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Drum Lessons in Nashville: Your Guide to Music City

Nashville is a fantastic place for aspiring musicians. If you’re taking drum lessons in Nashville, you have the wonderful opportunity to learn about music history, experience concerts and live music, and gain inspiration from local and well-established artists.

There are several well-qualified drum teachers in Nashville. Some teachers have their own studios, and others are willing to travel to your home to teach lessons. No matter your drumming goals, you can definitely find an awesome teacher to help you learn and improve.

When you’re taking drum lessons in Nashville, you have to check out the live music scene. You will get a chance to see some great drummers perform, and you may even meet some new friends and practice buddies! Did you know there are over 150 live music venues in your city? That means that no matter what type of music you’re into, you can hear live music any hour of the day, seven days a week. Here are just a few Nashville’s awesome music venues.

The Gulch

Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, and Kings of Leon are just a few of the famous artists who have graced the stage at The Gulch. Located in downtown Nashville at 12th and Porter, the newly-renovated club is a great spot to catch a show and grab a bite to eat.

3rd and Lindsley

From local, up-and-coming musicians to famous well-established artists, 3rd and Lindsley is one of the best places to check out live music in Nashville. The Fray, Zac Brown Band, Jason Mraz, Train, James Morrison, and Pete Yorn have all performed at 3rd and Lindsley.

Besides the local clubs, there are also several larger, more famous concert venues like the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most famous country music venues in the world, the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

This is a must for all country music fans. Check out the museum exhibits to learn about the history of the genre and all your favorite country artists. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also offers some fantastic music education programs, so it’s a great place for aspiring musicians!

Whether you have aspirations of being a professional drummer, or just playing to have fun, you’re going to need some gear in order to practice. There are several great places to buy new or used drum equipment in Nashville like Fork’s Drum Closet, Guitar Center, and Nashville Used Music. You can find friendly, knowledgeable staff at all of these places, so you can feel confident that you’re getting everything you need to pursue your passion.

Nashville is a great place to experience live music and learn to play drums. Now you know some of the best places to go to grab some gear and see a show. So what are you waiting for? Find a drum teacher and start your musical journey, but most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!

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Jordan R.

Nashville, TN

About Jordan

I received my education at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Jazz Guitar. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the Midwest, and have performed live and in recording studios all across the country in a variety of styles (Rock, Metal, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Country). I've performed internationally, and my playing has been featured on several prime time television shows. I've always had a love of music, and it’s a passion that I try to instill in all of my students!

Through focus on note reading, chords, improvisation, and technique, I try to give my students tools that
they can take with them throughout their musical journey, whether playing music for fun or professionally!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to be laid back and very individual with my approach. I always introduce a curriculum designed to teach basic chords, note reading, and basic theory, but I also understand that each student has a particular set of interests, and I want to inspire them to follow those interests. Whether it's Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, or Classical, I want to give my students the tools and understanding that they need to excel at the music that drives them.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have everything that they need to practice the materials that I give them, including an instrument, amplifier and tuner if necessary, and a music stand. I provide all lesson materials.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock, country, metal, blues, and jazz with an emphasis on theory and technique.
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Caleb B. January 3, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Jordan was a very excellent teacher. He was very well spoken and very patient. Jordan brought humor into his teachings and it was well appreciated. I look forward to the next lesson.
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Joshua B. January 3, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jordan was kind and knowledgable. He has a true passion for teaching!
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Ellie A. December 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter had a great first lesson with Jordan. She really liked his teaching style, how he taught her step by step. She is looking forward to next week!
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Jordan R.

Jordan R.

Nashville, TN 37211
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Zachary F.

Nashville, TN

Hello! My name is Zack and I teach music for the same reason I play music: it's fun! . I'm 27 and I've been teaching drums for many years to all different age groups and ability levels. I specialize in rock and jazz styles. I can read music and teach notation but that is not a requirement of my students, nor does it have to be the end goal. We can just learn technique and songs if that's what you are interested in! Thanks!

About Zachary

Hello! My name is Zack. I'm 27 and I've been teaching drums for many years to all different age groups and ability levels. I specialize in rock and jazz styles. I can read music and teach notation but that is not a requirement of my students, nor does it have to be the end goal. We can just learn technique and songs if that's what you are interested in! I also teach beginner guitar lessons. I teach music because of the same reason I play music: I love and and it's fun. Thanks!
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Zachary F.

Zachary F.

Nashville, TN 37228
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$35 / 30-min
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Eric D.

