Austin Gaske

Austin G.

Rockville, MD

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Austin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 2010

Music is something that everyone can share and express themselves through, and i want to help everyone to find that avenue of expression! I studied drums at the Drummers Collective in New York City, where i studied several genres of music. I play everything from rock, jazz, soul, R&B, Caribbean, and Latin music. If a student is interested in a certain style of music i would be happy to dive into that further, or explore other genres that may peek interest. The difference between me and many other teachers is that i genuinely love teaching and watching my students grow as players and musicians. I am excited to say that I am now set up to teach online! If you have Skype or FaceTime and live anywhere in the continental United States, I am available for drum lessons!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm here to motivate students to be the best they can be, and to answer any questions or concerns they may have about their instrument. I teach out of several books that will help develop and improve, technique, reading, and listening skills. Unlike some, i don't just "go through the motions" when teaching. I like to adapt to the students specific style of learning, so they have fun while developing a solid understanding of the material as well as practice habits. I also distribute recommended listening and encourage students to create their own rhythms and/or songs to develop musical creativity. My goal as a teacher is to cater to the wants and needs of the student, as well as create a solid foundation of rhythm and music history.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drum sets. One electric and one acoustic. Congas and bongos. Piano, bass guitar, and webcam. Open and comfortable space with plenty of room for a parent to sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
metronome, and practice pads

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean

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Jan 2010 - Present

Watching students who love to play and grow as musicians is why I teach.


Mar 2008 - Jul 2010
The Collective School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jan 2010
The Collective School of Music

The Collective is one of the nations premier music schools with an emphasis on drummers. I have learned from some of the worlds most sought after players and teachers.

Photos & Videos

Electric drums and rudiment station!

Lesson space



14 Reviews

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Seynan C. Feb 18, 2016
Drum · In studio

Austin is really a great teacher! He is so patient and have a lot of funny ways to help my son enjoys playing drums!

Andrew O. Nov 25, 2015
Drum · In home

Very good teacher. He definitely knows music

Lethe L. May 14, 2015
Drum · In studio

Great teacher! :)

Lethe L. Apr 29, 2015
Drum · In studio

Great experience

Alex T. Mar 27, 2015
Drum · Online

He is excellent. goes above and beyond to make sure I'm learning and enjoying my lessons. I've noticed significant improvement already in only 3 lessons. Will definitely continue and recommend him very highly!

Trudy Z. Jan 6, 2015
Drum · In studio

Austin was a spectacular teacher. He established my knowledge of music quickly, and then got right to teaching. His teaching style is highly personalized for each person, allowing them to expand on their own music tastes and learn new things. In each lesson, I learned something new, and every half hour there was enjoyable. Austin was also very friendly, allowing me to feel at ease in a comfortable environment as I learned. And learn I did. During the time I was with Austin, I learned much about rudiments, sticking, the drums themselves, and music in general. Besides that, Austin also helped me find a good set to use, advising me on quality and prices.

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Renee M. Jun 15, 2014
Drum · In home

Austin is a terrific teacher. He has a very fun, comfortable rapport with my son, and does a great job of tailoring each lesson to his skill and interest level.

Rami S. Apr 18, 2013
Drum ·

Cool and knowledgable

Austin is a great teacher, patient and knowledgable. The lessons go fast as we practice techniques and music styles. Highly recommended!

Aleks S. Sep 21, 2012
Drum ·

Highly Recommend Austin G

Austin is a wonderfully knowledgable and experienced drummer and teacher. He has been great with our son and makes the learning fun!

Rami S. Sep 18, 2012

Austin G. - Drums teacher

No pressure and kind. Very patient and full of ideas to break down pieces to comprehensible pieces. Highly recommended.

Charlie Y. Sep 3, 2012

He knows how to teach

Austin is great teacher. Before I met him, I never touched a real drum yet. However, after 3 lessons with him, I can play with a piece of rock music of Elton John. He can find different options to practice the same routine and help overcome rookie's common mistakes. Great drummer teacher!

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laurak Apr 26, 2012

Austin is a wonderful instructor. He is very warm and has a ton of patience.

MarilynL Nov 16, 2011

Rhythm tutorial for music therapist

I wanted to learn how to "translate" popular rhythms for drum kit into rhythms that could be played on one djembe drum and a temple block set. Austin was extremely knowledgeable, creative and professional in his approach. I have already taught some of the rhythms he showed me to some of my clients, and they are enjoying it very much.

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MarinaR1 Dec 31, 2010

Playing drums is fun

Austin is a great instructor, he makes lessons fun and you can learn how to play a song of your choice after a few lessons.

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