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TJ T.

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Forest Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College
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TJ T.

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Hi! My name is T.J. and I am a professional drummer and educator currently living in Forest Park, IL. I received my B.A. in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College in the Spring of 2019. I have been playing professionally in Chicago and it's surrounding suburbs for over five years now, and have played the drum set for 13 years.

I am very passionate about my craft, and absolutely love spreading that knowledge with others and inspiring them to the best of my ability. I am well versed in many styles, including Rock, Jazz,, Fusion, Funk, World Music, and Classical Percussion.

I am active in many bands, such as Instrumental Rock/Fusion band Elysian Green and Folk/Rock band Fleeting Suns (check either out on spotify!) I've been lucky enough to record and share the stage with famous Chicago musicians, such as Chris Siebold, Mark Colby, Frank Caruso, Jeremy Khan, and Marlene Rosenberg, among others. Some less-local musicians include Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, and Matt ...

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My goal as an educator is to give my students the tools to allow them to play in a way that makes them feel accomplished and brings them joy. I am very serious about teaching the fundamentals of drumming, as it allows you to begin learning self-sufficiently, and that way you can keep learning in a s

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Chresten H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chresten H.

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I have been performing drums for over 20 years and I have 15 years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Within the first few lessons your will be able to play basic songs and take fills and in short time you will be able to play syncopated grooves from all genres of music, make up your own grooves and fills and play essential rudiments. I have written two instructional books which I use along with other classic drum education material like Ted Reed's "Syncopation" and "Advanced Funk Studies" and "Stick Control". I love helping new students discover their talents and I can't wait to meet you!

About Chresten

I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens. My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my primar

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Qwincy
Chresten has been an excellent teacher to our daughter! He's very patient and helpful and he always pushes her to try her hardest!
Angela Viscido
Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you.
STEPHAN
Really nice class on topics I was aware of but not particularly experienced at... Chresten was fast but not too fast....he explained things over and over, aive us time to sample it, and then gave us pieces to practice on!
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David B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Scott M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Scott M.

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From how to hold a stick and drum rudiments through reading advanced from music and playing to a click track

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I've written, performed and recorded 2 albums and regularly live stream music now. I was a voting member of th

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Zamir
Extremely nice guy, knows what he is talking about, has advice for anything music related. Helped me out a lot with singing, getting motivation, etc.
Nicole C.
Scott is a professional music coach with extensive knowledge of music theory and methods. He meets you at any level and works on your goals. He made me feel very comfortable in our lessons and would give many tips and exercises. I would say I have improved dramatically since I began the lessons. Thank you again Scott!
Dallas
Great guy and amazing, not to mention patient, instructor..
Best gift I ever had.
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Justin H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University
  • Awarded Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
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Justin H.

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The drum is an amazing instrument! I am so excited to teach you more about the drum! I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the drum including; correct posture, stick grip, stick technique, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Ramon L.
He is almost perfect however needs to be assertive and more frank.
Ramon L.
The bassoon is intimidating but not the teacher.
Ramon L.
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Dylan D.

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Starting at $67
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Dylan D.

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My drum instruction is focused on helping students be able to play the music that they love, while covering the fundamental music skills needed to conquer any genre that peaks their interest.

About Dylan

I am a professional drummer, orchestral percussionist, solo marimbist and composer. I have received a Masters Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Music Performance and a Bachelors of Music Education from the Shenandoah Conservatory. I perform regularly in the houston area

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in La Grange, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in La Grange 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 $130 per hour.
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"My son loves his lessons with Mr. Mike! He makes it fun with the music that my son chooses while still learning new skills to improve his drum playing! Since my son has his school online too, Mr. Mike's flexibility with scheduling has made it easy for all of us!"
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Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"I have been taking lessons now for 9 months.Casey is always patient and ready to help.I am a 60 year old male and ,reading notes and learning interdependence from legs and arms in drumming is a real help to keep me sharp in the mind.If I do not understand a assignment Casey will video himself,so I can look back and see and hear the assignment. I would highly recommend Casey."
Charles
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Mr.Stewart has the gift of teaching, my son started at a very young age he is now 11. Mr. Stewart has the patients of a saint he takes his time to make sure my son as full understanding of the music as well as informing me as the parent his progress He has recitals that are out of this world.. He is the best there is he is also a former professional drum player that played in a popular local band as well as he now has his own band he plays in so the experience goes without saying.."
Raquel T
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"I took beginning lessons from John about five years ago. I learnd so much about drumming and music! Awesome teach, super patient and motivating. Time for band rehearsal... Thx John!!"
Ammie
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Bobby is amazing and accomplished. The kindness and encouragement he has shown my son is unparalleled. We will be continuing our lessons with him! Thanks man!"
Lucaus
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient with any levelof student. Excellent teacher!"
Melannie
Took Drum lessons from Colby B.
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"Casey is professional and makes learing easy and fun.

Casey is an amazing teacher. I have ZERO musical talent and Casey had me playing songs within a week. He makes learning fun and very easy. He is very knowledgeable not to mention a pretty sick drummer.
I started taking drum lessons just to check it out... and I keep coming back to learn more.
If you want a very relaxed and good time while learning to play. Casey is your guy."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson."
Nicco
Took Drum lessons from Scott M.
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"Kevin is a great teacher. Looking forward to the future !"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"John has been awesome. My 8 year old son is very excited with his drum classes. John sets a very inviting tone and great environment to learn. Would highly recommend."
Santiago
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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