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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!

All our teachers complete a rigorous application process and background check to ensure your safety. We also offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee with your first lesson, so you can experience the fun risk-free. Why wait? Call us today or book online to get started!

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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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Krystal July 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Perfect first lesson,i honestly feel like i will be able to develop into the artist i want to become working with Rene. Left feeling positive and motivated. Everything you would want from a coach!
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Bekka June 13, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Rene was wonderful - - we really hit it off on the first lesson. He is exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for :-) I want to learn to play the cello from the heart. He is perfect.
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Darian Salazar June 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was a true beginner when I started with Rene, and I feel that I learned and progressed quickly without feeling rushed or pressured. That's the type of atmosphere Rene creates, one that allows for you to push yourself as much as possible because he simplifies what can seem like an intimidating instrument. Awesome teacher and great guy, definitely would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano.
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Rene T.

Rene T.

Miami, FL 33166
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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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Jerry J.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Beginning students will begin studying from the book "Progressive Drum Grooves" by Craig Lauritsen which he/she will be required to have each lesson.

Although instructor will have drumsticks, brushes etc. students should carry them along for every lesson.

A drum set or practice pad will be a very crucial part in seeing growth from our lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
(1st Kit)
Standard sized 5 piece Mapex Drum Set with cymbals.

(2nd Kit) "ideal for young children"
Fusion sized Mapex drum set with cymbals. 18" bass drum

The lesson room also has a PA system for CD/MP3 player capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide practice pad if needed. If student is learning the drum set they will need to supply for in-home lessons.

About Jerry

Hello, my name is Jerry and I've been teaching drums for over eight years! I teach various styles of music so whether you're interested in classical theory studies or like would play by ear I am able to teach new ideas and help develop a practice routine to meet your specific needs! In no time, you will be able to perform whatever your musical heart desires. I have a great studio for your learning environment equipped with everything you will need.

Please contact TakeLessons to set up an introductory lesson with me.

(I am also a beginning piano teacher, as I also studied classical and ja
zz piano in college.)
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Shanice C. July 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice person and a good teacher
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Gianna A. July 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jerry is great!! He has a very calm and patient manner with the kids. My girls love him and can't wait until the next lesson. They are practicing learning the notes he suggested. Jerry is very talented and a wealth of knowledge!
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AJ A. July 12, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great! Teach was very patient and clear with his instruction. Looking forward to more learning.
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Jerry J.

Jerry J.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(6)
starting at
$29.95 / 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
. More recently I have delved into ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and film photography as well.

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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Ken B. June 15, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Dillion is very knowledgeable instructor and musician. He is eager to share all he knows and wants his students to excel. He is very patient and insures you have are having fun while learning. Dillion also goes above and beyond the music lessons. He will record the songs / music you are working and send them to you as reference to listen to before the next lesson. He is very easy to reach either by email or text and will answer any questions you might have about your lessons. I would highly recommend Dillion to any age group.
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Ken B. June 12, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Dillion is very knowledgeable instructor and musician. He is eager to share all he knows and wants his students to excel. He is very patient and insures you have are having fun while learning. Dillion also goes above and beyond the music lessons. He will record the songs / music you are working and send them to you as reference to listen to before the next lesson. He is very easy to reach either by email or text and will answer any questions you might have about your lessons. I would highly recommend Dillion to any age group.
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Ayira Gomez June 12, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Very nice, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you Dillon for your patience and dedication.
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Dillon S.

Dillon S.

Miami, FL 33177
(11)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Joel H.

Hialeah, FL

Recommended books:
-Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer by George Stone

I will expect students to study and practice on their own time. I will provide learning material. I will expect improvement every lesson starting from day one. We will get to know each other, set goals, and start from there. We will also be closely following a lesson plan.

Sights reading, rhythm, and ear training will be included in the lesson.

About Joel

I am a composer and musician currently working towards a Bachelor's in Music Education. I've been playing the drum kit and piano / performing since i was twelve years old. I am now under the instruction of the pianist & composer: Marc Douyon. As well as taking advanced piano & jazz drum lessons further expanding my skills and knowledge as a musician. I've also won multiple composition contests.

Music is a language, a science, a type of math, and an art. No matter what angle you look at it from, it's beautiful. I want to show others the joy that expressing yourself through music can bring y
ou.

And remember, don't stop practicing!

***Lesson Details***

Everyone learns at their own pace and I will adjust my lessons according to the skill level of my students. I can provide the necessary material for the lessons but will recommend books that will enhance your playing. I would prefer to teach lessons at my church that I currently perform at called Iglesia Buenas Nuevas in Hialeah. But I am also willing meet up with you anywhere within a 25 miles radius of my home address.

Having your own instrument is NECESSARY so students can practice on their own time. At the church I can provide the instruments for the lessons: I have a full four piece drum kit, and a mini grand piano. The church is available to me at all times.

ALL lessons will include sight reading, rhythm, and ear training.
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Manny April 13, 2016
Piano · In home
Joel is a young man who is very dedicated and knowledgeable. He was very patient with my 13 year old granddaughter and voluntarily stays overtime to finish the task. He did an awesome job.

I would recommend him.
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Joel H.

Joel H.

Hialeah, FL 33010
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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