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Top 10 drum lessons in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Kabir Dalawari Drum Lessons

Kabir Dalawari Drum Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Emmanuel E. says, "I like how he is very good at explaining complicated things. He also motivates his student to work hard. When his student makes a mistakes, he encourages them that they can do. He is also flexible and willing to work with you and help you out. If your looking for a drum teacher he's the guy to go." Read more
Forrest Kelly

Forrest Kelly

5.0(2)
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Frank K. says, "Forrest is an extremely skilled musician with a natural sense of groove and intuition around the drum set. He can help you learn not only the technical aspects of playing the drum set but how to create a sense of groove, draw the listener in, and how to lead a band. One of the most beneficial things I learned from Forrest was the importance of embodied awareness while playing the drum set which creates a feeling of transcendence to musician and listener alike." Read more
GuruG Lessons

GuruG Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Trishna J. says, "GuruG is a great teacher. i have had weekly consistent lessons from him for about 6 weeks now and I am growing to learn tabla every day. He keeps you accountable and also has so much insight of every detail with tabla and rhythm in general. Thankful I met saw a raw teacher who can bring me back to the roots of indian music!" Read more
Drum Lessons With Luke Angle

Drum Lessons With Luke Angle

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kate says, "My son has been taking lessons with Luke for just over a year now. I have taken music lessons throughout my entire life from many different teachers and Luke is by far the best teacher that I’ve encountered. He is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He breaks down the lessons in a way my son can understand and apply easily. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher!" Read more
Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator

Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator

5.0(2)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Lian W. says, "Dr. Hines is a very professional teacher. He has done a great job with my son. He is always patient. He expects a lot, but he makes my son understands what he is supposed to do. My son is making excellent progress and looks forward to each session. " Read more
Drum Lessons Chicago

Drum Lessons Chicago

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I teach drum lessons to kids age 10 up to adults. Any skill level is welcome from complete beginner to advanced. My goal as a teacher is to help you gain a solid foundation of the essentials, technique, rudiments, hand / foot coordination, reading music and also learning by ear. Having these things as a skill set will enable you to learn any style of music you want and achieve your musical goals. I have over 35 years of playing and performing experience, including a degree in classical percussion from Wheaton Conservatory of Music. I have also played in rock bands, both touring and recording as well as jazz and classical settings over the...
1827 Studios

1827 Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Hands on experience with live performance as well as studio sessions. Over twenty years working within the music industry and over fifteen years of touring experience. I am well versed in percussion/drums, bass guitar, turntables, and music production. I enjoy the look on someones face when they learn something musically and get excited about that moment of the experience.
Benji K. Daniels Academy

Benji K. Daniels Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I was born and raised in Chicago, Lincoln Park/ Old Town area. I went to the Berklee College of Music where I majored in Performance my principle instrument being Bass. Upon graduating in 2018 I have been performing and producing in the Chicago music scene. I've also started my own music program which focuses on helping young musicians gather all the skills and materials they need for auditions/portfolios for College. My teaching style is based on the fact that music is a language. I believe when we play music we should strive to play with the same sensitivity, empathy, and care that you use when you talk with your peers. For me, music is...
Tambor Chicago Afro-Cuban Drumming Lessons

Tambor Chicago Afro-Cuban Drumming Lessons

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Tambor Chicago is focused on promoting the proliferation of Afro-Cuban folkloric music to diverse audiences. We offer private studies, group classes, and full length performance showcasing Afro-Cuban drumming, song, and dance. Our lessons cover conga, bongo, bata, timbales, drum set, and more. Come learn these complex instruments with down-to-Earth teaching to meet your own pace and goals.
Avodrums

Avodrums

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I teach students the foundations of rhythm and playing together, keeping it fun and interesting. I meet the student where they are at skill wise and move them forward from there. I bring in a lot of influence of drumming styles from around the world. I have been performing and reaching for over 25 years.

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 Chicago drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Elise M.
Kabir id an amazing instructor. He works with our son who is a high school freshman. Our son took lessons in person with Kabir pre-Covid, and has been doing online lessons since. We couldn’t be happier. Gabe is making process and is motivated to practice every day.
Kabir Dalawari Drum Lessons
Tony M.
Working with Forrest was my first formal drum education I had. Prior to taking lesions with him I was aging for 13 years but once I started lessons my playing improved by a landslide. Forrest helped me understand the drums in a deeper level and how the drums play a roll in the bigger picture which is playing music.
Forrest Kelly
Mike K.
Originally, I hired him to help my son learn drums. He was so talented and easy going that I started taking lessons from him. He’s helped us immensely! I’ve been around a lot of good drummers throughout my life, and Luke is a great drummer.
Drum Lessons With Luke Angle
Jeanette R.
I liked that he has great passion when he teaches . His classes are very informative and he teaches , to where anyone can understand . Most of all his classes are enjoyable.
Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator
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