.Derek Houle - Professional Musician & Drum Instructor

I have been providing drum instruction for over 17 years, teaching drum set as well as marching and concert band percussion.  My step-grandfather Claude Black was a professional jazz pianist who performed with many legends. Claude encouraged me to pursue music when he realized my interest in drums at a very early age.  A few years after, at age 6 I began taking lessons.  With determination and a love for drumming, along with the desire to improve with practice, I was able to start teaching at the age of 16. Read More about Derek...
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"Derek is very easy to work with. My son enjoys his lessons with Derek and his percussion skills have improved significantly"
– Lori Hooker 

Derek Houle & Drum Student

“Derek was great in showing me several beats to improve my skills. My band couldn’t believe how much better I got in a short time.”
– Jakob Werner

Derek Houle & Drum Student

To inquire about lessons or session drumming contact
Derek directly at 517-402-4269 or [email protected]

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