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Popular Drum Teachers Near Las Vegas

Eric K.

Las Vegas, NV
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Mark G.

Las Vegas, NV
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Steve G.

Las Vegas, NV
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Eric K. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

I have been a performer since high school (08-11). Marched all four years at Las Vegas High School playing top bass and then snare the rest of my school year while playing drumset on the side. Currently, I am in UNLV marching band, and I am also a part of an independent drumline called Vegas Vanguard Percussion Theater/Vegas Vanguard Entertainment Drumline. I have played cymbals, bass and snare at UNLV, and I have played only bass for VVPT/VVED. On the side, I also play drumset but not professionally.

UNLV marching band only does local shows at home football games and has the opportunity to do gigs. Gigs like playing with Phillips Phillips (winner of American Idol). Vegas Vanguard Percussion Theater is an indoor drumline that competes with other drumlines world wide. In the past, we have competed for three years and were bronze medalist the first two years and silver medalists this year. Vegas Vanguard Entertainment Drumline had the opportunity to do huge gigs with Enrique Iglesids, Nike and UFC.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to break things down to the very basics. How to hold a stick, perfect posture and technique, rudiments, 4-limbed coordination, roll break downs and so on. These little details and basics is what will help students to succeed in becoming a great performer. After a few months, or less, students will go through what is known as "muscle memory" and will have to build up chops by learning difficult rudiments and styles of grooves.

I am able to teach students how to play: snare drum, tenor drums, bass drum and drumset.

I am able to some what teach mallet percussion and concert percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide drumpads, metronome, sticks and mallets for 1on1 lessons (group lessons to bring their own pads). What I expect for students to provide are: a 3 ring Binder, sheet protectors, pencils, blank paper or music sheets (music sheets recommended), metronome, sticks/mallets, drumpad, music stand(wired), a drumstand (if necessary) and listed books above.

*** Specialties ***
Specialized in marching percussion. Marching band, Drum Corp and Indoor Drumline styles (I can also teach marching techniques). I have some knowledge of playing styles on drumset. Mainly: jazz, rock and groove.

Mark G. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording

About Me

I am a full-time working drummer currently residing in Las Vegas. In addition to guiding up and coming drummers with their musical careers, I am working on music & soundtracks for film and television projects with platinum-selling recording artist Mark Slaughter. My drumming can be heard on Mark Slaughter'™s first-ever solo track, "Never Givin™ Up" Release March 18, 2014 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play.

In April of last year I was inducted (for the 2nd time!) into the Las Vegas Rock Hall of Fame for my collaboration with "Ripside." I performed at the induction concert with fellow inductees Xcursion (Mark Slaughter, guitar/vocals; Kelly Garni, bass guitar). A picture of this performance is included in my "photos & video" section.

I started playing snare drum at age 8. Two years later I got my first drum set and began studying with jazz great, Irv Kluger. I haven't looked back since. I started playing music in the Wm E. Ferron Elementary School band. In my junior year in high school I co-founded Dream - my first œpro gig. After high school, I joined the progressive-rock band "Ripside" and my journey into all things music began.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm all about helping you take your drumming to the next level. You decide where you want to go with your playing -“ my goal is to help you unleash your potential. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, I can help you build the tools you need to succeed. For beginners, we'll focus on basic techniques and simple songs to get you playing music as quickly as possible. We'll work at your level -“ and at your pace. And we'll have fun doing it.

I specializing in drum set performance (rock and metal), snare drum performance, reading, and getting results fast by learning how to practice.

Teaching resources include: CDs, DVDs, transcriptions, method books. Method books used depend on skill level, examples include: Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer (Jim Chapin), Future Sounds & the Code of the Funk (David Garibaldi), Rockin' Bass Drum (John Lombardo), Rhythm & Meter (Gary Chaffee), Podemski's Standard Snare Drum Method, Polyrhythmic Studies for Snare Drum (Fred Albright).

