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Chicago Drum Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 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!

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 :)

David O Lessons
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Lee C.
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David was very patient with my ever-changing schedule and was able to make songs seems easy. He was able to boil down complicated drum skills into simple steps so that every lesson I felt like I was advancing. Sad he's no longer in NYC!

ESP Drums
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Dana R.
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I found Eric through a friend of a friend and love him. My 12 year old son has been taking lessons from Eric for about 6 months now and really enjoys it. I never have to remind him to practice anymore. Eric is reliable, always on time and enthusiastic every time we meet.. My son can't wait for his next drum lesson. He really seems to be learning a lot.

  • 23 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Harold M.
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I started taking lessons from Mike in 2009 after not having played since high school. Mike starts you off at the level he feels is appropriate for you, and you go from there. A great thing about the class are the lessons are recorded, which saves so much practice time throughout the week. With other classes, if you wrote or remembered something wrong, you can waste a whole week practicing something incorrectly. The lessons build upon each other, and do make you think; many are quite challenging, but the payoff is looking back and what seemed difficult months earlier, you can now do without thinking. Mike also gives you excellent pointers on how to break the lesson into segments and put it all together. The only complaint I have is I wish he were my teacher when I had started playing years ago; I would have never stopped. You can’t go wrong learning at Chicago’s #1 drum lessons.

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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
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Great teacher and very patient! My 4 year old son started lessons with him this year and absolutely loves it. Mike really makes it enjoyable for him.

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"!

Jerry Evans School of Music
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Diana C.
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Got my 15 year old daughter guitar lessons with David & he was AMAZING!!

Altered Stage
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I got SO much more than I asked for connecting with Altered Stage. Not only does my membership get me access to unlimited guitar lessons with an awesome teacher, it also includes a great space with all the equipment needed, a welcoming community of likeminded and friendly recreational musicians, and the chance to play on-stage with my fellow members once/month. I went from being the guy who could play chords and learn simple songs through tabs to someone who understands music theory and feels comfortable jamming with strangers at the drop of a hat. A huge change from where I started and not at all what I expected. AS gives members the chance to get involved as little or as much as one wants. I could not recommend them more to musicians at any level.

Brad Schlueter Drum Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
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I took lessons with Brad for over 10 years. He was always willing to work with me on what I wanted to work on and was patient with me when I didn't practice (which was sometimes quite apparent.) He is a really nice guy and I couldn't recommend him enough.

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.

  • 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sean P.
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I was looking for a private viola teacher to help with my 5th and 6th grader to keep up their skills over the summer. I got very fortunate to find Ms. Codruta and my kids have excelled under her teaching. We have had 10 lessons so far and my kids have grown exponentially and are super excited to show their orchestra teacher how much more advanced they are. Additionally, I am very impressed with Ms. Corduta’s flexibility with scheduling, which has helped with my family’s busy schedule. Last- she is very positive and knows how to challenge the children and get the best out of them. I would highly recommend her for private music lessons.

Drum Lessons by Sal
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha T.
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First lesson was great and haven't been disappointed since. Lots of information and practicing. I definitely recommend the hour session. Gives you plenty of time to learn and work on technique.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila T.
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Sean is a great musician and a very good, patient (!!) teacher. I would without a doubt recommend him for drum lessons.

  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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My son learned to play guitar there at the age of 5. He is now 12 and has continued his lessons and has formed a Rock Band where they all practice and perform through the music school. They have all learned a tremendous amount and it continues to be a wonderful experience for them.

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About

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'd say that I stand out because I'm somewhat younger than other teachers but well experienced already. I am more up-to-date on the newer styles of drumming but have also taken the time to learn the classics such as jazz and shuffles.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

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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Need drum lessons

Chicago, IL

  • Drum type
    Traditional drum kit
  • Frequency of lessons
  • Details
    I'm a quick learner
  • $50
    Average price

Need a Drums Instructor

Naperville, IL

  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency of lessons
    Once a week
  • Details
    Later in the evenings on a weekday
  • $42.5
    Average price
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