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David A.

Washington Navy Yard, DC
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • MM Jazz Studies, drumset performance from DePaul University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David A.

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David was an in-demand freelance drummer and educator in Chicago for 10 years before moving to the DMV to play drums for the US Navy Band Sea Chanters. His diverse background and wide-ranging influences shaped him into a versatile musician; David showcases that versatility in the private lesson environment and gives his students a truly unique musical experience.

David is 100% committed to his students' success. He centers his lessons on fundamentals and essential musical vocabulary while blending the student's personal musical goals. "Exercises" are rarely used; David leans on tangible, real-life examples of vocabulary that transcend genre. He is also a firm believer that improvisation is the key to musical mastery.

David will set the bar high for his students, but the beauty of setting realistic goals keeps students engaged, focused, and loving practice!

About David

Chicago expat; United States Navy Band drummer; David has developed a reputation for his professionalism and versatility as a musician. Moving to Chicago was the catalyst for David’s musical career. The diverse and robust Chicago music scene helped mold him into a first-call sideman over the

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Barbara R.

10 Reviews
Fairfax Station, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • BA in Languages from George Washington University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Barbara R.

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Singing is my life! I trained classically from 4/1972 - 4/83, then continued concentrated self study for 5 years. I sang for Voice of America and National Geographic Explorer specials before becoming voice coach for the MD Renaissance Festival. I have sung professionally since '83 and have taught

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Steven F.
Clearly a highly experienced and student-centered instructor. Focus is on the students goals, developing a concise and achievable path to success, and use of proper technique to pursue the individual, would-be singer's aspirations. HIGHLY recommend.
Marc E D.
I have been taking lessons from Barbara for 3 to 4 months now.I live in a condo so when I practice every 2 weeks I take my PA.over to my x girl friends house to practice .She is the person who got me started 12 years ago and she knows my voice well.She rarely compliments me on anything which is common for an x girlfriend, however the last 2 times I practiced at her house ,she cracks a big smile and says with suprise"You have gotten better!"Thanks Barbara!
Marc E D.
Barbara was great,she knows her stuff.Looking foward to my next lesson with her.Also fantastic personality!
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Thomas A.

19 Reviews
Burtonsville, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 7 to 55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Evan W.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Brechemin Scholarship from University of Washington
  • 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 t

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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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Dylan M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Dylan M.

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Can teach a variety of styles and techniques, including but not limited to: stick control, independence, phrasing, linear patterns, composition, rock, funk, jazz, and R&B.

About Dylan

Dylan Mandel is a musician and producer based in Philadelphia. He has made national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, MTV Campus Invasion Music Festival and MTV Dean's List, sharing the stage with Wyclef Jean, Kelly Clarkson, Portugal. The Man, Amy Schumer and others. In addition to his

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Puneet A.
Dylan is an excellent teacher and an amazing drummer. He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable immediately. He's also very organized regarding scheduling, and his lesson plans are flexible and productive. His teaching style is detail oriented and he explains well. He does not hesitate to correct my child and still encourages her to play better. Dylan is very enthusiastic about drumming and makes lessons a joy to take.

I am so glad we found him as soon as we came to NYC!
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Garrett S.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 2017 Jazz Society Award from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Garrett S.

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Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freelance DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál”. Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains private studios in North Hollywood and East San Diego County where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching experiences include drumlines/concert bands at ...

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! Garrett is a DJ, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands and works as a freelance wedding DJ under the

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Alexa K.
I hired Garrett to work with my two boys ages 8 and 11 during the quarentine. Initially we started online and my two kids had never DJ before. Garrett was able to build rapport very quickly and create a lesson plan for each child that met them where the are developmentally. Garrett used his wide range of music knowledge and natural teaching abilities to create a really fun and engaged learning environment. Once we could safely meet in person, Garrett 's skill as a teacher was even more spectacular. He has helped my kids become real DJ's, find a deeper appreciation for music and has built up their confidence in being able to perform and share music with friends. Garrett has never been late for a lesson and even takes extra time and goes out of his way for his students. He is incredibly professional and has a real gift at connecting with his students. He was the bright light during COVID for my entire family. We cannot thank him enough for all his hard work and the abundance of music that his brought to our home.
Jordan ..
Garrett is incredibly personable and knowledgeable, the best attributes of a great teacher! I've learned so much from him already and am looking forward to more to come in future lessons. I'd highly recommend Garrett to learn basics and beyond of dj'ing.
Matthew A.
Garrett, is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and thorough. He continuously checks for understanding and is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. My son had his first lesson and is very excited and is looking forward to his future lessons!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Falls Church, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Falls Church 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 $177 per hour.
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"Danny is awesome, looking forward for continued lessons"
Scott
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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"Mr Murray is a very good teacher. He gives good tips and he helps me to improove my skills. He knows how to play and is by the way a really funny and happy guy. I like to play the drums with him and after each lesson I think i have improoved."
Jakob Geisthardt
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Mr.Stewart has the gift of teaching, my son started at a very young age he is now 11. Mr. Stewart has the patients of a saint he takes his time to make sure my son as full understanding of the music as well as informing me as the parent his progress He has recitals that are out of this world.. He is the best there is he is also a former professional drum player that played in a popular local band as well as he now has his own band he plays in so the experience goes without saying.."
Raquel T
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"I thought he was awesome! I told him what I wanted out of learning how to play the drums and I even brought in a CD to show him a song I desperately wanted to learn. After lessons with him and never playing the drums before that I was playing my favorite songs pretty confidently!"
Lee
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"I grew up playing rock and pop music, but I wanted to learn how to play jazz as well. I used to think jazz solos were impossible to play, but Garrett's really good at breaking down difficult ideas and making them seem simple. He's a great instructor and I highly recommend him!"
Zeng
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"My lessons with Adam are always a blast! He is able to explain concepts in a very succinct and simple way and gives respectful, positive feedback helping the student to confidently confront new ideas. His knowledge and mastery of the drums is apparent through is ability to answer questions thoroughly and effectively. Adam creates a comfortable and fun learning environment with his friendly personality and great sense of humor."
Collin
Took Drum lessons from Adam S.
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"Fun and Effective!

I thought I had no rhythm. I never played drums. After a couple hours with Casey I can play rock beats and even at least play to some songs on my Ipod. Great teacher!!!"
Casey
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Great teacher. Teaching in steps and then adding more to it and repeating is the best way to go and Rufus is doing just that with me. All ready in 3rd lesson as a beginner and im getting the hand of it pretty quick. I will learn this song in no time and perhaps a few more just for the fun of it."
Timothy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Great instructor - patient with little kids. We love his affordable and convenient in-home lessons and have seen significant improvement within a month of starting lessons."
Rada
Took Drum lessons from Douglas O.
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"Within the first lesson it was obvious how much Scott is passionate about playing music and helping other musicians succeed. What I really liked about Scott was that he didn't beat around the bush when it came to finding areas that I could improve upon, but in the same respect, he made sure he celebrated the successes and progress being made. That's the kind of teacher that can motivate someone to improve and feel fulfilled after the hard work being put into a craft. I unfortunately had to stop taking lessons due to outside circumstances and if I got the opportunity I would take more lessons with Scott."
Josh
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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