Percussion & Drums Lessons

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    Starting Age: 6 and Up

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    Adults Welcome

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    Flexible Enrollment

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    One-on-One Music Lessons

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    Meets Weekly

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    30-Minute, 45-Minute or 60-Minute Music Lessons

All percussion lessons are taught as private, one-on-one music instruction and are available in lengths of 30, 45, and 60 minutes. We suggest kids and teenagers begin with 30-minute lessons and progress to longer lengths as your teacher recommends. For adults who have some previous experience, we recommend starting with 45- or 60-minute lessons.

Percussion Lessons for Kids & Teenagers

Drum lessons for kids begin with a drum set or snare drum and focus on reading music notation, general technique, and percussion rudiments. Students are welcome to learn other percussion instruments, including hand percussion instruments, marimba, and vibraphone.

Students playing percussion in school ensembles are encouraged to bring their music to music lessons. Students who take music lessons in addition to school ensemble programs advance much faster than students who only participate in their school ensemble.

Percussion Lessons for Adults

Don’t feel intimidated if you’ve never played the drums! We love adult students who are just starting out. Beginner adult students focus on reading music, basic rhythms, drum set or instrument technique, and playing songs. Advanced adult students focus on advanced songs, rhythms, and techniques.


Music Lessons for all ages and abilities.


To view current music lesson tuition and Policies, please click here.

Baltimore School of Music offers flexible enrollment, so students can start and end anytime during the school year.

Once you register, your music lessons occur each week with the same teacher, day, and time.

Baltimore School of Music welcomes students of all levels, from beginners to advanced musicians. Our teachers are passionate about helping you reach your goals, regardless of your experience.

Our dedicated administrative staff will match you with the best music teacher depending on your availability, previous experience, and what you’re looking for in music lessons.

Baltimore School of Music carries a comprehensive selection of instruments, books, and accessories students can purchase for their music lessons. We have top-of-the-line acoustic pianos in our classrooms for students to use for music lessons. For all other instruments, students need to bring their own instrument to their lessons.

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