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TJ T.

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Forest Park, IL
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.A. Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College
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TJ T.

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Hi! My name is T.J. and I am a professional drummer and educator currently living in Forest Park, IL. I received my B.A. in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College in the Spring of 2019. I have been playing professionally in Chicago and it's surrounding suburbs for over five years now, and have played the drum set for 13 years.

I am very passionate about my craft, and absolutely love spreading that knowledge with others and inspiring them to the best of my ability. I am well versed in many styles, including Rock, Jazz,, Fusion, Funk, World Music, and Classical Percussion.

I am active in many bands, such as Instrumental Rock/Fusion band Elysian Green and Folk/Rock band Fleeting Suns (check either out on spotify!) I've been lucky enough to record and share the stage with famous Chicago musicians, such as Chris Siebold, Mark Colby, Frank Caruso, Jeremy Khan, and Marlene Rosenberg, among others. Some less-local musicians include Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, and Matt ...

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My goal as an educator is to give my students the tools to allow them to play in a way that makes them feel accomplished and brings them joy. I am very serious about teaching the fundamentals of drumming, as it allows you to begin learning self-sufficiently, and that way you can keep learning in a s

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Joan Q.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Filipino - Tagalog
  • Teaches students 10 to 50
  • Bachelor's of Music in Performance - Percussion Studies from California State University, Long Beach
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Joan Q.

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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 Bachelor

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Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level.
Joseph
Great to learn from and very personable!
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David P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Awarded Woody Herman Jazz Award from Franklin High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David P.

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I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk,Afro-Cuban , neo-soul and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination ,chart reading, and overall musicianship. Improvisation is key to communication on the band stand . I coach students on how to practice efficiently and effectively in order to be able to play music with others. Lessons are geared to students’ goals and learning styles.

About David

Learning to play music goes beyond understanding how to play an instrument alone. It is a craft and mentorship that teaches us the value of self expression, creativity, communication, focus, and more. As a professional musician, music therapist and educator, I understand what it takes to show you ho

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Nicole Tartaglia
Very nice and works well with kids. We are using him for remote piano for our 5 year old daughter, he helped us with the setup and and it works really well! Already recommending him to my friends with younger kids!
Joe
Dave is excellent with my 5 year old daughter. Great approach combining music theory and technical training all while keeping the attention of my child. Could not be any happier with our experience:)
Avi
We had great experience with David. One of my kids learning drums and the second one - piano. Both of them don’t have any experience before and they do great progress during their learning for 3-4 months - bi weekly zoom lessons. David teach them and help us to select the right instruments and other relevant materials
Highly recommended
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John M.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
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John M.

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Positive, patient and motivating, over 43 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 43 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 12 years of teaching beginning to advanced drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized when I

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Lucas N.
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!
Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
Serena
Great instructor! Great communication
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Karen D.

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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Daniel B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Musical Studies & Physics from Oberlin College
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Daniel B.

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Having performed jazz, funk, rock, pop, and blues, among other genres, I use the fluidity between these inform each of my lessons. Whether a student is a beginner looking to play their favorite song on the radio, an intermediate looking for some rhythm theory to give them more options in their playing, or an advanced player looking for improvisatory techniques, I tailor each session to the desires of each student and their learning style.

About Daniel

I'm a gigging musician and teacher with a degree in Musical Studies from Oberlin College & Conservatory. I pride myself on patience and empathy no matter what I teach, whether it be feeling the pulse of a complicated drum groove or polishing up a piano piece for the first time. For music lessons, I

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Iskander B.
It was a great first online lesson for my kid.
Elizabeth
Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons.
Sarana J.
Sarina had a great time learning piano with Daniel.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Winnetka, IL

