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Cameron B.

Indianapolis, IN
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts - Music Performance / Jazz Concentration from Butler University
  • Teaching since 2005
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Cameron B.

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I am an experienced educator with over 10 years of experience playing and teaching music. I have played in various musical situations from playing my own compositions, to playing in rock bands, and to playing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Lessons are tailored to each students specific needs. Typically my lessons focus on drum-set, stylistic drumming, and practice techniques, but I can also melodic percussion, music theory, and music production.

Have a song you want to learn? Hit me up and let's break it down!

About Cameron

Taking lessons with me will be a fun learning experience. As an active musician I have lots of experience playing in the real world. I have a laid back personality but I'm not afraid to give you a push. I'm eager to begin lessons and take your playing to the next level! Currently, I work as a

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Alex J.

7 Reviews
Indianapolis, IN
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor's of Science from University of Indianapolis
  • Teaches students 11 to 19
  • Teaching since 2007
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Alex J.

7 Reviews
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I approach drum set from a rudimental stand point. I like to start my students off just working on their hands and then over time I incorporate the drum set itself more and more. Usually after about two months of studying with me, the student is on the set for the majority of the lesson.

The styles I specialize in would include mostly rock with some jazz and latin styles as well.

About Alex

Alex was born May 31, 1987. Since both of his parents were band directors, he grew up in a very musically inclined family. When he was 15 years old, during his freshman year of high school, he started studying percussion. A year later he began studying under Chad Kohler and continued to do so until

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Tristan L.
ALEX IS THE BEST! He’s actually become a friend of
The families but stil prefessional.
Tristan L.
So far so good! Tristan really enjoys his instructor and is excited.
Peggy
Alex is Very knowledgeable. He was great with my 13-year-old daughter. She learns a lot from him and really enjoys working with him. He is very good teacher and very patient. I like the fact that he gives her specific homework to work on. I look forward to working with him for a long time.

Mike K.

5 Reviews
Indianapolis, IN
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike K.

5 Reviews
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You've got to walk before you can run, so I focus on the basics. But, the basics can be a lot of fun! Especially once we start to apply them to your favorite songs, and being creative with them - that's kind of what it's all about!

About Mike

Learning to play an instrument is a mixture of a lot of fun, and a lot of hard work. My strength is finding what will inspire my students to WANT to put in those difficult hours of practice, and then showing them how to apply what they have learned in a creative way, so that they experience the fu

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Keith J.
Amazing, patient really informative instructor and just a great guy. Highly recommend.
Vince
Mike was really the best instructor I could have asked for. Knowledgeable, patient, and best of all, chill when he needed to be. I was just picking up the drums for a high school band I was in at the time, and he was more than willing to help me learn whatever dumb song me or my band had decided sounded cool at the time. At the same time, he showed me a lot of really excellent practice techniques, directed me to some solid literature for different rhythms to work on, and would sit with me through a whole hour of my relentless mistakes like it was nothing. More than a good instructor, he's a really cool guy! He never missed a beat!
Fred
Mike brings it all to the lesson...musicianship,
decades of experience, versatility and creativity.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Indianapolis, IN

Dani D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dani D.

4 Reviews
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Hey drummers!

Learn to groove to the music you love!

My name is Dani Danor. I am a professional drummer and teacher. Drums and music have always been my biggest passion.

My number one goal in teaching is to get my students as excited as I am about this incredible instrument. And why shouldn't they? This is one of the few (if not the only) instruments that use all four limbs simultaneously. How crazy is that? Imagine how many rhythms, sounds and melodies can be created? Endless!

Drums are the heart of the music all around the world! Whether it's rock 'n roll, funk, jazz, hip-hop, salsa, samba, or electronic music, the drums are what make everything feel so good!

If you too would like to begin (or continue) exploring this amazing world of rhythm and sound, you are welcome to contact me to schedule a lesson. I teach at my studio in Crown Heights as well as at the students' homes.

All ages and levels are welcome! Feel free to contact me for more information.

