Stephen Bott

Stephen B.

Boulder, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am thrilled to hear that you or your kid is ready to start taking drum lessons! I have been teaching drum set and percussion for ten years, and last year finished my master's in percussion performance at CU, after a music education degree in Michigan.

I start my students off with "repeat after me" style exercises, to develop technique, coordination, and musical tone on the instruments. Then, we can dig into playing the music (s)he loves! I'm always curious to hear if there is a certain band or drummer my student admires.

About Stephen B.

Hey drummers!

I am a working drummer and percussionist in all major styles, from blues, funk, and jazz to classical and marching band.

In my off time, I enjoy playing in the mountains with my girlfriend and our cat.


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Principal Percussion
Aug 2015 - Present

Boulder Symphony

Drumline Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present

Frederick High School


Master of Music Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016

University of Colorado, Boulder

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2014

Central Michigan University


Colorado Teaching License
Jun 2017



Percussive Arts Society, The
Aug 2009
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.
Pi Kappa Lambda
Aug 2009
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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