Kyle Swan Drum Lessons

Kyle Swan Drum Lessons

5.0 (3)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

Hello, my name is Kyle Swan!  I have been playing drums for 14 years and it has been what I have spent lots of time doing! It has been my passion for many years!  I have been afforded many opportunities to play at many different venues.  For example, I have played at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jalisco Jazz Festival, the Jazz Cruise and many other cool venues.  I have played with major artists such as Grammy Award Winners Paquito D'Rivera and Brian Lynch.  Also, I have been teaching for quite a while and for ages ranging from 6-65 and I am the current drum set TA at University of Miami's Frost School of Music.  

I enjoy being able to play for an audience and hoping they could have some sort of connection with the music to make themselves feel better.  It's also a plus to be able to travel and see cool things and meet cool people while we're at it. 

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Chicago, IL 60652
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3 Reviews


  • Rosa Zumba e Bodoh

    Kyle has being working with my 9 yr old son for almost a year. He is a very talented musician and a patient and skilled teacher. Davi really enjoys chatting with him about music and learning to play the drums!

  • Gus D’Angelo

    Kyle is extremely knowledgeable on every subject related to drumming and knows how convey the information in a comprehensive way. He pushes you every week with progressively challenging material. I feel much more confident behind the kit now. Thanks Kyle!

  • Daniel Diaz

    Really good teacher. Very patient and thorough. Makes sure you understand everything before you leave and makes boring fundamentals fun.

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

When working with a new student I first spend time listening to them play and I play so we can become comfortable with one another.  

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

I have a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami and I am currently the Teaching Assistand for the drum set department working on a Master's degree from the University of Miami.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I have an hourly fee which goes up in the event that I have to travel to someone's house and depending upon the distance. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching the first year of my undergraduate degree becuase I realized there were a lot of students that aren't afforded the opportunity themselves. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages ranging from young children to elderly patients.  I have also worked with people ranging from beginners to advanced players.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise that the student is sure that he/she finds someone they are comfortable with and relate to so lessons are as productive as possible.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should just be sure that they are willing to practice the things teachers ask them and have a general idea of what they would like to learn.

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