really enjoy what he was playing. Even the teachers at school have noticed the improvement in my son's abilities after only a few lessons with Ben! If you need a lesson teacher, BOOK BEN!
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Ben P.

Ben P.

Carrollton, TX 75006
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Scott W.

Plano, TX

I have been performing and teaching professionally for 25 years. I am a Music Graduate from the University of North Texas. I have performed and recorded with many artists including Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Patti Labelle and Larry Carlton. I specialize in drum set, school band, jazz band, auditions, and drumline. I focus on what the individual student wants from lessons (learning songs, preparing for auditions or to be in a band, technique, reading, etc). Some of my students have gone on to University of North Texas and Berklee School of Music. I have students that play with King Diamond, Collective Soul, Paul Rogers (Bad Compay)... I have performed on television including Americas got Talent.

About Scott

I offer affordable quality drum set, school band, drum line, and piano lessons. I am a Music Graduate from the University of North Texas. I have over 25 years of teaching and performing experience in all styles of music. I have performed and recorded with national acts as well as countless local acts. I've had some TV appearances including "Americas Got Talent" with the band Le Freak. I focus on what the student wants from lessons (learning songs, technique, reading music, theory, etc.). Making music fun!
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John J. C. November 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is thoughtful, helpful, and professional. He is funny, knowledgeable, and experienced. I am 67 and just learning to read music and play the piano, and I am enjoying the challenge, and Scott's teaching and helpful hints. Give Scott a try.
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John J. C. October 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is enthusiastic knowledgeable and very giving .
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Scott W.

Plano, TX 75075
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Anthony M.

Dallas, TX

I am an experienced drummer in the Dallas area. I've participated in various aspects of school symphonic bands, marching bands, jazz bands, and more recently, contemporary church bands. I can read and teach drum notation, rhythmic theory, time signatures, rudiments, as well as how to apply all that to playing the drums in a practical way. I would love to help you cultivate your abilities!

About Anthony

My name is Anthony, and I've been playing drums for about 12 years now. I was a percussionist in school symphonic and orchestral environments, as well as a tenor player in a top performing marching band with Rowlett High School. Since then, most of my experience has been playing drums in churches in the Dallas area. I can help young students work on reading music and preparing for competitions, as well as helping adults learn a new skill for fun. Music has always been a source of joy in my life and I would love to help cultivate that gift in you or your children.
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James December 10, 2015
Drum · In home
Anthony is a patient and masterful teacher, a wonderful communicator, and natural in the process of breaking things down in a way that the student needs to understand. Highly recommended!
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JDavis December 9, 2015
Drum · In home
Anthony is not only an incredible and knowledgable drummer, but an all around great guy who knows how to communicate effectively. He's very warm, patient, welcoming, and easy to talk to. This guy has explained a lot of things to me in very easy to understand terms and has never once made me feel dumb for my lack of knowledge.
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Jordan December 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Great knowledge of the drums, and was able to translate that knowledge into his teaching. Good for beginner or advanced drummers. Patient with his students, and easy to learn from. I have become a better drummer since i started taking lessons!
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Anthony M.

Anthony M.

Dallas, TX 75231
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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