Tim Kurteff-Schatz

Tim K.

Sacramento, CA
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Levels taught:

    Tim teaches

    5 & Up

    Teaching since

    June 2006

    Last background check
    Tim passed a background check on 06/04/2015 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
    • County/State Criminal Record Check
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    6/4/2015

    Average response time

    1.0 hour

    About Tim

    Overview

    ***Now available to teach Nationwide via SKYPE!!!***

    My name is Tim and I have been drumming for 22 years. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Sacramento State University and I teach and perform a wide array of styles: JAZZ, ROCK, HIP-HOP, FUNK, BRAZILIAN, AFRO-CUBAN and CLASSICAL SNARE. Beginners and beyond are welcome. I will teach you all you need to know, no matter what your skill level. The lessons are made to be fun! That is what music should be anyway...fun!

    You will benefit from lessons with me by not only having fun and playing along with your favorite songs, but you will also learn how to read drum music, which will offer you so many more opportunities once you go out into the musical world.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    ***Now available to teach Nationwide via SKYPE!!!***

    My style is pretty much right down the middle between laid back and always pushing my students. What I mean by pushing is that I always encourage, in a positive way, my students to Keep PRACTICING! Practice is one of the most important things while taking lessons. Students cannot get too far by not practicing. It just doesn't work that way.

    I use a combination of simple rhythm books, drum set books, and listening and playing along with music. After 3-6 months of lessons with me, you should be able to play along with some of your favorite songs, and be decent at doing some simple sight reading out of books.

    Please note: I have time available in the evening on my calendar, but that is only for traveling to a student's house. During the day, my studio is available.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Room w/ drum set, practice pads, music stands, seating for parents.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Student should have a drum set if lessons are at their house. I can provide sticks, brushes, etc.

    *** Specialties ***
    I teach jazz, rock, hip-hop, Latin, Afro-Cuban, funk, New Orleans second line, and classical snare.

    Photos and Videos

    Here I am on a nice n easy jazz tune.

    Experience

    Drum Teacher

    Jun 2009 - Present
    Self

    Teaching drums to wide array of ages and abilities.

    Education

    Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies

    Aug 2006 - Jun 2010
    Sacramento State University

    Bachelor of Music

    Aug 2006 - Jun 2010
    Sacramento State University

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Certifications

    Bachelor of Music

    Jun 2010
    Sacramento State University

    Bachelor degree in music

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    8 Reviews on Tim K.

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    jennifer R. Apr 1, 2015
    Drum · In home
    Verified Student
    Since the beginning of our lessons, Tim has been on time, easy going, patient and challenging. A great teacher for beginners but I'm sure just as great a teacher for any level student. I will continue to learn from his drumming expertise :)
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    Sheila S. Nov 27, 2013
    Drum
    Verified Student
    Professional Teacher That Goes Extra Mile

    Tim is an excellent teacher for my son. It is wonderful to have a teacher that is willing to meet the needs of the student instead of imposing their agenda on the student. An example of that is finding out what kind of music my son wanted to play and tailoring the lessons for that genre. This even included looking up music to bring to the lesson for a song that my son wanted to learn to play. Tim is able to explain new concepts well and can adapt his teaching to something different when a concept is not being grasp by the student. He is an excellent choice for us!
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    James B. Aug 19, 2013
    Drum
    Verified Student
    Awesome Skype Lessons

    Tim is a very cool cat. He has the ability to teach for beginners or dig deep for those drummers who already have experience. If you are looking for a dependable teacher..... Look no further.
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    Martha C. Mar 6, 2013
    Drum
    Tim is a great teacher - I highly recommend him to anyone who's looking to improve their drumming skills!!

    I've been taking lessons from Tim for about a year and a half and find him to be an excellent teacher. What I like about him is that he's always encouraging but never hesitates to challenge me. It's that combination that I think helps me to stretch myself as a drummer. Not only is Tim an awesome drummer and amazing teacher, he's also a really nice guy!
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    Cole R. Feb 19, 2013
    Drum
    If you want to learn drums, Tim is your guy!

    Tim was a great teacher for me as I was just starting out on the drums for the first time. He was very patient, always on time, and provided quality insight to help me improve my skills. A++
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    Mike W. Feb 18, 2013
    Drum
    Great drum instructor

    From the first lesson, Tim has been patient. If I don't get something the first time, we go back over it. Repetition is key to learning anything. He never makes the lesson feel rushed. Call him if you want to learn to play the drums.
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    Irene S. Feb 14, 2013
    Drum
    Lessons with you were highlight of the week!

    I am Cole's Grandmother and Tim was the highlight each week for Cole. It pulled him out of his depression of not being able to find a job after graduation from college and the desire from childhood of wanting to learn how to play the drums.
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    Renee C. Jan 12, 2013
    Drum
    Verified Student
    very enjoyable

    My son has enjoyed taking lessons with Tim. Every week he's happy to go and has never had a complaint. He says that Tim is "nice".