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Top 10 drum lessons in Boston, MA

Students agree: these Boston drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Horus Academy

Horus Academy

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Boston, MA
V. P. says, "Good teacher who was willing to work with me and is flexible with the teaching methods. I would recommend." Read more
Sax Lessons With Dennis!

Sax Lessons With Dennis!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
The best saxophone lessons you'll get in Boston!
Needham Music And Dance

Needham Music And Dance

5.0(3)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
Serves Boston, MA
Jenna R. says, "Excellent Service " Read more
Bangalore Guitar Instruction

Bangalore Guitar Instruction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Ryan Lee C. says, "I very much enjoyed learning from Phil. He is a clear, patient and supportive instructor, who teaches with deep love and care for music and the learning process. I highly recommend Phil Kaplan and Bangalore Guitar Instruction!" Read more
DrumConnection

DrumConnection

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
Serves Boston, MA
We're the best at helping children and adults get to where they want as quickly and effortlessly as possible. While it takes time to get REALLY good, there is no reason you can't have fun and sound good at your first lesson! I love sharing my knowledge and experience with children and adults. We call it learning 'hand to hand'. I use many techniques but mostly being happy and connecting with students is a great way to keep them coming back and learing to be great drummers....
BeatCreature

BeatCreature

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Minka V. says, "Brian goes above and beyond with his guidance. As an adult drum learner, I was hesitant to find a teacher that would take my other musical background into account while still being patient with a new instrument. Brian speaks my language and always has the right combination of encouragement and suggestions for improvements. Working in a zoom environment also has challenges and Brian is willing to spend the time to sort out how to have the best remote experience possible. He puts together very helpful videos playing songs I've requested with comments and insights into the rhythms. Highly recommend." Read more
Become The Drum

Become The Drum

4.8(4)
Top Pro
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Shiri S. says, "A great and talented teacher! He is doing great with my 11 years old son!" Read more
Hilltop Studios

Hilltop Studios

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Maria M. says, "Very good teacher " Read more
Stickin’ To It Drums

Stickin’ To It Drums

5.0(1)
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Tara S. says, "Great teacher for my 15 year old! He taught push pull and Moeller to prepare for the Berklee Summer Session" Read more
Max Freeman Music

Max Freeman Music

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Lisa Y. says, "Max knows his stuff (theoretically and practically), and he’s patient. I’m learning to play in my 50’s! He’s a great teacher!" 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 Boston drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Mario K.
Great Teacher with willing to help. Peter is very great guy, talented and professional. he is very kind in terms of willing to help people understand more about what they are doing and what is the best way to do it.
Horus Academy
Eric D.
Needham Music and Dance
Heather F.
I am 10 years old and I think Mr. Brian is and encouraging person who is not impatient if you make a mistake. He tells me to feel comfortable with saying that he may be glitchy or if he does not make sense. He sends worksheets that makes practicing very fun. He is super nice and extremely open and I really like my lessons with him.
BeatCreature
John B.
I am a 74 year old drummer who took lessons in high school and never played for 50 years until 3 years ago. Even though it instantly came back to me I felt that something was missing. When I contacted Tony on the first lesson he asked me what I would like to accomplish if he were to teach me. I asked him to start with the basics as though I had never played before. He did, he not only had me doing basic rudiments he coached me on bringing my confidence level up, taught me how to tune my drums properly, and to this date im playing with much more confidence and my playing ability has greatly improved because of Tony's ability to teach and recognize my playing problems. Even though I now play in a band I will be staying with tony for drum lessons and I highly recommend him to anyone who is either a beginner or accomplished drummer. He's great and his personalty and demeanor is that of a professional.
Become the Drum
Jon K.
Rick is an excellent teacher who makes learning engaging and fun. He structures lessons in a way that make you feel successful and wanting to come back for more. Early on he gets you playing songs you actually know that are within your skill level which makes the whole process super fun. It feels great once you actually play along song you have heard on the radio. As a student starting out in my 40s, Rick made the whole process approachable and comfortable. He builds on each success every lesson to make you a more well-rounded drummer. I would definitely recommend Rick as a teacher no matter your age or skill level.
Hilltop Studios
Ryan
Thank you for being my drum teacher and helping me improve a lot over the past year. The work we did with my senior district piece helped me a lot and without your help I wouldn't have made server districts.
Lucid Drumming
Rebecca L.
Josh is a wonderful teacher, he is always energizing and engaging, my son enjoys and look forward to his lessons every week, and he is learning solid technique with Josh, expanding his styles along the way, Josh is so versatile he is capable of teaching any style with ease, we are thrilled with our son’s progress! Josh is always punctual, in case of exceptions, he always communicate in advance, there are detailed notes written on manuscript so there is no confusion as to what to practice for that week. He also communicate with the parents about the lesson each week, we really appreciate the fact that Josh is also a super talented and accomplished performing and recording artist, his insight into stage presence and music production put his teaching on another level, I am sure his expertise will enrich and help prepare my son’s musical career further! Thank you Josh for being such a dedicated and wonderful teacher!
Josh Weinberg Music
B.H.F.
Our daughter has loved taking lessons with Paul. She is not new to playing an instrument but had no prior exposure to the drums (or to rock music) and Paul quickly found a way to get her hooked on both! Paul has a great laid-back manner of instruction yet always manages to accomplish a lot at each lesson. Our daughter always leaves with a smile on her face and more skills in her pocket.
PaulDillonDrums.com
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