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Rachel H.

49 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $30
  • Finance from San Jacinto College - North
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rachel H.

49 Reviews
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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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Suzanne
Rachel makes lessons fun and effectively tailors them to my daughter’s interests and needs.
Melissa H.
Rachel is an excellent teacher! I can see that she will help me to improve my technique. I am looking forward to learning new skills and expanding my horizons.
Joe
Absolutely wonderful! Kind, patient, friendly, knowledgeable, informative, down-to-earth. I look forward to each and every lesson.

Gabe B.

Houston, TX
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Gabe B.

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Private Drum Teacher

Experienced professional drummer with a lot of practical advice, as well as several cool tricks up my sleeve. I can teach you how to play your favorite songs, or even how to spice up your band's originals, and i can show you some hacks to get the most out of many techniques while building up your drumming "vocabulary."

About Gabe

Hello! I've been a private lessons teacher since 2010, and I'm the recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for "Best Drummer" in 2012 and 2013. I'm a big fan of a wide variety of musical styles, and I've got a fast bass drum foot.

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Jeremiah L.

10 Reviews
Houston, TX
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Enlgish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jeremiah L.

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I have been playing drums for 18 years, and have been teaching 11 years.

I have tons of energy during lessons that mixes well for the younger students.
For older students I have the chops to catch their attention.

My curriculum ranges on the needs of the student. I have everything from developing better grooves, more independence, chops, or simply learning how to play different styles.
My goal during my lessons is dependent on the student. Not only do I want to help achieve personal goals, but I too want to help give the gift of being able to develop personal style. I feel that as a teacher, when my student is capable of achieving their playing desire on their own, I have enabled them to be a life long self sufficient musician.

My teaching style is very informative and demonstrative. I love being able to view the problems the student is facing and create a lesson to help overcome those obstacles.

About Jeremiah

As a Musicians Institute graduate, I've learned from exceptional drummers in the Los Angeles music industry. I gained and learned many tricks of the trade and can offer the same quality education to anyone. As a student myself, I realized that having great sound, solid timing and groove are just as

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Parnika V.
hr is the best.........!!!!!!👍🏻
Shawna H.
Jeremiah is very thorough and knowledgeable about what he is teaching. He's patient, always allows you to ask questions and is willing to help you go at your own pace and set your own goals. I've had a great time with my lessons so far and am excited to keep going!
Ian
He has methodological teaching and is nice to the student.

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Ben P.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Awarded Music Scholarship from The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Ben P.

6 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

- Hand/Foot Technique, Coordination and Independence
- Fills/Solos and speed development
- All styles including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, R+B, Latin, etc
- Music Reading/ Music Theory
- Audition Preparation/ Coaching
- Drum mic'ing and recording techniques

About Ben

Hi! My name is Ben and I am a professional drummer living in Los Angeles CA. I have been teaching and performing drums for 18 years! I am well versed in many styles of music and can teach you jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk, electronic, latin, world and more. I have a B.A. in Music Education from t

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Samiyah M.
The first drum lessons for my daughter was absolutely awesome
Christina
Ben is very talented and professional. He has helped me stay focused on areas needing improvement, while also hilighting my skills. I highly recommend him; he is an excillent teacher.
Devon C.
It was great!

Itamar S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Itamar S.

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Online Drum Teacher

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and B

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Mark G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Classical Snare Drum from Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum
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Mark G.

3 Reviews
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Online Drum Teacher

Most recently, my drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, "Reflections in a Rear View Mirror" which was released in March of this year. In additional to acoustic drumming, I have extensive experience with:
- midi programming (Toontrack Superior Drummer)
- drum set recording (Pro Tools, Cubase, Reaper)

About Mark

Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.' In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and

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Rubin H.
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On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
Brad M.
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
Adam W.
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I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Houston is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$55 average
60 min
$68 average

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"Paired with his passion for music and years of experience with guitar and drums, Kevin's teaching experience and easygoing personality make him a great instructor! His years of classroom experience point to a patient teacher who is able to communicate and connect well with students of any skill level or age. If you are looking to learn how to start playing, or want to take your skills to another level, this is the guy to see!"
- Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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- Sybil
Took Drum lessons from Michael L.
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"Mike makes learning drums easy and fun. His patient and calm approach to teaching has helped me develop at a rapid pace. I wish all teachers were this good!"
- Dan
Took Drum lessons from Michael T.
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"Mike is one of 4 drum teachers to enter my son Larry’s life, and absolutely the best one. Larry has shown more improvement in the last 6 months with Mike than in the last 4 years combined with all of his previous teachers.

As my son has a disability, it is often hard to find a teacher that can not only help him to find enjoyment and enthusiasm, but treat him like the serious musician he is. The best part of his teaching… Larry doesn’t even realize he’s learning. To him, they just jam.

I’ve seen my son grow not just as a drummer, but as a musician and student since Mr. Mike became his instructor. Now, he can listen better, play better, and have more fun on his instrument. I am very grateful for Mr. Mike’s patience, compassion, and skill set as a drum instructor and for the confidence he brought to my son."
- Arthur
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Very patient with my daughter and excellent teacher we are so happy to have found her."
- Alana
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Great first lesson. Instructor is both friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to continue doing more lessons with him and learning everything I can."
- Kyle
Took Drum lessons from Alfredo V.
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"Very kind, patient, and gentle with my son. I’m grateful Pablo. Thank you for all that you do"
- Oluwatoyin
Took Drum lessons from Pablo A.
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"Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson."
- Matt
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try."
- Hope C.
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"I would give Mike C. 10 stars if I could! 5 just doesn't seem like enough! He is such a great teacher!! My ten-year-old son has been taking drum lessons from Mike for a few years now. He continues to look forward to going to his lessons every week. Mike makes it fun and keeps things interesting. He takes the time to get to know his students and the music they like. He incorporates it in to the lessons along with proper technique and reading music. I can't say enough positive things about him as teacher and just an all around great guy. :-)"
- tina
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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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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