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Keith is a drummers, drummer. Aside from being an exceptional drum instructor, he has LOADS of touring experience, professionally recorded, numerous workings with "Big Names" in the music industry, and not to mention the grammy's are quite impressive :-) Keith not only taught me how to read drum music, but he encouraged me relentlessly when it sometimes became challenging, as things worth while often are. He explained the ever important role of 'time management' in music and how it not only affects music, but also that it affects every aspect of our lives. Keith has been a mentor and also a friend. As a person with my own successes in the industry, I have found a profound inspiration from Keith. I cherish our 30 min together and wouldn't trade them for anything. I highly recommend Keith as a drum teacher for ALL ages.
Our boys are really enjoying their guitar and drum lessons so far, and are excited about practicing and playing their new instruments.
John Sayre is the deal. Great player, solid mentor, knows how to teach, and gets along with everyone--real nice, sincere guy. He knows how to get beginners excited and skilled, and he knows how to push young professionals. A go to teacher on drums and percussion.
Tom is a very good drum teacher. My 13 years old son enjoys playing drum and taking lessons from Tom. I'm glad I have found him. Thank you!
My son has been taking drum lessons with Jason for almost a year- he is a wonderful, patient teacher. He looks for unique ways to connect with his students and keep them engaged- for example, my 6yo son loves Michael Jackson, so that’s been incorporated in. He also loves songs by Muse, and Jason has creatively woven that into beat/timing lessons. I can not recommend Jason enough to anyone looking to learn drums.
I am over 30 years old and went to Miles with zero musical knowledge let alone any experience playing the drums. Miles reaches that perfect balance of being patient and pushing me to learn more. He has introduced information to me at a rate that is appropriate and takes the time to work through the musical concepts with me. At the same time he knows when to push forward with more challenging aspects of playing the drums to get the most out of our lessons. Miles is clearly very knowledgeable and talented and I recommend him highly if you are looking for drum lessons.
Kevin has been awesome. Right from hour one, he had me advancing my skill level at drumming. Not sure who was more enthusiastic, me or him! Fabulous teacher, good guy, and a talented musician.
Although we ultimately decided my nearly 3-yr-old son is still too young for drum lessons, the lesson went well. Marty reviewed the names of the different drums in a drum set, let my son play them some, and then tried some rhythm exercises by clapping and counting. He is very patient and good with children.
10/10 Great drum lessons that cater to my style and needs for 10 plus years now!
We have used Dominic Thompson, Sr. at our services and he has been so professional. Always on time and he goes over and beyond what is asked. We needed our drums tuned and he did it with no hesitation because excellence is what he is about. You won't be disappointed with this young man.
I was not positive that drum lessons would be something that my 10 yo son would want to continue for very long. Asher is the perfect teacher! He paces instruction perfectly for my son. Excellent and highly recommended!!!!!
Mike is an amazing teacher! He is incredibly knowledgable and is willing to work with you where you are. I was around 34 when I started taking drumming lessons with Mike and didn't know much about reading music. It was my first time holding drum sticks and within the first two lessons I had a good understanding of how to read notes and apply what I've learned practically. Within the first couple of months I was doing well and could pretty much understand how to dissect a song, play along and keep up with the pace. My questions were always answered and he worked with me so well whenever I was stuck. Beyond teaching music, Mike very encouraging has an impressive ability to work through intellectual obstacles, equipping his clients with the tools they need to keep progressing and moving forward. I WISH I had starting working with Mike when I was a young kid, but he was probably not born yet...and two continents away. I wholeheartedly recommend this teacher!!!!!!! If you have an opportunity to work with Mike, take it!
Frankey has been the drummer for our church over the last seven years. He has matured into a very gifted drummer. He is reliable, conscientious, professional, and a great musician.
Tom is a wonderful drum instructor! I had been playing on my own for a year, watching videos and using lesson books but since starting lessons with Tom, I have even surprised myself at being able to learn drum skills that I don't think I would have gained without personal instruction. We have also worked on the importance of reading music and drum charts which was a limitation for me previously. He has also been flexible in helping me in areas where I would like more focus, i.e. rock drumming, and my own music for guitar. My only regret is that I should have started sooner!
Have you ever heard of a bad song with a totally awesome drum part? No. I can teach you to teach yourself how to be the best you can be. If you're good already, I can help you get better. My rates are completely negotiable. I want you to learn. Let's play drums!
I am a sound designer with a jazz vocal background. I have been teaching privately for 10 years. I encourage songwriting, self-accompaniment, and motivation to practice and create for one's self. My partner has been a drummer for as long as he can remember. He will be teaching the drum portion. We have a set in our music studio for the studio. It is highly recommended that the student has a set of their own or at least a drum practice pad. Our program is designed for growing children and high school students. We are also trained to help you with college audition processes.
I'm a young professional drummer with 17 years of experience in percussion. I got started in a school band and stayed sharp drumming in rock bands throughout high school, college, and even graduate school. These days, I tour the country as part of an indie/alternative rock duo. When I'm not on the road, I am available to give lessons for beginner- and intermediate-level drummers. My approach to drumming revolves around skill and enthusiasm for the craft. I owe much of my proficiency and success to a private instructor I had years back. I'm starting Proven Drum Lessons because I'm confident that I can make the same type of lasting positive impact on today's crop of students. For what it's worth, I'm also an economist with a Master of Science degree from a prominent research university. Hence, the intersection of my background and experience makes me uniquely qualified to offer perspectives on the financial side of life as a musician. This could also be of some use to an aspiring drummer. My pricing is reasonable and I'm a punctual, friendly, and reliable person. I've also developed patience, having taught economics to undergraduates at the university and community college levels. On a good day, I'd like to think I'm also a cool guy and someone to look up to. If you or someone you know is looking for lessons, reach out! I'd love to start a discussion. Kevin Founder, Proven Drum Lessons
I do drum set and snare drum lessons including sticking, stick control, technique, double bass, time, rhythm and meter. Thank you for your interest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I am a professional, freelance musician working out of Rockville, MD, and I teach lessons to aspiring musicians of all skill levels. I have held permanent or extra/substitute positions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, River City Brass Band, Canton Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, New World Symphony, and National Philharmonic.
I have been giving drum lessons for a very long time, and I love it. I love to play the drums. I also love to teach.
Teachers play along with students as they learn the basics, so lessons are fun by default. Students in the city also get access to a practice room and a comfortable metro-accessible space in the middle of DC where they can meet other musicians to play with.