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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 as drummers.
Local drummers are an important influence not only in the realm of performing, but also as teachers and friends. Growing up in the Twin Cities, I’ve been able to hone my chops with truly inspirational drumming mentors (Steve Roehm, Phil Hey, Dave Hagedorn) while hearing awesome stories and making great friends along the way. And now that I teach drum lessons in Minneapolis, I have the opportunity to inspire students and share the knowledge that I have learned along the way.
In addition to all of the music venues in Minneapolis, the nearby Ellis Drum Shops offer another fantastic avenue for bringing together the local drumming community. The drum shops frequently host clinics from drumming legends and massive product giveaways, while also providing an environment for drummers to learn and share ideas with one another. If you are taking drum lessons in Minneapolis then you will no doubt benefit from the plethora of resources available here. No matter the time or place, Minneapolis continues to provide the perfect environment for countless local drummers to learn, grow, and find inspiration.
Have taught percussion to students working on Drum ad Mallet technique
- 9 Years Teaching Experience
- Professional Musician
- Flexible teaching style (written notation, ear training, play-a-long songs)
- Patient & fun learning environment
Rhythm is one of the essential elements of music. A background in drumming can help you to better understand any instrument.
19 Years playing experience, 9 years of teaching, stage performance, technique, rudiments, drills, fills, all styles, specializes in rock, funk, hip-hop and R&B.
We play drums because we want to have fun, so I always have my lessons centered around what ever the student wants to learn. We might learn some of your favorite songs, or figure out that really cool fill you heard. On top of that I like to try and challenge my students and give them things that they're not used to, or go outside there box, so to speak. We'll also talk about a little about music theory because I feel its important for students to know.
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