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Studio Drums



Drum Lessons

at Market Street Music Conservatory




Our instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles of drumming, and challenge every student with technical exercises specifically designed to improve their speed and comfort. Beginning students need only their drumsticks and a notebook, and all that’s needed for practice at home is an inexpensive drum pad. Drummers are encouraged to bring in their favorite drum parts to learn. 

Lessons will be available for students of all ages and of any skill level. The initial lesson will be used to meet with the student to learn about musical background, instrument preference(s), and to learn about any goals the student would like to achieve during lessons. Each student’s lesson plan will be developed around the individual’s needs and will be designed to improve and cultivate old and new skills alike. Beginners will start by being taught basic music theory as well as proper form and how to approach the instrument(s) while the more experienced players will have more in-depth and rigorous lesson plans provided to them based on their current skill level.


What’s the #1 reason to study drums at Market Street?

Our drum instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven 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.

What styles of drums do you teach?

Our drum instructors teach all styles, from rock and metal to pop, jazz, funk, country, blues and classical.

What will I learn from drum lessons at the Conservatory?

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.

Do I need to purchase a drum set to learn the instrument?

You do not need to purchase a drum set to get started. Our drum practice room is equipped with a drum kit for our students. Just bring your drum sticks and a notebook. Beginning students can practice at home by purchasing a drum/practice pad and a pair of sticks. If you are currently considering a drum purchase and need recommendations, or if you have any questions, our instructors are happy to help! You can email our instructor about recommendations anytime! 

Nick Meneese

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Born and raised in Marion, Illinois to an incredibly musical family, Nick Meneese has been studying music since childhood. Starting with the concert snare at age 8, he moved on to learn how to play a wide array of other percussive instruments over the next twenty years. 


Using the skills developed by learning at the hands of some of the top percussionists Southern Illinois had to offer, Nick participated in every single band program that Marion had made available throughout his schooling career, even going so far as to create school-sanctioned student-led music groups that would persist well beyond high school. 


Nick has performed in several music groups around the Southern Illinois area over the last decade and is now seeking to teach what he’s learned to the next group of musicians.


Pricing (one to one lessons)

$30.00 / 30 minutes

Private Lesson times are worked out with the instructor, and scheduled once a week and payments are made monthly. We offer private lessons in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions. 

A one-time consultation fee of $25 will be due to the first lesson/consultation.

Group Class Pricing

$25.00 / 60 minute Class

Classes meet once a week, and payments are made monthly.

Take the next step and call (618) 364-3486 (Leave us a message) now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited. Or you can email us to sign-up, or just to request more info. 

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