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Drum Lessons

We teach all styles of drumming on acoustic and electronic kits, as well as percussion and mallets for marching/concert band.

Drum lessons at Pittsburgh School of the Arts are customized for you. Whether you want to play Rush songs, tighten up your groove, improve your sight reading ability for marching band, or hone your jazz chops, we have something for everyone.

Beginner drum lessons start out with an introduction to stick technique, rudiments, learning the theory of rhythm, and playing basic beats. We incorporate theory into every lesson for a well-rounded musical education. However, we also like to make sure students are learning music that excites them! We employ a variety of method books based on student need and preferences, and encourage students to suggest their favorite songs to learn.

Intermediate and advanced drum lessons lessons can focus on any area students wish to improve. We can help you improve your timing, technique, dynamics, writing parts and fills, reading ability, and even how to tune and make the most of your drums. We have multiple instructors who bring years of live and studio experience to lessons to help you be not just a good drum student, but a great drummer in the real world.

Our private instructors are passionate about helping individuals of all ages and skill levels develop in their knowledge, experience, and personal musical goals. We seek to create a fun, yet disciplined environment that caters to every student's unique learning style.

​Monthly tuition ranges from $115-210. Lessons are billed monthly via our online automatic payment system. Virtual and at-home lessons are available by request. Lessons are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, or 1 hour weekly increments.

Register Online

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If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us first!

Please read our Policies and Procedures before enrolling.

To enroll in lessons, we require a credit card on file. Only digital payments are accepted. After signing up, one of our staff will reach out to you shortly to match your student with their teacher at their preferred day and time.


We will also send you instructions on how to log into our Student Portal. There, you can easily manage your payment information and schedule.


After you enroll, we highly recommend setting up automatic ACH payments in the Student Portal. If you set up ACH, then we will pay the processing fee for you. If payment is made using your credit card on file, there is a standard 3% processing fee. 


Monthly tuition will be pro-rated if you begin lessons mid-month. For more information about payment, please view our FAQ page.


We look forward to working with you and are excited to begin this journey together!

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