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Top 10 drum lessons in Lakewood, WA

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

Yousef Shami Drum Lessons

Top Pro
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, WA
Linda F. says, "Taking lessons with Yousef has been amazing! They seem really invested in my learning and make me excited to grow my skills." Read more
The Briar Thomas Conservatory

The Briar Thomas Conservatory

Top Pro
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, WA
Leslie M. says, "Finding The Briar Thomas Conservatory has truly been a blessing! We signed up our youngest daughter for piano lessons here and quickly saw that this facility is much more than just musical lessons. Amora the owner goes above and beyond with not only obtaining the best instructors, but providing a fulfilling experience for the entire family. The students are enriched with musical history, group projects, family field trips and so much more. I only wish we found her sooner. If you are hesitant about joining her school, DO NOT HESITATE. Amora's passion for teaching music is so evident that you can feel it throughout the school. You will not regret joining. " Read more
Bardsholm Productions

Bardsholm Productions

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, WA
I have 50 years experience playing drums and other percussion instruments, as well as playing guitar. I have been acting & performing in various venues, on stage and screen for a like number of years. I have the experience and the knowledge to teach you what you need to know.

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 Lakewood drum lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Lakewood area.
Drew T.
I feel like I really lucked out with Yousef! I'm trans and I felt super comfortable working with them. They know so much and have been able to challenge me but are also patient and understanding when I need to go slow and repeat things a million times. They are super nice and have made practice fun for me.
Yousef Shami Drum Lessons
Sara F.
Amora is so professional, kind and talented. My daughter looks forward to going to her lesson each week, to continue to learn from her. It’s not just a piano lesson, Amora creates a community of curious learners by including field trips to various places around town where the kids can experience music together, see various types of performing arts and share thoughts and ideas. We’re so happy with our experience with Amora.
The Briar Thomas Conservatory
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