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Connor (Drums lessons with Kevin S.)

Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.

Gayle (Drums lessons with Douglas O.)

Our daughter has had three lessons with Douglas thus far and we could not be happier with him.! He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music shows in his work. It is evident that he loves h

Ava Marie Perry (Drums lessons with Douglas O.)

Just had my first lesson with Mattia and he gave me a lot of valuable tips right away. Exercises to practice on my free time every day which I think will provide a solid base for my practice in the f

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Drum Lessons

The drums are one of the most exciting and rewarding instruments to learn. The art of drumming is essential to the world of music, especially to the culture of dance that has evolved around it.

The modern drum set came into fruition in the early 20th century, and it was often associated with the budding genres of ragtime and jazz music. In popular music and the jazz world, the collection of drums is often referred to as a drum set or drum kit. Over the years, a selection of drums, including a hi-hat, snare, and kick drum, became part of a modern drum set. Since then, the art form has been refined as popular music has evolved.

If you’re searching for the best online drum lessons and in-person coaching, look no further!

Certified Drum Teachers

We understand that learning the drums can be a challenge. Because of this, we’ve hired only certified, background-checked drum teachers for our platform.

On TakeLessons, you can find drum coaches with years of professional experience and teaching students. We also make picking your drum lessons on TakeLessons simple. Our platform allows you to know the location of each teacher and review a quick run-through of their experience and teaching availability. Some teachers are even able to make home visits for lessons.

To give you an idea of teacher rates, the price of the best online drum lessons and in-person coaching on TakeLessons is $64. Once you’ve connected with a drum teacher that fits your schedule and budget, you can sign up and start hitting it!

Online Drum Lessons for All Ages

Drums are a fun instrument to learn at any age. Kids often love them because of the energy and expression of playing, while adults will appreciate the challenge of learning various rhythms.

If you’re looking for drum lessons for kids, we have teachers that specialize in coaching the younger ages in the basics of rhythm, getting them comfortable with playing along with full songs and crafting their own style. Older learners will be able to explore rhythms and play along with their favorite tracks.

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Drum Lessons for All Levels

Drum students will find that TakeLessons has drum lessons for every level of learner. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced students will all find teachers with lesson plans perfect for the techniques and skills they need to learn.

Our drum lessons for beginners introduce students to basic rhythms such as the rock shuffle, getting them comfortable with the technical movements while also helping them stay on beat. Advanced lessons will allow drummers the ability to play in complex time signatures, as well as move between them.

The best online drum lessons and in-person coaching helps you or your child get a deeper grasp of drum techniques and rhythm. Sign up today!

Drum Lessons Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Drum Lessons

  • How to hold drum sticks
  • Basic drum beats
  • The rock shuffle
  • Learning to play along with music

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Drum Lessons

  • Drum fills
  • Incorporating toms
  • Developing your own beats
  • Introduction to drum solos

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Drum Lessons

  • 5/4 rhythm
  • Complex time signatures
  • Playing live
  • Expert drum fills

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At TakeLessons, serving our students is the mission. That’s why we provide access to the ideal drum lessons for every student, from young to old and beginner to advanced. Starting out is easy, allowing you to pick from a certified and diverse set of teachers for a personalized learning experience. Sign up today for in-person sessions and the best online drum lessons!


Can you teach yourself drums?

You can teach yourself drums if you are a dedicated and disciplined learner. There are plenty of online tutorials, instructional videos, and books available on drumming to help you learn. One of the hardest parts of learning the drums is investing in a good drum set and having a good place to practice. Private lessons are a great way to learn without tons of trial and error. TakeLessons is a website that offers the best online drum lessons and in-person coaching, offering you a selection of certified drum teachers to pick from.

Are drums easy or hard to learn?

The drums are typically one of the harder-to-learn instruments used in modern music. The difficulty stems from the muscle coordination needed to hold complex rhythms while also playing in time. Because of this, it can take many years to become a proficient drummer. Since it can be a difficult instrument to learn, enlisting in lessons with certified drum teachers can be a huge help as you learn. TakeLessons has a number of certified drum coaches that bring years of professional experience and music knowledge to our drum lessons.

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