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

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4 months ago
My daughter has been taking lessons from Mark for about 5 months. I’ve seen great improvement in her stick control and in her rudiments. Mark does a great job providing feedback both during lessons and in a follow up email each week. My daughter’s practices have become more focused and productive. She’s been very happy with Mark!
- meaghan w
8 months ago
Mark is the 3rd drum teacher my son has worked with, and he is most definitely the best! My son is quite shy and not always the easiest to communicate with, but Mark has done great with him, always showing kindness and patience. He truly goes above and beyond, sending emails and sometimes videos explaining what my son should focus on practicing. I appreciate that Mark asks for my son's input when it comes to song choice as well because that makes it much more enjoyable for him. We are very pleased! Hamilton Family
- Katelin H
8 months ago
Drum lessons with Mark have been wonderful! Mark is an exceptional drummer, himself, and an exceptional teacher, as well. Each lesson feels very casual and relaxed — I never feel rushed. At the same time, I’m always surprised by the amount of new stuff I learn at the end of each 30 min lesson. Mark is great about tailoring your lesson to YOU, and I always feel like I leave with lots of suggestions and things to practice at home. Additionally, Mark has been able to work around my crazy schedule! I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to juggle a busy job and drum lessons but Mark makes it work! I recommend him 10/10 for anyone looking to learn the drums!
- Lenna W


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 Dr
Richmond, VA 23235
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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:11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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