Jacob Rapp

Jacob R.

Austin, TX
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Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I first started playing drums on pots and pans when I was a wee lad. My parents thankfully fostered my musical inhibitions and purchased an electronic pad at the of 9. I have been playing ever since, mainly self-taught, with a variety of bands performing professionally across the Texas music scene. In addition to drum kit, I am a classically trained trombone player who studied under professor Charles Hurt at Texas State. I aim to bring my performance experience and classical music education to my students, in a way that’s easy to digest and most of all, fun!

I can teach a variety of styles including rock, pop, funk, jazz, blues and metal. The progression is focused on fundamentals, technique and theory to ensure that you can apply these concepts to whatever style of music you'd like to play throughout your music journey. I also do volunteer work teaching piano and drum kit lessons with Kids in a New Groove here in Austin.

If you'd like to hear more of the music I have been involved with, feel free to message me
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Jacob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2018

I first started playing drums on pots and pans when I was a wee lad. My parents thankfully fostered my musical inhibitions and purchased an electronic pad at the of 9. I have been playing ever since with a variety of bands performing professionally across the Texas music scene. Although mainly self-taught, I did study with the highly acclaimed Wayne Salzmann for a little under a year. In addition to drum kit, I am a classically trained trombone player who studied under professor Charles Hurt at Texas State. I aim to bring my performance experience and classical music education to all my students, in a way that’s easy to digest and most of all, fun!

I can teach a variety of styles including rock, pop, funk, jazz, blues and metal. The progression is focused on fundamentals, technique and theory to ensure that you can apply these concepts to whatever style of music you'd like to play throughout your music journey. I also do volunteer work teaching piano and drum kit lessons with Kids in a New Groove here in Austin.

If you'd like to hear more of the music I have been involved with, feel free to message me.

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Experience

Music Mentor
Apr 2018 - Present
Kids in a New Groove

I mentor and teach music lessons

Drummer
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
The Vinyl Genes

Drummer for various shows throughout Austin area

Drummer
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Andy Evans and The Brotherhood

Drummer for various shows throughout the Texas area

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Texas State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Adult CPR/AED
Nov 2018
American Red Cross

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