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Paul W.

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Houston, TX
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Paul W.

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About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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Ebru
We have been very happy with Paul, his motivating, positive teaching style. He has incredible communication skills and patience with students. He makes lessons fun and he understands student capabilities!
My daughter has got voice and piano lessons from him. He is amazing!
DeShawn S.
I really enjoyed my 1st meeting with Paul. He helped me to feel confident about learning to play the saxophone. I look forward to my next lesson.
Tori
Paul is so great! I'm an adult learning the alto saxophone with almost no prior music experience. He is patient with my many questions, very encouraging, highly skilled (as a musician and instructor), and fun to be around! The majority of our lessons are online and that is working well too.
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Zaid D.

10 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2019 from Lessons.com
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Valley Forge Military Academy
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Zaid D.

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As a Beginners course, this is suitable for complete beginners who have never played drums before. Its also helpful for self-taught drummers who want to go through all the basics and fill in any gaps in their playing and improve their technique.

Course Objectives:
Develop a full range of beats, rhythms, fills and breaks
Execute Single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles
Establish Good posture, grip, sticking and hi hat technique
Learn to play with a click and develop a better sense of timing
Understand & execute Techniques for playing songs in a contemporary style
Percussion skills
How to choose and tune a drum kit

They will learn within the first 6 months how to:
Play Their first ever rhythm and break
How to play single and double strokes and paradiddles
How to understand drum notation
Correct posture, grip and sticking technique
Warm up exercises
A great range of 8th and 16th note rhythms
Learn the drum part to a slow song of their choice.
A great range ...

About Zaid

Zaid is available for in-home, at school location , and online lessons worldwide in both English and Español!. Zaid has been playing piano for over 15 years and teaching music since 2010. Zaid teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Although trained in standard

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Urenna and Olisa A.
Great with the kids. Excited yo see where this will go.
Jace O.
Absolutely amazing!! My son loved it.
Kaylee S.
Great teacher and very patient, he cared about what he was doing, Thanks Zaid!
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Evan W.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Jazz Studies from University of Washington
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Evan W.

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Professional teacher since 2008. Started with a snare drum in fourth grade and never stopped! Alumnus of University of Washington (BM, cum laude, Jazz Studies) + Roosevelt High School. I make sure to teach students what they are most interested in while also providing them with a strong musical foundation they can apply to any path.

About Evan

Hello, my name is Evan, and I’d love to teach you to play some drums! As a graduate of the University of Washington's acclaimed jazz program as well the prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, I am a professional drummer and teacher with an extensive and varied set of experiences. I began

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Jerker O.
Evan took extra time to check out some of my recordings before the lesson. Much appreciated, and it led to focusing on relevant stuff. Great first lesson!
Mason S.
He is amazing!!! My shy kiddo is feeling very confident about drumming now!!!
Drayden F.
Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!
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Chuck R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

About Chuck

This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exce

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.
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Chresten H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chresten H.

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I have been performing drums for over 20 years and I have 15 years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Within the first few lessons your will be able to play basic songs and take fills and in short time you will be able to play syncopated grooves from all genres of music, make up your own grooves and fills and play essential rudiments. I have written two instructional books which I use along with other classic drum education material like Ted Reed's "Syncopation" and "Advanced Funk Studies" and "Stick Control". I love helping new students discover their talents and I can't wait to meet you!

About Chresten

I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens. My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my primar

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Qwincy
Chresten has been an excellent teacher to our daughter! He's very patient and helpful and he always pushes her to try her hardest!
Angela Viscido
Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you.
STEPHAN
Really nice class on topics I was aware of but not particularly experienced at... Chresten was fast but not too fast....he explained things over and over, aive us time to sample it, and then gave us pieces to practice on!
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Ben H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 to 40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ben H.

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Students and parents can expect a percussion lesson that is best suitable for them. Each student learns differently so I do my absolute best to adapt to them so they can grow to the best of their abilities as a musician.

About Ben

I am an experienced teacher and drummer, living in Murfreesboro, TN. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Music. Percussion students can expect to improve in areas of fundamentals, rudimental techniques, and overall growth in their ability to read music with my tea

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Houston 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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"Steve is a wonderful teacher - highly recommend

My son started taking lessons with Steve at 7 years old. He's now 15 and still at it. Steve is patient, intelligent and has a great way of working with students at their level. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in beginning drums or, if already playing, taking their music to the next level."
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"It’s been a joy working with Mike the last few years. Our son is progressing wonderfully and is excited about playing drums. He’s only nine years old and has learned so much from Michael. We would recommend him highly."
Cj
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"I am 14 years old and have been taking drum lessons for about 6 years from Mr. Mike. I don’t think I can find the words to say how awesome he is! I only liked drumming when I started with Mr. Mike, but he has inspired me to absolutely love drumming. He has been the only drum teacher I have ever had I would be crushed if I ever lost him as my teacher. He takes the time to teach me the music I love to play and learn. He also teaches me the not so fun stuff like reading music and rudiments to make me a great drummer. No matter what Mr. Mike teaches me, he always makes it fun. I look forward to my lessons with Mr. Mike; he is simply the best!

