Kyle Richardson

Kyle R.

Boulder, CO

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My drum lessons are rooted in a foundation of technique and then applied to all styles and genres of music. Music should have personality and exploring this with each individual allows for a rich learning experience and connection. I also find that learning the history and culture behind different styles of music helps one connect directly to what is being played. Listening is a huge part of my lessons, we will listen to lots and lots of music! Through my lessons, we will explore why rhythm is so important and the role that the drummer plays in different ensemble settings. The environment in which we study will be easy going and light hearted with lots of opportunities for student engagement and direction. At the end of the day, playing music should be fun and something that you want to do.

Want to play along to your favorite bands and learn new drum patterns? We can do that.

Want to learn the nuances of playing swing and the influential jazz figures that pioneered the genre? We can learn that.

Want to learn how to solo and improvise on the Congas? We can learn that!
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Kyle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:


My name is Kyle Richardson and I have been playing and studying the drums for 14 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. I have an emphasis is Jazz, Latin, and World Music and also have a solid background in all types of music. I have played in all types of musical settings (Orchestra, Chamber ensemble, percussion ensemble, Jazz combo, Latin combo, Rock band, duets). My diverse background in percussion allows me to cater to what each individual wants to learn.

I am also a professional mountain running athlete and spend lots of time outside exploring the landscape. Also like the outdoor?

The space where rhythm and nature collide is fascinating and exploring this duo is very exciting!

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Private Lesson Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present

Audio Engineer
Sep 2016 - May 2018
CU Boulder

Stage Manager
Sep 2016 - May 2018
CU Boulder

Drumline Instructor
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014
Vandegrift Highschool


Bachelors of Percussion Performance
Sep 2014 - May 2018
University of Colorado Boulder
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Vandegrift Highschool


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Technology
Sep 2017
University of Colorado Boulder

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Spiral 2 by Eric Sammut
The Kings Throne - By Kyle Richardson
The Monkey Traverse
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