Drumming Lessons

drumming showroom

We offer private drumset, snare drum, hand percussion, and mallet lessons by the finest drummers and percussionists in the Richmond, Virginia area. Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced. Having such highly qualified instructors allows us to accommodate any level of drumming instruction necessary, from beginners to advanced levels.

The quality of instruction is enhanced because both student and teacher sit at individual drum sets during each lesson, allowing for more effective demonstration. We also are the only teaching facility in the Richmond area with a full sized 4 1/3 octave marimba for our mallet lessons.

Private Lessons at Just Drums start at $22.00 for half an hour. Payment for the entire month is due by the last lesson of the current month to reserve the upcoming month. We allow for two unpaid lesson spot “reservations” (typically used for the holidays and summer vacations) per calendar year. We also require a credit card to be kept on file.

You can receive private studies in any of the following areas and styles:

Latin, Afro-cuban
General drum set styles
Classical and Rudimental Snare Drum
Hand Percussion
Marimba, Vibraphone, and Xylophone
Sight Reading

In addition to getting the best private drum and percussion private instructions in the area, our current students also receive the following benefits:

10% Discount on all merchandise
Meeting clinicians and other “famous” drummers
Free use of the lesson rooms for practicing
The minimum age for lessons is 5 years old. If you are interested in receiving private lessons at Just Drums or if you are a qualified instructor and are interested in teaching at our store, call us at (804) 794-1667 or email us here.

Our Instructors

Scott Milliron

Scott specializes in multiple drumset styles, session and studio work, tuning, and occasional child psychology. Scott often plays in downtown Richmond at the Tobacco Company and a few other establishments. Scott has been playing for over 28 years and teaching for over 14 years. Scott currently teaches Monday through Thursday at Just Drums.

Chris Thomas

Drum Corp, Classical Percussion, Hand Percussion Instructor

Chris Thomas holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University and a Master of Music in Performance from Northwestern University. He is also state-licensed to teach K-12 instrumental music. Chris has over 28 years of experience teaching private lessons, high school/university marching and concert percussion groups.

His performance experience includes several professional orchestras, jazz groups, musicals and as a clinician. Chris teaches Snare/Drumset; Mallets; Marching and Latin Percussion. Chris also teaches at Midlothian High School and Longwood University. Chris currently teaches at Just Drums Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Adam Young –┬áDrum Set Instructor

Over 25 years of playing experience with 15 years of teaching. Adam is a busy, working musician – constantly performing or recording with multiple local bands. Adam has played venues from New York to Florida. He is currently performing in classic rock cover band called Deep Vinyl Groove.

Adam teaches in many drumming styles including rock, latin, funk, jazz, metal, drum and bass. He also performs in the theater circuit including last year’s successful musical “Joe Jackson’s Night and Day” which did runs in Richmond and New York city. Adam currently teaches at Just Drums Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.