Your domain registration is pending. Check back in an hour

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

Choose from IN-STUDIO lessons, LIVE online lessons, or DIGITAL COACHING.
Opening at 10:00 AM on Monday
Header image for the site

Updates

Group lessons! Fun for 2 drummers at the same time. We'll all be playing drum sets together! Drum with your best friend, your sibling, or your spouse/partner! Seriuosly fun stuff!!! Sign up today!

Learn more

Drum roll please!!! Congratulations to my students, Danny M., Keira W., and Addie C. on successful auditions into jazz band & marching band for his/her school!!! Hard work pays off! You will make your schools & families very proud. Well done!

Learn more

Learn how to play drums the smart way. Detailed & organized private drum lessons, tailored just for you! Face masks & socially distanced protocols are in place for a safe learning experience.

Learn more

Testimonials

7 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago
I have been a weekly student of Mark's going on six months now and highly recommend him if you are serious about learning how to make music playing drums, or how to improve your technique and skills if you are already a drummer. Mark is a college educate professional drummer and instructor, he knows the art and science of drumming and music, and he knows how to instruct students at any level. I am a professional instructor myself as part of my career, not music, and can tell you Mark could teach a train the trainer course for any subject matter expert looking to learn how to teach. He knows how to adjust the methods and level of instruction to the student and get results. I am 52 and never played an instrument in my life and he has me making music. If you are just starting out with drums, do yourself a favor, reach out to Mark and learn the right way; there is no substitute for one on one professional instruction. Do it before you develop bad habits or get frustrated and give up. If...
- Ron C

About

                                                      Email markhendersondrums@gmail.com

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.

Bio
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!!!

Contact Us

Contact

Call now
  • (804) 464-8146

Address

Get directions
3415 Hastings Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
USA

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
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
Contact Us
Message sent. We'll get back to you soon.