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Cresson, TX 76035 (map)

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About Me

Retired man starting to give snare drum lesson in my home.  Hills of Bear Creek, Cresson.  Lived at this address 21+ years with wife & a cat.  Used to teach drum lessons in my school days.  I teach precision rudimental snare drumming for marching & Band settings.  I do not teach kit or trap style drumming.  A unique style that was invented & used by an undefeated national champion of snare drumming.

I have a college degree in biology.  Retired from my own soils testing business of 30+ years.  


My Musical Education Background

I played in high school band.  My parents drove me 75 miles, each Saturday, to take drum lesson from an instructor whose students won snare drum contests.  A vey unique style of drumming, hard to find an instructor of this style.  It is precision snare drumming & takes practice.  Style still used in many Drum & Bugle Corps.

It is not kit drumming.  Just precision snare drumming based on the 40 drum rudiments.  26 rudiments, is older number.   It is interesting & challanging.  It is good for people from age 9 to 99.  Adult students are also welcome.

Genres and Subjects Taught

Rudimental, precission snare drumming.  Designed for band, marching bands, & solo. Not kit drumming or trap drumming.  It is a form of Power Drumming that requires knowing the rudiments & how to count.


Lesson Rates

I charge $40 per half hour lesson,  First lesson is $10, to allow student & parents to evaluate if this is what they are interested in learning.  I am experienced at teaching drums to age 9 and up.  

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Age 9 & up.  Adults, wanting to learn something new, are also welcome.  

My Certifications and Awards

I took 1 ratings at Tri State in high school.  Started teaching students in 7th grade at a music store in Gt Bend, Ks.

My Musical Influences

I played solos for various community settings in my youth.  I wrote marching cadences for high school marching band.

I think this unique style of drumming is hard to find.  It was invented & used by undefeated rudimental champion.  This is not used in kit drumming.  It is for band, marching, solo & other precision drumming applicatons.  You can see & measure a students progress.  It is fun & very rewarding to learn.  The drumming technique is a performance in itself.  You can spot this style of drummer a mile away.  It is vintage & modern.

I have seen people seeking this style in chat rooms for drummers.  I have yet to find an instructor for it.

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