Drum Lessons With Rob Tovar

Drum Lessons With Rob Tovar

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
24 years in business

About this pro

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. 

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Plano, TX 75075
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4 Reviews


  • Barry Knight

    I've 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.

  • Michael Ledford

    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

  • Jennifer Kitto

    Wonderful teacher and experience. Highly recommend!!

  • Amol Wadpalle

    It's 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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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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).

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Weekly lessons cost $160 per month.

How did you get started teaching?

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

What types of students have you worked with?

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.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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.

Lessons offered

Drum Lessons Hand Drums Lessons Percussion Lessons