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  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hanover Park, IL 60133


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

  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60014


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"!

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bolingbrook, IL 60440


Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons is the best drum-instruction business around. Chicago's # 1 Drum Lessons has been teaching the drums to thousands of the top players today since 1995. All lessons are recorded on professional, take-home DVDs. By doing this, you will learn the drums quickly, efficiently and effectively. We have a custom lesson plan that has constantly been evolving. Do you want the best? Call us now!

  • 35 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hanover Park, IL 60133


I teach percussion at my home. I have a bachelor of music in percussion performance from Illinois State University and master of music in percussion performance from Ohio State University. I have been teaching for over 30 years and can give references. I have a drum set and a marimba, so they can get either just drums or mallet percussion, too. I believe in making music fun. It should enhance our lives. I also do believe one is never too old to start learning a musical instrument. I work well with band directors. I was the marching drum line instructor at West Chicago Community High School for 22 years, having just retired from that position in January 2015. I have a background in the marching arts as well as concert drumming and drum set. My motto: Without music, life would Bb (be flat).

  • Oak Park, IL 60302


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!

  • 9 years in business
  • Aurora, IL 60504


Learn it right at @U-Can-Play-Music-Studios in Aurora, IL. We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced drums, acoustic/electric guitars, bass guitar and voice lessons for all ages. We can teach anyone to play using a proven system of audio/video exercises. We realize every student is different; some learn very well by books/charts while others by more visual means. We, of course, stress both as well as on hands-on playing of their instruments. We use music/video software and instruction that enhances the learning process. We will give you the skills needed to make music fun, challenging and rewarding! We provide all teaching materials, music, video, and music charts. You bring the talent, passion, and desire! You have a choice of me coming to you or you coming to our music studio in Aurora, IL. We are located near Ogden Ave. and Eola Rd. You should have an instrument, and if not, we can provide one temporarily until you are ready to purchase one. I will cheerfully assist you in finding the best guitar, bass, microphone, or drum set for your budget! I've been a patient and prolific instructor for over 20 years. I am excellent with children and adults. I also instruct ADD and ADHD students, and I understand their special learning needs. Call me for details and scheduling. Thank you!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Wheaton, IL 60187


Have you always wanted to learn guitar, bass guitar, or drums? To anyone and everyone who has wanted to play guitar, bass, or drums, well, whether you are experienced or a newcomer, private lessons are for you. Each lesson is given in a professional, supportive and creative environment. My approach to lessons is based upon nine years of teaching experience, and I utilize the principles that professionals use. Each lesson is fit to the individual student's level and speed. I have a B.A. degree in music from Wheaton College. I have played in front of thousands, and I have recorded on top-selling CDs in the U.S. I teach bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, and drums. Feel free to go to the YouTube to see me at a recent gig I played in front of 5,000 people (I am the electric guitarist on the right side of the stage, wearing a white and blue-striped shirt). Also, go to my website to hear some more listening examples. The following are some more information regarding private lessons: * Lesson schedule - Lessons are given once a week, the same day and time. * Course work - The lessons will cover all or part of the following information, depending on the level of each student: - Style: We will cover the stylistic interests of the student: rock, blues, jazz, classical, folk, fusion, reggae, or Latin. Whatever artist or band you are interested in is what we will learn and play. - Basic music fundamentals - learning music by ear, reading music, note values, sight reading, etcetera - Technical guitar/stick work: to improve the quickness and facility of the student - Musicality: understanding the dynamics and interpretation of the music I look forward to hearing from you. Jerry Evans


My goal is to provide students with a broad-based understanding of percussion and drum set. This involves building a foundation of solid technique, reading skills, and stylistic versatility. As a graduate of Evanston Township High School and Lawrence University, I have an excellent understanding of school music programs and the requirements of incoming percussionists. Lastly, it's important that my students have fun while learning to focus and discipline themselves.

  • Grayslake, IL 60030


Learn how to play Djembe and Dunun drums! I teach traditional West African music of the Republic of Guinea. I offer artist-in-residence and teaching programs at schools/universities and artist/community centers. Private classes are also available. I have studied the music by going to Guinea annually over the past 11 years. I have toured North America with an artist from Guinea. I also sell fair-trade drums and items from Guinea, giving 100% back to the artists.

  • Aurora, IL 60504


Hix Bros Music is a family-owned musical instrument retailer, with stores in Batavia, IL and Aurora, IL. Hix Bros Music also offers expert instruction in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and piano. We also offer instrument repair and custom PA design and installation.

  • Batavia, IL 60510


Hix Bros. Music is a family-owned musical instrument retailer, with stores in Batavia, IL and Aurora, IL. Hix Bros. Music also offers expert instruction in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and piano. We also offer instrument repair and custom PA design and installation.

  • 8 years in business
  • Des Plaines, IL 60016


The Des Plaines School of Music offers private music instruction for Guitar, Piano, Violin/Viola, Drums and Voice/Singing. Our teachers are graduates from the finest music schools and Universities including, DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern, University of Indiana, Roosevelt & Musicians Institute, just to name a few. Come and see for yourself why 300 students a week choose us for their music lessons. We're so confident you will enjoy your lessons with us we offer you a Free Lesson to come in and see the school and meet the teacher, there is absolutely no obligation to sign up for lessons after the free lesson. Call the school for a free lesson and start enjoying music today.

  • Chicago, IL 60634


Bella Angel Music has been serving Chicago and Chicagoland since 1986, providing music lessons for all ages and levels -- piano, guitar, singing/voice, bass, sax, drums, and more! Bella Angel Music also provides beautiful music for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. The founder, Ellen Bartolozzi, has a music degree from DePaul University and is also a recipient of the Studs Terkel Humanities Award for her contributions to the arts. "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bellwood, IL 60104


Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons is the best drum instruction business around. We have been teaching drums to thousands of the top players today since 1995. All lessons are recorded on professional take-home DVDs. By doing this, you will learn the drums quickly, efficiently, and effectively. We have a custom lesson plan that has constantly been evolving. Do you want the best? Call us now!

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Student age
Drum type
Traditional drum kit
Able to read music?
Percussion notation: No, Sheet music: No, Understands note durations and rests: No, Can't read music: Yes
Does student have drums?
Yes, the student already has drums
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Lesson length
Day preference
Time preference
Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
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