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Find drum teachers in Nashville, TN

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Top 10 drum lessons in Nashville, TN

Students agree: these Nashville drum teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Pamela L. says, "Knowledgeable, kind and friendly. My grandson was nervous. He made my son feel at ease while learning the drums." Read more
John Daly

John Daly

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Nashville, TN
I have been playing drums and guitar for about 20 years. From playing in high school marching band to playing music festivals, I have many years of experience playing drums, guitar, singing and songwriting professionally as well as 5+ years as a professional music teacher. I take a fun, organic approach to teaching music, helping teach the necessary fundamentals as well as guide the student to find their own creative voice.
DPV Music Lessons

DPV Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Lynne R. says, "The Best! I am so happy that lessons.com lead me to DPV Music! Lael is the best teacher I could have ever imagined. My son and I are learning so much and love the lessons: the hands on experience, the expertise, the professional yet laid back atmosphere, and the engagement in the whole process! Lael is very encouraging and supportive of our efforts. He is enthusiastic for every lesson! It has been an amazing experience! The Best!" Read more
Adam Wathen

Adam Wathen

5.0(3)
6+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Nathan M. says, "Adam is very easy to talk to, and he makes you feel comfortable and excited to learn in whatever stage you find yourself in." 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 Nashville drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Nashville area.
Adam W.
Cole has a great ability of seeing where your skill level is at as a drummer and prescribing the perfect material to help you up your game. Whether you are a regular player looking to expand their knowledge or a total beginner, I would highly recommend lessons with Cole
Drum Lessons
Art H.
Both my sons take drum lessons from Lael. He was recommended to us by a local music teacher. They absolutely love it. They have learned so much and look forward to their lesson each week. Lael makes it fun and engaging. I can’t say enough good things about what he gives to the experience of learning. I would highly recommend him.
DPV Music Lessons
Dante M.
I loved working with Adam because of his patience during times I was confused during lessons. If there were ever times I was scratching my head, he was always able to deduce what I was doing wrong; and he taught me how to recognize and remedy the mistake moving forward. Not to mention, how he was able to call me out -when I clearly was not doing something right, while simultaneously having no idea that I wasn't doing whatever thing right- with professionalism and grace. I never felt like a dope. Although I was a student, I always felt like there was a sense of equal respect -and that he was always willing to pass the torch and pass his knowledge. So grateful I got to work with him, and I'm so excited to work with him again in the future!
Adam Wathen
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