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Popular Drum Teachers in Clifton, VA

Cabot P.

Woodbridge, VA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cabot P.

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I would like to present services as a steel drum and percussionist musician, although I have enjoyed tremendous success as a fulltime touring musician. I am happiest teaching It inspires me to see the talent develop and confidence build in my students. As your teacher I look forward to start this amazing life changing journey with you!

About Cabot

Music is my life's work and passion. I am a Results-driven Musical instuctor and steal pan maestro with 45 years of progressive experience and a proven record for teaching and developing award winning musicians. As a musician, my proven ability to interact with people of highly diverse cultures, ag

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Charles S.

15 Reviews
White Plains, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Performance Percussion from Morgan State University
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Charles S.

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Proven teacher in drums Piano, Feature student recitals with professional musicians. Outside of teaching percussion and musical performances I have worked in special education for over 15 years. My life of music started knee high at the age of 4 playing drums and piano. At the age of 15 I gave

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Quiana W.
Donna C.
Charles Stewart is a very personable instructor. This first lesson was very well - paced. He explained everything in detail and he gave me enough practise in the lesson so that I know what to do, on my own, during the week.
Gloria D.
Great teacher. Very patient and observant. He tells you where your strengths and weaknesses are and develops a plan to assist you in overcoming your weaknesses. My left hand is weak but the more I practice on the assignments the more I become confident in my success.

Matthew M.

4 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $34
  • Bachelor's of Music, Music Industry from James Madison University
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matthew M.

4 Reviews
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I have over 20 years of playing and performing experience. I keep lessons fun, yet challenging. I tailor each lessons to my students interests and goals. I teach how to play beats, fills, read music, and how to play by ear. Let’s rock out and learn some awesome songs!

About Matthew

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and drummer. I have been performing and teaching for over 14 years. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter of a local band and have gigged at all over the DMV area. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music, emphasis in Music Indus

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Dean M.
Great guy, made me feel extremely comfortable.
Didn’t make me feel awkward at all on my first ever lesson.
I definitely recommend him to anybody.
Dan S.
I had a great session with Matthew covering some theory, blues chord patterns and scales - a lot covered in an hour and lots of things for me to practice in the meantime. Looking forward to the next lesson. Two thumbs up!
Boris
Matthew is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable & patient. He always answers my son’s questions, gives him advise and homework. My son has learned alot from Matthew and he always looks forward to his Guitar lessons. We are both very happy with matthew. If you need guitar lessons, contact Matthew. You won’t regret it. he is an excellent teacher.

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Joe M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Master of Music from California State University of Long Beach
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Joe M.

9 Reviews
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Lesson regiments are tailored to synthesize student goals and musical passions, setting a foundation in the instrument of interest.

Technique and practice-exercises provide the core for study and development (but we won't let that get in the way of the fun!).

My teaching philosophy largely derives from experience with master-drummers of different fields of study; therefore, my modality is a synthesis of concepts designed to ensure anyone's improvement. We all have rhythm!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.
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Jeremy T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Jazz Improvisation from Bucks County Community College
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Jeremy T.

3 Reviews
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With over 20 years teaching and playing experience, I believe, first and foremost, that drumset lessons should be FUN! I provide a supportive and nurturing environment where you the student can work towards unlocking your musical potential without fear of intimidation or judgment. You will help create your own unique lesson path and structure, selecting books, songs, genres, and learning methods that work best for YOU. A typical lesson involves listening, playing, notation-reading, discussion, basic drills, and more. Together we'll work to achieve YOUR goals, be that playing professionally, joining a band, or simply learning a few of your favorite tunes. Most of all, we'll work toward tapping into the joy, ecstasy, and FUN, that only music can provide!

About Jeremy

I've been drumming for over 25 years and I'm STILL obsessed! I've played in all sorts of bands--rock, folk, jam, reggae, fusion, jazz, Irish-rock--in venues ranging from small corner pubs to large festivals and arenas. I spent the last 4 years playing full-time in Key West, Florida, averaging over

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Rebecca
Our 7 year old so is taking lessons with Jeremy and having a blast! The lessons are engaging and tied to the music our son likes. He is learning a lot and improving every week. We highly recommend Jeremy!
Melissa
I recently started to learn the drums and I am glad I'm learning from Jeremy. He is very patient and always asks if I have any questions. He helps me understand something by giving examples. I am learning a lot from Jeremy as my drumming instructor.
James
Jeremy was my first drum teacher and he was wonderful. He had a very focused teaching approach that made the path of progress clear. He keeps lessons fun while informative. He is a kind and encouraging teacher who is invested in his students.
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Jordan M.

110 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
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Jordan M.

110 Reviews
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Learn from a pro in a friendly, relaxed environment :)
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, Great Good Fine Ok, 10,000

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Barbee G.
Oskar
Jordan is really patient with our boys. He teaches our older son (11 yrs old) piano and our younger son (9 years old) guitar. They are both making progress.
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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Clifton, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Clifton is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
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$65 average

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"He’s thorough, precise, informative, and enjoyable. Shares great tips, made sure I was understanding what he was teaching before moving forward. He was Interested in my goals, experience, and the music I wanted to learn to play. I look forward to learning more from him."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Great instructor, motivates the student"
Pierre
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Mike is very knowledgeable on the drums, and take his students' learning styles into consideration when teaching. Mike is goal and progress oriented in his teaching methodologies. His lessons are always fun, and I've never walked out of a lesson without having learnt something or accomplished something new."
Bruce
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Garrett is an extremely good teacher & really caters to your abilities and learning style. I’ve learned something new every single week, so I don’t get bored while trying to perfect all of the basic rudiments. He’s also extremely flexible with his scheduling, and has occasionally driven to my rehearsal space for our lessons. I highly recommend him!!"
Kylee
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Best Drum Instructor North County

We couldn't be happier with Matt. He has taken a shy, not-so-confident young boy and turned him into a proud, musically knowledgeable and darn good drummer !!! Matt is extremely patient, positive,reliable, FUN and a skilled drummer to boot. My son states, "Matt explains things clearly" . I would highly recommend him."
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"Garrett is super knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to drums. He is also just an all around good guy, and very easy to get along with. I had been playing drums for about 4 years (classic rock) and got to a point where I felt like I wasn't improving, so I decided to look for lessons. Turned out to be a great decision!"
Dan
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Ben has been teaching my 8 year old daughter drum technique since Nov 2015. He has done a great job at connecting with her too make her excited about music! I appreciate how he encourages her play intuitively, which is teaching her principles that she can apply in all aspects of music, not just in playing the drums. I would recommend Ben for a student of any age, but I have been impressed with how he has connected with my daughter."
Julie
Took Drum lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!"
Terra
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Mike is a true musician who loves his craft and loves teaching it. My daughter is having FUN learning drums!"
Jessica
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Outstanding instructor!"
Devon
Took Drum lessons from Ronnie B.
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