California Music Studios

Drum Lessons

For beginners, intermediate & advanced students.


Learn to play the drums.

Lessons available in your home or in-studio.

You’ll get an experienced instructor matched to your musical interests & goals.

Drum lessons

If you were the kid always banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons, California Music Studios welcomes you.

When you’re ready to graduate from kitchen utensils, we’ll match you with a professional drum instructor in your area that best fits your musical interests and goals, and the level of instruction you need: beginning, intermediate or advanced.

Your instructor can show you the proper technique to rock a drum set, teach you jazz, funk drumming, or tribal beats. It is never too late to learn.

Instructors are available in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, and Riverside County.

Every instructor is qualified through a stringent evaluation process and has passed a thorough personal and professional background check.

Your teacher will build a personal connection with you for a custom lesson plan – so you have all of the tools you need to be successful!

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  • FAQ: Drum lessons

  • Why should I learn the drums?

    Drums were the first musical instrument and have become a global element for centuries. Rhythm is a universal language, so much so that drums appear in some form in every culture of the world. They are easy to learn and produce a visual and visceral response that you won’t find in other instruments.

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  • Am I too young or too old to learn drums?

    As long as your child can sit behind a drum set with both feet resting on the foot pedals, he or she is good to go. With proper technique and posture, you don’t have to worry about aggravating joint pains. Drums are an all-age instrument, whether you’re in elementary school or retired.

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  • Do I need to know how to read music?

    Although knowing how to read music does help with understanding basic notation, it is definitely not required. Through repetition and instruction, you will learn note values, time signatures, and rests. It may seem confusing at first but with just a few lessons, you should gain an understanding of notation and playing advanced rhythms and drumming patterns.

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  • FAQ: Drum lessons
  • Learn to play drums like the pros.

    Clips of famous drummers:

    In addition to drums, California Music Schools offers students the chance to learn how to play the clarinet, brass, flute, French horn, trumpet, saxophone, and many other instruments.
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    Getting started is easy.

    Here’s how it works:

    Step 1

    Call us for a quick chat so we can understand what you are looking for.

    Step 2

    A highly trained placement coordinator finds your ideal teacher.

    Step 3

    Your instructor will contact you to schedule lessons in your home or in a studio.

    You get more.

    California Music Schools benefits you more than any other music school or service.

    Required background checks
    Custom teacher selection
    In-person teacher screening
    65+ FREE recitals a year
    US-based live customer support
    In business for 30+ years

    Get your free phone consult!

    We’ll find the perfect teacher for you!

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    So GLAD I Found CMS! ..The teacher they recommended is very nice and is great with kids! You guys are AMAZING!

    Jasmine Deadmon

    San Jose, CA

    Very professional, they understand the needs of young musicians!

    Christina Sousa

    San Diego, CA

    Our family could not be happier with Shayla — she is a wonderful piano teacher! My son is excited to play piano each week.  I feel like we are giving him a gift that will last a lifetime.  Thanks, California Music Studios!!!

    Kent S.

    Encinitas, CA


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