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Popular Drum Teachers in Detroit, MI

Mark S.

1 Review
Ypsilanti, MI
Starting at $28
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Mark S.

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About Mark

Mark is a versatile drummer. He is a graduate (B.M.) from the Berklee College of Music. Mark has performed live with many national acts such as: Howard Jones, Gordon Lightfoot, Mitch Ryder, Earl Klugh, Leo Sayer, KC & the sunshine band and Tony Orlando. He has recorded with David Foster, George Cli

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Evan Kravitz
Mark is a great teacher for advanced students. Even after years of learning from other teachers Mark was able to find a number of spots for improvement on my first lesson.
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Great instructor. Lessons are very helpful, fun and interesting. He's also an extraordinary drummer, his skills and knowledge of the drums is just amazing.

Nicholas M.

Rochester, MI
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nicholas M.

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My students have fun and learn quickly! I teach all skill levels and all styles of percussion, specializing in drum set, orchestra percussion, and four mallet marimba. Every beginner that takes a lesson with me with be able to play a drum beat and a snare drum piece on day one. After a few more lessons, they will be learning songs and creating their own drum beats! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.

About Nicholas

I am a professional drummer and percussionist. Currently playing with Meadow Brook Theatre's musical productions, in a four piece hard rock band- Rezination, and with the Adrian and Rochester Symphonies. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Music Education. My stud

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Demarcus S.

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Southfield, MI
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Diploma from Thurston High School
  • Teaching since 2006
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Demarcus S.

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Experience teacher of 13 years working from other music schools in Michigan as well as New Mexico. Teach ALL styles of music, while also teaching how to read and count notations. Lessons being taught by world touring musician still on rise. Learn your favorite songs while also seeing (reading) what you are playing. Teach full set as well as snare, and even marching band percussion like quads/quints. I believe music theory is very important to becoming a better musician and that it definitely separates the amazing from the mediocre.

About Demarcus

I am a world touring musician with 30 years of drums/percussion experience. I have performed on some of the biggest stages in the this country as well as others. I have experience working with all ages, gender, and levels of students. For many years I have taught students varying from the ages

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Trevor
Demarcus does an excellent job identifying your style and customizing your lesson plan to fortify the skills you need. He'll break the music down for you to learn at your speed. Doesn't matter what your style is. He's got you covered. He'll get your playing to the next level if you'll put in the practice time.

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Ray R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Ray R.

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About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synth

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Cynthia
Ray is an amazing teacher. My 11-year-old has high-functioning autism and has a great interest in learning music. I was hesitant to hire just any teacher, as many teachers don't have the patience and understanding to work with special needs kids. However, Ray has been not only patient, but he has an exceptional way of teaching my son in a way that he would understand and retain the information. Ray is creative, intuitive, and experienced. My son is very happy and enjoys the lesson every single time. Thanks Ray.
Maximus
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
Eden H.
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.

Xavier V.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Spanish, English, French
  • Awarded 2015 Music Business Outstanding Student from Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
  • Teaching since 2005
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Xavier V.

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If you hire my as your instructor, (or your son’s instructor), you will find you or your son immersed in an exciting music environment! I focus my lessons on 5 core skills for my students: Coordination, Rhythms, Music Theory, Sight Reading and Styles & Interpretation. I will apply these concepts in a way that is very intuitively and dynamic, so you will find you or your son playing like a pro in no time!

I also understand that you or your son will develop and learn at unique pace, and in order to further develop your skills and make your learning process more enjoyable, I will treat you as my friend or buddy and not only as my student. This is because studies have demonstrated that people tend to learn more when they make a connection with their instructor. Therefore my goal will be to find your strengths and weaknesses, so I’d know how to successfully convey the right message so you or your son become a better drummer with each lesson.

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About Xavier

Hi there! I'm Xavier V. from Bogota, Colombia living in sunny Miami since 2008. I'm bilingual English/Spanish, proficient in French and learning Romanian. I graduated with the highest honors in Music Business from Miami Dade College in 2015, I've been working in broadcast media since after school a

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Daniel
I would highly recommend Edgar to anyone looking for drum lessons. He is very personable and knowledgeable. His lessons are challenging yet doable. He has great patience and makes you want to learn more. Great Teacher!
Benito D.
I liked him very much and my son really enjoyed his class!
Jennifer F.
Edgar really helped me keep up my Spanish conversational skills. He was always on time and polite, helpful and knowledgable.
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RasTaylor W.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Music Composition from Glendale Community College
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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RasTaylor W.

