Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch
Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch

Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch

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Introduction: My passion for drumming and education as well as my level of experience certainly sets me apart from most instructors. As an active professional drummer for the past decade, my vast experience performing in nearly every level of the music industry affords me a knowledge of the skills expected from drummers at each stage. I can pass that knowledge on to my students depending on each individual's goals. I guide beginner students on what they should be practicing and focusing on. I help intermediates with learning their school band music or jamming with friends for the first time. I’ve got advanced amateurs that I assist in preparing music for their auditions, gigs, recitals. I’ve helped pros reignite their inspiration, sharpen specific skills, prepare for big studio sessions, tours or concert/arena performances. I’ve even acted as a career coach for several pro players through the challenging business/financial side of the music industry. I’m still an active live performer and studio musician. As exciting as that can be, I've always felt it was more fulfilling, in many ways, to sit one-on-one with a student who is interested in the art of drumming, break things down to easily digestible fundamentals and then put it all back together. This process itself brings me great joy but the real fun begins when I start to see my students' long-term goals/dreams become reality.
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Hired 7 times

Serves Albrightsville, PA

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Kristin B.
Feb 10, 2022
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My 13 y/o has been working with Zhach online for a couple of weeks and only one word can truly evaluate my feelings...AMAZING! I am so thankful we stumbled across Zhach on thumbtack. My son has been self taught for over a year. He's done well to be accepted into jazz band and continue with his advanced band class in middle school, but he needed more! He needed one-one-one instruction to perfect the basics and find his groove. We are on the right path thanks to Zhach's investment! Zhach is a great teacher and is passionate about drumming! He offers a variety of options to work with your schedule/budget.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can read percussion notation • Can read sheet music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Jazz • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Gina A.
Feb 9, 2022
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My 12 year old started taking lessons from Zhach. My son looks forward to his weekly lesson, they have a good connection. Highly recommend Zhach!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • Can read sheet music • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Bass drum • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch's reply
Thanks so much Gina! It’s easy because Cooper is such a smart kid with a great personality. I look forward weekly lessons with him as well!
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John B.
Jan 18, 2022
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As an old dude, but new drummer, Zhach immediately helped me to conquer my performance anxiety. Zhach listened and asked questions to understand my goals, chief among them, learning how to learn to practice productively. We are just getting rolling now, but patience, the ability to convey concepts clearly, and a genuine enthusiasm for seeing students grow all shine through.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Understands note durations and rests • Can read percussion notation • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Blues • Jazz • Folk • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch's reply
Thanks for your kind words John. I can already tell we are going to have a lot of fun together and looking forward to your growth on the instrument.
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Maggie H.
Sep 21, 2021
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Zhach is absolutely amazing!!! I’ve wanted to play the drums for as long as I can remember, but always too intimidated to try. I finally got the courage and came across Zhach in my search for a teacher and I could not have found anyone better!!! He is super patient and gives me the encouragement to be patient with myself being a brand new aspiring drummer at 33 years old (and assures me that I’m not too old to just begin my drumming journey) I learned SO much even after only a few lessons I was actually amazed. He has endless knowledge and he’s bursting with so much positive energy and great vibes!!! Everything you would want in a teacher. I feel lucky I found him !! I promise you won’t find better. He’s the best !!!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • What the teacher recommends • Blues • Rock • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase drums and would like the teacher's advice on it • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch's reply
Wow Maggie! Next lesson is on the house…haha! What an incredible review, thank you so much for such kindness. Your passion is undeniable & I’m looking forward each lesson as well as watching you grow as a drummer.
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MARY A.
May 3, 2021
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My son Mason feels really comfortable and excited about how much he has learned in such a short period. Mason looks forward to his weekly sessions. Zhach is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone looking for quality service.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Bass drum • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Drum Lessons with Zhach Kelsch's reply
Thanks Mary! Mason has been fantastic so far. He had a great sense of rhythm right off the bat and he’s extremely patient & focused when working out the challenges I present to him. Last but certainly not least, he is very polite, kind & incredibly mature for his age. I’m looking forward working with him and very excited to see what he does with his drumming.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have 3 different payment categories, Pay as you go is the most expensive and requires a deposit to reserve the appointment. Paying up front for the month is a 15% discount per lesson. Enrolling in my monthly autopay subscription offers students a 30% discount off the pay as you go rate.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Learning their personality and musical goals so I can taylor our lessons toward those.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    A bachelors degree from Penn State University and I have studied drumset privately with Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts), Kevin Soffera (Seether, Breaking Benjamin, Greg Howe) Chad Szeliga (Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy) and Marko Djordjevic (Jazz Legend)

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