Phil Dalmolin

Phil D.

San Antonio, TX

About Phil D.

Background check: Last verified 10/20/2015
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Phil teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: 2005
Last sign in: Last week


I teach all drum techniques, musical styles with two acoustic drum sets set up side by side in San Antonio.

I have four decades of drumming experience with many artists including:
The Dixie Chicks, Clay Blaker, Johnny Bush, Barbara Fairchild, Frenchie Burke & Texas Unlimited Band
Plus 6 years at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 7 years at Bulverde Academy of Music

● Learn to support other musicians for live performance
● My teaching system includes methods that are superlative to most common practices
● I have a full drum recording studio providing an optimal learning environment
● I have developed hundreds of "music minus drums" tracks where the student can be in the drum seat surrounded by recordings of the best musicians playing all styles of music
● Learn to develop flawless habits

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Sample lesson Shuffle drum beat.


Drum Instructor

Jun 2006 - Sep 2013
Bulverde Academy of Music

I was the head drum instructor for 7 years.


Drumming for many major artists like Dixie Chicks and Barbara Fairchild

Jan 1972 - Oct 2015
Bandstands all over the world

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Broadcast Music Inc.

Aug 2012

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

Texas Private School Music Educator's Association

Jun 2011

The Texas Private School Music Educators Association, founded in 1992, is an organization of over 200 private school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TPSMEA is comprised of four divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, and Elementary.

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11 Reviews on Phil D.

Adriana Jun 18, 2016
Archery · In studio
Fun and fantastic experience! Can't wait to take more lessons!
Adriana Jun 18, 2016
Archery · In studio
Fun and fantastic experience! Can't wait to take more lessons!
Liam Apr 7, 2016
Archery · In studio
Verified Student
Phil is excellent! He's patient, his instructions are clear, and he's set reasonable goals & expectations. I will definitely continue lessons with Phil and highly recommend him!
Tom Nov 1, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Great drummer, great instructor. Has many contacts in the music industry and has been very helpful getting me lots of gigs over the years
Danny Oct 30, 2015
Drum · In studio
Phil is easily the best drum teacher I've had. He is very good at adapting his teaching style to fit the student and helping them to advance quickly. One big thing that I really enjoyed while working with him was how he helped me to expand my skills in all styles of music and not just rock. Phil is a great teacher who really cares about helping his students to progress.
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Shane Oct 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Phil is one of the finest Drummers and instructors I know. He is also a well established Studio Musician. He has a long list of credits to his name and has toured with and worked for some of the biggest artist in the industry. Regards Shane McCauley
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Mike Oct 29, 2015
Music Recording · Online
I'm no drummer because anyone who knows music also knows that solid, professional drummers, such as Phil, are multifaceted and extremely talented people. I have had the great honor to have Phil record drums for several of my tracks and I couldn't have been happier with his performances. I've always enjoyed hearing his final take because he has the ability to tap into any piece of music and bring it completely to life in a manner that any songwriter or recording artist will definitely appreciate. Phil is dedicated to making music the very best it can be. With that being said, while I've never been a drum student, I can only imagine the care and complete attention to detail this gifted individual would take in passing on the things he's learned to a future drummer. In a word, "Amazing!"
Steve Anderson Oct 29, 2015
Music Recording · In studio
Phil is top notch among drummers and musicians! One of the very best I've had the pleasure of working with.
Bryan Oct 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
After so many years playing drums in bands, studios, touring, teaching etc... Phil has become the consummate professional. He has the skill set to demonstrate just about any style but more importantly, the patience and maturity to teach the beginner or help the seasoned drummer get to the next level. Whether you need lessons for the young drummer in your family, or want real drum tracks for your recording, Phil has the kind of experience, commitment and passion for drumming and percussion to help in most any situation. I highly recommend Phil Dalmolin.
Lynn Oct 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
I've known Phil for 25 years and he was my drum teacher. He's thorough, detailed oriented, patient & courteous. If you have a beat you want to learn, just tell him what it is and he'll break it down into something simply enough to learn and then he'll show it to you in pieces so that you'll be able to grasp and then apply to the stage. You won't find a teacher that will take your talent any more serious, than Phil !!! He's the best!!!!!!!!
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