Andy Pruyn
Dallas, TX
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Andy Pruyn

Andy P.

Dallas, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Take online drum lessons with Andy and learn drumming from home! 

I love to help students achieve their goals in music! I customize lessons for each student, point out their successes, and share with them how to improve. I have a smart setup with 2 drumsets, headphone monitoring, metronome, play along tracks, and microphones.

Why take lessons?
There is no substitute for one-on-one instruction tailored to fit each student's needs. Imagine having the chance to practice a sport with an Olympic coach! Unlike traditional academic tutoring, lessons are helpful for students who struggle, students in the middle of the pack, and students who excel and need enrichment.

About Andy P.

Take online drum lessons with Andy and learn drumming from home!
He teaches ages 7 to 77+ at any experience level.   

Andy is a Dallas area drummer who has been playing music for 33 years. He has experience playing jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, latin, ska, reggae, gospel, CCM, blues, country, rudimental, orchestral, and improvisational music.

He has performed with Lee Greenwood, The Katinas, Steve Hindalong, Steve Archer, Janice Archer Cruse, John Cruse, Mark Blankenship, Camp Kirkland, Galen Jeter Jazz Orchestra, Crosswinds Jazz Orchestra, Daniel E. Rodriguez, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, Dallas Praise Jazz Orchestra, Toledo Glassmen (DCI), Seven Day Walk, Ken Savage & the Best Kept Secret, Mosaic Minds, The Magnets, Fink and numerous churches in North Texas.

While attending Northern Kentucky University, Andy studied percussion with Mr. Jensen of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, Andy performed in the Kentucky All-Collegiate Jazz Ensemble at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Annual Convention. Andy graduated from NKU with a Bachelor’s in Music Education.

Andy has taught drums and percussion for 22 years in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Wisconsin, Brazil, & Russia. His affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society and the Vic Firth Education Team.

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Mr. Pruyn has been teaching my middle school daughter for the past 2.5 years. The progress she has made is astounding. He is the right mix of detail oriented and encouraging. He is what every music teacher should be, and I should know because I am one myself. I Ccnnot rate him highly enough.

Posted Apr 1, 2020

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Percussion Teacher
Aug 1998 - Present

Percussion Studio

Take online drum lessons with Andy and learn drumming from home! He teaches ages 7 to 77+ at any experience level.    Andy is a Dallas area drummer who has been playing music for 33 years. He has experience playing jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, latin, ska, reggae, gospel, CCM, blues, country, rudimental, orchestral, and improvisational music. He has performed with Lee Greenwood, The Katinas, Steve Hindalong, Steve Archer, Janice Archer Cruse, John Cruse, Mark Blankenship, Camp Kirkland, Galen Jeter Jazz Orchestra, Crosswinds Jazz Orchestra, Daniel E. Rodriguez, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, Dallas Praise Jazz Orchestra, Toledo Glassmen (DCI), Seven Day Walk, Ken Savage & the Best Kept Secret, Mosaic Minds, The Magnets, Fink and numerous churches in North Texas. While attending Northern Kentucky University, Andy studied percussion with Mr. Jensen of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, Andy performed in the Kentucky All-Collegiate Jazz Ensemble at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Annual Convention. Andy graduated from NKU with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. Andy has taught drums and percussion for 22 years in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Wisconsin, Brazil, & Russia. His affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society and the Vic Firth Education Team.

Education

Bachelors Degree in Music Education: Percussion
Aug 1997 - May 2002

Northern Kentucky University

Languages

Music

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Music Educator
Jun 2003

State of Texas

Affiliations

Vic Firth Education Team
Sep 2003
The Vic Firth Company is proud to be among the most educationally conscientious companies in the music industry. Vic Firth Company has collaborated with some of the top educational minds around the globe to support percussion education. As we witness the growth of percussion education, we are encouraged to further develop and diversify our already highly successful program. Started in 1997 as a means to foster dialogue between percussion educators of all levels and strengths, the Vic Firth Education Team remains the industry’s innovating force in providing resources to percussion educators. As we witness the growth of percussion education, we are encouraged to further develop and diversify our already highly successful program.
Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2002
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.
Percussive Arts Society, The
Nov 1993
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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