DC-based Drummer and Music Educator

Drum Lessons with Kelton Norris

Kelton Norris is known across the DC jazz scene for his fiery and collaborative playing.

What will you learn in lesson ?

The drums are as difficult or as easy as almost any other instrument to play. You need to invest time and energy into mastering the instrument if you want to get proficient and if you want to start playing with other musicians. 


A drum stroke is the movement you make to produce notes on a percussion instrument.

Note Reading

Notes are placed in the staff based on which part of the drum set should be played at any given time.


Coordination is an ability that is necessary for the physical multitasking of advanced drumming.

Practice Techniques

The great drummers consistently develop their technique, read everyday, build repertoire, learn new things


People who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function.

Career Guidance

There are numerous different types of careers involving drumming.

Skills need to be a good Drummer

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About the Teacher

Kelton Norris

Originally from Raleigh, Mississippi, DC-based drummer and music educator Kelton Norris is known across the DC jazz scene for his fiery and collaborative playing. Kelton currently teaches at several locations across the tri-state area, such as Sidwell Friends School and Shepherd University. Kelton is a teacher who bases his teachings on the history of music and instrumental technique, as well as the goals and aspirations of each individual student. He also maintains a full-time performance schedule along the east coast and deep south. He has performed with such artists and ensembles as Sharon Clark, Jose Andre Montano, Jessica Boykin-Settles, Hamiet Bluiett, Cyrus Chestnut, Vincent Gardner, Allyn Johnson, Afro-Blue, Levon Mikaelian, Rodney Whitaker, Warren Wolf, Thad Wilson, Cristian Perez, Herman Burney Jr., Ron Blake, Victor Provost, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Shannon Gunn, and many more. As a member of the EJB Quartet, just last year Kelton had the pleasure of competing in the D.C. Prix which is an international jazz competition presented by the D.C. Jazz Festival. The group was awarded first place. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Masters in Music from Northern Illinois University.

Private Lessons

30-minute weekly lessons

$45 per lesson
$ 180 Month

45-minute weekly lessons

$65 per lesson
$ 260 Month

60-minute weekly lessons

$85 per lesson
$ 340 Month

Semi-Private Lessons

45-minute weekly lessons

$40 per lesson
$ 160 Month

60-minute weekly lessons

$55 per lesson
$ 220 Month

Group Lessons

45-minute weekly classes

$32 per class
$ 128 Month

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