Drum Lessons

Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, metal, funk, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for drums. Whether you have a child that wants to learn to play drums or you’re looking for yourself, Van Tuyl Music Academy is the place for you. Our seasoned, professional drum instructors have experience with students of all ages and ability levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

 

VTMA is more than a music factory for drum lessons, we’re an immersive, one-of-a-kind school that teaches you how to soar to rhythms and beats you never thought possible. We are committed to giving each student the tools and techniques to be both a seasoned performer and a studio-ready pro. This comes from our commitment to making rhythm and time simple concepts that you will both understand and perform.

Do you live in the cities of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Coast or Laguna Beach? If yes, check out our specialty, in-home drum lessons program for your city! Click Here for more information.

Drum Lesson F.A.Q.’s

At what age is it appropriate to begin drum lessons?

Age 6 is when a child has developed enough physical size and dexterity to properly play the drums.

Do I need to own drums to take drum lessons?

Not at first. Most students can get started with a simple practice pad and pair of drumsticks. Our instructors can help guide you as to when the time is right to purchase a drum set. If you have any questions at all about what to look for we encourage you to call us at (714) 594-9853 or email us.

Are private drum lessons the only thing offered at Van Tuyl Music Academy?

Not at all! We also have Band Workshops for drummers of any age and ability level through our Performance Academy. For more advanced players that have taken drum lessons before or currently have a drum instructor, we have the ultimate performance experience for young players! 

About our program:

The drums can be one of the most fun yet most challenging instruments to learn. Most students find it very hard to balance their practice and focus between learning rudiments and playing the fun drum set grooves. In the Van Tuyl Music Academy Drum Program, our goal is to find that balance for you. Any professional musician will tell you that a great band with an average drummer is an average band, but an average band with a great drummer is a great band. This is why a portion of each lesson is invested with a metronome learning stick control, hand coordination, and rudiments. However, the majority of every lesson is spent on the drum set learning beats, coordination, fills, and soloing. As always, students are invited to focus on whatever style of music they are most interested in, and learn as many songs as possible, but we always teach them to be well rounded in all styles so they eventually can learn to fuse everything together to create their own unique, exciting drum sound.

Taking drum lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, metal, funk, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for drums. We’re so much more than just a music factory of drum lessons in OC.