Chad Kimball

Chad K.

Austin, TX

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Chad delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

I have been called a drummer's drummer, meaning other drummers often come to see me play and enjoy my unique approach to the drum set. They often even come to take lessons with me to learn to be more creative.

While creativity and having my own voice on the drums has always been my strong suit, i am also a professionally trained drummer. I believe in having good technique - even if you don't know you're learning it at first. I believe in learning to play songs exactly as they were recorded before improvising.

You can only be as creative as your least developed skill.

I have been playing the drums since I was a wee lad and fell in love instantly. If you're at all interested in the drums, I know you will fall i love too - and if you think you're not able to learn, trust me, you are!

member and/or played in:
If the War Should End
Winter Wallace
Holy Fiction
Top 40 bands
Wedding bands
Private party bands

Studied under:
Chuck Flores (Woody Herman, Maynard Fergusan)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, studio musician)
Chuck Silverman (first person to develop latin grooves for drum set)
Rob Carson (2-time world snare drum champion, member of the Santa Clara Vanguard)

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Drum Teacher
Aug 2004 - Present
Drum Lessons with Chad

Learning to play the drums can be one of the most fulfilling things a person can do. I am grateful to say that I have been a conduit for my students to develop any level of skill at the drum set they put their minds to. I have worked with six-year-old beginners, to fifty-year-old advanced players, and no matter the skill level there is always something new to learn.

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Music Performance
Aug 2004 - Jun 2006
Musician's Institute


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend

My wife and I walking at our wedding in 2015

Boxed in playing for Shake Russel, and Stephanie Sharp


6 Reviews

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Christine Nov 10, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chad is incredibly knowledgeable, not only about drums but about many aspects of a variety of musical styles, including music history. He is super patient with me, as well as my daughter. We both enjoy drum lessons, and look forward to our lessons every week.

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Shane May 28, 2018
· In studio

Best drum teacher ever!

Phylis May 2, 2018
Drum · In home

This was my 7 year old grandson's first drum lesson. He eagerly anticipated Chad's arrival at our appointed time and from then on Chad held my grandson 's rapt attention with exercises they played together and solo. Chad's demeanor was respectful of the child's age and interest, offering him tasks in which he could feel successful and appropriately challenged. He left a young man eager to practice the techniques, more knowledgeable about drumming, having more fun doing so. His hands on manner, soft spoken style and sense of humor were all deal makers with my grandson; who is eager to resume lessons when he is back in town.

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Asher Apr 21, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chad is extremely knowledgeable and versatile. Able to custom fit a lesson or series of lessons for anyone depending their skill level and personal goals. I’ve been playing professionally for 15 yrs now and I’ll still go to Chad for “tune ups”. He’s the man!!!

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Mike Apr 17, 2018
Drum · In studio

Chad is a very helpful teacher and spent a lot of time building on my strengths and giving me practical exercises to refine my weaknesses

Yossuana Apr 17, 2018
Drum · In studio

No-one forgets a good teacher. Through his own passion for the drums, he was able to inspire me to become passionate about it too. I learned a lot and would highly recommend anyone beginning in the world of the drums (like me) to take his classes, you won't be disappointed.

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