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David A.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • MM Jazz Studies, drumset performance from DePaul University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Joan Q.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Filipino - Tagalog, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 40; Female: 7 to 50
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Joan Q.

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Whether you're just starting out, wanting to learn Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, or even Taylor Swift repertoire, maybe you're preparing for band or college auditions, or just simply looking to broaden your playing with different styles like jazz, latin, etc., I am here to guide you and help you develop the necessary skills!

I have been teaching drumset for over 15 years. My lessons focus on applying technique and reading, with snare reading exercises and learning popular songs. Lessons will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals.

My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, become independent learners, while having fun along the way!

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She has also performed on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show. Joan earned her Bachelo

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Joseph
Great to learn from and very personable!
Cora R.
My son really enjoys his lessons and likes how Joan helps him focus on technique.
John M.
Joan taught my son from first time to an advanced beginner. She was very patient and extremely helpful. My son was fully engaged in his lessons and always enjoyed his time with Joan. Joan was very dependable, always on time for lessons and always flexible with her scheduling. She also assisted in purchasing a drumset for my son. I would recommend Joan to anyone looking to learn the drums.

Matt S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students Male: 3 to 26; Female: 3 to 30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Matt S.

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I teach lessons to any grade/age group. I have an extremely open mind to teaching and music in general, so nothing goes out the door in terms of philosophy, however, I've come to realize that some methods work better than others. That said, I tailor my attention and focus as an educator to the needs of student I'm teaching in front of me. I don't consider the student who just walked out of the lesson or the student who is coming in next. I put my all in the student who is in front of me because I believe time is an essential asset to lessons. Also, every case is so uniquely different in terms of students and I take a good amount of time to calibrate the learning style of every student.

About Matt

I am passionate instructor who is fueled by seeing success in others. No other feeling is more fulfilling then seeing the growth of another human. I have been teaching private lessons in my own studio for about 8 years now. I've taught 7 marching bands and currently writing music for some with an

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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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Intermediate
Start to learn about polyrhythms as well as developing your ears and body to play songs more accurately. Start to spice up your playing with ways that are interesting, but not intrusive.

Advanced
Really push your polyrhythms and add asymmetrical meters to your repertoire to expand your grasp of complex rhythms. Also learn to use dynamics, cymbal work, and fills to effectively communicate and lead a band without words.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
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Alex K.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex K.

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Professional, versatile drummer with over 16 years of experience and as a professional player and a range of styles runs the gamut from playing stadiums to small clubs, from touring internationally to working in the studio, from playing speed punk with Rehasher to playing soul and funk music with The Savants of Soul.

Our lessons together will focus on four main areas: hand technique and fundamentals, techniques for building drum set vocabulary, application of technique through musical performance and mentorship in building your music career.

Whether you're just getting started and want to know the basics or you're an advanced player looking to gain some new insight or techniques, I want to help you have have fun in your own journey through music -- professional or otherwise.

About Alex

Professional, versatile drummer with over 16 years of experience and as a professional player and a range of styles runs the gamut from playing stadiums to small clubs, from touring internationally to working in the studio, from playing speed punk with Rehasher to playing soul and funk music with T

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Juliet H.
From the beginning I have felt that Alex is very invested in my success and like every great teacher, he challenges me. Alex's teaching style is a combination of teaching, observing and correcting technique, addressing mindset (really important), and wanting the student to feel the joy of discovering how to play real songs with every lesson. He is patient and encouraging, with just the right word at the right time. Combined with his vast knowledge of music, lessons and homework are packed with useful info that is broken down in a way that’s easy to understand. He also demonstrates how everything is applied through multiple musical styles,, so you can get a sense of the potential of your own playing in the future while broadening your musical horizons, which is a bonus.. You will get out of it only what you put into it, so regular practice is key otherwise it's easy to get behind. But Alex will adjust if something is not working, which is very motivating. Great teacher. Recommend 100%.
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Ty K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor's Degree Percussion Performance from the University of Arizona
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ty K.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner to advanced drum and percussion student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. Want to play your favorite songs? Not only will you be playing them in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, and reading through rudiments and practical applications. Let's get started!

About Ty

*** Travel Equipment *** drumset and/or practice pad, sticks, brushes, notebook, staff paper, and pencil. *** Specialties *** Genres: Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, Soul/R&B, Country, Jazz, and Latin. Use of trancriptions of songs that the student enjoy listening to. Basic rudiments and Mohler Technique.

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Noah
I have know Ty Key for over ten years, he is a human metronome. He can play any style of music and play it to perfection. I have seen him perform with different bands and different styles over the years and one thing is constant, his play stands out. I have seen him record at East West studios In LA tracking both live drums and the total live percussion set and the results were amazing. He plays in the pocket, both rhythm and solos. I could not feel more comfortable recommending someone who has mastered their craft more than Ty. He is easy to get along with and an outstanding teacher. He has worked as a drum technician and teacher at school ever since I’ve known him. He is a great person and you would lucky to learn from him.
Aaron
Great teacher. Clear instruction. Vast knowledge of the instrument and it’s role in music.
Peter
I’ve known Ty for over ten years. He is one of the hardest working musicians I know, and works with integrity and all the highest positive qualities of a professional musician you could hope for. Any organization would benefit from Ty’s involvement.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Fort Defiance, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Fort Defiance 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 $110 per hour.
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$52 average
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$64 average

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"Danilo is a really great drum teacher. Challenging, but also meets you at what ever level you're at. When limbs don't know how to rally together for a new thing, he's a very good cheerleader until it comes together or helps make it make sense to break through that wall. Enjoys good music too. Super recommend."
Priscilla
Took Drum lessons from Danilo H.
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"Rae is a FANTASTIC teacher. She inspires, motivates, and connects to children in a unique way, consistently becoming a favorite of anyone who gets a lesson with her. Highly recommend!"
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Rae A.
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"Great personality. My son is so excited with his first lesson and couldn't wait till next lesson. Right away he practiced at home what he learned today. Keep it up."
Peter
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"My daughter loves her drum lessons and is progressing very well. We are very satisfied with Murray and with TakeLessons.com."
Kelsey
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Very friendly and personable teacher. Patient with our son while also encouraging him to learn. He has a great balance of all the attributes to make up a wonderful teacher. Most importantly, he makes lessons fun while at the same time teaching and helping our son learn and grow."
Maxwell
Took Drum lessons from Keith J.
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"First lesson with Dor went great. Dor was very accessible for questions and gave me all the info I needed. My son came back very happy from his lesson and is very excited about playing the drums. Dor walked him out to the car, which I greatly appreciated!! Great experience so far!!"
Adi
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Our lesson was amazing. I was really pleased at how he led the instruction and how patient and wonderful he was. It went perfect and my son had so much fun!"
Jennifer
Took Drum lessons from Aleksis B.
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"Murray has been teaching my 8 year old son for the past 4 months. He is amazing, encouraging, and makes it fun! He is very patient and kind. I would recommend him to every parent who wishes to give her child drum lessons!"
Rachel
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Kevin is great with kids and inspiring his students to dive into the music while having fun learning."
Jaska
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Hi, I just started taking lessons and I absolutely love it! I have an excellent teacher that takes his time to show me the right techniques and fundamentals to achieve the goal of playing professional. He has great expertise and pushes me to be the best. He makes sure I understand why I need to do certain things such as rudiments and learning to read notes. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He's always full of energy and ready to teach me so I can go far in drumming. If your looking for a fun cool teacher full of energy who loves teaching the art of drumming Mr. Rufus is your guy! He has the passion and love for it and that motivates me and gives me that drive to keep pushing to go further in music!"
KD
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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