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Paul W.

28 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1987
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Paul W.

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How to groove

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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Esra
Great teacher! Very encouraging and positive!
Justin
My name is Justin, and I've been tutored by Paul since October 2018. I came to him without any prior music experience and unsure if I could ever learn to play the guitar. I'm glad that I chose him as my tutor. He knows how to explain different concepts in a way that I can understand. That coupled with his eagerness for me to get better makes him an excellent teacher. Every time I attend his class I'm always motivated to improve. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to play an instrument.
Braylen W.
My son's first lesson with Paul went well. My son has ADHD and keeping his attention takes work. Even though my son had a meltdown during his lesson, Paul showed patience and continued to encourage him. After my son's first lesson, he was excited and told us how much he enjoyed drums.

Rachel H.

52 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $30
  • Finance from San Jacinto College - North
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rachel H.

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Private Drum Teacher

Room is set up with two drum kits. Studio has access to drum mics and recording software for practice. Record sessions to take home and practice along with!

Here is what a typical drum lesson will look like...
We will cover technique and stick control
Intro to Rudiments / practice pad warm-ups
Reading sheet music for drums
Counting and navigating different timings
listening to a variety of music
Intro to latin percussion
The parts of a drum kit and what they are used for
How to properly tune your kit
Bass Drum / Foot Technique
Strength and Stamina Training

All you will need for you beginning drum lesson is a pair of sticks and a practice pad. Feel free to use the "Ask Me A Question" feature if you want more information on what to purchase and how to get started!

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Very knowledgeable
Sonny S.
Rachel is a fantastic teacher and incredibly knowledgeable. In just a few lessons with her she has exceeded my expectations of what I was going to accomplish with her. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a instructor.
Jeff Godwin
Awesome instructor!

Zaid D.

9 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Valley Forge Military Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Jace O.
Absolutely amazing!! My son loved it.
Kaylee S.
Great teacher and very patient, he cared about what he was doing, Thanks Zaid!
Jeff
Zaid is knowledgeable and dedicated instructor. He has taught my daughter for at least two years who had no experience and I feel that she has progressed faster than I think she would have at any typical music place.
The organization, and structure of the lessons are well planned and easy to follow.

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Patrick R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Patrick R.

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I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.

I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing

About Patrick

7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions: - Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance - Drexel University: Westphal college of media - Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program Drumming for ov

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Rob B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music: Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Awarded Heat Seekers #1 from Billboard
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Rob B.

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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. I take pride in helping every student achieve their goals on thei

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Joey S.
awesome first lesson! thanks for your patience Rob!
Alex
Rob is one of the most innovative and experienced experts on Ableton Live. He knows everything from how to set up the perfect arrangement for your backing tracks to how to automate lights synced to your show.
Alex S.
First lesson with Rob was very good. He was patient, got a feel for the student level and encouraged learning and creativity. Awesome experience.
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Matthew N.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew N.

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Matthew has studied and taught drums for over 20 years. His specialty lies in drumset of all styles and rudimental snare drumming. You can expect a well rounded lesson covering all of the fundamentals to becoming a good drummer.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mu

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Veronnica P.
Practical, efficient, patient, supportive. Matthew is able to assess quickly and keep things progressing forward while still highlighting fundamentals. Great for adults. Gentle for those on the lower end of confidence with an instrument.
Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Houston is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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45 min
$55 average
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$67 average

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"Doug is a wonderful teacher

My son is looking forward to his lesson every week and love working with Doug."
Gwen
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"I enjoyed my first lesson because Athan is encouraging and I like his approach to learning. Unfortunately, the video quality is not great."
Vera
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Very knowledgeable and personable. He knows how to teach without you feeling taught. Rare skill."
Jason
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"He is very knowledgeable. He is always very patient and finds what works best for the student."
Tara
Took Drum lessons from Alfredo V.
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"I have had the awesome opportunity to work with Perry on many occasions, both in the studio for my records, and live. I've seen his interactions with all kinds of people and he is one of the kindest, most patient, diplomatic, and talented drummers I've had the joy to work with. He's great on percussion and always has a super sunny outlook and a smile on his face. You can't go wrong hiring Perry!!"
Patty
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"Great instructor, very patient, positive and passionate about music!"
April
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Matthew is a fantastic instructor and he has a lot of patients. I am a new drummer and he thought me and my two boys on how to drum and now after about a year we can actually enjoy drumming and we are having a blast. My older has special needs and I am so impressed that he will actually come and play the drums on his own now which would have never happened without Matthews teaching. My younger boy is doing so well too. We will continue to take lesson even with our busy schedules since we really enjoy our lessons with Matthew. Thank you Matthew."
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Took Drum lessons from Matthew H.
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"Murray is a dedicated and a serious teacher. Very enthusiastic and really good with children. He is extremely professional. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Ilan
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Amazing Drum teacher! One of the best musicians I've ever met.

Clear and concise lesson plans that always challenge you. Would highly recommend working together."
Tyler
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"For our family, Chris just can't be beat!!!! He is super patient and has an awesome attitude! Laid back and relaxed! Made drum lessons easier to bear!"
Bentley
Took Drum lessons from Chris S.
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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 studies. 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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