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Drum Lessons

The Napa School of Music is the number one drum lessons program in the North Bay, CA

(Ages five and up)

What are the main benefits to study drums at the Napa School of Music?

Established in 2005, Napa School of Music has been an integral part of the Napa Valley music community, promoting music education, performance, and collaboration amongst students of all ages and abilities. In addition to private lessons, Napa School of Music offers a wide range of group classes, summer camps and rock band programs. Lessons at Napa School of  Music can encompass the entire music making experience, guiding students from the early stages of learning an instrument, to performing, recording, and beyond!

Our drum instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to pair you with the right teacher and craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. All ages and ability levels are welcome. The state-of-the-art drum lesson rooms are equipped with Ludwig, Pearl or Roland drum kits for our students.

Whether you're playing in local bands, a five year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the drums after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.. Some of our students are band members who play in local clubs and churches.


What styles do you teach at the Napa School of Music?


Our instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles of drumming.

What will I learn from drum lessons at the Napa School of Music?

Our instructors challenge our students with wide-ranging technical exercises designed to improve speed and comfort. Drum language can be complex, and theory is encouraged. Students can bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons. ‍

Are there drum recitals?‍

Absolutely! Every January and June, our students have the opportunity to perform at the Napa School of Music Recitals Event. You can invite all of your family and friends

Do I need to purchase a drum kit to learn the drums?

Our professional, soundproof drum lesson rooms in Napa are equipped with drum kits for our students. Just bring your drum sticks and a notebook. Beginning students can practice at home with an inexpensive drum pad and sticks.

How qualified are your drum instructors?


A musically diverse roaster of highly qualified instructors is one the many benefits of taking lessons at  the Napa School of Music. All of our instructors have extensive teaching experience as well as degreed credentials. Our teaching professionals are qualified to teach any level of ability from complete beginners to advanced professionals.

In addition to teaching, many of our instructors are also accomplished performers, songwriters and composers.

To ensure that the Napa School of Music is a safe learning environment for our students, we require our employees, including both teachers and desk staff, to have all the necessary background checks through the Department of Justice. 

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GB101 Napa Fair Oct 2017
GB101 Napa Fair Oct 2017

Lessons hours:

Monday through Thursday:  12:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday:                                      12:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturdays                                  9:00am – 1:00pm

Office hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Friday:                                     10:00am – 6:30pm


Monthly tuition: $228/ month for 30 minutes lessons / scheduled once a week

                               $456 / month for 60 minutes lessons / scheduled once a week

The annual family registration fee:  $55.

It's easy to take the first step. Ready to start?

Call 707-252-4040 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited. Or you can email us, or request more info.

​You have nothing to lose. Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk 5 days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material and no semester minimums.

​Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! 

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