Why learning to play drums with private lessons with Mariano Steimberg?

With twenty-five years of experience teaching more than three hundred drums and percussion students from all over the world, I have managed to solve many doubts, noticed my student´s progress and even saw some of my students become famous drummers!

Benefit from my extensive career as a professional drummer and percussionist and let me share with you the tools that will enrich your learning process.

In my private drum & percussion lessons I will teach you to feel music from your heart, and to be a complete musician.

I also offer Rhythm Workshops for pianists, bassist guitarists, singers, and other instruments.

Professional or beginner?

No matter what level you are at the moment, the important thing is to know where you want to go and together we will work to achieve your goals. My drum lessons for all levels are TOTALLY PRACTICAL classes.

Drum lessons for Beginners:

Learn to play drums “playing like a child” The act of playing as we did when we were little is essential in music.This is how you play from heart.
You will learn to put into practice the most basic aspects: Different hands and feet techniques (Moeller, Gladstone ) and their coordination, reading of simple scores of different styles and you will give your first steps in improvisation, so that you can express yourself on your instrument.

Drum lessons Intermediate level:

You have been playing for some years and you feel like you want to improve, you are ready to take the next step. I will guide you to achieve your goals and develop your rhythmic language
Expand your knowledge of different styles and repertoires, delve into advanced reading and improvisation, as well as expand your range of dynamics and nuances.
I will share my professional experience with you so you can apply it to your own career.

Drum lessons Advanced level:

Complete your training as a drummer and / or percussionist by taking this final steps so you can create your own routines and practice methods.
You will expand your technical vocabulary, you will learn new music (world music jazz, Brazilian music, Latin, etc.), you will know how to use brushes in any style, you will understand odd meters displacements concepts, metric modulations and polyrhythm

Where can I learn to play drums?

You have the possibility to learn with my private drums and percussion classes wherever you are.
If you are lucky enough to live in Valencia and its surroundings, PRESENTIAL DRUM / PERC LESSONS are your best option because we can play together at the same time.
Current technology breaks these limits and allows us to expand our knowledge, no matter where you reside, to take your ONLINE DRUM LESSONS from anywhere in the world (in English, Spanish or Portuguese), at any time. You will be able to save this lessons forever.

Schedule and Duration

You can receive your lesson both in the mornings and in the afternoons.
Schedules for new drums and percussion students are still available in my studio for the 2020-2021 academic year (presential or online).
Please contact me to know availability.

Drums and percussion classes last sixty minutes. But since they are totally personalized, you can choose to receive two hours of practice in a row as well as receiving them several times a week.

Modalities and Packs

Includes one private class per week (price per class is better when taken monthly as opposed to random lessons).

Take a lesson with me when you need it without committing all month.

Make an original gift with personalized drum and percussion classes for whoever you want ,according to your budget.


“Mariano´s drum method and teaching connects with the roots of his student’s concerns. Thanks to this, in his private lessons he manages to give a study plan that allows the student to satisfy and respond to these concerns, but at the same time he exposes the potential of each of the strengths of his students. Without a doubt, he is one of the best! ” 

Pancho Montañez (Berklee Master Graduate)

Working with Mariano was truly a great experience for me as I was able to learn so much about music as a whole and how to be a well rounded musician. One of the best things about learning with him is the fact that he is able to break things down in detail and explain different ways of reaching goals. I started playing the drums at a young age and learned by ear. Eventually I learned to sight read which helped me a lot during our lessons. Mariano is able to help develop students on either side of the spectrum. I’m personally grateful for not only the tips and technical teachings he provided but also the words of advice and encouragement during our lessons. He is inspirational for me and I know he’s capable of bringing the absolute best out of any student willing to learn and grow.

Travis Collins (Berklee Master Graduate)

“I met Mariano Steimberg when I was 16 years old. I had already been dedicated to music for 8 years, but his study plan was key in the development of time and efficiency. Mariano sets you the language, technique and coordination guidelines necessary to develop your own style. 

Ten years later we met again during my master’s degree at Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus) where I continued taking lessons with him, transcribing different artists and working on my sound and groove. Mariano, apart from being a great teacher, is an incredible musician. Seeing him play inspired me to now pursue drums on a professional level. “

Xerach Peñate Santana (Berklee Master Graduate)

“My dream was to play the drums. At 65, I started private lessons with Mariano Steimberg, who inspired me to start saying it is never late.

It was the best decision I have made in my life. In the years that we have been together I have learned to play many different styles, to read music, and be able to follow drum charts.  Above all, each class inspires me more and more. I’ve even managed to get on to play some of the best jam sessions in Valencia! “

J. Luis C. (private student)


At what age can I start playing drums and percussion?

Age does not matter! You can start from any level and at any age.
My students range from five-year-olds learning percussion and drums, to retirees who didn’t want to miss out on this experience in their lives.
Don’t limit yourself.

What do I need to learn drums online?

Have one of the following video communication programs installed: Zoom (recommended) or Skype.
Practice pad, drums, or both.

Is it difficult to learn to play the drums?

You can learn to play the drums quickly and easily. With the first class you will be able to accompany songs with drums and play almost all the songs of the Rollings Stones. Although, for the Beatles give yourself a little more time!

The important benefits of drumming

Drumming is fun!
Helps work our mind and improves concentration
Reduces stress and is a good exercise
Develops the psycho-motor system and body coordination
Good to express your feelings
Exercise your stage fright
Develop your intelligence by working both hemispheres of the brain
Drumming helps repair some Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disorders

Why are drums so important in music?

Developing rhythm is the most important part of music. Time is non-negotiable, it must be good and solid. The drums bring all the other instruments together and shape the song. In addition, it is the element that makes people dance.

Could I learn to play drums without a drum set?

Yes! You can take drum lessons without having a set.
I will teach you rhythmic exercises that you can adapt to your body, play on a practice pad or play in the air. The rhythms will be fixed in your brain anyway.

Can I learn to play the drums from YouTube videos?

Yes, you can check my free drum lessons on YouTube, but with the private lessons that I offer you, you will be guided on the specifics you need.

If you want more information contact me through the form at the bottom of this page.

When can I start my drum lessons? 

You can start playing drums now!! BOOK YOUR LESSON NOW!!!!

This video is one of my advanced free drum lesson on polyrhythms.

🥁 BEST explained exercise to practice POLYRHYTHMS – 2 against 3 ! 

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