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Drum Lessons in the Washington D.C. Metro Area

Here are some great places to learn drums in the D.C. Metro Area.

First of all Hot Licks Guitar Shop, located on 3250 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf MD, offers personalized instruction from a variety of instructors.

George Jones has taught at Hot Licks for twelve years. Also he has vast experience playing with a large amount of bands in the metro area. His technique of playing is poly-rhythmic and pocket hitting. It is very soulful. George has played in many bands that perform many genres of music, ranging from Ethiopian to R and B. George stresses in his lessons good technique, which means good basic techniques such as stick control. George attended Howard University and majored in music education.

K.J. has 25 years of experience playing drums. He started playing drums at 6. In his high school years, he performed in symphonic, marching and jazz bands. K.J. possesses a B.S. degree from St. Mary’s College. He is also an accomplished musician having recorded music from a variety of settings. He also has learned to play guitar which allows him to accompany his students. Also K.J. reads music which encompasses Rock, Latin, Funk, Jazz and Metal. K.J. also likes students to bring songs from other sources such as school.

Also Matt Strain, who loves the drums, and started playing in 1988, He is good at rock drumming, having listened to John Bonham (Led Zepplin), And Alex Van Halen (Van Halen). He is also an instructor at Hot Licks guitar shop.

The phone number at Hot Licks is (301) 843-2799.

Let’s not forget Musika, located in Charles MD. A select faculty provides individual attention to each student. Custom lesson plans are provided. Drum lessons are offered at the student’s home as well as in the teacher’s studio.

Last but not least, Bach to Rock-Americas Music School, is located in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Landsdown Virginia, Mclean, Virginia and South Riding Virginia. The school’s motto is that learning to play music should be fun. They believe that children will learn quickly playing music that they know. B2R schools focus on teamwork and self esteem by providing private lessons, group instruction and public performances. Their phone number is 1-888-655-4481.

So try one of these Music Schools, to learn the drums. You will be glad you did.