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 RENT Percussion Kits for school band, and Drum Sets to our students. We also have new and used sets for sale! As well as practice pads, sticks, and everything you'll need to get started. Check out jcdrums.com
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 4 instructors per instrument, you are sure to find the best match for YOU.
We were founded by Detroit's Drum Guy, Joe Chila. We search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students! Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. ​ 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 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 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.

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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) 601-0044 or click the button below!