David Sage - Instructor

Instrument Lessons

For lessons or more info,

Call Dave at: 770-314-0722

Or Email me





Learn the Complete Art of Playing Drums & Percussion

Atlanta, GA based Professional Drum instructor, David Sage, serves the Henry County area (McDonough, Stockbridge, Locust Grove, Hampton) as well as the wider Atlanta area.

Whether you're an experienced drummer, or just picking up a pair of sticks for your first time, you probably know the importance of having a good teacher! A good teacher can connect with the student and motivate them to excel. Picking the RIGHT teacher is the key to that student's success at reaching their musical goals. I endeavor to connect with each of my students by making my lessons fun, practical and productive! As an instructor, I am here to help you meet your goals on the drums and more!

My drum lessons are comprehensive and tailored to all ages and levels of ability. Learn everything from fundamental stick control, physical technique, sight reading, four-way independence, to advanced studies such as jazz, rock, funk, blues, R&B, country, and many others! You will also learn the nuts-and-bolts of drum maintenance and tuning. I will transform you from "just a drummer" into a knowledgeable artist with a firm foundation in excellent musicianship!

I teach a variety of techniques and approaches to help you become a powerful player, and everything will be tailored to your personal goals -- we can learn whatever you would like to learn.
Lessons at 2 Locations

I'm based in Henry County, GA. I teach at two locations:

TLS Music - Stockbridge, GA
3283 Hwy. 42
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Tel: 770-880-2475


Dave's Home Teaching Studio - McDonough, GA
580 McGarity Road
McDonough, GA 30252
Tel: 770-314-0722

Both locations are fully equipped to give you the educational experience on the drums you deserve.

I offer solid approaches used by professionals everywhere, as well as having a fun and relaxed learning environment for my students. I'm presently accepting new students at every level and age. If you or your child is interested in learning to play drums/ percussion or to further advance your skills, then give me a call.

For Drum/Percussion Lessons, Call Dave: 770-314-0722

A Little About Me...

My music career started in 1964 in Los Angeles California. I joined the school band as a drummer in the fourth grade, and have been playing ever since. I took private lessons for 12 years. I learned as many styles of music as I could. I was the drum section leader in his high school band and played in the Whittier District Honor Band for four years. During that time, I was one of seven drummers picked from hundreds who auditioned to play percussion for the All Southern California Honor Band. I also spent my high school years performing in the Cavaliers Youth Band and other groups. As a high school junior and senior, I was first hired to teach private lessons. During my senior year of high school, I was honored to receive the John Phillips Sousa Award and the Marines Youth Foundation Music Award.

I went to Rio Hondo College in Los Angeles as music major until I joined the Army Band in 1972. I served as a percussionist in the Army Band for over 24 years, traveling the world playing for audiences that included presidents, ambassadors and diplomats. I've played on television and radio and have worked in many recording studios.

Between the military and civilian experiences, I have had the opportunity to play a variety of musical styles with many different musical groups. I have performed in concert and marching bands, Dixieland and big bands, and rock, jazz, Latin and percussion ensembles. In addition to the military bands, I've played with many different musical groups on the side and teach percussion.