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Craig H.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Craig H.

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Craig tailors lessons to the needs and goals of the individual student whether they are a beginner or an advanced student. Being able to work with the students to reach their full potential by giving them a strong vocabulary and command on the instrument are areas he is able to shine on them, but more importantly make it fun while they are learning the instrument.

About Craig

Craig Hanna, has taught professionally since 2000, and has made his passion for music and teaching a career. He was taught by some of the best instructors in the GreenBay Area at a young age and has continued to study an array of musical styles. When he is not behind the drums teaching , he provi

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Chuck
Really couldn't ask for more. Craig's been working with my daughter for years and we couldn't be happier.
Stephanie
I came to Craig as an adult, with little to no musical training and was hesitant to take lessons because I had no idea what expect. In the time I have worked with him I have learned to sight read, play along to songs , have a strong grasp on the fundamentals and work on improvisation. He continually challenges me to try new things and expand my vocabulary. As an instructor Craig is professional, non judgmental, patient and is an experienced teacher. A lot of people can play drums, being able to teach others is an entirely different skill.
Billie
Craig has been working with our son for over 5 years. He is an exceptional instructor. Our son had no previous drum lessons prior to working with Craig. Our son really enjoys his lessons with Craig and has really excelled. We would highly recommend Craig
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Nicole C.

108 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Master's from Dowling College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Nicole C.

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Able to teach everything from hand percussion (Congas, Bongos, Djembe, etc.) to full drum kit. Also will cover music theory and teach drum notation. All genres. Online students are expected to have equipment prior to lessons. If you do not want to begin with a full set, please have at least a practice pad and drumsticks.

About Nicole

Nicole began her musical journey on Long Island, New York when she began piano lessons at age five. While receiving training on piano, she joined her elementary school orchestra in the 3rd grade and quickly soared with violin. During this period, Nicole began learning music theory and the art of

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so much fun and so very challenging
Nichole is so helpful and supportive. highly recommended
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Corey D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • A.A. Music from Montgomery County Community College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Corey D.

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My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums for over 25 years. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and I have helped my my students acquire the skills and tools they need to land gigs, perform as part of a group for live audiences, and express themselves creatively on the drum set.

With me, you will learn how to:

- Get great speed with your hands and feet - play FAST!

- Read and write musical notation - get PROFESSIONAL!

- Play awesome beats rhythms - get COORDINATED!

- Make up beats and fills on the spot - get CREATIVE!

- Play any style of music - Rock, Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Metal, Funk, Fusion, Country, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Hip-Hop, Concert snare, Marching snare - get VERSATILE!

About Corey

My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums for over 25 years. I am currently a full-time working drummer with the Philly-area modern country band Shot of Southern. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and my goal is to help my students acquire the skills and tools the

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Steve
Corey is a fantastic drummer! Take advantage of time at home while learning new skills, and this is a great way to stay active and keep your energy up. Corey has been drumming for a very long time and has an excellent positive attitude, you can't miss!
Alex
A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!
Maria
Corey is an awesome drummer....truly knows the heart and soul of his craft! He's patient and kind...all around a cool dude! Check him out!

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Zaid D.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2019 from Lessons.com
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zaid D.

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As a Beginners course, this is suitable for complete beginners who have never played drums before. Its also helpful for self-taught drummers who want to go through all the basics and fill in any gaps in their playing and improve their technique.

Course Objectives:
Develop a full range of beats, rhythms, fills and breaks
Execute Single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles
Establish Good posture, grip, sticking and hi hat technique
Learn to play with a click and develop a better sense of timing
Understand & execute Techniques for playing songs in a contemporary style
Percussion skills
How to choose and tune a drum kit

They will learn within the first 6 months how to:
Play Their first ever rhythm and break
How to play single and double strokes and paradiddles
How to understand drum notation
Correct posture, grip and sticking technique
Warm up exercises
A great range of 8th and 16th note rhythms
Learn the drum part to a slow song of their choice.
A great range ...

About Zaid

Zaid is available for in-home, at school location , and online lessons worldwide in both English and Español!. Zaid has been playing piano for over 15 years and teaching music since 2010. Zaid teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Although trained in standard

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Urenna and Olisa A.
Great with the kids. Excited yo see where this will go.
Jace O.
Absolutely amazing!! My son loved it.
Kaylee S.
Great teacher and very patient, he cared about what he was doing, Thanks Zaid!
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Gabriel H.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Awarded Louis Lundemo scholarship award, best film score of the 2011 24 hr film fest from MCC, Milwaukee 24 hr film fest
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gabriel H.

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I teach the ins and out of drumming up to a professional level

About Gabriel

I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of the

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Yishay L.
Gabriel is an amazing music teacher not only is he helping me with bass guitar but also understanding a bit of music theory. He shows me ways to to help maximize the amount of learning I can get out of practicing. Overall he is a great teacher with knowledge of a multitude of instruments and music in general.
Elliana
Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows.
Josh G.
He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson.
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Travis B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Travis B.

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Travis has worked with all ages, abilities and skill levels to achieve their musical goals. Lessons taught with patience and consistency have provided his students with the most important skills and concepts to play with confidence and proficiency. Lessons a fun and thorough with emphasis on proper technique and a direct model of fundamentals.

