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Matthew N.

(29)
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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February 16, 2019
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!
December 31, 2018
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!
November 16, 2018
Gabriel S.
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.
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Michael C.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
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  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Fine Arts from College of DuPage
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I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 10 years, and I have been teaching for 4 years. I combine knowledge of contemporary drumming techniques along with applications handed down through other drummers for different learning experiences for students. Whether chosen as a hobby or a possible career route, having an experienced drum teacher is key.

About Michael

*** Lesson Details *** I break teaching down to an easy-to-understand language by demonstrating techniques, rudiments, drum set styles, and playing along with music within the drum lesson. I've been drumming for over 17 years, and I have been teaching for 9 years. I combine knowledge of contempora

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Dan L.

(6)
Berwyn, IL
Starting at $42
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
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Dan L.

Berwyn, IL

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Private Drum Teacher

As an active professional performer, I can bring real life experience to the lesson room! With 25 years teaching experience, I cater lessons to the students wants and needs, and you will be learning drum patterns and songs in no time!

About Dan

A Chicago area native, I received a BM in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in 1990.I have been teaching and playing professionally full time since 1994. I have performed, toured or recorded with Liz Phair, Poi Dog Pondering, and Liquid Soul.Currently I play with Tributosaurus and Under The Stree

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August 8, 2018
Jasmine
Dan taught me to play dozens of genres over a decade of study, ranging from jazz and Latin standards to 9-min long progressive metal epics, and that one World Tour orchestral score with the tempo modulation. I've played at drop-in jazz jams and rock gigs thanks to Dan's training. Highly recommend.
August 8, 2018
Chris
Dan knows the drums thoroughly and knows how get students to play quickly. Highest recommendation
August 6, 2018
Stephanie
We had a wonderful experience with Dan as my son's drum instructor. My son started at a fairly young age (6) and was interested in playing more what he heard on the radio, anywhere from Taylor Swift to Metallica. Dan was extremely patient in developing his lessons with my son by incorporating these types of songs in his lesson and keeping my son's interest up throughout the 30 minute lesson/"jam session." I'd highly recommend Dan to anyone interested in learning drum skills like those of Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, and other rock and roll legends.

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Michael E.

(7)
Drum
Starting at $55
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  • B.A. Music: Jazz Studies and Music Education from Cal State Northridge
  • Teaching since 2006
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Michael E.

(7)

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Hello! I specialize in teaching younger beginners ages 5-12 the basics of drumming in a way that helps your child locate and develop their innate musical senses and skills. I help kids learn how to "feel" music naturally and how to "speak" the musical language with ease. I focus my lessons on fun experiences that can't help but lead kids down a path of musical discovery and development.

About Michael

Hello! My name is Mike and I'd love to help you learn how to play the drums! I'm a lifelong music lover and I started playing the drum set at age 12. I love helping my students learn the drum beats and fills from their favorite songs. I center my teaching around fostering a natural ease and love fo

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July 1, 2019
Arthur
Mike is one of 4 drum teachers to enter my son Larry’s life, and absolutely the best one. Larry has shown more improvement in the last 6 months with Mike than in the last 4 years combined with all of his previous teachers.

As my son has a disability, it is often hard to find a teacher that can not only help him to find enjoyment and enthusiasm, but treat him like the serious musician he is. The best part of his teaching… Larry doesn’t even realize he’s learning. To him, they just jam.

I’ve seen my son grow not just as a drummer, but as a musician and student since Mr. Mike became his instructor. Now, he can listen better, play better, and have more fun on his instrument. I am very grateful for Mr. Mike’s patience, compassion, and skill set as a drum instructor and for the confidence he brought to my son.
July 1, 2019
Citlally
Has challenged me to improve my technique and has taught me how to play more advanced beats.
June 30, 2019
Julie
It’s hard to express how much Mike’s drumming lessons have made a difference in our son’s life. Mike is a visionary teacher who cares about and connects with his students.
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Daniel R.

(5)
Drum
Starting at $25
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Daniel R.

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My lessons are both fun and educational, with flexibility to honor each student's needs and goals. During my time as a drummer, I have had the pleasure of studying music with Dr. Richard Ripani, Eddie Bell, and renowned big band drummer Duffy Jackson in Nashville, TN. I graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Studio Music/Jazz Performance at UT Knoxville, studying with Professor Keith Brown. I want to pass on all the knowledge I gained from them to you! See you soon!

