Casey Crogan

Casey C.

12 Reviews
Atlanta, GA
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Background check: Last verified 01/22/2015
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Casey teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: August 2000
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Hi I'm a 29 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past 5 years I have toured nationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained a positive reputation in the Atlanta community as a unique, innovative, and passionate drum teacher. I studied music at The University of Mississippi and I am qualified to teach numerous styles including Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronica, World and many others. I have years of experience teaching private and group lessons (I'm a recurring Camp Counselor in Summer music programs). I offer inspired beginning drummers of all ages the chance to learn the art of drum set playing within a basic, relaxed, and fun context.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My drum studio includes 2 drum kits to help aid in visual learning, percussion instruments from around the world, a PA system to play along to music and great vibes!

*** Travel Equipment ***
For student's home lessons I require at least one drum or drum set.

*** Specialties ***
Based within a fun, relaxed context, Casey has developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. He has the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers. His approach focuses on: HAVING FUN, building an understanding and relationship with each drum, the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming, how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums, basic mechanical techniques, development of each limb, learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them, learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set, and gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer.

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Drum Studio aka "BeatLab"


Professional Drummer Jan 2004 - Present


Bachelor of Arts Aug 2004 - Jan 2009
University of Mississippi


Drum Instructor/Camp Counselor Jan 2013
Music Matters Inc


"Best of the Fest" Apr 2013
IndieWeek Ireland
3x Georgia Music Award artist Jan 2012
Georgia Music Awards
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12 Reviews on Casey C.

Annie C. Jul 27, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
When I say he is the best instructor ever, I mean that he is the BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! I took lessons from a teacher closer to where I live, however, did not feel I was effectively learning. I decided to look in the Atlanta area for someone, thinking there would be more options. Casey came up so I decided to give him a try. The hour+ drive I take to get to him is 110% worth it. I have learned so much from him; he is incredibly talented and has the best teaching strategies...not to mention he is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I look forward to continuing to work with him. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to seriously learn to play drums.
Audra Durham Jul 23, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Best drumming instructor ever: funny, patient, knowledgeable, and great with kids! My 9-year-old looks forward to his lessons every week.
Stephanie R. Dec 11, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is a very informative and positive teacher. A good guy all around. He pushes you outside your comfort zone and makes you somehow feel comfortable there. Very professional and cares about the success of his students. I highly recommend him regardless of your age or ability. One lesson and you'll be hooked on the drums!
Petra V. Dec 10, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
We moved to Atlanta this summer, looking out for a new drum teacher for our 10 year old son David. And there he is: absolutely smart, stunningly relaxed, ever so patient and polite and - most of all - so funny and inspiring while teaching my child! Just within these three months passed David has made such remarkable progress, playing many new rhythms and patterns, doing drum solos for minutes and improving his whole attitude. If you want a positive chemistry for your child's musical development I can fully recommend Casey as an instructor.
Vicky T. Feb 12, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent Drumming Teacher

Casey C. is the best teacher for drumming lesson. Sometime I came to his house 5-10 minute late he still give a some extra time. Very understanding teacher. I enjoy every lesson with Casey.
Marco G. Jan 10, 2014
Verified Student
Easy to learn drums with him

Casey is an awesome drums instructor. Very easy going and professional. If you are looking into learning to play the drums in a fun way Casey is your guy. Great drummer!
Sabina B. Dec 19, 2013
Verified Student
Awesome teacher

Having no previous experience with drums and playing along with my favorite songs in few weeks is pretty amazing. Casey is easygoing and has a great ability to teach in a fun way. I definitely enjoy learning from this skilled musician!
Izzy M. Dec 2, 2013
Passionate & Reliable

Casey has been an amazing drum teacher. He understands my style of music and motivates me to become a better performer. I've improved lightyears since taking lessons fro him. He always has a positive attitude and is extremely reliable and punctual, which can be very rare in the music industry. I am so happy I met Casey!
Mercedes M. Dec 2, 2013
Great teacher with a lot of passion!!

I started taking lessons with Casey about 8 months ago. He is the third drum teacher I've had and I definitely won't be looking for another one! He has a lot of patience but is always striving to make me work harder and be a better musician. He is passionate about what he does and it shows! I've learned and grown as a musician significantly faster with Casey than any of my previous teachers. He makes the hard work fun! I would absolutely recommend him to beginners and intermediate players as well! He is a lot of fun and he's flexible! Try him out, you'll be rockin' in no time!
Joe B. Nov 12, 2013
Verified Student
Casey is professional and makes learing easy and fun.

Casey is an amazing teacher. I have ZERO musical talent and Casey had me playing songs within a week. He makes learning fun and very easy. He is very knowledgeable not to mention a pretty sick drummer.
I started taking drum lessons just to check it out... and I keep coming back to learn more.
If you want a very relaxed and good time while learning to play. Casey is your guy.