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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.

Barbara R.

9 Reviews
Fairfax Station, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • BA in Languages from George Washington University
  • Teaching since 1986
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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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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!
Frank B.
Barbara is fantastic. She has such a strong background in vocal performance and taking good care of your instrument. She's lso a lot of fun and has great enthusiasm.
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Thomas A.

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

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Patrick R.

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I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.

I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing

About Patrick

7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions: - Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance - Drexel University: Westphal college of media - Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program Drumming for ov

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Michael E.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • B.A. Music: Jazz Studies and Music Education from Cal State Northridge
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael E.

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Hello! My name is Mike and I'd love to help you learn how to play your favorite songs on the drums! Check out my videos below to see me and my students play some cool beats. You can also watch a video tour of my online teaching studio.

About Michael

Whether you want to play rock, hip hop, pop, or anything else, I am a great choice for beginning drummers starting at age 4. I break everything into small pieces, teach each piece one at a time, and then put all of those pieces back together. I focus on practical drumming skills, and I have tons o

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Brad L.
Enjoyed my first lesson. I found Michael to be an excellent teacher and extremely interested in the "art" of teaching drums.
Joshua S.
Mike is a great teacher. He has a unique way to teach kids. I really enjoy learning from him along with my child. I highly recommend him.
Memo Oelke, age 12
Mike is a very good drummer and a very good instructor! I'm a student and it's a very fun, productive time, and just an all around good experience. All the songs I am/have learned are awesome and it's not confusing. In fact, its the exact opposite. If you ever have a question it isn't awkward or uncomfortable. All the songs I learn fit in my music taste and the way he teaches is very simple and I feel like i have made an incredible amount of progress. I can't wait for next lesson!
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Eric S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric S.

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I teach the basics of drumming (technique, rudiments, four-way coordination and limb independence) as well as any and all styles related to drum set including rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, Latin and much more. See my bio for more information about me. Remote lessons also available via Skype or FaceTime.

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundat

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Sterling, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Sterling is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $160 per hour.
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$53 average
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$66 average

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"Phenomenal drummer. Perfectly capable of playing any style and making it look easy. Can turn something very complicated and explain it in such a way that anyone could understand."
Austin
Took Drum lessons from Jonathan R.
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"Great first lesson! Neil was very professional and accommodating. It was very obvious that he was passionate about music and eager to pass it on to others. Can’t wait for the next lesson."
Jeff
Took Drum lessons from Neil D.
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"Attention to detail ! Loving it so far !"
Kristen
Took Drum lessons from Scott W.
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"He is very patient and positive."
Ryder
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Theresa does a wonderful job guiding me along in my lessons. She carefully watches my technique, suggesting slight changes I can make in order to improve my style."
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Took Drum lessons from Theresa D.
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"Murray's lessons has our son excited about learning his instrument! Murray transfers learning lessons into play and fun. We look forward to more sessions with Murray!"
Kyechia
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Joan is very patient as an instructor. I appreciate the feedback she has given me on nuances in my body posture, my grip on the sticks, and seating position to help me be comfortable during the lessons. I began drum lessons with her early in my pregnancy and she has been very accommodating to my busy and hectic schedule."
Azine
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"Anthony is a very informative and skilled teacher! Presents information in a way that is easy to absorb and practice. Teaches concepts that translate out of the practice room! I I highly recommend him! Well worth the money!"
Anton Peterson
Took Drum lessons from Anthony F.
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"Daniel is a great teacher!"
Brandon
Took Drum lessons from Daniel R.
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"Our son had his first lesson with Thomas last night. Thomas is extremely patient and was able to keep him engaged throughout the entire lesson. That's HUGE because our son is autistic and has trouble focusing. It's only been one lesson but I recommend Thomas! Very fun and professional."
Zade
Took Drum lessons from Thomas V.
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