Private Drum Teachers

Drum Teachers

Private Bass Teacher

Phil Christiansen

Phil is a Chicago native who has been involved with music since he was in elementary school. His passion for music began on piano, but after years of working with a private piano instructor he decided he wanted to explore bass guitar. After quickly becoming an in-demand bassist in Chicago, Phil began to pick up other instruments and became known as the “Jack Of All Trades”. Phil's proficiency in drums, guitar, bass, and piano led him to play with many different groups around the city, ultimately making him a highly valuable musician in Chicago. But, after spending in time in MN, Phil began to feel he needed a change of pace, and his love for the Minnesota music scene brought him here to stay. Phil is currently playing with multiple groups and churches around the city.

Nick Tucker

Nick Tucker, who has been a music teacher and playing drums and piano for over thirteen years, currently plays in multiple groups around the United States spanning several genres. His repertoire includes rock, country, funk, blues, R & B, soul, and jazz, as well as church music and musicals such as The Music Man. With background in Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms, he can also play several different types of hand drums such as djembe, congas, and bongos. Trained in classical music, Nick plays a variety of auxiliary instruments such as the tambourine, shakers, guiro, and a-go-go bells. Nick graduated at McNally Smith College of Music where he received a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. His music teachers have included Steve Goold (Sara Bareiellis, Ben Rector, Owl City), Dave Hanzel (Celine Dion), Dave Stanoch (Sheryl Crow, New Kids on the Block), Dave Schmalenberger, Dave Stanoch, Steve Jennings, and Kevin Washington.