Mark Henderson Drum Lessons
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Mark Henderson Drum Lessons

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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(804) 464-8146Contact UsDirections
Monday10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wheelchair accessible entrance · Wheelchair accessible parking lot ·
Wheelchair accessible entrance · Wheelchair accessible parking lot ·
LGBTQ+ friendly · Transgender safespace ·
3415 Hastings Dr, Richmond, VA 23235, United States
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35 reviews
Devin Beck
a month ago
Mark is a great teacher for anyone. If your child is interested in learning to play the drums, this is the guy you want to teach him/her with all the fundamentals of playing music and having fun with it. He works very well with people and gives good advice and lesson plans for his students along with sound encouragement to keep the student interested. He offers private one on one lessons in his home studio at reasonable prices and makes the experience comfortable for all. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with him over the summer months watching/listening to him teach my daughter how to play. If you're reading these reviews you can stop here. Mark is the guy you want.
Jeff Behringer
a year ago
My daughter takes lessons from Mark and I am so happy with how quickly she started to play music...not just beat on the drums. It is obvious he is an incredibly talented musician. I have taken, observed and given music lessons so it was easy to recognize how good of a Teacher he is, too. Most of all he is an approachable, genuine guy without an ego. My impression is he cares about his students. I confidently recommend Mark.
Laurie Parfitt
a year ago
Mark is an amazing drum teacher! My 10yo son is the type of kid that gets frustrated easily, but Mark has a way of getting him to laugh off his mistakes and learn from them. Mark delivers his instruction in a fun and manageable way, consistently checks to make sure my son understands, and encourages him to reflect on his successes and challenges. My son really looks forward to his lesson each week and has made great progress in a short amount of time!
Colleen Trentham
a year ago
Mark's lessons are comprehensive, fun, and tailored to exactly your level. As a complete beginner, Mark made drumming feel approachable. The sessions usually blend basic exercises with songs as well. He then follows up after each session with easy to follow exercises for practice. I would recommend Mark to anyone, at any level of drumming!
Ron Clements
a year ago
I have been a weekly student of Mark's going on six months now and highly recommend him if you are serious about learning how to make music playing drums, or how to improve your technique and skills if you are already a drummer. Mark is a college educate professional drummer and instructor, he knows the art and science of drumming and music, and he knows how to instruct students at any level. I am a professional instructor myself as part of my career, not music, and can tell you Mark could teach a train the trainer course for any subject matter expert looking to learn how to teach. He knows how to adjust the methods and level of instruction to the student and get results. I am 52 and never played an instrument in my life and he has me making music. If you are just starting out with drums, do yourself a favor, reach out to Mark and learn the right way; there is no substitute for one on one professional instruction. Do it before you develop bad habits or get frustrated and give up. If you are an experienced drummer and have hit the wall and want to break through to the next level, do yourself a favor and reach out to Mark; he can get you to the next level and beyond. Mark is the man! Ron Clements
Megan B.
2 years 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!!!
Tom Mayer
3 years ago
My 13 year old son, Danny, has been taking lessons from Mark for about three months now. He has been playing drums for several years, but the progress that he has made since he started with Mark has been leaps and bounds above his former instruction. Mark is of course an amazing drummer, but he is also a first rate instructor. He has the skills, techniques and organization to provide an exceptional learning experience for his students. That said, it is Mark’s personality that makes the lessons special. He is warm, friendly, funny and kind, which let Danny feel immediately at ease and concentrate on the music. We highly recommend Mark Henderson Drum Lessons!
John Duncan
2 years 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!
Lenna Walker
3 years 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!
Lorna Kennedy
4 years ago
Mark is an exceptional drummer and instructor! My 5th grader has been receiving weekly lessons from Mark for 6months now, and we have only positive things to say about him and our experience. Not only has Mark helped our son develop skills in playing drums and reading music, his teaching approach has helped him to grow in confidence, and expand his appreciation of music. Would highly recommend Mark Henderson to anyone looking for quality drum instruction!
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