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!

Chandler Furr

Drums/Percussion

about

Why are you passionate about teaching?
Music is something that makes me happy and I always jump at the chance to share that with someone else!

What makes you unique from other teachers?
My background as a classically trainer percussionist is one of my biggest strengths because, along with having the ability to teach someone to play the notes, I’m able to teach them why we do certain things as well as provide the student the insight to create their own music.

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How would you describe the atmosphere/energy in your teaching studio?
As a teacher, I try to be relaxed, but goal oriented, this means that I teach in an adaptable style to the student’s needs and then create goals based off their ability.

What is something fun about you that you would like people to know?
I’m a big basketball fan! I’m from Atlanta, but the first team I ever supported was the Bucks!

What are your passions outside of teaching?
Outside of music, I’m super passionate about cooking. That idea of creating something for people to enjoy is core to both, and cooking is an outlet for me to express my creativity when I can’t play music.


Hunter Jackson

Drums/Percussion

about

Why are you Passionate about Teaching Music?
I want to pass my knowledge of my craft on to the next generation of drummers.

What makes you unique from other teachers?
I employ a number of different techniques so I can affect each student as much as possible.

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How would you describe the atmosphere/energy in your teaching studio?
It is a positive, high-energy environment with fun tempered learning.

What is something fun about you that you would like people to know?
I drive a 1991 KS Blazer from Chevrolet with the Scottsdale interior. ;).

What are your passions outside of teaching?
I enjoy playing golf.


Brandon Miller

Drums/Percussion/Keyboard/Piano

about

Why are you Passionate about Teaching Music?
Teaching is a passion of mine because it is an avenue in which I can make a positive impact on the world around me. I have always said that knowledge means very little if it is not cultivated and applied, but it means nothing if it is not taught.

What makes you unique from other teachers?
A low-energy teacher paves the way for low-energy students - and as such, a distinction between me and other instructors is the high-energy, positive environment that I create in when I'm with students. In my studio, students will always know that they are in a safe and judgment-free place of learning that is conducive to fun and progress - and those objectives (fun and progress) are achieved with a very practical teaching approach. Students deserve an instructor who is consistent, and with me, that is exactly what they'll get.

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How would you describe the atmosphere/energy in your teaching studio?
In a word, when a student steps into my studio, they can expect to feel incredibly uplifted. I tremendously value my students not just for what they do, but for who they are, and who they are becoming. Particularly when dealing with younger students, teachers have a unique role in how a pupil develops, and a negative teacher - one whose moods seemingly change with the weather, can have a horrible influence on a student’s life outlook, and even in their future. I seek to be a firm foundation that students can rely on - no matter how bad of a week they've had, they can look forward to coming into Brandon's studio and being both welcomed and nurtured in an environment of positivity and encouragement.

What is something fun about you that you would like people to know?
An interesting fact about me is that I have actually written and published a book of poetry. It is not something I share very widely (since poetry, sadly, is a dying art-form), but it is something that I enjoyed writing very much. It is called "Raiding the Kitchen," and is about my belief that no matter how different we all are, there are some central desires that we all share.

What are your passions outside of teaching?
One of my many nicknames in high school was "Captain Everything", and as such, my involvement outside of music or even teaching and manifold. As I mentioned, I've written and published a book, I am a computer scientist by trade, and thoroughly enjoy playing video games in my spare time, and hanging out with family and friends.


Tyler Wallace

Drums/Percussion

about

Why are you Passionate about Teaching Music?
I love to teach from a practical approach. I like to develop the ideas that are in my students' heads from the beginning.

What makes you unique from other teachers?
I work hard to introduce my students to new music. I also love to find out what they are listening to.

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How would you describe the atmosphere/energy in your teaching studio?
Light, fun and positive while still being productive. I like to remind my students that lesson and practice time is when mistakes are supposed to be made.

What is something fun about you that you would like people to know?
I have a cat named Meemaw and I have been playing with many different bands since I was 18.

What are your passions outside of teaching?
R-O-C-K-I-N-G, Discovering new music, the Alabama Crimson Tide, Vans, talking about pasta dishes with guitar instructor Matt Alemany, and spending time with all of my friends and family.


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