Mr. Mike is not only my drum teacher, he is also my friend. Every time I arrive at his studio, he always asks me about my life and how I’ve been, and he makes me laugh all the time. I hardly remember my life before Mr. Mike. I look up to him, and he has always been a great role model to me. Mr. Mike has inspired me to be as accomplished as he is on the drums when I grow up. Even when I am struggling to learn hard parts, he is always supportive and helps me through it. Mr. Mike never makes me feel bad about myself; in fact, he has made me more confident not only as a drummer but as a person. I think the world of Mr. Mike. I think he has helped to shape me to be the person I am today.

Mr. Mike is one of the kindest and warm-hearted people I have ever met. He inspires me to be the best drummer I can be. Mr. Mike is a huge part of my life, and I hope he always will be. I am so lucky to have him as my teacher. They don’t make words to express how highly I recommend him to be your drum teacher."
Jeannie Skidmore
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"hAve only had 2 lessons but so far its been a good experience. Rufus is very talented and very patient"
victoria
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"James is a reliable instructor. He always meets at the scheduled time, and instructs with patience and persistence. Our son has been a student for 8 or 9 years now, and likes Jame's style of teaching. Our son has learned many techniques for playing drums, starting with simple beats. James is well liked and respected. For 11 years James instructed our oldest son on the drums. When the boys started showing an interest in piano, we bought a keyboard for them, and James started teaching them the basics of piano.
Currently James instructs our youngest son on drums and keyboards - rotating each week.
When our son wants to go over something he's been learning at school in his Advanced Keyboarding class, James has been a great help in this area!"
Rhonda
Took Drum lessons from James 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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"My son Emmett is always excited to spend time with Christian! Each lesson is well organized and they cover a lot of material focusing both on skills and fun items. Technology part of things can be challenging but Christian each weeks puts the time in to make the experience better for all of us. We are having a wonderful time and learning a lot."
Emmett
Took Drum lessons from Christian R.
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"Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!"
J
Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"Mr. Mike is so good at keeping our 8 year old son on track and at the same time having fun. He’s engaging and so very knowledgeable. Mike can literally play any tune of any song that our son is interested in playing. He’ll also incorporate note reading and this allows our son to have a complete and well rounded lesson.

Mike we appreciate everything you’ve done and our son loves drums even more now thanks to you."
Manny
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Evan took extra time to check out some of my recordings before the lesson. Much appreciated, and it led to focusing on relevant stuff. Great first lesson!"
Jerker
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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The Effects of Percussion on Education

By Patty N. - Houston Drums Teacher

As a percussion instructor and teacher of Houston drum lessons, I have seen firsthand how learning percussion affects other areas of education. The skills needed to read percussion music are also needed in reading, rhythm, mathematics, and many other areas of "everyday" education. My students have all improved their reading skills, and in turn their grades as well.

When I start teaching my students percussion as part of their Houston drum lessons, the very first thing I work on is counting and reading ahead. In order to keep a steady tempo, lead a group of musicians, and play with musicality and dynamics, a drummer needs to be able to read ahead and know what is coming in the next few measures. This transfers directly into their stud

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ies. When reading a story or even a history lesson, reading one word at a time would not make any sense. You read a sentence or a paragraph to understand what the story is about. In percussion, you can't play one note at a time; you have to play measures, phrases, and stanzas.

The next area I work on is counting. In each measure, there is a certain amount of beats, and many ways to fill those beats. Drummers have to be able to add to 3 or 4 beats in many different ways, including fractions such as quarters, halves and eighths. This is not just basic math; it goes into algebra, geometry and more advanced math as well.

The biggest improvement I see in my percussion students as a result of their Houston drum lessons is their general reading skills. My students WANT to read. They enjoy reading everything from newspapers to new books from the library. They look forward to picking up a new story, and most importantly, they enjoy reading new music. The look on my student’s faces when they sight read a new line correctly (without my help!) is priceless. The pride my students get from being able to play an instrument is very rewarding and makes teaching music more than just a job; it turns it into a hobby and a great way to spend my free time!

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