Drum Lessons in Tampa, FL

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Our Approach to Drum Lessons at Tampa Music School

Our percussion instructors are adept at teaching many different styles of drumming, such as rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and others. Whatever style you want to learn, we can teach it to you. We always strive to make lesson time as convenient as possible for our students.

There is no need for you to bring your own drum set as we have very efficient and compact models for studio use. The only supplies you will need to bring each week are a notebook and your sticks.

Additionally, we offer drum sets that have headphone capability. Our students appreciate the ability to be able to practice at home without noise disturbance to others. Our facility is a welcoming place where you can get your creative juices flowing. Weekly lessons will be a time where you and your teacher work closely together to learn the wide range of skills needed to become a proficient drummer.

At Tampa Music School, we believe in developing the entire musician. The way to do this is to establish firm basics that apply to all music.

Have you always dreamed of driving the rhythm in a rock band or performing in a worship team? These types of groups and many others have one thing in common: a good drum player. Drums have been used for centuries to bring musicians together on the same beat. Many drum enthusiasts would love the opportunity to study this versatile instrument but just don’t know where to start. Tampa Music School offers expert drum instruction, and we are well equipped to help you learn any style of your choosing. Let’s look at how it all works.

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 Tampa Music School, 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, Tampa Music School’s passionate instructors are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals while having fun doing it!

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Students at Tampa Music School 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 & Goals

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:

At Tampa Music School, it is our instructors that truly shine. Their accomplishments in the field of percussion are vast and impressive. High academic achievement is combined with high levels of professional experience. Our teachers have done everything from performing with iconic musicians such as Cindy Lauper to collaborating with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

Weekly 30 Min



Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.




Longer sessions, great 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.

Common Questions

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Barbara B. | Parent

“I have learned so much about working within a band. Matt has been very supportive of all members and has an obvious understanding of how each instrument within the band can be showcased and contribute to the overall sound. I’m very grateful I’ve found such a nice studio right in my community!”

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