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TJ T.

Forest Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • 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 ...

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.

3 Reviews
Wheaton, IL
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Elmhurst College
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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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Jeff F.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Bachelor of Music Percussion Performance from University of Northern Colorado
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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!

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Chaetan N.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Chaetan N.

4 Reviews
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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
Great Beginner Guitar Lessons

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.

Bobby C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Bobby C.

8 Reviews
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Hey everyone! My name is Bobby, I'm a 30-year-old Salt Lake native. I studied at Westminster College and have a minor in Orchestral percussion.

I've been teaching for over 7 years both young and old students and I'm looking to teach beginner/intermediate drum students.

I focus on teaching students to learn how to read drum music, drum kit, beats, fills, songs, and rudiments.

Thank you so much for looking!

About Bobby

A drummer from Salt Lake City, Utah. I have worked with numerous bands and have recorded with artists all over the western coast of the U.S. I graduated in 2014 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah with a minor in Orchestral Percussion. I can teach students how to read drum sheet mu

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Lucaus C.
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!
Nathan
Bobby's a very enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable drummer who also knows how to teach well. Often times musicians don't always know how to teach their craft, talented as they may be, but Bobby certainly knows both how to play and how to teach. I'd recommend him to anyone wanting to learn or brush up on their drumming skills.
Matt R.
Bobby has a wealth of knowledge and passion about music and can help you learn how to play your favorite songs on drums from any genre (alternative, indie, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classic rock, dance and more). 2 months ago, I knew nothing about drums, and in just 9 lessons so far I can now play a handful of songs and grooves. I learn so much each lesson, and Bobby does everything he can to help me succeed. I highly recommend Bobby.

Paul N.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • 3 years / Education Classes from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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Paul N.

34 Reviews
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Learn the basics of rhythm and beginner drumming.

How to play various drum beats, fills, stick technique.

Students enjoy learning their favorite songs.

About Paul

GREAT ONLINE LESSONS GIVEN ***My goal as a teacher*** I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for th

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Kendice H.
Paul is a very nice and understanding guy who only got to give our child an introductory lesson.
Moses
I'm glad I found Paul on takelessons.com. I was looking for someone to help me take my decent but untrained voice to the next level. Paul is committed to helping me advance toward my goal of being a singer-songwriter. In addition to the exercises we work on to strengthen my voice and gain control, he has given me some strategies to track my progress and improve more quickly. He also encourages me to take risks and go out and sing karaoke. He is caring and authentic and genuinely invested in my growth, and I am becoming a better musician because of it. Thank you, Paul!!
Lorence O.
Paul makes learning fun and he’s very good at what he does!!!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Oak Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Oak Forest is $67. 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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$42 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Thank you John, when I started last year I wasn't sure I could ever do this, but I am and so stoked -5 star teacher no doubt!"
Sam
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"I started lessons with Bobby about 2 years ago as a total beginner with an awful case of performance anxiety. I'd never picked up a drum stick in my life, but decided on a whim that I wanted to play along with my favorite rock songs. The first song I wanted to learn was by Motley Crue, and without any hesitation whatsoever, Bobby walked me (the complete novice, mind you) through Tommy Lee's crazy-tough grooves and fills. Thanks to Bobby's patience and guidance, I can now play that song and many of my other favorites.

Bobby has been an incredible teacher; he is consistently patient, kind, and fun. He has a great way of creating engaging lessons that include a mix of learning to play specific songs and also working on drills that make playing those songs a little easier. If you're looking for a talented, supportive, and down to earth drum teacher, Bobby's your guy! I highly recommend him!"
Sarah
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Fantastic lessons with a very knowledgable and wonderfully patient instructor!!"
Roxy
Took Drum lessons from Rene T.
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"My daughter started learning drums from Rich 6 years ago. We started with one on one lessons then switched to live online lessons due to COVID. My daughter has enjoyed learning drums and likes to continue to expand on her skills. Rich has been great and key to my daughters drum education. He is a very effective drum educator. He is very knowledgeable and is able to teach the student at their own pace. My daughter is now participating in School band activities. She is way overqualified for what the band teacher has her do and that is due to what Rich has taught her. I would highly recommend Rich as a drum educator for anyone and any level."
Afshin
Took Drum lessons from Rich M.
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"My first lesson with Joe was Awesome and eye opening!
Joe has plenty of patience when it comes to rookies like me! I felt very comfortable at his location!
I'm working on the techniques and homework he gave me and now it's making sense as I'm practicing at home what we went over on my first lesson. I feel like I made a great choice from the get go and I'm excited and looking forward my next 14 lessons!"
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"I looked until I found the right instructor for my husband...and it was John!. He is very skilled as well as endowed with the ability to teach! Great personality and is a great fit!"
Fred
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Murray has been teaching my 8 year old son for the past 4 months. He is amazing, encouraging, and makes it fun! He is very patient and kind. I would recommend him to every parent who wishes to give her child drum lessons!"
Rachel
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mattia is a good instructor, he knows what I learnt and what I didn't. He also revised some exercises with me."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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