Drum Lessons in River Forest. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable drum lessons. In person or online.

“TakeLessons is the place to learn drums one-on-one from knowledgeable, helpful instructors… like me”
Drummer for Collective Soul, Educator, Inventor

Popular Drum Teachers in River Forest, IL

Or other areas around you:

Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Indonesian, Taiwanese, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best & Creative Yamaha Teacher 2009 from Yamaha Music Foundation
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Private Drum Teacher

a new method for learning drum and able to play with song.

About Benk Joseph

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching private include in Yamaha Music School. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger

Recent Reviews
Norm
Easy to get along with. He started the lesson as soon as he walked in the door, very detailed oriented teacher. His style of teaching is very easy to understand especially in my case with no drum lesson experience.
Cristina M.
I'm so glad to find Joseph as my daughter drum teacher.He's an excellent and professional teacher.He makes it so entertaining whenever he teach.He's a great teacher.Home tutoring make it easy to schedule a lesson .
Krystal B.
Our son loves his Drum lessons.

Benk is very flexible, affordable and our son took to him very well. He even records what he has learned each week so we both can keep track of his progress. He is much more affordable then other drum teachers or studio's in the area, and even will come to your home.
If you are looking for a GREAT Teacher you should take some time to talk to Benk.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Matthew H.

136 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Matthew H.

136 Reviews
Book Now
Private Drum Teacher

Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

Learn How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! See How Associates Of Mine Made it On “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Learn Easy Achievable "Baby Steps" To Get You Started. 12 Ste

Recent Reviews
lakshmaan
So kind and patient very perfect!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely continue lessons with him.
Parasara R
so kind and patient
Catherine
So fun! Matthew is very knowledgeable about music and how to help you meet your goals. I hadn't done anything like this before and am learning so much while having such a good time. Thanks, Matthew! Can't wait for the next lesson!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Peter Q B.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Peter Q B.

13 Reviews
Book Now
Private Drum Teacher

Full Drum Set in the Studio! Everyone should learn to play the drums, it keeps you healthy!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to

Recent Reviews
Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
Rami
Great teacher

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving River Forest, IL

Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Indonesian, Taiwanese, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Bachelors of Music from Musicians Institute
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Benk Joseph W.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drum Teacher

a new method for learning drum and able to play with song.

About Benk Joseph

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching private include in Yamaha Music School. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger

Recent Reviews
Norm
Easy to get along with. He started the lesson as soon as he walked in the door, very detailed oriented teacher. His style of teaching is very easy to understand especially in my case with no drum lesson experience.
Cristina M.
I'm so glad to find Joseph as my daughter drum teacher.He's an excellent and professional teacher.He makes it so entertaining whenever he teach.He's a great teacher.Home tutoring make it easy to schedule a lesson .
Krystal B.
Our son loves his Drum lessons.

Benk is very flexible, affordable and our son took to him very well. He even records what he has learned each week so we both can keep track of his progress. He is much more affordable then other drum teachers or studio's in the area, and even will come to your home.
If you are looking for a GREAT Teacher you should take some time to talk to Benk.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Matthew H.

141 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Matthew H.

141 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drum Teacher

Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

Recent Reviews
lakshmaan
So kind and patient very perfect!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely continue lessons with him.
Parasara R
so kind and patient
Catherine
So fun! Matthew is very knowledgeable about music and how to help you meet your goals. I hadn't done anything like this before and am learning so much while having such a good time. Thanks, Matthew! Can't wait for the next lesson!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Peter Q B.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship from Fondazione Siena Jazz
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Peter Q B.

