DRUM SET & PERCUSSION TEACHERS

Wooden Drum Set

TAYLOR ANN KATASE

DRUM SET & PERCUSSION

BIO
Taylor Ann Katase, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, moved to Texas in 2013 to pursue a music degree with a focus in jazz on the drum set at the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned a Bachelor’s (2018) and Master’s (2020) degree in music at UTA. While at UTA, Taylor Ann won multiple scholarships and awards, and was hired as the teaching assistant for the jazz department while she completed her Master’s degree.

 

Taylor Ann plays professionally in the DFW area (studio work, musicals, private events, music venues, etc.), gives masterclasses, and teaches marching percussion at Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. Taylor Ann has been asked to teach and perform as a guest artist and clinician around the world. She is also a proud member of the TRX cymbals Rising Stars roster, and placed 2nd in the international women’s drumming contest "Hit Like A Girl" as a senior in high school in 2013 at 17 years old.

AVAILABLE DAYS:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

In person & virtual lessons

Taylor Ann Katase
Robert Willis

ROBERT WILLIS

DRUM SET & PERCUSSION

BIO
Robert teaches basic/intermediate drum set - Pop, Rock, Contemporary,  Praise and Worship, Etc., and rudimentary snare drum.

Robert has been with Mansfield Music Mentors for 4+ years, and has been playing drums and percussion for over 40 years, including 15 years at a local church- engaged in primary contemporary worship music. Robert can also be found “subbing” with local bands when their regular drummer is out. He enjoys getting new students engaged on a journey into percussion, as well as helping more advanced musicians explore new techniques and concepts. A retired professional firefighter, he also enjoys storm chasing, photography, and community service

AVAILABLE DAYS:

Wednesday

In person & virtual lessons

JACOB FARR

DRUM SET & PERCUSSION

BIO

Jacob Farr is a Jazz Drummer and educator in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in May of 2022 with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies-Drum Set Performance. He will be pursuing a masters degree in music theory at the University of Texas at Arlington starting in the fall of 2022. During his time at UTA, Jacob studied Jazz Drum Set with Mike Drake, and music theory with Dr. Graham Hunt. Jacob is a well-rounded musician with a wide range of skills and experiences. While at UTA Jacob played in numerous Ensembles including the Jazz Ensemble, and many of UTA’s jazz combos. Notably, Jacob, along with the 2021 UTA Latin Combo, won the Undergraduate Latin category of the Downbeat Magazine Student Awards. Jacob teaches both drum set and marching/concert percussion, and works well with many different skill levels.

AVAILABLE DAYS:

Monday & Saturday

In person & virtual lessons

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