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Thomas A.

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Burtonsville, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 to 55
  • Teaching since 1982
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Thomas A.

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If you want to really rock on the drums I can get you started. I have MANY years of playing, performing, and teaching experience. Want to learn to play your favorite songs? And hopefully develope your own style! Let's rock!

About Thomas

I have been playing drums for over 47 years. For 16 years I played and performed professionally with my band Black Widow USA. We toured the US several times in support of our two internationally released CDs. For about 30 years of my time behind a drum set I had given drum lessons on and off. But b

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Cameron
Tom is a great instructor! Cam is learning so much and making great progress on the drums!
Cheryl I.
This is our first Drum instructor and we are thrilled with Thomas. He is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about teaching. His approach is positive in nature, meeting the student where they are at, takes their interest as the lead, and starts teaching there. My 11 year old son really likes him too! We go to our 4th lesson this afternoon.
Paul
These lessons were great. Regarding drums, I was an absolute beginner, and Tommy's lessons turned out to be an excellent jump-start. I used to play keyboards and guitars before, and I enjoy picking up by ear rather than reading notation, so I really liked informal and 'non-notational' way the lessons went. There was no hard notation drill, and yet Tommy had covered most rudiments, basic techniques, and patterns needed to rock in about 10 lessons. I'd recommend this for anyone who doesn't know how to hold sticks but want to get introduced into rock drumming.
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Andrew T.

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College Park, MD
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Andrew T.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the drums! Lesson plans are custom made for your individual goals!

About Andrew

Musically and personally, I strongly feel that diversity and openness are key in a person's development: when we move outside of our comfort zone and embrace the unknown, we are better able to grow as musicians (and human beings). As a performer, I feel that performing with musicians of different b

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Matt F.
Great Experience

From the first lesson, Andrew has been a consummate professional. Each lesson he brings in something new, while making sure that everything we've covered in the past is still ingrained through repetition. Having Andrew as an instructor has opened my eyes to the many facets of drumming, and I have taken skills/techniques with me that will last forever. The feedback does not stop after each lesson, Andrew is available all the time for any questions I may have during the week if I am stumped while practicing. His schedule is flexible with mine, and he is willing to bring in music that I want to personally learn. The lessons are the right balance of fun and teaching, and his studio promotes a learning environment that is not intimidating to let loose if you're a beginner like me.

I'd recommend Andrew to anyone looking to expand their skill set, the lessons have been a great experience.
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Keith J.

56 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks Drummese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
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Keith J.

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45 years in the Music Business Students learn -
Drum Set/Snare Drum Technique and Music Performance,
Music Recording Techniques,
The Music Business - The Music AND the Business of Music
Endorsed by Hal Blaine - The most recorded Musician in HISTORY
Endorsed by Alex Van Halen and many others

About Keith

Keith is a seasoned world class drummer, a 3 Time Grammy Award winner as well as an Emmy award winning media producer; with a high degree of artistic and technical experience. He has over forty four years on-stage experience performing, developing and managing international artists. He has performe

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Raymond
It a great experience so far !
Dan
Keith is great! My nearly 6 year old son has only been seeing Keith for a few weeks, but he’s already learned so much. Keith is everything you want in a teacher - he’s funny, patient and has a really great way of explaining drumming concepts is such a way that even a student as young as my son can grasp. Even my son has said Keith is a great teacher!
Rachel F.
Keith is a great teacher! He gives excellent technical instruction and makes it a lot of fun. Our son loves his lessons with Keith!

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Paul W.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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MORGAN WHITESIDE
I started going to bass lessons with Mr. Paul in December 2019 without no experience with playing the bass. It's now March 2020, and I can now say I learned how play scales and some bass lines now. Mr. Paul is a great teacher and very patience with his students. Now I CANT STOPING COMING TO PRACTICE. THIS HAS REALLY BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE. THANKS BRO.....
Prince G.
Very experienced & very fun learning with Paul!
Richard
Came away from my first class feeling challenged and enthusiastic. That's just what I was hoping for. Thank you, Mr. Paul.

Steven C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
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Steven C.

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I have been teaching privately for over 9 years and playing since the age of 6. My studies have taken me through music performance programs at William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music, and The Drummers Collective. I've performed at venues throughout the country in a wide variety of musical settings (jazz, rock, theater, marching band, etc). Lessons are focused on each individual student's musical interests and a strong foundation on the instrument. From beginners to professionals, lessons will be tailored to fit the student's needs and goals.

