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Benson B.

Austin, TX
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Finance and Economics from University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Benson B.

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Having spent 4 years as a quad player on drumline, I understand the basic mechanics of the drum and drumset. We will focus on understanding spacing, rythmn, and groove at the beginner level. At intermediate we will work on technique and drilling, and for the advanced student we will be covering advanced rudiments.

About Benson

I am a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. I have been teaching one-off lessons to friends and family for years, and have recently decided to take this gig in a bigger direction in Austin, TX. I currently play guitar for a metal band Ibex, as well as write my own

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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan M.

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Learn drums in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, rudiments, music reading, ear training, and most importantly - Rock out with your favorite songs and beats!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball former lead si

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Robert K.

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Starting at $100
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert K.

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I am a professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I can teach all styles but prefer jazz. I think the most important thing to learn is keeping good time and staying in the pocket. I have two books published: "The Art of Drumming" and "Deeper Into The Art of Drumming" endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, and Roy Haynes. The object of the lesson is to get you out there playing gigs and earning money. Go to kaufmansartofdrumming.com to get more information.

About Robert

Professor, Berklee College of Music Jazz drummer, educator Author of The Art of Drumming and Deeper into the Art of Drumming, published by Advance Music, endorsed by Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Tootie Heath and Roy Haynes. Performances with: Bill Frisell, Kert Rosenwinkel, Mike Stern, Mick Goo

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Douglas O.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Douglas O.

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Drum Set: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country Western and World Music.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on m

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Malcolm
Doug has been great with our 9 year old son!
Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
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Nathan D.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nathan D.

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Do you have two left arms and two left feet (or two rights of each if you're left-handed), and have no idea how to coordinate behind your drumset?

Do you want to be able to accurately listen to a song and "play it" on your steering wheel as you drive?

Do you constantly have trouble maintaining speed, slowing down or speeding up for no reason?

How about wanting to go all-out and learning those crazy double-bass parts and snare rolls popular in today's extreme metal? Ostinatos/stick patterns on cowbells and timbale sounds from your toms?

I require a practice pad for lessons to learn rudiments and coordination techniques, even if it's just a mouse pad taped to a heavy book to start with. If you continue taking lessons, I can recommend the best practice pad for you.

I typically will teach and write drums using a combination of tablature and standard sheet music. Tablature a simple set of lines and X marks that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access

About Nathan

Hello! I have played guitar, bass, and drums for nearly 25 years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio projects. I studied music theory, composition, and technology

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Alexander
Great teacher and very friendly!
Laura C.
Nathan has been really good and Laura can't wait for next lesson. She says youre very nice and knowledgable.

Thank you.
Renee D.
Nate is always very patient with me and fun to have as a guitar instructor. He never makes me feel stupid, no matter how many times I need him to explain something
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Danny S.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $26
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded scored 1 on snare drum from Utah State
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Danny S.

22 Reviews
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Teaching students how to play with bands and read music are both important. I've played over 30 years and taught over 20 of those years. Grooves, coordination, reading and soloing are all aspects of what I teach from mostly my own books. I combine having fun with the commitment of practicing into a well rounded learning experience. I have recitals for students to show off their talents 1-2 times yearly. I'm versatile in teaching new drummers or advanced students. I look forward to our lessons.

About Danny

I've played drums about 30 years and taught lessons about 20 of those years. Each student is different and I've evolved my lessons to accommodate teaching each student. My background consists of all styles of Drumset, marching band, rock bands, soloing and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz,

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Danny is a great teacher with lots of experience. He teaches with clarity and care.
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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Austin, TX

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Austin is $64. 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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$53 average
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"Thank you John, when I started last year I wasn't sure I could ever do this, but I am and so stoked -5 star teacher no doubt!"
Sam
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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"I can't recommend Mike enough! I always wanted to learn drums but it felt daunting and somewhat inaccessible to me. From my first lesson with Mike, that changed completely. I left his studio feeling like I could absolutely learn to play. In just one lesson I learned a lot about proper technique, reading music, etc. without feeling overwhelmed or bored. Mike explains everything clearly while also making it fun to learn. And, most importantly, he has a clear (and proven) structure to his lesson plans. Concepts are taught in a cumulative manner so that each lesson you make progress towards a clearly defined goal - a goal that you get to help define, be it a specific song you want to learn or a certain skill/level to attain. Mike is knowledgeable about the subject matter and provides insightful tips and homework to make sure you're learning the right skills in a fun and challenging manner. If you want to learn drums, Mike is your guy."
Eddie
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!"
Kristin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Rom was wonderful. He has a great way with a kid. My daughter had a great smile on her face and cannot wait for next lesson."
Sofia
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"This was the first time i learned drums with zero knowledge. Best thing is he answers all your questions with all the patience. And Ofcourse he plays awesome drums 😊 so fun to learn from him"
Sagar
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Excellent drum teacher

