“I studied drums with Brian…by the end of the first practice I was behind the kit, holding down a beat. It was amazing! …he taught me exactly what I was hoping to learn which I really appreciate. I would definitely recommend [Sage Music] if you are looking to play the drums.” – David Lucas, Google Reviews
Online Drum Lessons
Learn the music you want. Get the best online drum lessons in a community that cares about you and your success.
More than teaching you songs, we’ll give you (or your child) the skills to play any song on drum. Our goal is to enable and empower you.
Lessons are for adults or kids – beginner, intermediate, or advanced – with our trained, professional teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system.
Let’s personalize your online drum lesson experience
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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 the drums online
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Sage Drum Teachers
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.
Online Drum Lessons For Adults
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.
“Jason knows the psychology and philosophy of learning applicable to a matured learner. He put his thought into making teaching guitar and drumming meaningful and cost-effective. Progress is felt right away with practice. He explained the mechanics and art of playing music. He made musicians out of his students.” – Thomas S., Thumbtack Reviews
Online Drum Lessons for Advanced Students
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.
Intermediate Online Drum Lessons
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.
Online Drum Lessons for Beginners
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.
Other Online Drum Lesson Programs
Most of our students come to us after they have tried 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®.
Online Drum Lessons for Kids
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.
Music Match & Sharing Hour
Plus, your child can meet other students at Sage Music and practice or play music in our Music Match and Sharing Hour programs. Peer learning is an effective way for your child to grow, plus stay engaged while learning drum from home.
Music Match provides for a more focused one-one-one experience, while the Sharing Hour is about social learning experiences.
Drum Lessons for Toddlers
There is a big difference between teaching a 6 year old and a toddler. And a big difference between teaching a 3 year old and a 4 year old.
That’s why we’ve got trained teachers, and teachers who specialize in early childhood music education.
Our drum teachers know how to keep you child engaged, focused, and learning. All in part of a program designed for their age and level of development. They will learn and grow at the drum, while having fun.
Most instruments require lots of fine motor control, in other words, really small movements. But the drums are played using large muscle movements. And toddlers don’t yet have that fine motor control. That means drums are a better fit for most toddlers than other instruments.
Plus the toddlers love moving around! It’s a lot easier for them to stay engaged when they are playing the drums.
What you’ll get at Sage Music that no other music school offers
- The Sage® Student – Our flagship course will teach you everything you need to know to learn and master any music. When you graduate, you’ll know more about learning music than teachers at other schools do.
- The ARPEGGIO® lesson system – Quickly and easily learn the music you want in our proven music lesson system. Classes are structured, step by step, and designed to keep you on track to achieving your goals.
- Sage® trained teachers – There is no better teacher than the Sage Music teacher. Where other schools hire performers to teach music, we hire professional teachers. Then we put them through our rigorous music teacher training, so you’ll get the most qualified teachers around.
- Music Match – Looking to meet new people to share your passion for music? Just lest us know and we’ll connect you with other students just like you so you can practice or make music together.
- Relationships – We want a relationship with you, not a transaction. We promise to treat you like the unique person that you are.
- Community – We’ve got an incredible community of great people like you, in person and online. Join our online groups, concerts, recitals, open-mics and more.
- Student Onboarding – Before starting your online drum lessons, you’ll meet with a senior member of our team to determine your goals, set your preferences, discuss your learning style, and assess your skills and experience. Together we’ll build a plan for your drum studies in your student onboarding.
- Sage Music Meet – A dedicated private virtual lesson room that allows you to share music, video files and musical scores. You can set up multiple cameras and video feeds for the best view. And you get lesson recordings so you can always go back and review your previous lessons.
“Looking for a place to get lessons and get the added benefit of being part of a musical community? Then Sage is the best! …I’ve been blown away by the quality of my lessons, the pedagogy and the warm, friendly faculty! They have done everything to make this beginner feel like a musician and my playing has never been better! Highly recommended!”