*** Studio Equipment ***
5 piece drumset with recording capabilities; Alesis Controlpad for midi programming using Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0, Acer PC, M-Audio BX5a monitors.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should supply all of the necessary equipment, including snare drum or drum set, sticks, music stand, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in hard rock drumming on drumset, snare drum performance, reading at all levels and midi drum programming.

Steve G. Las Vegas, NV

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About Me

Hello, my name is Steve. I'm a graduate from The
Philadelphia College Of The Performing Arts with a BA degree in the
Performance of Jazz and Percussion. I started drumming at the age of 11
and first got the bug to play drums when I saw Buddy Rich, the worlds
greatest drummer on TV. Some of my favorite drummers are: Steve Smith
(Journey), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews),
Steve Gadd (Session player), Jon Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and Ringo Starr
(The Beatles) to name a few.

Some of my other drumming influences are Travis Barker, Mike
Portnoy, Jojo Mayer, Thomas Lang, Joey Jordison, Carl Palmer, Max
Weinberg, Liberty DeVito, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Jordan, Bill Bruford,
Terry Bozzio, Simon Phillips, Phil Ehart, Alan White, Carmine Appice,
Anton Fig, Steve Farrone and the list can go on.

I have performed a variety of music in my career including dance and
pop, new country, blues, jazz, grunge, progressive, alternative,
classic and always straight ahead rock and roll. In 1986, I settled in
Los Angeles. There I recorded and showcased with original bands until I
joined up with Candye Kane and the Swinging Armadillos, who were a blues
band from San Diego and signed to the Antone's label out of Austin,
Texas. I recorded on three of Candye’s CDs, "Knockout", "Diva La
Grande", and "Swango". I toured with the band domestically and
internationally playing club dates, television appearances and major
blues festivals over a period of six years. The band shared the same
bill with such greats as The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Ben Harper,
John Lee Hooker, Johnny Lang and David Lindley to name a few.

In 2001, I joined SixtiesMania - A tribute to the 60's. It was a
full production show that had extended engagements in a variety of
showrooms around Las Vegas. I also traveled with SixtiesMania to Bali,
Indonesia to perform corporate events.

Finally, I performed & toured with Sony and Epic recording
artist Bertie Higgins from 2008 through 2011, who in 1982 had the hit
"Key Largo". We toured domestically and recently went to the Far East
playing in Malaysia and Singapore for a series of shows.

I am a professional with very good work ethics, great stage energy,
and am an excellent time keeper. I am considered a pocket player with
chops but is groove minded. I takes great pride in the integrity of the
music I perform. The audiences response to me has always been positive.
Younger fans say "He's so much fun to watch" or "He looks like he's
having a blast!" and the thing is ....
"I AM!"

It wasn't till 2006 when I discovered my passion for teaching. I
love sharing my knowledge as a drummer and performer. I want to pay it
forward to the next generation of drummers. I have had great success
with a number of students who are now taking their drumming skills to
the next level. It gives me great gratification to see my students and
ex-students blossom into wonderful and masterful musicians. I hope to
continue passing on my knowledge & experiences to the drummers of
the future.

I am endorsed by and play MapleWorks Drums, Soultone Cymbals and use Beato Bags

*** Lesson Details ***
Drum lessons can be fun and should be fun. Why else would we learn to play music. All you need is a pair of drum sticks and a practice pad to get started.

I offer private drum instruction from your home and have been working successfully with kids ages 7 to 16 years old for over 10 years. I primarily work in the Summerlin, Centennial Hills and Northwest Las Vegas areas. I provide comprehensive studies for the drum pad and drum set including reading, rudiments and rocking the kit. I make the lessons fun & entertaining while the student learns the essentials of drumming. I can have your son or daughter playing in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a drum pad, drum sticks and drum music to my drum lessons. I would like my drum student to have their own practice pad and drum sticks to start out with. A drum set can come later. I hand out music accordingly so the student knows what to practice and prepare for his or hers next lesson. I also use CDs to teach drum parts from songs that my students like. Now they can play along with their favorite songs like they are in the band.

