I'm a Professional Musician and a Drum Instructor, with a Bachelor Of Music degree from the University Of Memphis. Many years of working full time as a musician (touring & in the recording studios) has given me a unique perspective that many teachers don't have. There's nothing like experience to make you good at what you do! I've been playing drums since the age of 9, and I started teaching drum lessons when I was in high school. I started the teaching program at The Memphis Drum Shop in the mid-80s, and have been teaching at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville since 1996. I play live with several bands (Human Radio, The Long Players, Guilty Pleasures, Twelve Against Nature & more) and I do recording sessions in Nashville, TN. I am now offering online lessons to students everywhere!
I've been very lucky to make a living doing what I love, and it's a joy to pass my knowledge on to others. I've watched a number of my students become fantastic musicians, and some are very successful! (examples: Cody Dickinson-North Mississippi Allstars; George Sluppick- The Chris Robinson Brotherhood; Marshall Richardson- Jo Dee Messina; Billy Thomas- Vince Gill; Jamin Orrall- Be Your Own Pet/Jeff the Brotherhood; Steve Gorman- Black Crowes)
I've been taking lessons from Steve Ebe for 6 years and I've absolutely loved every bit of it. He's a great teacher that's able to explain both basic and complex concepts in a clear, understanding, and helpful way for both beginning and advanced drummers. He can play and teach many different styles of music, and is always goes about his job in a kind/professional way. Plus he's one of the most sought after drummers in town, and has a wealth of real world experience and advice he can pass along to his students. So all in all I would absolutely recommend him for teaching!
He is very knowledgeable and make the lessons easy and informative. He also take his time so that you really learn the material and understand it before moving on . I have really enjoyed learning to play the snare drum and look forward to continuing my lesson. Steve has make it fun.
Our experience with Steve has been nothing short of amazing. Our son who is 13, looks forward to his time with Steve online every week. He’s patient, organized, prompt and supportive to the process of learning, every time. I highly recommend Steve, he’s the best!
Steve has been working with my now 11 year old son for a year and a half. When he had to change over to online lessons back in March, it was smooth and easy and my son still loves having the lessons. I cannot recommend Steve enough for drum lessons for your children (and possibly for yourself -I just haven't had lessons myself.)
I try to tailor the lessons to each individual's personal goals. We will talk about short term and long term goals, and I will create a plan to help achieve those goals. More specifically, I will evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and work to help gain a balanced, well-rounded technique and vocabulary, so that you can be prepared for any professional musical situation.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree (studio and jazz performance) from the University of Memphis ('85), and extensive professional experience as a working drummer. I've studied privately with many great drummers, including Gregg Bissonette, Larrie Londin, Kenny Aronoff and Ed Soph. I marched on the snare line with top 20 DCI drum corps Memphis Blues Brass Band in '81 & '82. After many years of paying my dues playing live shows and doing recording sessions, I wouldn't trade it for anything!
I charge $30 for a half hour and $60 for an hour. Longer lessons are available by request.
I've always known from an early age that I wanted to play drums, and it's the only job I've ever had. My rock band in high school rehearsed in the basement of my family's home. I kept catching someone looking in the window while we were playing. It was the kid from next door. I ended up teaching him for free, just to see if I could do it. He also became a pro musician. Before long, I was getting paid to teach other people, and this was while I was still in high school.
All ages, from 4 to 74, and all levels, from beginners to working pros!
Experience is very important and you really do get what you pay for.
What are your immediate goals? Long term goals? Do you have a realistic sense of your strengths and weaknesses? Have you watched a video of yourself playing, and asked yourself "what do you think of this drummer?".