Brad Schlueter Drum Lessons

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.
  • Thumbtack Customer

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    He's very reassuring that he can help me with my drumming challenges and has given me examples of ways I can improve my skills/techniques.

    Sep 18, 2017
  • Michele B.

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    Apr 1, 2016Verified

About this pro

I have a great variety of experiences to draw upon. I played in all my school bands, symphonic, wind ensemble, marching band, percussion ensemble, Jazz band, the pit band for musicals. The same thing in college. My first professional work was in the pit band for several musicals. Later, I competed as a rudimental snare drummer and even traveled across the US and competed twice in the Scottish Pipe Band World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland simply because it was challenging and fun. I've studied with some of the best drummers in the world. I currently play in over a half dozen bands playing everything from Metallica to Frank Sinatra and also work with Jazz trios and in several wedding bands. I work in bands that use a click track live and have lots of recording studio experience. I've worked in several praise and worship bands and also played on the VeggieTales videos and movie soundtrack. I truly enjoy seeing my students improve. I enjoy living vicariously through my student's successes - whether it's playing at a party, making their school band auditions, getting to play in the pit band for a musical or traveling to Disney World with their marching band. I'm passionate about playing and practicing the drums and I like to share that with them.

Years in business

24

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      The pricing is either set by the school or store I teach from or when I teach from my home by me - but it is all similarly priced to other reputable teachers in the area.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I first assess the student's interests and experience. I often begin students on a combination of drum set exercises along with some material to develop their hand technique and coordination.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I still take lessons when the opportunity arises from world class players. Since I write every month for Drum! Magazine I have to research every piece I write. I create transcriptions from the latest CD releases and also do most of the drum set product reviews for the magazine. I write feature articles that are educational rather than writing personality oriented pieces on famous drummers, though I've done that as well. I'm up on the current hot players, can give equipment advice since I review it and have lots of unique material that I've created for my students.
    Coverage Area for Brad Schlueter Drum Lessons is about 30+ miles of Batavia, IL.