Drum Lessons With John Simmons

Drum Lessons With John Simmons

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33 years in business

About this pro

My lessons feature some content one might not ordinarily encounter. Some examples are:

  • *The Moeller Method: these techniques are often seen as some kind of "holy grail" and the internet is FILLED with lots of misinformation. I learned this method personally from Mr. Jim Chapin, Moeller's pupil and primary exponent of the method.
  • *Rhythm Knowledge: Mike Mangini's practice management systems have been invaluable to me, and I happily include a lot of his material in my teaching to help students maximize their practice time.
  • *How to practice: I have done a lot of study on how to achieve what's come to be called "deep practice" and how to reap the results. I guide my students in WHAT to practice and in HOW to practice it to get the most progress from the least effort.

Contact me to set up a FREE trial lesson to see if my methods are a fit for you.

I LOVE my work. I take a lot of satisfaction in giving beginners a solid foundation, and in assisting experienced players in enjoying their drumming even more.

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Houston, TX 77084
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I assess their level, and introduce my course of study and what my plans will be for their lessons.

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

I studied music formally from 6th grade through two years of college as a music major. I have continued my studies with lessons and practice ever since.

Having played professionally since 1986, and taught since 1988, I have many years of experience.

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

Yes, my lesson rate is $60 per hour, $30 per half hour, or $45 per 45 minutes.

I give a free introductory lesson to any interested student.

How did you get started teaching?

My college drum teacher offered me a job as his assitant in 1988, and i have taught professionally ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

All levels and styles, and all ages from 4 to 80.

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

Understand the course of study and the amount of work the teacher has planned for you.

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

Is it a need, or a desire? 

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