Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikey24 No experience, no problem. Colin knows how to play.
I had never played drums before my first lesson but I had a singing background which gave me a good rythm. Colin was able to assess my coordination and abilities within that first lesson and understand how hard to push me. Colin is very good at the drums but knows what it takes to get there. Despite his elite skills he is able to relate well to the beginner, understand the different issues they are having, and provide a solution. I've been taking lessons at Colin's house where he has a couple of drum sets in the basement. The equipment he has is very good. It can be a little cold in the basement during a minnesota winter but when you're drumming it's not a big deal. I would say that his basement is an average place to play, but he's got good equipment which is most important. While teaching he doesn't follow a lesson book. He provides a good progression of excersises that allow you to gradually learn while using the entire drum set. Colin is a great teacher who is always willing to answer your questions and provides very fun lessons.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeredithM Colin = Drum Master Jedi
First and foremost, Colin is a very talented drummer. He has the expertise and know-how on playing the drums and the fundamentals of music. In a nutshell, he knows what sounds good and how to make it happen. Second, he caters each lesson to my strengths and weaknesses. I am an adult that had never hit a drum before I met Colin! He patiently helps me get comfortable playing phrases and fills. If I am stuck on something, he always has a suggestion on how to get it right. The lessons fly by because they are so fun! I especially like when Colin plays the guitar while I attempt to complement him on the drums. I am still just a beginner, but I know that I will only improve with Colin as my teacher.
May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JesseH1 Great Teacher
Colin is a great teacher. I didn't know how to play at all and he knows how to slow it down and teach step by step and explain things clearly. He doesn't waste time and gets to the point on how to make you a better drummer. The best part is that he will cater to your style of drumming whether it be just jamming with some friends or trying to make it in a band for any genre of music.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JerryW I am tremendously improving
Colin has helped me improve my technique and given me plenty of new ideas to practice to help me expand my drumming horizons. Being a self taught drummer, I am learing things from Colin that I failed to learn on my own. Colin knows how to teach the things that the student needs to learn to improve their skills.
December 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyR Sophia is really energized by Colin's enthusiasm. He is great working with kids. Our daughter looks forward to her next lesson and is motivated to do her best for Colin.Andy
November 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by DennisM Lesson on 10/15 was a lot of fun. I like the new setup with two sets of drums, enabling both me and Colin to play simultaneously. The lesson of fills was also very engaging and interesting. It'd be helpful for me to see a road map / curriculum of things to cover in the forthcoming weeks so I have an idea of what will be covered in each lesson before the lesson. Looking forward to the future lessons!
October 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveB Committed to teaching you
Upon meeting Colin for the first lesson, he was very friendly, and genuinely interested in my goals as a drummer. He was quick to deduce my strengths and weaknesses and tailored the lessons as such, as well as making them as interesting as possible while still providing me with helpful instruction. I've only had a few lessons but have already improved! I'm sticking with this guy!
September 1, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BenM Very satisfied with Colin.
Colin has really helped me to understand music and the way a song is constructed. He is a very knowledgable, patient, and talented teacher. I would recommend him to anyone that is interested in having a better understanding of drumming and music.
June 21, 2011