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Top 10 drum lessons in San Jose, CA

Students agree: these San Jose drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
South Bay School Of Music Arts

South Bay School Of Music Arts

5.0Exceptional(14)
1 hire on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hung H. says, "Teaching experience! Joe, as a long time educator, knows how to explain and demo the drum lessons to my two kids. Not just technical issues, Joe also motivates them into learning drum. Highly recommend! " Read more
San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School Of Music

New on Lessons
8 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
One of San Jose's largest music school with hundreds of students attending every week. Four time winner of the "Best Music Class" category from the readers of Bay Area Parent magazine. Students drive from as far away as Gilroy and from up the Peninsula to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult. When you are searching for a music school, please consider the benefits of becoming an San Jose School Of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s number one choice for music lessons. 11 benefits of becoming an Academy student: 1. We are the only school in the Willow Glen area of San Jose that offers all of these popular i...
Hans Drum Lessons

Hans Drum Lessons

New on Lessons
Serves San Jose, CA
With over 15 years of drumming experience, I am a dedicated and passionate drum instructor ready to take you on a musical journey. Whether you're a beginner eager to grasp the fundamentals or an aspiring drummer looking to refine advanced techniques, I welcome students of all ages and skill levels
Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We are music school in Los Gatos California. Providing service and musical education for our community.we have been in this business since September 2012. We offer piano, guitar, drum and voice lesson . Our contact information is 408-692-4222
Rsamusic.com

Rsamusic.com

5.0Exceptional(15)
34+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Matt L. says, "Rick is a great instructor and is wonderful with children. Both my boys have taken drum lessons with him and really enjoyed the experience." Read more
Edelweiss Music Studio

Edelweiss Music Studio

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We begin educating children as young, as 3 y. o. If a child can read or knows at least ABCDEFG by age of 5, he or she can be accepted for either a group or individual class. Both programs work In short, “you get out what you put in”. We do our best to meet each of our student’s individual educational needs and empower each of our students to achieve the best possible outcomes following a strict time table.
San Jose Academy Of Music

San Jose Academy Of Music

New on Lessons
Serves San Jose, CA
We accept beginning student ages 4 to 10 we prepare our students in Certificate of Merit Program The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program and National Piano Guild Audition. Recitals and competitions are encourage to all students. sanjoseacademyofmusic.com
My 18 Drums

My 18 Drums

5.0(2)
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Erin O. says, "Chris Ortega has been my son's drum teacher for the past five years. He has gone out of his way to keep his lessons engaging and fun. Chris has a great read on each child's personality. He knows when my son is ready to take on new books lessons, and when he needs a break from the books and just needs to jam. He is the reason my son has stayed with the drums for as long as he has. I am incredibly grateful to have such a great teacher and mentor in my son's like. FIVE STARS!!!" Read more
MusicEmbryo

MusicEmbryo

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
You get a personalized experience learning your instrument. Experience that evolves into the best version of your performance. Watching students become happy artists that can express themselves the way they want to through music.
Celebrate Music School

Celebrate Music School

New on Lessons
Serves San Jose, CA
Celebrate Music School, located in Santa Clara, California, is your go-to destination for private music lessons. With talented and trusted instructors, the school is committed to providing first-rate music instruction to individuals from all walks of life. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, Celebrate Music School is set to open its doors at Peace Lutheran Church to help you hone your skills. Embrace the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive and enriching environment.

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 Jose drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
HG
My son has been taking drum lessons with Joe Santoro for the last six years. Over the months and years we have seen tremendous improvement in his drumming abilities. Joe is an excellent teacher. He has been such a positive influence in our son's life. He genuinely cares about his students and wants to see them succeed.
South Bay School of Music Arts
Naida
Rick is a gifted teacher. He is an incredibly skilled musician and has the experience to pass that skill on to others. He leverages smart tools in his instruction (sheet music, MP3s, recordings, etc.) and makes them available for students to leverage on their own at home so that they come to the next lesson prepared and ready to develop even further. My son has grown into an advanced drummer under Rick's instruction over the years and looks forward to every single lesson. I recommend Rick highly.
rsamusic.com
Dana
We love Chris. He cares so much about the students!! He's a burst of great creative energy in our home during the lessons and my son loves him! What more could you want in a teacher?
My 18 Drums
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