Hearndrum Percussion And Drum Set Lessons

Hearndrum Percussion And Drum Set Lessons

5.0 (5)
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

Steve Hearn is Assistant Principal Timpani/Section Percussion in the Colorado Symphony - and a drum set specialist. 

Private and Group percussion lessons are designed to enhance: 
1)    New students. If you are not studying privately, enhance your percussion playing with expert instruction. 
2)    Student’s already existing percussion   education and instruction. If you currently study privately, enhance your percussion playing with additional instruction.

Each lesson is uniquely and carefully crafted to support the student’s musical direction, needs, and goals. 

Instruction is available for all genres of percussion and drum set including: 

Drum Set 
Rudimental Snare Drum 
Orchestral Snare Drum 
Marimba 
Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bells 
Timpani 
Orchestral Accessories 
Congas, Djembe, Bongos

Hand Drumming, Ethnic Percussion 
Percussion Ensemble Coaching 
College Prep. 
High School All-State Prep. 

Solo and Ensemble Prep./Honor Band Prep. 

I love guiding and witnessing my students achieve their goals, be enlightened and enriched with music, be energized with rhythm and drumming, and have a TON of FUN in the process!

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Credentials

Denver, CO 80228
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Narrah Padilla-Smith

    He is super supportive and gives you the tools to know how to make yourself better on your own. Amazing teacher.

  • AJ H

    Attention to detail and pushes the student’s potential. Has a plethora of knowledge in and outside of the classical world.

  • Julie Padilla

    My son is a percussionist at Denver School of the Arts and, thanks to Steve’s guidance and encouragement, as a sophomore he was selected to play in both the Denver Young Artists Orchestra as well as the Colorado All-State orchestra. Additionally, Steve is extremely supportive and has motivated my son through both highs and lows. As a parent, I am grateful for Steve’s open communication, his organization, and his emphasis on technique. My son just thinks that Steve is “super chill” and awesome. In short, Steve is a terrific instructor and a fantastic mentor. We highly recommend him!

  • Ella Zimmermann

    He is an amazing teacher!


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Private and Group percussion lessons are designed to enhance: 
1)    New students. If you are not studying privately, enhance your percussion playing with expert instruction. 
2)    Student’s already existing percussion education and instruction. If you currently study privately, enhance your percussion playing with additional instruction.

Each lesson is uniquely and carefully crafted to support the student’s musical direction, needs, and goals.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Assistant principal timpani/section percussion with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Steve Hearn is also a founding member of the Lumos Percussion Group and the former principal timpanist of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. He has appeared with the Strings in the Mountains, Grand Teton, and Cabrillo music festivals and has been a featured concerto soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, among others. He has performed at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions as a featured soloist and chamber musician. Similarly, he was a percussionist in the Colorado premier of Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun’s Water Passion after S. Matthew.

Hearn previously held the position as Percussionist/Timpanist in the U.S. Army Field Band, Washington, D.C. were he toured the 48 continental states performing concerts with the Concert Band and Chorus.  As an orchestral musician, he served as principal timpanist during the Nashville Symphony Orchestra’s national tour with Amy Grant/Vince Gil and has appeared as principal timpanist of the Kamerorkest “Continuo” Rotterdam, Holland, the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as principal percussionist with the European Mozart Festival Orchestra in Krakow, Poland, and as a percussionist with the Dutch Theater Production of The West Side Story.  Similarly, he has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Santa Fe. In addition, he worked in the Music Business Industry where he served for seven years as the Concert/Adams Percussion Marketing Manager at Pearl Drum Corporation.

Active as an educator, chamber musician and drum set specialist, he was the assistant to Robert van Sice at Rotterdam’s Conservatory of Music and was the Director of Percussion Studies at New Mexico State University.  He has performed recitals and chamber music in Holland, Belgium, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. as well as given master classes in nearly all 50 states. As a drum set specialist, he has performed various styles of jazz and rock throughout the Chicago area with the Ramesdell Jazz Quintet and the pop/rock group The Others. 

Hearn received a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from New Mexico State University, and the prestigious Artist Performing Diploma from Rotterdam’s Conservatory, The Netherlands.  

Hearn is an active artist/educator for Adams Musical Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Freer Percussion Products, TheBoxKit.com, and Evans Drumheads. www.hearndrum.com


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