Meet your new drum instructor: Rich Degnars!

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For over 25 years, Rich has been providing private drum instruction to people of all ages and skill levels. He delivers the highest quality lessons beginning with a solid foundation in technique and reading as well as playing songs.

Not every student learns the same way. Drum lessons from Rich are individualized and catered towards the students needs. There is an endless supply of drum instruction on the internet and it is encouraged to explore and learn from many sources. One thing, however, you can’t get from watching videos is constructive critique. Many times a student will be playing something incorrectly or out of time and not realize what they’re doing wrong and how to fix it. Enter private drum lessons with Rich Degnars. He will guide you in a positive manor that builds skills as well as confidence.

Throughout his many years of teaching, Rich has created a method that involves specific books as well as numerous practice sheets written by Rich himself. The exercises found in these sheets are the result of years of teaching and have been designed for learning rhythm and how to apply it to the drum set.

There are many benefits to learning to play drums. It is well known that learning music helps a student academically, specifically math. It is an unbelievable coordination exercise that will help with sports and other physical activities. For older students, it’s a great way to keep the mind sharp.

Please contact Rich to discuss drum lesson options including in person or online!

Rich Degnars


“Rich has been our son’s drum teacher for the last four years. He is not only a talented artist himself, but he is a great instructor. He consistently makes learning fun and provides our son with the feedback he needs to improve his skills. What’s been equally impressive is that Rich ‘didn’t skip a beat’ transitioning from in-person lessons to virtual lessons because of the pandemic! We couldn’t be happier to have Rich as our drum instructor.”

Blythe Anne Bauer


“Rich Degnars is an excellent teacher who is dedicated to helping his students become the best musicians they can be. He is patient and kind, and helps his students innovate and think outside the box, rather than only teaching them how to read and perform music.”

Connor Leighmann


“Rich is everything one could ask for in a drum teacher – he is skilled, professional and encouraging. Thanks to Rich’s engaging and increasingly challenging teaching style, my son stays focused, improves weekly, and truly enjoys learning during Rich’s lessons.”

Laura Garver

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