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Popular Drum Teachers in Des Plaines, IL

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Rae A.

7 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $48
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Professional Music - Music Education & Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Rae A.

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I attended Berklee College of Music with drum set as my principal instrument. Drumming is a huge passion of mine and I have an appreciation for many genres. From pop to death metal, I love playing it all and want to teach you how to engage with your favorite music! I can teach you a classical snare piece, or we can learn math rock. I can get you comfortable behind a kit so that you can play the music that moves you! PLEASE NOTE: I do not have a drum set at my studio, all lessons would need to be in-home.

About Rae

Hi! My name is Rae and I've been teaching professionally since moving to Chicago in 2012. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music, focusing on Music Education and Performance. For the last two years, I've been teaching drums, piano, and voice at School of Rock

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Ryan
Rae is a FANTASTIC teacher. She inspires, motivates, and connects to children in a unique way, consistently becoming a favorite of anyone who gets a lesson with her. Highly recommend!
Jeremy
Rae is extremely patient, positive, and most importantly knowledgeable.
I recommend Rae to anyone interested in improving their singing! She's fantastic!
Ashleigh
My two girls loved piano lessons with Rae! She met them at their level and set them on different pieces to stop the feelings of competition we were struggling with our old teacher. It’s still always a challenge to get them to practice, but her lesson notes are clear so I even though I’m not musical at all, I know what they should be working on!
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Yulia B.

11 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, english
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Master of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul School of Music
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Yulia B.

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I am a professional percussionist. I have been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or in my home studio, and online.I have helped my students to learn how to read music, obtain good hand posture, develop their technique and musicality.
I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015. Currently, I'm pursuing Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.
Beginner students will learn how to read music, how to properly hold drum sticks, learn basic strokes, drumming techniques, beginning rudiments.
Intermediate and advanced students will learn how to improve their playing technique and virtuosity. They will also learn how to approach a specific piece of music; how to become expressive and creative with their skills.

About Yulia

I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching for 10 years and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear T

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Coleman M.
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
Sara M.
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
Amelia A.
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

Chaetan N.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Golden Unicorn for "Best Beck" from Boston Band Crush
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Chaetan N.

3 Reviews
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(Drum lessons available from in-home only). Drums were my first love, and I always get a special kind of feeling when I play them. I look forward to sharing this feeling with my students, because it really is a lot of fun. Since I've played my whole life, I've spanned a lot of genres. I can teach you subtle finesse, relentless fury, and when to use what.

About Chaetan

Having played music for as long as I can remember (my father is an accomplished Jazz and Soul drummer), music has always been a key ingredient in my life. From playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme on the drum set as a toddler, I have gone on to learn electric/classical/lap steel guitar, e

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Amber F.
Excellent. Keeps the student inspired!
MeganR
Great Beginner Guitar Lessons

I look forward to my weekly guitar lessons with Chaetan because he is a very knowledgeable, relaxed, and patient teacher. He tailors my lessons to meet my personal goals (learning those pinnacle acoustic songs). But as an exceptional instructor, he also guides me to meet goals he has for me as a student, such as learning to build chords on my own. The quality of his instruction has already increased my progress on the instrument. Overall, his talent and interest in music motivate me to practice so I am fortunate to have found Chaetan as my guitar teacher.
PamS1
Excellent and Unique Teacher

Chaetan is a very friendly instructor who tailors his lessons to meet both the experience level and type of music a student is interested in. Chaetan has a lot of energy and makes the lessons fun. He appears to know every aspect of what he is teaching as well as plays other instruments. My daughter and I are both very happy with Chaetan.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Des Plaines, IL

Ray R.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor's Degree in Performance of Contemporary Music from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ray R.

12 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

I'm an experienced drum teacher and my main focus is to find out what your goals are and help you achieve them! Lesson with me are tailored to your specific needs in a fun and always musical way. You'll learn rudiments, technique, and reading while playing along to your favorite songs.

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray R. and I'm a professional drummer and drum instructor. Please watch my "Ray Rojo - Teacher Introduction" video in the video section of my profile for a better introduction and pictures of my studio. I have been teaching private lessons for over six years and I'm currently a

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Cintia A.
Ray is a wonderful drum teacher to my 13 year old son. He is not only, a passionate and talented musician, but also a great instructor, who is capable of conveying his knowledge into age appropriate lessons that are easy, relateball, fun, and customized to fit the individual skill level, interests and goals of each student.
Joel S.
Ray is great. Very knowledgeable and personable. He tuned into what I needed to know right away and had two beautiful drum kits set up and ready to play.
Adler G.
First drum lesson was awesome with Ray!
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Jeromy O.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jeromy O.

