For the fines Drum instruction in Alexandria Virginia visit Deffenbaugh House Of Music

Studio Policies and Procedures


Professional Drums And Percussion Lessons

Mark Deffenbaugh offers professional Instruction in all forms of drumming and percussion. Mark played drums in The Air Force In the late 1970"s. He later studied drums and percussion at Berklee College Of Music in Boston. While at Berklee he was exposed to many modern and classical methods of drum set, snare drum ,and various mallet instrumental techniques and methods. It was during this time that he became known as one of the Worlds authorities of the Vibraphone.  Mark was signed to Ludwig Musser in The 1990's and served as a clinician and artist for over fifteen years.His Jazz Drumming and Vibes playing are legendary.He has been successfully teaching and performing in the Washington D.C area for well over twenty years.

Whether you area beginner looking to explore Drums and Percussion for the first time , a returning student or an advanced player, my proven methods will have you playing to your full potential in no time.

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis and payments are due on or before the first lesson of each month based on the number of studio operational weeks within the studio calendar. The studio is in operation all year long with designated and announced  studio breaks . Lessons are scheduled in half hour/forty five minute or hourly session increments.All lessons are private and on a one- on- one basis of instruction.

Students are responsible for all lessons for the calendar month.
Student may reschedule lessons with 24 hour notice due to illness or death or family emergency.

Private Professional Music Instruction
1.Graded standard piano method and technical studies from primer,intermediate and advanced levels
2.Piano concert repertoire in classical,jazz,religious/gospel,rhythm and blues,Latin,Broadway,movie and contemporary music genres
3.Music theory from beginner to advanced levels which includes transposition,chords,scales and arpeggios
4.Jazz improvisation and contemporary keyboard studies from beginner to advanced levels
5.Early childhood instruction (from four years of age) and instruction to children with special disabilities

Drum and Percussion Lessons

30 Min $35.00
45 Min $55.00
60 Min $70.00