Adam Shumski
Philadelphia, PA
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Adam Shumski

Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've toured the world playing music and have even taught SZA how to play drums. Let's begin this journey together with the convenience of online lessons!

About Adam S.

When I’m not on the road I’m a full time performer and educator in Philadelphia. I love teaching, and I love helping people achieve their goals, whatever they may be. And if you don't have any goals yet, I can help you with that too.

Feel free to ask me any questions. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!



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20 Reviews
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Learning from Adam was an amazing experience! He is extremely professional, welcoming and knowledgeable. His mentorship made me feel capable and confident as a musician. I’d recommend Adam to anyone.

Posted Nov 29, 2020
Izzy T.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Our son loved his first lesson!

Posted Sep 24, 2018
Ellen T.
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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!

Posted Jul 19, 2018
Odessa Mitchell
Profile-location-home Student's 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

Posted Jul 19, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's 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 !!!

Posted Jul 18, 2018
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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.

Posted Jul 10, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Jul 7, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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.

Posted Jul 7, 2016
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2016
Patty G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Oct 4, 2015
Anson P.
Profile-location-home Student's 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, 😀😀😀

Posted Aug 29, 2015
Julia W.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Jul 31, 2015
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Jack S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Jul 4, 2015
Kirsten E.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Kelly M.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's 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!

Posted Jun 15, 2015
Ryan S.
Profile-location-home Student's 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!!

Posted May 16, 2015
Angela O.
Profile-location-online Online

Adam did a great job!

Posted Apr 22, 2015
Jill R.
Profile-location-home Student's 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!

Posted Jan 17, 2015
Ashley J.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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

Posted Aug 29, 2014

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Drum Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present

Holy Child School at Rosemont

Teaching after school drum lessons to elementary and middle school students

Drum Instructor
Oct 2019 - Nov 2020

String Theory Performing Arts Charter School

Teaching drum lessons and percussion ensemble with middle school and high school students

Drum and Guitar Teacher
Oct 2014 - Nov 2019

Rock to the Future Summer Camps

Teaching drum lessons, guitar lessons, and leading rock band ensembles with elementary, middle, and high school students

Drum Instructor
Oct 2012 - Nov 2017

The Napoli School of Music and Dance

Teaching drum and piano lessons to elementary, middle, and high school students

Drumline Instructor
Aug 2014 - Aug 2017

Strath Haven High School

On staff for Marching Band pre-season. Teaching/leading rehearsals with high school students.


Bachelor's of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Temple University

Music Performance - Drum Set
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Temple University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Edwin B. Garrigues Scholarship
May 2015

Temple University

Millard E. Gladfelter Scholarship
May 2014

Temple University

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