Casey Crogan

Casey C.

Atlanta, GA

About Casey C.

Background check: Last verified 03/15/2016
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Casey teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2000
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

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.

Photos and Videos

Drum Studio aka "BeatLab"

Experience

Professional Drummer

Jan 2004 - Present
Independent

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Aug 2004 - Jan 2009
University of Mississippi

Certifications

Drum Instructor/Camp Counselor

Jan 2013
Music Matters Inc

Awards

"Best of the Fest"

Apr 2013
IndieWeek Ireland

3x Georgia Music Award artist

Jan 2012
Georgia Music Awards
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21 Reviews on Casey C.

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Caleb Dec 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is easily a five-star instructor. My kind of guy! My eight (8) year old Caleb is excited and has not stopped practicing since we got home. Thanks Casey!
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Mioshey T. Dec 10, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is great with my son. He's very friendly and able to teach my son who is autistic. Very pleasant!
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Eliza F. Nov 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!
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Charles L. Nov 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons now for 9 months.Casey is always patient and ready to help.I am a 60 year old male and ,reading notes and learning interdependence from legs and arms in drumming is a real help to keep me sharp in the mind.If I do not understand a assignment Casey will video himself,so I can look back and see and hear the assignment. I would highly recommend Casey.
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Mioshey T. Nov 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Casey is the best. My 6 year old takes lessons from him and adores him. He is very friendly, patient, and understanding. We are very glad to have chosen him as our instructor.
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Mioshey T. Nov 21, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Casey is the best. My 6 year old takes lessons from him and adores him. He is very friendly, patient, and understanding. We are very glad to have chosen him as our instructor.
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Hope C. Nov 20, 2015
Drum · In home
Casey is an awesome teacher! He's really nice, encouraging, and has allowed to me to finally learn how to play the drums!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to give drumming a try.
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Laura Nov 20, 2015
Drum · In studio
Casey is a great teacher! I've really enjoyed my lessons with him! He makes learning drums tons of fun!!
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Tiffany B. Nov 20, 2015
Drum · In studio
Casey is amazing! During our lessons, not only did he provide me with the fundamentals for being a skilled drummer but also perfectly balanced challenging me while allowing me to express myself creatively. He is definitely the best!
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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.
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