About Steven

My name is Steven Crammer and I am professional drummer and teacher based in New York City. I have a B.M (jazz performance) from William Paterson University, a certificate from Drummer's Collective, and am working towards my M.M. (jazz performance) from Manhattan School of Music. I have performed a

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Kevin W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 8 to 30
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Kevin W.

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I teach drum set and marching percussion, teaching for four years. I teach both tenor and snare drum for marching.

Lessons are tailored to the individual student and their experience, goals, and materials available. Having the respective instrument at the teaching location is preferred, but the minimum materials required are drumsticks, a drum pad, and a stand for the drum pad.

Drum set students should expect to learn the basics of technique and drum set-up. From there, lessons are tailored to the individual student, specifically what genres they are interested in. For beginners, I use "The Best Beginner Drum Book" by Drumeo.

Marching percussion students learn a heavier emphasis on technique, constantly being implemented into lessons. Students learn a variety of musical pieces and see technical and musical growth through each piece.

About Kevin

I've been involved in music since fifth grade loved it since! As a performer, I was heavily involved in my high school's music program being involved in: the advanced jazz band (drum set), advanced choir (baritone), musical pit (drum set/auxiliary percussion), show band (vibraphone/tenor drums), an

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Jack
Amazing tenor teacher, he tought me many technical skills and techniques i’ll need for showband and marching down the line!
Sion
Very fun and cool dude. Learned a lot from him.
Brian
Very knowledgeable and supportive. Matches the student's pace and teaches new concepts in an intuitive way, I would recommend him to musicians of all ages.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Fairfax is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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45 min
$52 average
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$64 average

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"This was my 9yr son's 1st drum lesson with Joel. Joel did a fantastic job keeping the balance between theory, instrument use, & keeping it fun for him."
Jaxon
Took Drum lessons from Joel D.
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"I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)"
Fred
Took Drum lessons from Alexa B.
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"I studied with Perry back in high school and cannot overstate the value of the information he taught me. If you are serious about getting it together, and learning those much needed skills to stand out from the vast drumming herd, start studying Perry today!"
Chad
Took Drum lessons from PERRY S.
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"Meets the student at their level. I am an older drummer and just want to have fun. He doesn’t force you to become someone you are not"
Susie Jo
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"My Grandson has come so far with his Drum Lessons!

My 9 year old Grandson has been taking lessons with Matthew for over a year. This is his very first experience with any drum lessons and because of Matthew's excellent teaching style, he has come so far!

I might add that my Grandson has Down Syndrome but that never stopped Matthew from being the Great Drum Instructor that he is complete with a rather relaxed, easy going but very professional teaching skill.

When my Grandson was at a MLB Game when presented with the spur-of-the-moment opportunity to play drums with some professionals, he had the confidence to just jump right in because of his experience with Matthew's drum lessons.

Thank you Matthew, we appreciate all you have done!"
Lori
Took Drum lessons from Matthew G.
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"I’m an adult student with a job and Jimmy has been very adjusting about rescheduling my lessons if the need arises. I bought a set of 5 lessons to get a feel for being taught drumming as a beginner. The lessons have been useful as Jimmy sticks to basics and is patient and knowledgeable."
Asheesh
Took Drum lessons from James R.
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"We had our first lesson this week and it was great!"
Michelle
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Outstanding Teacher.

When I first met Keith, or as I call him Coach, he went right to business. Took out my notebook, and in the 30 Minutes, I learned so much about music notes that I could go home and remember without looking at the book. He Is an AWESOME teacher and someone that I will always admire and look up to. He is very patient and gives a lot of similarities to what he went through years past to what I could handle now. The unfortunate part is that I had to cancel some classes because of my A/C and Heating job and he always had extra time during the day to squeeze me in. He will always be in my mind, and there is not a single day that goes by that i tap my fingers while listening to music and measuring the beats in a song. Its fun! And he got me in LOVE with drums even more. Coach, i know you are reading this, and I am glad you are, just want you to know I really appreciate your time with me and give me something to accomplish, which is learn something new in my life. Coach, you are the greatest and I hope new students who come to for training and help realize that it will be the best 30 minutes they can ever receive from any music teacher. GOOD LUCK!!"
George
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"Thanks Mike, so much great info!"
Aaron
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas."
Gayle
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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