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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Drum Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $168 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$36 average
$109
45-min $22
 
$49 average
$143
60-min $30
 
$61 average
$168

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute drum lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute drum lessons are 20% less expensive at $49, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $36.

Curious how much drum lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best drum teachers .

Drum Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Drum instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Drum teachers

Andrew B.

Feasterville Trevose, PA
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John S.

Minneapolis, MN
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Will F.

Knoxville, TN
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Feasterville Trevose, PA

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• Teaching professionally since 2001
• Uses customized curriculum geared for each student
• Top of the line professional equipment

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Susie Jo August 25, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Meets the student at their level. I am an older drummer and just want to have fun. He doesn’t force you to become someone you are not
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Brian K. December 8, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Andrew is awesome! In just 3 lessons my son loves the drums! He makes learning fun!
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Jake D. November 7, 2017
· Drum · In home
I like Andrew. He's helping me read music and learn rhythms. He's patient too. I'm already looking forward to my next lesson.

About John S.

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Minneapolis, MN

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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

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Maddy August 7, 2018
· Percussion · In home
John is our perfect instructor: approachable, positive, encouraging, upbeat, makes my shy child comfortable and motivated. We love him!
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Santiago July 24, 2018
· Drum · In home
John has been awesome. My 8 year old son is very excited with his drum classes. John sets a very inviting tone and great environment to learn. Would highly recommend.
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Maddy July 10, 2018
· Percussion · In home
John is a perfect instructor for my daughter, who is shy & responds to positive yet structured instruction. She is already practicing for next week :)

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Knoxville, TN

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currently working with 2 drum clients

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Eban P. October 1, 2018
· Music Recording · In studio
Will was everything I expected. I was looking for someone to teach naturally as opposed to rote (boring) learning. I'm sure Will can do rote but he did what I asked.

He really knows his music and can teach in a way that gets my son directly into actually playing music, which is exactly what I was after.

He’s really flexible and can take anything and turn it into something good.

The pace was spot-on, matching perfectly the maximum my son could understand at the time.

I think my son learnt the absolute maximum he could in that short space of time and he learned a LOT.
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Eddie October 1, 2017
· Songwriting · In studio
Great Fun!
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Alan May 4, 2017
· Songwriting · In studio
things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson.....

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA
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James R.

North Brunswick, NJ
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Danny S.

Springville, UT
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Learn how to play the drum set.

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Randy W. November 20, 2018
· Bass Guitar · Online
I would think the first lesson is always the hardest to start since as an instructor you don’t know what skill level you will be teaching. Trevor started the class asking what I wanted to accomplish and ended with lots of practice lessons for me to complete. Looking forward to more classes with him.
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Mike M. March 9, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Trevor is great, he has patience for us beginners, explains things well and answers all my questions. The rest is up to me.
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Dan F. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In home
had a great first lesson

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North Brunswick, NJ

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Develop Stick Control, & the skills it requires to have the coordination it takes to Play the Drums.

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Don November 1, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
I've taken 6 vocal lessons with Jimmy so far and he is an excellent instructor, very patient, knowledgeable, passionate
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Xin August 9, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have to find my own music sheet
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Henry July 3, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Great teacher. willing to start with the basics. very patient and encouraging. I plan on taking classes with him for a long time. Would highly recommend!

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Springville, UT

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Teaching students how to play with bands and read music are both important. I've played over 27 years and taught over 17 of those years. Grooves, coordination, reading and soloing are all aspects of what I teach from mostly my own books. I combine having fun with the commitment of practicing into a well rounded learning experience. I have recitals for students to show off their talents 1-2 times yearly. I'm versatile in teaching new drummers or advanced students. I look forward to our lessons.

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Luke November 2, 2018
· Drum · Online
Totally awesome cool! Danny teaches kids drums from first time to having fun playing real songs in just a few lessons. Thank you for making learning fun for my son!
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Jack N. October 12, 2018
· Drum · Online
Professional, kind and patient. Luke enjoyed the lesson. Thank you!
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Jill G. September 29, 2018
· Percussion · Online

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Why TakeLessons?

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Drum Lessons

Do you want to learn how to play the drum? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private drum lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

Drums are one of the most common instruments for beginner musicians. It’s fun to play, and with practice and dedication, most students can learn to play several easy songs within 1-2 months!

It shouldn’t be a surprise that students learn faster when taking private drumming lessons or classes, compared to watching video tutorials or YouTube videos. Finding a specialized teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online classes - for one-on-one drums tutoring will give you the feedback and personal attention you need to become the best drummer you can be!

Beginner vs Intermediate vs Expert Drums Lessons

Private drums lessons with a certified TakeLessons teacher are customized to each and every student based on their current skill level, and goals. Beginner students get to learn the fundamentals, and practice basic beats, basic exercises, and basic techniques. From there, the difficulty increases in order to properly challenge and motivate intermediate and advanced level drummers to develop greater skills, to break through their preconceived limitations, and to ultimately get more satisfaction, meaning, and even paid opportunities from the becoming a skilled drummer.

