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Rufus S.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Rufus S.

16 Reviews
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I have taught students from beginner to intermediate with progress in 3 months when practicing & following instructions.

About Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 50 + 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!

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Josiah P.
Rufus is a dedicated drum instructor who is keenly interested in seeing his students improve. We have seen our son rapidly progress with the drums over a short period of time and look forward to seeing Rufus develop his skills further.
Cindy
Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band.
Frankie
Enjoyed my first lesson with Rufus. Very easy going and down to earth guy. He is very knowledgeable and a great player as well. Thank you for everything

William W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William W.

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I have been teaching and performing professionally for 5 years. I have a specific teaching curriculum with an emphasis on simple technique fixes and practical beats and grooves that will grow your ability, confidence, and passion within two weeks of lessons! I believe playing the drums is a joyful experience and one that will be a positive change in your life. I teach all genres of music and specialize in teaching sticking technique, jazz improvisation, and rock, hip hop, and R&B grooves. I believe the role of the teacher is to INSPIRE not endoctrinate, so I focus on listening to the student's goals and providing tools for creativity and expression behind the drums!

About William

I am a professional drummer, producer and teacher. I studied jazz performance at Montgomery College and graduated from the University of Maryland. Drum students can expect to improve week to week in their drumming technique. Every student has a unique approach to drumming; I teach students to use

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David P.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David P.

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I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin,and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination,chart reading, and overall musicianship.

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

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Jenifer
David explains things in a manner that I could easily understand. He was calm, patient, and respectful of skill level.
J M.
Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!
Janna R.
David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!

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Scott K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • B.S. in Cognitive Science from UCLA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scott K.

4 Reviews
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I've been playing drums for almost 20 years and it is an integral part of my life. I've been teaching for 3 years and have watched students grow from beginners to beast-status. I teach all different styles: rock, jazz, Afro-Cuban, rudiments, you name it. Time to rock!

About Scott

I am a professional producer with a love for all things music. Going from playing the drums on trash cans in my garage as a kid to on stages in LA has been a wonderful ride. Now it's time to get you started on your journey. My musical work as has been feature on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist a

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Hannah
I am brand new to music production and Scott broke everything down very easily for me. He also gave me great recommendations on starter kit equipment to purchase that was not too expensive.
Aidan
I had a good time with Scott as my coach and first time playing on a drum set! I hope to continue more lessons and maybe do some studio work later.
He showed me basic techniques that I could understand and practice with music. I am happy that I met him.
Jeff
Scott is amazing! He helped teach me the basics of Ableton, over Skype. I was coming from Logic and needed a quick course. I learned how to have a faster workflow and tons of cool shortcuts! Also he is a very chill guy and easy to get along with. I highly recommend Scott if your looking to take your music production, and mixing/mastering skills to the next level.

Amber W.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amber W.

21 Reviews
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students

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Ben C.
Very knowledgeable and personable. Puts you at ease, patient and doesn't give you more than you can handle. So far, a good experience.
Emma
Amber is a really sweet and kind loving teacher to help you reach your goals
Adrita M.
Amber was very nice.. she knew how to jump in right where my daughter had left her last teacher and became a favorite on the first day. :)
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James S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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James S.

6 Reviews
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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individua

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Alpha, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Alpha is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
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$53 average
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$66 average

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"Mark Review

I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students"
- Adam
Took Drum lessons from Mark G.
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"A fabulous introduction to music for our 9 year old! Thank you Henri for making the lesson such a positive and inspiring experience, we could t be happier. See you next week!"
- Clayton
Took Drum lessons from Henri B.
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"My son always leaves his lesson feeling inspired, and excited for the next meeting. Garrett is patient, professional, and very gifted when it comes to the drums. I also like that he teaches my son to read music, and that he records his playing. Garrett is an excellent choice if you're looking for a drum teacher."
- Todd
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"It’s hard to express how much Mike’s drumming lessons have made a difference in our son’s life. Mike is a visionary teacher who cares about and connects with his students."
- Julie
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
- Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Mr. Allen was very patient with my son. This was my sons first time taking music lessons of any kind and he was really comfortable with Mr. Allen. My son was very excited to return for his lessons week after week. He actually learned how to read several notes and play a little beat. We're very pleased."
- De'Jon
Took Drum lessons from Allen G.
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"Great teacher, very patient."
- Matt
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My son has been through a couple of different teachers now & it is clear to me Ross really knows what he's doing. He's young, engaging & has a unique teaching method that magically captivates my son every week!"
- Brian
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Steven was beyond helpful. He is always prepared and open to as many questions as you can think of. And if you don't fully understand the answer, he'll take the time to answer in different ways, so that you're on the same page. He was also very helpful in setting up the lesson times and locations.

It was my first time trying the drums and I didn't have a drum set yet. Steven took the time to sit down with me and discuss which drum sets were good for the price.

Overall, this was a great experience!"
- A.M.
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Tim was open to listening to what my goals are.he helped me to see how to understand different areas that i want to achieve in my drumming.Gave me solid instruction on how to accent my drumming and personalized home work to help me improve my technique..."
- Fred
Took Drum lessons from Timothy K.
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