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TJ T.

Forest Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College
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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 ...

About TJ

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

Mike G.

2 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Music Education from Elmhurst College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike G.

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I began playing drums/percussion at the age of 10 and have been playing for over 20 years. I love playing and teaching all types of styles of music, especially jazz, rock, funk, Latin, and country. Within the first few lessons, I will provide you with tips on technique, how to practice, and how to listen to music in a new way. You will be grooving in no time!

About Mike

Hi there! I am an elementary music teacher by day looking to work with students in a one-on-one setting to help them reach their music/performing goals. I have also taught high school drum line for 5 years, in addition to beginning 5th grade band. I provide piano, drum, guitar, and ukulele less

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Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.
Rushes P.
Patient. Responsive. Listens. Challenges. Supportive. Overall a good teacher. Our daughter likes him.

Chaetan N.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chaetan N.

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(Drum lessons available from in-home only). Drums were my first love, and I always get a special kind of feeling when I play them. I look forward to sharing this feeling with my students, because it really is a lot of fun. Since I've played my whole life, I've spanned a lot of genres. I can teach you subtle finesse, relentless fury, and when to use what.

About Chaetan

Having played music for as long as I can remember (my father is an accomplished Jazz and Soul drummer), music has always been a key ingredient in my life. From playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme on the drum set as a toddler, I have gone on to learn electric/classical/lap steel guitar, e

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Amber F.
Excellent. Keeps the student inspired!
MeganR
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I look forward to my weekly guitar lessons with Chaetan because he is a very knowledgeable, relaxed, and patient teacher. He tailors my lessons to meet my personal goals (learning those pinnacle acoustic songs). But as an exceptional instructor, he also guides me to meet goals he has for me as a student, such as learning to build chords on my own. The quality of his instruction has already increased my progress on the instrument. Overall, his talent and interest in music motivate me to practice so I am fortunate to have found Chaetan as my guitar teacher.
PamS1
Excellent and Unique Teacher

Chaetan is a very friendly instructor who tailors his lessons to meet both the experience level and type of music a student is interested in. Chaetan has a lot of energy and makes the lessons fun. He appears to know every aspect of what he is teaching as well as plays other instruments. My daughter and I are both very happy with Chaetan.

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Charles S.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Awarded Sabian Educator from Sabian
  • Teaching since 1996
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Charles S.

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Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Denise
First lesson and looking good, thanks!
Quiana W.
I want to update an erroneous review I apparently accidentally made a few months ago. 1 star for Mr. Charles?? Never!

My 8 year-old son looks forward to his lesson with Mr. Charles every week. I was a little nervous about having a 45 minute lesson - but Mr. Charles keeps my son fully engaged and excited the entire time.

Mr. Charles quickly accessed my son's tendencies/needs and has set him up on a track that is a good balance of enjoyment and growth. We look forward to many more lessons with Mr. Charles.
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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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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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Matthew H.

132 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew H.

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Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

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Cole T.
My grandson had a great lesson. Matthew is an excellent teacher for the beginner or non-beginner harmonica student. Very personable, knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Ricardo A.
Good first class season
Tony V
I enjoyed the lessons, as I have taken lessons previously. Matt has broken down the music as well as the progression very well and made it very easy to follow and play. I highly recommend takelessons.

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"Kevin is a very patient instructor. Makes you feel very welcome and comfortable right away especially for a person who has never had any lessons ever in the past."
Kristine
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Alonso is very good at assessing a students abilities and interests and adjusting lessons accordingly, very patient and encouraging ! My son is on the spectrum and his drumming classes have been a positive outlet for his energy and creativity and general self-control. 😊"
Jeyme
Took Drum lessons from Alonso F.
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"Ryan is awesome!! I love his teaching style. Very laid back, fun and educational. My 5 year old with enough energy for 100 of me was engaged the entire time. We look forward to lots more lessons with Ryan!"
Elijah
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher. He was really flexible with our schedule, and helped both of us starting at different skill levels and goals. He is well worth the money if you are serious about wanting to become a better drummer!"
Nadine
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"I learned so much! He is a great teacher, super relaxed and friendly. Would recommend to anyone looking to gain some great drum knowledge :)"
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Matt is AWESOME. He has been a great musical role model for me since day one. The knowledge that Matt has passed down to me has completely reallocated my purpose as a musician and challenged me to question my role as a drummer in an ensemble situation. What insight! I have absolutely no doubt that I will be prepared to confidently attend college university music ensembles in the next couple of months, because of Matt's mentorship and how it has inspired me (and of course, taught me how) to achieve my best. Matt has exposed me to styles of music I didn't even know existed. His talent is beyond the capacity of any other teacher I've had, and my family and I respect him very much. Very personable, easy-going, and intelligent. Thank you Matt, for everything. :)"
Stacey
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Danny is Freakin Awesome!!! SO so happy he is my motivator and mentor."
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Great with children

Alex is great with my 7 year-old son! David has already shown improvement in concentration at school, thanks to Alex!"
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Alex J.
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"Very patient, knowledgeable and fun loving individual. My son enjoys learning about the drums and looks forward to sessions with Mr. Murray!.. Within 5 sessions of working with Murray my son was already playing like a professional!"
Ren'a Morrison
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Joe is a great drum teacher! My little boy is just beginning to play drums and Joe is very patient with him! I can't say enough great things about Joe. My little boy loves him! Thanks Joe for being a role model for discipline and ambition. My little guy is learning more than drums from you!"
Suzanne Braun
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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