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Mattia C.

Mattia C.

Ciao guys, Mattia here. Have you ever wanted to play drums but you don’t know how to start? Or have you played for a while and feel stuck, like you’re losing time or missing a piece? I felt the same when I first started, but private lessons helped me achieve my goals and become the person I am today: A Professional Musician. If I did it, so can you. I’m excited to offer you online lessons where I will help you achieve your goals through a personalized path which includes technique + reading; groove like pop, rock, jazz; fills + solos; and anything else you wanna work on. Are you ready to improve your skills?
/30 mins
Cindle V.

Cindle V.

A fun way to practice and learn how to play the drums.
/30 mins
Justin L.

Justin L.

Want to learn to play drums or get your drum chops even better? I can help! Ever since I started drumming at 10 years old, I fell in love. I've toured the country in multiple pop/ rock acts as the drummer and have tracked on countless albums. Come get better at drums at the beautiful Four Horsemen Studios with Justin.
/30 mins
Joan Q.

Joan Q.

Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills! I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals. My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!
/30 mins
Tracy D.

Tracy D.

I have been teaching drums since 2003, and I start my students using The Drumset Musician, by Rick Mattingly and Rod Morgenstein. I also choose materials, from my extensive library, to address the needs of each individual. I am familiar with rock, country, blues, jazz, and world grooves, as well as marching band and orchestra. I teach the components of and purposes of voices within the set, proper grip, reading music, coordination, and feel. I also teach students how to analyze and map songs, so they can excel in a band setting. If a student is wanting to be in marching and symphonic bands, I can prepare them for those pursuits, as well. I have two sets in my studio, as well as abundant hand and auxiliary percussion instruments.
/30 mins
Douglas O.

Douglas O.

Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.
/30 mins
Aaron C.

Aaron C.

We will develop solid time, technique, reading, and rudiments. To foster musicality we will focus on critical listening . We will focus on effective practicing to maximize our efforts. We will learn to apply rudiments and stickings around the drums for interesting and dynamic fills. We will play together to focus on listening and ensemble skills. We also have the ability to record our lessons for later review.
/30 mins
John M.

John M.

43 years of Professional experience, over 1200 lessons in 6 yrs w/ TakeLessons.com alone! Private Instruction for 15 yrs teaching by ear, performance & notation. Positive, patient and motivating, with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!
/30 mins
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My Grandson has come so far with his Drum Lessons! My 9 year old Grandson has been taking lessons with Matthew for over a year. This is his very first experience with any drum lessons and because of

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My son and I take lessons from "Mr. Matt." He is always enthusiastic and supportive even if we're not the most musically talented. We love his mix of basic essentials, music style and theory, and plai

Erik (Drums lessons with Matthew G.)

To the point... Matthew is very good at knowing where you should start. Instead of pulling out basic rudiments from the start, Matthew had me play my set first. It was then he got a good understandin

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My Grandson has come so far with his Drum Lessons! My 9 year old Grandson has been taking lessons with Matthew for over a year. This is his very first experience with any drum lessons and because of

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The drums are one of the most exciting and rewarding instruments to learn. The art of drumming is essential to the world of music, especially to the culture of dance that has evolved around it.

The modern drum set came into fruition in the early 20th century, and it was often associated with the budding genres of ragtime and jazz music. In popular music and the jazz world, the collection of drums is often referred to as a drum set or drum kit. Over the years, a selection of drums, including a hi-hat, snare, and kick drum, became part of a modern drum set. Since then, the art form has been refined as popular music has evolved.

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Certified Drum Teachers

We understand that learning the drums can be a challenge. Because of this, we’ve hired only certified, background-checked drum teachers for our platform.

On TakeLessons, you can find drum coaches with years of professional experience and teaching students. We also make picking your drum lessons on TakeLessons simple. Our platform allows you to know the location of each teacher and review a quick run-through of their experience and teaching availability. Some teachers are even able to make home visits for lessons.

To give you an idea of teacher rates, the price of the best online drum lessons and in-person coaching on TakeLessons is $64. Once you’ve connected with a drum teacher that fits your schedule and budget, you can sign up and start hitting it!

Online Drum Lessons for All Ages

Drums are a fun instrument to learn at any age. Kids often love them because of the energy and expression of playing, while adults will appreciate the challenge of learning various rhythms.

If you’re looking for drum lessons for kids, we have teachers that specialize in coaching the younger ages in the basics of rhythm, getting them comfortable with playing along with full songs and crafting their own style. Older learners will be able to explore rhythms and play along with their favorite tracks.

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Drum Lessons for All Levels

Drum students will find that TakeLessons has drum lessons for every level of learner. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students will all find teachers with lesson plans perfect for the techniques and skills they need to learn.

Our drum lessons for beginners introduce students to basic rhythms such as the rock shuffle, getting them comfortable with the technical movements while also helping them stay on beat. Advanced lessons will allow drummers the ability to play in complex time signatures, as well as move between them.

The best online drum lessons and in-person coaching helps you or your child get a deeper grasp of drum techniques and rhythm. Sign up today!

Drum Lessons Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Drum Lessons

  • How to hold drum sticks
  • Basic drum beats
  • The rock shuffle
  • Learning to play along with music

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Drum Lessons

  • Drum fills
  • Incorporating toms
  • Developing your own beats
  • Introduction to drum solos

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Drum Lessons

  • 5/4 rhythm
  • Complex time signatures
  • Playing live
  • Expert drum fills

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At TakeLessons, serving our students is the mission. That’s why we provide access to the ideal drum lessons for every student, from young to old and beginner to advanced. Starting out is easy, allowing you to pick from a certified and diverse set of teachers for a personalized learning experience. Sign up today for in-person sessions and the best online drum lessons!

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Can you teach yourself drums?


You can teach yourself drums if you are a dedicated and disciplined learner. There are plenty of online tutorials, instructional videos, and books available on drumming to help you learn. One of the hardest parts of learning the drums is investing in a good drum set and having a good place to practice. Private lessons are a great way to learn without tons of trial and error. TakeLessons is a website that offers the best online drum lessons and in-person coaching, offering you a selection of certified drum teachers to pick from.

Are drums easy or hard to learn?


The drums are typically one of the harder-to-learn instruments used in modern music. The difficulty stems from the muscle coordination needed to hold complex rhythms while also playing in time. Because of this, it can take many years to become a proficient drummer. Since it can be a difficult instrument to learn, enlisting in lessons with certified drum teachers can be a huge help as you learn. TakeLessons has a number of certified drum coaches that bring years of professional experience and music knowledge to our drum lessons.

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