Philadelphia Area Drum Teachers
Kyle is a drummer and educator well-versed in a wide range of musical styles. He first encountered the drums at age 4, and began playing avidly at age 10. Early in high school a mentor introduced the young rock drummer to the music of Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman, and a life-long love of jazz was born. Striving to deepen his musical foundation, Kyle attended Lawrence University, where he studied classical percussion, jazz drumming, jazz composition / arranging, and ethnic percussion styles from Ghana, Brazil, and Cuba.
Upon graduating, Kyle moved to NYC to focus on jazz drumming with John Riley at the Manhattan School of Music. He earned his Master's of Music from Purchase College, where he studied with John Riley, Hal Galper and Todd Coolman. During his years living in Brooklyn, NY, Kyle performed with artists including Nir Felder, Adam Niewood, Linda May-Han Oh, Aidan Carroll, Abby Payne, and the Asphalt Orchestra. He also taught students ages 4 through 18 at the Larchmont Music Academy. Kyle is also a certified yoga teacher, and has a deep interest in the interplay of physical grace and the creation of sound. He believes in the power of drumming to center the body, calm the mind, and be a whole lot of fun! In addition to the drums, he enjoys playing washboard, thumb piano, and a home-made marimba built from 2x4s.
A new resident of Bryn Mawr, PA, Kyle is excited to offer his enthusiasm and experiences to aspiring drummers in the Philadelphia area.
Tracey Myers is a 25 year old drum instructor located in the Northeast Philadelphia / Cheltenham Township area. She is recently married and working as a part time nanny to 3 great kids.
She took lessons for several years in her late teens, at Cintioli Music Center before joining a country / alternative band, playing covers at local open mics. Her band broke up in 2015 when it's singer, Amanda Howell Oliveira started recording for a solo career.
Tracey started teaching drums in 2016 and has been teaching weekly and bi-weekly students ever since. Her lessons consist of drum notation, rudiments, tuning, song covers, and music theory. A lesson will be divided into learning exercises and beats and also some fun jam sessions or covers, based around the student's genre interests. She enjoys teaching rock, marching band, and country beats, as well as jazz, hip hop, r&b, or whatever type the student may be interested in.