Every kid (and most adults) want to play the drums. I mean, who doesn’t want to hit something and not get in trouble for it, but actually get praised! Playing the drums is one of the most rewarding experiences a human can experience and yet, only a select few get to experience it.
I have set out to teach anybody who wants to learn how to play the drums. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional, or have never held a pair of drumsticks. Ever since I started playing the instrument at 9 years old, my life has never been the same and I wouldn’t be playing today if it wasn’t for the incredible instruction I received.
If you have always wanted to take lessons, or have been playing and want to polish up your skills, my lessons are for you!
Dustin Kaufman is the drummer for the band ST. LUCIA. He has also performed with notable acts such as MOON BOOTS and GAVIN TUREK. Some performance highlights include COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER, and appearances on multiple late night programs including THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and GOOD MORNING AMERICA.
In 2015, Dustin had the privilege of performing a drum solo tribute to the oscar winning film 'Whiplash' at the 87th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY for E! ENTERTAINMENT.
In 2012 Dustin had the honor of being chosen as a SEMIFINALIST IN THE THELONIOUS MONK INTERNATIONAL DRUM COMPETITION held in Washington, D.C.
Dustin attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Tx. He Received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from The New School in New York City, a Master of Music (M.M.) from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Columbia University.