He will improve the students technique and creativity while introducing diverse styles of music. Students will implement the use of the rudiments and see how they might be applied to beats or fills on the drum set. Linear patterns and four way coordination patterns will be applied for developing good coordination skills and ambidextrous discipline in advanced players. Beginners will learn to grasp a feel of straight quarter, eighth and sixteenth note beats. Shuffle and swing rhythms will be covered so the student can get a feel of grooves that are based on these concepts. Students may also learn about music and rhythms from all over ...

About Travis

Travis is a music educator who enjoys instructing and performing for live audiences. Over the span of 20 years in music education, Travis is proud to have worked with students of all ages, abilities and skill levels achieve their musical goals. Lessons taught with patience and consistency have prov

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Lesley W.
Working with Take Lessons is easy and convenient

My son and I had a positive experience with both Take Lessons and the instructor, Travis Bloom.
MarlysG
Great! Patient with questions being asked of him.

Lessons are to the point and fast moving. He is willing to review the past lessons for confirmation of students doubts or questions.
JessicaB
Knowledgeable and helpful

He is responsive to our needs, patient, energetic, and positive. He makes lessons enjoyable and engaging for our 9-year-old son.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Williamsburg, VA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Williamsburg is $65. 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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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"Brian's experience and passion for drumming become apparent during the first lesson. He is a talented musician and a wonderful teacher, adjusting the pace of each lesson to match your needs and your level of skill. His ability to play numerous styles makes him an ideal teacher for those up and coming drummers who don't want to get locked into playing one particular type of music. I've been playing drums for as long as Brian has, but even with all of my experience he has still helped me branch out and incorporate new techniques into my repertoire. Whether you are a beginner, looking to learn the basics, or an experienced drummer, looking to hone your skills in a particular area, Brian is a great teacher to turn to!"
Kevin
Took Drum lessons from Brian R.
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"John has helped me take my drumming to the next level. When I started lessons I was fairly new to the drum set and did not know how to read music. Over the past two years he has completely transformed me from a beginner to a gigging musician. John is patient, laid back and very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him to drummers of all skill levels."
Joseph
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"Colin has been an awesome drum teacher for my son! He is very supportive and flexible with my sons abilities. Colin makes the lessons fun and really boosts his confidence. It is easy to tell that Colin has a lot of teaching experience and that he loves to share his musical talents."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Colin M.
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"Trevor has been my 12 year-old daughter's drum teacher for over a year and has started teaching my 14 year-old daughter and me the guitar. Above all, Trevor instills his love of music into every lesson...and to every student. He custom-tailors each lesson to the student's style, needs and goals. Lessons are always fun, positive and productive. He is responsible, always on time and communicates well. Trevor has been a great find. He is an amazing teacher."
Christina Frangos
Took Drum lessons from Trevor H.
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"I can’t say enough...Athan is so upbeat, personable and knowledgeable. 👍🏻"
Christian
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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"Kevin is a phenominal instructor and person. His ability to connect with people and teach them at their personal level and rate is exceptional. I highly recommend him if your looking to learn and get into playing drums."
Ryan
Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"I worked with Andrew for over 2 years learning the drums. Fabulous teacher! Andrew taught me technique, timing, different genres of drumming but most importantly inspired me to keep stretching in my playing. His love of music shines through his teaching."
Teresa
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Emerson is an amazing instructor. Besides being a very knowledgeable and gifted musician, he’s patient, kind, and makes learning the drums fun. What I appreciate most about Emerson is that he’s interested in helping me reach my goals. I happen to be interested in learning Latin style drums and lucky for me, Latin is one (of many) of Emerson’s specialties. So many people have told me that Latin is hard to learn, but in four short lessons, I already know how to play a basic Bossa Nova beat. Emerson is a very organized and efficient instructor. We work with handouts, video (I record him as he instructs) and reading exercises from a book. A highlight for me in our sessions is when Emerson accompanies my drum playing with another instrument, the piano for example. I really get the feeling like we’re having a little jam session and it's fun because I can hear that I'm making music and that's an awesome feeling.

Choose Emerson as your music instructor and you will not be disappointed."
Carol
Took Drum lessons from Emerson W.
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"My son Emmett is always excited to spend time with Christian! Each lesson is well organized and they cover a lot of material focusing both on skills and fun items. Technology part of things can be challenging but Christian each weeks puts the time in to make the experience better for all of us. We are having a wonderful time and learning a lot."
Emmett
Took Drum lessons from Christian R.
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"Francisco is a patient and thorough drum teacher. I took lessons with him for approximately a year and learned so much that I still apply today. I would still be taking lessons with him but moved away from Southern California. He tailors his lessons to your personal goals and gives you actionable steps for the week ahead but also exposes you to larger concepts to show you what's possible. I regularly left lessons with him with my mind blown feeling very excited for the new possibilities in drumming that were being opened to me. After taking lessons with Francisco I feel like I have a toolbox of skills and knowledge that I will use my whole drumming life. He is extremely passionate about his craft and takes your personal goals seriously. I'd recommend him to any drummer of any style."
Paul
Took Drum lessons from Francisco P.
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