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About RasTaylor

20 years in Music. Taylor has created a proven method of practice guaranteed to keep the student on their finger tips! All skill levels are welcome: beginner intermediate advanced. All Styles, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Rock, Reggae,

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Chava
Taylor was so patient and kind with our 6 year old son. He was very accommodating and explained in simple terms the beginning of playing the electric guitar. He was kind and soft spoken which helped with an energetic 6 year old. He was able to redirect my son’s attention when he would wonder. I am so glad we picked him as our son’s instructor.
Loira S.
thank you for your patience and for being able to discover my singing voice
Allison
Taylor is a gifted musician and an excellent instructor. And very patient. I look forward to my lessons with him each week.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Detroit, MI

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Detroit 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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$52 average
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$64 average

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"Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band."
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Yulia is patient and takes the time to review the parts of the drum set and makes sure you are comfortable with the lessons of the day. She demonstrates the"
Aruna
Took Drum lessons from Yulia B.
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"Brent has been providing in-home drum and piano lessons to my son, age 13, over the last year. He is a skilled and patient music instructor. My son has really improved under Brent's guidance, particularly with respect to technique and timing. I also really appreciate his flexibility with scheduling lessons."
Leora
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"This is Lucas' 3rd lesson and he has enjoyed everyone of them. Joe has been patient and continues until he gets the lesson. He relates to him and teaches at his level (Lucas is 11)."
Lucas
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Kevin is a phenominal instructor and person. His ability to connect with people and teach them at their personal level and rate is exceptional. I highly recommend him if your looking to learn and get into playing drums."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Great for all levels. Has experience as a working musician, so that is a plus, too."
Anna
Took Drum lessons from Joseph M.
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"Matthew did amazing work with teaching drum to both of our sons. Thank you, Matthew!"
Shelly
Took Drum lessons from Matthew H.
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"Mr. Michael is so super awesome with our 8 year old. At first we were nervous but Michael is extremely engaging and made us and our son comfortable. He knew when to allow our son to have fun but also somehow was able to reel him in and make him get to work. We will continue our subscription with Michael for sure thank you!"
Manny
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Thor is an excellent teacher - he has a knack for helping students reach a higher standard than they may have thought possible."
Anna
Took Drum lessons from Thor B.
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"Great Drum Teacher!

Steve Bitte is an exceptional drum teacher. He is able to motivate students of all ages. He empowers his students. Practice and music theory under his instruction are hip, fun and just plain cool. He is very patient and encouraging. He can see where there are problems and he is able to help the student conquer any difficulties. He is a dedicated teacher able to inspire all students."
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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Learn to Play the Drums with Variety

By Mark S. - Detroit Drums Teacher

One thing I try to instill in my students during their Detroit drum lessons is musical variety. Beyond the technique, and the other technical aspects of learning drums, there is “the spice.” I have had students in the past that say “I’m a rock drummer; I don’t need to learn Latin.” Or “I’m a jazz drummer; I don’t need to learn any funk.” A few years ago I had a student that came to me that was all about heavy metal. As we worked on hand and foot technique I presented him with a Latin groove to work on his independence. He balked at the idea and gave it a week of practice but ultimately refused to learn it because it was something he felt he would never need to learn.

Months later during one of his private drum lessons he told me that he was having an awful time figuring out an intro of a Motley Crue song. As he played me the intro, I stopped him and told him that I had given him rhythm months ago. Tommy Lee was playing the Cascara pattern (a staple Latin rhythm) on the bell of his cymbal. We both laughed and that student quickly became open to new style ideas.

Variety also can inspire us to fuse together a groove and sound all our own. Becoming versatile at many styles gives us a chance to learn why we play what we play. For instance, why do we concentrate on 2&4 in rock? We focus on 2&4 because rock was developed from the swing dance music where the drummer ‘chicked’ their Hi-Hats on 2&4. So be opened minded with your instructor and always be listening for percussion in all types of music, from classical to South American. You’ll be sure to ‘spice’ up your Detroit drum lessons AND your style!

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