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Popular Drum Teachers Near Austin

Andres M.

Georgetown, TX
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James C.

Austin, TX
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Michael F.

Austin, TX
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Andres M. Georgetown, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion, Spanish

About Me

Hi there, my name is Andres. I have been playing drums and percussion for 13 years. I studied music at Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, initially studying Drums and Latin Percussion, and eventually majoring in Orchestral Percussion. I have performed with most of Puerto Rico’s major orchestras as well as with smaller percussion, jazz, Latin and rock ensembles. I enjoy teaching a lot, and have been doing so for the last 6 years.

Weather you like orchestral music, jazz, Latin music, rock, funk, or any other style, I can help you get there on your drums, congas, timbales, marimba, vibraphone or timpani. I’m perfectly fluent in Spanish, so if you need a Spanish speaking teacher, look no further!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope we get to work together soon!

*** Lesson Details ***
On the first lesson you will set short and long term goals you would like to achieve on your playing, and I will then design a lesson plan to achieve those goals. From there on each lesson will be a fun and challenging workshop in which I will help you gain technique and musicality in your favorite music styles, always working toward your goals. Each lesson generally starts off with some assigned work from the previous lesson and then we move on to technique/reading skills exercises. We then work on some new material (rudiments, rhythmic patterns, time signatures, etc.) and we finish off doing some fun stuff like learning new grooves or playing your favorite songs. I will always be stressing out throughout lessons the right way to practice.

I use a variety of methods, depending on the music style covered (jazz, rock, latin, etc) and your skill level. Once we get to know each other on that first lesson we will decide which method suits you best. Some of these are:

Syncopation, by George L Stone
Stick Control, by George L Stone
Modern Reading Text, by Louis Belson
Realistic Rock, by Carmine Appice
The Drummer’s Complete Vocabulary, by John Ramsey
Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion & Drumset, by Ed Uribe
Primary Handbook for Mallets, by Garwood Whaley

The keys to get as much as you can from each lesson are these: COMMIT to your goals. PRACTICE as much as you can. ALWAYS HAVE FUN while playing. Do that and you will be surprising yourself with great achievements in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide the basics, sticks and mallets and practice pads for the duration of the lessons, but I strongly encourage all students to use their own! I expect every student to have their instrument, and their own sticks, mallets and practice pads for their practice time at home. The student should also be able to get their copy of the methods used on class.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Orchestral Percussion and Latin percussion/drumset. I am also very well prepared to teach music theory at all levels.

James C. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I have been performing, recording, and teaching music for the past five years. After getting a degree in music theory, I began playing with a band full time. In addition to playing all around Austin, I have traveled to places like Seattle, Nashville, and Waikiki to play shows, record, and interview with with my band on live radio. Songs from our album were played on Austin's own KGSR. We also played on Fox 7's morning show, Good Day Austin. I enjoy playing and teaching a variety of instruments and a variety of genres. To me, understanding music is key to unlocking your full potential for artistic expression. When I teach, I incorporate both what I learned in school and on stage.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is not to teach my students how to play a few cool songs on their instrument. Rather, my aim is to develop the knowledge and skills in them that will take them to the next level in their playing. Whether they are beginners or have been playing for years, whether young or old, there is always more to be discovered and experienced! I want to see my students become musicians, who never stop learning and growing. In my lessons, I try include a balanced blend of Music Theory (understanding how it works), Ear Training (learning to play by ear), Practice Exercises (developing speed and coordination), Sight Reading, Improvisation (learning how to jam!), & Song Writing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the finished garage with sound foam, piano, record display, drum set, guitars, and seating. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need to have their own drum kit, metronome, sticks. I will provide curriculum and other various resources.

*** Specialties ***
Blues, rock, country, contemporary worship, sight-reading and performance.

Michael F. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

Hi I'm Mike!
I've been playing/teaching drums for over 20 years. I started out playing in Punk and Metal bands. I later got interested in Jazz which led me to the University of North Texas. I graduated there in 99 and boy did I learn a thing or two. Attending such a highly competitive school taught me a few things about learning new concepts and setting goals. I have since adopted a philosophy that yields results and have eliminated the "busy work" approach that most drum teachers use. My main interest is to see my students achieve their dreams!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a pretty laid back teacher. I let student drive the intensity of the lessons. I have a few set goals that all my students must achieve but it is up to the student to determine how soon they meet them. After 3 months my students will be able to play a handful of songs chosen by them. They will also be able to play rudiments as wells as improvise with them on the kit. After 6 months a student should be able to learn drum parts by ear. At that point my students should also be able to take any memorized beats or fills and "remix" them spontaneously!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a separate room which includes 2 drum sets and recording equipment. 1 dog kept separate. Seating available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student should provide a permanent space where the drums are located and either a video recorder or hand held audio recorder. The student must also provide a metronome capable of being heard over the drums.

*** Specialties ***
I concentrate on drum set. I teach lots of styles at any level. I encourage learning by ear before I teach reading.

Justin H.

Austin, TX
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Jared F.

Austin, TX
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Aaron P.

Austin, TX
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Justin H. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

With a B.A. in music, 5 years of combined DCI and WGI experience, and a passion for singer/songwriting and garage band-dom, I offer a skill set and perspective that hinges between the worlds of academic and popular music. Whether you're looking to 1) enter the world of percussion, guitar, or ukulele, 2) seek beginner or advanced music theory insight, 3) break into or develop in singer songwriting, or 4) fine tune your rudimental or world percussion technique at an advanced level, I'm sure that my experience as a teacher and a performer will be a great fit for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Conga
Guitar
Ukulele

*** Travel Equipment ***
Conga
Guitar
Ukulele

*** Specialties ***
Rudimental Percussion (Quads)
World Percussion
Intermediate Guitar
Intermediate Ukulele
Marching technique
Songwriting
Classical Percussion
Drum Major Technique/philosophy
Music Theory

Jared F. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Percussion

About Me

I received my Master's degree in Music Performance from the University of North Texas, and I love to teach students of any age and any level. I was also a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drumline from 2006-2007.

I am a member of the Vic Firth Education team and I tailor each individual drum lesson to fit the needs of my students and work very hard to make sure that the lessons are both educational and fun. I believe that it is very important to have a teacher that is passionate about the music and about education.

I work on all aspects of the drums and focus on achieving goals that I set with the students. I teach how to read drum music and rhythms and work on the rudimental aspect of the drums. I also have students play along to the music that they enjoy and teach them the skills to be able to improvise and create drum grooves and rhythms of their own.

I have the tools needed to teach the students what they want to learn and teach proper techniques and motions to ensure that no one gets hurt!

Aaron P. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, ACT Math, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, AP Calculus, AP Physics, Basic Math, Calculus, Chess, Cooking, Drum, Elementary Math, Engineering, English, Fluid Dynamics, Gardening, Geometry, Hand Drums, Life Coaching, Linear Algebra, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Meditation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Nutrition, Percussion, Physics, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, PSAT, Running, SAT, Thermodynamics, Trigonometry

About Me

I was an engineering tutor at University of Texas at Austin from 2006-2009. I graduated from UT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. I am very familiar with the UT engineering courses (from the beginning to the end).

While I was at UT, I also studied jazz drumming with Brannen Temple. I have been playing professionally for over ten years with lots of different bands. Teaching and playing music are the most gratifying things for me. But I also like to teach math!

I have been teaching high school math, physics, and music theory at Premier High School of North Austin for five years (2009-2014). I am a certified teacher by the state of Texas.

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