Adam Shumski

Adam S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels Taught:
Students can expect a fun approach to piano in our lessons. I always tailor the curriculum to each individual and make sure there is never a dull moment. Take lessons with me and I'll make sure we progress together!
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Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
October 2011

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.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


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

Photos & Videos

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

Playing at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA

Playing at Vice Coffee in Philadelphia, PA

Playing at Boot and Saddle in Philadelphia, PA

Playing in New Orleans, LA

Playing in Austin, TX

Playing in Austin, TX

Playing at The Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA


15 Reviews

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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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