- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Or teach you music theory and everything by the book.
- 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!
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!+ Read More
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.
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.
Kismat is a fantastic musician and instructor. I highly recommend him!
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.
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.+ Read More
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.
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.+ Read More
Kismat is an incredible teacher and world-class musician. He is professional and fun at the same time! Highly recommend!