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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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$20 / 30-min
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Liz F.

Nashville, TN

About Liz

Liz is an experienced teacher, clinician, author with Alfred Publishing, producer and engineer and has taught master classes based upon her book for drummers called “How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart, teaching drummers how to write drum music. She has taught clinics at Guitar Center, MTSU, The Percussion and Arts Society International Convention, The SAE Institute, The Musicians Union and TSU. She is a member of ASCAP as a Publisher and Writer, 257 Musicians Union, PAS, Club Cubase and is currently performing with Robert Rivers and Floodwater, The Jill Sissel Band, The Unity Music Ensemb
le.
Liz is endorsed by REMO, Vic Firth Education Program, Louie Bellson, Gary Chaffee, Rich Redmond, Jeff Salem and Lalo Davila.
She has been featured in Tom Tom Magazine, DRUM! Magazine February 2014 Issue and Berklee Today Spring 2014 Issue.
She has been extensively trained in developing music programs for drums and piano students to guide them to becoming successful musicians and accomplishing their musical goals. Her teaching method includes progressive technique study, theory, notation and music reading skills. She teaches beginner to advanced levels in both drums and piano.
Liz has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Under the tutelage of Berklee’s finest teachers such as Gary Chaffee, Fusion and Jazz artist, Keith Copeland; Jazz artist, and Fred Budda from the Boston Pops, Liz has grown into a hard working professional musician touring at age 16 and recording her first album at age 19 with the Calliopes Children Steel Band. She is an Award Winning Jingle Writer and a certified K-12 instrumental and vocal instructor.
She is an accomplished and experienced musician who has toured with Stella Parton and performed with Charlie Louvin, Walter Egan, The Carnival Cruise Lines and produced The Paint Sisters with John Carter Cash.
Today she is still performing and touring with Nashville artists, teaching private lessons and master classes and producing and engineering sessions in Tennessee. Liz has lived here in Nashville for 20 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect to have a great experience from your first lesson to your last lesson. I live music every day and like to expose all my students to new and innovative songs and styles that are used in today’s music.
I design a practice work flow so my students know how to set up their practice space and the best way to practice what I have shown them. You will see a gradual progression that I create for students to advance their drumming techniques enabling them to play the songs they have always wanted to play.
I teach a step by step method to playing the drums and each lesson includes technique skills, reading music skills and learning drum patterns to playing songs.
Students will be able to play a simple drum pattern in their first lesson with a song. In 3 months you will see music reading skills greatly improve and a good start on coordination technique skills. In six months the student will be able to read music well and play basic patterns for songs. Coordination and technique skills will have greatly improved.
I like to have a music concert for my students once a year at the end of April or the beginning of May in a safe and quite venue which lasts only about an hour. This gives students a performance goal and it’s so much fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All drum equipment, CD player, headphones, practice pad, music stands.
Total recording capabilities to record your lesson or your drumming to a music track.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Books, headphones, ipod with students songs, sticks

*** Specialties ***
Beginner and advanced Alfred Publishing Drum Books. I use Gary Chaffee methods for teaching beginner to advanced techniques for drumming. Styles Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, Swing.
My specialty is teaching my students to chart out a song. It is a proven way for students to play a song with confidence. My students are very successful using this method. I teach this method using my book "How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart" Alfred Publishing to all levels.
I teach reading music notation and how to read all drum music and charts when in a professional session.
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Liz F.

Liz F.

Nashville, TN 37210
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jules B.

Nashville, TN

About Jules

Music manifests itself in whatever we choose to do in life. I love teaching because I am not only able to pass along the love of what I do, but also learn from my students. I believe the lesson format to be an open door, where a student can come to share insights, and in doing so soak in what I am able to give a professional. Learning music does not need to be an aggravating experience, on the contrary, it should be based upon simple yet stern goals. I truly believe that through working in small increments, a student can truly realize their dreams in a fruitful, enriching manner. My journey be
gan on saxophone, and now, is mainly realized as a guitarist and producer. Thus far it has brought me all over the U.S, Cuba, and Spain, playing in stadiums and living rooms alike, in the styles of jazz, rock, Latin, reggae, Americana, and flamenco. I enjoy teaching students of all levels, beginners, hobbyists, and advanced players. Whatever your musical interests or aspirations may be, I would love to help you find your unique path to playing/continuing to play the music which moves you.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar (acoustic, electric.) Jazz, Rock, Americana, Latin, Reggae. Name it, and I've probably gigged/studied it.

Flamenco Guitar

Cuban Tres

Drum Kit

Electric Bass
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Jules B.

Jules B.

Nashville, TN 37216
starting at
$35 / 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
starting at
$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)
F
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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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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