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John M.

2 Reviews
Broadview, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Awarded All-Around Jazz Band All Star DRums and Percussion from Illinois High Scool Jazz Band Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John M.

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No matter what age, or skill level, i will give the student what he/she needs to have a solid foundation. I develop a great rapport with all of my students. Drum(s) include; snare drum work (if you can't wail on one drum more drums won't matter!), this includes reading, rudiments, you know, the good stuff. Drum set work, from beginner to advanced, goes along with snare work, all styles. Mallet percussion, bells, xylophone, marimba. hand percussion, bongos, congas, hand held small percussion.

About John

I enjoy sharing my love and passion for music with others! I have instructed privately for over 27 years. I have instructed in music store studios, my home studio, and in-home lessons. I have instructed in public, private and charter school systems; class room and privately. Besides performing, ins

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Brian L.
John is fantastic teacher and very knowledgeable about music. He has a great rapport with his students. My daughter is very enthusiastic about her drum lessons with John every week and always looks forward to it. I would highly recommend John to anyone interested in music lessons.
Michael D.
Not only is John an off-the-charts professional drummer, he's a fantastic human being as well! He loves music and it comes through in the lessons! In 35 years of playing and hanging around wannabees, John is the genuine musician! Anyone really wanting to learn correctly needs John. I recommend him 100%.

Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Percussion Performance from University of Iowa
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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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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!
Gabriel S.
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.
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Edward S.

Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Edward S.

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Learn how to read and count notes, which is the basis for learning rhythm. You will be able to listen to any song and know what they are playing

About Edward

I refuse to candy coat what it takes to learn any instrument. It takes discipline and hard work. This can carry over to any area of your life. If you just want to learn the basics and have fun, I have no problem with that either. I love to see young people learn how to learn. And it's never to late

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Josh W.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Berklee College of Music's President's Office of Education Outreach: Community Affairs and Campus Engagement
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Josh W.

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I have over 10 years experience teaching drums to all different ages. I received the “Outstanding Youth Advocate” award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. in 2014 for teaching at the Boys&Girls Club in Allston, MA. I perform a lot around the northeast U.S., spanning a diverse spectrum of styles.

If desired, I can teach out of several books - including Garwood Whaley - Musical Studies for Intermediate Snare Drummer, Charley Wilcoxon - The All-American Drummer: 150 Rudimental Solos, Charles Dowd - Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer, and Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 1.0+2.0

Or I can teach without any books as I have a wealth of knowledge in me!

I teach rudiments, hand+foot techniques, coordination exercises, grooves - stemming from rock to funk to jazz, bossa nova, samba, west african, and much more.

About Josh

Hi, my name is Josh Weinberg. I have over 10 years experience teaching drums & about 5 years experience teaching music production, & music theory (to all different ages). I have received an award from Berklee College of Music's Community Affairs Dept. for my teaching work in the Boston area (see ph

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Ethan
My son enjoyed the lesson and wanted to practice right away.
John
Josh is always easy to be around and is able to form any lesson around what I wanted to do, as well as teach me loads of new ideas if I hadn’t planned anything. He has greatly helped improve my own production and give me insight into what professional producers do to set themselves apart. He’s great to work with and always in an uplifting mood.
Chris
Josh is an awesome teacher. He is patient and supportive and always comes up with ways to connect me to the concept he’s teaching. I asked to learn drums “the right way” so we spend a ton of time on fundamental exercises that i suspect are boring for him but he never shows it. He is always upbeat and positive and I enjoy our lessons a lot. Could not recommend him more highly.
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Justin H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers from Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University
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Justin H.

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I have been teaching music to students of all ages for 17 years and I absolutely love it! I am a fun loving teacher who has high expectations of my students. I have a bachelor (UM) and Master (CMU) degree in music. I am a school band director as my full-time career. I am able to teach all of the brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, including piano, to varying degrees. You will receive a multi-faceted lesson with me including music theory, music history, new techniques, musicianship skills, performance skills, and much more. I look forward to this chance to work with you!

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting

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Greg
One of the most talented musicians I have ever met. While trombone is his main instrument, he plays and instructs exceptionally well on a myriad of other instruments. He is calm and patient with learners and has a very rich knowledge base when it comes to musical literature and technique. I highly recommend Justin Hammis for anyone interested in private lessons.
Jessie
He was band director for my kids. He is a terrific person and a fun, talented director.

Michael S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael S.

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Lessons include learning the rhythmic alphabet, learning the most popular styles, technique consideration, song play-alongs, and most of all fun.

About Michael

Hello! My name is Michael and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1999 and have loved helping my students have fun, gain confidence, and grow as musicians. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Orchestral Percussion and my Masters Degree in Jazz Studies (Drum Set Performanc

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Saint Charles, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Saint Charles is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"Khalil is an excellent teacher who is patient, knowledgeable, and creative. His words of encouragement are not only uplifting but also a source of inspiration. Additionally, he’s a good mentor."
Efrain
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Jordan has been a great teacher for us, and the girls have really rapidly progressed over the couple of months we have been taking lessons with him. We would definitely recommend him as a teacher."
Sean
Took Drum lessons from Jordan R.
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"If you want to be a drummer who knows how to dynamically play drums and understand the various techniques of drumming... Take lessons from instructor Chuck Manton! He is a fantastic teacher!"
Sherrysnne
Took Drum lessons from Chuck M.
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"Shiv is a great teacher, he is practical, uses songs to get you started and keep you interested in learning drums. He is young and has been learning music from very young age. It is relief for me when i go to drums classes as it clears my mind away from daily grind."
Raju
Took Drum lessons from Shiv T.
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"I really enjoy Athan's approach to teaching. He changed my life musically!!!"
Ben
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Mr. Stewart is a consummate professional who takes great care in working with my son. His patience and positive attitude are a plus. I'm pleased with the level of service provided and his willingness to accommodate our busy schedules. We've seen great improvement since my son started taking lessons with Mr. Stewart and would highly recommend him to others."
Daniel Richardson
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Great first lesson! Very attentive."
Jordan
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Mike has been teaching our son Luis for almost 5 years now. He’s now ten and his play is amazing. Equally as importantly as his knowledge and high skill level, he is a patient and kind man who is great with kids. He built a strong relationship with my son and as a result, Luis loves playing drums. He has just the right balance of support and encouragement to get him to learn without feeling like he’s pressured or it’s homework. Passion make perfect!!! I highly recommend Mike as a teacher for students of any age. He Rocks in many ways!"
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Josh is fantastic! He's dedicated, caring, and knows exactly how to foster our son's interest and adapt his style to his personality and strengths and weaknesses."
David
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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