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Demarcus S.

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

Matthew C.

2 Reviews
New Baltimore, MI
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music & Marketing from Wayne State University
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Matthew C.

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Clifford Drum School offers exceptional education personalized to each individual student. I've been teaching for over 8 years and work with each student to develop lesson plans based on their interests. Lessons take place in a professional environment where students get to learn drumming fundamentals, reading, music theory as well as learning to play their favorite songs by ear. Finally, students will have the opportunity to perform at student recitals as well as learn about recording technology while recording their own drum covers (student performance examples below!). Lessons are also available at the student's home for a nominal fee.

About Matthew

Music and education have been two of the most influential things in my life. As a lifelong musician, I've had many mentors and teachers help me through my journey. Those people have made me passionate about being able to share everything I've learned with others. I am a professional drummer, per

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Larry
Matt is easily one of the most talented drummers I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. I also know that his calm demeanor makes him an excellent teacher. I can't say enough good things about him.
Christopher
Matt is a great drummer and musician! I have worked with Matt on several occasions. He has a great diverse sets of skills for all types of music. Whether it be jazz or just plain rock music. I highly recommend Matt Clifford for any thing drums!

Nicholas M.

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

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
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David P.

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I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin,and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination,chart reading, and overall musicianship.

About David

I teach children, adolescents , and adults. I have also worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience

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Jenifer
David explains things in a manner that I could easily understand. He was calm, patient, and respectful of skill level.
J M.
Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!
Janna R.
David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!
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Drew P.

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  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Drew P.

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Whether you’re new to drumming and starting with the basics or a seasoned veteran just looking to improve your technique and sound, Drew can help you get there. Everyone learns differently and at their own pace, and that’s why he strives to treat every student as an individual and designs their lessons around their personal goals. Drew has developed his teaching process over twenty years of experience with students ranging from young beginners to advanced players.

About Drew

I have 20+ years of music performing experience in both live and studio settings. My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University and a Masters of Music Performance in Percussion from Central Michigan University. Since grad school I have been perform

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Aaron
Drew was a great help getting me started on the kit. I was a beginner with minimal experience and spent one semester with him. The lessons started out in-person and had to move online halfway through the semester due to COVID-19. This didn’t stop the progression of learning. Everything continued and I consistently got better through great instruction.

Drew is great at relating material to real-life situations which really helps with the learning process. My main instrument is bass guitar and he constantly related information to how similar bass and drums are and how they should work together.

After one semester, I feel confident in my ability to practice correct technique and the ability to play with others. Thanks Drew!

Jerome M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Music Performance from Valencia College
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
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Jerome M.

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The things students would expect from me in a lesson would be the concept of keeping time with a metronome. Playing grooves that the student enjoys to hear. Using rudiments which would build creativity in the students playing. Exercises that building the strength of the student's wrist . The basic concepts of reading sheet music . And mainly to have fun playing over songs the student loves listening to.

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About Jerome

Jerome Martin has been playing drums since the age of 8 . Jerome grew up playing drums at his church . He would travel locally playing at different churches as he attended Dillard High School . Jerome purchased his first drum set at the age of 18 . After graduating high school , Jerome decided to t

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April
Jerome is incredibly patient and skilled. HIghly recommended!
Shay
He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Shay
He is very talented and a great teacher. He takes his time to make sure you are understanding. I would recommend him to anyone!!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Sterling Heights, MI

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Sterling Heights is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$52 average
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$64 average

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"Keith is the best! I came in as a beginner and Keith makes everything really easy to follow and understand. With over 40 years of experience, it's clear that Keith really knows what he's talking about. Even as a Grammy-winner, with experience with people like Bob Seger and friends like Eddie and Alex Van Halen, he's still such a down-to-earth guy. I look forward to every one of our lessons! Not only am I learning the dynamics of drumming and starting with techniques that I'll be able to build on forever, but I also learn about the music industry every lesson. His lessons go well beyond just drumming and you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone else in the area who has his kind of experience and skills. Keith goes above and beyond, as an instructor. His love of drumming is infectious and I can't even believe I was able to get lessons with someone of his caliber. Musicians like Keith are usually in LA and NY, we are SO lucky to have him here. Look no further, Keith is your guy. If he has any availability! ;)"
Kelly
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Murray's lessons has our son excited about learning his instrument! Murray transfers learning lessons into play and fun. We look forward to more sessions with Murray!"
Kyechia
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Great teacher, makes learning a lot of fun and his passion for music is awesome!"
Richard
Took Drum lessons from Mike S.
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"I had a few great 🥁 lessons from Joe. Great talent. This drummer has patience, knowledge,and a wealth of information pertaining to his passion for Drums. I highly recommend Joe Napoleone. I am now a "Drummer" and Joe and myself get together and have our own battle of the bands. Thanks Joe."
Mccloskey
Took Drum lessons from Joseph N.
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"Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Lobo Soto
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"We have been amazed at what Casey has been able to teach our daughter in a short period. He's great with our daughter despite her reluctant attitude sometimes and he always makes it fun for her. Very talented drummer and instructor, highly recommend!!"
Kim
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Best drum teacher EVER!"
Barry
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"Great Drum Instructor !!

Great Drum Instructor!! He has a true passion for teaching and identifies quickly with his students.

My son has been taking lessons from him since the age of 13 and he learned more in his first year than most kids learn through many years of instruction.

He is a personable, friendly and talented professional !! I would highly recommend him for anyone!"
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"Passionate about teaching Drums!

My child was pretty new to drums and has advanced so far under the direction of Tom. He also has been a great support to bring him up to speed along with introducing him to new music and broaden his musical talents. I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for a teacher that's patient, offers fantastic lessons and is passionate about the instrument!"
Jeni
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Athan has a really easy going teaching style and makes it very easy to learn. The exercises were very well applied and tuned into the music I also liked to hear. He was open to hearing my comments and working with my feedback during the lesson. Overall, I'd definitely recommend Athan to others.

A really good guy as well.

Thank you for the experience."
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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