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Top 10 drum lessons in San Diego, CA

Students agree: these San Diego drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ian’s Drum Lessons

Ian’s Drum Lessons

Serves San Diego, CA
Caleb T. says, "Through my many favorite experiences of working with Ian in our drum lessons, I really liked the various exercises and practices that were routinely practiced within every drum lesson. Ian does not feel only as a great teacher and mentor, however also someone you can find as a friendly person to talk to past the drum lessons." Read more
Alternative School Of Music

Alternative School Of Music

Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
TJ C. says, "Very easy to work with. Good information. Good communication. Lessons fit well into my schedule." Read more
A Dawn Of Music Studios

A Dawn Of Music Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My teaching approach: Students fly in from Europe and Japan to take lessons with A Dawn Of Music Studios. We offer lessons for all ages and levels in our 3 studio locations, serving all of San Diego County. Group Voice and Guitar Classes are available, as well as live video lessons. My influences are: Classics, Country, Mexican, and Metal My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-9pm Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading...
Joey Piano Snd Drum Lessons.

Joey Piano Snd Drum Lessons.

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Diego, CA
I offer music lessons in Piano and Drums online currently.
Beast Mode Drum Academy

Beast Mode Drum Academy

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My favorite part about teaching is watching a new student develop as a drummer, reach their goals, and reap the rewards of their devoted practice. I love seeing a student transform over a couple months of taking lessons. Seeing them go from struggling with something initially, then a few weeks or months down the road, after we have put in our focus and energy into improving it and mastering it, seeing them absolutely crush that same drum groove, rudiment, or exercise! Being able to see someone else grow, achieve their goals, and improve their drumming and knowing I was able to help them get their, is incredibly rewarding and satisfying to me....
Drumming With Josh

Drumming With Josh

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Daniel L. says, "I'm having a blast and progressing way faster than I thought possible. I highly recommend Josh for learning or furthering your musical experience. " Read more

Your Drum Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do drum lessons cost near me?

Drum lessons cost $50 to $75 hourly for private lessons in a studio. A monthly package of 4 to 5 lessons booked in advance costs $190 to $340 total. The cheapest drum lessons are group classes that cost $20 to $40 per session.

More teachers are available through online drum lessons with a price range of $40 to $60 per hour.

Are drum lessons worth it?

Drum lessons are worth if for those who want to play professionally or who want to learn faster. Private classes help students sharpen their techniques more quickly and build better playing habits. Expert tutors offer tailored feedback to nourishing the latent talents within their pupils.

At what age do you start drum lessons?

Children can start drum lessons between 6 to 9 years old. Initial instruction begins with a single drum. Kids can't play on a full drum kit until they can reach the foot pedals and focus for extended periods of time. For adults, any age is suitable to learn drumming.

How many drum lessons do you need?

You will need drum lessons every week for about half a year to a whole year in order to learn to play simple songs. If you want to audition for a band or play drums like a pro, it usually takes 2 to 5 years of lessons.

How fast you learn depends on how good you are now and how much you practice.

How long is a drum lesson?

A drum lesson is 30 to 60 minutes long on average. The lesson length depends on how experienced the student is and their age. Shorter lessons are better for beginners to help slowly increase their focus. This way, they can build up their strength for longer practice sessions later.

How do I find a good drum teacher near me?

Find a good drum teacher near you by searching for private drum tutors on here on Lessons. Another option you have is asking for the availability of teachers at music stores or community colleges.

Before you choose a drum teacher close to you, remember to:

  • Check the prices from at least 3 drum teachers to compare them.
  • Look at what people say about them on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask for a references list of students they are teaching or have taught.
  • If they will teach your child, ask other parents if their kids liked the teacher.
  • Make sure you get a written plan and a schedule before you start your first lesson.
  • Try a few classes and see if you like the teacher before you pay for a whole month of lessons.

What questions should you ask a drum teacher?

Before hiring a drum teacher, ask them:

  • How long have you been a drum teacher?
  • What music school did you go to?
  • What ages do you like to teach?
  • Can I try a lesson for free?
  • What kind of drum should I get if I don't have one at home?
  • How much should I practice between our lessons?
  • Can you tell me where to get cheap books for learning?
  • Will I get homework like drum patterns to remember?
  • Can you teach me in a way that helps me learn best?
  • How long is a lesson?
  • What should I bring to our lessons?
  • How many types of drum music can you teach me?
  • Can I get a copy of our lesson plan, rules, and how much I have to pay?
  • What if I can't come to a lesson because something important came up?
  • Can I learn to play my favorite songs on the drums?

Reviews for San Diego drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Sharron M.
Very thoughtful and patient
Alternative School of Music
Julia E.
Josh is amazing! He is teaching my 4-year-old son how to play drums which is a challenge with such a young age… Josh is knowledgeable and has a lot of patience. With only 3 classes we’re seeing improvements in my boy and I can’t thank him enough! I will take my daughter soon to take piano lessons with him too and I am also planning to learning how to play the guitar!
Drumming With Josh
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