drum lessons

"Fills bring the thrills, but the groove pays the bills."
-Dr. Steve Gadd

perfect for all ages

Drums and other percussion instruments are a popular lesson choice for students of all ages, especially younger children, as the instrument gives an immediate gratification. When you hit a drum, you get an immediate response. Drums are often referred to as one of the most fun instruments to play, as all 4 limbs can work independently to produce grooves and different rhythms.

rudimentary drumming

A lot of skill is required to perfect playing a percussion instrument. Students are initially taught rudiments, the foundation to all drum beats, as they work on technique, learning to read, and playing by ear. Our instructors often mix learning songs into the drum lessons so our students can learn how fundamental rudiments helped to create the iconic songs we know and love today. The foundational skills learned by playing a percussion instrument can easily transpose to other instruments, making the drum set a wonderful foundational instrument opening the doors to an endless possibility of instrument learning!

traditional and marching band

Our highly skilled, professional drum and percussion instructors specialize in everything from traditional drum set lessons to school band and marching band percussion instruments. Many of our students throughout the years have gone on to march in college bands after receiving scholarships. Some have even toured professionally with various bands! Let our expert drum instructors work with you to set and achieve your musical percussion goals!

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meet your instructor!

Hunter Jackson



Hunter has been studying, teaching, and performing music for over two decades. All the while, he has never strayed from his roots in the Opelika/Auburn area. Hunter attended Opelika High School, where he performed in every possible ensemble from The Spirit of the South Marching Band to the Jazz Band. He ... followed up at Auburn University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance under Dr. Doug Rosener.

While the study was in all percussive mediums, the drum set was his main focus. Hunter has been privately teaching for over a decade. He can teach everything from a drum set to four-mallet marimba. Hunter has invested several years in teaching at local high schools, helping with their percussive studies, including; Opelika High School, Auburn High School, Smiths Station High School, and others.

Hunter is the sitting drummer for the punk rock outfit Radio Decay and the southern rock group The Bama Gamblers.
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Reid Meinert



Reid has been playing drums for over a decade and is very passionate about sharing his knowledge and joy for music and the world of percussion. Reid discovered his love for music at the age of twelve when he auditioned for the middle school band and was placed in the percussion section. Soon after, ... Reid began taking drumset lessons at Spicer’s Music and performed with the Auburn High School symphonic winds, marching band, jazz band, and show choir.

After graduating, Reid was accepted into the Auburn University Department of Music as a Bachelor of Music Performance; during his time in college, he has performed with the Auburn University Marching Band, Steel Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble. Reid is currently the principal percussionist for the Auburn University Symphonic Winds and the drumset player for the Auburn University Theatre Department.
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