13 Reviews
Book Now
Online Drum Teacher

Full Drum Set in the Studio! Everyone should learn to play the drums, it keeps you healthy!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to

Recent Reviews
Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
Rami
Great teacher

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing drum teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream drum teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Drum Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in River Forest is $65. 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.
30 min
$40 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$65 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect drum teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each drum lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Drum Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_224283_pi_JM%20Calypso%20color
"John, Is a knowledgeable and friendly drum teacher that is eager to help you reach your drum performance goals. Being a guitar player first, my lessons with John have been at a sporadic beginner pace as I attempt to generate time for both worlds. That being said John has been very patient and accommodating, and I'm sure he will help me dial in my drum skills."
Ronald
Took Drum lessons from John M.
Profile_110450_pi_Red%20Color%20Pop
"Very good with my son. He opened up more to her during the first lesson than in 3 months with his previous instructor."
Gage
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
Profile_248380_pi_7d4232f9c8663f34f3395929a1f76ffeb4295b82
"I've had several drum teachers in the past, but Mr. Murray is my favorite. He is fun, funny and friendly and also a MASTER of drums!!!
-Alexander C."
Angela
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
Profile_110450_pi_Red%20Color%20Pop
"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.
212576_271139_27803
"Jeff has been working with my 16 year old son, who started drum lessons to prepare for jazz band, for about 4 months now. Jeff is a a very skilled teacher and has been a joy to work with in terms of coordinating schedules and other logistics. My son has learned a great deal from Jeff in a very short time and very much enjoys working with him!"
Debbie
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
Profile_239034_pi_716f5fe2e646b58560e6e309881e5e8ba6ef2150
"Awesome instructor! Definitely seeing my progress!"
Mario
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
Profile_87732_pi_12112188_842117055884596_957893788083629824_n
"Thomas was very professional in his approach to teaching. His workplace was very clean and neat. This made us feel very comfortable and welcome. He is a personal teacher. Before any teaching took place he wanted to know my child's likes and dislikes when it came to music. This meant a lot to me. It showed me that he was interested in my son's development as a musician. It told me a lot about his character. He is not just teaching but it is interested in his students. He challenged my child while allowing him to express himself while learning and playing. When he taught he came down to his level and was very patient. This was a very positive experience for us. My son is very excited and we are looking forward to future classes. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a drum instructor."
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
Profile_224283_pi_JM%20Calypso%20color
"I took beginning lessons from John about five years ago. I learnd so much about drumming and music! Awesome teach, super patient and motivating. Time for band rehearsal... Thx John!!"
Ammie
Took Drum lessons from John M.
Profile_248380_pi_7d4232f9c8663f34f3395929a1f76ffeb4295b82
"My son really enjoyed his first lesson!!!"
Chris
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
Profile_248058_pi_9efbf7d0381183699fe75d0ee388fbfaab02845e
"Ryan is an excellent teacher and my son has been taking lessons with him for over a month. He is patient, funny, and passionate about music but also knows how to connect with younger students. He makes class fun yet educational. We always look forward to our classes with Ryan. He has a true love for teaching and music. He is also open to suggestions from me regarding how to teach my son as well which is so very appreciated. We love Mr. Ryan!"
Christian
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
View More
View Less

Popular Drum Articles from our Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Open Handed Drumming

It’s known by a few names: “Open handed drumming,” playing with a “left hand lead,” playing “uncrossed,” or simply “open.” Whatever you decide to call it, open handed drumming is a way of setting up and playing your drum set so that one hand doesn’t cross over the other while playing the time-keeping cymbals (like the hi-hats, or ride). It can equate to playing time with your non-dominant hand, and it also can mean playing the hi-hats or ride cymbals in unusual lo …

By Jessica Dais

5 Exercises to Help You Master Snare Drum Basics

When you're learning drums it's important to develop different aspects of your style to be a better overall musician. Here, drum teacher Tracy D. breaks down the snare drum basics, to help you develop your technique...  The snare drum is one of the main voices of the drum set.  Developing your snare drum skills will help you be a better all-around-drummer. Let’s go over anatomy, grip, and snare drum basics, and try some exercises to help you develop dexterity and dynamic control. Ana …

By Maile Proctor

Drumming 101: 6 Basic Drum Terms You Should Know

Learning to play the drums means new equipment, new skills, and new terminology. Here, San Diego, CA drum teacher Maegan W. breaks down some basic drum terms so you can walk the walk and talk the talk... Whether you're new to the drumming world or you're a seasoned pro, these drum terms are the ABC's that every drummer should know. 1. Rudiments Rudiments are the different drum patterns that can be used as drills themselves, or turned into music when applied properly to the drum set or d …

By Suzy S.