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy teaching beginners and intermediate students. I teach technique, learning the 26 drum rudiments, reading snare drum music as well as drum set music. Warm up exercises on the practice pad as well as drum set beats, grooves and fills around the drum set. Also I like teaching songs from CDs so my students can play along with. I enjoy watching my students progress and see them turn into promising musicians.

Eric S.

Las Vegas, NV
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Dan B.

Las Vegas, NV
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Adam F.

Las Vegas, NV
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Eric S. Las Vegas, NV

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About Me

I have been playing since I was a child. I studied privately with some of Chicagos finest teachers including: Dan Faith, Jeff Decker, Steve Hawk, and Paul Wertico. I attended the Percussion Institute in Hollywood, Ca when I was 19. I have taught in the Chicago area and now in Las Vegas. I am a very patient teacher and hope to make lessons fun and exciting.

*** Lesson Details ***
I try to run lessons just like a school would teach any class. Goals, objectives, homework. I make a big effort to show why you have to learn the stuff and show how it can be used in the styles of music you like.

*** Travel Equipment ***
practice pads, sticks, and book

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in rock and pop.

Dan B. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I discovered my passion for the drums at age 11 and fully immersed myself in the instrument. For years throughout middle school and high school, I spent all my spare time listening to my favorite bands and drummers, imitating what I heard, teaching myself as best I could. At age 16, after playing professionally in a band and winning several contests throughout New England and Canada, I decided to study the instrument formally before attending college.
In 2001, I joined the ranks at Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied polyrhythms, classical composition, musicology, jazz theory, among many other topics. Since graduating with a 4.0 in 2005, I have traveled internationally with original bands, cover bands and cruise ships while teaching privately as much as possible.
I currently have hundreds of live performance dates and studio sessions under my belt and I combine experience with education to teach my students what it means to be a professional musician in today's world.

*** Lesson Details ***
Upon meeting a new student, my first step is to assess what their abilities, experience and interests are. I may recognize they need extra focus on hand technique, posture or dynamic control, to name a few. I always inquire if there is something specific the student wants to get out of the lessons, whether it be focusing on a particular style, band or drummer. If they are open to anything, I begin by giving them a broad overview of styles, history of the instrument, different kinds of drums, etc. From there, we hone in on technique, reading and transcription. In addition to the technical aspect of music, which can be intimidating to the beginner (which I remember quite well!), we do extensive listening, partly for enjoyment, partly for analysis.
My goal is for all these topics to help the student develop a deep understanding of music, the drumset and its role in many different styles, preparing them for a successful career as a professional musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach primarily from my studio located at 3311 Meade St Las Vegas NV 89102. It is equipped with two complete drumsets, as well as other various drum gear. Students need to bring their own sticks, drum books and a notepad.

*** Specialties ***
My approach has been based around individualized lesson planning, while providing the student with a well rounded body of knowledge necessary in becoming a professional musician. I teach everything from hand technique to rudiments to styles to chart reading. My styles of expertise are rock/pop/funk/jazz.

Adam F. Las Vegas, NV

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About Me

A graduate from Musicians Institute PIT Drum program in Hollywood, CA with an Associates Degree in Music/Performing Arts.The most recent success has been with a band out of Hollywood called the "RapScallions" , we were featured on the video game "Rocksmith" by Ubisoft for PS3 and Xbox .With over 14 years of experience gigging, touring and doing studio work I am now here to help you achieve your musical goals.

We will be learning technique, developing your groove, and working on reading skills as well as playing and learning lots of songs and different music styles. After all, we are doing this for the music right?

*** Studio Equipment ***
Spaun Drums, Scymteck Cymbals, Evans, and Pro-Mark

*** Specialties ***
I work on developing all styles and rudiments necessary to achieve your musical goals. I specialize in Rock.

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