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Popular Drum Teachers in District Heights, MD

David A.

Washington Navy Yard, DC
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Luminarts Fellow from Luminarts Cultural Foundation
  • MM Jazz Studies, drumset performance from DePaul University
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David A.

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David was an in-demand freelance drummer and educator in Chicago for 10 years before moving to the DMV to play drums for the US Navy Band Sea Chanters. His diverse background and wide-ranging influences shaped him into a versatile musician; David showcases that versatility in the private lesson environment and gives his students a truly unique musical experience.

David is 100% committed to his students' success. He centers his lessons on fundamentals and essential musical vocabulary while blending the student's personal musical goals. "Exercises" are rarely used; David leans on tangible, real-life examples of vocabulary that transcend genre. He is also a firm believer that improvisation is the key to musical mastery.

David will set the bar high for his students, but the beauty of setting realistic goals keeps students engaged, focused, and loving practice!

About David

Chicago expat; United States Navy Band drummer; David has developed a reputation for his professionalism and versatility as a musician. Moving to Chicago was the catalyst for David’s musical career. The diverse and robust Chicago music scene helped mold him into a first-call sideman over the

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Barbara R.

10 Reviews
Fairfax Station, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Languages from George Washington University
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Barbara R.

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About Barbara

Singing is my life! I trained classically from 4/1972 - 4/83, then continued concentrated self study for 5 years. I sang for Voice of America and National Geographic Explorer specials before becoming voice coach for the MD Renaissance Festival. I have sung professionally since '83 and have taught

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Steven F.
Clearly a highly experienced and student-centered instructor. Focus is on the students goals, developing a concise and achievable path to success, and use of proper technique to pursue the individual, would-be singer's aspirations. HIGHLY recommend.
Marc E D.
I have been taking lessons from Barbara for 3 to 4 months now.I live in a condo so when I practice every 2 weeks I take my PA.over to my x girl friends house to practice .She is the person who got me started 12 years ago and she knows my voice well.She rarely compliments me on anything which is common for an x girlfriend, however the last 2 times I practiced at her house ,she cracks a big smile and says with suprise"You have gotten better!"Thanks Barbara!
Marc E D.
Barbara was great,she knows her stuff.Looking foward to my next lesson with her.Also fantastic personality!
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Thomas A.

19 Reviews
Burtonsville, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 7 to 55
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Thomas A.

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If you want to really rock on the drums I can get you started. I have MANY years of playing, performing, and teaching experience. Want to learn to play your favorite songs? And hopefully develope your own style! Let's rock!

About Thomas

I have been playing drums for over 47 years. For 16 years I played and performed professionally with my band Black Widow USA. We toured the US several times in support of our two internationally released CDs. For about 30 years of my time behind a drum set I had given drum lessons on and off. But b

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Cameron
Tom is a great instructor! Cam is learning so much and making great progress on the drums!
Cheryl I.
This is our first Drum instructor and we are thrilled with Thomas. He is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about teaching. His approach is positive in nature, meeting the student where they are at, takes their interest as the lead, and starts teaching there. My 11 year old son really likes him too! We go to our 4th lesson this afternoon.
Paul
These lessons were great. Regarding drums, I was an absolute beginner, and Tommy's lessons turned out to be an excellent jump-start. I used to play keyboards and guitars before, and I enjoy picking up by ear rather than reading notation, so I really liked informal and 'non-notational' way the lessons went. There was no hard notation drill, and yet Tommy had covered most rudiments, basic techniques, and patterns needed to rock in about 10 lessons. I'd recommend this for anyone who doesn't know how to hold sticks but want to get introduced into rock drumming.

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Joan Q.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Filipino - Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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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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Andrei P.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrei P.

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I have been teaching since 2008 and have a BA in Music. I have played and studied drums as a secondary instrument for quiet sometime. I have had some accomplished drum students. I teach all the basic rudiments and have a strong focus on learning beats by ear. I like to teach my drum students to read and do rolls with a strong concentration on the snare drum.

About Andrei

Teaching music is one of my passions. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. After each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music and have enjoyed their time. Music is a lifelong skill that can always be practiced and

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Xenia W.
He was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and hope to take lessons with him again.
Larry
I have the pleasure of being a student of Andre he is a true master of the art of music. Now that my Cancer is in remission I can't wait to get back in the swing of things.
Aleksander F.
Great and thorough teacher!

Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
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Michael J.

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Michael works with a wide variety of students from ages 5 and older. Michael specializes in beginner and intermediate students.

At the first lesson, the student can expect a wide variety of questions to give Michael a feel of their interests, desires and goals with playing drums. Students will be asked what kind of music they want to play and encouraged to always guide Michael to learning what they like.

Students can expect to learn rudiments, proper technique, reading rhythms and learning the songs they like.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

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Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in District Heights, MD

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in District Heights 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 $177 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$67 average

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"Very very understanding and had a great way of teaching each lesson. Also, friendly and very supportive!"
Javen
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"I bought these lessons for my 15yo nephew and like others . he is spending most of his time during this social distance, with video games,,being cough up in a game he wanted to delay drum lessens, plus I think my nephew loves the drums but he didn't think he had a drummer in him so,anyway, I had my nephew call John and make arrangement for the lesson schedule ..well,, after John talked to my nephew, my nephew was so excited to take the lessons that he schedule for the next day,,, what ever John said got my nephew excited about music and my nephew realized that he does hv a drummer in him,,, bc,. after his lesson,, my nephew has been practicing ,,, and taking a break from his video games,,, thanks John,,,"
Willy
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"great teacher

my son has really been enjoying hand drum lessons with phil. he's courteous and kind, and is good at engaging my almost-six year old and keeping him on task. he also is laid back and creates an atmosphere of fun, letting my son take the lead at times and being very collaborative."
Shulamit
Took Drum lessons from Phil H.
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"Kevin is great! Super chill and great to work with. Can't wait for our next lesson."
Shayne
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"Jimmy is the best instructor ever!! I went into playing drums not really having any knowledge of music what so ever. I have been playing for 7 months now and I have learned so much. He is so encouraging and is always giving you positive feedback on how your doing and it makes you feel good about yourself and how you play. I am always learning new things about my instrument and how important my roll as a musician is no matter who I am playing with or for. With Jimmy the lessons might be once a week but he is always there no matter what day or time to help you out with any questions you may have. He is the best there is no one else like him!!! Every lesson is fun and I look forward to going every week!!"
Nicole
Took Drum lessons from James R.
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"I’ve taken lessons with Garrett for a couple months now. I learn something new every week, and I enjoy every lesson. Would highly recommend!"
Gabe
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Danny is Freakin Awesome!!! SO so happy he is my motivator and mentor."
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"I briefly took up drums during college out of personal interest and Adam was an excellent teacher. Although I was nervous about beginning a new instrument as an adult, he made our lessons both comfortable and challenging. He was very accommodating. More than that, he always had something I could practice at home to hone my skills between lessons. This made our time together very productive. Still, my favorite thing about Adam was his sense of humor and his passion for drumming. His love for music is contagious and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to take up something new or even just improve their skills!"
Kelly
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"We had our first lesson this week and it was great!"
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Both of my boys like him , he is very professional and has a lot of patience to teach my oldest son who has learning disability."
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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