Drum Lessons in Naperville, Illinois
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Our Approach to Drum Lessons
At Musical Expressions, we are proud to offer a balanced approach to music instruction. We combine music history, proper technique and fundamentals, and extensive creative expression that allows students to not only grow but thrive as musicians.
Whether you’re a novice who has never picked up a drumstick or you’re preparing for collegiate or conservatory study, we have a teacher here that will meet you where you are and transform your capabilities through strategic and personalized drum lessons.
Are you interested in learning to play the drums? Whether you’re looking to become the next rock sensation or a percussion major for your school marching band, the experienced drum teachers at Musical Expressions in Naperville can help you accomplish your goals.
Building unique lesson plans around the goals of our students, you can rest assured that your drum lessons will help you accomplish your musical goals. With the right teacher supporting you from the very beginning, drumming can become a fun and fulfilling experience.
Drum Lessons Should Be Fun!
Few things in life are more satisfying than sitting down at a set of drums and playing your heart out. Students will find this unbridled joy in drum lessons at Musical Expressions, as fun is the centerpiece of our teaching philosophy. We want our students to LOVE that feeling, whether it’s their first or five-hundredth time on the throne (and yes, it’s really called that!).
Whether your interest in the drums is currently an individual pursuit or you’re already part of a band or ensemble, Musical Expressions’ passionate instructors are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals while having fun doing it!
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Students at Musical Expressions, can count on well-rounded instruction, rooted in proper technique. Working with a professional instructor, you will begin to master the fundamentals of drumming: a strong sense of pulse, how to control touch and tone, well-rounded drum vocabulary, ergonomic drum set configuration, good posture, healthy wrist action, four-limb independence, and efficient sticking patterns.
We strive to ensure that all of our drum students have a rich and varied lesson experience and become literate musicians. Students will be immersed in essential elements of music theory including rhythm and notation, and will gain exposure to the rich history of percussion.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
Our teachers pride themselves on helping you discover new ways of connecting with the instrument while also working on music you know and love. The world of drumming is wide and deep – but through our tailored instruction, we help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
Are you a member of a jazz ensemble? We’ll focus on swinging, dynamics, chart reading, and how to “kick” the band. Is your band hoping to be the next big country/rock/pop act? We’ll focus on playing with power, steady grooving, and bread-and-butter fills. Perhaps you desire to be a virtuosic drummer who can move in and out of all sorts of styles? We’ll help you identify the similarities and differences between them and navigate the precise skills needed for each.
Our Drum Teachers:
Our staff offer diverse backgrounds in music, including extensive education and performance backgrounds as drummers. They are dedicated to helping students of all ages and abilities learn the fundamentals of the drums, build a solid foundation, and explore music with creative freedom that can’t be found anywhere else.
Drums & Classical Percussion
Ron received both his BA and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since moving to the Chicago area in 1989, he has performed professionally throughout the Midwest.
Guitar & Drums
Cameron Heinz has been playing and studying music from the age of eight. While starting out with the viola, at age nine he transitioned his primary focus to drums and percussion under
Voice & Drums
Hershyl Edwards is a multi-instrumental musician and songwriter/composer who has been a music lover for life and has studied music since the age of 9. He’s been a music professional since the
WEEKLY 30 MIN
30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.
WEEKLY 45 MIN
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.
WEEKLY 60 MIN
Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.
What you can expect
1. Tell us about your musical goals.
2. Match with one of our expert instructors.
3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Tim L. | Parent
“As a band director and published composer, I was particular in finding a musically-rich studio environment for my son. Well, we found it. Musical Expressions is a bright and cheerful enterprise providing top-notch instruction in a most musician-friendly way.”