How it works
Get in touch with us at (202) 931-0520 to get started.
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.
Practice and Learn
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.
Play and Perform
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.
How much do onlin drum lessons cost?
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 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.
Are online drum lessons worth it?
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Get Started – Request More Info About Drum Lessons at Sage Music
When you fill out the form we’ll send you more information about our school. Plus, one of our team members will reach out to you promptly to see how we can best help you.
Or you can message us or call us at (202) 931-0520.
Types of Drum Lessons
While they are similar, the types of drum are all slightly different to play and are used for different music. If you need help choosing the right kind of drum for your lessons, let us know. We’ll be happy to help.
Rock Drum Lessons
We are happy to work with you on the music that you want to learn. And for most of our drum students, they want to rock.
If you want to play the music of today, you’ll learn a solid drum technique just like our classical and jazz students. But we’ll apply your drum skills to the music that you want to play.
Jazz Drum Lessons
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 jazz standards. And learn to 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.
Our drum teachers are trained in these skills to they can pass them on to you.
Styles of drum you can play
Our goal is to give you the skills to play any music that you want. So in addition to the types of drum, you can try many different styles. We won’t hold you to a particular style, so you get to be you! Let us know what styles of drum you want to play!
Rock · Folk · Pop · Jazz · Blues · Country · Gospel · Metal · Snare · Djembe · Conga · Write your own music on the drums · Or invent your own style
Personalized Online Drum Lessons in Relaxed Atmosphere
We customize our drum lessons just for you. We’ll start by setting your goals. Then we’ll create custom lessons based around what you want to learn.
Our trained teachers have the skills to get you playing any music you want. Plus they will teach you how to practice, so that you can make the most practice on your own.
But very few drummers play solo. And for that reason we also host our weekly rhythm class, open mics, recitals, and more. That will give you the opportunity to meet other musicians like you, and play music in a group setting.
Our drum lessons are taught in properly sound proofed and sound treated rooms. This will make is easy and comfortable to hear when you practice, all without hurting your ears.
Since drums are almost always used in band and ensemble situations, it is important for drummers to learn how to play music in a collective setting. It isn’t possible to be a solid drummer unless you know how to work well with other musicians, how to accentuate the form, or make space for the vocals or a solo. For this reason we provide opportunities for our drummers to work with other musicians at the many concerts, recitals and performances at our studio.
What are Online Drum Lessons Like?
We’ve had students who fly from Washington, Texas, and Florida to take lessons at our award winning school. But we realize that not everyone can get to us. So we now offer drum lessons online for those students who are far away and won’t settle for less than a Sage Music education.
Online drum lessons are new to many students, so they wonder what they are like. You might be surprised to learn that they are not so different from in person lessons.
Our drum lessons are taught with the same care and attention to detail as our in person lessons at our award winning music school. And they are taught by the same professional, trained, and supervised teachers.
Our teachers also use our unique and progressive ARPEGGIO® lesson system.
This guarantees that you get consistent, high-quality guitar lessons online and excellent customer service.
How online drum lessons work
We offer our online lessons through our own platform, Sage Music Meet.
Plus we’ve got a special online class to teach you how to get the most from your online lessons.
You’ll get a link in your email. Click the link on a video enabled device.
That’s it, you are in! Your teacher will be there at your scheduled time. And will guide you through everything you need to do from there.
Where are online drum lessons offered?
We know that there are so many great cities that don’t have many options for music teachers and schools. And we want to be able to help.
Unlike other online music programs, Sage Music is a real school, with school locations in Texas and New York. We’ve had students regularly fly from as far away as Washington State, Florida, and Texas all to take lessons our our NYC school.
But we know that isn’t possible for everyone to do. So we are proud to offer music lessons anywhere in the world with our teachers online.
Here are just a few of the cities where we have drum students online.New York City, NY | San Antonio, TX | Houston, TX | Dallas, TX | Philadelphia, PA | Washington, DC | Boston, MA |