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.
Speaks English, French
Teaching since 2011
Teaches students 5 and up
Our son loved his first lesson!
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!Show More
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
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 !!!Show More
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.
My daughter can't stop talking about how fun her drum lessons are with Adam!
Adam is a great teacher. He's very knowledgeable and always makes lessons fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.
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.Show More
My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week. Adam is a fun and patient teacher.
Wonderful piano teacher, Adam definitely know how to make learning fun for little ones. My 5 yrs old enjoy playing very much. Thank you, 😀😀😀
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!Show More
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.
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!
He's very helpful, great with kids and positive attitude. My daughter likes him because he's a fun teacher.
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!Show More
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!!Show More
Adam did a great job!
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!
Really good and patient with my 6yr old even gives him homework to practice until his next lesson
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
String Theory Performing Arts Charter School
I teach drum lessons and help with rehearsals at a performing arts charter school during the school day
Holy Child School at Rosemont
I teach drum lessons after school
Rock to the Future
I've taught group lessons for drums and guitar for summer camps for the past 3 years
The Napoli School of Music and Dance
I used to teach drum and piano lessons here
Strath Haven High School
I used to help run the drumline and teach students in rehearsals during the summers before the marching band season
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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