Drum Lessons for Everyone.

It's my belief that everyone has music in them and everyone should be able to participate in making music. It only takes time, patience, and some sweat. I've been a drummer most of my life and I can't live without it. In addition to playing with bands around the Twin Cities, I've taught drum lessons since I was old enough to drive. I work with each student's goals in a way that helps them become well-rounded, creative drummers.

I teach drum lessons for all ages. In addition to decades of drumming experience, I have a master's degree in Elementary Education. In my past life, I taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 5th grade.





For the past two years, Josh has been teaching — and mentoring — our son. We feel lucky to have found such a gifted musician who understands how to teach adolescents. Josh is serious about music, but his fun-loving attitude and good nature make our son’s drum lesson one of the highlights of his week.
— Laura & J.J. Austrian, Parents of Student
Every lesson with Josh is fun and challenging. Drumming can be so meditative and I always feel a bit cooler and more confident every time I learn something new. Josh is a patient and flexible teacher, and an incredible drummer. I feel lucky to learn from him.
— Beth K. Gibbs, Student


Lessons take place at my home on Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis. It's a five-minute drive from Target, Home Depot, Bergan's Supervalu and Caribou Coffee, so you can get your shopping/coffee needs met while your youngster is working or pick up some groceries after your lesson is done. If you're a parent, you are welcome to stay for the first lesson (or more) to get to know me and observe how I teach. 



Notice: Students starting in the middle of a quarter will have their tuition prorated.


Summer Quarter 2019

The Summer 2019 quarter lasts from June 1, 2019 - September 1, 2019 and consists of 11 scheduled lessons.

The number of scheduled lessons reflects one week off during the 4th of July, and one built-in make-up week.


Pay In Two Installments

30 Minute Lessons -- Two payments of $165

60 Minute Lessons -- Two payments of $302.50

Payments are due at, or before, your first scheduled lesson, and before the week of July 15th for second installment).

Pay For The Quarter

30 Minute Lessons -- One payment of $330

60 Minute Lessons -- One payment of $605

Payments are due at, or before, your first scheduled lesson.


Payments can be made via cash, check, Venmo, or Square Cash app.



If you are interested in taking just a few lessons with me, you can message me to work out the details.



For all drum lesson inquires or if you would like to hire me for a gig, please send an email to josh.j.kaplan [at] gmail [dot] com, or fill out the form.

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