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Christian R.

Christian R.

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I started studying the Drums when I was a teenager. I wanted to learn in order to improve my rhythm and timing on the guitar but I fell in love with the drums and continued private lessons and studied on my own so that I could create and record my own material. I started teaching in 2009 and have worked with over 100 students. Some of my favorite drummers are Chad Smith from RHCP's, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Taylor from Queen, and many many more. There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, Railroad media, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac. I use Pearl drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Roland electronic set, Sabian pad, LP cow bell and bongos, Vick Firth sticks, Tama Iron cobra double bass pedal, Evens and Remo heads. It usually takes around 2 - 3 months for beginner to start catching on and be able to play beats, rudiments, and songs. It really depends on how much the student practices. It's my goal to help each student become the musician they desire to be. My philosophy is to teach my students to be smart musicians. What I mean by that is, it does you no good if you can play a song but don't know what you are actually doing. So, I teach students to be smart musicians in case they decide to write their own music or join a band. I have not won any music awards yet, but I have had people use my bands demo music in some commercial videos online and my lead guitarist Brian Gresh played on American Idol with "Queen" and toured with them for 2 years. We are working on recording an Album and the sky is the limit.
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Granville M.

Granville M.

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With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others. Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship. Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is made. He is currently performing and writing with Divinity Roxx (Beyonce, Victor Wooten), Elle Winston, Kate Vargas and others. He has and continues to play on amazing stages around the world. He would love to empower you with music.
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Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves h

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Very helpful and open, doesn’t hesitate to give you the information that you need to learn. Is very well spoken and makes all of the content very easy to understand. Give great direction and will defi

Connor (Drums lessons with Kevin S.)

Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.

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Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves h

Ava Marie Perry (Drums lessons with Douglas O.)

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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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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?

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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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