Drum Lessons in Rochester, MI

Learn the songs you want to learn!

Detroit’s school of drums and percussion is right here in Rochester, Michigan.

We have not one, but THREE professional drum rooms complete with: 2 drum kits, electronic & acoustic drums, marimbas, tympani, marching drums and more!

Another reason why we excel in drum & percussion education? Our Drum instructors are not just Drummers. They are Percussionists with not only the desire, but also the ability to teach all styles of drumming at all levels. Rock-Metal- Jazz-Funk- Blues-Concert- Drum Line and many more!

Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. All drummers bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged.

Band directors know us and refer us to help their students excel in Marching, Jazz & Symphony bands.  Many of our drum students also play in local bands, and churches.

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"JC's and the​ Rochester School of Music is great for a variety of drum lessons. My son took lessons on drum set for 5 years and then became interested in conga drums and the djembe. JC's and the​ Rochester School of Music had an instructor that could teach my son techniques on those drums as well." - Kathleen

Frequently Asked Questions

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 your individual​ needs. If you enroll here for drum lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we are the ones that can help!
NO, you do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. In fact, we recommend RENTING first. Many curious young drummers jump into lessons, and then realize how challenging drumming can be. We can provide you with Percussion Kits for school bands, and Drum Sets for our students. We also have new and used sets for sale! As well as practice pads, sticks, and books. Everything you'll need to get started. We will help guide you. Check out jcdrums.com
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We also excel in Marching Band & Drum line percussion. Our Head of Percussion, Joe Chila, has coached numerous drum lines in the Detroit Area. Rochester - Clawson - Armada - Notre Dame. We know Drums!
We search for teachers who are best qualified for mentoring our music students! Our instructors all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style. Many of our instructors have been on performance tours and continue to perform professionally around the area. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parents on a personal level.
There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play drums. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a year or 2. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
Possibly. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. We recommend you monitor your child's practice. Make sure they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day. They 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.

It’s Easy to Take the Next Step!

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will never commit you to a long-term contract. Call Us at (248) 601-3786 or click the button below!