Whether you are interested in consistent lessons or are a student preparing for a college, orchestra, district or all-state audition and would like my help, I can get you to where you need to be. My students have been accepted into top music schools around the country like The Royal Academy of Music, Oberlin, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and The Berklee College of Music. More importantly, my students leave with a deeper understanding and love of the integral role that the percussive arts play in music. 

I teach all aspects of percussion: drum set, orchestral, marimba, vibraphone, and hand percussion. Lessons are available in person at my studio in Dedham, MA, online via Zoom (with multiple camera angles and high quality sound), or asynchronously.


I am also available for career coaching. As a seasoned performer and developer of a course dedicated to the professional development of music majors taught at the college level, I have a acquired a wide range of expertise. My coaching will equip aspiring artists with the tools they need to embark upon their respective careers in any chosen musical or non-musical path. These tools include but are not limited to; drafting a resume and cover letter, taking auditions and interviews, composing a bio and artist statement, grant writing, web design, social media presence, budgeting, networking, complimentary career concepts, and forming an analytical business plan.  

Rates $70/hour

10 sessions-$650

Venmo @Thomas-Schmidt-9