About Daniel

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a

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October 6, 2019
Travis N.
Daniel is a really good teacher my son loves his teaching! Highly recommend.
July 20, 2018
Shayla
Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.
July 12, 2017
Damien
First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!
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Paul W.

(22)
Drum
Starting at $45
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Paul W.

(22)

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Online Drum Teacher

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About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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August 21, 2019
Charis
Excellent first lesson! I’m so excited to continue my lessons with Paul!
August 20, 2019
Dennis
I'll get right to the point. Paul's personality made it extremely easy for me not only to be comfortable but to feel really appreciated. I was fearful that Paul may feel like, "oh great another person who THINKS he has something but can't sing a lick!" I experienced the exact opposite. Within 15 minutes he located what has been my most frustrating issue. I felt like I was already ahead of the game and we hadn't even started yet! Paul has the rare balance of a sense of humor and still following an agenda to meet my goal. Thanks to Paul I really feel like I can, and WILL reach all my goals. AND enjoy the journey to them!! Can't wait for the next lesson!
June 12, 2019
Ethan M.
Ethan has alot of fun!!!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Park Ridge, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Park Ridge is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $168 per hour.
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$42 average
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$56 average
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"Aaron is a wonderful instructor! Very patient, energized, focused, structured, punctual, and fun to work with. He offers a variety of talents. We are very happy to have Aaron as an instructor in our home!"
- Kyechia
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Really Great for this 8 year old."
- Douglas
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I am 14 years old and have been taking drum lessons for about 6 years from Mr. Mike. I don’t think I can find the words to say how awesome he is! I only liked drumming when I started with Mr. Mike, but he has inspired me to absolutely love drumming. He has been the only drum teacher I have ever had I would be crushed if I ever lost him as my teacher. He takes the time to teach me the music I love to play and learn. He also teaches me the not so fun stuff like reading music and rudiments to make me a great drummer. No matter what Mr. Mike teaches me, he always makes it fun. I look forward to my lessons with Mr. Mike; he is simply the best!

Mr. Mike is not only my drum teacher, he is also my friend. Every time I arrive at his studio, he always asks me about my life and how I’ve been, and he makes me laugh all the time. I hardly remember my life before Mr. Mike. I look up to him, and he has always been a great role model to me. Mr. Mike has inspired me to be as accomplished as he is on the drums when I grow up. Even when I am struggling to learn hard parts, he is always supportive and helps me through it. Mr. Mike never makes me feel bad about myself; in fact, he has made me more confident not only as a drummer but as a person. I think the world of Mr. Mike. I think he has helped to shape me to be the person I am today.

Mr. Mike is one of the kindest and warm-hearted people I have ever met. He inspires me to be the best drummer I can be. Mr. Mike is a huge part of my life, and I hope he always will be. I am so lucky to have him as my teacher. They don’t make words to express how highly I recommend him to be your drum teacher."
- Jeannie Skidmore
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Adam is an awesome drum teacher. My son is only 5 and I wasn't sure he was ready to learn the drums, but Adam breaks things down and makes it simple for even youngsters to learn. He is always on time and very polite. Would highly recommend."
- Austin
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Fine teacher and top-quality musician with incredible depth of experience."
- Anthony
Took Drum lessons from Bo W.
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"My son Cooper, now 13, began lessons with Brandon 2 1/2 years ago. He had never held a set of drumsticks but was interested in playing. Brandons ‘ease in’ make-it-fun approach is a complete winning combination for the student. Brandons ability to also read the student and know when to challenge them has been a key success factor for my son.

Who I have now is a 13 year old boy who practices 2 hours a day minimum, a passion for all things drum related, growing proficiency in theory and varying styles of music and most importantly a young confident musician who regularly plays in front of dozens if not hundreds of people.

I couldn’t have hand picked a better instructor for my kid...."
- Bill
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Ryan is a great teacher! Very patient and encouraging!"
- Robert
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"My son is 9 and has been playing for over four years. Keith has done a great job pointing out some fundamental flaws in his technique that would have plagued my son for years. It's been an invaluable experience to work with a teacher that is so good with kids and has a lifetime of knowledge of professional drumming. The stories about the old "rock days" keep it entertaining."
- Chris
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Awesome teacher

Having no previous experience with drums and playing along with my favorite songs in few weeks is pretty amazing. Casey is easygoing and has a great ability to teach in a fun way. I definitely enjoy learning from this skilled musician!"
- Sabina
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Pays attention to detail and he makes it easy for me to understand. I’m looking forward to my future lessons!"
- Monica
Took Drum lessons from Paul N.
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