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Top 10 drum lessons in Skokie, IL

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Artistic Digital Services

Artistic Digital Services

New on Lessons
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
I run a graphic arts and web development company. In doing this, and in my previous years as a full-time musician (18yrs), I have mentored/taught in both disciplines. I have a degree in Percussion and have continued to play, study, teach and invest in my music abilities to bring both fundamental as well as fresh items to the table; how to play and learn to play drums and percussion. I try to keep things pretty casual and tailor lessons for each student; we begin with a couple of books depending on the area of interest and level of ability and then I write specific excercises to hone in on issues that need attention. One thing I want to retain...
Rob's Musical Journey

Rob's Musical Journey

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
I really enjoy showing students new techniques for improving their performance
Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator

Dr. Eric Hines - Music Educator

5.0(2)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Skokie, 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
1827 Studios

1827 Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Skokie, 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.
Tambor Chicago Afro-Cuban Drumming Lessons

Tambor Chicago Afro-Cuban Drumming Lessons

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Skokie, 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.
Mr. Klaus Band Instrument Lessons

Mr. Klaus Band Instrument Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
I have 30 years of successful experience as a certified public school band director in the Chicago area. I have a masters degree in music as well. My bands have received first division and superior ratings throughout the Midwest, and I received a "Key Contributor" award from my school. I use my experience and knowledge to provide a fun, engaging, and rewarding experience for my students! I absolutely love teaching music and helping people enjoy playing band instruments! Helping my students grow and improve is very meaningful for me, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the joy and excitement in my students as they learn to play! Each lesson I ...
Benji K. Daniels Academy

Benji K. Daniels Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Skokie, 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...
Drum Lessons Chicago

Drum Lessons Chicago

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Skokie, 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...
Protege Arts, LLC

Protege Arts, LLC

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
We offer high quality music lessons in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison & surrounding suburbs and you need not leave the house-we come to you! We try to impart our love of music to students. We try to design lessons around student needs and goals, there's so much reward in passing on the passion for music.
Glo Glee Music

Glo Glee Music

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Freddie G. says, "Dan is clearly a professional musician who has the ability to bring the instructions to an understandable level that assures confidence in the individual student. Additionally, Dan is quite capable of demonstrating to, and instructing several students as a group, yet identifying and assisting with individual iinstruction, ad needed. " 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 Skokie drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Skokie area.
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
Cymber Q.
Dan is an incredibly knowledgable teacher. His experience playing on cruise ships, piano bars and loads of other gigs brings a depth to his teaching that can't be beat. Dan taught me a library of left hand patterns, and right hand riffs that make the blues so enjoyable at home. He has also helped me to translate some of his blues playing to my harp. Very exciting. He's patient, funny and has loads of stories. Highly recommended if you're an intermediate and up player.
Glo Glee Music
Michael W.
The instruction is great, and the instructor cares about his craft and his students.
Axé Academy
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