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Drum Lessons in Miami, FL

Florida is renowned for its contributions to the music industry, especially the development of Miami bass in the 1980s. Whatever style of music interests you, you can find inspiration from numerous Miami musicians, including Enrique Iglesias, Lil Wayne, Ricky Martin and Pitbull. Want to join in on the fun? TakeLessons offers several different lessons types, including guitar, piano and drums.

The drums are one of the most versatile and fun instruments to play, and are relatively easy to learn. However, no matter if you are a complete beginner or an advanced drummer, it is always useful to take private lessons to truly develop your skills and techniques. And that’s where TakeLessons comes into play - we can help you find the perfect instructor for your Miami drum lessons with our roster of local, fully-certified teachers.

During your drum lessons in Miami, beginners will learn terminology and basic techniques; advanced drummers will benefit from learning more thorough techniques and correcting any bad habits. The lessons are completely customized to your needs, including the style and genre you’re interested in, your experience level, and your age. Everyone is welcome!

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Edgar V.

Miami, FL

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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* If you are an air-drummer ...

About Edgar

Hi there! My name is Edgar V., I'm from Bogota, Colombia but I now reside in Miami, FL. I have an Associates Degree in Music Business, Creative Performance from Miami Dade College. I'm focused, patient, enthusiastic and very active! "Schedule a lesson with me now and start either speaking in Spanish or playing drums from day 1!."

**For Drum students***

My passion is playing drums and percussion. I've been playing drums for 14 years now. First I studied drums in Colombia with Shakira's former drummer Italo Lamboglia for 4 years and then when I moved here in US, I've kept refining my craf
t taking drum lessons at Miami Dade College, learning new techniques and so on.

I'm currently an independent drummer. I play with many artists and bands as a freelancer, So I get to perform very often live in different venues all over South Florida. I also freelance at different T.V. Networks as a background drummer and percussionist for artists promoting their songs on TV shows. I have won drum contests and competitions on stores and online as well. I have recorded various records and singles with major producers and performed in different countries as a hired drummer.

I've been sharing my knowledge in drums with others since I first started playing drums! I’m a believer that the more you share, the more you learn, and overtime I've realized that the process never stops. At first I was a drum instructor at a local church in Colombia. I had 10 – 20 students in a single classroom -- It was a great experience! Then when I came to the U.S. I've been mainly instructing privately, so I have plenty of experience.

Schedule a lesson with me now and start learning the art of playing drums. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities. After all, you might be the next music prodigy, but perhaps you don’t know it yet! See you soon!

Edgar V.

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room: electric drum set, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric drum set or acoustic drums set.

*** Specialties ***
If you take lessons with me, you can expect to learn everything you need to know to be a great drummer. I focus on 5 core skills to be a great drummer: Coordination, Rhythms, Music Theory, Sight Reading and Styles/ Interpretation.

I also use different methods and books like the Joe Porcaro's Drum Method, Syncopation, Stick Control, Even in the odds, among different methods depending on the style you want to focus on like Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Fusion or even Metal.
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Benito D. October 6, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I liked him very much and my son really enjoyed his class!
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Jennifer F. August 3, 2015
Verified Student
Edgar really helped me keep up my Spanish conversational skills. He was always on time and polite, helpful and knowledgable.
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Albi July 28, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Only 3 lessons so far but i gotta tell you ... My son really is into it (and he s only 6)!!!
Edgar is very respectful, patient w kids and definitely knows how to teach ;) so far ... Super good! ;)
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Edgar V.

Edgar V.

Miami, FL 33130
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$35 / 30-min
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Rene T.

