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Drew P.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you’re new to drumming and starting with the basics or a seasoned veteran just looking to improve your technique and sound, Drew can help you get there. Everyone learns differently and at their own pace, and that’s why he strives to treat every student as an individual and designs their lessons around their personal goals. Drew has developed his teaching process over twenty years of experience with students ranging from young beginners to advanced players.

About Drew P.

I have 20+ years of music performing experience in both live and studio settings. My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University and a Masters of Music Performance in Percussion from Central Michigan University. Since grad school I have been performing with local and regional bands, solo artists, orchestras, choirs, and chamber ensembles.

Currently I serve is the Director of Bands and Instructor of Percussion at Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH. I direct the Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Word on the Street (Student Funk/Fusion Band) and teach private lessons to drumset students. I am also a member of the percussion quartet Rela Percussion and Funk/Rock band GreenAcre Sessions.

The brands I play and endorse are Pearl Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Black Swamp Percussion.

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Aaron
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Drew was a great help getting me started on the kit. I was a beginner with minimal experience and spent one semester with him. The lessons started out in-person and had to move online halfway through the semester due to COVID-19. This didn’t stop the progression of learning. Everything continued and I consistently got better through great instruction.

Drew is great at relating material to real-life situations which really helps with the learning process. My main instrument is bass guitar and he constantly related information to how similar bass and drums are and how they should work together.

After one semester, I feel confident in my ability to practice correct technique and the ability to play with others. Thanks Drew!

Posted May 12, 2020

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Experience

Director of Bands
Jul 2019 - Present

Tiffin University

Direct marching band, concert band, small ensembles, and teach drum lessons.

High School/Middle School Percussion Instructor
May 2011 - Present

Various Schools in the Midwest

I have worked for many public school music programs teaching percussion throughout the midwest.

Performer (Drums/Percussion)
Aug 2002 - Present

Self Employed

Ive been performing with professional bands, singer/songwriters, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and musicals for almost 20 years.

Drumline Director
Mar 2018 - Jul 2019

Bowling Green State University

Direct the BGSU Drumline and arrange marching band music.

Adjunct Instructor of Music/Percussion
Jul 2015 - Jul 2019

Owens Community College

Teach courses in Music Theory, Music Business, and Percussion Lessons.

Drumline Director
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017

University of Toledo

Direct the UT Drumline and arrange marching band music.

Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Instructor
Jul 2013 - May 2015

Trine University

Was assistant director of the marching band as well as taught courses in music theory, percussion lessons, and directed two jazz bands.

Education

Masters of Music in Percussion
Aug 2009 - May 2011

Central Michigan University

Music Education
Aug 2002 - Dec 2008

Saginaw Valley State University

Certifications

Jazz Improvisation
May 2014

Berkley College of Music Online

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