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Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Private Drum Teacher

Do you want to learn drums or piano from a professional touring musician and educator? Take lessons with me and you will learn how to be a better musician, no matter your skill level.

About Adam

Hi,

My name is Adam Shumski. I'm a full time music teacher and performer with a degree in Music from Temple University. I've toured the world playing music and I work at several different schools in the Philadelphia area teaching percussion and piano.

I love music, I love teaching, and I believe that no matter who you are or where you come from I can help you achieve your goals. And if you don't have any goals yet, I can help you with that too.

If you'd like to know more, feel free to send me a message - I'd love to hear from you.

-Adam

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September 24, 2018
Izzy T.
Our son loved his first lesson!
July 19, 2018
Ellen T.
Adam is an excellent teacher! I have always been intimidated by playing the drum set, but Adam was so good at explaining each step that it felt almost simple. After just a few lessons I was able to figure out some songs on my own, and felt confident enough to play with friends. Thank, Adam!
July 19, 2018
Odessa Mitchell
Adam is very patient he works with my child that has a learning disability however my child learning to read notes and he plays well and I wouldn't change him for nothing in the world my child is 7 and I really love the way Adam works with him

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Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA

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Ed R.

Norristown, PA 19401

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In my lessons I strive to make the maximum progress possible, while also having as much fun as possible. This is accomplished by imparting the most valuable, useful, and beneficial information in a fun and relaxed, low pressure environment, always with the students goals and priorities first and foremost. I also like to keep the student challenged at their current ability level.

For beginning students I stress basic fundamentals, just as you would in sports. It makes progress come at a much faster clip and avoids making time consuming corrections later. The longer you play with bad habits, the harder they are to break.

For more advanced students, I assess their current abilities, determine if any problems need to be addressed, and with their goals in mind, come up with the proper plan of action.

Having been self taught till entering college I understand all ends of the spectrum. In my career I have come across three separate groups of musicians:

1) Those who have good ...

About Ed

Hi, My name is Ed and listed in the different sections of this page are: a very brief bio, an explanation of my approach, and a description of what I and my studio have to offer. I am extremely enthusiastic and passionate about what I do, and being able to pass that on is a joy. Please read on, and I hope to hear from you soon!

I have 16 years teaching experience as well as extensive playing and touring experience in all styles and genres, which gives me the insight to know what is most important for really playing the instrument.
I attended Bucks County Community College and West Chester University. I also studied privately with
Ken Miller (Philly Pops Orchestra tympanist), John Alberti and Martin Bradfield.

I am currently a member of The Chuck Anderson Trio on the Dreambox Media Label. I am also a member of five other bands an

d freelance and record with many others...everyone from former members of Bon Jovi, to Marvin Hamlisch, and some completely unexpected names like Joe Frazier And The Knockouts. Yes, I know, that's pretty amusing, and Joe couldn't sing...but I wasn't going to tell him!

I have an extensive collection of books and videos that I draw from for my students, and to personally improve at my craft. This is not a sideline, or part-time job for me...this is my life, and my career!

*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons I strive to make the maximum progress possible, while also having as much fun as possible. This is accomplished by imparting the most valuable, useful, and beneficial information in a fun and relaxed, low pressure environment, always with the students goals and priorities first and foremost. I also like to keep the student challenged at their current ability level.

For beginning students I stress basic fundamentals, just as you would in sports. It makes progress come at a much faster clip and avoids making time consuming corrections later. The longer you play with bad habits, the harder they are to break.

For more advanced students, I assess their current abilities, determine if any problems need to be addressed, and with their goals in mind, come up with the proper plan of action.

Having been self taught till entering college I understand all ends of the spectrum. In my career I have come across three separate groups of musicians:

1) Those who have good ears, but can't read.
2) Those who read well, but can't play without music in front of them.
3) Those with great ears who also read well.

Number 3 is obviously the best of all possible worlds and what I strive to achieve with all my students. Being accomplished in both areas enables them to be prepared for anything they will come across, and gives them a distinct advantage over their peers.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a state of the art drum studio, beyond anything else I have ever seen, with everything from a top of the line V-Drum kit (electronic drums) and several acoustic sets that I rotate occasionally to keep interest level high. As opposed to many stores, schools and homes...there are no sax players in the next studio, no guitars blaring, no kids running around, no distractions! We only hear what we want to hear! It's so much easier to maintain focus on the task at hand.