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Winnetka is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"I took lessons from Ray for about 4 months because I wanted to take my drumming skills to the next level. Ray's teaching method is unique and effective. It's simple as that!. After 2 lessons my band mates started noticing better chops, more control on the drum set (as far as dynamics) and tasteful fills. My hand/foot coordination has improved radically thanks to those exercises customized and developed by Ray that target the weak areas. At my first lesson, Ray and I discussed my short but demanding list of concepts that I wanted to work. He was able to understand all my concerns in a heartbeat and put together a teaching plan that covered more than what I was expecting. Needless to say that Ray is a humble person and a great drummer ( I stole a of of licks from him!). The studio is very neat and organized. It has technology and equipment that as a student you can use for free. Another advantage is that Ray's studio has two drum sets so the theory and the actual practice happen in real time. Also, the studio location is very convenience. If you are a drummer looking for effective drum lessons, any style, any level don't hesitate to contact Ray. You won't regret it!. He is an A+ drum instructor."
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Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"To the point...

Matthew is very good at knowing where you should start. Instead of pulling out basic rudiments from the start, Matthew had me play my set first. It was then he got a good understanding where I needed to start.

Matthew is very laid back, allows you to progress at your own speed, and always makes sure you got your lesson(s) before he leaves...

I would recommend Matthew to any drummer wanting professional instruction."
Gerry
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Very knowledgeable and patient. My son has learned a lot in a short amount of time.
Highly recommend!"
Curtis
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"I thought he was awesome! I told him what I wanted out of learning how to play the drums and I even brought in a CD to show him a song I desperately wanted to learn. After lessons with him and never playing the drums before that I was playing my favorite songs pretty confidently!"
Lee
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Fantastic!!!

My son started taking trumpet lessons with Jesse last summer, but soon confessed that he really didn't like the instrument. He asked if he could try drums. I suggested that he do that and perhaps try some guitar or keyboards also. He has stuck with drums and loves it, but also asked Jesses to help him with a vocal song he'd like to perform for his school's talent show this spring. I LOVE the fact that Jesse can help him try out so many different aspects of musicianship in his fabulous in-house studio! The first "recital"/jam session was so amazing that my 9 year old daughter asked if she could also take lessons with Jesse. Now both of my kiddos are singing, Jamming and keyboarding together, and it is so much fun.
I hated piano lessons as a kid. I was always in trouble for not practicing enough, but everything the teacher gave me to work on was so unappealing. I wanted a different music experience for my kids. I have found it with Jesse. He is so talented and inspiring. He listens to his students and gently moves them to accomplish amazing results. With his back help, even beginning students can feel like they are part of a band and really making music.
I feel so fortunate to have found Jesse and for my kids to have such a positive and well rounded musical introduction. I have even decided to take guitar lessons for myself now!
My husband had similar negative music experience as I did as a child and was very negative about my efforts to have our kids take music lessons at all until he came to the first recital/jam session at Jesse's studio. He loved it and could completely appreciate how much fun the kids were having learning how to play music in a more modern and flexible environment."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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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 15-year-old son has been taking lessons from Brandon for at least 4 years. When I asked him to review Brandon, he shelved his normal sarcasm and responded with: “I don’t know, he’s Brandon. He’s a good guy. He’s patient with me and he has the knowledge and materials. He knows when to go over simple rudiments and when to relax and teach a song.” As a mom, I can’t say enough about him. He is super talented, respectful, reliable, punctual, and cool. We consider him a friend."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"If you have been looking for a great drum teacher, Michael is your last stop! He has the ability to communicate with the students and parents and make drumming fun. His students response to him very well and enjoy going to weekly lesson.
My son started with Michael when he entered 6th grade and is now a Junior playing for Marina HS Marching Band, Drum line, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band.
If you have the time and sit in a lesson with your children, you will soon realize that your money is well spent...not a wasted minute in that 1/2 hour lesson."
Ha
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills."
Kim
Took Drum lessons from Chuck R.
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"Best instructor I've had in years

I've been taking lessons with Matt for about a year now, and within that time my skill on the drum kit has improved tenfold. Matt teaches with a vast number of strategies to help me understand the lesson and improve my technique. He makes learning an instrument entertaining (as it should be) and not a chore or boring task. Matt is friendly, relatable, timely, and the best drum/percussion instructor I've had in California. 10/10 would recommend."
Joe
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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