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Carol B.

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Clinton Township, MI
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Associates Degree - General Business from MaComb Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carol B.

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Hello Students,
I have been playing most of my life. I started playing professionally at 17, playing with a number of professional bands playing all over Michigan. I have been teaching drum students since the age of 19, teaching well over 500 students to date.

Teaching students has been one of my passions with music. I hope to motivate my students to learn to play and love the drums as much as I do.

I work with each student on an individual basis to help them learn and understand drumming technique using books and techniques that will help to develop instinctive skills and ear technique.

I work with snare drum / rudimental technique with all my students and drum set technique, as most students want to learn how to play a drum set. Many of my students are in school band learning snare drum and percussion technique. Basic snare drum technique is important for any student to master and understand to learn to apply to snare drum and drum set technique.

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I work with students of all experience levels and ages. With all the years playing with a number of band and worked with over 500 plus students, I have developed strong technical skills. I have also studied with several of the top notch teachers in the Metro Detroit area. Patience and motivating

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Very nice teacher. Fun to learn from her
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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Elementary Education from College of the Ozarks
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Kevin J.

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Kevin J. has been writing, recording, and playing music for over 25 years. Music is meant to be fun and it is his goal to help others enjoy music. He has been a teacher for 11 years and has composed hundreds of songs. He is passionate about teaching his students the songs they want to learn, no matter the difficulty. He specialized in guitar, drums, and song writing.

Kevin has a great way of encouraging others to keep going no matter what challenge is in front of them.

The 75 minute session is to pay for a group jam.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something. I

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Lincoln G.
Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Michael R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Employee of the Month from CMC San Luis Obispo
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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Logical method and holistic approach; several years of professional experience as a teacher and performer; learn music notation, theory, and musicality.

About Michael

A lifetime teacher who will help inspire you to meet your goals. As a jazz drummer, I have performed with many great artists such as Red Holloway, Sacha Boutros, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Gaea Schell, Anne Farnsworth, and latin group De La Bahia. I have over 10 years experience teaching private lessons

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Norah (.
Michael is super friendly and easy to talk to! He is a good instructor that obviously knows what he is doing.
Linda
Mike is very approachable and makes learning easy. I tried to learn the ukulele on my own and it was overwhelming and frustrating. He is very knowledgeable and is experienced in a variety of music, including drums. In every lesson, my skills and confidence improve! Mike is the best!
Julius
I have worked with Mike both as a musician and a teacher for over 10 years. As a musician, Mike is professional, he has a great ear, sensibility and solid time. I always enjoy working with him because he is so easy to get along with and he has a great sense of humor. As a teacher, Mike will be able to assess your learning style and utilize all teaching and learning strategies. His demeanor is calm, patient and he really cares about his students.

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Joshua A.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Joshua A.

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My goal is to unlock your creativity! As an active musician, producer, and teacher, I love helping people learn to read, write, and play the music they love and envision. My teaching philosophy is that every aspect of music is connected and therefore to really get it, you have to learn it all! I take a wide ground up approach inching away at rhythm, melody, theory, technique, and feel altogether, advancing all musical skills equally over time.

About Joshua

I am a Nashville-based musician and record producer, originally from just north of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. I began my musical journey at the early age of three. My parents recount me banging on pots and pans before I could speak, so they placed me in piano lessons at three years old and drum lessons

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Kelli
Josh is AMAZING! He’s helped my son learn to play the drums - he had never touched any music instrument before he started lessons. He’s also teaching him to read music which is important to me. Lastly, Josh really helped to boost his confidence - he was 5 months in and my shy kid signed up for a drum showcase and DID AMAZING!!! Josh is such an awesome young man, and a good role model for kids as well. He was doing in person lessons, but when Josh moved we switched to virtual because he’s so great! HIGHLY recommend working with Josh. He’s the best.
Marilou
Good program and Joshua is a very good listener! I recommend his piano class for every beginner.
Dia B.
Joshua has the gift of teaching. My son is not only enjoying his lessons, but he is excited to show me what he has learned and even practices every now and then without needing a reminder. I would highly recommend him. He relates well with his students and makes learning the piano fun.
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Douglas O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BS Communications/Radio Television Production from Ohio University
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Douglas O.

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Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on m

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Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
Nick D.
We are very pleased with our son's first lesson - Doug is very patient and very well versed on the drums.
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Theo K.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Theo K.

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Experienced teacher and performer of drums and percussion of over 10 years. As a working performer I play many different drums and percussion instrument. Let me know what you are interested in learning and I will teach you! I am here to help you unlock your full potential by providing technical and musical guidance to help you succeed. Beginner-Advanced students are welcome. I also am happy to help provide guidance for any instrument when it comes to the subject of audition preparation and practice coaching.

About Theo

I am a professional percussionist from the New York City Area. I graduated from the New School with a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and a Master Degree in Percussion Performance from DePaul University. As someone who has studied percussion for the past 20 years, all drum students can expec

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Detroit, MI

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Detroit is $66. 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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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums."
Katie
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Michael was engaging and encouraging to my son. He gave us a practice sheet for my son to practice during the week."
Braiden
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Fantastic teacher. Really held my daughter's attention and she began reading music on the first day of class. Wow, I'm impressed!"
Zoe
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Working with Garrett has been a wonderful experience. I was nervous to take drum lessons at first, but the environment at Garrett's studio is really comfortable, and he is very easy to talk to. As far as the lessons go, Garrett is great at breaking complicated topics down, and he pays a lot of attention to the fine details. Whenever I have trouble with something, he always has other ways of explaining the concept and fines a way to make it click with me. Garrett is also just as good with jazz as he is with rock and pop. We started with a lot of rock grooves and technique, and now we're working on my reading, jazz comping, and soloing. I learn something new at every lesson and always have a good time doing so--I'd highly recommend Garrett to anyone!"
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Very patient with my son!"
Tom
Took Drum lessons from Mattia C.
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"He knew how to keep my son's attention! He assigned practice homework! My son says he wants to go back every week! :) Thanks Rufus!"
Mateo
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Initially, my son didn't want to change drum teachers but we lucked out by finding Ross. Ross stepped right in and literally has taken my son to the next level of drumming seamlessly. Ross has a great balance of challenging and encouraging his students and I highly recommend him as a drum teacher."
Ayanna
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Great instructor - patient with little kids. We love his affordable and convenient in-home lessons and have seen significant improvement within a month of starting lessons."
Rada
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Mike is an awesome teacher who takes interest in each student's personality and is able to customize the learning experience accordingly. My son is only 6 and yet he is making excellent progress and always enjoys his lessons. Mike makes sure there is always a personal connection and that makes the student comfortable and confident in playing music. He is always attentive to detail and is able to pinpoint what the student needs to work on and therefore there is always an improvement in technique. We were referred to him by a friend and are very happy with our decision to enroll our son. Highly recommended!"
Clarence
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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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 h

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e 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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