Drum Lessons

Potomac Falls Music offers private drum lessons for all ages and skill levels. We specialize in teaching drums for musical styles such as pop, rock, latin, and fusion. Rudiments and exercises are mixed with jam sessions and games to keep students learning while having fun! Students will learn basic music fundamentals, rhythmic techniques, and also learn to express creativity through drums!

Drums student s at PFM


Monty Smith

Learn to play drums with Monty! Monty’s students receive a solid understanding of music theory and technique that can be applied to any kind of music or instrument along one’s musical journey. He teaches genres such as pop, rock, Latin, and fusion. Monty has developed a fun approach to learning where rudiments and exercises are mixed with jam sessions and games to keep his students learning while having fun!

Schedule A Drum Lesson with Monty


Enroll in regular weekly or every-other-week lessons

Frequently Asked Questions About Drum Lessons

Q: Do I need to buy a full drum kit to start?
A: No, the first few lessons can take place on a practice pad.

Q: Are electric drum kits better than acoustic for learning?
A: They’re certainly easier on the ears of the parents! As long as the snare drum on the electronic kit has a mesh head (which reacts more realistically to the sticks than a rubber electronic pad does) and the bass drum pedal is metal, not plastic, an electric kit is a perfectly good choice.