Drum lessons

Drum lessons

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Minnesota School of Music offers the best drum lessons in Blaine with an age-appropriate curriculum focused on helping students learn and develop skills that they can improve over time.

Our drum teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music.

Your child will learn drum techniques as well as theory. They will also learn how to play along to their favorite contemporary music that they truly enjoy.

Our current drum instructor is highly knowledgeable in the craft and is also skilled at teaching.

To have the best success, look for the following things in a drum set:

  • Complete set: A basic drum kit will consist of a bass drum, a snare drum, a tom, a floor tom, a hi-hat, and a crash cymbal (it would be preferrable to have a ride and splash cymbal too). An additional tom and a more efficient set of drum pedals will also enhance your child’s playing.
  • Invest in a good drum throne for comfort. This will allow the student to practice longer comfortably.
  • Drum tuner and a good set of drum sticks.

It is ideal for students to have their own drum kit to play with. You can either purchase one or rent one to help them along with their musical journey. A basic drum kit will consist of a bass drum, a snare drum, a tom, a floor tom, a hi-hat, and a crash cymbal (it would be preferrable to have a ride and splash cymbal too).

You can choose to buy or rent an acoustic or electronic drums to help your child learn the instrument better as we go through the lessons. Craigslist, your local pawnshops, or your music store are excellent places to find these drums in both brand new and pre-loved conditions.

If you are in the market for a drum set, but have not had your first lesson, we recommend waiting until you’ve had your first lesson. That way, you know you’ll be getting a kit that fits your body and your budget. Our friendly drum instructors are professionally trained to provide you with expert advice on selecting the right drum set.

If you’ve already taken your first drum lesson and are ready to make a purchase, then head on over to Sweetwater Sound. Our dedicated Sales Engineer, Luke Herian, already knows what our customers need, and he’ll be ready to take great care of you.

You can contact Luke here.

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Our drum teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to each student’s individual needs.

If you enroll here for drum lessons, your child’s teacher will ask them about their favorite type of music, and set goals to help them accomplish whatever musical aspirations they have. Together, we will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music you want to play. With all of the teachers at Minnesota School of Music, you are sure to find the best match for you.

Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher–that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the Twin Cities for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Minnesota School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!

There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play piano. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.

Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child’s music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.


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Looking for the best music lessons in Blaine? You've come to the right place!

Our lessons are taught by trained experts.

They are one-on-one, 30 minutes in length, and are held once per week on the same day and time. There are no long-term contracts (all of our customers are enrolled on a month-to-month agreement), and tuition is $160 per month. There is a one-time registration fee of $40. Registration is easy and takes only 5 minutes. We have friendly customer service staff to assist you 6 days per week!


$160 / MONTH

  • Lessons are available 6 days a week.

Lessons are first come, first served, so contact us today to schedule your first lesson!