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Popular Drum Teachers Near Minneapolis

Reese K.

Minneapolis, MN
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Thomas C.

Saint Paul, MN
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Colin M.

Saint Paul, MN
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Reese K. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Drum

About Me

My lessons will first consist of figuring out what the student wants to learn. From that groundwork, we will work together to figure out an effective plan of action to set and achieve desired goals. The mission of my lessons are to provide whatever is necessary for the student to grow, learn, and love playing the drums and music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Books, Sticks (If necessary, not preferred).

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Pop, Latin, and Jazz. These studies may include learning genre-specific grooves, fills, and ideas; the mental aspects of playing music; limb independence; and rudiment studies.

Thomas C. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Drum, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

A love of music began in the third grade. I started on a silver metal clarinet and have not stopped playing. I am a musician, composer, arranger and performer. I hold a B.A. in music and have taught in the schools for 22 years. I bring extensive knowledge and humor to my teaching. I enjoy working with all age levels and pride myself on being intensely positive.

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus of music lessons is to overcome problems and increase skill and enjoyment in performance. I always want to focus on what was done well and carefully work on skills that will increase enjoyment. I will play with you to model and help you self correct as you learn musical concepts and musicianship. We will use method books for fundamentals and supplement with music that interest the students. After a time students will learn skills needed to perform a wider range of music

*** Studio Equipment ***
Most instruments

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide an instrument, method book, stand and supplies for that instrument. I will bring an instrument to play along and model.

*** Specialties ***
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Colin M. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion

About Me

I am a 28 year old drummer with 19 years of experience spanning all genre's and styles of music. Countless hours of stage performance with bands. A love, drive and passion for music and drumming you won't find in any other instructor! Multiple studio recordings both behind the mixing board and behind the drum set. 8 years of teaching experience, realizing the importance of setting a unique curriculum for each student tailored to fit each individual's goals and interests. I have been involved in bands ever since middle school, starting with rock, and moving on to perform in country bands, hip-hop performances, indie rock bands, and progressive rock bands. A strong knowledge of jazz techniques and music theory as well as the ability to read drum sheet music make me a perfect instructor for any student.
I have had many beginner and intermediate level student's and have become proficient in determining what skills each individual student needs to work on as well as helping students progress in their interests, keeping the lessons fun and the student motivated. I can easily transcribe any song as well! So any song you might want to learn, even if there is no sheet music, is totally doable. I love working in odd time signatures and I prefer fancy hi-hat work over heavy double-bass drum use. Progressive / Indie rock is my favorite genre of music to play, but I have tons of fun playing hip-hop, punk, metal, I dabble in jazz, Latin rhythms, and pretty much anything else. I'm always excited to play drums, and I pass this excitement on in my teachings.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons and curriculum's are built around a students experience level, age, and goals. Students will learn the fundamentals of drumming, as well as the ability to add flair and pizzazz to their playing. Within the first 3 months, a beginning level student will have the ability to play basic beats found in many styles of music, as well as feeling comfortable playing to a metronome and keeping time. Lessons will include routines to be practiced by the student on their own time, as well as fun, exciting techniques to keep students interested and motivated to continue playing.
Each Lesson will hold its own highlights depending on the student. I believe getting to know the student and their goals for their drumming is one of the most important aspects of teaching lessons. Understanding whether the student is looking to drum as a hobby and for fun will change the lesson style dramatically compared to a student looking to make a living off drumming. The types of routines, styles and techniques taught should fit into helping the student reach their desired destination.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the basement, full band rehearsal set up with 2 drum kits, one for the student, one for the teacher.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to have a drum set and drum sticks. I can provide a drum set for lessons but it is important for the student to have a drum set or practice pad to practice.

*** Specialties ***
I have touched on almost every genre of music. I am currently studying Latin jazz, I specialize in progressive rock.

William B.

Minneapolis, MN
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Aaron T.

Saint Paul, MN
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Sarah W.

