Brad Schlueter Drum Lessons
Responds within a day
Hired 7 times
Serves Batavia, IL
28 years in business
Apple Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle
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Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Snare drum • Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.) • What the teacher recommends • Folk • Jazz • Country • Classical • Blues • Rock • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is competitive or lower than most other reputable teachers in the area. I prefer cash and will often give additional time to students who pay that way. I also accept PayPal, Apple Cash and Zelle.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I want to get to know my student and why they want to play the drums. What kind of music do they love? Who are their favorite bands? I assess the student's interests and experience, and begin students on a combination of drum set exercises along with some material to develop their hand technique and coordination towards their goals. I introduce new concepts as the student is ready for them and also teach them how to "think" like a drummer and how to practice efficiently. I write custom exercises and drum solos that are fun to play while building crucial skills.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've studied drumming throughout my life during my school and college years and after. I taught at one of the world's best drum shops for twenty years (the Drum Pad) and we hosted over 100 of the world's best drummers in clinics and I was able to take lessons and masterclasses with many of them. Since I write for every issue of Drum! Magazine, I have to research my topics and pass the scrutiny of my editors. I write transcriptions of drummers from their latest CD releases and also do most of the drum set product reviews for the magazine. I contribute feature articles that are educational in nature and also film video demonstrations of my lessons for their website. I'm up on the current players, and since I've written hundreds of product reviews can give objective equipment advice, and have created lots of unique material for my students that develops specific skills.