Casey Crogan

Casey C.

Marietta, GA

Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have 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. I have the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers! My approach focuses on:
-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
-gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer
-learning your favorite songs on drums
-how to play in a band
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Casey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2000

Hi I'm a 31 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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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

Photos & Videos

Drum Studio aka "BeatLab"

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Casey soloing with The Symphony Crack Orchestra Live at Terminal West in Atlanta
Casey Playing A Song With The Symphony Crack Orchestra
Found some trash in the storage room of the venue, decided to "recycle" it for the big drum solo!!
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23 Reviews

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Connor Sep 20, 2017
Drum · In home

Very informative. My son enjoyed the lesson very much.

Kim Jul 15, 2017
Drum · In home

We have been amazed at what Casey has been able to teach our daughter in a short period. He's great with our daughter despite her reluctant attitude sometimes and he always makes it fun for her. Very talented drummer and instructor, highly recommend!!

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Caleb Dec 29, 2015
Drum · In studio

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!

Mioshey T. Dec 10, 2015
Drum · In studio

He is great with my son. He's very friendly and able to teach my son who is autistic. Very pleasant!

Eliza F. Nov 21, 2015
Drum · In studio

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

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

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.

Mioshey T. Nov 21, 2015
Drum · In studio

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.

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.

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!!

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!

Annie C. Jul 27, 2015
Drum · In studio

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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Audra D. Jul 23, 2015
Drum · In studio

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

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!

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Petra V. Dec 10, 2014
Drum · In studio

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.

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Vicky T. Feb 12, 2014
Drum ·

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
Drum ·

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
Drum ·

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!

Mercedes M. Dec 2, 2013
Drum ·

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!

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Izzy M. Dec 2, 2013
Drum ·

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!

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Joe B. Nov 12, 2013
Drum ·

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.

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Stacy S. Mar 11, 2013
Drum ·

Outstanding Drum Instructor

Casey has been instructing our 9-year old son for over a year. He is an outstanding drum instructor and I highly recommend him. Casey goes above and beyond as an instructor and his passion for music AND teaching is always evident. Casey connected with our son by taking the time and effort to get to know him to understand how he learns and what he likes. He adapts his approach to ensure our son is having fun while learning. Best of all, the results are tangible ... our son enjoys his lessons, looks forward to practicing, and has learned how to play and read music. I would not hesitate in the least in hiring Casey as an instructor.

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Casey C. Mar 7, 2013
Drum ·

Fun and Effective!

I thought I had no rhythm. I never played drums. After a couple hours with Casey I can play rock beats and even at least play to some songs on my Ipod. Great teacher!!!

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