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Drum Lessons in Nashville: Your Guide to Music City

Nashville is a fantastic place for aspiring musicians. If you’re taking drum lessons in Nashville, you have the wonderful opportunity to learn about music history, experience concerts and live music, and gain inspiration from local and well-established artists.

There are several well-qualified drum teachers in Nashville. Some teachers have their own studios, and others are willing to travel to your home to teach lessons. No matter your drumming goals, you can definitely find an awesome teacher to help you learn and improve.

When you’re taking drum lessons in Nashville, you have to check out the live music scene. You will get a chance to see some great drummers perform, and you may even meet some new friends and practice buddies! Did you know there are over 150 live music venues in your city? That means that no matter what type of music you’re into, you can hear live music any hour of the day, seven days a week. Here are just a few Nashville’s awesome music venues.

The Gulch

Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, and Kings of Leon are just a few of the famous artists who have graced the stage at The Gulch. Located in downtown Nashville at 12th and Porter, the newly-renovated club is a great spot to catch a show and grab a bite to eat.

3rd and Lindsley

From local, up-and-coming musicians to famous well-established artists, 3rd and Lindsley is one of the best places to check out live music in Nashville. The Fray, Zac Brown Band, Jason Mraz, Train, James Morrison, and Pete Yorn have all performed at 3rd and Lindsley.

Besides the local clubs, there are also several larger, more famous concert venues like the Grand Ole Opry, one of the most famous country music venues in the world, the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

This is a must for all country music fans. Check out the museum exhibits to learn about the history of the genre and all your favorite country artists. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also offers some fantastic music education programs, so it’s a great place for aspiring musicians!

Whether you have aspirations of being a professional drummer, or just playing to have fun, you’re going to need some gear in order to practice. There are several great places to buy new or used drum equipment in Nashville like Fork’s Drum Closet, Guitar Center, and Nashville Used Music. You can find friendly, knowledgeable staff at all of these places, so you can feel confident that you’re getting everything you need to pursue your passion.

Nashville is a great place to experience live music and learn to play drums. Now you know some of the best places to go to grab some gear and see a show. So what are you waiting for? Find a drum teacher and start your musical journey, but most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!

About Jordan R.

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Basic rock rhythms and rudiments to advanced time keeping and the role of a drummer in modern music.

About Jordan
I received my education at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Jazz Guitar. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the Midwest, and have performed live and in recording studios all across the country in a variety of styles (Rock, Metal, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Country). I've performed internationally, and my playing has been featured on several prime time television shows. I've always had a love of music, and it’s a passion that I try to instill in all of my students!

Through focus on note reading, chords, improvisation, and technique, I try to give my students tools that they can take with them throughout their musical journey, whether playing music for fun or professionally!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to be laid back and very individual with my approach. I always introduce a curriculum designed to teach bas
ic chords, note reading, and basic theory, but I also understand that each student has a particular set of interests, and I want to inspire them to follow those interests. Whether it's Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, or Classical, I want to give my students the tools and understanding that they need to excel at the music that drives them.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have everything that they need to practice the materials that I give them, including an instrument, amplifier and tuner if necessary, and a music stand. I provide all lesson materials.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock, country, metal, blues, and jazz with an emphasis on theory and technique.
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Josh E. April 25, 2017
· Country Guitar · Online
Jordan was very helpful right from the start. He listened to me on where I am at and where I want to be. He showed me a few things that we will work towards and then helped me understand my instrument much better. Gave me some fun new things to practice before the next lesson. If you're looking for a lesson that is interactive and fun I recommend Jordan and the online thing is supper easy and handy. I don't think it could have gone any better. The lesson was 45 minutes and it felt like 10.
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Dave February 1, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Jordan is excellent & very patient.
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Max January 13, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He expertly and patiently guided my young son from essentially 0 to reading notes and playing them on the guitar in about half an hour. He is clearly an experienced musician who loves to teach. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nashville, TN 37203
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About Nicole C.

