PERRY SENN
Denver, CO
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PERRY SENN

PERRY S.

Denver, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Based on my Recording studio, and home recording experience, I can take you through how to: Mic up your drums, Software navigation, (using your DAW software); and what to do with recorded parts once their down.

About PERRY S.

Hey Drummers, I'm a working drummer an percussionist in all major styles, from funk, blues, country, with a background in classical, a jazz degree from a noted William Paterson University.
I've been teaching drummers for over 20 years. Adding that, I've played internationally on tours for 4 years...
I'm just moved to CO. to raise my daughter and I take her to museums, nature, and the mountains as often as time allows.
And enjoy getting calls for frequent recording projects.
I love to find out what styles of music the student likes, and I help them get to play along with songs, by "following what I Do"- and I use individually-tailored instruction, and exercises to enhance the development of their limbs as quickly as possible... keeping it light and fun.

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Walker
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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
M.Lancaster
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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
Gerry
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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
Barry
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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.

D.

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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Experience

Live and recording drummer, & percussionist
Apr 1989 - Present

Perry Senn Online Drum Academy

Playing gigs all thorough college and after After graduating from William Paterson Universtiy-N.J. (highly regarded Jazz Program- being just outside NYC)... Perry moved to Phoenix and quickly became top call drummer and percussionist there... moving several years later to Los Angeles. Where he played with many top-level recording and touring players in the LA music scene. As well as some recording on various projects across styles... Senn has worked on 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 Jazz, Blues and Country acts, even a stint with persian singer Shakila— Perry has been in the drum chair for the legendary Chuck Berry-(Godfather of R&R); Rob Chiarelli -(2X Grammy winning mix engineer and producer, musician). Alex Ligertwood -(Lead Vocalist for Santana); Jack Sheldon-(jazz trumpet great -TV band leader), David Garfield- (George Benson, Natalie Cole) among many others He's also been hired as an Adjunct drumset teacher working with drum sections and jazz drummers in public schools, teaching staff in Music stores, Drum shops, and more... A former student -and now professional drummer himself says: “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! Chad E. “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).

Education

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

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Fingerprint Clearance Card (Teacher requirement)
Jan 2012

Arizona Department of Public Safety

ADPS

Awards

Regional and State Music (Percussion) Competition Awards
Feb 1980

State of Wisconsin,

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