Austin Gaske

Austin G.

12 Reviews
Rockville, MD

About Austin G.

Background check: Last verified 10/30/2014
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Austin teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2010
Last sign in: 4 days ago


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

Photos and Videos

My lesson space


Teaching Jan 2010 - Present

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


Certificate Mar 2008 - Jul 2010
The Collective School of Music

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate 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.

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12 Reviews on Austin G.

Lethe L. May 14, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher! :)
Lethe L. Apr 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Great experience
Alex T. Mar 27, 2015
Drum · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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.
Renee M. Jun 15, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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!
laurak Apr 26, 2012
Austin is a wonderful instructor. He is very warm and has a ton of patience.