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Drums and Percussion
Skill Levels
Beginner and Intermediate
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups

Mel Thomas

I love playing and teaching drums.
Teaching Philosophy

A student at any age can play drums. If you want to play you can play. My teaching approach is to find the student a path they can follow. A direction that challenges them, tests them and gives them joy. Each assignment I give a student has a purpose and we discuss that purpose before we execute. If a student can not relate to the material assigned I will find a new direction for them. Each student has a way of learning that suits them.


Teaching drums is one of my favorite parts of being a drummer. Watching a student connect the dots. My students range from four to sixty-four. Teaching has also allowed me to learn and grow as a drummer. Touring and playing in bands for eight years has been a great experience. Touring keeps you on your toes and as a drummer prepares you for anything.


Girls Rock, North Carolina
Girls Rock, Chicago IL
Women's Rock Retreat, North Carolina
Private instructor (Bull City Drums)


Director of the Troika Music Festival, Durham NC
Owner of 307 Knox Records, Durham NC

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