Drum Lessons in Dunwoody, GA

Mark Gallegos – Drum Teacher

Hi, I’m Mark and I am a drum teacher in Dunwoody, GA. I’m Mark, and I teach drum lessons in Dunwoody, GA.  I have been playing the drums for over 20 years and teaching drum lessons 10.  I specialize in educating beginner to intermediate players.  My goal is to keep lessons fun, making a point to teach music students will enjoy.  I genuinely love teaching drum lessons.


Drum Lessons

Drums are a very fun instrument to play, especially if you are a beginner.  More than any other instrument, you can quickly start playing music you enjoy.  Our drum lessons will involve a great deal of playing what you have learned to songs you like.  The best drummers know when to stick to the basics, but understand how to build bigger ideas around that frame.  For this reason, I like to throw in some special challenges to help develop creativity.  My greatest strengths as a teacher are patience and commitment to the quality of our lesson.  I always avoid the “my way or the highway” approach, offering fun and reasonable challenges.

Performance Opportunities

Taba Rana on stage and in performance.
Taba Rana performing at Village Fest 2015

Taking drum lessons is a good start, but a lot of students want to get out and start playing.  For this reason, I work with, Seth, Mark, and Lane to organize live music events so my students can have such opportunites.  We also do a cookout and recital at Mark’s house in the spring!  These events help young musicians gain confidence in their playing and show the fruits of their effort.  All the same, I understand that some people just love to play for the fun of it, so we never try to coerce students into an uncomfortable situation.