Miami, FL

percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir and then developed into piano and music theory. At the age of 12 I began to learn classical guitar, and at 15 took on various styles like Flamenco, Jazz and Rock. I graduated from High School having played in the school band achieving recognition In national Institutions Like IAJE (International As
sociation for Jazz Education) and state band finals. I was also composing from a very early age, and at 18 released my first album (self-titled) which can still be heard and purchased today through various music outlets, since i have released over 15 albums with various ensembles and bands. In college I already knew from my previous experience that I wanted to teach and pass on the joy that music brought to my life. I studied Music Theory and Jazz and finished my degree in Music Education. I have been teaching all in all for about 14 yrs. And I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with my students learning as much from them, as them from me. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us music aficionados! and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method ranges depending on the student. I believe in my experience that everyone learns differently, therefore everyone develops at their own pace. I try to find key strengths in each student and expose this to their advantage, using their abilities to further develop their skills, this method has shown the most promising results and students usually find themselves playing and performing just a couple of months after their first lessons. Part of my method involves a lot of performance and recital opportunities to help break any fears and inhibitions a student may bring with them. Music is about sharing, so an early exposure to this method helps to strengthen and stabilize a core acceptance of a students style and path, giving them and those close to them a very clear picture of their development and achievements.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has all instruments at both his home and college studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lesson material, song charts and a progression scale. I require student to have an Instrument and recommended technique literature.

*** Specialties ***
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.

****Personal Statement*****

If you needed a reason

There is no question that music touches us instantly and activates images, emotions and memories that linger with us throughout our lives. As a casual listener or an obsessive music elitist, there are times in our lives when we get blown away by a sound so unique our entire body vibrates and resonates with the touch of something out of this world. I can honestly say when this happens to me I feel as close to a spiritual connection than anything I have experienced otherwise. I believe it is these exact events that have triggered my need to be completely involved in the making, performing and consuming of music. The creative process, to me, is the single obvious reason we exist in this world. We create and share, learn and interpret, build on previous ideas and inspire others to perfect upon this process. It is no doubt a very humbling experience to realize you are part of it all. During this process you come to realize how important you are as an Individual, how there is no other vessel like you in this world, nor has there ever been or ever will. You are here now and your voice, your talent, your gift is an instrument to the great choir of the human spirit. No one but you can relate this, a reason to be, to create, to give.
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Malachy O. November 1, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Looking forward to working with Rene to help my son become a proficient drummer.
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james F. July 25, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I looked around for a while before I took lessons with Rene as I was looking for someone who could help me learn to sing as a beginner while also improving my guitar playing. Rene was exactly what I was looking for and he has a great studio set up too. A fantastic musician... highly recommended.
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Breean H. July 18, 2015
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My son looks forward to his lessons with Rene. Rene is extremely patient and knowledgeable. My son is getting a strong sense of the fundementals and love for the bass. We are thankful for his transfer of knowledge to my son for the lasting gift of music.
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Rene T.

Rene T.

Miami, FL 33166
(18)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jimmy D.

North Miami Beach, FL

About Jimmy

After spending years touring and recording with many artist such as John Cougar Mellencamp,Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin to Jennifer Lopez.
I can help you get REAL knowledge of what it takes to play and be successful on your instrument .

EDUCATION:

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana (1997-80)

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Boston, Mass. (1981)
Bachlor of Music Degree in Professional Music

RECEIVED DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD IN MUSIC (1998)
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana

FOLKCUBA-INSTITUTO FOLKLORICO NACIONAL DE CUBA
Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Certifica
tion in Advanced Percussion

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Accra,Ghana (West Africa)
Certification in Ghanaian Percussion

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SEMINARS / LECTURES:

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Miami, Florida (Present) Dance Music Dept.

PACE UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
New York, New York Drumset Technique

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK INSTRUCTOR/LECTURE
New York, New York Haitian Folklore Drumming

CLINICIAN IN EUROPE FOR Lecture/DRUMSET
CAPPELLA DRUM STICKS (1994-96) France, Germany, Italy,
Switzerland,

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY LECTURE/ Instructor
Standford, Connecticut World Music Drumset Technique

Also studied privately with
Gary Chaffee, Alan Dawson, Bernard Purdie, Joe Morello,
Horacio Negro Hernandez, Steve Jordan and Johnny Almendra

*** Lesson Details ***
From your very first lesson, I will work with you to determine what specific goals you have so we can custom fit the methods, materials and keys to fulfilling them together. I have the patience and the enthusiasm to get you motivated if you bring the commitment.
My studio is in a safe, family-friendly home & smoke-free environment and sessions will be comfortable, yet challenging.

Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn solely from books, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music.
Students will learn all the basics of drumming, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire.
I make a special effort to invest in each student’s particular needs, utilizing a variety of tools such as supplemental workbooks, ear training, sight reading, note spelling, etc. as necessary.Each lesson will conclude with an assignments to work on throughout the week.Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.

I do strive for excellence and believe every student should work to be the best they can possibly be, while having fun doing so!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio w/ 2 drum sets, various percussion equipment, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Drum pad if needed.
If student is learning drum set they need to supply it if lesson is in their home.

*** Specialties ***
I have played and recorded with John Mellencamp,Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin,Gladys Knight ect.. to name a few and have many years of studying,researching and teaching in many modern and specific styles. Also spent many year Traveling thru Africa,Brazil,Cuba,Haiti,New Orleans and the Caribbean and studying different idioms and have REALLY knowledge of these disciplines.
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Jimmy D.

Jimmy D.

North Miami Beach, FL 33160
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Charles M.

Hollywood, FL

I've been teaching Music for 5 plus years and my students have gone on to accomplish great things. My goal and challenge for every student is to teach them how to play, read and listen to music. This will enable them the ability to play any song and any style of music. I specialize in Jazz, R&B and Classical. Typically I learn my students leaning habits whether its hands on or visual and their attention span, so I can't effectively teach my students. I Can't wait to meet you!

About Charles

I have acquired over five years of teaching experience, travel from ages 5 to 17 acting and playing music. In addition I am a full-time music teacher and spend my free time volunteering at a local high school teaching music. I love music and teaching, it is amazing to see the look on a student face when they learn something new and even better when they perform and stun the audience the joy that my students get makes me happy its confirmation of a job well done.
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Gagnon P. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great piano teacher!
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Liza L. January 7, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Charles is a very good teacher, we had great time
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Liza L. November 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great, thanks a lot!
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Charles M.

Charles M.

Hollywood, FL 33020
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Dillon S.

Miami, FL

I'm a beginning drums teacher and primary drummer in my home church. I've been mentoring students and adults within our congregation for the past two years. My teaching style is entirely student-oriented, and I adapt my material based on what you want to learn. I often use my music theory background as a supplement, and occasionally I will give handouts and homework. I am primarily experienced in church music, but I have played drums in rock and punk bands and jazz ensembles, but I'll gladly teach you any style you are interested in. Students will need their own drum set and gear, and a notebook or binder.

About Dillon

I have been a band leader for 4 years in my church's youth group as well as a music teacher and college student. I have earned my Associate's degree in Music Education at MDC with a focus on jazz guitar and I have a fairly diverse knowledge of different genres of music (primarily worship/church music, rock, pop, and jazz). I have also played drums, bass, and sung in numerous bands throughout the years.

I am currently studying K-12 Art Education at FIU and am mostly experienced in portrait and still life drawing and painting in pencil, charcoal, India ink, acrylic and various other materials
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I am hoping to improve my teaching skills through this platform and I firmly believe in learning from my students as much as they learn from me. I am laid-back and a kid at heart, and I find it important to teach with a sense of humor and to make lessons less of a tedious ritual (especially for younger kids) and more of an enjoyable hobby that they will want to spend time on and get better at.

(For the record, I'm also a huge geek. I love video games, superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, board games, cartoons/anime, technology/science... If you're into something, feel free to talk to me about it!)
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Jenice B. December 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
For a first session I felt comfortable and ready to learn more.
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Reinaldo G. December 11, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his first drum lesson. Dillon is a great teacher. Very kind and dedicated. Thank you so much Dillon, for all your help so far. We look forward to many more lessons to come.
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Denise L. November 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is a beginner and Dillon is so patient and kind to her. He took the time to explain every details, and he always make copies of the lessons they go over, so she can practice at home. We started out with 30 minute and after getting to know and like this teacher we increased the time to 1 hour.
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Dillon S.

Dillon S.

Miami, FL 33177
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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