One of the pluses of the electronic set is when a student is playing along with music, we can just plug an iPod, Kindle, whatever, into the system, dial in the perfect matching volume between music and drums...and not go deaf. No muss, no fuss, no headphones needed, unless the student wants them...I have plenty.

I am in my own building, so unlike many of the shoebox sized studios i have worked in, I have a lot of space (17'x22'), a waiting area for parents, and since it's one open area, if parents come in the building they are sitting in on the lesson. There is ample parking and I am conveniently located near a major intersection, and right next to a major shopping center (Wal-Mart, Staples. Weiss Supermarket, Pep Boys, etc.). In fact many parents go shopping while their children are taking their lessons. Some even walk! I'm that close.

I am also a Certified Plus drum dealer, so if students need some equipment, we can usually handle that too.

*** Specialties ***
I adapt my style to each student and usually hand write everything for quite awhile. There's a lot to cover and it enables me to break from standard procedure when beneficial. I play and teach all styles and genres, so I feel comfortable with pretty much everything.
I use numerous books for many different purposes well beyond the scope of what's listed below.
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January 12, 2015
Vince S.
My son has been taking lessons with Ed since he was 5. Ed was very patient dealing with a high energy child who had a limited attention span. Eight years later, we are still seeing Ed weekly for lessons and my son has turned into a well-rounded musician. Ed tailors the lessons to my son's musical interests and takes an interest in what is going on in his life.

We have gone to see Ed perform in several venues and he always takes the time to talk to us during his break. I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed for those at any skill level.
October 29, 2014
Ellen L.
Ed is an excellent and the best drum teacher .

My son loves taking drum lessons from Ed since he was 4 ! He is very knowledgeable and super patient . My family enjoyed Ed's performance very much and also very satisfied for the progress my son made from him class .He always pay highly attention to his student

I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed!
May 10, 2013
Vincent M.
Awesome Teacher- 5 Stars!

Ed is pretty cool and an awesome teacher! I've been taking lessons since 7th grade. I'm now in high school and still love playing drums, thanks to Ed. I give him 5 stars!

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Ed R.

Norristown, PA

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Kevin W.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Private Drum Teacher

I offer a comprehensive program that can accommodate any student's specific needs or interests. It is important to me that the student learns to play the drums for the sake of a musical context, rather than focusing on technique. I teach technique as a tool for making music. I aim to teach people how to be musicians first and foremost, and how to be drummers second.

About Kevin

My approach to teaching has a very heavy emphasis on implementing the idea of mindfulness into the students life. I have found that this is not only the quickest way to learn, but also the most motivating way to learn any skill for both my students and myself. A simple awareness of the finite details that go into a craft, while at the same time acting upon them in way that is loose and detached has helped me learn an array of new skills and has profoundly changed my life as well as others for the better.

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March 24, 2016
Christopher
Very knowledgeable. I liked being educated or informed about the process of my son's lesson before and after.
June 6, 2015
Sally G.
After 30 years I finally decided to learn how to play drums. Kevin clearly knows what he's doing in any genre of drumming! It seemed like every lesson he had a clear/thorough plan, didn't stress me out by teaching to rapidly, or bore me by going to slowly. A very solid teacher.
June 6, 2015
Sam K.
Been trying to get my middle-schooler to practice for a few years now. It's like pulling teeth.

Kevin has somehow broken through to him. Fun lessons. Incredibly useful homework. Couldn't recommend him more.

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Kevin W.

Philadelphia, PA

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David P.

Philadelphia, PA 19146

(5)

Private Drum Teacher

I teach various styles of music including, jazz, fusion, funk, latin,and rock. I teach rudiments and classical drum technique utilizing various method books in order to facilitate proper technique, coordination,chart reading, and overall musicianship.

About David

I teach children, adolescents , and adults. I have also worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience teaching special education with my experience studying and teaching music performance. I am very enthusiastic about teaching students at advanced levels as well. I teach piano and drumset. I teach various styles of music and hope to engender my students' love for music and the arts. I consider myself a mentor, a Music Therapist, and an educator.

