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48 years in business
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Drum Lessons (for adults)
Keith was an excellent drum teacher. I taught myself to play the drums at 16 and wanted help to get better now at the age of 35. Keith helped me unlearn the bad habits to help me out at the start. He is patient and was very flexible to tailor his lesson plan to my situation. My advice to you is that if you are serious about getting better and can really commit to practicing during the week, Keith is the teacher for you. He will get you to where you want to be.Apr 27, 2018Verified
Keith is a wonderful drum instructor. Our 13-year old daughter has been taking drum set lessons from him for the past two months and has progressed immensely. She loves it! After each 30 minute lessons, she swears it was only five minutes. Keith is very patient and knowledgeable instructor.Dec 8, 2018
From day one Keith has made a positive impression on how to play drums. He is able to explain how to play a complicated instrument in a way that is easy to understand and when there is a sign of trouble in progress, he able to see and understand the issues and prescribe the right exercise to ensure that progress continues. In addition not only is he a great teacher, his demeanor and personality is great to get along with and makes the lessons enjoyable.Mar 17, 2018
I have been taking lessons with Keith for over three years. He is an excellent instructor, and highly knowledgeable about drum technique and the music industry. He is a good listener who can hear where I am off on my playing and is capable of getting me back on track. It is a pleasure learning from him.Mar 12, 2018
Keith John has gone above and beyond the call of duty for a drum teacher. Over several years of taking his lessons I have noticed an incredible change in my playing. He encourages his students to follow their passion for music and tells amazing stories about his life as a professional musician. I highly recommend taking lessons from him: he is incredibly knowledgeable and his words of encouragement have everlasting worth.Aug 29, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Unless a student is advanced, I recommend that they sign up for a half-hour lesson. My rate is $40/half hour. I don’t believe in sitting and watching a student struggle with new material while the clock is running. I give plenty of material during that half-hour for students to practice for an entire week until their next lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?In addition to asking what goals the potential student has, I ask questions to find out a student's experience in the past, what study materials they have used up to now, if any, I ask them to bring those items to the first lesson. During that first lesson, I will observe the student play, analyze their skills and determine exactly where to place them and determine their needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a 3 time Grammy Award Winner. One of my bands is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I have worked with many famous bands and musicians. I have travelled the world playing drums and entertaining many in venues of all sizes.