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Able to teach hand percussion(Congas, Bongos, Djembe, etc.) to full drum kit. Also can teach drum notation. All genres. Full drum kit supplied when lessons are performed in teacher's studio.

About Nicole
Nicole began her musical journey in Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of reading music. As a fourth grader, Nicole would go on to conduct and tune every instrument in her orchestra during rehearsal. She always competed and won many NYSMA competitions for violin while attending music seminars and workshops. It was then that her teacher realized she had a gift. Nicole continued with piano lessons and began teaching herself guitar. Later, after college, she bought herself a drum set and began to teach herself drums.
As an adult, Nicole studied to become an elementary teacher and worked in the New York State Sch
ool Districts for over five years. Shortly after receiving her master€'s degree for Literacy Education, Nicole decided to attempt to share her passion for music. In 2007, Nicole opened a music studio in Holbrook, New York. Here, she refined her music teaching skills while establishing Nicolex Inc. Music Island as a leading source of quality music education. Her summer traveling music program allowed her students to experience live performances as well as create music groups with peers with the same passion for music.
Nicole now resides in Tampa, Florida with hopes to spread her business as well as the joy of music to children and adults. She currently is the drummer for a local original Soul/Rock band. Needless to say, she understands the importance that music has had in her life and wishes to ignite that passion in other music lovers.

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My teaching style is best labeled as kind but firm. I take my job very seriously and want wholeheartedly for my students to have music as a part of their life, not just a part of their day. I love to laugh and have fun but I will definitely expect my students to practice and complete any homework I assign and be prepared for the following lesson. Simply stated, music is fun and the love of my life, but if I still practice, you will as well. Otherwise, I always believe in teaching songs my students are interested in and will expand their musical skills. My experience as a public school teacher had enhanced my sense of finding individual needs of every student. Therefore, I always differentiate lessons to suit my students interest while teaching them the foundations every musician needs in order to be successful. My specialty is teaching a variety of instruments. I play drums, guitar, bass, piano, and sing as well. So, if one instrument is not for you, I can teach you something different without a problem. Long story short, friends, you are in good hands.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Service music room: Keyboard, Full drum kit, Electric Guitar with 30 watts Amp and Microphone/ vocal monitor.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a 76 key Yahama YPG-235 Keyboard for your household to use for lessons for a small monthly rental fee. I have an Epiphone Electric Guitar with 30w amplifier. Will also bring microphone and monitor for vocal lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught mostly Rock, Blues, and Classical genres for Piano, Guitar, Drums. Vocally, I specialize in R&B, Broadway, Pop, Top 100 and alternative/Hard Rock. I will adapt to your needs.
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Josh March 28, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Awesome first lesson! I'm excited to go for more, Nicole is a great teacher!!
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John January 26, 2019
· Violin · In home
Although this review was directed to me, it is actually my granddaughter who is taking the violin lessons. I asked her to provide some words that I could use for this review. She said, "Miss Nicole is awesome and very funny. Give her five stars."
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· Guitar · Online
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About Jeffery B.

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Students will receive personalized lesson plans based on their skill level and areas of interest. We will cover multiple styles and genres and focus on the main attributes of a professional percussionist.

Lessons take place at a secure and open rehearsal space with professional and well maintained equipment provided (students must bring their own sticks). We will be studying from various, standard texts as well as customized exercises developed for each student.

About Jeffery
With over 15 years of experience playing, performing and teaching percussion, I can offer valuable insight into many aspects of how to become a more well rounded and professional player. Having graduated from Millikin University in 2013 with a BA in Music Business and a Percussion Emphasis, I specialize in drum set and symphonic percussion styles, perfect for developing students looking to expand their percussive repertoire.

I have taught individual and group lessons for private students as well as school groups including classical and corps ensembles of all ages.

