JJ Jones is an internationally touring, Berklee-trained drummer and educator offering private instruction on drums via Skype or any kind of video chat. There’s no travel involved, you play on your own drumset, and it’s as easy as sitting down and opening your laptop. JJ is a fun and encouraging teacher who brings an infectious joy and passion about music. She says, “I love to see people achieve something they never thought was possible. That transformation is just as much of a thrill for me as it is for them. I’ve had students hug me with tears in their eyes after playing their first show, saying, ‘Thank you, thank you,’ and I can say with all honesty, there’s not much in the world that’s better than that.” While JJ teaches all ages and genders, she especially encourages adult women to learn.
Shanna Doolittle (Santa Barbara, CA) has over 20 years of experience teaching beginner and intermediate drums. She has taught at a number of Girls Rock Camp programs, Youth Music Project, Drummer Town, Revival Drum Shop and Rhythm Traders. She is currently in the two-drummer band STLS and plays drums at live performances of Hurtr. She believes everyone can have fun while being challenged to develop drumming skills, coordination and creative thinking. Students of all genders and skill levels welcome, regardless of age or previous musical experience. – $40 all ages, all levels –
With a degree from Berklee College of Music and extensive touring experience, Steph is uniquely qualified to teach all levels of drumming. Before relocating to LA, Steph was a drum instructor at Bang! The Drum School in Manhattan. She provides her students with a strong foundation in technique, rudiments and reading notation, while also keeping her lessons fun and personalized. She encourages students to express their own ideas as well. For rates, times and other information, please visit Steph’s website or contact her. - Based in Los Angeles, Skype Lessons are Optional -
As one of the few female drum teachers working in Brooklyn and NYC, Mickey Vershbow specializes in teaching drum lessons to women and gender non-conforming students of all ages who want to learn to play drums in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Mickey’s goal as a teacher is to equip students with the technical skills, personal motivation, and creative tools to discover and develop their own voice. She guides students towards reaching their own musical goals while also helping to influence, inspire, and expose students to new ideas, techniques, and styles. Students will develop a strong practice routine, set goals, and apply skills creatively by playing along with songs, creating their own ideas based on examples, and “jamming” in lessons. Whether you’re a beginner with no previous experience in music, an intermediate looking to take your playing to the next level, or an pro interested in expanding your vocabulary and focusing on specific skills, Mickey will design a personalized lesson plan and practice routine to keep you inspired and moving forward.
Lindsay Artkop is a Pro Drummer and Educator, who offers private lessons, drum clinics, and master classes. She holds a B.A from Berklee College of Music in Drum Set Performance and Music Business. “Lindsay’s Lessons” an online drum education resource, where students can subscribe to become an All-Access Member, or request Live Skype Drum Lessons from Lindsay. All-Access Members gain instant access to hundreds of Video Lessons, PDFs, Masterclasses, Courses, Drumless Play-Along Tracks, Personalized Feedback and Practice Routine Design and more. Skype Lessons are live video calls that allow you to receive live personal lessons and coaching from Lindsay. Lindsay endorses Zildjian, Mapex, Vic Firth, Evans, Cympad, Drumtacs, Sweet Spot Clutches and Switch Kick. Some events she’s been featured at for Drum Clinics include NYU’s Annual Percussion Day, The Drummer’s Collective, and PASIC.
Misia Vessio is a drummer/singer-songwriter from Queens, NY. A recent graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, she is a working musician in the NYC area. She has her students learn jazz standards of all kinds: jazz medium and uptempo, latin, ballads, etc. Musicians need to know the music and the artists that came before them in order to become the best musicians they can be. She makes sure to have them watch and listen to giants like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and so forth. She also shows them other genres of music: Rock, Pop, Funk, and Afro-Cuban.
Zel Kaute (London, UK) is a qualified and experienced drummer & drum tutor. She has over 15 years experience as a music tutor in schools as well as privately – her lessons cover everything you need to achieve your drumming potential and are tailored to suit each student’s individual needs. Fully CRB/DBS checked with current certification, available to present upon request. She previously facilitated free drum workshops for beginners, and have taught groups of up to 20 people the basics of drumming within a matter of hours. She’s an endorsee for Vater sticks and Meinl cymbals, as well as a current contributing writer for UKdrummer.com She has a Higher Diploma in music and drum performance from London College of Contemporary Music and can teach grades as well as technique, styles & rudiments etc. Whilst studying at LCCM, she was also part of the LCCM drumline who were the marching band for the UEFA final opening ceremony at Wembley stadium.
Grace started playing drums aged 7 and pursued a music career from an early age in her hometown of Liverpool. She has 14 years of experience drumming. After completing a Music Technology A-Level, she has gone on to study BA Hons Popular Music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where she studies and plays a wide range of genres. She is the regular drummer for Feral Love (Formerly Bird) and Ellie Keegan. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio Merseyside. She is based in the Northwest and is available for function work, studio sessions, live work and teaching in Liverpool, UK.
Drummers Underground NYC
Provides quality drum instruction ie. a non-sexist, non-competitive environment teaching the classic skills for playing great sounding drums. All areas of the kit are taught. Reading, playing, speaking, writing. For those who are more advanced and currently playing in a band situation….vastly improving skills while learning in a cool vibe environment with a teacher that has been instructing 100s of successful students both for recreational fun or for a professional life in music. Call (646) 427-5595 for more information.
Revival Drum Shop Lessons
Revival Drum Shop (Portland, OR) offers a spacious lesson room offset from the main shop, designed to be a comfortable atmosphere for practice and teaching. The room is outfit with two matching drum kits, each with professional cymbal packs. Looking to brush up on some rudiments or just jam for awhile? The lesson room is available to rent for private practice at $10/hr, 7 days a week during shop hours (Tues-Sat 11-6, Sun/Mon 12-5). Please check availability on the Google Calendar below and call (503) 719-6533 to reserve a time.
Girls Rock Camps
Girls Rock Camps help girls build self-esteem and find their voices through unique programming that combines music education and performance; empowerment and social justice workshops; positive role models, and collaboration and leadership skill building. The Girls Rock Camp Alliance supports camps around the world in this mission.