Drum4u Productions - Paul L. Kush

Houston, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I have been a professional musician having earned a living playing drums and percussion in Los Angeles and abroad. I bring the best of teachings from Fred Gruber, Joe Porcaro, Dick Grove School of Music Hollywood, and Denny Dennis to the lesson room. My students record with professional musicians in order to get the experience of playing in a professional environment.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Getting to know the personalities of my students and watching them grow with music in their life.

Location

Houston, TX 77058

Website

Years in business

44

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • CINDY T. Oct 20, 2016
    AWESOME DRUM TEACHER
    My two sons take drum lesson from Mr. Paul Kush since they were in elementary school. One is in college now and the other is in high school. Of all the years, i have known Mr. Kush, he is very attentive and professionals with his students. We enjoyed him as a drum teacher and would highly recommend him to anyone of our friends and families!!
  • Bob D. Sep 12, 2016
    Patient and Professional
    Paul is a really patient drum teacher and has been doing this for a long time. Professional set-up and really flexible for when life gets in the way.
  • Timothy S. Sep 1, 2016
    Kush is Pretty Great
    I was taught by Kush for years during my Middle School and High School years. He was extremely patient, he was helpful, and he always guided me through the songs as I learned how to play them and how to deal with more complicated beats and drum notes. He knew my limits and he understood how his students operated. Highly recommend him.
  • Erik P. Aug 31, 2016
    Both of my kids have been taking lessons with Paul for several years. Paul has helped them to not just grow as drummers, but as musicians and performers. He is an exceptionally skilled drummer, but also has the ability to teach young and old, across all skill levels from beginner to expert. Having witnessed Paul working with my kids from a very young age, as well as seeing him work with older beginners, I can say he definitely has the knack to reach all of his students in their own way. He knows the pace for beginners and how to challenge experienced drummers. Paul has played a vital role in my kids musical successes and continues to help them grow.
  • Jessica P. Aug 30, 2016
    Paul is an excellent teacher for beginner and advance students! He is so patient and knowledgeable about drums it's amazing. If you are looking for an awesome drum teacher Paul is the ONE.
  • Sue R. Aug 30, 2016
    Paul has vast amounts of professional performing experience on which to draw upon. Not only can he play, but he can teach his technique and love of drumming to any age student. He is always patient and kind. If you take lessons from him, you will have lots of fun!!
  • Steve S. Aug 30, 2016
    Paul is a great drum teacher. I'm new to the drums and he has the patience of a saint. Sometimes we work on the same thing and he happily (he's almost always smiling) continues where you need to be working. He has a proven method of teaching that starts from music theory to working on songs and technique. Everything progressively gets harder and he shows you new techniques to go along with what you are learning. I know that he teaches more advanced students as well but I don't know his methods. The guy before my lesson is way further advanced and he seems to be happy with Paul too.
  • Shawn S. Mar 9, 2016
    Drum Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Great down to earth teacher, loves drums and loves teaching them. Thorough and knowledgable with years of professional experience. I would recommend him to anyone, youth or adult.
  • Paul L. Feb 4, 2016
    You were an excellent teacher, I was a depressed student. Your lessons were awsome, and inspiring. (circa 1984 Downey Music) Paul Lachance
  • Janet S. May 19, 2014
    Mr. Kush is an excellent music instructor. Connects easily with his students. Made it fun. And we reap the benefits of listening to the CDs he creates with the kids.
  • Norma N. May 7, 2014
    My son Anthony has been taking lessons for almost 7 years now. This year he will be receiving his Associates degree in music and he still chooses to continue seeing Paul. He has done so much more for him than just give lessons. Mr. Kush has recorded him, given him advice and even helped Anthony to know what to look for when he was trying to choose a college. He's has helped with material for auditions which also gave him confidence to do well. Paul teaches all types of music and so Anthony has never settled to learn just one type of music. He loves all genres and isn't afraid to try something new!! Thank you for being a mentor and friend!!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge by the half hour for private lessons. Hour lessons are available for those that qualify. My pricing is competive for what I offer.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Understand their current aptitude for playing. Start where appropriate and encourage to practice with techniques that insure the quickest learning curve.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Always working with new techniques and recording techniques and equipment as it evolves.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It was evident when I was young how much I loved music.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Drum Lessons, musician mentoring, recording mentoring.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have been doing commercials for a major chain restaurant.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The lessons should be fun and you feel good about yourself when you play.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Playing is for a lifetime; it never gets old and there is always something to learn.