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Chicago Drum Lessons

The Language And Music School

The Language And Music School

5.0 4 Reviews
Our general curriculum includes a variety of challenging courses that meet or exceed state requirements (if you are following Common Core's markers). Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow The Language & Music School to offer an expert-led and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need. We set you up with a one on one teacher for an 8 week session ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 3 Reviews
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Kabir’s Drum Lessons

Kabir’s Drum Lessons

5.0 2 Reviews
I am currently a working musician wanting to share my knowledge and experience with other musicians wanting to enter the industry. I love sharing my passion for music and hope to work with you in the future. I have played drums for 8 years. I have been gigging for 4 years. I have been teaching for 2 years. I have over 6000 followers on my Instagram where I post videos of me playing drums. (@Kabirdrums) I am halfway done with my Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies - Drumset. ... View Profile
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Joseph Circelli Drum Lessons

Joseph Circelli Drum Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I am drummer with 10 years of exerpience. I've played in multiple bands throughout the chicagoland area from genres ranging from classic rock, funk, punk, and blues. I was trained by Brent Roman, the head percussionist at New Trier High School, one of the top ranked schools in Iliinois. My lessons would range from beginner to intermediate with a focus on technique, stick control, and thinking rhythmically. Playing loud is one thing, but a true drummer utilizes flawless technique and subtlety throughout their playing. Students can expect to helped with any songs they want to learn on the drumkit. I promote a positive, no pressure  atmosph ... View Profile
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Garage Band U

Garage Band U

I have performed professionally for for more then 30 years, with extensive experience in upright and electric bass and guitar. I studied at DePaul University's School of Jazz Music and privately with Larry Gray, who plays bass with Ramsey Lewis. As a jobbing musician, I have done radio and television jingles, studio session work, a great deal of pit work and many orchestral performances, including Chicago's Orchestra Hall, the Chicago Children's Choir and several seasons with The Paducah Symphony Orchestra. My long-term band experience includes swing with The Riff Rockets, The Rhythm Rockets and The Rockafellers; blues with the Convulsions, ... View Profile
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Drum Lessons Chicago

Drum Lessons Chicago

I have been playing music since age 5 starting with piano lessons. I started playing drums in my high school band and orchestra which included marching band drum line in 1987. I continued in College studying classical percussion at Wheaton Conservatory of Music in Chicago's west suburbs, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor in music performance degree. While in college I was a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. I also have many years of experience playing drum kit in both rock and jazz settings, which also includes touring and recording. I have been teaching private drum lessons full time since 2003 to the ... View Profile
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Midlothian Music

Midlothian Music

Experience matters when it comes to the role of music teacher.  Our 13 accredited instructors come from the best music colleges and are specialists in the instruments they teach. We teach traditional methods and know how to create specific lesson plans for anyone age 5 and up. Using traditional methods of teaching, Midlothian Music can take students as beginners to as far as they want to go.  Our educational roots go back to our earliest days in 1960 and a number of our former students have gone on to enjoy rewarding professional careers in the music industry. Lessons are available Monday through Saturday at our Midlothian store and ... View Profile
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Maxwell Music Lessons

Maxwell Music Lessons

I'm a college graduate that has been teaching music since 2010 graduation. I also have many connections in many industries that may further someone's elses career; as well as mine.  
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Gallagher School Of Guitar & Drums

Gallagher School Of Guitar & Drums

Jamie's teaching method builds on a strong foundation and base understanding of drumming, which is personally tailored for both beginners as well as continuing learners.Jamie's been a recording and nationally touring musician for almost two decades, and holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from North Central College. Students can expect to focus heavily on fundamental drumming techniques, successful practice methods, as well as listening exercises that are all included in the lesson experience. Jamie highly encourages drummers to explore the music they appreciate the most.  This may include favorite songs, a specific artist, musical ... View Profile
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The Chicago Academy Of Music

The Chicago Academy Of Music

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Chad Rager Drum Coach

Chad Rager Drum Coach

I coach the student to reach their goal. I know they will reach all of their dreams.  We will have fun along the journey. Every student is unique and every lesson is unique to their goal. I really enjoy watching the student excel. I'm a clinician for Sabian cymbals Aquarian drum heads and  Vic Firth drum sticks. I've played for over 50 years touring with Garlin Hackney  Ray Coussins  Charles Earland Roger Williams Deniece Williams RAGER Chad Rager Groove  2 releases on Strokeland Records 21st Century Groove Groovin Hard Chad Rager Groove 2 releases on Sisapa Records Observations Pick 2  RAGER ... View Profile
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Altered Stage

Altered Stage

Through personalized music instruction and programming, Altered Stage brings guitar lessons, bass lessons, drum lessons, and voice lessons to life. We specialize in working with absolute beginners, as well as intermediate players who want to hone their skills.It's more than just music lessons. It's a journey, tailored to your individual musical goals, tastes, and aspirations. Take what you learn in your unlimited lessons and participate with our members in jam sessions in our new studio suite, play with members at club-arranged gigs with other members, learn how to write music and record and publish through our Altered Records label.Our staff ... View Profile
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The Academy Of Music And Art, Inc.

