If you live in the Milwaukee area and you're interested in taking your drumming to the next level, email me at pretzelstudiosmke@gmail.com with your basic information (name, age, where you live, brief drumming history/interests) as well as your availability and we can set up a meeting!


How It Works


In the first lesson, I will ask you to play around the drums a little to determine your playing level. From that point we can discuss your personal drumming goals and go from there! 


I accept students of all ages, and all skill levels. From absolute beginners to advanced players, I can customize lessons to fit your drumming needs.

Possible Topics of Your Personalized Lessons


-Learning to play in the style of iconic drummers such as: Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Mike Portnoy, Stewart Copeland, ect,.

-Becoming a more musical drummer

-Composing a drum solo

-Groove/Time Keeping

-Incorporating ghost notes within a groove

-Applying rudiments around the drum kit

-Hand Technique

-Foot Technique

-Double Bass Technique

-Odd meter playing

-Sight Reading

-Making a drum “cheat sheet” for a song

-Composing a drum part for your band’s song

-Tuning drums for different applications

-Working in the studio

-Playing in a band

-Matched grip/Traditional grip

-Playing with brushes

-Understanding song form



30 Minute

Private Lesson


60 Minute Private Lesson