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Top 10 drum lessons in Paterson, NJ

Students agree: these Paterson drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eldon Simms

Eldon Simms

4.5(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Micah S. says, "Excellent teacher! I had never played drums before and in 6 lessons/ 3 months I learned enough that I had outgrown my little electronic drumpad. Kind + funny, very knowledgeable." Read more
Samsbballtraining

Samsbballtraining

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Eyal E. says, "Coach Sam is an exceptional basketball coach. Not only does he have a wealth of knowledge about the game, but he also has a unique ability to connect with and motivate his players. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help his team succeed, whether it's staying late for extra practice or providing one-on-one coaching. His dedication and passion for the game are evident in the way he leads his team and the results they have achieved under his guidance. I highly recommend Coach Sam as a coach for any individual training and for a basketball team." Read more
BJB Music

BJB Music

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Nina N. says, "Bryan is very thorough and patient. I highly recommend him " Read more
Blue Kazoo Music Productions

Blue Kazoo Music Productions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Binyamin L. says, "The teacher was really experienced,I am very pleased I will continue having lessons." Read more
RE Drum Instruction

RE Drum Instruction

5.0(3)
45+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Alison H. says, "He was such an amazing, fun, and funny teacher! Really great energy and teaching skills :) 10/10 recommend! - Alison :D" Read more
Littman Guitar Studio

Littman Guitar Studio

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Giana B. says, "Ed is the BEST! His passion and knowledge of guitar and music clearly shows through the way he teaches. I've learned so much in a short amount of time and would recommend Ed to anyone - whether a beginner or experienced!" Read more
Brian The Drummer

Brian The Drummer

5.0(2)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Adam D. says, "Brian has been both an amazing teacher and influence on our son's learning to play the drums. He helped him develop new skills and most importantly, sparked a passion for music! — Adam D. - Christian's Dad" Read more
Pete Mac Drum Lessons

Pete Mac Drum Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Paterson, NJ
I work w each student individually I work with each student, to develop drumming skills for the individual depending upon their skill level, age group ...and work specifically with their drumming goals and the music they love in mind
Middlesex And Monmouth County Music Academy

Middlesex And Monmouth County Music Academy

5.0(1)
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Daniel S. says, "Laura is so professional, and skilled at her craft. I've taken many music lessons before, but this was probably my favorite. It's finally fun & "easy" to learn an instrument!" Read more
Musicart Services

Musicart Services

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Personalized instruction and career consultation for all levels. Dom is the owner of MUSICART SERVICES in Wallington,with vocal and instrumental instruction, recording production services and entertainment. A composer and songwriter, Dom has performed original songs on television and major venues in the tri-state area, served as Music Director for Cameo Productions in Sparta, NJ and internationally for Steve DePass. He completed a 5 year solo piano engagement at Arturo's in Midland Park, now with JERSEY SOUND, is a music career consultant and is a certified BA in Music Education, patient and highly experienced teacher for all levels. He ha...

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 Paterson drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Paterson area.
Asia
When I arrived to my first lesson, I walked into the studio while my teacher was playing and I was intimidated. But as soon as we started my lesson, my nerves dissipated. Eldon is such a good teacher. He pushes your limits while also encouraging you to have fun and loosen up. I look forward to every session and I already noticed I'm getting more confident behind the kit.
Eldon Simms
Maayan E.
He always comes with good energy and a good attitude The training sessions with him are always organized and professional
Samsbballtraining
Beverly T.
Bryan was great to work with, he was kind and very patient.
BJB music
Maxim S.
Rob has an outstanding warm and caring character which makes it very pleasant to work with him. As a teacher, he adopts to the indivuidual needs of the student and always finds the right material to stay engaged. He never looses patience and humour and remains always focused on the success of the student. Our son started playing drums with Rob at the age of five and years later, he still loves it .
RE Drum Instruction
Joel D.
What I liked about working with Littman Guitar Studio was working with someone with so much knowledge and understanding of music especially blues and jazz. The dedication and the patience of working with someone with so many years of teaching experience is simply an immeasurable experience in my life.
Littman Guitar Studio
Kelly M.
Brian is a kind and patient music teacher. He adapts at ease to each of our 3 son’s musical interests, abilities and personalities. We highly recommend! — Kelly M. - Thomas and Jack's Mom
Brian the Drummer
Greg I.
Dave is one of the most professional and knowledgeable teachers I have ever had. He was able to break me out of the rut I was in and get me to look at the fretboard completely differently. He taught complex theory concepts ( at least complex to me) extremely patiently and thoroughly. Weekly lessons always felt personalized, Dave was always prepared for each virtual lesson with a specific concept to teach that was geared toward me and my playing. Thank you for everything Dave! I hope to be able to return soon.
Dave Crum Music Lessons
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