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Dan L.

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Berwyn, IL
Starting at $42
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  • Teaches students 10 to 65
  • Teaching since 1994
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Dan L.

Berwyn, IL

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As an active professional performer, I can bring real life experience to the lesson room! With 25 years teaching experience, I cater lessons to the students wants and needs, and you will be learning drum patterns and songs in no time!

About Dan

A Chicago area native, I received a BM in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in 1990.I have been teaching and playing professionally full time since 1994. I have performed, toured or recorded with Liz Phair, Poi Dog Pondering, and Liquid Soul.Currently I play with Tributosaurus and Under The Stree

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August 8, 2018
Jasmine
Dan taught me to play dozens of genres over a decade of study, ranging from jazz and Latin standards to 9-min long progressive metal epics, and that one World Tour orchestral score with the tempo modulation. I've played at drop-in jazz jams and rock gigs thanks to Dan's training. Highly recommend.
August 8, 2018
Chris
Dan knows the drums thoroughly and knows how get students to play quickly. Highest recommendation
August 6, 2018
Stephanie
We had a wonderful experience with Dan as my son's drum instructor. My son started at a fairly young age (6) and was interested in playing more what he heard on the radio, anywhere from Taylor Swift to Metallica. Dan was extremely patient in developing his lessons with my son by incorporating these types of songs in his lesson and keeping my son's interest up throughout the 30 minute lesson/"jam session." I'd highly recommend Dan to anyone interested in learning drum skills like those of Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, and other rock and roll legends.
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Jeff F.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Deans List of Academic Distinction from University of Northern Colorado
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Jeff F.

Chicago, IL

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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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September 27, 2018
Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
April 25, 2018
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
July 14, 2016
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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Yulia B.

(11)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
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  • Speaks Russian, english
  • Teaching since 2010
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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL

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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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May 24, 2018
Coleman M.
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
May 22, 2018
Sara M.
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
October 10, 2017
Amelia A.
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.

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Paul L K.

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Drum
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1970
  • Music & Business from Cerrittos College and Dick Grove School Of Music
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Experienced drum set and performer of 35+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students have fun while learning, while also building a strong foundation of professional drumming skills. My program is unique in that the student plays with pro bands while learning. Every song completed is rewarded with a professional CD. Students take lessons on real drums in my professional recording studio. I work with students that have learned by ear, by reading music and/or that are complete beginners. All ages, 6 to 85.

About Paul L

Hello, my name is Paul L. Kush. I now have 40+ years of playing and teaching experience resulting in a never ending passion for music, the musicians and the students I work with. As a Touring and Studio Musician based in Los Angeles, I performed as a contractor on T.V. Shows, Studio Recording Ses

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Lorenzo M.

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Drum
Starting at $34
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  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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About Lorenzo

My music history begin when when I was three year old with the Flute nine with the Drums and twelve with the Saxophone I've a Master in Flute and Composition from a Italian Conservatory a Certificate in Drums from a Academy in Italy and the Musician Institute in Los Angeles A Certificate in Saxo

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John M.

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Drum
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Music
  • Awarded All-Around Jazz Band All Star DRums and Percussion from Illinois High Scool Jazz Band Festival
  • Teaching since 1982
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No matter what age, or skill level, i will give the student what he/she needs to have a solid foundation. I develop a great rapport with all of my students. Drum(s) include; snare drum work (if you can't wail on one drum more drums won't matter!), this includes reading, rudiments, you know, the good stuff. Drum set work, from beginner to advanced, goes along with snare work, all styles. Mallet percussion, bells, xylophone, marimba. hand percussion, bongos, congas, hand held small percussion.

About John

I enjoy sharing my love and passion for music with others! I have instructed privately for over 27 years. I have instructed in music store studios, my home studio, and in-home lessons. I have instructed in public, private and charter school systems; class room and privately. Besides performing, ins

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February 22, 2016
Brian L.
John is fantastic teacher and very knowledgeable about music. He has a great rapport with his students. My daughter is very enthusiastic about her drum lessons with John every week and always looks forward to it. I would highly recommend John to anyone interested in music lessons.
July 7, 2015
Michael D.
Not only is John an off-the-charts professional drummer, he's a fantastic human being as well! He loves music and it comes through in the lessons! In 35 years of playing and hanging around wannabees, John is the genuine musician! Anyone really wanting to learn correctly needs John. I recommend him 100%.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Elgin is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $168 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$56 average
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$68 average

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"Murray is extremely enthusiastic and energetic during his lessons with my son, Noah. He has a great knowledge of the history and origins of music and is teaching my son to become a well rounded musician. I couldn't be happier with my choice of instructor."
- Michael
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I started taking drumming lessons from Andy in February and I am just having a blast. I am 57 years old and I had absolutely no musical training. I grew up in the 70’s and I enjoy listening to classic rock. I have many friends that play music and they often get together and jam in a garage. A few months ago, I decided that I would pick up drumming so I could participate. I found Andy online and he has since shown me a wonderful world that I can now begin to break down and understand.

Andy explained to me the different types of music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s to the present. He also showed me the different drumming styles from the different genres and culture. It is so much fun to listen to him. I often feel like a kindergarten kid that is not taking full advantage of a college professor’s vast knowledge. Most of all, Andy is a very nice and cool guy. He is patient and he takes time to explain everything to me. Andy is very precise in the drumming techniques. I remember a couple of months ago at a jamming session, I was able to see certain drummers’ bad habits and limitations. That was exciting to me because I knew that I was on the right track. My goal is that when I retire, I can jam with my friends and have garage jamming be one of my regular activities. I am confident that with Andy’s help, I can achieve that.

Andy is experienced and knowledgeable. I think he has done pretty much all the things that a drummer could dream of doing, and he is there to help me. I really enjoy my lessons. It is a good way to relax and decompress. If you are thinking of picking up drumming or improving your existing techniques, you ought to give Andy a call. Take it from me, you are never too old to learn!"
- Ming
Took Drum lessons from Andy R.
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"Amazing Drum teacher! One of the best musicians I've ever met.

Clear and concise lesson plans that always challenge you. Would highly recommend working together."
- Tyler
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Mike is great! My son really loves taking drum lessons with him. Mike has a lot of knowledge and really has a passion for teaching."
- Jen
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Joe is not only an incredible person and an all-around great guy, but he's also the best drummer I've ever had the pleasure of playing in bands with over the years. And his skills don't stop there - he is a very talented and patient teacher. And he's great with kids too! My daughter just had her first lesson with him and she loved it! Joe's great sense of humor and positive reinforcement really engaged my daughter (who is a hyper-active toddler) and she learned a lot in just her first lesson. I'm looking forward to her becoming a rockstar under Joe's guidance and to many more lessons. Thanks Joe!"
- Theo A
Took Drum lessons from Joseph T.
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"This is Lucas' 3rd lesson and he has enjoyed everyone of them. Joe has been patient and continues until he gets the lesson. He relates to him and teaches at his level (Lucas is 11)."
- Lucas
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Igal has been teaching my granddaughter drums since she was about 5 years old. She loves the lessons and very proud of her drumming skills."
- Izhak
Took Drum lessons from Igal F.
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"Great teacher, great person."
- Kyle
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Exactly what I was looking for! Michael is a nice guy, and the lessons are always useful and are scaled to what is challenging for me to make me feel like I'm progressing versus just droning on techniques already mastered and then builds off those.

If feel confident recommending as an instructor for students of all ages."
- Shannon
Took Drum lessons from Michael T.
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"We are very pleased with Gabriel. He is very good with my son!"
- Krishh
Took Drum lessons from Gabriel C.
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