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Top 10 drum lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these Philadelphia drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Samsbballtraining

Samsbballtraining

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
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(16)
Offers online services
20 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sharon Q. says, "Bryan is patient and encouraging. I have quite a few problems with feeling in my hand. Bryan and I are working through through this. Most instructors would have lost patience quite some time ago. Bryan is one of the good guys in music." Read more
Drums Of All Styles

Drums Of All Styles

5.0(3)
2 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jason I. says, "Jerry is a great teacher. Very patient yet motivating " Read more
Joshua Shaffer Drum Studios

Joshua Shaffer Drum Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
As a teacher, I teach from active experience as a professional drummer! I am gigging, recording consistently and give all my students the secrets to REAL drumming that you can only learn from a REAL drummer! :) I don't teach my students what to practice, I teach them HOW to practice, and how to enjoy a lifetime of being a better drummer than they were a day before. Not only will I help you become the better drummer you than you ever thought possible, I will invest countless life skills into you which will impact every area of your life in a profound way! :) There's nothing I love more than seeing my students find deep joy and excitement in th...
Callan  Music And Drum Studio

Callan Music And Drum Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Carrie Pisarek with the Gloucester City String band. Callan music and drum studio. Instruction on Drum set, Timbales, Conga drums, Bongos, Djembe, Darbuka, Cajon and all auxiliary, percussion instruments. Online or in person. From beginner to advance students. Callandrums.com Thom Callan 856-313-2820.
Callan Music And Drum Studio

Callan Music And Drum Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Thom has a B.S in music and philosophy. He has taught men, women and children ages 3 to 80. Thom has also worked with Grammy award winning song writers and has done national recording for Don Potter producer of the Judds, NASCAR, World wrestling entertainment and high profile original acts. He has extensive drawing experience performing with top alternative, funk, jazz, latin and contemporary bands and has arranged and compose music for commercial and soundtrack projects. Tom is a former staff instructor at Sunset music and has studied at Drummer's collective and with Bernard Perdue, Jim Conway, Jay Bruno and Dr. William Rudolph....
C-Note Music School

C-Note Music School

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hello !!!!! .... and thanks for your consideration! I really hope you can come to C-Note music school. It's a beautiful stone mansion built in 1903 that I have converted into a top shelf music school. I have been playing professionally for over 35 years and teaching for nearly 20. Everything you need is here for you! Its wonderful musical environment, and I will be your personal and private instructor. Lessons are really fun and interactive, and are personally tailored for each students individual needs and wants!! I teach guitar ,bass, piano , drums , percussion, songwriting, and recording too!!! ...Please come see me and let's get starte
Good Music Academy

Good Music Academy

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Good Music Academy, founded in 2006, is a premier destination for guitar lessons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding areas. The academy specializes in teaching guitar to kids aged three and up, using the renowned Suzuki Method. The teachers at Good Music Academy are extensively trained and committed to providing students with enriching experiences that foster emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth. The academy is not only passionate about teaching music, but also in imparting essential emotional skills that prepare children to face life's challenges.
Elite Music Academy

Elite Music Academy

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We provide a very high quality music education at very reasonable prices. All our teachers are experts in their instruments, and have had many years of teaching experience. Our students win competitions, and many are accepted into major conservatories and music schools. Our studios are equipped with grand pianos, and we have a large concert auditorium with a Steinway grand piano, where students perform several times a year.
Drum Lessons With Mark Beecher

Drum Lessons With Mark Beecher

New on Lessons
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Mark is currently an adjunct teacher of percussion at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he also directs the Drexel University Percussion Ensemble. He is the president of the National Association of Rudimental Drummers (N.A.R.D.), a voting member of the GRAMMYs (The Recording Academy), has recorded over 35 albums with a variety of artists. His drum tracks are included on a special compilation album that was on the Billboard Top 10 and featured Dan Akroyd, Julian Lennon, members of the band Yes, Jethro Tull, Renaissance & Sister Sledge. Mark had the honor and privilege of entertaining The Rolling Stones and crew for their end of tour...

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 Philadelphia drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Maayan E.
He always comes with good energy and a good attitude The training sessions with him are always organized and professional
Samsbballtraining
Ryan W.
I have been getting guitar lessons with Bryan for over two years. As a forty something year old, who can be very stuck in his ways, Bryan has been abundantly patient with my slow learning process. He is thoroughly knowledgable of the guitar, adapts to my learning curve, finds real life examples that helps move me along in the right direction. So very thankful I decided to go with Bryan as my teacher. He does the music world good simply being the kind of teacher he is.
BJB music
Megan W.
After one lesson, we knew that Jerry was the right choice. Our son had been expressing interest in classes and Jerry was the first to respond. His background made him a great choice. Jerry is kind but disciplined, and his passion for percussion is contagious. My sons first lesson had him doing some basic exercises that made him feel excited. Jerry emphasized that practice everyday was essential. He explained how self respect was important and mindfulness, (because your parents are investing in you :) During the pandemic, Jerry reached out with videos, and even gave my son a free zoom lesson. He is invested, caring, and passionate about what he does. Highly recommend him for both beginner and seasoned percussionists.
Drums of all Styles
Kevin
She was an amazing instructor, very energetic, very informative and a very good person
Hudson River Percussion
Jeff D.
Sam is dedicated to helping your son or daughter get better at percussion in all facets. He has the expertise and passion to help your son or daughter get to the next level. Our son has enjoyed the lessons a great deal and has grown tremendously. We highly recommend Sam to others.
Sam Ruttenberg
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