Private lessons can provide you the personal attention that can benefit your musical growth whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced musician looking to take your playing to another level, are interested in learning a new instrument, or would like to improve upon your rhythmic skills on any instrument.


~Drum Set 
~Orchestral Percussion
~Rudimental Snare Drum
~Lessons available on other percussion instruments upon inquiry.
~Appropriate for any musician looking to improve their rhythmic understanding, note reading, and/or rhythmic music notation.

~Students are taught to read and write standard musical notation.
~Books along with written handouts and worksheets are used.
~Playing along with provided songs and songs of the students' choice.
~Each lesson is customized to the needs of the individual.
~For students that are involved in a school musical ensemble, lessons will include the study of techniques applicable to those percussion instruments as well as the standard curriculum.
~Regardless of instrument and course of study the student will gain a full understanding of reading music, music notation, transcription, application, different genres of music, different time signatures, and the confidence in understanding music as well as performance. ​

Length of Lesson:
30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lessons are available.

Method of Payment:
cash, check, Chase Quickpay, Venmo, Google Wallet, Square Cash

*Group lessons are available upon request.

Meg also runs The Chicago Women's Drumming Group.  It meets weekly on Saturdays from 1-2pm.  No experience is necessary.  Perfect for the beginner and intermediate levels but all levels are welcome.  Meet people, be creative, learn an instrument, and have fun in a laid back, comfortable environment.  Contact Meg for additional information and to enroll.

​See the lesson policy for more information:
Meg Thomas

Past Panels and Workshops
Drum and Percussion Teachers are invited to this panel discussion I will be speaking at along with Billy Cobham, Joe Bergamini, Victor Salazar, and Rich Stitzel.