Peter Manheim

Peter M.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details



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:
May 2008

I am a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a bachelors in jazz drum set performance. I have toured with various bands in the US, Asia, and Europe and South America.
I teach all levels and all styles of music, from Rock to Jazz to Latin-American rhythms. In my lessons I maintain a healthy balance of drum basics (rudiments, stick technique) and helping the students learn the music that would like to play. Learning the fundamentals gives students the tools they need to be creative as possible. I can prepare students for school band and jazz band auditions as well as prepare them to play in a band of their own!

*** Lesson Details ***
I always spend a part of each lesson working with students on fundamentals and technique.
I also like to spend a portion of the lessons focusing on the student's own musical interests and teaching them to play the drum parts from songs they like. If available, I often will play keyboards with the student.
If the student is in or aspires to be in a band, whether it be a garage band with friends or the school jazz band, I can help the student develop the necessary skills.

Above all, I strive to make my students excited about music and to inspire them to work hard towards accomplishing the goals that we set together.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum Sticks, Books, Practice Pad or Snare Drum with stand (if necessary)

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, World Rhythms, Funk, Blues

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Mar 2013 - Present
The New Samuel Mösching Trio

Chicago based jazz trio.

Dance Class Accompanist
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Northwestern University

Accompany Modern Dance Classes with Percussion and Piano

Drum Instructor
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
Souza Lima Faculdade de Musica

While living in Sao Paulo, Brazil for three months, I taught private drum lessons and jazz classes at the Souza Lima Faculdade de Musica (music school).

Drummer for the Grand Hotel Orchestra
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
The Grand Hotel

Private Drum Instructor
Feb 2009 - May 2012
Oberlin College

I taught drums to college age non-music majors at Oberlin College


Bachelors of Music, Jazz Drumset Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Oberlin Conservatory


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

During a performance/workshop for elementary school children at Finney Chapel in Oberlin, Ohio.

Recording at "The Bunker" in Brooklyn, New York.

Performing at "Kabul" Jazz Club in São Paulo, Brazil.

Photo by Peter M.

Live in Switzerland with The New Samuel Mösching Trio
Playing the Allman Brothers Band's song "Whipping Post" at Oberlin Conservatory.
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2 Reviews

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Brandon O. Feb 27, 2015
Drum · In studio

Great guy and he knows a lot of great stuff. Also apparently can read Brazilian. Gave me a good deal of stuff to work on in the latin and Brazilian world. I Recommend this man!

Knows his stuff. And can play.

William M. Feb 7, 2014
Drum ·

Learn the fundamentals and how to groove

Peter is one of the best drummers I know. I had the opportunity to take lessons from him a couple years ago and he gave me the tools I needed to feel comfortable and confident on a drumset. He stresses proper technique and rhythmic precision. He also showed me how to play grooves I wanted to learn. A great all around musician and teacher. Highly recommended.

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