Drum Lessons

Call 513-972-8203 ● Email lessons@badgesdrumshop.com 

 Learn to play drums • Advance as a drummer • Achieve your drumming goals 

Want to learn drums, improve your drumming technique, advance as a drummer, prepare for auditions, or get more gigs?

Badges Drum Shop offers private drum lessons for drummers of all ages and levels from beginner to professional in a range of styles including rock, jazz, R&B, funk, reggae, swing, country, pop, and more. Weekly half-hour or full-hour lessons with our outstanding drum instructors are available by the month.

  • Highly-experienced and positive pro teachers
  • Competitive rates
  • Pro lesson room with two side-by-side drum kits
  • Positive drum shop surroundings with access to expert advice 
  • Comfortable family lounge
  • Exposure to pro drum clinics

WHY TAKE DRUM LESSONS?

Whether you're a semi-pro drummer looking to hone your advanced skills or a beginner that's never held a pair of drum sticks, nothing can take the place of one-on-one instruction with a pro who can provide hands-on learning and real-time feedback. Live instruction is absolutely key to learning efficiently and advancing faster.


Advanced students need to be challenged to master advanced skills and encouraged to overcome small weaknesses that hold them back. Beginning students benefit from playing alongside a positive pro that work with them every step of the way.

Parents of younger students will appreciate knowing the benefits of drum lessons go beyond the fun and rewards of knowing how drum. The process of learning rudiments, perfecting timing, and achieving limb independence require perseverance and build confidence. But more significant are the life skills drummers develop in learning how to collaborate, be part of a team, listen, and lead. Read more from Badges Drum Shop owner Charlie Andrews.

DRUM TEACHERS
 

Our drum teachers are highly-advanced drummers who gig professionally and have extensive experience in teaching all ages and levels. If you are contemplating lessons and want to make sure there is a great fit, we will gladly set up a private meeting with them before you sign up. Call 513-972-8203 or email lessons@badgesdrumshop.com for a meeting. Meet our pro teachers.

DRUM LESSON ROOM
The comfortable Lesson Room is equipped with two fully-equipped, pro-grade, side-by-side drum sets for efficient, hands-on learning.



PRICING & SCHEDULING
Drum lessons are available during Badges Drum Shop hours, based on teacher openings. Our pro teachers set their own rates which are competitive and affordable for weekly, one-on-one, half-hour lessons. Call or email our store to check for available lesson times and rates: 513-972-8203 or lessons@badgesdrumshop.com. 


PAYMENT

  • $25 one-time Registration Fee payable to Badges Drum Shop prior to first lesson to reserve your spot and accept lesson policies
  • Monthly Lesson Fee: payable to your teacher (cash or check only) at first lesson of each month

BEGINNING DRUM LESSONS
Want to learn to play the drums? Our skilled teachers will work with you to put you on the best path to accomplish your drumming goals. If you are just starting out, regardless of your age, you will start with basic skills that serve as the foundation for everything you will go on to learn as a drummer.

  • Basic hand and foot technique
  • Basic hand and foot coordination
  • Basic rudiments, drum set grooves and fills
  • Basic equipment knowledge
  • How to listen to drum parts in music

    INTERMEDIATE DRUM LESSONS
    Already drumming but want to improve your drumming skills? It is at the intermediate level that our teachers will help you build on your basic drumming skills to advance as a dummer. Feeling stuck? We can help you break through to the next level. We can also help you prepare for school auditions or important gigs.

    • High-impact practice routines
    • Reading basic drum set notation and drum set charts
    • Reading and playing syncopated rhythms
    • Improving timing, beats, and fills
    • Taking direction as a musician
    • Developing hand technique, drum set coordination and limb independence
    • Understanding drum set parts in different musical styles
    • Playing with other musicians

    ADVANCED DRUM LESSONS
    Are you a semi-pro or gigging drummer that wants to hone your advanced skills and improve your marketability? Our pro instructors will challenge you to master more complex rhythms, overcome small weaknesses, improve your musicality, and refine your personal style to achieve your personal best, nail auditions, and get more gigs.

    • Advanced practice methods
    • Developing solid feel on the drum set
    • Increasing creativity with fills, grooves, solos, and improvisation
    • Developing fluency in different, more advanced musical genres
    • Understanding musical phrasing and linear concepts
    • Understanding and playing odd time signatures and polyrhythms
    • Professional and academic audition preparation
    • Drumming professionalism that gets and keeps gigs
    WHAT TO BRING

    All you need to bring to lessons are sticks and the music or books your teacher recommends. Our lesson room is equipped with everything else you need for a quality learning experience.

    CHOOSING EQUIPMENT
    We are drummers well-versed in all genres and all kinds of drum equipment. As you advance as a drummer, your teacher will recommend what you need for practicing at home. You need not spend a lot. We can help you select the right gear for your goals and your budget and even help you get more life and the best sound out of the gear you have. We carry quality new and used drum gear, and offer options at most every price point for every experience level.

    COMMUNITIES
    Serving drummers and drum students in all greater Cincinnati and Dayton communities.

    Anderson
    Blue Ash
    Deer Park
    Deerfield Twp.
    Evendale
    Fairfield
    Finneytown
    Forest Park
    Franklin
    Glendale
    Hamilton

    Hyde Park
    Indian Hill
    Kenwood
    Kettering
    Kings Mills
    Landen
    Lebanon
    Loveland
    Madeira
    Maineville
    Mariemont

    Mason
    Middletown
    Monroe
    Montgomery
    Morrow
    Norwood
    Oakley
    Pleasant Ridge
    Price Hill
    Reading
    Sharonville

    Springboro
    Springdale
    Sycamore Twp.
    Symmes Twp.
    Terrace Park
    Woodlawn
    Walnut Hills
    West Chester
    Woodlawn
    Wyoming
    ~more~

    Conveniently located in Mason, Ohio, between Cincinnati and Dayton and I-71 and I-75.

    CONTACT US TO GET STARTED
    Call 513-972-8203 
    Email lessons@badgesdrumshop.com