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Edward S.

Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Business Ad. from Loras College
  • 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

Kabir D.

Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded The Helmuth Fuchs Scholarship in Music from Loyola University Chicago
  • Teaching since 2016
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Kabir D.

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Experienced teacher of 4 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate drumset/percussion! All ages welcome! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Whether you are wanting to play in a rock band, audition for the school jazz band or want to develop your skills further into becoming an advanced musician I will support you every step of the way. I also teach music theory and composition as a supplement for students whom are interested!

About Kabir

- I am currently a working musician wanting to share my knowledge and experience with other musicians wanting to enter the industry. - I love seeing the sense of accomplishment in my students when they master a concept they once struggled with. There isn’t a more rewarding feeling in the world. -

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John M.

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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 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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%.

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Eric P.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric P.

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The drums are the backbone of most music, so you have to be able to feel the groove and stay tight and on top of the beat. I encourage students to pick their favorite songs, and we drum to those while learning proper technique, rudiments, song form, fills, rhythm, different grooves / beats, and anything they want to know about the drums. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years and have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music. Drums is a beautiful art and form of expression and is just the tip of the iceberg we can tackle called Music.

About Eric

MUSIC! I think music is the most beautiful thing in the world, so lets take time to learn and play music together. I have been playing the drums for over sixteen years, and been in over fifteen bands in the course of that time. I have a degree in Music from the Berklee College of Music were I stu

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Amelia
Excellent teacher
Brinton
Eric is super nice, helpful, and the best part is he didn't laugh too hard when he heard me sing on the recording we were working with! He always works at my pace and is super easy to communicate with. Thanks brother!
Dalton A.
1st lesson went perfectly!
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Henri B.

49 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper techniques, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, and rudiments.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding drummer. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and basic rhythms/rudiments. Students will be able to play at least one song. With proper, steady practice, most ...

About Henri

Hi everybody! My name is Henri, and I am an experienced and focused musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. I have studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon.

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Mason B.
Henri was great!
Dominic
Henry was great with my son's first lesson!
Zoe
We appreciate his patience! My 7 year old daughter has a lot of fun and follows along with him no problem.

Brett R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Brett R.

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Wide variety of styles/genres:
e.g. Rock, Swing, Latin, etc.
Includes all snare rudiments, as well as full trap-kit exercises.
Familiarization of multiple time signatures.

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in University Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in University Park 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 $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$66 average

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"Perry knows his stuff! His instruction and book have helped me become a solid drummer. I look forward to learning more from this talented musician. Thank you Perry!"
Walker
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"In good hands for a beginner"
Subbiah
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"I can’t say a five yet because it was just the first lesson. But, if it’s going to go as I believe it will be five star rated. Khalil was very patient with my 6 year old and engaging. That coupled with a comfortable environment, I believe we made a great choice with Khalil. The fact that my son expressed that he had fun after the session is telling."
Sirius
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Love the way David breaks down skill development. I feel like I'm making great progress and I enjoy the lessons provided."
Tim
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Jim is my good friend. He is a master drummer and an even better person. I could not possibly recommend a better teacher for you or your child to take drums lessons with! -Chris"
Chris
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"My daughter took drum lessons with Sarah. She made huge advancements in percussion during this time and the relationship between her and my daughter was remarkable. It is a blessing to find someone that your children bond with and look up to."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Sarah G.
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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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"Aaron was a very patient teacher. He made the lesson exciting. He also tuned my guitar."
Grace
Took Drum lessons from Aaron B.
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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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"This was my 9yr son's 1st drum lesson with Joel. Joel did a fantastic job keeping the balance between theory, instrument use, & keeping it fun for him."
Jaxon
Took Drum lessons from Joel D.
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