Nashville, TN

I teach Drums for ages 5 and up. Any experience level from beginner to advanced!

About Eric

Hi! My name is Eric. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland I have been playing drums for the past 15 years. My musical pursuits started in the 5th grade when I began playing in school band. Throughout Middle and High School I played in All County Jazz and Symphonic band. Upon my graduation I was accepted into Berklee College of Music and received my Bachelors of Music in Drumset Performance. It was at Berklee that I also began my teacher career and discovered the extremely rewarded endeavor of sharing my passion for music with others. I have now been teaching for the past 5 years and have toured
the world with many great musicians. It is now that I wish to share my experiences with the Nashville community!

***Lesson Details***

Lessons can take place in my home studio or the student's home or desired location. This is offered as a convenience for families with busy schedules at no additional cost. Working on the students own equipment is a great advantage often overlooked when teaching drums. All that is required for a beginner student is a pair of drum sticks and a practice pad! I will provide all additional materials for our lessons.
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Eric D.

Nashville, TN 37211
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$25 / 30-min
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Steve B.

Nashville, TN

I can offer a music business perspective from a record label executive, rock/latin/funk drummer, and classically trained percussionist. I'd love to meet students of any age looking to kickoff a lifetime of fun with the drums and other types of percussion instruments like keyboard (marimba/vibraphone), orchestral, hand drums, drum machines, and more.

I value gradual progress and having fun with your instrument. Let's learn together!

About Steve

Hello!

I'm Steve and I teach drums lessons to anyone who is ready to learn! I've been teaching private lessons from a young age and grew up in my parent's lesson studio of 60 students. I began teaching beginner level when I was 16. I continued teaching when I went to Millikin University studying with Brian Justison and touring with the PASIC award-winning Percussion Ensemble. I earned a degree in Commercial Music in 2013 and got into the music industry while playing part time. I moved to the Nashville area around a year ago and have continued playing in bands and working in the music busine
ss.

I can offer a perspective from a record label executive and classically trained percussionist. I'd love to meet students of any age looking to kickoff a lifetime of fun with the drums and other types of percussion instruments like keyboard (marimba/vibraphone), orchestral, hand drums, drum machines, and more.

I value gradual progress and having fun with your instrument. Let's learn together!
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Steve B.

Steve B.

Nashville, TN 37209
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$30 / 30-min
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Jared C.

Nashville, TN

In a world where one size fits all, Jared offers drum instruction tailored to meet your specific needs. Jared has spent over 11 years studying privately with some of the most respected drummers in the world. He is currently in his third year of undergraduate studies as a commercial music major at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jared has experience teaching and performing Jazz, R&B, Rock, Pop, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Christian Praise and Worship.

About Jared

Jared is originally from Dallas, TX but currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. He attends Trevecca Nazarene University where he is in his 3rd year as a commercial music major.

Jared Has Studied Privately With:
Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Frankie Valli & The Four Season, Bobby Brown)
Chris Coleman (Prince, New Kids On the Block)
Jared Ribble (Jaimee Paul, Denver & the Mile High Orchestra),
Carl Albrecht (Paul Baloche)
Scot Corey (Trevecca University)

Jared's Accomplishments Include:
Featured in music video for pop artist Jake Neumar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toZrxZih280)
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eatured in music video for rock group The Resolute. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXWo47_aw5w)

Performed at 4th Street Live in Louisville, KY.

2015 Local Nashville Drum Off Winner
2014 Local Nashville Drum Off Winner
2013 Local Nashville Drum Off Winner

Jared's Musical Experience Includes:
Contemporary Christian Praise and Worship
Jazz
Fusion
Gospel
Country
Hip Hop
Rap
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Bradford Weir November 7, 2015
Drum · In home
Jared is a fantastic teacher and has a gift for making you feel encouraged yet showing you how to improve at the same time. The drum lesson I took was probably the best musical lesson I have ever taken.
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Christopher November 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
Jared is a great instructor! Ive been playing drums for a few years and I still got a lot to learn. Thanks to Jared ive been able to improve my drumming ability and knowledge. I would recommend Jared to any beginner, intermediate, and or advanced drummer. You wont regret it!

Thanks Jared!
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Timothy November 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
Jared Chontos is a very well rounded musician, and an excellent drum teacher. He is very patient, and very good at explaining things. I am by no means a drummer, and I have problems with rhythm, but he was able to teach me the fundamentals, and how to keep a beat and simple drum groove.

I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
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Jared C.

Jared C.

Nashville, TN 37210
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