Rufus Spencer
Brandon, FL
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Rufus Spencer

Rufus S.

Brandon, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught students from beginner to intermediate with progress in 3 months when practicing & following instructions.

About Rufus S.

My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 50 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!

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Josiah P.
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Rufus is a dedicated drum instructor who is keenly interested in seeing his students improve. We have seen our son rapidly progress with the drums over a short period of time and look forward to seeing Rufus develop his skills further.

Posted Sep 10, 2019
Cindy
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Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band.

Posted Aug 12, 2018
Frankie
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Enjoyed my first lesson with Rufus. Very easy going and down to earth guy. He is very knowledgeable and a great player as well. Thank you for everything

Posted Jul 14, 2018
Mateo
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He knew how to keep my son's attention! He assigned practice homework! My son says he wants to go back every week! :) Thanks Rufus!

Posted Jul 13, 2018
victoria B.
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hAve only had 2 lessons but so far its been a good experience. Rufus is very talented and very patient

Posted Jul 22, 2017
Denise D.
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THE BEST!!! We are so blessed to have met Mr. Spencer. My 10 year old son is so engaged in the lesson and the practice at home because Mr. Spencer is so encouraging!! Mr. Spencer is so generous with his time and talent. He helped us choose an appropriate starter set for my son and set it up for us at our house. We are so grateful for that! We are excited to see where drums lead for our son with Mr. Spencer's guidance!

Posted Jul 18, 2017
Kevin
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GREAT INSTRUCTOR!! I am 48yo and was apprehensive about trying to learn something new at my age. I've had three lessons thu far and have been enjoying this to the fullest. Rufus keeps the lessons fun and interestng by adding different assignments for me to work on throughout my week. The key is to practice; which, I have embraced and I actually like. I bought a drum set after my 2nd lesson. Rufus came to my house to help me set everything up and tune my drums. He blessed my drums by playing for a few minutes while I stood back and grinned like a 10yo. I jumped on next hoping my drums would sound the same as when he played (they didn't). But that's okay, they will someday. I will be a student with him for a while!!

Posted Apr 15, 2017
Arrington D.
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Very professional and was engaged. My son appreciated his kindness.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Joshua M.
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Mr. Spencer was able to show our son key strategies to enhance his drum beats within the first lesson. We are looking forward to seeing our son's progress as
Mr. Spencer guides him to find his own musical groove. It was a wonderful first session, and our son feels so much more confident already!

Posted Nov 14, 2016
KD D.
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Hi, I just started taking lessons and I absolutely love it! I have an excellent teacher that takes his time to show me the right techniques and fundamentals to achieve the goal of playing professional. He has great expertise and pushes me to be the best. He makes sure I understand why I need to do certain things such as rudiments and learning to read notes. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He's always full of energy and ready to teach me so I can go far in drumming. If your looking for a fun cool teacher full of energy who loves teaching the art of drumming Mr. Rufus is your guy! He has the passion and love for it and that motivates me and gives me that drive to keep pushing to go further in music!

Posted Aug 22, 2016
KD D.
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Best instructor ever! Took the time to show me what I need to work on and what I need to do to get to where I am trying to be with drumming!

Posted Aug 5, 2016
Belle
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My daughter loved her first lesson...she had fun and learned a LOT. I've never seen her this enthusiastic about practicing before. Thank you Rufus!

Posted Jul 27, 2016
Nick P.
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Rufus was fantastic. Arrived early and got right into the lesson. Lots of energy and enthusiasm. My 13 yr old got a lot out of it and can't wait until his next lesson!

Posted Dec 23, 2015
Timothy A.
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Great teacher. Teaching in steps and then adding more to it and repeating is the best way to go and Rufus is doing just that with me. All ready in 3rd lesson as a beginner and im getting the hand of it pretty quick. I will learn this song in no time and perhaps a few more just for the fun of it.

Posted Apr 4, 2015
Tracy T.

Terrific teacher and studio.

Rufus is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about music and enthusiastic during lessons. He caters to a variety of learning styles, offering studio work and music tracks as well as traditional beats. Rufus has been a working musician for many, many years and provides real world experience and insight into the music industry. My son and I highly recommend him.

Posted Oct 7, 2013
ChristinaS1

Awesome teacher!

My son loves to write lyrics and beats and Rufus is teaching him how to record his music digitally. Enthusiatic, high energy, patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and an accomplished musician. My son is fully engaged in learning with this teacher.

Posted Mar 16, 2012

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Experience

Drummer
Aug 1975 - Dec 2010

Busch Gardens Tampa,Fl

35 yrs playing in various shows 30+ yrs drummer for New Salem Church

Education

BA, Associate degree
Sep 1971 - Jun 1975

Florida A&M University, Tampa Tech

B.A Music ED
Sep 1971 - Jun 1975

Florida A&M University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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