I take pride in my personable and professional demeanor and understand the challenges of developing talent at different skill levels. I work to provide individualized lesson plans for every student that suit their interests and ambitions.
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Mike B. April 27, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Jeffery brings an awesome approach to teaching drums and percussion that can apply to any level of player. He's great at developing the fundamentals you need to improve as a player while keeping things interesting and fun! He's a true professional but keeps things laid back and comfortable for his students. You can tell he has a passion for what he's teaching and it really shows in the results you get from working with him. I'd recommend him to anyone!
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Noah January 9, 2017
· Drum · In studio
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Jeffery B.

Nashville, TN 37209
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About Daniel R.

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My lessons are both fun and educational, with flexibility to honor each student's needs and goals. During my time as a drummer, I have had the pleasure of studying music with Dr. Richard Ripani, Eddie Bell, and renowned big band drummer Duffy Jackson in Nashville, TN. I graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Studio Music/Jazz Performance at UT Knoxville, studying with Professor Keith Brown. I want to pass on all the knowledge I gained from them to you! See you soon!

About Daniel
Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a senior in high school, and I am now looking for new students! I have experience in multiple drumming styles: big band jazz, combo jazz, rock/blues, church/CCM, folk, funk, and R&B. I look forward to meeting you and helping you towards your drumming goals!
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Shayla July 20, 2018
· Drum · In home
Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.
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Damien July 12, 2017
· Drum · In home
First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!
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Sam December 26, 2016
· Drum · In studio
great drummer, great person!
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Daniel R.

Nashville, TN 37221
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About Juan L.

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I started my musical experience as a drum student, studying privately and while in the jazz band at school for five years. I also have five years of experience performing and working with live music acts. We will work through various rhythms and feels, and choose a solid song list of classic songs ranging in style in order to practice versatility as a drummer. I am happy to work with you as a developing musician to feel more confident and have fun behind the drum kit. Send me a message and we'll talk more!

About Juan
I am an experienced musician, singer, and teacher. I have six years of performing and touring experience, and six years teaching private lessons as well as at the School Of Rock in Ballwin, MO. I like to work with my students on their specific needs/interests/desires as singers and musicians. Whether that is on technique, performance, extending range, learning songs, or simply feeling more comfortable with your singing voice and your performing abilities, I am happy to help you grow as a singer and musician.
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Livier M. September 16, 2018
· Drum · In home
Awesome instructor. Very flexible with the schedule.
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Kevin June 5, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Off to a great start with Juan! He is very patient and teaches to where you are.
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Juan L.

Nashville, TN 37204
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About Ben H.

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I am an experienced educator with 25 years of private lesson experience. I have written many books for Hal Leonard Corporation including; 'Workin Drums: 50 Solos for Drumset', 'Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum', '40 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos', and more!!

I have three decades of live performance experience and have nearly 20 years of experience as a collegiate level educator.

I can work with students in just about any genre of music and I enjoy working with beginners to advanced students of all ages! Let's get started!

About Ben
Hi! I have been a professional educator for 25 years. I enjoy working with students of all ages and all levels of ability.

I accept beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I have written numerous Percussion books for the Hal Leonard Corporation including: 'Workin Drums, 50 Solos for Drumset', 'Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum', '40 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos', and more!

I currently teach out of my lesson studio in Nashville, TN, here on TakeLessons.com. In addition to teaching percussion lessons, I am an a private lesson instructor with Metro Nashville Public Schools as well as an instructor of music business courses in the Entertainment Business program at SAE Institute - Nashville.

I have 30 years of live performance and recording experience. I am a Yamaha performing artist and currently endorse Tycoon Percussio
n, Vic Firth Sticks, Mike Balter Mallets and Aquarian Drumheads.
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Ryan February 20, 2018
· Drum · Online
Ben has taught both of my children (ages 13 and 15) for the better part of three years. Not only is he a consummate professional who knows percussion inside out, he has always made it fun. Both of my kids are always eager to go to lessons knowing Ben will have a smile and make the lessons relaxed and enjoyable!
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Jason February 18, 2018
· Drum · Online
Super great teacher all around! Gives great tips and information but is not too harsh. He puts the lesson in the student's hand and allows his students to choose what they want to work on and how. However, Ben's best quality is his all-around personality. Very nice man and treats you not as much of a student than as a friend.
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Ben H.