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April 5, 2017
Jenifer
David explains things in a manner that I could easily understand. He was calm, patient, and respectful of skill level.
June 16, 2015
J M.
Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!
April 1, 2015
Janna R.
David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!

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David P.

Philadelphia, PA

(5)
Private Drum Teacher

Experienced drum teacher of 7 years! My lesson plan is simple : 1. we warm up with basic beats + rudiments + paradiddles, 2. we focus on rhythm + proper technique, and 3. we play a song that incorporates the techniques we're working on.

The time devoted to each portion of the lesson is totally adjustable. You will learn what you want to learn at your own pace.

About Ryan

Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Teaches locally, in-studio, and online. Occasionally travels to Japan to perform + teach.

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June 2, 2017
Akemi
I could not ask for more in a teacher. Ryan is amazing in every way. He has been teaching my 4 year old son the drums for nearly a year. When my son started lessons, he was actually below the minimum age for students, but he shared a passion for music that Ryan was willing to cultivate and be patient with.

Ryan is versatile in his teaching methods, creative, open, patient. Teaching a young student, Ryan adjusted to teaching music reading fundamentals with colors and shapes. He also figured out ways to correct, critique and build all the while building a young child's confidence.

Ryan provides a written evaluation of our son annually and has him prepare for two public recitals a year. Ryan integrates modern technology into the lessons to quickly provide feedback and create customized beats and tempos to practice to.

Above all, Ryan smiles and laughs. He makes every lesson pleasant and we treasure him, truly.
February 5, 2017
Matthew K.
Awesome first lesson with Ryan, he teaches at whatever pace you learn best at.
August 27, 2016
Dat T.
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.

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Ryan S.

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Patrick R.

Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Private Drum Teacher

I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.

I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing

About Patrick

7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions:
- Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance
- Drexel University: Westphal college of media
- Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program

Drumming for over 25 years.
Performed acoustic and/or electronic drums on over 12 recordings
Rehearsed and performed local or touring in over 10 bands.

Electronic instrument service/customization for 10 years.

Since 2016, I've given drum-lessons my home studio; teaching rock/jazz/metal/rap and more to students 6 and up.

Presently on staff at Philadelphia School of Rock.

Expertise in drum machines for fresh perspectives on kit or computer.

With training in Psychology and Dance, I teach RHYTHM for exercise and meditation as much as for musical empowerment

and expression.
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Patrick R.

Philadelphia, PA

Private Drum Teacher

A quick introduction to learning to play the drums/ drum kit. Whether you are new to music or switching from another instrument, the drum kit is an easy instrument to get going on!

About Jean Pierre

Hello! I am a 25-Year-old percussionist. I am currently working with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe.

I have been casually teaching private lessons on the side since 2016 and I am currently available to teach lessons at online. I have helped my students with learning to read music, developing a good technical basis for future development, audition preparation and performance tips.

Jean Pierre V received his training at the University of Malta in 2016 where he received a degree in Music Performance. As an expert in his field, Jean Pierre looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Jean's teaching style is engaging and progress-oriented, yet still ensuring good technical basis.

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September 27, 2019
Thomas
Jean Pierre helped my daughter fulfill her dream of playing the drums. His lessons are fun and my daughter is always enthusiastically practicing for her next lesson.
Highly recommended.
September 25, 2019
Gabriel
Drumming lessons with Jean Pierre are very good. He is a patient, and well mannered teacher and is very knowledgeable both academically and practically in music especially on the drums. I would definiatly recommend him if you wish to start drumming like Neil Peart.
August 1, 2019
Chris
An outstanding teacher with hands-on experience in what it means to be working in the music industry. Jean Pierre has delightedly helped me read some very hard music in a past concert we had together and also prepped me up for an audition with a foreign orchestra. Highly suggest!!!

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Kyle A.

Philadelphia, PA 19134


Private Drum Teacher

I'm a working, professional drummer performing regularly with top artists in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, and previously directed a collegiate jazz program. As a teacher, I believe in letting students choose their own paths. Set your goals, and I'll show you the quickest way to reach them, covering all the technical and theoretical information you'll need as we go. No matter your experience level or area of interest, I can help you get to where you want to go!

