Drum Transcription

Drum Transcriptions are an excellent way to develop reading skills and knowledge of specific drummers’ techniques and styles.

Transcriptions can be provided for entire songs, drum solos, or just the specific groove for each section of the song. Each transcription is professionally type-set and delivered to you via PDF.

Turn around time and price depends on length of the song, style and urgency. If you would like to know more, please click on the button below:

Musician Contracting

Simply put, we can hire the musicians to make your next event, recording session, or tour a success! If you would like to hire Dale (to play on your song, in your band, or manage your tour) or have him put together an excellent band for your next corporate gathering, worship service, wedding, or social event, get in touch by clicking the button below:

Drum Clinics and Group Instruction

Dale is also available for drum clinics, master classes and group instruction.

With 30 + years as a touring musician and studio drummer, Platinum and Gold records for his work with Sixpence None the Richer, years of experience playing for singer-songwriters, in worship bands, corporate gigs and musical theater, Dale has a unique  perspective on what it takes to be a working drummer and a full-time musician. 

Dale has taught clinics and master classes at Duke University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, The Summit RDU, Crossroads Baptist Church, Church of the Apostles Raleigh, First Colonial Baptist Cary, Christ Community Church (Pinehurst, NC) and provided group instruction at Durham Academy Extended Day, and Let There Be Rock School of Music.

Classes and clinics can be tailored to the event or date as needed.


Are you a teacher, a home-school coordinator, music school or worship director needing help with purchasing new drum equipment, or developing a teaching curriculum?  Are you a drummer who is considering a career as a musician, or auditioning for a music school?

Durham Drum Lessons can work with you to help provide a solution that meets your needs, and budget.

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Individual Lessons

Durham Drum Lessons is the private teaching studio of Grammy nominated, RIAA platinum certified and award winning drummer, Dale Baker.

Offering quality drum instruction to students in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina for over 15 years, Durham Drum Lessons has helped hundreds of students become better drummers, percussionists and musicians.

With a background in Music Education (BM, University of North Texas), and experience as a Montessori teaching assistant (combined with over 15 years teaching in private practice and a 30 + year drumming career), each lesson is taught by Dale to best meet the needs, interests and goals of the individual student.

Durham Drum Lessons welcomes students of any age, skill level (especially beginners!) with a desire to learn and the motivation to practice.

Schedule your lesson today by clicking on the button below: