Garrett Hawkins

Teaching Philosophy

Over the past 5 years I’ve had the opportunity to share my passion for drumming with a wide range of students from 4 year olds to college professors. There’s truly nothing I enjoy more than watching a student’s face light up when they learn to play something for the first time. My approach to teaching drums is simple, I believe students learn best when they are having fun! Because of this, I focus on teaching you the songs you want to learn, while building up fundamental skills like reading and technique.

Making lessons convenient for you!

I like to teach drum lessons in whatever way is the most convenient for you. This is why I offer in home mobile drum lessons so you can learn in your own home, on your own drum kit! I can travel to you anywhere within the greater Nashville area. In addition to this I also offer lessons online, or in person at my personal drum studio in Nashville if you would prefer to come to me for lessons. Whether you take lessons in your own home, or online, you will get a free copy of my book Hit Like A Pro at the beginning of your first lesson!

Garrett is amazing! He and my son clicked from day one. Garrett's level of professionalism and ability to connect with his students is fantastic.

- Jen Milne, Parent

Garrett is a great instructor and I highly recommend him. He does a really good job breaking down his lessons and makes them much easier to understand.

- Erik Wehsels, Student

I think Garrett really cares about students loving music as a way of life. I highly recommend Garrett to be your child’s first drum instructor.

- Jonghee Park, Parent

I would highly recommend Garrett Hawkins to anyone and everyone interested in learning to play the drums.

- Shawn O’Briant, Parent

As I am a college instructor myself I can see that Garrett’s lessons are well prepared and structured, however at the same time he remains very approachable to my random requests to explore something new!

- Iannis Adamopoulos, Student

Garrett is a natural teacher; very positive, encouraging and talented. We are so glad we found him.

- Jenny Moore, Parent

I am very lucky to have taken lessons from Garrett. I have a tendency to over complicate things, but he really helped break things down and made it much easier.

- McKenna, Student, 14

Lesson Rates

30 minute Lessons

  • I travel to you!
  • Learn on your own kit.
  • 4 lessons a month.
  • Get a free copy of my book!

60 minute lessons

  • I travel to you!
  • Learn on you own kit.
  • 4 lessons a month.
  • Get a free copy of my book!

Online Lessons

  • Available through Skype
  • Learn from anywhere in the world.
  • All sheet music provided.
  • 4 Lessons included

Book A Lesson

Are you ready to begin taking drum lessons? Send me a message so we can work out a time to meet, or talk on the phone to get started!