T.R. McKotch

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Drums, Xylophone, Djembe, Conga
(7 reviews)
75+ lessons booked on Lessonface
Avg. Response Time: 211 hrs, 44 mins

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from $25.00 / 30 Minutes

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"T.R. is fantastic! A true gem for our area." ~Steve Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs)

"T.R. McKotch is a rare kind of musician who can both play and teach very well.  His ability to connect to beginner drummers, both by teaching and empowering them are traits that will help his students long after they leave his experiences.  T.R. is someone who truly loves people and wants to see them progress." ~Jim Donovan (Rusted Root)

"Your class gave me so much structure.  It has always been something I've appreciated! Thanks for being a great teacher and friend!" ~Mark Reininga, Actor NCIS - L.A.

Learn to drum fast from a pro drummer and drum educator with 30+ years experience

Want to play your favorite songs? Want to learn drums but don't know where to start?​​​​ Trying on your own and not making progress? Already play and need to improve your skills? I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves me recording, I will build you a program based on your interests, needs, and goals. I provide you with the best solutions and the full support of a teacher, trainer and coach. Drum Lessons are not a "One Size Fits All" product. You are unique. You need and deserve a program that is as unique as you are. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

My Experience as a Teacher

During my time as a drummer and percussionist, I have become proficient in multiple styles and refined my skills through years of performing and teaching in professional capacities. My insight has informed my lessons to great effect, with many of my students making immense breakthroughs in their playing.

Over the past 30 years as a performer and educator, I have picked up effective and proven teaching techniques which focus on specific aspects. By using methodical approaches when practicing, students can make the most out of their time and hone in quickly on their areas of improvement.

The greatest joy I experience regularly as a teacher is observing the development of my students, however I particularly enjoy watching students build trust in the processes as they climb further and further towards becoming the players they wish to be.


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Beginner To Advanced Students Welcome

No matter where you may currently find yourself along your musical path, my lessons offer clear guidance and support for those looking to get ahead.

My lessons are structured logically, and informed by my 30 years of teaching and performing. Each lesson will aim to keep students busy, progressing steadily, and engaging with their own musical interests.

Though it is important to keep sessions productive, enjoyment is absolutely essential to achieving the best results. Learning any musical instrument should be an exciting process, so I always like to keep lessons relaxed and encouraging for learners!

Each lesson is delivered and planned with the individual student in mind. No two drummers are the same, so I strongly believe that content for each lesson should reflect age, experience, interests, and rate of learning for each individual student.

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