The Academy Of Music And Art, Inc.

Trying to decide between a few different Music, Art and Dance Schools? If you are looking for music, art and dance you are at the right place! The Academy of Music and Art is a fun and friendly place to take lessons. We are here to help you get the most from your classes. You will fit in! You are taught in a way that is designed to build your self-esteem.  Beginners & children are welcome. Classes are all about you, your interests and your goals. You can learn and have fun at the same time.  Convenient after school, evening and weekend classes. Dance classes for ages 2 and up. Music lessons for ages 3 and up.  ... View Profile
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Vic's Drum Shop

Vic's Drum Shop

Vic's Drum Shop is one of the largest, most prominent drum shops in the world. We are internationally recognized for our service, knowledge and dedication to education. Our teachers are gigging professionals, capable of teaching students of nearly all ages and skill levels, and are versed in nearly all styles. Please reach out to us for more information on our lesson program.
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Diethrich Percussion Studio

Diethrich Percussion Studio

I hold a Masters and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and have been teaching students of all ages and abilities for 30 years. I specialize in all styles of drumset (rock, jazz, latin, etc.) as well as many styles of world music. Students will learn to read music and have strong fundamentals on the snare drum. My teaching is highly individualized to the interests and learning style of each student. I often go 'off book,' creating customized content to help each student reach their fullest potential. ... View Profile
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Santoyo Music Lessons

Santoyo Music Lessons

I strive to deliver the same positive emotional impact music has had on me to the students I teach. I've always seen music as a safe place where you are free to be as creative and expressive as you want. As they say, music is the universal language and I believe that to be 100% accurate because I've had incredible connecting experiences with others through music. I have a decades worth of experience playing and performing music. I attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Audio Engineering.  ... View Profile
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Ti-Do Productions

Ti-Do Productions

The service stands out because it helps the students do the following. It improves academic skills. It develops physical skills. It cultivates social skills. It refines discipline and patience. It boosts self-esteem. It introduces children to other cultures.
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Eric Kummer Drum Lessons

Eric Kummer Drum Lessons

I have been teaching professional drum lessons since 2006 to students of all ages and skill levels. Earlier on in my music career I found a strong passion for teaching and saw how enlightening it is to share the gift of music. I want to give aspiring drummers the right tools that will allow them to accomplish their goals as an overall musician. Whether they want to cover a specific style, develop a solo or just know the basics of the instrument, I am here to provide the stepping stones for success. In lessons we can cover anything that you want to learn and most importantly we are just going to have some fun playing the drums. ... View Profile
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Brian Cross

Brian Cross

I have an extensive background in learning, a passion to help others and a welcoming personality that lets people be comfortable when learning new things.  My goal in all of this is to watch a student master a craft and through that look at it as a tool and skill they will have forever.  The importance of this is to help others accomplish their goals as quickly as possible.  Money isn't everything, I take learning very seriously and when I see someone succeed that is truly the best feeling. ... View Profile
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ESP Drums

ESP Drums

Chicago Drums on Chicago Ave features an incredible studio setup where you and I play simultaneously to review the concepts and questions discussed through learning.   if meditation is yoga in motion; then drumming is meditation and yoga with Noise!  Joyful expression of this noise and the human rhythm machine is what we will discover together in a suportive environment.   I have been teaching for 28 years, playing for 38 years and have been in bands for 35 years.  I love sharing my experiences and I look forward to hearing about Yours! ... View Profile
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School Of Rock Highwood

School Of Rock Highwood

Find your place in the music at School of Rock Highwood. We have a unique approach to learning music that helps our rockers blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not only being taught an instrument—they’re learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.At School of Rock Highwood, learning music in a lesson room is just the beginning. We get students playing on stage as quickly as possible, teaching them to play as soloists and as part of a team. This immersive method motivates them to be their best, helping them learn skills faster and more thoroughly.  ... View Profile
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You’re living in the city of Big Bertha – the drum that once held the title of “world’s biggest bass drum.” Regardless of drum size, will your drum skills eventually get you into a famous band? Perhaps, but not without years of practice and lessons from great drum teachers.

Want to take up drum or improve your drum-playing skills? Finding a teacher to help you get there has never been this easy. Enter your zip code on our drum lessons page and either pick a drum teacher who teaches on location (and is a short drive away), or have a teacher come to your house to give you private drum lessons. If you don’t have time for driving, or cleaning up before the teacher arrives, book some Skype lessons instead.

Many of our drum teachers also teach other instruments, so you can double up on the benefits of your drum lessons by adding lessons such as voice, music theory or keyboard. Most of our drum teachers teach all age groups, so if you wish, you can have the whole family take drum lessons together.

Join Chicago’s Rhythm Revolution — a rhythm based events organization seeking to “reinstall music and drumming as a world cultural tradition.” Or meet other drummers at the annual Drum Expo, a hub for Chicago drummers to meet, exchange, learn and entertain. The drumming community awaits you.

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