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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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Evan C.

Nashville, TN

Comprehensive study of music

About Evan

Born and raised in New Jersey, Evan Michael Coniglio was surrounded by music from a young age. His father, Salvatore Coniglio, a talented guitarist dreamed that each of his children would learn a different instrument. After Evan’s eldest brother claimed the guitar, Evan reluctantly picked up the bass at the age of 13. At first, Evan was not happy: It was heavy, and it hurt his fingers. But Evan quickly learned to love the power the bass had over the bandstand and after a few lessons, it was clear that the instrument fit him like a glove.

He soon began to perform with high school rock bands
, sneaking into local bars and clubs for weekend gigs. A newfound appreciation for upright bass led Evan to start his own trio, sparking a love of R&B and Jazz music that thrives in him to this day. Late in his high school career, he began to set his eye on top music schools, hoping to pursue his craft professionally. He wanted to play with the best, learn from the best and become the best.

In 2007 he was invited to attend Berklee College of Music, an opportunity he would not take for granted. Boston was a whole new world for Evan and he quickly began joining up-and-coming artists for live and studio sessions. His initial efforts paid off in 2009 as he was selected to perform in the American Songbook Concert featuring Burt Bacharach and Grammy award-winning singer Paula Cole.

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and Evan has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Evan has worked as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, the bassist and songwriter for R&B group Biscuits & Gravy, and tours with Virtuoso Guitarist Johnny A.

In 2013 Evan worked with executive producer Quincy Jones and recorded a live session documentary at Capitol Records Evan will spend the Summer on an international tour with Nikki Yanofsky.

Throughout 2014-15 He has been the bassist for Johnny A. Touring Nationally and Internationally with the highly acclaimed guitarist.

He currently resides in Nashville, TN
He soon began to perform with high school rock bands, sneaking into local bars and clubs for weekend gigs. A new-found appreciation for upright bass led Evan to start his own trio, sparking a love of R&B and Jazz music that thrives in him to this day. Late in his high school career, he began to set his eye on top music schools, hoping to pursue his craft professionally. He wanted to play with the best, learn from the best and become the best.

In 2007 he was invited to attend Berklee College of Music, an opportunity he would not take for granted. Boston was a whole new world for Evan and he quickly began joining up-and-coming artists for live and studio sessions. His initial efforts paid off in 2009 as he was selected to perform in the American Songbook Concert featuring Burt Bacharach and Grammy award-winning singer Paula Cole.

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Currently, Evan works as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, and as the bassist for Boston-based R&B group Biscuits & Gravy.

In the last year alone, Evan has worked with executive producers Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton and recorded a live session documentary at Capitol Records featuring Herbie Hancock. Evan will spend the Summer of 2013 on an international tour with Nikki Yanofsky before returning to Boston, Massachusetts where he currently resides.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set
Guitars
Keyboards
Basses
Amps
Studio Gear

*** Travel Equipment ***
Whatever I need to bring I will

*** Specialties ***
Funk, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop, ect
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Billy May 24, 2016
Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.
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Scott May 24, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes learning the bass fun and easy.
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Drew May 17, 2016
Drum · In studio
Evan is an amazing teacher and made the process really fun!
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Evan C.

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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 two years ago and have continued playing in bands and working in the music bus
iness.

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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Jensen K.

Nashville, TN

I have a great practice plan worked out that will be challenging and helpful for any beginner-advanced drummer. I want to focus on teaching drums the right way and teaching students how to get the most of out their drumming and still have a great time while practicing and playing. Growing up I looked up to my drum instructor and looked forward to my drum lessons so much that I want to have that same impact on my students.

About Jensen

Hey everyone! My name is Jensen and I have been playing drums/percussion for 13 years now and I am currently available to give drum lessons at my in home studio or at your home. I have been taking private drum lessons my whole drum career until last year when I felt I was ready to pass on my knowledge and experience with other drummers. I have a wide variety of experience in playing drums for multiple different artists, genres, and studio sessions. I studied percussion performance at Olivet Nazarene University along with studying Audio Production and Commercial Music at MTSU. I have also playe
d the tenors in drum line all 4 years of High school and 3 years of College. I have played drum set for many plays in the pit including Legally Blonde, and Little Shop of Horrors. I have 7 years experience in orchestral percussion ranging from playing 4 mallets, concert snare drum, bass drum, timpani, etc... I also have experience in the studio as a session drummer and most importantly on stage.
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Jensen K.

Jensen K.

Nashville, TN 37211
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$20 / 30-min
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Andrew D.

Nashville, TN

Hi there! Let's have some fun on the drums! My lesson plan includes 3 basic segments for those new to the drum set: Rudiment training, basic drum grooves/feels, and a song chosen by the student (and approved by yours truly.) As my students progress, we look more into the realm of fills, soloing, and 4 limb independence.

About Andrew

Andrew Dorn is a singer/songwriter/producer and recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. From performing on stage and recording sessions as a seasoned drummer, to producing artists/ensembles in the studio and composing pieces in all styles and ensemble types, he prides himself on his diversity and broad love for music of all kinds.
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Andrew D.

Andrew D.

Nashville, TN 37216
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$30 / 30-min
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Jeffery B.

Nashville, TN

Students will receive personalized lesson plans based on their skill level and areas of interest. We will cover multiple styles and genres and focus on the main attributes of a professional percussionist.

Lessons take place at a secure and open rehearsal space with professional and well maintained equipment provided (students must bring their own sticks). We will be studying from various, standard texts as well as customized exercises developed for each student.

About Jeffery

With over 15 years of experience playing, performing and teaching percussion, I can offer valuable insight into many aspects of how to become a more well rounded and professional player. Having graduated from Millikin University in 2013 with a BA in Music Business and a Percussion Emphasis, I specialize in drum set and symphonic percussion styles, perfect for developing students looking to expand their percussive repertoire.

I have taught individual and group lessons for private students as well as school groups including classical and corps ensembles of all ages.

I take pride in my pe
rsonable and professional demeanor and understand the challenges of developing talent at different skill levels. I work to provide individualized lesson plans for every student that suit their interests and ambitions.

Performance examples -
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdIg5jrQYLSVdj0FPI1Edqw
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Jeffery B.

Jeffery B.

Nashville, TN 37209
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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