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Nithin K.

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

11 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, english
  • Master of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yulia B.

11 Reviews
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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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Maha Abboud
She was great
Lisa
Very professional and organized. Great input. Highly recommend!
Danielle Guilmette
Yulia is a devoted, persistent, and an encouraging teacher. Yulia has taught me for 3 years and I am very thankful to have her teach me. She is a teacher that will think of ways to help her students during and outside lessons. When teaching, she will give many examples and tricks to help you understand. As a college student, I was very thankful she would find times to work with me. Yulia has been very supportive in helping me succeed and I highly recommend her.

Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Most Improved Musician from Birch Creek
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew N.

29 Reviews
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Matthew has studied and taught drums for over 20 years. His specialty lies in drumset of all styles and rudimental snare drumming. You can expect a well rounded lesson covering all of the fundamentals to becoming a good drummer.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mu

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Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
Gabriel S.
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.

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William B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William B.

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I have been playing the drums for about 15 years and it has always been my passion. I remember when I first started playing and how important those first lessons were to me in launching my drumming career. Now with some experience under my belt, I would now like to share my knowledge with as many aspiring drummers as possible.

Open to all ages in the beginner category. I want to work with you to realize your drumming goals. Whether that's learning some solid technique, or playing along to your favorite songs, I hope to be a good teacher to kick start your drumming journey and beyond!

About William

Greetings! I am a passionate drummer and musician with 15 years of experience playing the drums under my belt. I have played in numerous bands and projects ever since I picked up the sticks and have loved every second of it. Music has always been very near and dear to me. I remember the first albu

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Brianna S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music - Liberal Arts Track from North Central College
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Brianna S.

28 Reviews
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Focus on rudiments, fundamentals, technique. Snare solos, and different set techniques.

About Brianna

Hi, I'm Bri! I'm a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Music (Emphasis in Composition and Percussion) and a minor in History. I absolutely love music, every single aspect of it. I love to make music a part of everybody's lives who want and need it. I want to help you with your musical ne

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Megan
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
Glory
Brianna was a great teacher for my child.
She was encouraging and positive. She
tailored lessons to fit the range, talent and
interest of the student.
I would recommend her strongly.

Christina A.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's in Music from Montclair State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
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Christina A.

11 Reviews
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Drummers are complex creatures who need to find an outlet to put all that energy! Learn riffs, licks, beats, and many different genres!

About Christina

My studio is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry! With over 14 years of teaching experience in both the classroom a

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Jay C.
She is terrific!!
Vihaan B.
Christina was wonderful. She made my son comfortable and tried to know about his likings in order to charter a course to suit his aptitude.
Prathik T.
She was like dby our kids and highly recommend her.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Elmwood Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Elmwood Park is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"My daughter loves the lessons. Dr Vincent is great teacher"
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Took Drum lessons from Vincent C.
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"gives you good feed back and picks great songs for you to practice."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Mike is very excellent at teaching the drums

Mike creates a fun environment when he teaches drumming,i would definitely recommend people who have an interest in drumming to go learn from Mike. He's very talented and admits he's a bit weird but the way he teaches is just fun. he's always telling you what he liked about how you're drumming and how you can improve."
Eileen
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher."
Roxy
Took Drum lessons from Rene T.
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"He is an excellent teacher! Just because you play drums doesn't mean you can teach drums. My son has shown so much growth working with Glenn. He is truly a great teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Kelli
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try."
Hope C.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son."
Evan
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"Khalil is an excellent teacher who is patient, knowledgeable, and creative. His words of encouragement are not only uplifting but also a source of inspiration. Additionally, he’s a good mentor."
Efrain
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Our son has never played in a marching band before but is interested in playing in the marching band when he attends college in July so we were specifically looking for an instructor who had marching band experience to teach our son since he's never participated in the marching band in high school. We saw Mr. Stewart's profile and decided to have him work with our son. That was the BEST decision that we could have ever made. We have been nothing but impressed with Mr. Stewart. He definitely has the gift of teaching and he is very patient, knowledgeable, and he challenges our son to get better by giving him homework after each session. Our son absolutely LOVES Mr. Stewart and he is always excited for each lesson and to practice what Mr. Stewart has taught him. Our son went from not playing in the marching band at all in high school to making his college band and receiving a scholarship all thanks to Mr. Stewart. We are very grateful for his outstanding teaching and we would definitely recommend Mr. Stewart 100%."
Melanie
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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