Michael McAloon

Michael M.

Houston, TX

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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

I have been drumming since 1993 and I have been a professional drummer since 2009. I studied under the houston legend Joe Raynor. I studied Jazz Drumset Performance at the University of North Texas under Ed Soph.

I have been playing in bands my whole career, I released my first album at age 16. I have played drums in every state in the lower 48, I have toured to Europe 8 times.

I have performed professionally in these genres:
Rock, Ska/Reggae, Jazz, Punk/Hardcore, Rap, Country.

My teaching focuses on three areas Technique, Reperitoire (songs), and Theory.

I can teach from age 7-70 from beginners to professional. I am a proud Dad and I have the patience to teach your child.

Drums is my life, I have seen the world from behind my drumset and I love to share my experience with you.

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Drum Instructor
Jan 2011 - Present
private practice

Teaching Private Drum Lessons in home and in my studio.

My students have had success playing in School Bands, Church Bands, and Original Bands. Many of my students have made 1st Chair in school drumline. I have helped students prepare for auditions for music college, I have prepared students for State Music Competitions.

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Jan 2009 - Present

Drummer for Blaggards

Blaggards maintain a rigorous schedule, playing constantly throughout Texas and touring nationally several times a year. We’ve also toured Ireland every year since 2010.

Appearances at Festivals such as Rochester Jazz Fest, Houston International Festival, Hometown Holidays Rockville MD, San Antonio Irish Festival, and more.

Our music has appeared in movies and TV. An original instrumental entitled “Kerfuffleful” appears in the New Line Cinema motion picture How to Be Single, released February 2016.

“Drunken Sailor” and “Big Strong Man” from our first CD, Standards, were both featured in episode 86 of the CBS series The Good Wife, aired on March 24, 2013.

“Big Strong Man” also appears in the British film The Kid, directed by Nick Moran and based on the best-selling book by Kevin Lewis.

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Business Management
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Harvard Business School
Jazz Studies
Aug 1999 - May 2002
University of North Texas


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My introduction to you and a tour of the studio where I do drum lessons, and a little bit about what to expect in lessons with me.
Drumming with Blaggards

The time machine

Sjc drums

Waiting area

Studio kit

featured on Texas Road Trip
Performing foggy dew with my band Blaggards.
Performing Devil Went Down to Georgia with my band Blaggards This one is FAST!~

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Brasen R. Feb 10, 2017
Drum · In studio

Couldn't be happier with the lessons our son is taking with Michael! Not only is he learning the skills he needs to actually read music instead of just playing it- it's in the style of music he loves! He isn't bored or at home searching videos online- he is actually learning and enjoying it!

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