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Michael C.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Advanced
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Michael C.

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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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Jeremy T.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Jazz Improvisation from Bucks County Community College
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Jeremy T.

3 Reviews
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With over 20 years teaching and playing experience, I believe, first and foremost, that drumset lessons should be FUN! I provide a supportive and nurturing environment where you the student can work towards unlocking your musical potential without fear of intimidation or judgment. You will help create your own unique lesson path and structure, selecting books, songs, genres, and learning methods that work best for YOU. A typical lesson involves listening, playing, notation-reading, discussion, basic drills, and more. Together we'll work to achieve YOUR goals, be that playing professionally, joining a band, or simply learning a few of your favorite tunes. Most of all, we'll work toward tapping into the joy, ecstasy, and FUN, that only music can provide!

About Jeremy

I've been drumming for over 25 years and I'm STILL obsessed! I've played in all sorts of bands--rock, folk, jam, reggae, fusion, jazz, Irish-rock--in venues ranging from small corner pubs to large festivals and arenas. I spent the last 4 years playing full-time in Key West, Florida, averaging over

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Rebecca
Our 7 year old so is taking lessons with Jeremy and having a blast! The lessons are engaging and tied to the music our son likes. He is learning a lot and improving every week. We highly recommend Jeremy!
Melissa
I recently started to learn the drums and I am glad I'm learning from Jeremy. He is very patient and always asks if I have any questions. He helps me understand something by giving examples. I am learning a lot from Jeremy as my drumming instructor.
James
Jeremy was my first drum teacher and he was wonderful. He had a very focused teaching approach that made the path of progress clear. He keeps lessons fun while informative. He is a kind and encouraging teacher who is invested in his students.
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Dan L.

6 Reviews
Berwyn, IL
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
  • BM Jazz Studies from DePaul University
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Dan L.

6 Reviews
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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.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Wilmette, IL

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Joan Q.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Filipino - Tagalog, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies from California State University, Long Beach
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Joan Q.

18 Reviews
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Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelo

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Catherine
Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level.
Joseph
Great to learn from and very personable!
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Jimmie H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA in Music from Oral Roberts University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jimmie H.

3 Reviews
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We will work on playing various styles such as: r&b, alternative rock, pop, Latin, Christian, Gospel, sight-reading music, learn drum rudiments, and playing along with songs from the radio.

About Jimmie

Hello. My name is Mr. Jimmie. I am married and we have two children. I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a B.A. in Music and a Masters degree. I completed a Non-Degree Music Teacher certification program at Georgia State University. I play drums at church, for musicals (theater), gig with

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Caleb M.
Jimmie is a great instructor. Perfect for kids. He’s patient and my son looks forward to coming to his lessons!
Tory H.
My son is extremely pleased with his drum lessons he is receiving from Instructor Jimmy Howell Jr..
Desiree
Jimmie arrived on-time and ready to start. He dove right into getting to know my son and started teaching him on bells and learning rhythm since that`s what my son will be expected to know for his first year of band in the fall.
He was very good at connecting with my son and easily had him enjoying the lesson.
You can tell Jimmie has a passion for teaching children and his face lit up talking about it. He heaped praise on my sons accomplishments and my son said he truly enjoyed the lesson and can`t wait for next week.
I`d highly recommend him to teach your child. I don`t think you`d find someone else with the same passion for children. So glad I made the decision to hire Jimmie and look forward to many years of him being involved in developing my son into a awesome musician.
Thank you Jimmie!
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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
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I've been teaching drums to students of all ages since 2004. I'm available for lessons at my home studio or your house, and I'm great with kids, however I ask that your child is at least 6 years old. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic drum beats and play along to some of your favorite songs. At the same time, we'll work on good drumming technique, note reading, developing good timing, and more. I'm a very patient and positive teacher and would be excited to hear from you! I pride myself on having long-term student retention. :)

About Alexa

Hi, there! My name is Alexa and I would be excited to be your drum teacher. I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have helped 100+ students become better drummers. I strive to make my lessons fun yet productive. If you are a beginner, you'll learn all the foundations for good drumming s

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Erin
I had a lovely first lesson with Alexa! She was patient, encouraging, and fun. By the end of the lesson, I learned something new, knew what I needed to practice, and was excited to go back for another lesson.
Yasmin
WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
Fred
I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Wilmette, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Wilmette is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$64 average

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"Rom is the best instructor I've ever encountered. He takes pride in motivating his students, and you get the feeling you're part of a team when he's teaching you. If you fail, he fails, and when you succeed he does as well. He goes above & beyond expectations & I would trust that he is the best instructor you would ever be so grateful to learn from!"
Erik
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"He Will ask you to play whatever you have on the top of your head and find small flaws in your playing and help you Improve the little things. I recommend this teacher highly and it will improve your playing greatly!"
Anthony
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Lets start off with Andrew, he is a great teacher. He is straight-forward when he needs to be, and doesn't beat around the bush. However he is highly considerate and friendly. As a high school student in a high competition area, my fellow percussionist lack guidance in terms of what to know about drums/percussion. I came into the year having bad technique, poor reading skills (reading music), and not a lot of confidence in playing in front of my class (solos required by school). Andrew was able to help me with all of those things. Also, i never feel rushed, and you can go at your own pace, yet some how there is always improvement. If your having any doubts, one lesson would clear those up. All in all, Andrew is a great teacher, and i look forward to continuing my lessons with him. (I have had about 18 lessons with him so far)"
Zachary
Took Drum lessons from Andrew M.
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"My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction."
Sebastian
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"My daughter is so excited to begin lessons here. First one was fabulous and she's practicing every day."
Noe
Took Drum lessons from Melissa M.
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"Great instructor, motivates the student"
Pierre
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"As always, Josh was patient and attentive during the entire lesson. The lessons are progressing well and my son is clearly enjoying it more and more. Thanks!"
Casey
Took Drum lessons from Josh W.
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"Danny was awesome for my first lesson!"
Carrie
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"We're really excited to be taking lessons from Rom. He is laid back yet knowledgeable and has a gift for being able to make the absolute beginner feel confident and inspired to learn."
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"I decided to look for a drum teacher because I wanted to improve my soloing on drum set. After frustrating experiences with two other teachers, I was relieved when I started working with Garrett. His teaching environment is professional, the exercises we work through have helped me immensely, and he records many of our lessons for me to use as feedback. I look forward to my lesson with him every week."
Martin
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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