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Popular Drum Teachers in Philadelphia, PA

David P.

5 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David P.

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I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin,and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination,chart reading, and overall musicianship.

About David

I teach children, adolescents , and adults. I have also worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience

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Jenifer
David explains things in a manner that I could easily understand. He was calm, patient, and respectful of skill level.
J M.
Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!
Janna R.
David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!

Michael C.

20 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Master of Arts in Music Education from Philadelphia University of the Arts
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Michael C.

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Students will learn to play basic rudiments and rhythmic movement while performing familiar songs on the instrument.

About Michael

Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high sc

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Karl
I am very new to the instrument. Michael is patient and teaches me a lot of new knowledge to learn and practice.
Françoise C.
First day was great!!!
Skylin H.
My granddaughter tried to talk me into canceling her lesson . After her lesson she said she liked it.
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Abel T.

2 Reviews
Haddon Heights, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Abel T.

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Are you a complete beginner picking up sticks for the first time? Have you been playing for years but need something new to focus on? Or are you somewhere in the middle? Wherever you are on your journey I am here to help. With almost 10 years of teaching experience I have come across all levels of drummers. Whether you want to tackle a new song or learn how to play your favorite fill, I can help. Not only will you have fun in our lessons but I will help develop great technique while doing so. With my instruction my students have gone on to join their schools bands and compete for All State/Regional groups. You will learn something new every lesson, guaranteed!

About Abel

Hi! My name is Abel Tabares and I am a professional drummer. I graduated in 2013 from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a degree in Jazz Studies. I have taught all ages and levels for more than 9 years. Whether you are a complete beginner picking sticks up for the first

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Erik
I studied with Abel for 3 years as an adult student and had a great experience. He’s a very dedicated drummer and teacher, is patient and smart, and is also a cool guy to hang out with. He became a great mentor, and I wouldn’t be the drummer I am today without him!
Linda
Wonderful drum teacher! Works well with children of all ages and is incredibly patient with his students. I’ve known Abel for years and I highly recommend him for students looking to improve for their technique to compete in school bands.

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Cassie B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Cassie B.

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Experienced teacher with 20 years of playing under my belt.

I teach with an encouraging, positive mentality that will foster fun and a love for the drums! For beginners, I start from the ground up with proper technique, rudiments, musicality, all while ensuring room for creativity and curiosity.

After that, and for drummers with a little more experience, you'll learn to:
-Use rudiments in a fun and practical way on the kit
-Build your drum vocabulary
-Play musically and with purpose
-Read and write music
-Write fast charts for gigging

I teach out of my music studio in my home, a roomy and professional space with a beautiful kit to play on.

I have tons of experience with young students!

About Cassie

I am a professional drummer and percussionist with a healthy live gigging and teaching portfolio. I have 20 years of experience under my belt. Drum students can expect to improve week to week on the kit. I teach students the foundations of drumming while fostering their unique style and creativity

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Erin
We love Cassie! My son, who struggles to focus, loves his time with her...from learning rudiments to playing the music that HE loves. She’s a fantastic drummer AND teacher!
Cassidy
I am a super beginner at drums, and Cassie was always so patient with me and helped me take some amazing leaps in my progress in just a few sessions! She’s super flexible and was always willing to teach me whatever beats/skills I was interested in learning more about. Not to mention- she is such a talented drummer herself, so she is just a wealth of knowledge and inspiring as heck. Absolutely awesome instructor!
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Chuck R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Drum Corps and Marching Band from South Hills
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

About Chuck

This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exc

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.
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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associates of Arts in Performance (Drums) from Musician's Institute
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
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I want to make sure my students have a good time learning drums but I also want to make sure they learn a lot..! I always make sure to ask my students what they want to learn and what their favorite music is... after that, I figure out what type of lessons to plan out.

About Emerson

Thanks so much for your interest in starting music lessons with me. I’m so excited to share my passion for music with you! As Lao Tzu said: “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." Lesson details: My main goal as a teacher is to help my students reach their goals. If my student wa

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Rob S.
Emerson is awesome! The first lesson was great and I look forward to working with him on improving my guitar technique.
Eoghan
Emerson is super patient and a great teacher!
Marla Robbins
I enjoyed the learning process; I just hope my short fingers will stretch & curve in order to play the strings properly!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Philadelphia is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $168 per hour.
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45 min
$56 average
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$69 average

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"Mike is awesome! Super down to earth and easy to talk to. He is understanding and patient and seriously takes the time to help you grasp new concepts and increase comfortability with new styles. He is an incredible musician and really understands the deeper meaning behind any drum style or technique that you are trying to learn. I have been a self taught drummer my whole life and I moved to Denver to attend CU for music after getting out of the Army. Mike helped me to prepare for my entrance exams and my drum kit audition, which I knocked out the park. I am now a full blown music student and officially on path to my dream career. Thank you Mike!! I'm looking forward to more lessons and to continue improving!"
- Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son."
- Evan
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"Mike has beef my sons drum teacher for the past six years. He is very patient and adjust to the students need. He is flexible with his hours and reasonable with his prizes v"
- MingYon L. Blackwell
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"Mike is an amazing teacher and all around person.

Mike is an awesome drum teacher. I have been taking lessons from him for a couple months now and he has made me able to do much more than I expected. He is very organized with an endless amount of different worksheets and charts to work on that challenge you just enough. He is a nice person and is fun to be around, I wouldn't take drum lessons from anyone other than mike."
- Daxton
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"My son LOVED his first lesson!"
- Charlie
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Ray is great. Very knowledgeable and personable. He tuned into what I needed to know right away and had two beautiful drum kits set up and ready to play."
- Joel
Took Drum lessons from Ray R.
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"Great lessons!"
- Yoshitaka
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Honestly, best drummer ever. He likes to give you exercise that you are into and enjoy. He'll go out of his way to make sure you are getting the exercise perfect. Best drum teacher ever period."
- Henrique
Took Drum lessons from Jeremiah L.
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"James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny."
- Andrea
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
- Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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Drum Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The drums are a very versatile instrument; they are used in every style of music, from hip hop to jazz to rock. No matter which style you’re interested in, taking Philadelphia drum lessons will help you hone your techniques and skills to take your playing to the next level. Learning the drums will also allow you to better appreciate all types of music and enjoy local festivals such as the West Oak Jazz Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer, our pre-screened and certified instructors are committed to helping you reach all of your goals. Your lessons will be customized for your individual needs, and your online account will help you stay organized and focused. We also offer flexible schedules, several studio locations throughout Philadelphia, and a 100% Money Back Guarantee with your first lesson!

To get started, give us a call or begin searching and browsing teacher profiles online! Signing up for private drum lessons is the first step for increasing both your confidence and your skills.

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