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Casey C.

41 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded "Best of the Fest" from IndieWeek Ireland
  • Teaching since 2000
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Casey C.

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I have developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on:
-building an understanding and relationship with each drum
-the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming
-how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums
-basic mechanical techniques
-development of each limb
-learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them
-learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set
-gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer
-learning your favorite songs on drums
-how to play in a band

About Casey

Hi I'm a 35 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past decade I have toured internationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained

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Josh West
Casey’s a fantastic teacher. He makes it so fun for our daughter, and always has creative ways of keeping her engaged. She already progressed so much with his help in a short period of time. Can’t imagine a better teacher!
Kristy
My daughter received drums for Christmas so I signed her up for lessons and selected Casey. Best selection made! He is a great instructor. My daughter has had several sessions and he definitely makes it fun while learning and her drumming sounds great!
Todd C.
I've had several months of weekly lessons with Casey. He is absolutely the real deal when it comes to tailoring education and shines in an online tutoring environment. His gear and camera angles are set up perfectly for a video-based experience, and he's incredibly prompt on follow-up.

In my case, I don't have major aspirations for drumming as I play other instruments. But in a very short amount of time, the drums have grown to become a crutch instrument for me in whimsical recordings that I produce for limited, personal audiences. I can honestly say that I approach my own musical production efforts with a lot more confidence. I never loop with software or use production tricks - for all instruments, I always rely on being able to play a song all the way through. I'm confident that Casey has observed this personality trait and weaved that into our lessons.

While Casey has a prescribed curriculum, I've enjoyed just jamming or asking geeky equipment questions as much as I've enjoyed going through the actual exercises. In my case, I have a wide background of musical tastes and Casey has been able to quickly contextualize things he's teaching into songs, artists, or eras that I'd instantly recognize.
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James S.

6 Reviews
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  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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John M.

27 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
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John M.

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43 years of Professional experience, over 1200 lessons in 6 yrs w/ TakeLessons.com alone! Private Instruction for 15 yrs teaching by ear, performance & notation. Positive, patient and motivating, with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

43 years of Professional experience, over 1200 lessons in 6 yrs with TakeLessons.com alone! Total Private Instruction over15 yrs teaching by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have e

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Alex
John is a great teacher and helped me really get into the drums! Highly recommended!
Colette & Eli
Mr. John is the best! My kids love him and he’s so great at teaching them and patient with my kids as they are learning and young. I recommend him to everyone!
Lucas N.
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!
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Tracy D.

29 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tracy D.

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I have been teaching drums since 2003, and I start my students using The Drumset Musician, by Rick Mattingly and Rod Morgenstein. I also choose materials, from my extensive library, to address the needs of each individual. I am familiar with rock, country, blues, jazz, and world grooves, as well as marching band and orchestra. I teach the components of and purposes of voices within the set, proper grip, reading music, coordination, and feel. I also teach students how to analyze and map songs, so they can excel in a band setting. If a student is wanting to be in marching and symphonic bands, I can prepare them for those pursuits, as well. I have two sets in my studio, as well as abundant hand and auxiliary percussion instruments.

About Tracy

I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in t

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Tristyn
Tracy is easy to talk with and really cares about your personal learning. Great teacher!
Katie
Tracy is a fun, gifted, patient teacher. She really shines in teaching even shy kids, encouraging them to enjoy the instrument as well as learn to read music. Her style is super friendly and approachable and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to rock the drums.
Cooper P.
I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more.
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Athan G.

84 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Athan G.

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I have taught drums for ten years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.

About Athan

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program,

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Ross H.

17 Reviews
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  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year from Scottish Jazz Federation
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ross H.

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My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross

Using my experience I am able to cater my lessons to students of all abilities, be it brand new or a seasoned player. I shape my curriculum to fit the needs of each and every student I meet & my end goal is always with the goal of maximizing their creativity potential to its fullest.

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Macaidyn G.
Fun and learned something - good lesson
Colin Third
Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!
Terra
Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!

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The average cost of 60-minute online drum lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $120 per hour.
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"On time and very professional. Helped me really learn and understand the basics of drumming."
Christian
Took Drum lessons from Caleb F.
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"He's amazing with our 5 year old. It's helped with her concentration a lot. She's starting to name off parts of the drum set and playing repetitive beats. He's very patient and helpful. We highly recommend him."
Helena
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Danny is really patient with my 10 year old son and gives detailed notes after each lesson by email. My son loves his lessons."
Mateo
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"hAve only had 2 lessons but so far its been a good experience. Rufus is very talented and very patient"
victoria
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Really amazing teacher."
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mikala was patient and encouraging, helped me learn techniques as well as have fun. A great experience!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Mikala P.
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"Casey really teaches my 6YO daughter a lot of material while making it super fun! He somehow manages to handle the craziness of teaching a young child online with ease. We're continuing with more lessons and are really glad we found him."
Erin
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"My son always looks forward to his lessons with Aaron. Aaron is good at keeping my 11-year-old engaged in his lesson. He always follows up with feedback and homework."
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Aaron was great with my son who is just starting out with drums. He slowed down where my son needed more support and sped up when he was gaining skills quickly. The support with recordings of the lessons and practice plan for the week is fantastic and the multiple camera views during the lesson was really helpful when showing techniques."
Kelly
Took Drum lessons from Aaron C.
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"Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!"
Jacob
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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The Best Online Drum Lessons

Whether you’re new to the drums or you’re a seasoned player, online drum lessons help you reach your full rhythmic potential. Unlike books and lesson videos, private lessons provide you with a step-by-step path toward drum mastery, tailored to your unique needs and interests. On top of that, your teacher can answer your questions and provide you with useful tips and tricks along the way.

Small technique changes can have a big impact on your groove. That makes it critical to get

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feedback from an expert drummer as you build up your fundamental skills. From jazz to rock to classical percussion, online drum lessons make it possible to find the exact type of teacher you need for any style. Right from your very first lesson, you’ll start to discover the true power of rhythm.

The Best Online Drum Lessons for Beginners

If you’re just getting started on the drums, it’s important to lay down a strong technical foundation. It’s even more important to keep your motivation levels high so that you’re enthusiastic about picking up the sticks and playing. A private drum instructor provides you with achievable goals that help keep your motivation high and can help you avoid mistakes as you work on the basics.

With TakeLessons, finding the best online drum lessons is easy. Simply browse our wide selection of drum instructors around the globe and find one that fits your musical interests. You can check out the teacher bio and read reviews left by other students before booking your first lesson. Feel free to send an introductory message to any prospective teachers, so you can be confident that they’re the right fit for you!

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