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Dylan D.

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Starting at $67
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters Degree in Music Performance from Shepherd School of Music at Rice University
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Dylan D.

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My drum instruction is focused on helping students be able to play the music that they love, while covering the fundamental music skills needed to conquer any genre that peaks their interest.

About Dylan

I am a professional drummer, orchestral percussionist, solo marimbist and composer. I have received a Masters Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Music Performance and a Bachelors of Music Education from the Shenandoah Conservatory. I perform regularly in the houston area

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Granville M.

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Starting at $40
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is ...

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Eric S.

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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric S.

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I teach the basics of drumming (technique, rudiments, four-way coordination and limb independence) as well as any and all styles related to drum set including rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, Latin and much more. See my bio for more information about me. Remote lessons also available via Skype or FaceTime.

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundati

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Craig W.

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Starting at $50
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Craig W.

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Craig Walkner is a six-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner and holds a
degree in Percussion Performance from UW-Madison. A 2019 inductee into the Menomonee Falls High School Hall of Fame for Fine Arts, he is a veteran of the live and studio scene with a discography of 30 albums that have been heard across the globe.

About Craig

Hello! Thanks for looking at my profile. My name is Craig and I am a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Music Performance: Percussion and an inductee into the Menomonee Falls High School Hall of Fame for Fine Arts. I have performed nationally and internationally as a drummer/percussionist in

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Jordan W.
Craig is the best! not only is he so super talented but he’s a really great teacher. I super appreciated how patient he was and how detailed he was with breaking everything down and really explaining how things work and the technique behind rocking out. i’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time and I really look forward to my lessons with him every time! I highly recommend him to anyone at any age interested in starting their drumming career or just having fun. Thank you Craig!
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Zaid D.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Valley Forge Military Academy
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2019 from Lessons.com
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Zaid D.

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As a Beginners course, this is suitable for complete beginners who have never played drums before. Its also helpful for self-taught drummers who want to go through all the basics and fill in any gaps in their playing and improve their technique.

Course Objectives:
Develop a full range of beats, rhythms, fills and breaks
Execute Single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles
Establish Good posture, grip, sticking and hi hat technique
Learn to play with a click and develop a better sense of timing
Understand & execute Techniques for playing songs in a contemporary style
Percussion skills
How to choose and tune a drum kit

They will learn within the first 6 months how to:
Play Their first ever rhythm and break
How to play single and double strokes and paradiddles
How to understand drum notation
Correct posture, grip and sticking technique
Warm up exercises
A great range of 8th and 16th note rhythms
Learn the drum part to a slow song of their choice.
A great range ...

About Zaid

Zaid is available for in-home, at school location , and online lessons worldwide in both English and Español!. Zaid has been playing piano for over 15 years and teaching music since 2010. Zaid teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Although trained in standard

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Urenna and Olisa A.
Great with the kids. Excited yo see where this will go.
Jace O.
Absolutely amazing!! My son loved it.
Kaylee S.
Great teacher and very patient, he cared about what he was doing, Thanks Zaid!
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Kevin C.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Trenton, MI

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Trenton is $68. 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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$55 average
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"My son's first lesson with Paul went well. My son has ADHD and keeping his attention takes work. Even though my son had a meltdown during his lesson, Paul showed patience and continued to encourage him. After my son's first lesson, he was excited and told us how much he enjoyed drums."
Braylen
Took Drum lessons from Paul W.
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"Can't wait to start up again!"
Mitch
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"This has been an amazing process with my God son. He has ADHD and while initially he had some difficulty being focused he is beginning to slow down and is grasping the ability to learn. Wilma is very patient and an excellent instructor. We really approach her."
Adrienne
Took Drum lessons from Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.
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"Kevin is AWESOME! Our little boy, Elijah (8 years old) loves spending time with Kevin, always leaving motivated to practice and play more music. We have loved the way Kevin teaches a theory during each class and also focuses on playing current pop music...it really keeps our little boy's short attention span engaged! My wife and I definitely recommend Kevin!"
Austin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Brandon at the School of Rock in Madison for 4 years . Brandon was the musical director of several performance camps , where the kids participating would learn songs and perform them live in front of an audience after 4 months of intense practices .
Brandon is a great teacher , very good with kids . He was instrumental in helping my daughter become a professional musician , overcome her shyness on stage and taught her the value of hard work, perseverance , and working as a team . I cannot say enough about Brandon’s abilities . He is fantastic !"
Pam
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Joan is extremely patient and quickly adapts to your learning level."
Catherine
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"I can't recommend Mike enough! I always wanted to learn drums but it felt daunting and somewhat inaccessible to me. From my first lesson with Mike, that changed completely. I left his studio feeling like I could absolutely learn to play. In just one lesson I learned a lot about proper technique, reading music, etc. without feeling overwhelmed or bored. Mike explains everything clearly while also making it fun to learn. And, most importantly, he has a clear (and proven) structure to his lesson plans. Concepts are taught in a cumulative manner so that each lesson you make progress towards a clearly defined goal - a goal that you get to help define, be it a specific song you want to learn or a certain skill/level to attain. Mike is knowledgeable about the subject matter and provides insightful tips and homework to make sure you're learning the right skills in a fun and challenging manner. If you want to learn drums, Mike is your guy."
Eddie
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I've been taking lessons from Bobby for 6 months. I already play piano.... but drums are very different from piano. I like his teaching technique and his patience. He's very understanding, his lessons have lots of variety and are fun. He takes the time to get to know his students, so he understands what each student wants to achieve from their lessons. I'm learning a lot from him...two thumbs UP."
Joan
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Bobby has a wealth of knowledge and passion about music and can help you learn how to play your favorite songs on drums from any genre (alternative, indie, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classic rock, dance and more). 2 months ago, I knew nothing about drums, and in just 9 lessons so far I can now play a handful of songs and grooves. I learn so much each lesson, and Bobby does everything he can to help me succeed. I highly recommend Bobby."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Bobby C.
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"Joan is GREAT!

Joan has been a fantastic teacher to our 5 year old son. She is very patient and takes the time to ensure that he is following directions and understanding drumming concepts. She also is flexible with scheduling and kept in constant touch with us if any changes were made to the scheduled practice lessons. We highly recommend Joan to anyone who is looking to take drum lessons from TakeLessons. Thanks Joan!!!"
William
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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