Kolja is the best drum teacher I ever took lessons from. He is patient to explain, has the right approach and methods of teaching. I really like working with him and in a little time I am already seeing improvements in my drumming. He is highly recomended, you will learn a lot in all fields of drumming."
Keko
Took Drum lessons from Kolja G.
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"Joe is a great instructor. I took lessons with him when I was 19 and then stopped. I hit a wall in my progress and was feeling uninspired for months. I was split in so many directions, I was not making any significant progress. I tried online for a while and then it hit me. Go see Joe again. I did and within the first week I was back on track.

If you are a new drummer, go see Joe! I remember when I was first learning from Joe. His teaching style makes it easy to learn.

If you are a drummer who is stuck in a rut and can't progress. Go see Joe. He'll get you back on track.

I won't stop now. I will continue to train with Joe until the student has out-mastered the master."
Zachary Ramirez
Took Drum lessons from Joe A.
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"Nicole rocks! (Literally) Awesome teacher, makes learning fun and inspires confidence. Knows how to introduce new concepts really well and makes sure you are progressing. So glad to be taking lessons with her!"
Vicky
Took Drum lessons from Nicole C.
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"Evan is a terrific drum teacher for our two sons. My youngest is a beginner; Evan has structured lessons for him but definitely encourages creativity. My oldest is in a band at school and Evan is great at reinforcing the style of music that he plays at school (mostly jazz) and teaching other styles that my son enjoys playing (mostly rock). He is organized, dependable, and easy going. He is flexible when we have conflicts. Most importantly, not only does he have great skill but he has a great demeanor for teaching: he is kind, encouraging, and has a good sense of humor. Highly recommend him!"
Anne-Marie
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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"Joshua has been excellent with my son Max (10 years old). He's very patient and positive. His calm demeanor is great for instructing. He keeps Max interested and enthusiastic. Max enjoys taking lessons from Joshua, and I would highly recommend him to anyone of any age."
Peter
Took Drum lessons from Joshua G.
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Austin, TX Drum Lessons

Austin, TX Drum Lessons

What’s not to love about a drum solo? Oftentimes, the best drum solos are fast, exciting, and full of energy. They’re powerful and leave everyone with a lasting impression. Because drum music is often so memorable, it’s no wonder so many students want to learn how to play the drums themselves.

If you’re interested in learning the drums, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we offer all kinds of drum lessons in Austin, TX. We feature online and in-person private classes for students of all ages and music levels. If you’re a beginner student, our certified teachers will start you with the basics, but if you’re more advanced, we’ll challenge you to reach your highest potential. No matter where you are in your musical journey, al

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low us to help. Sign up for drum classes near you, and you’ll find yourself mastering your own impressive drum solos before you know it.

If you are looking for private Drum lessons in Austin, TX

While group classes can be great, there are a lot of benefits to taking private lessons. For starters, working with a private teacher allows you to experience one-on-one instruction without any distractions. You receive your instructor’s undivided attention and customized lesson plans tailored to your needs and goals.

At TakeLessons, we offer a wide range of private drum lessons near you in Austin, TX. Your private drum teacher will begin by determining how much you already know about playing the drums. Do you know how to read music and are you familiar with proper techniques? Do you know how to follow certain rhythms? Or are you still figuring out the different parts of your drum set? Your teacher will also inquire about what kind of goals you have in order to help you achieve them. During your lessons, you will receive all the instruction and guidance you need to progress on the drums. After plenty of time, practice, and patience, you will see yourself improving right before your eyes.

Enjoy your Drum classes in Austin with TakeLessons

At TakeLessons, we offer fun and affordable drum lessons in Austin. We are so confident you will enjoy your lessons that we provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all new students on their first sessions.

Are you ready to impress your friends and family with your drum skills? Sign up with us today to find a drum teacher near you. With a few lessons under your belt, you will be ready to take on more challenging drum music before you know it.

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