Learn the music you want in a way that works for you. At Sage Music®, you'll get private drum lessons customized to your goals in a welcoming community committed to your success.
More than teaching songs, we’ll teach you or your child the skills to play any song on drum. Our goal is to help you become the best person and musician you can be.
Lessons are with our trained, professional drum teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system and personalized to your goals.
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The details matter
We’re not your ordinary music school
As a smart, conscious learner who is looking for the best, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details that make our program different from other drum schools.
And we know you’ll appreciate the Sage Music® difference.
A smarter way to learn drum
sage : \ ˈsāj \ wise through reflection and experience
Our drum teachers are highly trained in the best methods for learning and teaching music. You or your child will get the best instruction anywhere. So skip the amatuers, and learn with the pros who can properly guide you toward your goals.
Our Arpeggio® lesson system – backed by learning science – will help you learn drum quickly and easily with direction in a structured and step-by-step way. Plus we’ll teach you what to do, how to learn it, and why you’re doing it.
We know you’ll get the best results because our students see steady progress. So we’d never need to lock you into a contract. Yet students stay with us 3x longer than other schools. Get in touch to see why now.
Believe it or not 63.8% of our students are adults
Whether you want to be a professional musician or have had lifelong dreams of playing music, you’ll find yourself in good company at Sage Music.
Our students range from absolute beginners to intermediate players to advanced professionals looking to improve their skills and practice.
No matter what you want to learn, we’ll get you there.
Don’t want to play kids songs? No worry! We’ll work with you to help you play the music that you want. We personalize our lessons for you.
Sometimes we can jump right in with what you want, but other times it takes a little prep work. But we’ll always get you there.
In fact, most of our drum students are adult beginners. So you’ll find a welcoming environment with a team that knows how to work with folks just like you.
As an advancing drummer, we’ve got the skills to get your drum playing to the next level. We’ve worked with beginners and pros, so we know exactly how to get you from one level to the next.
Our students have included cast members of Saturday Night Live, Broadway performers, and producers coming to work on their keyboard skills. We’ve even helped students prepare for graduate degree auditions.
We go above and beyond other programs by developing more advanced skills, practice habits, and learning techniques. You’ll learn more music, in a shorter amount of time, and with greater skill and security.
Develop your child’s skills in a fun and engaging way
Just like you, we want to see your kid have fun, enjoy music, and grow into a capable, successful adult. And we also know you want a program you can trust because you are busy with so many things.
That’s what we’ve designed our Arpeggio® lesson system to do. Systems such as Suzuki, ABRSM, the Royal Conservatory simply provide a sequence of songs to play. But our system is designed to develop your child’s skills, enabling them to play any music they want. That’s real growth, and real learning.
In addition, our system provides you with detailed notes every week so you can stay in touch with your child’s development. Plus your child will have the opportunity to perform every week in our student sharing hour, in our open mics, or in our regular recitals. This gives you results that you and your child can see.
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How drum lessons work
From your first phone call to your ongoing private drum lessons, we’ll get to know you. We believe in building strong relationships so we can customize everything we do to your wants, needs, and goals.
Our professional teachers, using our proven, science-backed Arpeggio® lesson system, will help you learn the music you want. Lessons are clear, step-by-step, and structured so you will you steadily progress toward your goals.
Show off your newly developed drum skills by performing in our recitals, weekly open mics, or in our music match program. Perform with others, or simply enjoy your own playing.
Since our ARPEGGIO® program has been custom built to work around the needs and goals of the individual student, pricing plans vary. We do cost more than most other schools, but we simply provide a better lesson, experience, and value. You’ll get way more value for your money than other schools.
Our pricing includes access to our online community, free enrollment in our flagship music course The Sage Student ($549 on its own), our professionally trained Sage Music teachers, and the science backed ARPEGGIO® lesson system. Plus free enrollment in our recitals, open-mics, events, Music Match program, and more.
Contact us today for our best advice about the programs and pricing that are best for you.
Most of our students come to us after they have tried drum lessons somewhere else. They tried video lessons or regular lessons that weren’t personlized for them – YouTube, Guitar Center, or TakeLessons. They took lessons with teachers who were not trained professionals.
And they just didn’t see the results they wanted.
They didn’t get better or ended up frustrated. They paid for videos but still had to teach themselves. They took lessons with someone who showed them what to do, but not how to do it.
And that left them unhappy. Feeling like they wasted time and money. So they looked for a better program.
The good news is that you’ve just found the #1 science backed program, guaranteed to get you results. That’s the Arpeggio® lessons system, designed right here at Sage Music®.
While they are similar, the types of drum lessons you can take are all slightly different. The technique is pretty similar, but not exactly the same. You might be more likely to use a traditional grip in jazz, and a match grip in rock, for example. If you need help choosing the right kind of drum lessons, let us know. We’ll be happy to help.
We are happy to work with you on the music that you want to learn. And for most of our drum students, they really just want to rock.
In your rock drum lessons, you’ll learn a solid drum technique just like our classical percussion and jazz kit students. But we’ll apply your drum skills to the music that you want to play.
America’s classical music is jazz. And drums have a central role in playing jazz. Whether you want to play in a jazz combo, a big band, or small group, we can help you learn proper technique, read charts and improvise.
Learning jazz drum requires skills that other types of drums don’t. These are improvising, ear training, and often playing many songs from memory.
And while most people thing that drums 'keep time', the truth is that the bass player keeps time, while the jazz kit provides color and helps shape the form. We'll show you how.
Sage Music offers drum lessons for students of all ages and abilities in person and online at the following locations.
Located in a landmark, historic building, our San Antonio location boasts a concert stage, beautiful spaces, and clean, modern teaching rooms all supported by our professional faculty and welcoming staff.