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Katherine (Bongo lessons with Murray P.)

My son was very excited and motivated after his first class with Murray.

Eulalee (Bongo lessons with Murray P.)

Indigo is a great tutor. I came to her as a seasoned musician but with little knowledge of the Bongos, so she straight away had to figure out lessons that were on one hand basic yet at the same time a

sam (Bongo lessons with Indigo S.)

Murray was an AWESOME teacher! Learning musical instrument via zoom sounds like it may be difficult or not as productive as in person but Murray proved that wrong. Each class was fun and interactive a

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Bongo Lessons

Ready to feel the rhythm? Then it’s time to take bongo lessons with TakeLessons!

This Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consists of two drums in one. For decades, it has been a staple in salsa, Afro-Cuban jazz, and Cubano music.

In addition to creating entertaining and energetic music, drumming is also a great exercise. It elevates your heart rate and helps to improve your cardiovascular system while releasing endorphins.

TakeLessons offers personalized bongo lessons taught by expert musicians who can help you create rhythms of your own unique style. Before long, you’ll be playing exciting drum solos or jamming along with your favorite band!

Bongo lessons could be just the creative outlet you’ve been looking for!

Certified Bongo Teachers

TakeLessons is a great place to take bongo lessons!

All of our bongo teachers are talented and skilled musicians who have been teaching students of all ages for years. Many of our teachers have played at the professional level or studied music in a college setting. Regardless of where they learned to play, they are guaranteed to teach the best online bongo lessons on the internet!

TakeLessons offers detailed bios of all of our instructors. You can learn more about their musical background and experience with the bongo, read through reviews of other students, and take note of their pricing and availability. No matter what you’re looking for, we have a bongo teacher for you!

Here at TakeLessons, bongo lessons cost an average of $70 per hour. However, this price can vary depending on your teacher and geographical location. While $70 is the average, you should be prepared to pay between $25 and $110 per hour for bongo lessons.

Once you’ve found the perfect bongo tutor for you, pick your package and get ready to drum the night away!

Bongo Online Lessons for All Ages

The fun art of drumming is great for music students of any age!

Searching for bongo lessons for kids? Or are you an adult who has always wanted to tap into your creative side? Whatever it is, you’ll find a teacher for you at TakeLessons.

When reviewing the bios of our bongo teachers, make a note of which ones have experience teaching the age group that you’re looking for. Many of them have experience teaching students of all ages.

Want to turn this into a fun, team-building activity? Group lessons for all ages are also available! Whether you’re looking for online bongo lessons or in-person lessons, you’ll find them at TakeLessons.

Bongo Lessons for All Levels

Just starting to explore this instrument? Our bongo lessons for beginners would be perfect for you! Get started with an instructor who will teach you the basics of bongo-playing.

Already know a bit about how to produce some beats? Our bongo teachers are ready to help you take it to the next level.

Or maybe you’ve been playing for a while, and you’re ready to explore the professional side of music. We also offer advanced bongo lessons, too!

Regardless of whether you know how to bang out rhythmic beats or need to start from the beginning, we are sure that you will enjoy your bongo lessons at TakeLessons!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Bongo Lessons

During bongo lessons for beginners, you can expect to cover the following topics:

  • Learn the proper way to hold the bongos
  • Practice with standard rudiments (exercises)
  • Perfect four basic strokes: open tone, slap, heel-tip movement, and muted tone
  • Start out with the basic Martillo (hammer) rhythm
  • Understanding time signatures and reading rhythmic notations

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Bongo Lessons

In intermediate lessons, your bongo tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Improve your hand-to-hand coordination
  • Learn to create smooth rhythms
  • Rolls, paradiddles, and drags
  • Introduction to the Borello and Guaguanco rhythms

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Bongo Lessons

Advanced course content depends on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Soloing and improvisation
  • Sight reading
  • Study rhythm variations
  • Genre-based study
  • Audition coaching and performance preparation

TakeLessons classes will have you feeling the beat while you learn how to play in rhythm, improve your brain’s ability to concentrate, and focus on relaxing into your new instrument.

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Are you ready to start jamming? Our sign-up process is easy and frustration-free. We are so confident that you will love your bongo lessons with TakeLessons that we also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We can’t wait to hear your new beats! Select your teacher, schedule, and package to get started.


Is it easy to learn how to play the bongo?

Learning the basics of bongos is pretty easy. With the right bongo teacher, you’ll be drumming out uplifting beats in no time!

How do I learn the basics of bongos?

When you sign up for bongo lessons for beginners, your instructor will go over everything you need to know about how to get started. They will teach you everything from how to read music to how to care for your new instrument. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before. They’re here to help you, no matter what your musical skill level is!

How much do bongo lessons cost?

Our goal here at TakeLessons is to teach new skills at affordable prices. The average cost of bongo lessons is $70 for a 60-minute session. However, many factors go into a teacher’s individual price, so students should expect to pay between $25 and $110 per hour.

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