Danny Smith

Danny S.

Springville, UT

About Danny S.

Danny teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 1996
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I've played drums over 27 years and taught lessons over 17 of those years. I have a background in Drumset solos, marching snare, rock bands and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz, concert and orchestra bands gave me opportunity to perform and compete many places including P.A.S., scoring a 1 @ state and G.C. drum off. I took private lessons for a few years before leaving to college in Hollywood, CA, attending M.I.(Musicians Institute). With one of my instructors becoming the current drummer for Korn, "Ray Luzier". I now teach mostly out of my own books on how to read music, coordination, grooves, soloing and playing with bands. I have 1-2 recitals each year and prefer in-person lessons. If you are not local, I offer online lessons too. Accepting beginner to advanced drummers, come check it out.

Photos and Videos

Here is a solo I recorded in a Storage unit a while back. I teach basics on a 5 piece, 3 cymbal set first :)


Drumset Lessons
Apr 1996 - Present

Teaching private drumset lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Each individual is different and needs to be taught in the best way for them to progress quickly. I wrote my own books to break down beats, patterns, rhythms, songs and solos for learning step by step material. I offer every genre of music with coordination and reading notes. I enjoy my job.

Drumline Instruction
Oct 1999 - May 2003
S.F. band

Teaching a drumline of 8 - 16 drummers how to play snare, tenors, bass, and pit instruments. Marching style and formations were included. Every morning and most afternoons we had practice for about 4+ hours daily. The Drumlines took 1st place many years in a row during my instruction.


2 Yr. Degree in Drums/Drumset
Aug 1997 - Aug 1999
M.I.(Musicians Institute)


2 year in drums/music
Aug 1999
M.I.(Musicians Institute)

Learning from some of the best instructors in L.A., we examined music theory, ear training and keyboarding as well. Each class room had a drumset for music. Each student also had their own practice room with a drumset inside the school.


scored 1 on snare drum
Mar 1996
Utah State
Drum Solo 3rd place
Feb 1996
Best Drumline
Jan 1993
various judges

3 Reviews on Danny S.

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Elizabeth Jan 6, 2017
· Drum · In home Patient, knowledgeable, motivating! Perfect for me!
David Nov 26, 2016
· Drum · In studio Danny is patient with kids, but if you want to be driven to perfect your talent, he has that within himself too. He has the education and passion to help you go as far as you decide to go.
George Jun 6, 2016
· Drum · In studio Danny is the best Drum teacher I have ever met. He is super patient and can get the kids playing really well. He did so good with one of my kids that I added another one and they both love playing the drums. Also his recitals are great and it gets the kids a chance to perform on a stage with an audience. I highly recommend Danny as a drum teacher.
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