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Online Drum Teacher

As a teacher that cares alot for the student, I get to know excactly what the student likes and needs. Music is fun and a passion so learning it has to be fun as well . We will be listenining to your favorite music as you learn to play to it. The best way to learn is to listen and then playing along with good instruction. Learning rudiments and syncopation, there are asignments to practice in the process.

About Jeromy

Life is all about living your dream and enjoying life to its fullest. Drumming is my passion and im so thankfull to make it my living and to share my knowledge to others is an amazing feeling. I believe in making learning fun as Ive been told Im fun to be around! At around 5 years old I knew I want

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Linda
Jeromy has been teaching my son drum lessons for the past year and has done an excellent job, My son enjoys and learns much from Jeromy. His talent, patience and sense of humor keep the lessons fun and challenging.
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Corey C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Corey C.

10 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Beginning Drum lessons in my home

About Corey

Hello Students! My name is Corey and I'm looking forward to teaching you, whether you're a beginner or advanced. I specialize in beginners and always enjoy helping students get to the next level. Many of my students have gone onto success as professional guitarists. (Panic at the Disco, The Highe

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Dana
To play off what Chaz said, I'm a recovering trumpet player who initially tried my hand at the guitar about 5 years ago. Corey quickly figured out that my talent and background were better suited to the bass. There's been no turning back. Corey's a great teacher! He's always patient, he makes you work, and you enjoy the process. I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could!!
Ben
Corey is great. Always positive and happy. Great laughs. His system for teaching has gotten me from clumsy beginner to where I have the confidence to play with others and in front of an audience. He teaches relevant information that helps you know how to PLAY.
Brendan
Lessons with Corey for 15 years and I still suck but it ain’t his fault! Seriously, Corey is a very cool guy and a very capable instructor. Highly recommend him if u want to have fun while you’re learning.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Des Plaines is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $130 per hour.
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$40 average
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$52 average
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$65 average

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"Really enjoying it. He's very enthusiastic"
- Luis
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Matthew has been great for my son, Michael! He has learned a lot in a short period of time!"
- Michael
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Athan is so great for Hayden. His enthusiasm is so appreciated."
- Hayden
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"My son is having a great time learning how to play the drums. His drum intructor is awesome at teaching technique and motivating kids to do their best. I am very happy!"
- Stacey
Took Drum lessons from Lonny S.
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"My daughter loves her drum lessons and is progressing very well. We are very satisfied with Murray and with TakeLessons.com."
- Kelsey
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"A rare gem!

I am blown away every week with how engaged and enthused my 7 year old is while under Murray's instruction. His style and technique are clearly adapted to the benefit of the individual student and his professionalism is a breath of fresh air. My child is having so much fun and is thriving in his drumming lesson. We recommend Mr Piper 150 % !"
- ADESUWA
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I've been seeing Keith for about 6 months now, I've been drumming for about 4 years, I'm 35 now. I wanted to progress my drumming ability beyond what I learned in the past few years. I originally just wanted to meet for a few lessons to critique my technique, now I see him week to week.

I felt Keith was the right guy because he's a seasoned and passionate drummer. He learned directly from the masters, ones who literally wrote the books on modern drumming and shaped modern sound. In a short amount of time he's identified many of my bad habits and helped me to correct them. My technique and grip has improved night and day, I can drum with much more finesse and speed after adopting and practicing his techniques. He urged me to learn to sight read, something I didn't really consider, and now I surprise when I practice myself because I always thought it was too much effort. After practicing his lessons, my independence between limbs, especially left hand on the snare - I didn't think I could do it this easily.

I get a lot out of my time with Keith, and I go out of my way to see him weekly. I see kids as young as 5 absolutely jamming in his studio, and older folks too, older than me. His teaching demeanor and general vibe is professional and encouraging. He has a real passion for drums, absolutely key in finding the right teacher.

So in short, if you want to step your drumming up, or if your kids need lessons, Keith is your guy."
- Joe Ravida
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Great with children

Alex is great with my 7 year-old son! David has already shown improvement in concentration at school, thanks to Alex!"
- Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Alex J.
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"We have been with Mike for several years. He is one of the best teachers our daughter has ever had. He is so enthusiastic about teaching drums to others. He is patient and works with our daughter to learn new skills. Looking forward to many more years with him."
- Daniel Fisher
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Relaxed, novel lesson that has kept me thinking."
- Luke
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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