Music instruction: Scott Schroedl

Last updated: March 6, 2012

Scott Schroedl | Madison | West

  • Drum Kit
  • Hand Percussion

Experienced drum/percussion instructor

Genres: Blues, Country, Funk, Fusion, Indie Rock, Metal, Modern "Alternative", Oldies: 50s-70s, Progressive, Punk/Hardcore, R&B, Rock/Pop General, Rockabilly

I have been teaching drums privately since 1987. Whether you are just beginning and want a solid foundation, or you are a gigging professional looking for new ideas or to "brush up" on a few things--lessons will help you achieve your drumming goals. You need not feel intimidated by taking lessons. With my easy approach, you'll gain confidence and be on your way to making great music in no time. Lessons are taught to all ages- in all styles, and are given by me personally in my home studio in Madison, WI. Being taught on a one on one basis, the lessons are shaped differently for everyone and designed to be fun while you learn at your own pace.

My teaching strong points include: mastering the rudiments, learning to read music, preparing solo & ensemble material, improvising, double bass technique, and forming proper hand technique and speed. I also work with many professional drummers "fixing" certain bad drumming habits to help them move to the next level. You don't even need a drumset to start--just drumsticks, a practice pad, possibly a lesson book (all for purchase here at the studio, and lots of enthusiasm. Lessons are usually set up for a half an hour to an hour, scheduled for the same time once a week. The price per half hour is $20.00. There is no signup fee or contract to sign up for an extended period of time. You may even try just one lesson to see if you like it. If you decide to continue lessons, you will need to sign a lesson policy stating you will pay one lesson fee in advance as a deposit. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson, or your deposit is forfeited.

An extensive selection of instructional books are on-hand and available at the teaching studio for your convenience so you can spend more time learning instead of searching all over for the right books.

There is a comfortable lounge for parents waiting during their child's lesson.

If you have any questions regarding my teaching or would like to set up lessons, please feel free to call me at 608-442-7723

Scott Schroedl is a full-time musician, live performer, freelance studio drummer, The Dream Factory recording studio owner, and popular private-lesson drum instructor based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is an internationally recognized published author whose previously released titles include: Drum Tuning- the Ultimate Guide, 101 Drum Tips, Grooves You Can Use, the Hal Leonard Sound Library Series (three book/CD/CD-ROM packages of drum loops for use in music looping programs) and Play Drums Today! Levels 1 and 2 (a self-teaching drum set method), and a Play Drums Today! DVD.

In addition, Scott is a professional drum transcriber for both Cherry Lane Music and Hal Leonard Corporation (Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium, Best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Greatest Hits and; Hal Leonard Drum Play-Along Series (many); Dave Matthews Band Fan Favorites; Metallica St. Anger; Blink 182 for Drums; System of a Down- Toxicity for Drums; The Beatles Drum Collection; Nirvana Drum Collection; Best of Steely Dan; Metallica Garage, Inc.; Chicago Transcribed Scores, Volumes 1 and 2; and selected volumes from both the Musician's Institute Workshop and Gig Guide series, and many more) for whom he is also a prolific session drummer, having recorded well over 350 of the audio CDs (over 4,000 songs) that supplement their instructional books.

In an attempt to help home recording enthusiasts obtain professional sounding drum tracks, he began Scott Schroedl's Pro Drum Tracks available to anyone anywhere in the world via the internet through his web site www.scottschroedl.com.

In addition, Scott is a member of Altered Five. Founded in 2002 by five Southern Wisconsin music veterans, Altered Five has built a solid reputation for performing an exciting brand of "rockin' rhythm 'n' blues." Altered Five signed with Cold Wind Records in January 2008 and released "Bluesified" in June. Scott proudly endorses, Aquarian Drumheads, Axis Pedals, Drum Star Wear Clothing, Drum Tech DTS Drum Tuning System, Noble & Cooley Drums, Paiste Cymbals, RoboKey drum keys and Vic Firth Drumsticks.

Contact Information

Neighborhood: West
Madison, WI 53719

Phone: 608-442-7723



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