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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
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4 months ago
Drum lessons with Mark has been great!! He is able to break things down and make them simple so you have a clear understanding. He's great at keeping you motivated and I always leave the lesson feeling uplifted. I'm an adult and it's nice that I get to learn what I want to learn - not just learning out a book. I highly recommend him!!!
- May B
4 months ago
I am 49 and started with zero experience and couldn’t read music. Within a few months not only had I learned important fundamentals, Mark helped me find ways to play along with songs way above my skill level. Mark is exceptionally patient, encouraging and of course knows his stuff. His studio is setup perfectly for him to demonstrate and then observe my performance. Mark is open to different learning styles and answers my never ending questions about technique and equipment. I definitely recommend Mark!
- John D
4 months ago
Mark is such a wonderful teacher who is easy to communicate with & learn from. Whenever I’m not quite understanding something, he’ll adapt his approach so I can really get it. He’s encouraging, but always makes sure I’m pushed just outside my comfort zone to continue growing. He makes sure I have time to express any concerns or questions and always gets back to me really quickly. He’s fun to learn from & I love that he has his own studio space that isn’t so commercialized like it would be in a music store. Mark allows our lessons to adjust to my pace & I always leave feeling accomplished, like I’m really pursuing something great, and makes me want to get back behind the set again.
- Taylor R


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
United States

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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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