Drum Lessons With Rob Tovar

Drum Lessons With Rob Tovar

5.0(4 reviews)


In addition to extensive teaching, and performing experience, I am a Vic Firth Endorsed Artist and Educator, a member of TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) and PAS (Percussive Arts Society). All of these organizations share my commitment to quality music education. I customize a lesson plan based on each students' unique needs and learning style. This adaptability engages students right away and keeps them committed to progressing on their instrument.

For more information, please visit www.robtovar.com.

I enjoy sharing my passion for drums and percussion, and helping my students reach their goals.


Hired 2 times
1 employee
25 years in business
Serves Plano , TX

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash

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Able to read music

Student can read sheet music, Student can read percussion notation, Student understands note durations and rests, Student can't read music

Musical styles

I can make recommendations, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Country

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Types of drums

I can provide recommendations, Traditional drum kit, Snare drum, Bass drum, Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.)

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student have drums

Student already has drums, Student is planning to purchase drums and would advice

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  • Reviews

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    Barry K.

    Ive been playing drums for 10 years. As an adult student, I wanted to find an instructor with enough experience to push me to a new level. I found that and more! Rob is a mentor who has helped me prepare technically and mentally for any playing situation. I would recommend him to any drummer, no matter what skill level.
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    September 24, 2018


    Michael L.

    Rob is fantastic with kids. His happiness in teaching is something you cannot duplicate Rob really likes what he is doing and my son likes to learn from him
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    September 06, 2018
    Hired on Lessons


    Jennifer K.

    Wonderful teacher and experience. Highly recommend!!
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    June 26, 2017
    Hired on Lessons


    Amol W.

    Its been little over a year now my Kid is taking drums lessons from Rob. Rob is very a patient instructor, an amazing teacher and an awesome drummer!! My Kid loves his drums lessons. I would easily recommend Rob for anyone who wishes to learn drums!!
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    June 08, 2017

    Frequently asked questions

    Each student's abilities and goals are unique, so I develop a custom lesson plan for each student. Your first lesson consists of two parts: a discussion of goals and expectations, and a low-stress playing assessment. I'll lead you through a series of exercises designed to quickly and accurately find your strengths and areas for improvement.

    I regularly work with other professional drummers and educators to further my playing and teaching abilities. Notable Famous Drummers: Louise Belson (Jazz Great), Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Zoro (Lenny Kravitz), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy, Whitesnake) & Teddy Campbell (American Idol).

    Weekly lessons cost $170 per month.

    I have had a passion for drums and teaching since my first student in 1991. I have been teaching professionally since 1999 in Plano, TX

    Most students are interested in beginning to advanced drum set playing. I also regularly teach school percussion, marching percussion and Latin percussion (conga, timbales, etc.) to students of all ages and playing levels.

    I'm proud of each of my student's accomplishments. Whether it's learning a new drum beat, a successful audition, or simply turning a bad day into a good day with some drumming. 

    Find a teacher with lots of teaching and performing experience, who has good communication skills, is patient, and makes you comfortable during your lessons.

    It's nice when students have specific goals in mind, but I'm always happy to discuss this and figure it out together at our first lesson.

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