- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
- November 2005
I started playing drums at the age of 8. My playing experience began in church. I participated in the marching, concert, and jazz bands in middle and high school. By the time I had reached the age of 17, I began playing drums professionally when I was offered the opportunity to play for Dove Award-winning, Grammy nominated Southern Gospel group The Martins. After high school, I went on to study music at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas on a music scholarship.
I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Atlanta Institute of Music. After graduating from AIM, I began teaching privately and playing with various artists/groups around town. The summer of 2011, I embarked upon the “opportunity of a lifetime” to tour with 2x Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop group Arrested Development in Europe. From there, I toured with the group in Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, and Qatar.
• Coordinated Class Schedule
o Schedule initial class times via email and/or telephone correspondence
o Use teacher roster to monitor student attendance
o Rectify any scheduling conflicts through scheduling “make-ups” or rescheduling class
• Established and Executed Class Curriculum
o Assess student upon enrollment
o Teach curriculum established based on student initial assessment and assign weekly assignments
• Performed Student Evaluations
o Monitor student progress weekly and monthly, make recommendations, and establish new short term and long term goals
I'm happily surprised at how much my daughter has learned in so little time. She also seems to really like her instructor, Allen.
My son has always wanted to learn to play the drum. I contacted Take Lessons and was connected to Mr. Allen. As was expected, my son was a little nervous for his first lesson. After meeting with his teacher, Mr. Allen, he became very comfortable and was eager to attend class each week and was ready to learn. He loves learning to play the drum and he loves his teacher. Thanks Mr. Allen for being the patient and kind instructor that you are.+ Read More
Mr. Allen was very patient with my son. This was my sons first time taking music lessons of any kind and he was really comfortable with Mr. Allen. My son was very excited to return for his lessons week after week. He actually learned how to read several notes and play a little beat. We're very pleased.+ Read More