Nashville, TN 37228
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$35 / 30-min

About Rob B.

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Antioch, TN

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I'm a full time touring musician, I studied music in school for 8 years, but I can honestly say I've learned more about music through my years as a touring musician. I find great joy in sharing all the things I've learned over the years.

I like getting to know my students; their expectations and goals as an aspiring drummer, and I build my curriculum around their needs.

In my lessons you can expect to learn, and have fun!

About Rob
Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you want to jam along your favorite tracks or play live with a band?
I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. My goal is to help every student achieve their goals on their instrument. My methods are relaxed and patient, an environment that promotes a love of music!
Well pick up some sticks and lets get rolling! (Pun intended)

My lessons are not the same for everyone. I like to get to know my students; music goals and learning style, and I build my curriculum around that information.

I am a full time touring, recording musician who lives in Nashville TN. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College.
During my studies at Roberts I taught percussion and music theory
at U-Prep High school.

In 2016 I moved to Nashville, after 4 months of working with anyone and everyone, I decided to find a band I that I could call my own. Leading me to this moment, where I am currently on tour with my band, The Foxies, and perform with and MD for two other artist based out of Nashville.

I have Performed at Warped Tour, Sundance, SXSW, Bonaroo, Nashvilles-Live on the Green.
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Ryan March 18, 2019
· Drum · In studio
Of all my year's of formal education, I can confidently say my time as a student under Rob was perhaps the most significant. He demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience, and genuine care into my development, and took me from a guy who was VERY rough on the drums to a proficiency level.

On top of building the physical mechanics and techniques to become a drummer, Rob put even more emphasis on how I internalized, felt, and heard the music. Each lesson focus was equally weighted with theory, practical use, real-time listening, and execution - developing all my senses and slowly building my foundation so I could take the material and know how to grow upon it outside of the lesson room.

Lessons with Rob is more than learning a cool fill, or a fun groove - even though those do happen - but it is learning how to become a musician, and I'll carry the lessons learned from him with me forever.
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Rob B.

Antioch, TN 37013
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About Abraham W.

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Looking to learn a variety of drum and percussion grooves? I teach a variety of drum set and snare drum etudes, beats, and grooves of various difficulty levels and styles. My lessons are customized for the individual student. I have been playing for 11 years and have my bachelor's degree in commercial music performance. I strive for excellence and love to see my students grow and excel in what they love to do!

About Abraham
I am from St. Louis, Missouri, but moved here to the Nashville are a few years ago from school. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a BA in Music (Commercial) and a minor in Audio Technology. I have been playing drums and percussion for 11 years, playing all through school in classical, marching, and commercial settings. I am the drummer for two bands, The Monocles and Low Sol, playing shows with them periodically in the St. Louis and Nashville areas. I also play drums for several artists around town, ranging in genre and style. I love to play drums and make it a point to play as much as I can!
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Abraham W.

Goodlettsville, TN 37072
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About Zachary W.

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Class of 2014 Alumnus of Belmont University's School of Music with a Degree in Percussion Performance! Looking to take on beginner and intermediate students for reasonable rates, all in the comfort of your home! My curriculum seeks to establish a solid basis for students regardless of their level of musical experience. I've studied with Derico Watson, Todd London, and Dr. Christopher Norton at Belmont University's nationally renowned school of music

I can cater my lessons to the student's goals and musical interests, and want to empower them to cultivate their own relationship with their instrument and the music they love!

About Zachary
Belmont University Class of 2018 with a Bachelor's of Music. I am a working professional musician with a solid grasp of multiple styles ranging from country and rock to musical theater and classical!

