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Peter delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2016

I am a professional live and studio recording drummer, producer, and songwriter. I am currently gigging and touring the country with a popular alternative rock band, as well as with the band I co-founded just over two years ago. I have recorded drums for three studio albums and co-wrote one of them.

I have seven years of experience performing everything from rock, jazz, to worship music. I studied under multiple seasoned jazz, classical, and drumline professionals for over ten years.

I love playing drums in church and have been doing it since childhood. Nowadays I consistently lead worship multiple times a week at various churches in PA and New Jersey when I am not on tour.

I learned everything I know about the drums from private teachers and mentors in the music industry, so I myself am a strong believer in the importance that one-on-one learning has in developing superior musicianship and discipline. I start every student from the basics, no matter your skill level, beginning with hand technique and basic coordination, all the way up to linear composition and limb independence.

A large part of my teaching is helping students learn by ear. This includes musical notation, being able to break up songs by section, and developing a basic knowledge of musical language; all of which are essential to being a drummer and musician! I do stress sight-reading, but if a student shows interest then I can teach it.

Students can expect to see immediate results in their efficiency and precision behind the kit while maintaining an excitement about the instrument. Fun and play are essential to musical progression and enjoyment, so I keep sessions as fun and exciting as I can.

In addition to teaching the mechanics of the drums, I pride myself on providing support and quality mentorship to students. I help them out in their musical endeavors, whether it be finding gigs, learning how to network, recording their music, or just helping find their true purpose in music.

All-in-all, I just love the drums with every fiber of my being. I look forward to meeting every single student and helping them become better musicians and drummers!

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Experience

Touring Live Drumer
May 2018 - Present
VISTA

Playing shows nearly every week and touring multiple times a year.

Drummer/Songwriter
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Sleeptalk

Played drums, wrote lyrics + instrumentals, practiced weekly, and performed 2-3 time a month. Recorded 3-song EP in a professional studio, and assisted in booking shows + marketing the band.

Rhythm Section Lead
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Springfield Township High School Jazz Band

Leading and directing the rhythm section, playing drums, sight reading jazz charts, performing every weekend at competitions + showcases, and rehearsing twice a week.

Education

Associates in Liberal Studies
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Montgomery County Community College
High School Diploma
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Springfield Township High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Springfield Township High School Jazz Band Most Improved 2012-2013
Jun 2013
Chuck Gottesman

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Rimshot groove with lights.
Dynamic Motion Pictures - Peter Jenkins Drumming.

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Practicing rudiments by the lake.
Dynamic Motion Pictures - Peter Jenkins Drumming.

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Chris Sep 6, 2018
Drum · In studio

What a great experience developing rythym with this awesome drummer! Peter has shown me so many techniques with drumming as well as new developments in music theory and songwriting. 10/10. Peter will push his students past what they think they can accomplish

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