Samuel Gutsmiedl

Samuel G.

Marengo, IL
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Together we will go from basic coordination exercises all the way to advanced grooves. We will talk about the composition of a drum part to a song. Aside from drum set technique, we can also learn hand drum techniques. In a world where you can not always bring a drum set to every gig, we will learn how we use other percussion instruments to achieve the same feel as using a drum set.

About Samuel G.

Hello my name is Samuel Gutsmiedl. I am a Drum/Percussion teacher from Northern Illinois. I have been playing drums in various outlets since 2000, and teaching drums since 2006. I got my first bit of teaching experience right after middle school. My band teacher in middle school gave me the opportunity to start teaching group technique lessons during the summer music camp at the school. After working at my middle school for 4 years during the summers I was given the opportunity to teach with 2 different high school drum lines in 2011 which I have been blessed to work with ever since. In 2014 I started teaching drum set lessons on a regular basis through different music studios through Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. While I was busy building up my drum teaching experience I also was building up a performing resume. In the last 20 years I have performed in : Blues bands, Ska Bands, Metal Bands, Jazz Bands, Latin Jazz Bands, New Orleans Brass Bands, Alternative Rock Bands, Percussion ensembles, Theatre Pit orchestras , amongst many other outlets. I am so excited to share my 2 decades of experience, and love of drumming with you!

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Experience

Drum line instructor
Feb 2020 - Present

Sycamore High School

Drum set Instructor
Jan 2020 - Present

Rock Central

Drum line Instructor/Drum set Instructor
Jul 2011 - Present

Grayslake North Highschool

Drum Set Instructor
Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Music Makers For Life

Drum Set Instructor/Ensemble instructor
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

School of Rock

Drumline Instructor
Jul 2010 - Aug 2014

Antioch Highschool

Drum Teacher
Jun 2006 - Aug 2009

Antioch Upper Grade School

Education

Bachelors of Music Business
Aug 2018 - Apr 2020

Berklee College of Music

Associates of Music Business
Sep 2012 - Apr 2014

McNally Smith College of Music

Associates of Percussion Performance
Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

McNally Smith College of Music

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