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Mark Henderson Drum Lessons
Mark Henderson Drum Lessons

Mark Henderson Drum Lessons

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Introduction: I have over 20 years teaching experience, covering all genres of music, and implementing numerous techniques and concepts, to personalize each student's learning experience. I have been performing on the drums for over 30 years. I combine my teaching & performing experiences to continually improve the lesson experience. It is ever-evolving, as I also continue to learn. There's no ceiling when it comes to gaining knowledge! I received my formal training in orchestral, marching, and jazz percussion from James Madison University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in music in 2000, with a focus in music industry. My work since has been primarily focused on the drum kit, by way of performing, recording, & teaching up and down the east coast, and across the country, including a tour in Hawaii. In 2006, music led me to Richmond, where I presently continue to work extensively on my craft. You can find me performing with a variety of projects in and around the Richmond area, covering many genres that include jazz, rock, folk, bluegrass, kids’ music, country, funk, blues, hip hop, and others. I also work with local organizations in pursuing an objective to facilitate interactive rhythm experiences that integrate music education and expressive arts with communication, motivation, and community building. This also is used as a tool for assessment, treatment and evaluation of health and wellness outcomes in diverse populations where music therapy is applied. My areas of mentoring include not only drum kit development, but also classical & rudimental snare drum & percussion, beginner mallet percussion, music theory, sight reading, improvisation, and hand & auxiliary percussion. I take great pride in helping a student find his or her passion through music. I try to get to know each one of my students, in an effort to gauge his/her musical interests. Although I stress the importance of practicing the fundamentals, I look for a way to tie in the student’s musical tastes to the learning process. I believe this keeps it interesting when finding the time and motivation for practice.

Hired 13 times

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14 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Excellent 4.9

17 reviews


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Tanya O.

Drum Lessons

We had a 30 minute lesson with Mark and my daughter loved it and is eager to continue her lessons.
Mar 25, 2021
Jasmine L.

Drum Lessons (for adults)

I learned so much with Mark. He has such a great energy and passion for drumming. He really made it super simple to understand. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in getting into drumming or just wanting to brush up on their skills.
Oct 20, 2019
Thumbtack Customer

First of all, Im an old dude, at 59, but I decided last winter to learn the drums. My wife found Mark online, and I made my first lesson appointment. It didnt take long for Mark to show me, he can play lots of great chops, ........ and also teach them!!Hes a great dude, with a good sense of humor, and a boat load of talent that hes willing to share with his students! Who could ask for more?!Now I just need to practice!!
Mark Henderson Drum Lessons's reply
Wow! Thanks Brian! I'm looking fwd to having you back at the studio.
Sep 29, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

Mark is an exceptional drummer and instructor! My 5th grader has been receiving weekly lessons from Mark for 6months now, and we have only positive things to say about him and our experience. Not only has Mark helped our son develop skills in playing drums and reading music, his teaching approach has helped him to grow in confidence, and expand his appreciation of music.Would highly recommend Mark Henderson to anyone looking for quality drum instruction!
Jun 8, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

My 9-year-old daughter has been wanting to learn how to play the drums and I was fortunate enough to find Mark Henderson. She has started taking lessons from Mr. Mark, as she calls him, and she is really loving the whole experience. Mark has all the qualities of a great teacher: hes very knowledgeable in both music theory and practice, he focuses on fundamentals and technique, he communicates very well with my daughter, hes able to quickly identify and work out problems in her playing, he always answers her questions (and mine, as well), and he's very patient and very encouraging. He also has a funny sense of humour. My daughter always looks forward to her weekly lessons with Mr. Mark and I never have to remind her to practice (unlike the piano, which she also plays). If youre looking for a drum teacher for your child, I would highly recommend Mark Henderson- he's "awesome", as my daughter puts it.
Aug 9, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Base: $50/hr or $28/half hr (travel fee may apply)

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

    I ask about musical interests, goals, experience, etc. And then we hit drums.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Music degree from James Madison University (2000). Performing since 1987.

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