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TJ T.

Forest Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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 ...

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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

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Jeff F.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Deans List of Academic Distinction from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeff F.

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I have been teaching beginner to professional of all ages for eighteen years. My students all have positive experiences and have given me great feedback!

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!

Mike G.

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Melissa D.
Mike has been wonderful with my twin girls! He's so patient with them and gives them lots of encouragement along the way. They have really enjoyed working with him as well!
Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.

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Juan M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded 2020 - Outstanding Performance - 43rd Annual Students Music Awards from Downbeat Magazine
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Juan M.

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Hi! My name is Juan and I've been teaching for more than 15 years. I have teaching experience in almost every contemporary music genre, including Jazz, Rock, Latin styles, hand percussion, from basic to advanced levels. I also teach Music Theory, Music Fundamentals, and Basic Keyboard skills. Students: up to 8 years old.
Customized lessons, let me help you to get your own voice in music!
Since I have lived in three different countries, I have a broad experience and cultural background developed in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States that I transmit as a performing artist and as a proud educator.
Hablo español, Falo Português (B.M - formado na Unicamp - SP).
I hold a Doctor in Musical Arts degree issued by George Mason University having coaching percussionist and ensembles in the Northern Virginia area between 2017 and 2021.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

About Juan

Juan M. is an Argentinian percussionist, bandleader, and educator. Juan lived 12 years in Campinas, Brazil, where he got his bachelor’s in music at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). In Brazil played and/or recorded with prestigious musicians such as Rubinho Antunes, Vinicius Dorin, Jarbas

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Travis B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Travis B.

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Travis has worked with all ages, abilities and skill levels to achieve their musical goals. Lessons taught with patience and consistency have provided his students with the most important skills and concepts to play with confidence and proficiency. Lessons a fun and thorough with emphasis on proper technique and a direct model of fundamentals.

He will improve the students technique and creativity while introducing diverse styles of music. Students will implement the use of the rudiments and see how they might be applied to beats or fills on the drum set. Linear patterns and four way coordination patterns will be applied for developing good coordination skills and ambidextrous discipline in advanced players. Beginners will learn to grasp a feel of straight quarter, eighth and sixteenth note beats. Shuffle and swing rhythms will be covered so the student can get a feel of grooves that are based on these concepts. Students may also learn about music and rhythms from all over ...

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Travis is a music educator who enjoys instructing and performing for live audiences. Over the span of 20 years in music education, Travis is proud to have worked with students of all ages, abilities and skill levels achieve their musical goals. Lessons taught with patience and consistency have prov

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Lesley W.
Working with Take Lessons is easy and convenient

My son and I had a positive experience with both Take Lessons and the instructor, Travis Bloom.
MarlysG
Great! Patient with questions being asked of him.

Lessons are to the point and fast moving. He is willing to review the past lessons for confirmation of students doubts or questions.
JessicaB
Knowledgeable and helpful

He is responsive to our needs, patient, energetic, and positive. He makes lessons enjoyable and engaging for our 9-year-old son.

Jay R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 21 and up
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Jay R.

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For the past 40 years, I have had extensive experience touring and teaching around the world in Asia, Europe and the US. I have recorded 200+ CD's in Rock and Jazz. I am able to bring my vast experience to students enabling them to reach their potential and become the BEST players they can be!

About Jay

Hello-------My name is Jay and I'm a world class drummer/educator in NYC. For the past 35+ years, I have toured as well as taught in Europe, Asia and the US extensively. I have recorded on more than 200+ CD's both as a sideman and leader. As a student, you will have the opportunity to draw on and b

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Northbrook, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Northbrook is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $177 per hour.
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"Awesome teacher. Great personality & emphasizes progress. Son enjoying class!"
Deven
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Garrett is an extremely good teacher & really caters to your abilities and learning style. I’ve learned something new every single week, so I don’t get bored while trying to perfect all of the basic rudiments. He’s also extremely flexible with his scheduling, and has occasionally driven to my rehearsal space for our lessons. I highly recommend him!!"
Kylee
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"I took lessons from Ray for about 4 months because I wanted to take my drumming skills to the next level. Ray's teaching method is unique and effective. It's simple as that!. After 2 lessons my band mates started noticing better chops, more control on the drum set (as far as dynamics) and tasteful fills. My hand/foot coordination has improved radically thanks to those exercises customized and developed by Ray that target the weak areas. At my first lesson, Ray and I discussed my short but demanding list of concepts that I wanted to work. He was able to understand all my concerns in a heartbeat and put together a teaching plan that covered more than what I was expecting. Needless to say that Ray is a humble person and a great drummer ( I stole a of of licks from him!). The studio is very neat and organized. It has technology and equipment that as a student you can use for free. Another advantage is that Ray's studio has two drum sets so the theory and the actual practice happen in real time. Also, the studio location is very convenience. If you are a drummer looking for effective drum lessons, any style, any level don't hesitate to contact Ray. You won't regret it!. He is an A+ drum instructor."
Marcelo a.k.a Matx The Drummer
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Theresa does a wonderful job guiding me along in my lessons. She carefully watches my technique, suggesting slight changes I can make in order to improve my style."
shiela marie summers
Took Drum lessons from Theresa D.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Michael is an incredible teacher, he has inspired my daughter to learn how to read music and is excited to practice. Most importantly my daughter looks forward to her weekly lesson and enjoys here time with Michael."
Mike
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Mike has designed a curriculum that is engaging, challenging, and fun. His curriculum and teaching style are also highly adaptable, whether you want to learn "by the book" and learn strict technique and theory, or if you want to purely have fun and learn a few songs. Either way, his lessons are fun, and your drumming will definitely improve with him as your guide."
James
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"This is only my 4th week and I have already decided to continue taking lessons from Murray. His skill, knowledge, teaching style, and enthusiasm has inspired me to practice for SEVERAL hours a week. Murray has not just simply gone through the lesson plan, but has given me some very good suggestions on how to practice more efficiently and gain comfort with new material. I see progress and I look forward to more in the upcoming months."
Alvin
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!"
Caileigh
Took Drum lessons from Tim H.
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"One of many words to describe Murray, AWESOMENESS! Meeting Murray and learning under his instructions has brought a bigger meaning to playing the drums. His love of drums and music shows in how he teaches his students. He never criticizes your mistakes and works along side of you, teaching you, until you learn and understand it all. He is very patient, professional and the best drummer I have ever met. I am truly blessed to have him as an instructor and look forward to many years of his teachings. Not enough stars in the world to rate him!!!!!"
Cathy
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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