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The Best Way to Learn Drums

The Best Way to Learn Drums

Learning to Play Drums – Advice for the Beginning Drummer

Especially when beginning, drummers need help entering the universe of drumming. From techniques to terminology to equipment, trying to learn drums without the guidance of a proficient drum instructor is inefficient. Get started right and progress faster with a private drum teacher.
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Drum Teachers in Sheboygan – Learn Drums by Taking Drum Lessons

Drum Teachers in Sheboygan

Jamison Stokdyk
Drum Teacher • Jamison StokdykSheboygan drum teacher, percussionist for the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra and other performing groups, and an active drummer for hire. Mr. Stokdyk has been teaching private drum lessons for 20 years.
(920) 395-4038 voice/text
1712 N 4th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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What You Need to Learn Drums

What You Need to Learn Drums

In order to learn drums, it is necessary for drummers to practice the lessons and techniques assigned by their drum teacher. In order to practice your drum lesson, it is necessary to have some equipment available for your use. Continue reading

I’m In The School Band – Should I Take Private Lessons?

I’m In The School Band – Should I Take Private Lessons?

Band teachers appreciate having students who take private lessons in the band. Students who are privately taught tend to advance faster and with greater comprehension than those who are not. Having these students in the band improves the overall quality of the band performance. The increased proficiency of the students who take private lessons can also benefit those students who do not take private lessons.
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Studio Policy

Drum Lesson Policy


Students should practice daily between lessons. Beginning students should practice 20 minutes daily; Intermediate students 30-60 minutes daily; Advanced students 60 minutes daily. Lesson time is not practice time. Please come prepared.

Hearing Protection

Always use appropriate ear protection. Ask me if you need advice.
See How To Protect Your Hearing for information.


Students are expected to maintain regular attendance and to inform me when schedule conflicts arise. Students should bring materials to their lesson: drumsticks, mallets, books, and handouts needed for the current assignment.

Schedule Conflicts

If you have a schedule conflict, inform me the week prior. It is often possible to reschedule the drum lesson if sufficient notice is given. Same-day cancellations are not refundable. Bad weather days will be rescheduled if possible, but will not be refunded. If I cancel your lesson, I will either reschedule or credit the next month. To cancel or reschedule a lesson: call, email, or text.


Late arriving students may not receive a full lesson. The lesson will end on time for the next student to begin on time. Whenever possible, I will give a full lesson, even if you arrive late.

Missed Lessons

If you miss your drum lesson, I will try to reschedule the lesson. If we are unable to find an alternative lesson time, you forfeit the lesson fee.


Payment is due in advance of lessons. Monthly tuition is due at the start of each month. Late payments may be subject to a late fee. Payment may be made at the last lesson of the previous month or by the following means.


  • cash
  • check: Jamison Stokdyk, 701 S. 8th St. 53081
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • venmo.com/Jamison-Stokdyk
  • Zelle: lessons@sheboygandrums.com
  • PayPal: ask for details
  • autopay: ask for details

*A fee will be assessed for returned checks.


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Transcribing Cost: $5-$20/page
Transcribing is the process of writing out drum parts for songs. This cost only applies to students who request written drum parts. Transcribing completed during lesson time is free.