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Jeromy O.

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Wonder Lake, IL
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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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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Tracy D.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tracy D.

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I have been teaching drums since 2003, and I start my students using The Drumset Musician, by Rick Mattingly and Rod Morgenstein. I also choose materials, from my extensive library, to address the needs of each individual. I am familiar with rock, country, blues, jazz, and world grooves, as well as marching band and orchestra. I teach the components of and purposes of voices within the set, proper grip, reading music, coordination, and feel. I also teach students how to analyze and map songs, so they can excel in a band setting. If a student is wanting to be in marching and symphonic bands, I can prepare them for those pursuits, as well. I have two sets in my studio, as well as abundant hand and auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in

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Cooper P.
I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more.
Ian W.
Tracy made it so much fun to learn. Just a total jammer and clearly loves playing.
Charlynne L.
Enjoyed the lesson
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Aya K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Aya K.

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-Caring teacher with more than 15 years of experience at public schools and
private music schools
-Strong back ground in music education and performing
-Dedicated to create fun yet stable learning environment and inspiring students to
do their best
-Welcomes all levels and styles, ages 5 to adult
-Also offers preparation for regional and all state band percussion auditions

Ms. Aya is currently a percussionist for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and a sponsored artist of SABIAN Cymbals.

"I enjoy teaching students, helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve and more importantly, SHRE THE JOY OF PLAYING MUSIC !"

About Aya

• Principal percussionist of the New Haven Symphony • Hold a master degree in Music • Caring teacher for kids and adults with more than 15 years of experience • Dedicated to create fun yet stable learning environment and inspiring students to do their best "I enjoy teaching students, helping the

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Kaiser
Lesson for me and my 6 yr old daughter went well. Seems good with kids.
Henrique
I took lessons with Aya when I was in high school 13 years ago. She was very inspiring and because of her I decided to major in Music. I’m currently finishing my doctorate in Music and I am much indebted to her for exposing me to such a high level of artistry and instilling me with so much confidence at such a young age. I have very fond memories of Aya’s wonderful teaching.
Kevin
I used to take lessons with her when I was in high school. Because of her, I got in the all state band two years in a row and I had a blast.

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Rene T.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Associates in Education from Miami Dade Wolfson College
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Rene T.

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percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choi

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Meghna P.
My kids loved learning from Rene and I especially appreciated his methodical approach to teaching piano! We look forward to our next lessons!
George
My 17 year old Son loves Rene as a teacher!
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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Alexa B.

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I've been teaching drums to students of all ages since 2004. I'm available for lessons at my home studio or your house, and I'm great with kids, however I ask that your child is at least 6 years old. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic drum beats and play along to some of your favorite songs. At the same time, we'll work on good drumming technique, note reading, developing good timing, and more. I'm a very patient and positive teacher and would be excited to hear from you! I pride myself on having long-term student retention. :)

About Alexa

Hi, there! My name is Alexa and I would be excited to be your drum teacher. I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have helped 100+ students become better drummers. I strive to make my lessons fun yet productive. If you are a beginner, you'll learn all the foundations for good drumming s

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Erin
I had a lovely first lesson with Alexa! She was patient, encouraging, and fun. By the end of the lesson, I learned something new, knew what I needed to practice, and was excited to go back for another lesson.
Yasmin
WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
Fred
I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)
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PERRY S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 to 50
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PERRY S.

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As well as having a Bachelor's Degree from a prominently known Jazz school. Perry has taken from some of the top "name" drummers in the business. This is essentially part of lesson time-but worth mentioning. Well over twenty years of gigging and still doing it. Five years of around 270 dates a year on tour (yes on a tour bus-and planes).He specializes in getting students to sound good and be confident on their instruments- so they can- have fun, and make music, and play with other musicians and record their own music.

About PERRY

Hey Drummers, I'm a working drummer an percussionist in all major styles, from funk, blues, country, with a background in classical, a jazz degree from a noted William Paterson University. I've been teaching drummers for over 20 years. Adding that, I've played internationally on tours for 4 years.

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Walker
Perry knows his stuff! His instruction and book have helped me become a solid drummer. I look forward to learning more from this talented musician. Thank you Perry!
M.Lancaster
Didn't think online drum lessons would work, but they do and I am thrilled I found Perry as my teacher! His Drum Control book is the perfect guide and I am improving with every lesson. Thanks Perry!
Gerry
Returning to drums after several years, I found that the "Drum Control" book Perry created and wrote really cleaned up my technique and got me going again with the essential tools I needed. I can't believe how easy it was with this great book. The combination of his teaching and book got me rockin' in no time! Perry is a real pro and knows what he's doing. I am learning from the best! Thanks Perry!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Gurnee, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Gurnee is $64. 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.
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"Dave yauk is very patient, kind, and encouraging towards students. he is a great teacher and a great role model to students. If you are in need of musical lessons Dave Yauk is the person to got to."
Christian
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Brent is very patient and experienced! I've been taking drum lessons with Brent for more than 1 year. I really enjoy the lessons and I feel that I'm making good progress."
Rayna
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"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!"
Janna
Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"Thor really knows what he’s talking about! He has a solid footing in rock, jazz, Latin, and many other settings and his compositional skills and musicianship really back up his expertise as a drummer. I took lessons from Thor for three years while I was in high school and now I study jazz drums at Elmhurst College. Looking back, Thor was definitely my favorite teacher. He brings an enthusiasm and friendly demeanor to each and every lesson and I couldn’t think of a better teacher for a beginner/intermediate drummer."
Tommy
Took Drum lessons from Thor B.
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"Stephen is a really good teacher. He is experienced, nice, and patient. Especially I am a Chinese, even my language is bad, he can also find the different way to let me know how to study drum. Every class I feel happy."
Yanhao
Took Drum lessons from Stephen K.
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"Brandon is a very encouraging and welcoming teacher. He's phenomenal at breaking down ideas in many different ways to ensure you understand the content and will put you to work so that you keep progressing as a drummer!"
Jack
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Mr Murray is my son's instructor. Very pleasant, knowledgeable, and thorough! My son is learning and enjoys going for lessons. I see the difference in my son's drumming which is actually benefiting our church. Thanks sir"
Joel
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Friendly personality and appears very passionate about his music."
Krish
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Garrett is a great drum teacher. I have been taking drum lessons with him for a month now as a total beginner. I can tell Garrett is very knowledgeable and well educated. He really makes me motivated to learn and play the drums. As a beginner student, he's been incredibly patient with me and has taught me even the smallest details on how to improve playing. He really makes it fun for me to learn."
Ariel
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Excellent Drum Teacher!!!!

My 7 year old son has been taking lessons with Tom for the past four months and will continue for the foreseeable future. I am particularly pleased with Tom's patience, enthusiasm and adaptability with my son. I am also amazed at my son's progress--he can really play the drums!!!!.

Tom is an accomplished drummer with his own unique style and one of the cool things about him is that he is interested in getting to know my son to encourage and develop his own unique musical taste and style.

Tom frequently requests that my son provide favorite songs, and then teaches those beats and techniques. This is a unique quality which makes learning music instantly rewarding for a young person and ultimately provides a foundation that my son can have fun with, as he learns the more technical and mundane aspects of music that every serious student must work through.

Whether you or your child would like to be the next Buddy Rich, Lars Ulrich, Neil Pert or Questlove Jenkins, Tom will work with you or your child to develop both a familiar and meaningful learning program that builds knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm for the drums.

I have the highest regard for Tom and highly recommend him as a drum teacher."
James
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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