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Popular Drum Teachers in Chicago, IL

Michael C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Fine Arts from College of DuPage
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Michael C.

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I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 10 years, and I have been teaching for 4 years. I combine knowledge of contemporary drumming techniques along with applications handed down through other drummers for different learning experiences for students. Whether chosen as a hobby or a possible career route, having an experienced drum teacher is key.

About Michael

*** Lesson Details *** I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 17 years, and I have been teaching for 9 years. I combine knowledge of contempora

Nithin K.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Nithin K.

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I'm excited, passionate, and eager to teach drums. I think a review on my Google business are a good place to start:
"Nithin is a phenom drum instructor. He’s super professional, organized and encouraging - three traits that are extremely important to me. Professional - timely, super knowledgable about the drums, and focused. Organized - had a series planned for each lesson and filmed them during the class so I could return to them later. Encouraging - understood the difficulty of learning new techniques and encouraged me to try to push through the discomfort, which often lasted for less time than I expected."

About Nithin

Hello! My name is Nithin and I have been a drum teacher for over 20 years! I have spent the past 7 years touring the world as both the drummer and bass player for critically-acclaimed, and current Late Night with Seth Meyers guitarist, Marnie Stern. My curriculum is specially designed to make drum

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Jeff F.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Percussion Performance from University of Northern Colorado
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Jeff F.

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I have been teaching beginner to professional of all ages for eighteen years. My students all have positive experiences and have given me great feedback!

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!

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Fernanda F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 2nd place from Hit Like a Girl Contest 2014
  • Teaching since 2002
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Fernanda F.

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I’m a bilingual professional drummer/musician with a Masters degree in music. I have also been teaching drums for more than 18 years with students of all ages, from beginners to advanced drummers. I have also toured worldwide with many top artists like Becky G., Thalia, Oscar Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui, etc. Part of the things I think are important to learn as a drummer are: How to develop independence, hand/foot technique and speed, rudiments, theory, how to play different genres among other things.

About Fernanda

Hi! I’m Fer. I’m a professional musician/drummer and I’ve been playing drums for almost 20 years now. I’m also bilingual (Spanish/English). I’ve been teaching for around 18 years coaching hundreds of students. I have a Masters degree in Music performance (drums). I am also an active session drummer

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Tanner H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Entrepreneurship from University of Cincinnati
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tanner H.

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I'm very patient with my students and strive to see personal growth in each lesson. I'm energetic and always like to have fun during lessons!

Tailored lesson plans and benchmarking lets you actually SEE your progress as you learn.

About Tanner

I'm 26 years old and I've been teaching percussion privately and for school districts for 7 years. I place an emphasis on understanding percussion on a tangible level. This means that the way I teach you will result in you being able to remember and apply all that you have learned in your musical j

Nicholas M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nicholas M.

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My students have fun and learn quickly! I teach all skill levels and all styles of percussion, specializing in drum set, orchestra percussion, and four mallet marimba. Every beginner that takes a lesson with me with be able to play a drum beat and a snare drum piece on day one. After a few more lessons, they will be learning songs and creating their own drum beats! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.

About Nicholas

I am a professional drummer and percussionist. Currently playing with Meadow Brook Theatre's musical productions, in a four piece hard rock band- Rezination, and with the Adrian and Rochester Symphonies. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Music Education. My stud

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing drum teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Chicago is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$68 average

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"My son is 7 years old and had his first drum lesson today. I have personally searched long and hard to look for a drum teacher that is great with children. While my son felt challenged by learning something new, Tracy made is extremely easy."
Aidan
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Best instructor ever!"
Royce
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Easy to learn drums with him

Casey is an awesome drums instructor. Very easy going and professional. If you are looking into learning to play the drums in a fun way Casey is your guy. Great drummer!"
Marco
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Anthony is a fantastic musician and teacher who has vast musical experience. He has a great attitude and clear communication style, which helps create a super inspiring learning environment."
Efa
Took Drum lessons from Anthony F.
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"Adam is an excellent teacher! I have always been intimidated by playing the drum set, but Adam was so good at explaining each step that it felt almost simple. After just a few lessons I was able to figure out some songs on my own, and felt confident enough to play with friends. Thank, Adam!"
Ellen
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Taking drum lessons with Thomas online has been so rewarding. I finally dusted off my old drums and went on a search to find a great teacher and I found him. I'm not looking to become the next Neil Peart or anything. Just want to have fun and learn. He's very easy to talk to and helps me grasp musical concepts in a really digestible way. He has me working on exercises and my durability on the drum set has improved worlds beyond where I thought I could ever be. I really love his work with Minor Characters, a Chicago band he was in. I'm an older guy but I was motivated by Thomas to start jamming in the garage with some friends of mine who play guitar and bass We have about 10 songs we play each week and Thomas helps me work through each one and every week I get better. Take lessons with this guy. He'll change your life!"
Joseph P
Took Drum lessons from Thomas B.
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"Great to learn from and very personable!"
Joseph
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Our son has been taking lessons from Craig for over a year now and absolutely loves it! Craig is a wonderful teacher and we have watched our son grow as a drummer incredibly over the past 18 months. Even when lessons were switched to virtual, we have continued to be impressed with the quality of lessons our son receives. Highly recommend!"
Seanah
Took Drum lessons from Craig H.
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"Jon is a great and inspiring teacher!"
Jane
Took Drum lessons from Jonathan R.
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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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Drum Lessons in Chicago, IL

Chicago is one of the focal points for American music. Deeply rooted in the blues and soul, musicians from the area have made significant contributions to musical history, including Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman and Muddy Waters, as well as more recent artists such as The Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West. Finding the talent to teach Chicago drum lessons is not the problem; connecting with them can be.

Mastering the drum kit can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to propel the rhythm of a song or even an entire band, but you have to do it with instruments that spread 180º in front of you. Playing them requires not only knowledge and technical know-how, but also a firm sense of physical fitness and superior technique. These skills don't just come to a new player through practice; they have to be taught by a skilled professional.

Although there are tons of talented drummers in the Chicago area, it can sometimes be difficult to connect with one who wants to teach their skills to others. TakeLessons is a way to find those talented musicians with no risk. Our instructors complete a rigorous interview process, including a background check, before they start working with us. Even better, your first lesson is backed with our 100% money back guarantee, making it risk-free!

Simply use our handy search tool and book online, or call 800-252-1508 to speak with a friendly customer service representative for extra assistance. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll help you customize your schedule, lesson location and lesson plan according to your needs and interests.

Don't be left out of the loop on drum technique. The different rhythms and syncopations can be daunting, but in the hands of an expert teacher, you can master them and become the backbone of your own band! So don’t wait - get started today!

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