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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As well as having a Bachelor's Degree from a prominently known Jazz school. Perry has taken from some of the top "name" drummers in the business. This is essentially part of lesson time-but worth mentioning. Well over twenty years of gigging and still doing it. Five years of around 270 dates a year on tour (yes on a tour bus-and planes).He specializes in getting students to sound good and be confident on their instruments- so they can- have fun, and make music, and play with other musicians and record their own music.

About PERRY S.

An versatile, accomplished, energetic, and insightful musician, author, and educator, with more than 25 years’ playing and teaching experience - from national and international tours, (for audiences of all sizes, up to as many as 85k -100,000 throughout most all United States, and Spain, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Canada And Mexico.
Senn has performed with legendary and famous Rock, Jazz, Blues and Country and even Persian Artists — legends such as Chuck Berry, Alex Ligertwood -(Santana); jazz great Jack Sheldon-(TV), and David Garfield- (George Benson) among many other session greats, while in LA for 12 years.
Senn has been hired by and taught drummers in Music stores, Drum shops, as an Adjunct drumset teacher working with drum sections and jazz drummers in public schools... as well and theory classes in Summer music camps where he was also lead drumset teacher...
“Perry is an outstanding drummer in his own right” who gives his students creative and experiential value far beyond most private drum instructors that you’ll find anywhere... (Dave Jewell- Yamaha drums USA)
Former student -and professional drummer Chad E said;
“If you want to stand out from the vast drumming herd in today’s music scene- you should study with Perry” - Book your lessons to get your edge today!


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13 Reviews
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Perry knows his stuff! His instruction and book have helped me become a solid drummer. I look forward to learning more from this talented musician. Thank you Perry!

Posted May 15, 2020
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Didn't think online drum lessons would work, but they do and I am thrilled I found Perry as my teacher! His Drum Control book is the perfect guide and I am improving with every lesson. Thanks Perry!

Posted Apr 2, 2020
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Returning to drums after several years, I found that the "Drum Control" book Perry created and wrote really cleaned up my technique and got me going again with the essential tools I needed. I can't believe how easy it was with this great book. The combination of his teaching and book got me rockin' in no time! Perry is a real pro and knows what he's doing. I am learning from the best! Thanks Perry!

Posted Mar 16, 2020
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Best drum teacher EVER!

Posted Mar 13, 2020
Don M.
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As a colleague of Perry, we often discussed the psychological aspects of programming the subconscious in order to bring the most out of ourselves and our students. Perry is a world class pro player, and his ability to articulate ideas is profound. Students could greatly benefit from studying under him.


Posted Sep 10, 2014
Chad E.
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I studied with Perry back in high school and cannot overstate the value of the information he taught me. If you are serious about getting it together, and learning those much needed skills to stand out from the vast drumming herd, start studying Perry today!

Posted Aug 22, 2014
Scott R.
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Perry is solid player and a solid teacher, and he's a fun dude to hang out with!

Posted Aug 22, 2014
Connie W.
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Perry is awesome and a great teacher. He gives me specific instruction for my style of learning. I had no drumming experience but LOVE the drums. He taught me the fundamentals and built on them. He is encouraging and inspiring. His knowledge and experience are incredible and he is just an all around great, nice and professional guy. I would recommend him for lessons for all - any age or level.

Posted Aug 20, 2014
Cathy D.
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I took drum lessons from Perry in Phoenix 20 years ago. VERY patient and helpful teacher. You learn at your own pace but he also moves you on to what you can do. Excellent teaching skills. You won't regret taking lessons from him!

Posted Aug 14, 2014
Patty M.
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I have had the awesome opportunity to work with Perry on many occasions, both in the studio for my records, and live. I've seen his interactions with all kinds of people and he is one of the kindest, most patient, diplomatic, and talented drummers I've had the joy to work with. He's great on percussion and always has a super sunny outlook and a smile on his face. You can't go wrong hiring Perry!!

Posted Aug 14, 2014
Tim E.
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I had the pleasure of being one of Perry's first students back in the olden days.
I took 4-5 years of private lessons with Perry during my middle school and high school years. Perry opened my eyes to all genres of music and stressed the importance of being familiar with all styles. His instruction helped me land professional gigs in jazz, funk, blues, rock and world fusion. I will forever be in debt to Perry for his passion and knowledge of music he bestowed on me. Perry teaches from a different perspective and I always felt like he was a friend too. This review should have been written over 20 years ago, but you know.....Thanks Perry!

Posted Aug 13, 2014
Lucas A.
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Perry is a talented drummer and teacher who's defiantly been around the block before. However this experience doesn't taint his ability to teach. He's always open to new things and new ways of explaining something. Perry's goofy personality keeps lessons lively and he always knows the best way to go about learning something. He doesn't push anything and doesn't gloat during lessons like a lot of teachers do. I've known Perry for almost 2 years and am still taking lessons from him. I highly recommend him as a friend and a teacher/drumming mentor.

Posted Aug 12, 2014
marc V.

To whom it may concern..
I am a professional drummer in LA and been playing and teaching here well over 20 years.
I know Perry since about 15 years and when he used to live in LA he was my number one substitute as a drum teacher as well as a performing drummer for countless gigs.
Some of my students still talk about Perry.He is well loved and taught my students very valuable lessons.I never had any bad reviews about Perry
His knowledge about all styles of music and drumming is astounding.
Any student should be very proud to have Perry as their teacher.

Posted Aug 12, 2014

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Drum Lessons-(all levels and styles), Piano-(beginning to Intermediate), Music Theory
Apr 1990 - Mar 2020

Drum Shops and Music Stores in Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA.

Private Instruction for 30 years: In Drum Shops, Music Stores, Music camps, and schools in Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. Drum Lessons-(all levels and styles), Apr 1990 - Mar 2020 Piano-(beginning to Intermediate),& Music Theory Tesseract Private School, Phoenix, AZ, Substitute Teacher, 2012 - Present Santa Monica/Culver City Music, Santa Monica, Culver City CA, Woodlowe Music, Woodland Hills, CA (4 years) Los Angeles Music Academy, Los Angeles, CA, EW bass classes Jazz in the Pines, Music Camp, Pinetop, AZ, Lead jazz Drum set instructor, Jazz Theory class(2 summers South Mountain High School, Phoenix, AZ,( 2 yrs Jazz Drumset Staff/Teacher, Arts Magnet Program Milano’s Music, Phoenix, AZ (9 yrs) (under Dave Jewell- Yamaha Drums USA) The Batterie, Drum Store, Scottsdale, AZ (3 years) Dave’s Drum Shop, Scottsdale, AZ (2 years)


Private Lessons; form Name Drummers -sought out by me
Jan 1984 - Nov 2012

Drummers Collective, & Private studios,

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and Studies (Drums
Sep 1982 - May 1985

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Undergrad Music Major, Classical Percussion Performance and Studies
Sep 1980 - Jun 1982

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fingerprint Clearance Card (Teacher requirement)
Jan 2012

Arizona Department of Public Safety



Regional and State Music (Percussion) Competition Awards
Feb 1980

State of Wisconsin,

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