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Yousef Shami Drums
Yousef Shami Drums

Yousef Shami Drums

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Introduction: I go above and beyond to make sure that each student gets a personalized experience. Lessons (of any kind) are about understanding where the student is, playing to their strengths, and appropriately challenging them. My approach goes further than just exercises or training! It also includes what's most important in the end of the day: the student's interests, goals, and desires.

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Serves Rockville, MD

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4 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Victoria H.

Yousef really takes a teacher's approach when it comes to lessons. We learn new concepts during our sessions, and then he promptly provides "homework" that expands on those concepts and allows me to work towards mastery. I've never played drums before and I'm learning as an adult. Yousef has been incredibly patient and takes so much time personalizing the lesson for me. I couldn't recommend him enough!
Apr 3, 2021
Chris B.

For a while, I've wanted to learn drums and was not motivated enough to start. After starting with Yousef I can now play like I never thought I would. They are motivating, kind, patient, and help me grow as a musician more than I could've imagined. They always makes me feel comfortable and I always leave our lessons feeling like I have learned and grown more than I thought I could. I recommend them for anyone looking for an amazing teacher!
Feb 27, 2021
Sarah E.

Yousef is an excellent drum teacher. He is patient and methodical. He relates well to kids and adults. I took lesson from him as well as my 10 y/o son. We had a lot of fun!
Feb 12, 2021
Maria G.

I am currently taking lessons with Yousef and it has been the best learning experience. Yousef really caters the lessons to my needs, is a very patient teacher, and explains concepts in a slow digestible manner. When I make mistakes, Yousef tried different strategies to help me get better. Before I took lessons with Yousef I knew nothing about drums. Now I am able to hold my sticks correctly and coordinate my feet and hands. I really feel myself improving and am excited to see what the future brings.
Feb 12, 2021
Stacey R.

My daughter loves working with Yousef. She is a beginner drummer and Yousef has been extremely patient. She loves her lessons with him.
Mar 11, 2021
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Yousef Shami


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We can adjust lessons depending on your needs. I offer both full and half-hour lessons. For folks who want to pay by month (4+ lessons), I am happy to offer a discount.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first lesson is all about understanding student needs. We'll gauge skill level, talk about music interests, and develop a plan for lessons going forward. For beginners, much of the first lesson will be discussion of stick grip, equipment, and basic exercises.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have worked with students ranging from 4 to 67 years of age! I have extensive experience helping students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, and students whose first language is not English.

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