Adam Shumski

Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA

About Adam S.

Background check: Last verified 06/28/2016
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Adam teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: October 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday


As a recent graduate of Temple University with a degree in Jazz Drum Set Performance, Adam is an active performer and educator in the Philadelphia area. His performance experience covers a wide range of genres including jazz, rock, pop and electronic music, and has lead to multiple tours throughout the United States and Europe. As a music teacher, Adam has maintained an extensive resume by working for The String Theory Performing Arts Charter School, The Holy Child School at Rosemont, The Napoli School of Music and Dance, Strath Haven High School, and community-building organizations such as "Rock to the Future" and Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ's Youth Outreach Program.

Photos and Videos

Performing with Vita and the Woolf at WXPN's Xponential Music Festival in Camden, NJ.


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

Teach private group lessons and conduct rehearsals with students ages 12 to 17.

Drum Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
Holy Child School at Rosemont

Teach private lessons to students ages 8 to 14.

Drumline Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present
Strath Haven High School

Teach students and conduct Marching Band rehearsals.

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

Teach private lessons to students ages 5 to 40, with material including drum set playing, rudimental and orchestral snare drum playing, and music theory.

Assistant Teacher
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
Rock to the Future

Teach private lessons to children ages 8 to 18, with material including rock and pop song formation, drum set playing, and music theory.

Assist staff members with student group ensembles and managing recreation time.

Group Drum Instructor
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ

Teach private lessons to children ages 13 to 18, with material including drum set playing, music theory, and song formation within church music.

Music Department Intern
Aug 2010 - Nov 2010
Central York School District

Observe and assist in multiple small group lessons per day, teach private lessons in a classroom setting and give personalized instruction during band rehearsals.


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

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


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

15 Reviews on Adam S.

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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.
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!
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.
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