Adam Shumski

Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
October 2011


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.



Drum Instructor
Oct 2015 - Present
String Theory Performing Arts Charter School

I teach drum lessons and help with rehearsals at a performing arts charter school during the school day

Drum Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
Holy Child School at Rosemont

I teach drum lessons after school

Drum and Guitar Teacher
Oct 2014 - Present
Rock to the Future

I've taught group lessons for drums and guitar for summer camps for the past 3 years

Drum Instructor
Oct 2012 - Nov 2017
The Napoli School of Music and Dance

I used to teach drum and piano lessons here

Drumline Instructor
Aug 2014 - Aug 2017
Strath Haven High School

I used to help run the drumline and teach students in rehearsals during the summers before the marching band season


Music Performance on Drum Set
Aug 2011 - Present
Temple University
Bachelor's of Music
Aug 2011 - Present
Temple University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Edwin B. Garrigues Scholarship
May 2015
Temple University
Millard E. Gladfelter Scholarship
May 2014
Temple University

Photos & Videos

Photo by Adam S.

Playing at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

Teaching a guitar class during a music summer camp in Philadelphia

Teaching a bucket drumming class

Live video session with my band Vita and the Woolf
In the studio recording a new song

Official music video for "Luna" by Maitland. I play drums on this song.
Performing at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia

Performing with Ellen Siberian Tiger
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19 Reviews

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Izzy T. Sep 24, 2018
Piano · In home

Our son loved his first lesson!

Ellen T. Jul 19, 2018
Drum · In studio

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!

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Odessa Mitchell Jul 19, 2018
Piano · In home

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

Dave Jul 18, 2018
Piano · In home

Adam is a thoughtful teacher. I feel supported and motivated in our lessons and I’ve learned a lot since we started, at first I knew some things but not a lot now I know a lot more and I understand better the things I already knew. Piano is getting more and more fun as I progress because I can play cooler and cooler things. Take lessons with Adam !!!

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Zack Jul 10, 2016
Drum · Online

Adam is awesome!!!! I wasn't quite sure how the online lessons would work but I'm really glad I signed up with him. He makes things easy to understand and is very patient. Would definitely recommend.

Jess Jul 7, 2016
Drum · In studio

My daughter can't stop talking about how fun her drum lessons are with Adam!

Margaret Jul 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

Adam is a great teacher. He's very knowledgeable and always makes lessons fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.

Collin Jun 8, 2016
Drum · In studio

My lessons with Adam are always a blast! He is able to explain concepts in a very succinct and simple way and gives respectful, positive feedback helping the student to confidently confront new ideas. His knowledge and mastery of the drums is apparent through is ability to answer questions thoroughly and effectively. Adam creates a comfortable and fun learning environment with his friendly personality and great sense of humor.

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Patty G. Oct 4, 2015
Piano · In home

My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week. Adam is a fun and patient teacher.

Anson P. Aug 29, 2015
Piano · In home

Wonderful piano teacher, Adam definitely know how to make learning fun for little ones. My 5 yrs old enjoy playing very much. Thank you, 😀😀😀

Julia W. Jul 31, 2015
Drum · In studio

Adam has a warm, easygoing nature that really endears him to Isaiah. Adam genuinely seems to enjoy teaching, which results in Isaiah coming out of his lessons feeling accomplished and enthusiastic. Isaiah is now more self-directed and motivated when it comes to practicing at home. Thanks Adam!

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Austin Jul 21, 2015
Drum · In home

Adam is an awesome drum teacher. My son is only 5 and I wasn't sure he was ready to learn the drums, but Adam breaks things down and makes it simple for even youngsters to learn. He is always on time and very polite. Would highly recommend.

Jack S. Jul 4, 2015
Drum · In studio

My son had his first lesson today and I can't wait for more. He tends to be very opinionated and distracted but Adam was incredibly patient. My son went on and on about how much he liked him on the way home. Love him!

Kirsten E. Jun 26, 2015
Piano · In home

He's very helpful, great with kids and positive attitude. My daughter likes him because he's a fun teacher.

Kelly M. Jun 15, 2015
Drum · In studio

I briefly took up drums during college out of personal interest and Adam was an excellent teacher. Although I was nervous about beginning a new instrument as an adult, he made our lessons both comfortable and challenging. He was very accommodating. More than that, he always had something I could practice at home to hone my skills between lessons. This made our time together very productive. Still, my favorite thing about Adam was his sense of humor and his passion for drumming. His love for music is contagious and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to take up something new or even just improve their skills!

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Ryan S. May 16, 2015
Drum · In home

Adam is an exceptional teacher!! His passion for percussion radiates off him and is contagious to others. Adams best quality as an instructor however, is his unshakable patience and light, funny sense of humor that keeps me not only interested in digesting difficult material but also makes me want to come back for more. Adam makes you feel as if no question is a dumb question and is happy to take you along the journey that is mastering an instrument. Great teacher and great guy!! Highly recommended!! his chops are unreal I might add!!

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Angela O. Apr 22, 2015
Drum · Online

Adam did a great job!

Jill R. Jan 17, 2015
Drum · In home

Adam is a wonderful drum teacher. He relates well with my son and makes the lesson constructive, yet fun. He is reliable and comes at our scheduled time every week. My son looks forward to his lessons and likes Adam as his teacher!

Ashley J. Aug 29, 2014
Drum · In studio

Really good and patient with my 6yr old even gives him homework to practice until his next lesson

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