All the best,

Dani

About Dani

Hey drummers! Learn to groove to the music you love! My name is Dani Danor. I am a professional drummer and teacher. Drums and music have always been my biggest passion. My number one goal in teaching is to get my students as excited as I am about this incredible instrument. And why should

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Paulin
My 10 year old son has been taking drum lessons with DD for more than a year now. He is a wonderful teacher and is very patient. My son does not always give his best focus / concentration when it comes to learning. DD is able to provide new and interesting materials to keep him interested and inspired every week. In addition, DD is super punctual and easy to work with when it comes to scheduling. I'm so glad that I found your profile online! Thank you, Dani!
Bill
Dani is truly an amazing teacher and I'm so fortunate to have found him. He is a highly skilled musician and phenomenal drummer who knows how to explain and teach at my level. I've improved so much in a short amount of time by practicing what Dani gives me to work on and I've been having a blast, too. Not only is Dani a great teacher and drummer but he's also kind, patient and fun to learn from. Best drum teacher I could have wished for!!!
Cheryl
I've been taking drum lessons with Dani since January (6 months) and have been really enjoying our lessons. Dani's a great teacher with a positive attitude and that made all the difference. I'd leave the lessons feeling excited and inspired to practice the new beats he taught me. Super glad we're able to continue our lessons online during this period. I can't recommend him enough!
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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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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)

Jerry J.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Creole, Creole
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry J.

8 Reviews
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Beginning students will begin studying from the book "Progressive Drum Grooves" by Craig Lauritsen which he/she will be required to have each lesson.

Although instructor will have drumsticks, brushes etc. students should carry them along for every lesson.

A drum set or practice pad will be a very crucial part in seeing growth from our lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
(1st Kit)
Standard sized 5 piece Mapex Drum Set with cymbals.

(2nd Kit) "ideal for young children"
Fusion sized Mapex drum set with cymbals. 18" bass drum

The lesson room also has a PA system for CD/MP3 player capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide practice pad if needed. If student is learning the drum set they will need to supply for in-home lessons.

About Jerry

Hello, my name is Jerry and I've been teaching drums for over eight years! I teach various styles of music so whether you're interested in classical theory studies or like would play by ear I am able to teach new ideas and help develop a practice routine to meet your specific needs! In no time, you

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Derick A.
Jerry is great!
Jon
Jerry is a great instructor, highly recommend taking lessons with him!
Shanice C.
Very nice person and a good teacher

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Indianapolis, IN

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Indianapolis 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.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Not only does he teach, but he’s also in high-demand for professional music gigs all over the country! Murray is very patient and has a tremendous passion to teach at ALL LEVELS!! Take me for example, I’m not a beginner, but I needed to sharpen my skills and kick a number of bad habits -Murray is perfect for that!"
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Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I am a super beginner at drums, and Cassie was always so patient with me and helped me take some amazing leaps in my progress in just a few sessions! She’s super flexible and was always willing to teach me whatever beats/skills I was interested in learning more about. Not to mention- she is such a talented drummer herself, so she is just a wealth of knowledge and inspiring as heck. Absolutely awesome instructor!"
Cassidy
Took Drum lessons from Cassie B.
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My 12 yr old decided he wanted drums for Christmas and we knew that would include getting him lessons. Finding Christian through Take lessons was indeed lucky for my son. If you are looking for a teacher who is calm, level headed, knowledgeable and very easy to contact at anytime then Christian is who you are looking for. He has several students and they all come out happy and feeling good about their lessons. My son, even when not feeling great insist that he attend his drum lessons. compliments to the instructor."
rita
Took Drum lessons from Christian C.
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"Kevin is a great teacher. Looking forward to the future !"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Michael is an amazing teacher, he understands kids and music .He's not only funny but fun, happy, and upbeat. I'm 11 years old and I loved my first lesson! He's Fantabulous!"
christine
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Garrett is very energetic and engaging. He keeps my 9 year old wanting to practice new skills and try new sounds."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"I've been taking lessons for a year and I really enjoy Jimmy's approach. Jimmy takes the time to explain the proper technique for everything, including the different ways to hold the sticks.

He is always available to answer questions which really helps between lessons."
Sean
Took Drum lessons from James R.
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"gives good feedback. sends videos about how to play that song witch really helps."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Professional and Fun

Murray does a great job of encouraging the student while he is teaching. He takes the time needed to explain the very basics before moving onto the more difficult concepts. He played for me and my family after my lesson was over! We really enjoyed it! He knows what he's doing and he has the instrument knowledge to back it up!"
Natalie
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"He was good and cool and Amazing"
Tracy
Took Drum lessons from Henri B.
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