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Casey C.

38 Reviews
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  • Awarded "Best of the Fest" from IndieWeek Ireland
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Casey C.

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I have developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on:
-building an understanding and relationship with each drum
-the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming
-how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums
-basic mechanical techniques
-development of each limb
-learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them
-learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set
-gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer
-learning your favorite songs on drums
-how to play in a band

About Casey

Hi I'm a 35 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past decade I have toured internationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained

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Brad L.
I am retired and started playing drums 2 years ago for fun. Casey is not only a great teacher but he wants to do what is best for the student. He is thoughtful, considerate and truly wants to teach you the best that he can.
Karen
Casey is the real deal. He was so helpful and willing to listen to exactly what I needed and build lessons to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend him.
Avery F.
A great teacher, so patient and really has made all my son's lessons so much fun. He looks forward to Casey's lessons every week
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Athan G.

84 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, German
  • Jazz Performance/Composition from California State University Northridge
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Athan G.

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I have taught drums for ten years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.

About Athan

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program,

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James S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology from State University of New York at Oswego
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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John M.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
  • Awarded Triple A Album of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John M.

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Positive, patient and motivating, over 43 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 43 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 15 years of teaching beginning to advanced drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized when I

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Colette & Eli
Mr. John is the best! My kids love him and he’s so great at teaching them and patient with my kids as they are learning and young. I recommend him to everyone!
Lucas N.
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!
Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jordan M.

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Learn drums in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, rudiments, music reading, ear training, and most importantly - Rock out with your favorite songs and beats!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Kevin S.

9 Reviews
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  • Music Performance from California State University, Fullerton
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded 2014 WGI PIW World Champion from WGI- Winter Guard International
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Kevin S.

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My music lessons are fun and educational. Students are busy and dealing with life. Music should not be another thing you "get through". Whether you're young and dealing with multiple subjects in school or you're an adult with a job and responsibilities, music should be the place to escape all of that. I want to teach you whatever you would like to learn and develop a curriculum based on your own wants.

Want to learn songs from your favorite bands? Great! Let's do that!

Want to prepare for college auditions to become a music major? I can help you with that!

Want to play music with your friends and be a part of a cool band? I've been there and done that, and can help you with that too.

Whatever your reason for playing music, whether its for fun or scholarships or auditions or whatever, music should be FUN! I want to help you with that.

There are materials like "Stick Control" and "Survival Guide for the Modern Drummer" but at the end of the day, I want to help you play music, ...

About Kevin

Hi there! I've been drumming for 14 years and teaching for 6 years! I've taught elementary students through college age and beyond. I love seeing my students grow and learn and pursue music from a place of interest, passion, and enjoyment! Music has given me so many opportunities like traveling

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Lisa
He is very knowledgeable and you can tell he works with kids. My daughter looks forward to lessons and can see big improvement each week. He is always asking about her current music goals and upcoming auditions. One of her goals was to make jazz band and she did, playing the trap set on a song at the winter concert.
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Average Cost of Online Drum Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online drum lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $130 per hour.
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Andrew Brown is a great teacher! I didn't have any music experience when I signed up for my first class, but he was extremely patient and despite a lack of natural rhythm I learned a lot in every session. Most lessons would incorporate exercises, learning a new beat or technique, learning a song by reading music and learning a song by listening to it. I was never bored during one of his classes as the material was always challenging enough to keep my focus, but not too hard to make me feel frustrated.

I would recommend Andrew Brown to anyone who wants to learn the drums! He's a great teacher and a really nice person!"
Dana
Took Drum lessons from Andrew B.
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"Great Teacher and drummer! I studied with Dor last year when wanting to learn a secondary instrument. As an experienced performer, Dor knows how to take his students on whatever path they want to go. Highly recommend him for both advanced players and beginner players. Very patient, kind and committed to his students."
Joana
Took Drum lessons from Dor H.
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"Tracy was great. Both my boys really enjoyed their lessons. She is well versed."
Cooper
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Joan has been teaching our 9-year-old son for about two years. She is terrific -- patient, reliable, easy to work with, and has developed a great relationship with our son. Joan takes care to tailor her lessons and songs to you child's interests. We highly recommend her."
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Joan Q.
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"michael's ability to engage and keep his student engaged is his main strength."
Giles
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Simply put, Rich MacDonald is a remarkable drum teacher. Educated at Berklee, he is a veteran working drummer who knows, plays and can teach any style of music. His patience and adaptability to specific student needs is the perfect persona for teaching young beginners. For intermediates, he is a calm, steady guide to correcting mistakes and quirks that get in the way of effective technique. Even for experienced drummers, he is an incredible resource for expanding capabilities and mastering unfamiliar styles. His charts, when needed, are professional models of clarity.

With a long background in music, but not drums, I studied with Rich for four years and would be still were it not for unrelated physical issues.

There's no one I could recommend more highly, as a drum teacher...as a person. Studying with Rich is not only drum education, it's enjoyable."
Tom
Took Drum lessons from Rich M.
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"Mike is great - connects really well with our son and has him very excited to join the lesson every week."
James
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"This has been an excellent initial experience and we are looking forward to more lessons."
Isabella
Took Drum lessons from Daniel B.
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"Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!"
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Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!"
Colin Third
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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Ready to take your drum skills to the next level? Look no further than a TakeLessons teacher! From the comfort of your own drum set or practice pad, you can learn from some of the best drummers in the world and get personalized guidance on your musical journey.

The Best Online Drum Lessons

Whether you’re new to the drums or you’re a seasoned player, online drum lessons help you reach your full rhythmic potential. Unlike books and lesson videos, private lessons provide you with a step-by-step path toward drum mastery, tailored to your unique needs and interests. On top of that, your teacher can answer your questions and provide you with useful tips and tricks along the way.

Small technique changes can have a big impact on your groove. That makes it critical to get

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feedback from an expert drummer as you build up your fundamental skills. From jazz to rock to classical percussion, online drum lessons make it possible to find the exact type of teacher you need for any style. Right from your very first lesson, you’ll start to discover the true power of rhythm.

The Best Online Drum Lessons for Beginners

If you’re just getting started on the drums, it’s important to lay down a strong technical foundation. It’s even more important to keep your motivation levels high so that you’re enthusiastic about picking up the sticks and playing. A private drum instructor provides you with achievable goals that help keep your motivation high and can help you avoid mistakes as you work on the basics.

With TakeLessons, finding the best online drum lessons is easy. Simply browse our wide selection of drum instructors around the globe and find one that fits your musical interests. You can check out the teacher bio and read reviews left by other students before booking your first lesson. Feel free to send an introductory message to any prospective teachers, so you can be confident that they’re the right fit for you!

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