Ty Steele Music & Media, LLC
I have a passion to teach students of every level and age, no limits. If you want to advance your skills, or starting from scratch, I can get you there. How am I so sure?
It's my passion. It's my career. It's my gift.
You can read about my curriculum at UDKLM.com (The Ultimate Drum Kit Learning Method). This is the method and curriculum I use with all my students. I wrote it over a two year period, published in 2015, and refined over a four year period following that. I am currently working on an advanced curriculum.
I am the owner, main composer and founder of the Ty Steele Band, which released its debut album, Double Exposure, in December of 2016, producing and performing progressive metal-fusion. You can learn more about his project at http://tysteeleband.com or @tysteeleband on various social platforms.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Evaluate, project probable progress, assign skills to work on between lessons.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I began drumming in 1983. I served in the Marine Corps from 1989-1995. In 2011, upon
completing a Master of Divinity and M.A.R. program at Liberty Theological Seminary, I began my musical education at the Atlanta Institute of Music, and consistently received the Merit Scholarship for outstanding performance. I was trained by Tom Knight and Creig Harber, and personally instructed by Dave Weckl.
My main drumming influences are: Tom Knight, Benny Greb, Carter Beauford, Chris Coleman, Dave Weckl, Gary Novak, John Blackwell, Heracio Hernandez, Lee Pearson, David Garibaldi, Marco Minnemann, JoJo Mayer, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Bonham, Neil Peart.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
increments of 30/60/90
How did you get started teaching?
I simply had a passion to pass on my skills. As a musician, I believe everyone should.
What types of students have you worked with?
Every age, level, mental development, gender, etc.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I saw Rush R40 in 2015 with my oldest son. This was a highlight of my life.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Be sure you know what you want. My methods are concise and demanding, but rewarding.
I believe you must learn to read. Otherwise, we cannot communicate musical ideas. Don't worry! It is not hard. I can get you there easily.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
1. What do I want to do with drumming?
2. Do I want to be a musician full time or as a hobby?
3. What bands do I listen to?
4. What music do I most enjoy?