Hello! I have played drums for over 50 years and was on the road for over 10. Over that time I have played with all style and size bands from duos to big bands to show bands to symphonic bands – you name it, i’ve played it! I play and teach all styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Country, dance, orchestra and ethnic rhythms. I studied drums in New York City for many years. The method I teach is a tried and true method by the late Sam Ulano – along with a few of my own innovations. This method teaches you be able to master the drum and drumset to play in any situation including orchestra, concert band and marching band.
Whether you’ve never picked up a drumstick or are looking to learn a new way to play, I can help.
You’ll learn how to play a variety of styles in any situation, from Jazz to Rock & Roll. All of my students play in school bands. I specialize in instruction to fit your needs.
All lessons are one hour. Roughly half an hour of learning to read drum music and half an hour of playing on a drum set.
There is no charge for missed lessons and no contract. I am very flexible with lesson scheduling to accommodate you.
Lessons are private, once a week in my studio located near Quincy and Reservoir Road in Aurora/Centennial.
If you are a serious about becoming a drummer and want to learn quickly the correct way I can teach you how to become a musician.
“After taking lessons from Joel for over five years, I can say he was the best teacher I have ever had hands down! He teaches great fundamentals and makes learning the drums really fun!”
“I have known Joel Klein for many years and it has been a great friendship. He taught my son Norman to play drums and it has been a lifetime skill for him. Thank you Joel!”
“Joel has been great with my son. He’s working hard on getting Connor’s technique cleaned up but still has fun while teaching/learning. So glad we chose Colorado Mountain Drumming.”
My home studio has all the equipment necessary to learn!
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