About Kyle

I'm a professional jazz drummer with 17 years of playing experience, and 10+ years of teaching experience. I have a Bachelors of Music Education from WV Wesleyan College, and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Indiana University.

As a freelance performer, I've played in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and all around West Virginia. I've shared the stage with jazz artists such as Marcus Printup, Sean Jones, Richie Cole, Chuck Redd, Behn Gillece, John Swana, and many more.

As a teacher, I've taught private lessons for 10+ years, and was a full time professor of music at WV Wesleyan College from 2015-2019. At Wesleyan I lectured in music theory, music history, cultural studies, taught private lessons, and directed all jazz ensembles. Though jazz is my specialty, I teach all genre

s and styles from pop to rock to funk to Cuban to Brazilian and beyond.

My teaching is always student focused - the student is in charge of what they study. Once we establish what your goals are, I'll show you all the technique, theory, repertoire, and information you'll need to reach them as quickly as possible.

I look forward to learning about what you want to accomplish!
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Philadelphia, PA

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Steven
"This is the guy!

Well, where to start....As a drummer, he is "virtuoso". I've been a drummer for quite a few year and found out about Keith through a fri
end. I was looking for a drum instructor/coach/colleague who I could use as a way to tune up, wait for it..............I found so much more in Keith. We spent a session analyzing my technique and Keith was quick to analyze and develop a plan to take me to the next, and next, and next level. As I'm the drummer in a substantial group "DC Stimulus",I often looked forward to meeting with Keith as someone who has been through the trials and tribulations before and was able to offer great advise Like gold this guy is!
Back to the basics. Because of Keith, I (re)discovered the sooooooo important point building a drummers metaphorical castle on a sound foundation. If you're looking for someone to start with on you drummers journey or an experienced drummer who is looking for a coach who is vastly qualified to critique (therefore improve) your technique, Keith is your guy. Keith, I love you man!! I look forward to drumming with you again!!!!!!!!!"
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Will
"Josh is the absolute most attentive music teacher any of my kids have ever had. He spoke with my son in a manner that was welcoming, understandable and pa
tient! No temperament at all. He praised at the right times to encourage my son and quickly corrected issues. The lesson continued without breaks for the whole hour plus, but seemed like 15 minutes. I was incredibly impressed and also had a very entertaining time as I learned about drums in the process. Also, my son has ADHD. I thought my son would have trouble focusing. But with Josh's innate ability to work with him, the ADHD never was an issue. I would totally recommend Josh to anyone wanting to learn drums. Absolutely great session. Also, getting a sampling of his drumming skills was so very cool to see."
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Gage
"Very good with my son. He opened up more to her during the first lesson than in 3 months with his previous instructor."
Matt
"Bobby has a wealth of knowledge and passion about music and can help you learn how to play your favorite songs on drums from any genre (alternative, indie
, pop, hip-hop, jazz, classic rock, dance and more). 2 months ago, I knew nothing about drums, and in just 9 lessons so far I can now play a handful of songs and grooves. I learn so much each lesson, and Bobby does everything he can to help me succeed. I highly recommend Bobby."
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Ramya
"Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorp
orate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice."
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Jennifer
"gives good feedback. Really helpful and kind."
Chris
"Jim is my good friend. He is a master drummer and an even better person. I could not possibly recommend a better teacher for you or your child to take dru
ms lessons with! -Chris"
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John
"Mike has been teaching our son Luis for almost 5 years now. He’s now ten and his play is amazing. Equally as importantly as his knowledge and high skill
level, he is a patient and kind man who is great with kids. He built a strong relationship with my son and as a result, Luis loves playing drums. He has just the right balance of support and encouragement to get him to learn without feeling like he’s pressured or it’s homework. Passion make perfect!!! I highly recommend Mike as a teacher for students of any age. He Rocks in many ways!"
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Pam
"My daughter has been taking lessons with Brandon at the School of Rock in Madison for 4 years . Brandon was the musical director of several performance ca
mps , where the kids participating would learn songs and perform them live in front of an audience after 4 months of intense practices .
Brandon is a great teacher , very good with kids . He was instrumental in helping my daughter become a professional musician , overcome her shyness on stage and taught her the value of hard work, perseverance , and working as a team . I cannot say enough about Brandon’s abilities . He is fantastic !"
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