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Drum Lessons Chicago

Looking for drum lessons, Chicago?

Piano Power’s home office is located in beautiful Avondale, in the heart of Chicago. We currently serve Chicago drum students in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Edgewater, the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square/Avondale, the Loop, South Loop, and Rogers Park. We love our Chicago students, and we’re happy to be a part of their active, fun lives.

Why is it great to be a music student in Chicago?

With so many live music and art resources at their fingertips, drum students in Chicago have plenty of opportunities to enrich their music education in addition to lessons with Piano Power.

Many of our students enjoy the family-friendly programming at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as great outdoor venues like the Grant Park Music Festival.

Chicago students of jazz are especially lucky, with countless jazz venues across the city offering a chance to experience the dynamic genre live. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival and Chicago Blues Festival are amazing opportunities to sample what the Chicago music scene has to offer in a family-friendly outdoor setting.

Age recommendations

Our private lessons are appropriate for pianists aged 5 to 105. For students younger than five, we’re happy to discuss alternatives to private lessons. Somewhere around age 5, a combined increase in finger strength, reading ability, and concentration makes a student ready for private lessons.

Read why you’ll never regret taking music lessons as an adult.

Practice expectations

Your drum teacher will work with you to create a practice plan that works for your student’s schedule. The single most important element of drum practice is regularity. We know our students are busy! But devoting even a modest amount of time each day to drum practice produces much better results than relying on weekly “cram sessions.” Ideally, your student will make drums a regular part of his or her day.

Read teacher Adrienne Schroeder’s amazing advice on how to practice.

Piano Power recitals

If your student has been receiving drum instruction with Piano Power for three months or more, he or she is invited to participate in our annual spring recital. Held in June and December, the recital is a wonderful, low-key way to celebrate your student’s achievements. Our drummers perform a huge variety of repertoire — from classical to original compositions to Top-40 radio hits.

Read more about what makes Piano Power recitals so cool.

We’re ready to match you with a great drum teacher!

We’d love to talk more with you about our terrific Chicago drum teachers, and how to get the most out of your drum student’s experience. Our abiding goal is that our students develop a lifelong love of music.

Ready to connect with a teacher today?

What We Offer

A flexible approach that allows students to play what they want, a focus on original composition, and an emphasis on fostering a lifelong love of music.

Meet Our Instructors

We’ve curated a team of instructors who are fun, engaging, creative, and committed to music education.

Work For Piano Power

We’re always on the lookout for dynamic instructors who are passionate about teaching and the importance of music education.