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The Dynamic Drum School offers fun drum lessons in a new studio in Santa Ana, CA or in the comfort of your home in Irvine and throughout Orange County. The new studio is one of the few places in OC offering drum lessons that has two professional drum sets, percussion instruments (congas, bongos, djembe, timbales, bells, etc), recording equipment (audio and video), instructional dvds, playalongs and much more for an incredible educational experience. Click HERE to learn more about what separates the Dynamic Drum School from other places. 

Our School

The Dynamic Drum School provides fun and informative drum lessons in Orange County for students of all ages and levels. A patient and professional teacher with over 18 years of teaching experience will help you or your child create an individual lesson plan. You will learn all the important drumming techniques and also learn how to play your favorite songs from Led Zepplin, AC/DC, the Beatles, U2, The Eagles, Black Sabbath, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, to current bands like Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, One Direction, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Mumford and Sons, Eminem, Maroon 5, Adele, Fun, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Coldplay, etc. You can also study jazz and learn songs from the American Songbook, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, etc. The Dynamic Drum School's primary goal is to enrich and expose its students to the wonderful world of music, rhythm and drumming.


"Chris, I just wanted to pass on my gratitude to you for all the progress we have made the last few months. Your guidance has given me the inspiration and a belief that I can be a very good drummer. I like your overall approach to teaching drumming skills. I especially like how you break the instruction down into smaller pieces to make things easier to learn. Thanks again and please feel free to use me as a reference as I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone that is interested in learning how to play the drums". Sincerely, JK  
Newport Beach, CA

“Our daughter was 5 and very shy when she started taking lessons with Chris. We thought she might be too young, but after 3 years with Chris, we are so happy she started when she did. She has become much more outgoing and her confidence level has grown as well. I really think Chris’ positive reinforcement and patience has been an important factor in the change."​
Samantha Thomas, Mother of Student


Drum lessons are offered at our studio in Santa Ana or in-home lessons throughout the Southern Orange County area. Some of the many areas that drum lessons are offered in include: Newport Beach, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Corona Del Mar, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Fountain Valley and Tustin.
Feel free to schedule a visit to our wonderful drum studio in Santa Ana. You can learn more about what our school has to offer and what makes us unique. We would love to meet you or your son or daughter. Once you see our profesional studio, it is going to be hard to pull your children away. They are going to want to "Bang On The Drums All Day". 

Why choose the Dynamic Drum School?

• Chris Lemp has been playing the drums for 30 years and been a professional drummer and teacher for over 18 years. 

• He can teach all styles from rock to jazz to Cuban to Brazilian, etc.

• Chris has a love and passion for teaching. He customizes a lessons plan for every student.   Every student has different needs and goals and Chris will find what is necessary for every student to succeed and get the most out of lessons.

• Chris attended New England Conservatory of Music and Purchase College of Music, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in music.

• ​Chris has taught many children with learning disabilities and is extremely patient so he can help your child learn in a fun and nurturing environment.​

• He can teach you how to read music or play by ear.

• He is great with both kids and adults (He has taught students as young as 3 to 78).

• He has taught every level of student.

• Chris has studied many different styles and approaches with many incredible drummers (Joe Morello, John Riley, Alan Dawson, Bob Moses, Ian Froman, Mark Walker, Fred Buda, Jamey Haddad, and Kenny Washington) that not only helped improve his drumming, but also influenced his approach to teaching. If you are interested in improving your technique, Chris learned many different approaches including the Gladstone Technique and the Moeller Stroke from Joe Morello, John Riley and Alan Dawson. If you are interested in improving your conceptual approach to drumming, he learned valuable tips from Bob Moses, Ian Froman, Alan Dawson and Jamey Haddad.

• He always makes the lessons fun and knows how to keep a student inspired and excited to practice.

​• You can take lessons in a professional studio in Santa Ana with two drum sets, recording gear, educational dvds, etc or Chris offers mobile drum lessons in your home. Which ever is better for you.

​• He can show you how to play any song you would like to learn. He has transcribed songs for students from: the Beatles, Opeth, Toto, Rush, U2, Bob Marley, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, The Police, Iron Maiden, Max Roach, Beach Boys, Justin Bieber, Cold Play, Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, James Brown, Norther, Lenny Kravitz, Amorphis, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Adele, The Eagles, etc.

• He can prepare you for high school and college entrance auditions for both jazz and rock, for schools like OCSA, SOCSA, Berklee and New England Conservatory. 

• Chris has taught at many prestigious private schools and music schools on the East Coast (Loomis Chaffee School, The Forman School, The Harvey School) gaining valuable experience how to teach students of all ages and levels. 

• Chris also has valuable experience as a professional and touring drummer. Chris has performed and or recorded with Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry), Nat Reeves (Sting, Kenny Garrett), Stanley Jordan, Charles Flores (Michel Camilo), Jim Pugh (Steely Dan, Barbara Streisand, Paul Simon), Juan Pablo Torres, 5 time Grammy nominated band Roomful of Blues, Dario Eskenazi, Hector Martigon, Gary Mazzoroppi, Thomas Bramerie, Steve Davis (Chick Corea), Jimmy Greene, Eijiro Nakagawa, the Mills Brothers, Jovino Santos Neto, Pete Malinverni, and many others. Chris has performed and toured in Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, and in 46 states throughout the United States. Some of the venues and festivals he has played at include: CBGB's, Yoshi's, Jazz Alley, the Regatta Bar, B.B. Kings, the Bottom Line, Irving Plaza, House of Blues, Sine, the Wetlands, the Monterey Blues Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the 55 Bar, the Tarrytown Music Hall, Dakota Jazz Club, the Beale Street Music Festival, Bimbo’s 365 Club, the Tralf, the Rosebud, the Waterfront Blues Festival, the Berk’s Jazz Festival, the Oroville Blues Festival, the Lisbon, Portugal Jazz Festival and the Hartford Jazz Festival.

Chris Lemp - Founder / Owner - Dynamic Drum School

Fun and Patient Drum Teacher Offering Drum Lessons Throughout Orange County in the following areas:

Newport Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, CA

Corona Del Mar, CA

Santa Ana, CA

Orange, CA

Tustin, CA

Huntington Beach, CA

Irvine, CA

Coto De Caza, CA

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Costa Mesa, CA

Garden Grove, CA

Aliso Viejo, CA

Anaheim, CA

Lake Forest, CA

Mission Viejo, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA