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Popular Drum Teachers in Prior Lake, MN

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Eric C.

38 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric C.

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Rhythm is one of the essential elements of music. A background in drumming can help you to better understand any instrument.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
Burnam
Always great!
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John S.

17 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • B.A. - Psychology from St. Olaf College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John S.

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- 10 Years Teaching Experience
- Professional Musician
- Flexible teaching style (written notation, ear training, play-a-long songs)
- Patient & fun learning environment

About John

Hi, I'm John! I'm a full-time musician, currently splitting my time between teaching drums and touring with indie rock band Step Rockets. I've been fortunate enough to spend the past 12 years teaching, recording, and performing across North America. I started drumming at the age of 10, honin

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Chris T.
Excellent instructor! Positive, patient and great mix of focus on fundamentals vs. fun and challenging exercises to keep me engaged.
Jason G.
The first week is awesome. I had taken a class at a college for a quarter. I did very well and learned a lot. With that, John knew right where to start with me. Looking forward to getting the best sound I can. Thanks, John.
Maddy
John is THE BEST. He is as knowledgeable as they come, inspires my daughter to become her best self, is communicative and flexible. Honestly, I am scared he will become too popular — he's OURS! <3
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Kismat S.

10 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Nepali
  • Awarded Hit FM Music Awards from Hits FM
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kismat S.

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I have over 21 years or playing experience, over 10 years of international touring experience over 14 countries and 6 years of teaching experience.

I can teach you to play your fav songs, techniques, playing by the books and all share all of my world touring experience.

About Kismat

My name is Kismat, 29, currently back in Minneapolis after living in LA for a year. I’m a full time musician touring the world playing rock, reggae, jazz music etc. I also teach at Guitar Center Maple Grove currently. I’m a professional musician with over 10 years of international touring experie

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Sanil
Taking lessons with Kismat was both fun and educational, as it should be. I was introduced to a variety of different music theory concepts at a pace which suited me. It was never too difficult nor too easy. Of course your progress will be dictated by how much you practice, but Kismat's lessons will give you a clear path to follow. Over all I had a lot of fun learning from him, he's a great teacher and fun guy to jam with.
Kathy
Our son Joe has taken lessons with Kismat for about the last year. They have been the most productive lessons of our sons guitar playing! Kismat found a way to teach our son in a way that appealed to him and applied to his way of learning. I could not be happier with the experience! Thank you so much!
Ingrid
I was Kismat's employer at Guitar Center in Roseville, Minnesota. He was fun to work with and great with students of all ages and skill levels. His energy and positivity always brightened the day and inspired the customers.

Meet Online Drum Teachers Serving Prior Lake, MN

Andy M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance from Wright State University
  • Teaching since 2005
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Andy M.

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Experienced and engaging teacher with over 10 years teaching drum and percussion students of all ages and experience levels. Each lesson is designed to fit the goals of each student while building foundational technical and musical skills to serve any genre or style. Instrumental areas and specialties include: drum set, hand percussion, djembe, congas, mallet percussion, and orchestral percussion. Not only will you learn instrumental technique, you will be learning various styles and playing to your favorite songs in no time.

About Andy

I am a professional drummer, percussionist, and educator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and have taught hundreds of students through teaching positions I have held at Indiana University, Lawrence Univerisity Conservatory of Music, and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I am currently the Music

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Kay
I've attended a number of masterclasses and group lessons with Andy in the past, and every learning experience has been enriching and engaging! He delves into the topic at hand with an all around approach, discussing history, pedagogical style, musical understanding, and of course, deliberate execution. When I'm working on my own, I often think back to many of the concepts he taught me, especially in regards to technique and mindfulness. As a music student, I'm grateful to be able to learn from him and am looking forward to arranging one-on-one lessons in the future!
Alex
Andy is a thoughtful, encouraging, and insightful instructor who is well versed in his studies of classical, world, orchestral, and chamber music amongst others. In his time filling in at Lawrence University while my primary instructor was on sabbatical, he gave me tips on how to internalize the "feel" of my repertoire, make my playing more efficient, increase my dynamic control on both mallet and battery instruments, and introduced me to the Afro-Colombian style of drumming. Andy's ability to cater to each student's individual needs and lesson curriculum is extremely impressive and inspiring.
Jonathan
As a percussionist studying in college, Andy is anything a student could ever ask for in terms of percussion expertise. Around UW Milwaukee, he gives excellent master classes and is able to lead full class sessions that delve into a LARGE array of topics. This may already be a selling point, but one on one lessons with Andy are outstanding. Mastery of many styles and instruments make it easy for Andy to give lessons on almost anything, including drumset, classical percussion, congas, etc. Great instructor!!

Corey C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Corey C.

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Online Drum Teacher

Beginning Drum lessons in my home

About Corey

Hello Students! My name is Corey and I'm looking forward to teaching you, whether you're a beginner or advanced. I specialize in beginners and always enjoy helping students get to the next level. Many of my students have gone onto success as professional guitarists. (Panic at the Disco, The Highe

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Michael
Corey is amazing! Highly recommended!
Dana
To play off what Chaz said, I'm a recovering trumpet player who initially tried my hand at the guitar about 5 years ago. Corey quickly figured out that my talent and background were better suited to the bass. There's been no turning back. Corey's a great teacher! He's always patient, he makes you work, and you enjoy the process. I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could!!
Ben
Corey is great. Always positive and happy. Great laughs. His system for teaching has gotten me from clumsy beginner to where I have the confidence to play with others and in front of an audience. He teaches relevant information that helps you know how to PLAY.

Eric S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
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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 Foundat

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Prior Lake, MN

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Prior Lake 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 $110 per hour.
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"Friendly and great teacher.

Jeff is a friendly teacher. He gives the right amount of homework to practice and is very understanding. Jeff gives feedback instantly in order to help me improve."
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Took Drum lessons from Jeff W.
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"I worked with John for around 9 months so far, starting as a complete beginner. He has moved me through multiple genres of music and despite my limited schedule has me progressing much further along in lessons then I ever thought possible! He is great to work with, very accommodating to the students interest and very professional! He has helped me with technique and music theory as well, which has been really helpful. I would recommend him to anyone, young or old, interested in learning the drums!"
Mary
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Great and super nice"
Robin
Took Drum lessons from Ariel R.
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"Within the first lesson it was obvious how much Scott is passionate about playing music and helping other musicians succeed. What I really liked about Scott was that he didn't beat around the bush when it came to finding areas that I could improve upon, but in the same respect, he made sure he celebrated the successes and progress being made. That's the kind of teacher that can motivate someone to improve and feel fulfilled after the hard work being put into a craft. I unfortunately had to stop taking lessons due to outside circumstances and if I got the opportunity I would take more lessons with Scott."
Josh
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"Casey is a great teacher! I've really enjoyed my lessons with him! He makes learning drums tons of fun!!"
Laura
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Very enthusiastic, easy to connect with. Very skilled in all types of music including my choice, Contemporary Christian."
Greg
Took Drum lessons from Glenn M.
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"Very enthusiastic, teaches in an easy manner that makes it simple to build off of earlier concepts...great with young kids as my son started with him at age 10. My son loves working with him."
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"My son started learning the drums at age 5. Not only is he able to keep a beat but he is learning to read music. He is also being taught proper drumming techniques and that there is more to it than just banging sticks. Within these past two years, Mike built his confidence and gave him enough skills to go perform at his school's talent show. Each lesson my son comes out smiling and has a sense of accomplishment. He says his lessons are fun and that Mike is a cool teacher. Mike shows that he loves to teach and I couldnt be more pleased!!!!"
Ryan C.
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Best drum teacher in Orange County

I've been talking lessons with Mike for about 5 years. He is both a great teacher and person. He combines a high level of skill and teaching ability with unmatched enthusiasm. His lessons are a combination of practice on the pad and on the kit, culminating in learning to play songs. Learning a new instrument is not easy, but this approach works and is very rewarding( as well as fun). Mike is also very friendly, fun, and energetic. To summarize, you WILL NOT regret choosing Mike. He is great teacher, and is someone who you or your child can become friends with. I will never regret having Mike as my drum teacher."
Robert
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I have taken lessons with Mike for over 7 years, and getting into drumming has been the best thing that has happened in my life. Mike is an excellent teacher, who truly loves to teach. You feel his joy, he is never condescending, and he is never more than a couple steps away from making a silly joke.
Drums have given me a hobby to keep improving as I get older. It has given me a passion for music, both performing, and listening. It has also allowed me to have experiences I never would been able to have without learning the drums, such as playing in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, winning 1st place with my high school drumline, and making lifelong friends as part of my high school's music program.
I highly encourage to take lessons with Mike. He is the best."
Derek
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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