Devin Tomczik

Devin T.

Minneapolis, MN
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Devin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
2010

I am a drummer/percussionist in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I have been playing drums for 12 years as a part of many groups and ensembles, including cover bands, original bands, percussion ensembles, orchestras, and world music groups. I am proficient in many different percussion instruments. I am well versed in jazz, pop, rock, metal, classical, world (Latin, Arabic, etc), and other genres. I earned a bachelors degree in music from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Although percussion and drum set were my main focus, I took part in many aspects of music; emphasizing in composition and new media programs as well.

I teach students ranging from child to adult. With the exception of basic rudiments, technique, and other time keeping knowledge, I primarily give student led lessons; guiding the student when needed with questions and answers. I have found this to be the most productive, as the student remains actively engaged with the lesson. I incorporate other instruments into my lessons; this helps the student understand music as a whole and how their parts fits in. For example, I often reference other percussion instruments and melody instruments when listening to recordings. I also will play simple bass or piano lines to accompany the drum set groove played by the student. With todays technology, I stress the importance of recording and critiquing oneself. I offer this as a part of my lessons.

I love playing drums and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

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Experience

Drummer/Percussionist
Jan 2015 - Present
The Revolution 5

I am a proud member of The Revolution 5, a Beatles Tribute.

Hand Drums/Percussion
Jan 2015 - Present
Black Isles Bellydance

Black Isles Bellydance is a world music and tribal fusion dance group.

Education

BA Music Percussion and New Media
Sep 2010 - May 2015
St. Cloud State University

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Michael Huwert Dec 14, 2016
Drum ·

I had the pleasure of taking drum lessons from Devin during my senior year of high school. I was looking to attain a stronger skill set in multiple areas of percussion before attending college. Devin is very personable, articulate, and has a fun personality that made it easy to learn. He is very knowledgable, and I feel that I gained an edge going into college by taking lessons from him.

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