Tom Cullen Music Instruction

Tom Cullen Music Instruction

1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching drums all over the Tri State area for 10 years. Most of my students continue studyin with me for years because I cater to each individual's personal goals. I make lessons fun and interactive. I prescribe a balanced practice routine that is not overwhelming or time consuming. I have an ever expanding wealth of information and personal experience playing the drums. I am always learning new things to teach myself to then pass on to my students. I have 2 music degrees. The albums and performances I have done with my band iNFiNiEN have recieved international praise from music critics. 

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Levittown, PA 19056
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Ask for thier favorite type of music, band and drummer. Ask them what they are looking to improve with lessons.

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

I have played drums since 2nd grade. I have taken private lessons since 7th grade and earned 2 music degrees from Bucks County Community College and Temple University

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

I charge $30 for a half hour and $50 for a full hour. Depending on how far I travel I will add a small travel fee.

How did you get started teaching?

I decided to start teaching when I was in college. I started teaching other students  privately and eventually got hired at a couple local schools and music stores.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with everyone from 5-55 years old. From Beginner to Advanced drummers.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My band iNFiNiEN pre sold 1,000 albums on Kickstarter

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

Find someone who understands your goals and can provide a clear plan of action for you to reach your goals.

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

Try to find out what the teachers in question specialize in. Snare drum, Double bass, Technique, Speed, Style, Polyrhythms, etc.