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Chicago Drum Lessons For Beginners Teachers

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Top Pro
  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jill S.
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My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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My son really enjoys the drum lessons and has learned a lot in a short amount of time. We are very satisfied!

Guitar Chicago
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Kirby H.
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Guitar Chicago is the best option for music lessons in Chicago! Their instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. They do a fantastic job of working with you to achieve your individual goals. I started as a beginner with no guitar knowlege, and they helped me achieve my goals of playing multiple open mics and music events. I've also been able to meet and work with other Guitar Chicago students! They are always willing to work with my busy schedule, which is very hard to find with other schools or group lessons.

ESP Drums
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Derek G.
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Eric has been my drum teacher for the last few months in Chicago. I have been more than impressed with the service. He is an instructor who not only is incredibly skilled, he is full of energy and makes the lessons fun and is not overwhelming with new content. He builds on previous lessons. My favorite part of the lessons is his knowledge about drumming styles, and drummers throughout history. Definitely a great guy, and a great instructor.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Mike, helped my son with a proven method of visual cues with his lessons, where my son was able to re-watch the lessons. Mike is a great teacher.

Drum Lessons Chicago
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
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My wife and I am very fortune to have Andrew Sole as a drum teacher for our twin boys. Our boys have been taking drum lessons from Andrew for two years now. His teaching skills and care are main reasons why our boys enjoy his drum lessons. We highly recommend Andrew's drum lessons to all. Thank you, Andrew!

  • 23 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn P.
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After a 4 year hiatus from playing the drums I realized I lost some skill when I started playing again. I decided to take drum lessons from Mike. I studied with Mike for 3 years and it was worth every penny that I paid. Mike helped me a lot with separation and independence in my playing. I would highly recommend Mike to any beginner, intermediate or advanced player.

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy T.
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I contacted Jerry,inquiring about in-home guitar lessons for my daughter. He replied immediately with helpful suggestions of an instructor. When I realized my daughter wanted a female instructor Jerry went out of his way to find out more about my daughter and the kind of instructor who would be compatible with her. He then suggested one of two female instructors he felt would meet her needs. I was impressed with the time and effort he put into helping me find an instructor for her. This was extraordinary that he would take the time to help me when it did not directly benefit him and he did not even know me! I had originally contacted Jerry because of his highly regarded reputation for teaching and instruction. But now I also hold him in high regard for his kindness and dedication to helping others find their way into the world of music.

ITTY BITTE MUSIC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret P.
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My 8yr old son really likes having his drum lessons with Steve and he explains really well not only to him but explains alot to me which I don't know much about drums so I appreciate that, plus my son loves the songs he picks out for him to play on his drums with. Ask my son "he shows me a lot of good/new things and is a really good teacher" I recommend taking lessons with Steve

Drum Lessons by Sal
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
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Sal is a great teacher! My son is 8 years and has challenges with autism, and is learning a lot on the drums.

Music Makers For Life, Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kris R.
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I have been taking piano lessons for 5 years, voice lessons for 9 months and flute lessons for 6 months at Music Makers...For Life, Inc. As an adult with prior music experience, I had certain ideas on how I wanted my lessons,and Theresa was very willing to accomodate my wishes. She always tried to work within my schedule as well. Theresa was always kind and patient with me and always made me feel good about my music and myself! I'm also impressed with how her school is structured for kids. They earn "music money" if they've practiced their lesson or land on the right square on the board game the teachers use to reinforce their teaching. Then they can spend their "music money" in her "music store" on small toys, or t-shirts, tote bags, etc. This really motivates the kids to want to practice! Older kids might be invited to join one of her rock bands, which perform around the county. Playing in a rock band helps to keep the teens enthusiastically engaged in their music! Music Makers...For Life is truly "The Fun Way to Learn to Play"!

Brad Schlueter Drum Lessons
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rich L.
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Brad is a true professional Drummer, Percussionist, Musician and Educator. He brings a wealth of knowledge regarding all aspects of drumming and music to his instruction while tempering it with practical experience. His positive outlook and approach make the learning experience enjoyable and inspirational.

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey H.
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We just had our first lesson with Mike and he really knew how to engage my daughter in her drum lessons. He asked her questions, got to know what makes her tick and used that to motivate her.

Holy Goat Percussion
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Mickey A.
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I got to Taylor's class every Saturday, and have a great time! We learn to play each drum part of a rhythm. It is part history lesson and carrying on tradition of the song. In his class you can drop in and be able to play with no experience necessary! I think everyone should try one class, because you might be surprised how you like! you get to go away with worldly knowledge from a worldly man who has patience and fun all in one!

Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erik L.
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Mike is one of the most competent and skilled drum instructors I know. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanette P.
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My son has been taking lessons from Greg for about 8 months. He has made great gains and really likes Greg's style of instruction. It is great that he can come to our home and my son can learn on his own drum set. He is flexible when scheduling conflicts arise and always makes sure that my son gets a full lesson! We are very happy with Greg and I highly recommend him If you are looking for a quality, personable instructor!

Mobile Music Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
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Frank is the best choice for great music lessons, I had him as my drum instructor for around 3 years. He taught me everything I know now and helped me build a foundation to be a great drummer. I Highly recommend him to anybody wanting to learn how to be a great musician and have FUN at the same time too!!!

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I've studied drums with some of Europe's and Chicago's finest drummers. I can help you develop your technique, timing, feel and style on the kit at a pace that is perfect for you. No matter what your experience is, I will give you my best effort to help you grow as a musician.

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I have been playing drums for 15 years, and I played violin before that. I have played in numerous bands, and I put an EP with my brother's band, Needers & Givers. Some of the tracks were used in episodes of Gossip Girl, a TV show. I come from a long line of professional musicians in my family, including my brother Chris Hoffman, a professional cellist with many professional accomplishments including a piece that was used in the end credits of the movie Shutter Island! I am fluent in rock/pop drumming and many other styles. I like to focus on rhythm and coordination for beginning drummers. I am available some evenings and weekends.

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Hi! My name is Andy and I've been playing drums since I was 6 years old (now 31.) I'm very experienced and love teaching people how to play! I have worked at a children's music school in Chicago and taught lessons at multiple music stores. I also play multiple instruments and am in a band that plays shows around the city.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Simple. CDL (Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons) is the only in person one on one drum instruction that offers an extremely original lesson plan on DVD to take home where you can not learn from another teacher, book, etc. Our custom curriculum has been thought out to get a student from point A to point B in their drumming extremely fast, and efficiently. We can also help with a students school band pieces. Just watch some of our sample videos of actual current students. That's our proof!

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