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Learn to play the drums from the Richmond area's leader in private instruction!

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a year ago
My daughter takes lessons from Mark and I am so happy with how quickly she started to play music...not just beat on the drums. It is obvious he is an incredibly talented musician. I have taken, observed and given music lessons so it was easy to recognize how good of a Teacher he is, too. Most of all he is an approachable, genuine guy without an ego. My impression is he cares about his students. I confidently recommend Mark.
- Jeff B
a year ago
Mark is an amazing drum teacher! My 10yo son is the type of kid that gets frustrated easily, but Mark has a way of getting him to laugh off his mistakes and learn from them. Mark delivers his instruction in a fun and manageable way, consistently checks to make sure my son understands, and encourages him to reflect on his successes and challenges. My son really looks forward to his lesson each week and has made great progress in a short amount of time!
- Laurie P
9 months ago
Mark's lessons are comprehensive, fun, and tailored to exactly your level. As a complete beginner, Mark made drumming feel approachable. The sessions usually blend basic exercises with songs as well. He then follows up after each session with easy to follow exercises for practice. I would recommend Mark to anyone, at any level of drumming!
- Colleen T



Providing in-depth, quality drum lessons to the Richmond, Virginia area since 2008, from seasoned musician & educator, Mark Henderson. 

Lessons are provided at my lesson studio in the Huguenot neighborhood. 

Encourage your child's dream and start him/her off in the right direction.

Or if YOU are looking for more direction,
improve your reading, develop coordination, increase dexterity, fine tune your technique.

Mark Henderson, professional drummer & educator, has been performing since 1987, and teaching privately since 1999.  His musical journey started at the age of 9 in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, where he quickly became immersed in the music community, playing drums for nearly every ensemble that warranted it, including a nationally-recognized and accomplished marching band and award-winning jazz ensembles. 

Mark received his formal training in orchestral, marching, and jazz percussion from the James Madison University.  His work since has been primarily focused on the drum kit, through performing, recording, & teaching up and down the east coast, and across the country.  In 2006, music led him to Richmond, where, today, he continues to work extensively on his craft. You can find Mark performing with a variety of touring, writing, and recording projects in and around the Richmond area, covering many genres that include rock, folk, jazz, country, funk, blues, hip hop, among others. 

Mark has performed with some of the areas top touring & recording artists, including Jackass Flats, Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns, The Southern Belles, Jonathan Meadows, The Trongone Band, Mikrowaves, Thorp Jenson, Sid Kingsley, Red Light Rodeo, Tarrant, Tina Marie, Jared Pool, Restoring Poetry in MusicThe Flavor Project, King Solomon’s Marbles, kids’ music sensation The Diggity Dudes, The Shack Band, Clay Aiken, Mother’s Little Helpers, Steve Bassett, Wil Gravatt, Sister Sweet, The Lost Satellites, Old Dominion Playboys, Moosetrap...

Mark has been a highly sought-after private instructor, mentoring aspiring musicians of all ages. He has also worked with local organizations in pursuing an objective to facilitate interactive rhythm experiences that integrate music education and expressive arts with communication, motivation, and community building.

*Other services offered- Audio & video production for private lessons, studio projects.  
*Beginner piano & guitar lessons also available!!!

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3415 Hastings Drive
Richmond, VA 23235

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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