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TJ T.

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Forest Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College
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TJ T.

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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 s

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Eric B.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Eric B.

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Drum lessons for Rock, Blues, Country and Surf Rock

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I have played drums professionally since the early 1980's in a variety of bands primarily around Chicagoland. When I am not performing locally, I teach drums and percussion. My primary focus as a drummer is Blues and Rock music on drumkit, along with also teaching hand percussion. I also play ukulel

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Carol B.

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Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Carol B.

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Hello Students,
I have been playing most of my life. I started playing professionally at 17, playing with a number of professional bands playing all over Michigan. I have been teaching drum students since the age of 19, teaching well over 500 students to date.

Teaching students has been one of my passions with music. I hope to motivate my students to learn to play and love the drums as much as I do.

I work with each student on an individual basis to help them learn and understand drumming technique using books and techniques that will help to develop instinctive skills and ear technique.

I work with snare drum / rudimental technique with all my students and drum set technique, as most students want to learn how to play a drum set. Many of my students are in school band learning snare drum and percussion technique. Basic snare drum technique is important for any student to master and understand to learn to apply to snare drum and drum set technique.

Building a solid

About Carol

I work with students of all experience levels and ages. With all the years playing with a number of band and worked with over 500 plus students, I have developed strong technical skills. I have also studied with several of the top notch teachers in the Metro Detroit area. Patience and motivating

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Very nice teacher. Fun to learn from her
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Lydia L.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master's of Music: Modern American Music - Percussion from Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Lydia L.

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*Availability starts June 24th! Please reserve your spot in advance!* I have experience teaching percussion to children from preschool through adults in their early thirties. I have recently graduated with a master’s degree in performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where I

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Neil
It was a good experience and she was extremely knowledgeable.
Callum
Great first lesson! My son was very comfortable and excited to keep going.
Natalie
Lydia was very welcoming and kind, and put me at ease during our first lesson. She knew I wanted to work on mallet percussion, and had a lesson plan ready for me on the marimba. She moved at a pace that worked for me, and I already feel as though I have learned some basics. I'm excited to continue my lessons with her!
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Chuck R.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Drum Corps and Marching Band from South Hills
  • Teaching since 1995
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

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This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exce

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.
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Juan M.

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  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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, Jarba

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Palatine, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Palatine 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 $130 per hour.
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"Casey is the real deal. He was so helpful and willing to listen to exactly what I needed and build lessons to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend him."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Great start! Tracy has a calm way about her that works really well with our daughter. She left her with some fun and doable homework for the next lesson. We’re excited to keep going."
Brooke
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"My son has been taking drum lessons from James for a few years now and has grown so much in his love of music and his ability to play. He looks forward to his lesson every week. We are grateful to James for cultivating his passion."
Heather
Took Drum lessons from James G.
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"Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!"
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"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."
Quiana
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Murray is great implementing the lesson along with fun. I enjoyed the time we spent learning all about the ins and outs of drums. I would highly recommend Murray if you are interested in learning while having fun. Great guy!"
Tony
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Dor is an excellent drum instructor. He taught our 9-year old in home for 6 months and was terrific. Our son really advanced his speed techniques under Dor's instruction. We only stopped due to our son's broken arm and we look forward to resuming lessons with Dor as soon as possible. He's great with kids, punctual, reliable and a pleasant guy."
Alberta
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Paired with his passion for music and years of experience with guitar and drums, Kevin's teaching experience and easygoing personality make him a great instructor! His years of classroom experience point to a patient teacher who is able to communicate and connect well with students of any skill level or age. If you are looking to learn how to start playing, or want to take your skills to another level, this is the guy to see!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Fun and Effective!

I thought I had no rhythm. I never played drums. After a couple hours with Casey I can play rock beats and even at least play to some songs on my Ipod. Great teacher!!!"
Casey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Mike is an amazing teacher and all around person.

Mike is an awesome drum teacher. I have been taking lessons from him for a couple months now and he has made me able to do much more than I expected. He is very organized with an endless amount of different worksheets and charts to work on that challenge you just enough. He is a nice person and is fun to be around, I wouldn't take drum lessons from anyone other than mike."
Daxton
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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