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Chris Reisinger

Lakeville, MN 55044 (map)

Lessons Offered

Drums, Percussion

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

About Me


Currently, I am pursuing a Bachelors degree in Music Industry at University Of St. Thomas in St. Paul. I am in my Senior year.I have been teaching percussion lessons since 2013. In addition to music, I am interested in all sports, gardening, animals and fitness.

My Musical Education Background

I have been teaching for several years at Reisinger Conservatory of Music. Having started piano lessons at the age of 4. I have an extensive background in music. Besides percussion I also play: Piano, Guitar, Bass and a few other instruments. Some of the instructors I learned from include: Mr.Gene Piccolo- a well known local jazz muscian who has since passed. I also studied extensively at School Of Rock Burnsville, Eden Prairie and St. Paul. I have studied with Leon Lombardo and had a masterclass with Gordy Knutson of the Steve Miller band. Most recently I have studied with many talented muscians at the University of St. Thomas including Mr. Will Kemperman.

I have been active the with University Of St. Thomas Guitar ensemble which performed at the Minnesota Orchestra. I have also been active performing with the Popular Styles Ensemble at University Of St. Thomas as well as The Chamber Singers. This year I had a percussion recital at St. Thomas.

Performing with a band called The Jewels- we have several singles available on Spotify,  YouTube, and Apple Music.

As a pianist, I have performed at various venues including: Lakeville Arts Center, Mall of America. As  percussionist I have performed at Minnesota Music Cafe. and with The Jewels I have performed at such venues as: Blush (Duluth Minnesota), Caddy Shack (Duluth Minnesota),several house parties & at Dam Lake Bar and Grill  to name a few.

 I am a senior in college pursuing a Bachelors degree in Music Industry at University Of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Genres and Subjects Taught

I teach many styles  of music. I teach the core fundamentals that are needed for any student who wants to prepare for school band or any formal performance.

I help students who need to improve or prepare for their school music programs. I feel it is important to learn the correct way to play percussion instruments. I also have helped students prepare for Marching band, drum line etc.

I teach students who are playing for enjoyment as well as students who are wanting to learn how to play in a band.

I teach students of any age and skill level.

Lesson Rates

I am currently offering a FREE trial lesson! In addition to the free lesson, I am also offering free enrollment fees. (Normally $130 a year.) Books are included in tuition fee.Tuition is $130 a month.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I teach all age & skill levels.

My Certifications and Awards

I have received numerous trophies. certificates and awards from various music programs including: Reisinger Conservatory of Music Programs, Minnesota Music Teachers Association programs and National Federation of Music Clubs programs. I have also received numerous scholarships.

My Musical Influences

Pretty much into most music including (not in and order and certainly not limited to:)

Dave Bruebeck, David Bowie, Tom Waits, ACDC, Ozzy Osborne, Muse, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Raconteurs, Allman Brothers, Beetles, Goose, Coldplay, Soundgarden, Ghost, Keb Mo,Cautious Clay, Grandson, Chance The Rapper, Mayer Hawthorne, Jim Croce, Bob Marley, Stone Temple Pilots, Blues Traveler, Ramones, Keb mo, Santana, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grateful Dead, Blink 182, ZZTop, Rush, Iron Maiden,Steely Dan, Dave Mancini, Buddy Rich,Neil Peart, Ginger Baker, Worship music.

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