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David A.

Washington Navy Yard, DC
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 Agee has developed a reputation for his professionalism and versatility as a musician. Moving to Chicago was the catalyst for Agee’s musical career. The diverse and robust Chicago music scene helped mold Agee into a first-call sideman over the

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Murray P.

81 Reviews
Baltimore, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Murray P.

81 Reviews
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Snare Drum
-Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper grips and hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track

Drum Set
- Intermediate drum set book
- Reading various time signatures
- More style studies such as, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, samba, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods on drum set
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills

About Murray

I received my B.S. & Music Degree with concentration in instrumentalists from Morgan State University. I have been playing since the age of three years old and have been teaching since 2004. In 2016, I was accepted as a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). I am very well

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Michael B.
Murray is an excellent instructor. He has a wealth of experience, knows his craft. He made me feel at ease with his style, encouraged me to experiment and take chances. I would sign up with Murray in the future.
Bruce A.
Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next!
Amy
Me Murray is the best. So kind and caring. My son loved his lesson!
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Aaron C.

27 Reviews
Laurel, MD
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aaron C.

27 Reviews
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We will develop solid time, technique, reading, and rudiments. To foster musicality we will focus on critical listening . We will focus on effective practicing to maximize our efforts. We will learn to apply rudiments and stickings around the drums for interesting and dynamic fills. We will play together to focus on listening and ensemble skills. We also have the ability to record our lessons for later review.

About Aaron

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus.

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Sufang Li
Aaron is so nice and very good at how to take the interests of kids. We appreciate to have him as our son's piano teacher.
Noah
Aaron has been great for my son (who's 8 and just starting). He's fun, super patient and keeps my son's attention well throughout the lesson. He has paced the lessons well so far. We're very happy and totally recommend Aaron.
Henry S.
Aaron is a great teacher.

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Bill M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Bill M.

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Experienced Drum teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of reading and musicianship skills. I specialize in jazz, rock, blues and typically use just about any drum book on the market.

About Bill

Welcome to the lessons site for songwriter, professional drummer and musician Bill M. Bill grew up on Long Island New York and studied formally for several years with luminaries such as Global Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo, and the venerable Al Miller. In addition, Bill furthered his drum set a

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Mark
Bill is a pro musician with in-depth experience in music performance and technology. He is an enthusiastic and effective teacher who I highly recommend.
Dom
Billy is a top educator that sets up each lesson very personalized! An excellent teacher!
Karl
Bill is top notch. I worked with Bill on Long Island in a club date band several years back. During that time he taught my nephew the drums. Bill's patience and knowledge paved the way for my nephew to get accepted into a top music school. A great player and a great teacher!
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Michael G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael G.

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I provide private instruction in drums, guitar, and beginner piano for all ages. I like to approach learning music in a fun and digestible manner. I believe that anyone and everyone can play music!

Learn your favorite songs, improve your technique and reading skills, or just have fun and learn by ear. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!

About Michael

I am a professional drummer, educator and dance accompanist from NYC. I graduated from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies, and gigged/taught in the NYC area before relocating to Austin. I've been teaching drums, guitar and beginner piano since 2007, and I love to share the joy

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Dr. Dave Y.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor in Management and Leadership from Colorado Christian University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Dr. Dave Y.

42 Reviews
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I studied Afro-Cuban Percussion, Percussion and Drums at the University of Northern Colorado, the nation's 3rd largest Jazz school. I bring 17+ years of education and teaching experience to the table.

About Dr. Dave

I've been teaching for over 25 years & I'm pumped to work with you. BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR PRIVATE LESSONS, I've condensed all my beginner-intermediate level teachings into a variety of easy to follow video courses that will save you up to 90% on private lesson costs. START WITH THESE COURSES

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Traci H.
Dave has been great with helping improving my son's drum techniques. He is patient, yet to the point and doesn't waste anyone's time with making sure the student understands the lesson. We are looking forward to many more lessons in the future.
Karen
Dave is an incredible drum teacher. I am glad I chose Dave as my djembe teacher and highly recommend him!!!
Kathleen
Dave adjusted the lessons to be appropriate and engaging for my young learner, yet every session introduced a vital piece of theory or technique. We are very pleased with this class!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Gaithersburg, MD

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Gaithersburg is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $168 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$69 average

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"If you want to be a drummer who knows how to dynamically play drums and understand the various techniques of drumming... Take lessons from instructor Chuck Manton! He is a fantastic teacher!"
- Sherrysnne
Took Drum lessons from Chuck M.
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"Mike is a great friend and drummer and is very professional and upfront with his approach to drumming and teaching. Highly recommended Mike for recording, teaching and playing in bands for many styles of music. I have recorded and played in a band with Mike as well and he has a unique playing style like no other drummer!"
- Joe
Took Drum lessons from Michael T.
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"Jason was unbelievable patient and nice. This was my boys first ever lesson and they absolutely loved it!! They can't wait till their next lesson. He was awesome!!!"
- Griffin
Took Drum lessons from Jason T.
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"Awesome teacher

My son really enjoys playing the drums under the instruction of Keith. Keith makes it fun and my child learns a lot with the suggested materials given to him.

Keith also helps the parents by helping them understand what is needed for the student to learn.

Keith keeps on top of communication and responds immediately with suggestions and looks out for deals to help support his students.

A wonderful, wonderful man!!"
- Anizza
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Ed is an excellent and the best drum teacher .

My son loves taking drum lessons from Ed since he was 4 ! He is very knowledgeable and super patient . My family enjoyed Ed's performance very much and also very satisfied for the progress my son made from him class .He always pay highly attention to his student

I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed!"
- Ellen
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"I worked with John for around 9 months so far, starting as a complete beginner. He has moved me through multiple genres of music and despite my limited schedule has me progressing much further along in lessons then I ever thought possible! He is great to work with, very accommodating to the students interest and very professional! He has helped me with technique and music theory as well, which has been really helpful. I would recommend him to anyone, young or old, interested in learning the drums!"
- Mary
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"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."
- Erin
Took Drum lessons from Alexa B.
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"It has been such a great experience working such a great teacher, helped me improve a lot!"
- Yagiz
Took Drum lessons from Jason N.
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"Keith is the best

I've been playing drums for ten years. When I started taking lessons with Keith a year and a half ago, it became a real milestone. Keith helped me go from a mediocre player to a true student of the instrument. His genuine passion for both drums and teaching is palpable and inspiring, and his lessons often even go beyond the practice room. Besides being a great teacher, he is also a great guy and a great friend, and I look forward to seeing him every week."
- Phil
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Excellent quality of instruction!

I'm a 37-year-old drum student and I find this class very well organized. Mike comes to class very well prepared for each lesson and I don't feel that he goes too fast or too slow. The speed of the lesson is just perfect! I like being challenged and he does just that. At our 7th lesson, we started learning a song from my fave band, Guns n' Roses, and we're having so much fun!

I like very much that he has his own lessons printed for me to take home and practice. He is very good at writing down the "homework" for the week, which is pretty much what he feels I should practice on from what we have learned during the lesson. Everything he teaches prepares me for the next lesson.

In addition, one great thing about his studio is that I get to play on actual drums while he sits at another drum set in front of me, and via microphone and headsets, he teaches me the patterns. He is very enthusiastic about each lesson and I go home wanting to go straight to my drums and practice! No matter how tired I may be after a long day of work.

In every single aspect, the quality of instruction is excellent! I'm very glad to have found Mike on TakeLessons.com."
- Margott
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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