Kismat Shrestha
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Kismat Shrestha

Kismat S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I can teach you to play your favorite songs
Or teach you by the book (music theory, scales, Hanon exercises etc)

About Kismat S.

My name is Kismat, 29, currently back in Minneapolis after living in LA for a year. I’m a full time musician touring the world playing rock, reggae, jazz music etc. I also teach at Guitar Center Maple Grove currently.
I’m a professional musician with over 10 years of international touring experience with venues ranging from pubs to stadiums.

I have been playing drums for the past 21 years! I studied jazz drumming at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory and later taught at the very place for 4 years before moving to the US. Although I majored in jazz I have been traveling the world playing Rock, Reggae, Metal music with my bands and different individual artists.

Suffice to say I can cater to your drumming needs be it jamming out to your fav metal bands or learning jazz licks off of charts. I also studied basic Classical/Jazz Piano and Guitars!


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10 Reviews
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Taking lessons with Kismat was both fun and educational, as it should be. I was introduced to a variety of different music theory concepts at a pace which suited me. It was never too difficult nor too easy. Of course your progress will be dictated by how much you practice, but Kismat's lessons will give you a clear path to follow. Over all I had a lot of fun learning from him, he's a great teacher and fun guy to jam with.

Posted Apr 21, 2019
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Our son Joe has taken lessons with Kismat for about the last year. They have been the most productive lessons of our sons guitar playing! Kismat found a way to teach our son in a way that appealed to him and applied to his way of learning. I could not be happier with the experience! Thank you so much!

Posted Mar 8, 2019

I was Kismat's employer at Guitar Center in Roseville, Minnesota. He was fun to work with and great with students of all ages and skill levels. His energy and positivity always brightened the day and inspired the customers.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
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Kismat is a master musician so you’re learning from one of the best. As a teacher, he is patient, he challenges and encourages and accurately reads the learners’ level of play. Kismat listens to understand the learners’ goals and directs his instruction accordingly. His passion for music enriches the learning experience.
And in the process - feeds your soul.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
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Kismat is a fantastic musician and instructor. I highly recommend him!

Posted Mar 7, 2019

Do you want to learn music from a consummate professional that is also hardworking, creative, direct, kind, and skilled? Kismat is your guy. So grateful to have made music with him. If you want to learn from the best take lessons with a Kismat.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
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I’m an experienced guitarist who recently started learning piano from scratch. That makes me a tough student to teach because I think I already know everything 😆. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to take lessons, but I’m so glad I did. Kismat is a great musician and truly talented teacher. He pushed me without being pushy, and inspired me without being a cheese ball. There are dozens of little technical tips and intuitions I learned from him that I would never have stumbled onto by myself. He has an advanced degree in music and is a passionate jazz player. It shows. Highest possible recommendation.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
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My 8 year old son loves to take drum lessons with Kismat. He is an excellent teacher and has a way with young students. He is very patient and can establish a good relationship with his students. Kismat is extremely proficient in music theory, and makes sure my kid gets all the basics first. But at the same time he keeps his lessons fun with jam sessions to my sons favorite songs. Kismat is a very motivated teacher, and will even do online lessons when schedule and snow days are an issue. I would HIGHLY recommend Kismat as a music teacher.

And by the way, have you seen Kismat performing live?! Oh man! Definitely catch his gigs around town. He will knock your socks off.

Posted Feb 20, 2019
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Kismat is an incredible teacher. His skills mixed with his experiences make him an invaluable resource to me when it comes to learning. Hes very fun to work with and makes everything about taking lessons more enjoyable. I highly recommend him regardless of your instrument choice.

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Kismat is an incredible teacher and world-class musician. He is professional and fun at the same time! Highly recommend!

Posted Jan 29, 2019

Photos & Videos

11 Photos & Videos


Jan 2020 - Present


Drums Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

Kramer’s School of Music (Eden Prarie)

Drums Instrustor
May 2018 - Present

St Paul School of Music

Drums/Guitar/Piano Instructor
Feb 2018 - Present

Guitar Center Lessons

Feb 2019 - Dec 2019


Jazz Drums Faculty
Jan 2012 - Jan 2016

Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory


Clinical Psychology
Feb 2014 - Feb 2016

Tribhuvan University

Jazz Performance
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teachers Training by Dr Gene Aitken
Apr 2010

Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory


Hit FM Music Awards
Jan 2015

Hits FM

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