We understand advancing drummers might have professional goals, so our teachers can guide you how to increase chances of getting more and higher paying gigs. Who knows, someday, you might even become a TakeLessons drums instructor and get paid to teach other aspiring drummers like you.

Drums Lessons for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

If you’re the type of parent who believes music can improve early childhood development, science has good news for you. A recent study suggests that drums practice can help children better and faster process music and verbal language. Hearing different pitches and tones can help one better parse spoken words. So while every parent should remain careful not to forcefully involve their little ones in music, sports, and other interests, parents can still take a gentler approach that stimulates joy and curiosity, and plant a seed for lifelong learning.

Drums Lessons for Kindergartners and Grade Schoolers

Science also has good news for kids older than preschool age. Research suggests music lessons improve academic performance, as well as cognitive skills in children. drums lessons and practice can help improve motor skills, cognitive performance, and listening skills at a young age.

TakeLessons instructors are background-checked, and highly qualified to give your kids the lessons they need to stay engaged, enjoy the learning process, and to gradually and continually improve one key, one note at a time. After all, learning at a younger age yields the greatest and most long-lasting benefits.

The last thing you want to do is force a kid into playing and practicing so much that they begin to flame out and reject something as powerful and life-changing as the drums.

Drums Lessons for Students with Autism or Special Needs

Some TakeLessons instructors specialize in teaching students with special needs. We believe that not every student learns the same way, and that every student, regardless of their special needs, is capable of becoming a great drums player and musician.

If you can’t find a special needs teacher near you, try searching for online teachers, to find the perfect teacher that can meet your or your child’s needs.

Drums Lessons for Teenagers and High Schoolers

The teen and tween years are the make or break years for most people, in deciding whether they’re going to stick with a childhood hobby or interest, for life. As you go through puberty, and begin preparing for life as an adult, and responsibilities pile on your plate, the first things to go tend to be the personal interests you’re passionate about, because they don’t pay the bills. Also, because they’re not an official part of your school curriculum. In other words, what was once a must-have becomes a nice-to-have.

This is why it’s important to have someone that holds you accountable for prolonging your learning and practicing, regardless of whether it’s a musical instrument, or a sport, or any other after-school matter. Someone to keep you motivated. And if you decide to make your passion a profession, someone to guide you along the way on how to find the right opportunities for paid gigs, or even a full-time career in playing the drums.

Drums Lessons for College Students

Let’s be honest, private lessons aren’t the best idea for college students who are generally tight on budget, time, and commitments. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop learning and practicing. You can still work on the drums by taking classes or participating in music programs at your college. These tend to be more affordable, more social, and less stressful than trying to fit private lessons into your routine.

Drums Lessons for Working Adults & Parents

By now, you’ve already decided whether to stick with the drums or to drop it. If you’re one of the lucky few that stuck with it, in spite of having an extremely busy schedule with work and family obligations, congratulations. Contrary to popular belief, taking the time out for routine drums practice has tremendous benefits, even for the busiest of people.

We believe that drums practice as an adult is more productive than it seems because it clears your head, it builds patience, discipline and concentration skills which you can transfer over to other parts of life, and it keeps your hand-eye coordination sharp. It also keeps you committed to learning and improvement, which again, are transferable traits to professional life. As role models, parents taking active classes shows kids the importance of pursuing personal interests for life.

A new study on the long-term benefits of music lessons reports that older adults who took lessons at a young age process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not, regardless of whether it was a guitar, or a saxophone, or an accordion, or any instrument for that matter.

The study found that participants who had four to 14 years of musical training had faster responses to speech sounds than participants without any training — even though no one in the first group had played an instrument for about 40 years.

What to Learn from Private Drumming Lessons

Learn about different types of drums in the percussion family of instruments, such as the tabla, the djembe, and percussion. About steel drums, snare drums, bass drums, bongo drums, side drums, talking drums, and more.

Learn how to establish rhythm, rhyme, and meter with different drum beats and patterns, or how to establish drum cadence (street beat) in a marching band.

Learn about playing a single drum or a set of drums, and about the sounds variations produced by hitting drums with hands or by different types of sticks. About the different pieces of a drum set, and the right price to pay for them.

Learn about how drums are played are different cultures, countries, and even at church. About playing drum solo, in a band, or in a drum circle.

Learn about the different genres of music you can play with drums, such as rock, metal, jazz, and pop music.

Learn how to play drums without an actual drum set, about productive practice to improve, and how to develop your own style. Find exercises to improve your speed, coordination, and rhythm. Learn about proper posture, and breathing exercises to stay relaxed and in control.

Other Benefits of Drums Lessons

• Lessons are fully customized for your age, experience level and interests.
• Extensive roster of certified, friendly teachers.
• Access to an online lesson journal to keep you on track and motivated.
• 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Our drums instructors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. We guarantee a customized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

We have local teachers available near you and in thousands of cities across the United States, with online drums lessons as an option as well. Sign up today!

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