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Jeff F.

10 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Bachelor of Music Percussion Performance from University of Northern Colorado
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Jeff F.

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I have been teaching beginner to professional of all ages for eighteen years. My students all have positive experiences and have given me great feedback!

About Jeff

I have been working as a freelance musician and private instructor in Chicago for fifteen years. During this time I have been hired to perform Jazz, Rock, R/B, and world music. As an instructor I have maintained a studio of five to twenty students on a weekly basis. I hold a Bachelor of Music de

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Dan Carmona
Jeff is very good and thorough. Works hard with you to do the excercises right. Definitely would recommend him
Matt
Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson.
RIo
Jeff has been great with my 7 year old son learning Djembe and Bongos. Jeff gives clear concise instructions and practices the skills with him to work on during the week. My son is easily distracted and Jeff is very flexible and listens to what he has to say, using is as a way to teach and redirects. My son can't wait to go to class every week!
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Dan L.

6 Reviews
Berwyn, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Jazz Studies from DePaul University
  • Teaching since 1994
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Dan L.

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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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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.
Chris
Dan knows the drums thoroughly and knows how get students to play quickly. Highest recommendation
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.

Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Naperville, IL
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Most Improved Musician from Birch Creek
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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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Janet C.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Janet C.

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Time and groove are the bulk of how a drummer communicates. Stick and hand technique are the "vowels", "nouns" and "adjectives". As a drum instructor for over 20 years, my teaching philosophy has always been to assist a drum student in his or her drum vocabulary. All ages are welcome. Never too early nor too late to learn rhythms!
All styles are welcome as well as all genres. Drum set, hand drums, shakers... rock, pop, blues, jazz, latin jazz, salsa, Afro-Cuban, Soca. The possibilities are endless in the world of rhythm and percussion!

About Janet

Professional drummer/percussionist for almost 25 years. During college, performed all over the Midwest with the steel drum band, Pandora's Box. Moved to Chicago in 2000 as the drummer for an all-female rock band, 1/2 Mad Poet. Upon arriving in Chicago, performed with various Blues artists for clos

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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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I have been playing drum kit and percussion for over fifteen years and teaching for about 12. I've played a little bit of everything - pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska/reggae, blues, jazz, and even musical theater. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with drummers of all ages and skill levels (lessons at my studio will be on electronic kit).

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Mattia C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks ENGLISH, ITALIAN
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Accounting Diploma from Itc Giannone-Masi
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Mattia C.

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Ciao guys, Mattia here.

Have you ever wanted to play drums but you don’t know how to start? Or have you played for a while and feel stuck, like you’re losing time or missing a piece?

I felt the same when I first started, but private lessons helped me achieve my goals and become the person I am today: A Professional Musician.
If I did it, so can you.

I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals through a personalized path which includes technique + reading; groove like pop, rock, jazz; fills + solos; and anything else you wanna work on.

Are you ready to improve your skills?

About Mattia

Mattia has been playing the drums for more than half of his life. He is an exciting player and teacher with a big love for music. He has performed a range of musical styles with many bands and artists in Italy and UK and has been part of the entertainment on board the Costa Cruise ships. Mattia is

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Alexandra E.
Mattia is so patient and helpful, not just in my learning process, but also with my busy schedule and my own tech issues!
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Patricia W.
I really did enjoy Mattia style of teaching. He is patient with me and I am excited to learn more from Mattia. The exercises are helpIng me to develop skills that I never had before. I look forward to our next lesson.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in West Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in West Chicago is $67. 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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$55 average
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$67 average

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"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.
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"Excellent instructor! Positive, patient and great mix of focus on fundamentals vs. fun and challenging exercises to keep me engaged."
Chris
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Corey is a fantastic drummer! Take advantage of time at home while learning new skills, and this is a great way to stay active and keep your energy up. Corey has been drumming for a very long time and has an excellent positive attitude, you can't miss!"
Steve
Took Drum lessons from Corey D.
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"Murray has a unique way of finding the way to teach an individual based on their strengths and weaknesses and how their brain thinks and learns. My 52 year old brain doesn't always get it but Murray always finds a way or technique for me to understand so that I can play and be the best that I can be whether I playing my drums or playing my cajon.."
Cathy Gertz
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Brandon was a terrific drum instructor for my son. He's a true musician and a fantastic teacher. His technical proficiency allows him to identify potential areas of improvement in his students and help them grow. His comfort with many styles of music and professionalism make him an all around great instructor.

He's a good guy too. My son liked working with him a lot."
bob
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Ross is the best! He's a top young LA musician, by far the best musician AND teacher I've studied with. I feel very very thankful to have an hour of his time every single week to learn from him. He's improved my drumming vastly in such a short period of time, its amazing!"
Jane
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Amazing Drum Teacher

Jesse is an incredible instructor and extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I have been taking drum lessons from him for just a few months and have improved incredibly since starting out knowing nothing. Very encouraging, and great at spotting aspects to improve upon.

Also, he puts together band nights with all of his students (across many different instruments) which are incredibly fun, and a great way to get practice with others.

Highly recommended!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"Perry is awesome and a great teacher. He gives me specific instruction for my style of learning. I had no drumming experience but LOVE the drums. He taught me the fundamentals and built on them. He is encouraging and inspiring. His knowledge and experience are incredible and he is just an all around great, nice and professional guy. I would recommend him for lessons for all - any age or level."
Connie
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"I was a bit nervous for my first lesson and Casey made it so easy!! I’m so excited for my next one!"
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Great teacher, fun to be around, and very nice and accommodating."
Ben
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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