Drum Lessons in Denver

Side by side drum sets and mirrors enhance the educational experience.

One-on-one instruction is a great way to get the perspective you need to become a better drummer. Since 2002, I’ve been providing drummers with the necessary tools to make noticeable improvements in their playing and helping each student I work with get to the next level.

In addition to working on hand and foot technique, reading, coordination, time-keeping, and basic music theory, I can help you learn to listen (in a musical sense), practice (in an effective manner), and gain confidence in your ability to play with other musicians.

“Ryan is a very professional, and an exemplary teacher. With the help of Ryan’s influence and instruction, I was able to attend Denver School of the Arts. Now that I have graduated, I will be studying jazz drumming at the University of Oregon.”
– Calvin Davis

Efficient MOTION allows you to play fluidly, freeing up your mind and body and enabling you to play with more EMOTION.

During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to learn on real drums – not an electronic kit or a set covered with rubber pads (very important for developing consistent dynamics, tone, and feel). In addition, every lesson is customized around your needs in order to help you set and achieve realistic goals, all while having fun and being creative in the process.

Not sure if my approach is right for you? Come down to the studio and I’ll give you an evaluation of your playing and outline the areas of your playing that could use adjustment – no charge. To schedule your FREE lesson, please fill out the form below:

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Drums are my passion. Whether performing or teaching, I truly love getting behind the kit and making music. I’ve been teaching since 2002, and since then I’ve developed a comprehensive approach that encompasses everything I’ve learned from over twenty years of drumming experience.

I’m proud to say that students of mine have successfully auditioned for school band programs, including Denver School of the Arts, and a select few have even gone on to study music at the college level. I have also worked with many of Denver’s working drummers, helping them improve their craft and take their music to new places.

My studio is conveniently located on South Broadway near Evans, providing easy access from all regions of the Denver metro area. Equipped with two drum sets and an extensive library of learning materials, there is no better environment to immerse yourself in the art of drumming!

“Thank you so much for coming all the way out to Aurora Hills to teach such an awesome drum set clinic today! It was fabulous!”
Robbie Hobein (band director at Aurora Hills Middle School)

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