Kismat Shrestha

Kismat S.

North Hollywood, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 21 years or playing experience, over 10 years of international touring experience over 14 countries and 6 years of teaching experience.

I can teach you to play your fav songs, techniques, playing by the books and all share all of my world touring experience.
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Kismat delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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!


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

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

Photos & Videos

Live in Nepal (Kathmandu Jazz Festival)
Frozen lake

London (UK Tour)
Acoustic TV-show with my band.
Live in Nepal

Photo by Kismat S.

Photo by Kismat S.

Photo by Kismat S.

Photo by Kismat S.
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9 Reviews

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Kathy Mar 8, 2019
Electric Guitar · In studio

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!

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Ingrid Mar 7, 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.

Krag Mar 7, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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.

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Brian Mar 7, 2019
Drum · Online

Kismat is a fantastic musician and instructor. I highly recommend him!

Tim 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.

Josh Mar 7, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.

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Ruben Feb 20, 2019
Drum · In home

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.

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Richard Jan 31, 2019
Drum · In home

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.

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Matt Jan 29, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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

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