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The drummer for Local bands such as The Wild Colonial Bhoys (Irish rock music, tours nationwide), July Fighter (Alternative rock band that plays all over the twin cities), and cover band Hot Brockoli is offering drum lessons!
Whether you're looking for a new hobby, or wanting to expand your playing ability, Colin McCowan is the drum instructor for you! Colin has been playing drums since the age of 9 and is completely dedicated to his instrument. He played in jazz band throughout High School and attended a school for Recording Arts in Texas to further his knowledge of drum miking and recording. Colin has experience playing and teaching Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-hop, Latin music, Jazz, Progressive, and just about any other genre of music you can think of! He has authored an instructional book for all skill levels that focuses on developing a solid and versatile foundation for groove theory. He has studied with some of the greatest drummers of our time including Benny Greb, Glen Sobel, and Anika Niles.
If you're an adult, or the parent of a child interested in learning to play drums, you'll find that drumming can have many positive impacts on daily life. Whether it's stress relief, hand-eye coordination, or getting a jump start on math skills for a youngster, drumming is more than just hitting things with sticks! Developing the coordination involved in playing drums is like giving your brain a workout that can carry over into many other activities. If you're thinking about drum lessons, but are concerned about the cost of a drum set, don't let that stop you. Over the past 10 years, Colin has steered his students to the right drum set for the right price, a starter kit can be as cheap as a couple hundred bucks!
If you're in the Twin Cities and would like a more personal, privatized setting than music store lessons, Colin is the instructor for you! Feel free to call or text with any questions! Thanks!
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Check out some student testimonials:
Josh R. Jul 5, 2014
Drum · In home
Colin has been a great inspiration in my son's playing. It has brought a level of creativity and improvisation that he just wasn't learning from other teachers. He truly cares about his students and has a positive energy that helps motivate my son to be a better player. Colin has the chops and spectacular sense of timing and song memory. I would recommend Colin to students of all age and ability levels.
Linda C. Jul 30, 2014
Drum · In studio
I am very happy to have selected Colin as my drum teacher. He is patient and explains concepts clearly. I find that he provides helpful feedback identifying both what I am doing correctly and where I need to adjust. He adjusts the lessons to my progress, so I feel that I am receiving individualized instruction. I am a long time educator and know good instruction when I see it, and I see it in him!
By Michael J.
No experience, no problem. Colin knows how to play.
I had never played drums before my first lesson but I had a singing background which gave me a good rythm. Colin was able to assess my coordination and abilities within that first lesson and understand how hard to push me. Colin is very good at the drums but knows what it takes to get there. Despite his elite skills he is able to relate well to the beginner, understand the different issues they are having, and provide a solution. I've been taking lessons at Colin's house where he has a couple of drum sets in the basement. The equipment he has is very good. It can be a little cold in the basement during a minnesota winter but when you're drumming it's not a big deal. I would say that his basement is an average place to play, but he's got good equipment which is most important. While teaching he doesn't follow a lesson book. He provides a good progression of excersises that allow you to gradually learn while using the entire drum set. Colin is a great teacher who is always willing to answer your questions and provides very fun lessons.
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