I am ready to jump right in to teaching you how to knock your very favorite styles out of the park as well as develop more general musical tools to help you overcome any challenge that might cross your path. We will learn to play music, read and write, listen, and use all the knowledge at our disposal to dissect your favorite songs and learn what makes them great!

I have a great love for music that I would love to share with students looking to discover what music means to them! Music has taken me all over the country, to theaters and to dive bars, on tour buses and in station wagons.

Still in my early 20s, but with lots of perfor
mance experience. I may be green, but I bring enough passion and energy to match any of the best teachers around, and I want to help you discover all the things music has helped bring to my life!

I am only able to travel to students at the moment, however, I am currently working being able to bring students to a music studio in my home!
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Zachary W.

Nashville, TN 37209
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$30 / 30-min

About Brian F.

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Nolensville, TN

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"Brian Fullen is a superb percussion instructor. He guided our son to excel beyond his wildest dreams, including winning auditions for Mid-State, All-State, and Honor Band of America, as well as winning the high school Tennessee Percussive Arts Society competition." -Becky Barrett

I love to encourage my students of ALL ages and skill levels to achieve their best in drumming! Critical thinking and problem solving is a huge part of learning to play percussion, which in turn leads to improvement in nearly every measure of academic achievement. My younger students learn time management, creative concentration and perseverance.

My adult students are motivated learners. For them, playing an instrument satisfies a goal, activates the brain, and reduces stress from the work week.

Pro players often take lessons from me to fine tune their skills and prepare for life in the music industry.

I hold a Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy degree and a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance ...

About Brian
I have years of experience teaching drum set and percussion at many levels, from youth, to college, to professionals. I come from a family of educators and love following their path. I work to provide a safe, comfortable, creative learning environment for every student that I teach, and as I hope to be a positive influence on the next generation, I will always be learning from you.

"I cannot thank you enough for your endless patience and for making the drums and music so fun for our young son. You are quite amazing as a teacher and I am forever grateful for your willingness to work with him.."

I have been a professional drummer and educator in Nashville for 30 years and have performed on Grammy and Emmy Award winning recording projects throughout my career, working with many national and international artists including Peter Frampto
n, Tracy Nelson, Shania Twain, Little River Band, Bob Carlisle, Larry Carlton, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Vince Gill, Allies, The Imperials, Jessica Andrews, Terri Clark, Billy Dean, SheDaisy, Ednita Nazario (Sony Latin), McGuffey Lane, Kathy Mattea, Peter Huttlinger, Emmy Award winning composers Sean Callery and Brian Siewert, Player A Jazz, and performed at the famed Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan with legendary pop-jazz icon Bill LaBounty. I have recorded on several movie soundtracks including the Showtime tv series Homeland, the Jack Frost movie soundtrack, the Mafia III video game soundtrack, My Little Pony the Movie, Father Figures, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prairie Home Companion, Budweiser Brazil television ads, and the Jim Brickman PBS television specials Disney Songbook featuring Wayne Brady, Michael Bolton, Lila McCann, and Celebration Of The 70’s featuring David Pack, David Cassidy, and Rita Coolidge.

I have played on numerous Australian Contemporary Country hit records with award winning artists such as Christie Lamb, Kaylens Rain, Jared Porter, Kaylee Bell, Caitlyn Shadboldt, Viper Creek, and Karin Page, among several others.

As a percussionist, I have performed extensively with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Memphis, The Nashville String Machine, and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre Company. In graduate school, I won the Memphis State University Concerto Competition and was a featured marimba soloist playing the Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra, by Paul Creston.
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Nolensville, TN 37135
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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Nashville, TN

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Nashville is $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $62 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$29 average
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45-min $35
 
$37 average
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60-min $45
 
$50 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute drum lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute drum lessons are 26% less expensive at $37, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $29.

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