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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 students 5 and up
  • 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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Matthew N.

30 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded Most Improved Musician from Birch Creek
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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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Veronnica P.
Practical, efficient, patient, supportive. Matthew is able to assess quickly and keep things progressing forward while still highlighting fundamentals. Great for adults. Gentle for those on the lower end of confidence with an instrument.
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!

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Zechariah T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Awarded Finalist from International Blues Challenge 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zechariah T.

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ANY level drum lessons from a seasoned veteran with 15+ years experience. ANY style! Let's get you where you need to be!

About Zechariah

Hi there! My name is Zech & I'm a 35-year-old professional musician. I've been playing out and teaching music since 2004, though I began learning instruments as early as 2000. I currently lead a few bands as a singer, guitar player, and drummer and occasionally get to play bass. I also

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Rich M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • B.A. in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Rich M.

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I have over thirty years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. My youngest student is seven and my oldest student is seventy six. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have years of experience playing with jazz, rock, funk and country groups as well as playing shows for touring acts. My versatility allows me to teach many styles. Whether it's teaching a beginning student how to play rock, helping a teenage student prepare for marching band or jazz band or showing a retiree how to play to their favorite song, I always enjoy help my students learn and improve.

About Rich

I am originally from a city just outside Boston, Massachusetts called Quincy. I was lucky to have studied with some of the finest teachers around Boston including the many great teachers at Berklee College of Music. While in Boston and studying at Berklee, I was an instructor for the Boston Crusade

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Jim
Rich is an excellent teacher! He is an excellent performer who is accomplished in many different styles of music! I have watched him perform with many various groups playing different styles of music at different venues. He has an excellent ability to transcribe what he hears and write it down in musical notation. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Barry
Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson.
Tom
Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable.

Andrew M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Zildjian Scholarship from Indiana University
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Andrew M.

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Andrew has studied drums for nearly his entire life with some of the best musicians in the country. He offers lessons in everything from marching snare drum to orchestral music to drum set.

About Andrew

Andrew is a dynamic educator with years of experience teaching students of all ages. He graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied classical percussion, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music. A native to southern California, Andrew obtained his bachelors degree from th

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Sean C.
To the extent of what I learned in my experience, Andrew is a great percussion teacher for students looking to join a band or marching band. He obviously had a great amount of knowledge and experience with the instrument itself but also the teaching of it. By the end of the first lesson we had already moved to patterns with 8 strikes on each hand and was presented with an arsenal of other exercises for afterwards to find a rate of improvement when given time. He is a very patient teacher and is sensitive to mistakes and which ones to focus on. I could safely recommend him to any of my friends who are also into percussion, and can speak from experience that any nervousness of getting a new teacher quickly dissolves after the first lesson. Great teacher.
Tasos
Excellent teacher!
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he is a good teacher

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Oak Lawn, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Oak Lawn 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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"We feel like we hit the teacher jackpot with John! He really knows music & has a passion for sharing this knowledge. Plus he can REALLY hit those drums. He was patient, flexible, & 'made it fun' with my 12-year-old son picking up drum sticks for the first time. So grateful we booked with 'Mr.John!'"
Melinda
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"Ray R. is what I would call a "Performance Teacher" to me. I am a guitarist and play with him to improve everything from rhythm to live performance skills. Not only is Ray an absolute beast of a musician, he is a wonderful teacher. As many people may know, just because one is a good musician it doesn't necessarily mean you also know how to be an effective teacher. Ray is the best of both worlds! I have improved leagues since I started playing with him some months ago. I COULD NOT recommend his as a teacher enough."
Kyler R. Kaufman
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Great teacher, makes learning a lot of fun and his passion for music is awesome!"
Richard
Took Drum lessons from Mike S.
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"My son has been learning the drums with Mr. Ryan for almost 5 years. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher! Mr. Ryan is kind, funny, patient, and knowledgeable. I don't think you could ask for any more in a teacher! Due to the pandemic, we've shifted to online learning for the past year and it has been such a blessing to be able to continue our learning. Without skipping a beat, Mr. Ryan has created an effortless way for students to learn online. We highly recommend lessons with Mr. Ryan. It's easier now than ever!"
Teresa
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Murray has been our instructor for a few years. He is fantastic. He brings energy and enthusiasm to every lesson. He caters to the needs of our child with caring patience and an pure love for drumming."
Russ
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Michael has been teaching drums to my 6-year-old son for the past 5 months. He has been really great to work with. My son loves going to his lessons, where he always has fun. Michael's demeanor is perfect for my son, keeping the lesson light and breezy in tone, but making sure he is always learning proper technique and advancing his skills.

Michael is very flexible, always working with us to adjust the schedule when needed. We rented drums at first (which we were able to do through Michael - I asked, he provided; no pressure sales), but when we were ready to purchase, he helped us find the right set. Michael even helped us get a reduced price through a local music store.

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Michael. The best testimony that I can give is that my son loves to practice his drums every day, without having to be asked!"
Rich
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Rich has worked with my son for the past three years. His knowledge and experience with music shows. He is patient and works hard to make him a better drummer. We highly recommend Rich for any drum lesson."
Barry
Took Drum lessons from Rich M.
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"Josh is a great teacher! This is my very first approach to learning how to play an instrument and he goes over every concept very clearly and patiently. He also explains the technical background behind every concept and includes formal assignments for me to practice from one lesson to the other, which really helps optimize the time spent in the studio as well as speed up the learning curve. I would strongly recommend him to other students!"
Romina
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"My 17-year-old son enjoys his lessons with Steve. Steve is patient and explains everything thoroughly, and has been very flexible throughout the pandemic, transitioning seamlessly to online lessons. My son also really likes that he is able to play the type of music he likes."
Karen Alliaume
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Murray has been teaching my daughter drums for almost 4 years now. He is fabulous and brings his love for the drums and his positive energy to every lesson! Murray is a fantastic drummer and I am thrilled that he is teaching my daughter how to be as amazing as he is! If you are looking for a professional, energetic, kind, passionate man for a teacher, Murray is your man!!!!"
Gina
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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