Please call (920.498.2228) or email our education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for teacher availability. Lessons take place in private studios at Heid Music in Green Bay.
Adam C., Drums & Percussion
Adam has been immersed in music since he was a child. Being raised in a musical family, he began playing the drums at the tender age of 2 when he was playing on pots and pans. He acquired his first set of drums at the age of 4 for Christmas and has never looked back. He started playing a few songs with his dad, Gerry Cain's band, when he was only 7 years old. He spent his childhood/teenager years playing in the middle school and high school band as well as jazz ensemble and solo and ensemble. Adam was the winner of the John Philip Sousa award in 2000. He was also playing in his dad's band, Raisn' Cain and was in various rock and fusion projects during this time. He began giving drum lessons at the local music store at the age of 16 as well. Throughout the years, Adam has been part of various pit bands for Theatre on the Bay. He spent a few years in Minneapolis playing shows throughout the area and diving into the music scene. He's currently an active member/drummer of Let Me Be Frank Productions, Crooked Creek, Singer Cain, Clusterfork and Packers Live w/ Larry McCarren's 3rd and Short Band. Adam accepts students of all ages and proficiency levels and will tailor each lesson for whatever the students’ needs/wants are. He specializes in snare drum studies, rudiments, drum set styles ranging from rock, pop, hip-hop, country and jazz. It's always best to have a positive attitude because when you do, nothing can stop you from achieving your goals!
Craig H., Drums & Percussion - Click for video introduction
Having taught professionally since 2002, Green Bay native, Craig Hanna, has grown to love the instrument more than when he started at the age of twelve. Working with some of the best instructors in the area at a young age, he studied an array of musical styles.
When he is not behind the kit teaching, Craig does studio session work and can be seen playing with his band Annex, a four-time WAMI award nominee and 2012 WAMI award winner for Rock Artist of The Year. He has also had the privilege to share the stage with Buck Cherry, Goo Goo Dolls, Jet, Tonic, and many others.
Craig tailors lessons to the needs and goals of the individual student, but some of the material covered include reading, time keeping, technique, independence, snare rudiments, chart reading, and learning different musical styles. His goal is to give each student a strong vocabulary and command on the instrument every time they play.
Andrew K., Drums & Percussion
Andrew’s passion for teaching took off in 2005 when he was able to put his talents to the test. Becoming a percussionist at age 13 was the foundation that inspired him to broaden his horizons in not only percussion but piano and also music theory. Andrew attended McNally Smith School of Music and has studied under Gordy Knudtson from The Steve Miller Band and many others. He currently is the drummer of Consult the Briefcase, former drummer of Shaker and the Egg and plays at Celebration Church. In 2014, Andrew won WAMI drummer of the year and has been nominated for this several times. In 2015, his band won WAMI Cover Band of the Year. He is proficient in all drumming genres and his unique teaching style helps him connect with his students. His mission is to help students reach their full potential in a fun way!
Steve S., Drums & Percussion - Click for video introduction
Music is one of the most important ingredients of a well-rounded musician. Steve makes it his mission to help students realize their full artistic potential. He currently teaches at Notre Dame Academy High School, and conducts clinics at area schools in northeastern Wisconsin. He is a member of the Swingin’ Angels Christian Big Band and the Percussive Arts Society. Check out Steve’s website for featured videos. His teaching focuses on technique (rudimental foundation, snare solos, and exercise for control and speed), reading (note values, chart interpretation, and transcriptions), independence (linear, harmonic, and ostinatos), timing (playing with click tracks & drum machines, loops and CDs), styles (jazz, blues, shuffles, funk, Latin, gospel, etc.), in-depth listening to recordings, soloing (song form, drum breaks, free form, and improve over vamps), observation (concerts, clinics, and video media), and hand drumming (Cuban & Brazilian styles).