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Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Percussion Performance from University of Iowa
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matthew N.

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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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Dan L.

6 Reviews
Berwyn, IL
Starting at $42
  • BM Jazz Studies from DePaul University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
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Dan L.

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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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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.
Chris
Dan knows the drums thoroughly and knows how get students to play quickly. Highest recommendation
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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John M.

2 Reviews
Broadview, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music
  • AA program in Theater Arts from College of DuPage
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John M.

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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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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.
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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Caleb R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Caleb R.

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I have been playing the drums even before I could create coherent sentences. I come from a long line of percussionists and have been playing for over 18 years. As a professional drummer, I have played small lounge gigs and have played at big festivals as well. I have a very extensive understanding of all the styles of music ie Rock, reggae, jazz, R&B, gospel, Latin, etc. You name it; I've played it! I am an experienced teacher and i have even helped some of my students to land paying gigs as well. I am committed to the musical growth of all of my students and believe in their ability to be great drummers. Don't wait to start your drumming journey!

About Caleb

Hey there! Are you looking for a strict instructor? Are you looking for someone who will make you practice until your hands melt? Well, I'm sorry because you're in the wrong place. My philosophy as an instructor is to cultivate the passion and the love for the craft... once that's there practice wi

Carmen C.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carmen C.

15 Reviews
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"I teach all styles of drumming, but I try to match the student with the style that they love. It’s that love of music that will push them to try harder, reach farther and become a true musician. My students have the opportunity to learn how to read, write and transcribe drum charts as well how to maintain and tune their drums. I teach my students how to play along with recordings and encourage them to join a band or ensemble so that they can experience the joy of music from the start."

About Carmen

I have been a teacher and performer in the San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years. I teach Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Classical styles on drum set and percussion instruments. I provide all of the sheet music as well as the recordings that I utilize for the student's assignments.

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Kay D.
Carmen is top notch! She has been teaching our children for five years, and has been extraordinary all the way. It began when she personally delivered a used drum set to our home that she hand selected for us. Then it continues with her high energy and motivational techniques to make the lessons fun - yet challenging and exciting as well. Technology is engaged to maintain the experience at home.

Carmen's communication is second to none as well. We often work during the lessons and a sitter drives the kids to their lessons. Carmen makes sure to follow up with us (when needed) regarding lesson plans, areas to improve, and even readiness for future tasks. In a word - amazing!

We are so grateful to have Carmen as the person to foster in our children a lifelong love of music and an eagerness to learn about it. Thanks, Carmen!
Maria Farah Gwendolyn R.
Effective instructor. She spreads positivity and makes learning fun. The best indeed!
Agata O.
Carmen has been teaching drums to my now 10-year old son for three years. Her patience, extensive repertoire of teaching methods always adapted to his learning style and progress, her contagious energy and her love of all things drums kept my son's motivation high and let him grow his abilities. I am very proud and impressed when he reads drums scores or figures out the beat of a song. Perhaps the two hardest parts for this young man were learning to play with the metronome and regularly practicing his rudiments. Carmen's many teacher's tricks, including books, posters, recordings, apps and well timed challenges with awesome awards have helped him stay on track.

Carmen keeps detailed notes about each of her students so her attention is always spot on and personalized. She makes herself available for any questions outside the classroom. A great person to be around and a talented musician, Carmen will find a way to make you into the drummer you dream to be.
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Stevie H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associates in Applied Sciences from Scottsdale Community College
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Stevie H.

5 Reviews
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Drum set technique, reading rhythms and drum set charts, playing with a metronome, creating grooves, creating fills, playing all styles, playing in odd time signatures, soloing, playing in a band, and more!

About Stevie

I began as a musician in my high school drum line, where I discovered my true passion for percussion and music performance. Since graduating, I have toured the country with drum and bugle corps, performed Japanese taiko drums with Alice Cooper, traveled to South Korea to perform in a drum festival,

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Ranjan C.
Stevie is great with little kids.... shows patience, consideration and makes lessons exciting for them.... my 6 y.o. loves learning acoustic guitar with him.
Aaron S.
Learning a lot about the guitar

I started out with no experience playing guitar. Within a few weeks Stevie has taught much of the fundamentals. I am now feeling confident as I play my instrument.

He's always on time and has excellent communication skills.

I would definitely recommend Stevie to anyone interested in learning about music.
Ritesh M.
Its great!

I have had 5 lessons with Stevie so far. My experience is excellent. Stevie makes it fun to learn and also he has great patience while working with beginners like me. A nice and friendly environment for better learning.

He understands patterns and recommends easy way to learn. He is very encouraging. I would definitely recommend Stevie.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Lockport, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Lockport is $65. 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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$53 average
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$65 average

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"My son (8 years old) loves taking drum lessons from Carmen. She's been teaching him in group and private lessons since he was 5 years old. She gives him fun songs to learn and listens to him when he has special requests. She is very skilled, patient and fun and has kid-friendly ways of explaining difficult music theory and structure. He is always excited to go to his lesson (even when he hasn't practiced) because he knows Carmen will give him support and help him to develop better practice skills."
Melissa
Took Drum lessons from Carmen C.
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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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"Theresa is very accommodating with Preston and makes the drum lesson fun. He enjoys it very much!"
Preston
Took Drum lessons from Theresa D.
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"Murray is awesome!!! Very detailed and organized. He has the right personality for teaching. His patience with students is a great attribute to him being a great instructor. If you want to become a drummer, then Murray Piper is your guy!!!"
D'Juan Chapman
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Shiv is a great teacher, he is practical, uses songs to get you started and keep you interested in learning drums. He is young and has been learning music from very young age. It is relief for me when i go to drums classes as it clears my mind away from daily grind."
Raju
Took Drum lessons from Shiv T.
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"Great dedicated teacher

Can't say often enough how lucky we are to have Jesse found as the drums and guitar teacher of my two sons. You can tell that he lives for music and it's not just a job for him teaching students. He is determined but patient with the kids and really has educational skills. Furthermore he is absolute reliable and committed. The regular recitals combined with a pot luck at his place are really fun!"
Franziska
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"Yulia is excellent at taking it up a notch from the very first lesson. I have been playing for a few years at a couple different churches, and she completely changed my thoughts on technique from the get go!"
Arin
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"It was super fun. My son had a great time!"
Skylar
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"A fabulous introduction to music for our 9 year old! Thank you Henri for making the lesson such a positive and inspiring experience, we could t be happier. See you next week!"
Clayton
Took Drum lessons from Henri B.
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"We've only had a few lessons with Jesse but my son really likes his teaching style and is always looking forward to his next lesson."
Lynn
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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