Minneapolis, MN
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William B. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano

About Me

I'm a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music where I studied Music Performance (for Drum Set) and Music Education. I've studied under great teachers including Rod Morgenstein, Bob Gripp, Henrique De Almeida, Eric LeVan, Jackie Santos, Steve Wilkes, and the list goes on. I also have experience performing in a wide variety of contexts and genres. In your lessons with me I will help you to achieve any musical goals you have as well as to take your current skills up to the next level and beyond. I have a wealth of knowledge about music theory and teaching methodology, as well as experience in execution of these skills. Your lessons with me will be fun as well as informative, and if you are willing to put in the work I can guarantee you will make progress as my student.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm an easy-going guy, so I won't push you very hard unless you want me too. My lessons will focus on achieving your goals. If you want to master your instrument in general, we will focus on theoretical concepts and technique. If you are looking for a fun time and just trying to learn a few songs, I will help you to do that as well. Regardless of your learning goals, I will strive to make my lessons entertaining as well as informative, and together we will make rapid progress if you're willing to put in some work!

Excepting students of all ages and all levels in and around the greater Twin Cities area.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own instruments and have something available to take notes with, but I will provide materials and anything else that is needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Drum Set, all genres, but my strongest ones are Rock, Jazz, and Latin styles. I can teach lessons through advanced levels on drums of all sorts and percussion. I can teach or tutor Music Theory to a very high level as well. I am also proficient enough to teach beginner-intermediate piano.

Aaron T. Saint Paul, MN

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

First off, I would like to say that I am extremely passionate about music, and even more so passionate about helping others. To combine the two through providing musical instruction is something I have always enjoyed doing.

I have been playing guitar and drums for over a decade and teaching for about half of that time. I have a Bachelors of Music in Contemporary Urban and Pop music with guitar as my primary instrument and drums as my secondary. I also spent much of my time in school studying songwriting and music production. I have played and toured with many different bands with music from a variety of styles and genres, and have spent vast amounts of time in the studio recording and producing myself and various other artists.

In terms of guitar lessons, I realize that all students have individual ways of learning and have their own goals in mind in terms of their musical ability. I desire to provide lessons that allow students to reach those goals in the most enjoyable and effective way possible.

Sarah W. Minneapolis, MN

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hey there, my name is Sarah W. and I am a touring musician and songwriter. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Songwriting Degree in May of 2013 and have since been traveling between London and Los Angeles to record, write, and gig. I am home in Minnesota where I grew up until Sept 1 and am available for lessons in Piano, Voice, Drums, and Songwriting.

I have had a lot of experience teaching music and love working with kids. In high school I taught at Keyboard Kids in Wayzata, where I was an assistant piano teacher for two years. I have spent two summers working at Portland's Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls teaching piano and songwriting, and spent one summer teaching at the New York Location. I also spent two years teaching private piano lessons to an 8 and 11 year old on and off.

I was also selected as an alumni mentor for Berklee's Songwriting Workshop, which took place last week from June 26-29 and helped 15-20 year olds learn how to craft and improve their songwriting skills.

I try to take a very fun and imaginative approach to teaching and want to make sure each student enjoys playing their instrument. I make sure to see what the goal and level is for each student and adjust my teaching around that.

My schedule over the next two months is very flexible, and I can do group lessons with more than one student if you have two kids or if your child has a friend that wants to take lessons too.

It would be great to have lessons at my home in Plymouth, as I have a piano and drums set up, but I am flexible and able to come to your home if that is easier.

Hope to hear from you soon!

The Minneapolis Drum Scene

By John S. - Minneapolis Drums Teacher

Minneapolis boasts a vibrant music scene featuring dozens of lively venues, from underground jazz clubs and hip music cafes to the legendary First Avenue nightclub. Yet for drummers, Minneapolis is even more reputable because of its growing community of skilled and passionate drummers. On any given night, many talented drummers and musicians can be heard all around the city. Whether it’s the energetic, old-school bop playing of jazz great Phil Hey or the genre-bending rhythmic experiments of Dave King, great local drummers are constantly putting forth awe-inspiring performances night after night. Aspiring musicians taking drum lessons in Minneapolis can watch these performances and find motivation for their continued growth and development ...

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