Drum Lessons in Bethesda
Whether the drum student is a beginner or professional, the International School of Music in Bethesda provides a complete learning experience that helps every student become the standout drummer they want to be! Whether you’re in the school band, jazz band, in your own rock band or just want to play, private drum lessons are the best way to improve your technique and take your drumming skill to the next level. Our drum instructors teach various styles, from classical and jazz to pop, rock, folk, fusion, blues, reggae, Latin rhythms, and hip-hop. Students learn all the terminology to describe different drum beats, fills, drum tricks, and syncopations, in addition to notation, stick control, rudiments, drum set coordination, technique, and more. We also offer percussion lessons, which are a wonderful addition to any school band program, rock band, or worship band. Our drum teachers empower students by teaching them solid fundamentals in a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs. Best of all, our drum lessons are fun! Young, old, experienced, and beginner drum students will all find that the International School of Music will help you develop strong musical skills and reach your goals.
Why take Drum Lessons with us?
With a large faculty and several teachers per each instrument, we can find a teacher that fits each student’s learning style, and his/her musical goals. All students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning style with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the instructor best suited for them. Students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning style with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the instructor best suited for them.
Music instruction is offered in all genres from classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk, theater, blues, and more in all instruments and voice to students of all ages and levels. Our music lessons are offered in all instruments & voice to students of all ages & levels from piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons and more, provide a comprehensive and robust music education. Group classes, ensemble/chamber lessons, our flute choir, fiddle band and early childhood music classes round out the selection of experiences offered. Learn more about our music programs.
We offer month to month lessons, and do not require full semester minimums. Our flexible scheduling allows us to schedule family members simultaneously to save families hours of driving. Additionally, we offer over 300+ group classes annually, so students can make up any missed lessons.
The most highly qualified drum teaching faculty in the Washington metropolitan area
Our faculty is dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our drum teachers are graduates of prestigious institutions and have extensive experience teaching and performing.
Fantastic drum performance opportunities
Students interact with peers by participating in performances, festivals, concerts, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, display and elaborate each student’s achievements. Our students have unique performance opportunities such as our Carnegie Hall, NY, our Passport Concert Series as well as the Ambassador Community performances.
Charting students’ progress through written evaluations
Optional music evaluations contribute to our students’ long term success and ensure that they progress. Optional Certificate/Diploma Programs are being offered by ISM through its own program or by meeting the standards of ABRSM, ASTA, National Piano Guild, NATS, MTNA and many others.