Dave Schoepke and DS Music:
Seasoned Professional Musician, Performing and Recording Artist in all Genres/Styles, Drum Set, Snare, Marching Percussion, Composer, Recording Engineer, Producer, and Educator.
Waukesha Conservatory of Music, Independent Home Study, Virtual Video Lessons
Studio Day - Tuesday - Sunday
Contact: 414-305-8567 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates - $35/hr. Monthly Increments or 3 month package(12 lessons for $385(1 free lesson)
As an in-demand sideman, leader, and session player with more than 50 album and recording credits, Dave is a role model as much as an educator. He understands not only the hard work that goes into mastering an instrument but also the critical “soft” skills that ensure a steady stream of gratifying work—time management, responsibility, and ethical business practices. He toured with the legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre in 2017-2018 and appears on the album Live At The Factory Underground (2019). Since 2002 he has been the full-time touring and recording drummer for The Willy Porter Band, with three critically acclaimed albums to his credit. Over the past 30 years, Dave has played live for numerous television and radio appearances and has toured North America and Europe extensively.
Teaching has been one of Dave’s great joys in life for over 25 years. A seasoned private teacher and clinician, he has created instructional projects for Hal Leonard Corp. and he is now the author of drum method books published by Troy Nelson Music. He loves sharing his enthusiasm, experience, knowledge, and history of percussion. Dave believes that work is more important than natural ability and that goals can be met with dedication and consistent effort. He tailors lesson plans for each student to work at their appropriate pace and toward their specific goals. Many former students have received degrees in music and have gone on to musical careers. That said, he knows the most important goal is to have some fun!
Dave’s solo drums projects, Drums On Low and Tessellated Resonance, have received acclaimed reviews from Modern Drummer, Recording Magazine, and numerous global online music critics. The 400th issue of Recording Magazine includes a multi-page feature of Dave’s process of writing and recording Drums On Low.
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