Chuck Manton

Chuck M.

Woodbridge, VA
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Chuck delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1985

Influences: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Dave Weckl, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Ian Paice, Carl Palmer

(Juilliard Member since 2005)


Drum Instructor
Jun 1985 - Present

Studio or in-Home Drum Lessons:
Providing private drum lessons for beginners & intermediate students, as well as pros looking to work on specific areas.
At CDM-DRUM studios or in your home located in the Washington Metro area.


Four years of private jazz, rock, blues & big band.
Jan 1973 - Dec 1977
Robert Payola Studios Lincoln RI


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Apr 2014
National Association Of Rudimental Drummers


National Association for Music Education
Apr 2014

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Main Studio Kit

Drum Studio

Drum Instructor Chuck Manton at King Street Blues, Old town Alexandria VA-Photo by Paul McMahon

Drum Instructor Chuck Manton at King Street Blues, Old Town Alexandria VA- Photo courtesy of Paul McMahon

AJ- Beginner/Advanced Student

Devin- Beginner/Advanced Student

Leo-Beginner/Advanced Student

Julianne-Beginner Student

Charlie- Beginner/Advanced Student
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3 Reviews

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Ed V. Dec 31, 2016
Drum · In home

My lesson was awesome. Chuck was the best. Very personable. Can't wait for the next one.

Sherrysnne Apr 7, 2016
Drum · In home

If you want to be a drummer who knows how to dynamically play drums and understand the various techniques of drumming... Take lessons from instructor Chuck Manton! He is a fantastic teacher!

Kim Holmes Apr 6, 2016

One of the best drummers I have ever played with.

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