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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.<br><br>

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, an
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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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Mark S. Philadelphia, PA

I've been teaching drums for 6 years. My main focus is musicality keeping time while playing with other musicians. I also encourage my students to work on their reading skills. In the lessons my students and I work on meaningful, real-world playing situations.

About Mark

Learning music, especially at a young age, can have a positive impact in life. From simply playing music in the home to performing music for large audiences, the basic goal is the same: the enjoyment of being a proficient musician. I have written a bit about my experience and how I can use this to help you to become a great musician. I began studying music when I was 8 years old. My early lessons taught me not only about music but about music teaching. As a result of these experiences, I vowed to teach students music that is meaningful to them. Moving along, in high school I played in rock bands with my friends. I can never stress how important it is to play with other people. I always encourage my students to ...

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Pamela M. February 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mark has been great! I don't fit easily into a student level because I have had some piano training before -- but not in a long time. He has picked up very quickly on my skill level and has been very good about letting me pick my own music and helping me to learn. I feel that I am progressing as fast--or eve faster--than I had hoped. I highly recommend him for piano!
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Nateh September 30, 2011
Mark you are a excellent singing instructor. I could not ask for a better teacher. I want to thank you for every thing. I know this is getting me ready for bigger and beter things.
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LeeAnnV April 20, 2011
Fantastic!

Mark is wonderful with the kids and so far I ampressed with how the lessons are going!
Timothy K. Philadelphia, PA

About Timothy

Education- Currently a music performance major at Temple University Associates in Applied Science Major- Sound Recording and Music Technology I can teach all styles from reggae, funk, jazz, rock or blues to heavy metal. I can also introduce students to recording and preparing for the studio. I am currently in TOOL tribute band and working on several recording projects. Paul Green School of Rock Music, Music Director 2001-2009 Philadelphia/Southampton, PA Produced and directed 25 concerts of varied genres of music Responsible for teaching students reading techniques, song form, sound production and drumming fundamentals. Educated individuals and groups in an extensive variety of musical styles Instructed students ages 6-18 yrs in drum set and snare studies St. Martin’s ...

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Julia W. December 3, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Tim's great

Tim is knowledgable, patient, and tuned in to my child's needs. He has an easygoing nature and teaches around my child's musical interests. I would highly recommend him!
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Maria T. May 4, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Timothy

Tim is great, he is teaching my son so much, he loves going to his lessons and learns so much from Tim, he taught him how to read music and the different types of drums and the different sounds they make, He tells everyone he is taking drum lessons. Tim answers any questions we may have and knows the drums very well, he is also very flexible and outgoing, Tirstan has lots of fun and enjoys his lessons very much. I will recommend Tim to anyone who is looking for a drum instructor.
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FitziaJ July 24, 2012
Mother of Teddy J

Tim is a great teacher. He introduced Teddy to the different types of drums and cymbals. He allowed Teddy to play the different drums so that he could hear that each drum has a different sound. He also showed him how could change the pitch of the drum. Teddy really enjoys his lessons.
Adam S. Philadelphia, PA

About Adam

Adam is completing his degree in Jazz Drum Set Performance at Temple University. Since picking up the drums at the age of 9, he has been an active performer and educator, playing in multiple ensembles, including rock bands, jazz groups, marching bands, big bands, orchestras, church groups, wind ensembles, and percussion ensembles. This performance experience covers a wide range of genres from jazz, rock, funk, pop, and gospel. Adam has also taught drums privately and interned under band directors at middle schools and high schools in central Pennsylvania.

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Angela O. April 22, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Adam did a great job!
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Jill R. January 17, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Adam is a wonderful drum teacher. He relates well with my son and makes the lesson constructive, yet fun. He is reliable and comes at our scheduled time every week. My son looks forward to his lessons and likes Adam as his teacher!
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Ashley J. August 29, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Really good and patient with my 6yr old even gives him homework to practice until his next lesson
David P. Wynnewood, PA

I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin, rock and roll. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books.

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 teaching special education with my experience studying and teaching music performance. I am very enthusiastic about teaching students at advanced levels as well. I teach piano and drumset. I teach various styles of music and hope to engender my students' love for music and the arts. I consider myself a mentor, a Music Therapist, and an educator.

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Janna R. April 1, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
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!
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Peter F. March 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
teacher and i are still trying to find a strdigy of teaching so the jury is still out
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Ed T. December 16, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very talented musician!!
Kristian P. Philadelphia, PA

I teach all styles, including rock, funk, hip-hop, jazz, and latin. My focus is for students to develop true four-limb independence as a foundation for creative expression on the drums

About Kristian

Kristian P. is an active steel pan performer and teacher based in South Philadelphia. Mr. P. has performed around the United States, Europe, and Asia, including concert appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently directs steel drum orchestras at the University of Delaware, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and Northern Children's Services.

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Phil S. May 10, 2014
Steel Drums
Tailored to my abilities

Having taken lessons from Kristian for well over 5 years, I can attest to his ability to take raw talent, and in some cases not much talent at all, and produce players of considerable proficiancy. In my case Kristian recognized what my strong points are and tailored the lessons to best take asvantage of what abilities I have. "Cut to the chase", as it were, without dwelling on things of no interest to me, but yet providing a well rounded background, and quite a pallette to work from when developing ideas or learning new arrangements. Any one wishing to learn Steel Pan or develop their ability to play would do very well with Kristian and should take advantage of the opportunity.
Zach M. Philadelphia, PA

I have been teaching drums for 5+ years.
Studied at :
Agostini School of drums 1996-2007 (in Montigny le Bretonneux , France)
American School of Modern Music 2008-2012 (in Paris ,France)
University of the Arts 2012-2013 (in Philadelphia ,USA)

Studied with today's best jazz drummers :
Ralph Peterson Jr , Byron Landham , Henry Cole , Ari Hoenig , Ziv Ravitz , Ulysses Owens Jr and more.

About Zach

Hi , my name is Zach , I am a Philadelphia/NYC-based french drummer. I moved to Philadelphia in October 2012. About french lessons : I have been teaching french for more than five years now and since I know how it is to learn and master a foreign language , I want to share my knowledge and help you learn and enjoy learning french ! It's going to be easy ! About drum lessons : I started playing and studying drums when I was 5 years old and have been studying with the best drummers today such as Ari Hoenig , Byron Landham , Ziv Ravitz , Henry Cole , Ralph Peterson Jr and more... Check them out on Youtube if you don't know them. They are all great musicians and great individuals. I have played in New York , Philadelphia , Paris , Rome in many different venues. I can teach you ...

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Lujain A. March 22, 2015
French · In home
Verified Student
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Ashley Z. March 12, 2015
French · In home
Verified Student
Great start to learning French. It was fun and I'm excited to continue.

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