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Dennis M.

Riverton, NJ
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Dennis M.

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Looking to get that pocket groove? This is what drums are all about! Keeping in tight!
"The fills are nice but the grooves pay the bills" Steve Gadd.

About Dennis

Hello there, if you're reading this you are one step closer to your goal. I would love to help you get on track with your musical aspirations or support you on expanding your knowledge. I have toured all around the globe and have settled in NJ. I have had several recording sessions in Europe, USA

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Patrick R.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Patrick R.

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I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.

I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing

About Patrick

7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions: - Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance - Drexel University: Westphal college of media - Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program Drumming for ove

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Andrew B.

18 Reviews
Feasterville Trevose, PA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Best Drum Teacher from Southern California Music School
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Andrew B.

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• Teaching professionally since 2001
• Uses customized curriculum geared for each student
• Top of the line professional equipment

About Andrew

Andrew is available to teach lessons at his recording studio located in Feasterville. Andrew is a graduate of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California. Andrew spends his time teaching, recording, and playing music for local artists/bands. While in Los Angeles

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Mike
Wish there were more stars. Andrew is the most patient and gifted teacher. He’s been teaching our son since he he was two years old and we’ve stuck with him for almost 6 years. Highly recommend Andrew to anyone who wants to learn the drums.
Dana S.
Helpful, considerate, knowledgeable, and flexible.
annie
Andrew is teaching my daughter snare drum for marching band tryouts in the spring. The first lesson was excellent and she looks forward to working with Andrew in more lessons.
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Corey D.

5 Reviews
Souderton, PA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Corey D.

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My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums for over 25 years. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and I have helped my students acquire the skills and tools they need to land gigs, perform as part of a group for live audiences, and express themselves creatively on the drum set.

With me, you will learn how to:

- Get great speed with your hands and feet - play FAST!

- Read and write musical notation - get PROFESSIONAL!

- Play awesome beats rhythms - get COORDINATED!

- Make up beats and fills on the spot - get CREATIVE!

- Play any style of music - Rock, Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Metal, Funk, Fusion, Country, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Hip-Hop, Concert snare, Marching snare - get VERSATILE!

About Corey

My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums, guitar, and piano for over 25 years. I am currently a full-time working drummer with the Philly-area modern country band Shot of Southern. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and my goal is to help my students acquire the sk

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Steve
Corey is a fantastic drummer! Take advantage of time at home while learning new skills, and this is a great way to stay active and keep your energy up. Corey has been drumming for a very long time and has an excellent positive attitude, you can't miss!
Alex
A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!
Maria
Corey is an awesome drummer....truly knows the heart and soul of his craft! He's patient and kind...all around a cool dude! Check him out!
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Kevin C.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Experienced drummer with 13 years of experience, performing in multiple bands genres ranging from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Country, and more.

I began learning drums through Rock Band, yes.. I said a video game. After a month or two I was playing songs on hard or expert difficulty and I soon began applying the rhythms and rudiments I was learning in Rock Band to a real drum set. I began playing drums every day. I played in a few different bands in my teen years, recorded in studios and currently I accompany musicians around San Diego regularly.

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Noah M.
Kevin was very good.
Christian Ruiz
Kevin is really friendly and knowledgeable. He has a good grasp of band production! I look forward to working with him in the future
Steve M.
I had 4 lessons with Kevin. I had to stop due to a medical issue. I am a beginner and Kevin successfully got me to relax and feel comfortable on his awesome drum kit. He made a real effort to meet me on my level and made sure I was solid on the fundamentals. Best of all: I had a lot fun at his lessons! Highly recommended.
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Tim H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim H.

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Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priva

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Philadelphia is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Ariel is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, attentive and inspiring."
Mark
Took Drum lessons from Ariel R.
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"My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher."
Riley
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"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"
Ramin
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"You should book this guy right away! He is very proficient, professional, polite, and one of the very best drum instructors in town!"
Kathleen Keller
Took Drum lessons from David L.
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"Rom has been very patient and gentle with our son with special needs. He understands our goals, which could, at times, be different from those of the general population and works systematically towards them. On top of it all, he's a genuine professional, always on time and always friendly and courteous."
Beti A.
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"Excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, friendly and breaks everything down. Would Highly recommend."
Derick
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas."
Gayle
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Jimmy is the best instructor ever!! I went into playing drums not really having any knowledge of music what so ever. I have been playing for 7 months now and I have learned so much. He is so encouraging and is always giving you positive feedback on how your doing and it makes you feel good about yourself and how you play. I am always learning new things about my instrument and how important my roll as a musician is no matter who I am playing with or for. With Jimmy the lessons might be once a week but he is always there no matter what day or time to help you out with any questions you may have. He is the best there is no one else like him!!! Every lesson is fun and I look forward to going every week!!"
Nicole
Took Drum lessons from James R.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!"
Elizabeth
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"great guy, great lessons"
Cameron
Took Drum lessons from Rob B.
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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 studi

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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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