The DrumChops Drum School
Professional Private Drum Lessons
Private Drum Lessons
Private Hand Drum Lessons
Recording & Video Editing
Why do i teach?
“I have a deep love for Drums & Drumming and feel Blessed to be able to share my gift with others!”
– Lou Stavris
I have been playing Drums Professionally since the age of 13!
I am a member of the Vic Firth Private Drum Teachers Association & have owned my own studio since 2008.
Still not convinced? Here is another one:
I come from a Family of Drummers. My Dad was a Master Drum Instructor who taught my Uncle, Brother, Me, and over 2500 students in a career that lasted close to 40 years. Much of that time I not only studied how to play, but was taught how to teach. I look forward to each lesson when I get to pay this gift forward!
Here are some examples of Videos I have recorded, edited, and posted on my YouTube Channel. Hover over each graphic for a description of the video and click to check it out and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
If you like what I do and want to know more:
More On-Line Lessons, Demonstrations, Solos, and Cover Tunes Can Be Found on My YouTube Channel or Viewed From Direct Links on My Video Index Page!
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What My Students say
As an Educator, my ability to connect with students is my FIRST Priority!
“I’ve been taking lessons with Lou for around 4 years, and he is great. It got me out of playing one style of music and becoming more open to jazz, Latin, and other styles which have made me become a better player in Jazz band at school. I would definitely check out taking lessons at DrumChops! You may start out simple but will move on to more advanced stuff at your own pace..”Isaiah V. | Teen
“This email is to let you know that I am thrilled that my student Diego P. Is taking lessons from you! After last week’s first lesson, he came to band happy to show me some of the things you worked on with him and seriously, he was already keeping better time! I’m hopeful that my other percussionists will note his improvement and his enthusiasm for your studio and investigate lessons as well!.
Thanks for being there!”James H. | Band Director @ Dysart WP
“Our middle school son has been attending private 1 hour drum lessons with Lou for a year. Because of Lou, he was the youngest drummer to make the Jazz band! Lou is a solid teacher. Always on time, and flexible to make-
We were referred to Lou by the Band Director at West Point because one of his students improved so much in just six months, that he asked who his instructor was. Lou’s prices and policies are fair and, most importantly, our son doesn’t want to go elsewhere after a year! ‘Nuff said!”Trish I. | Parent - Pre-Teen
“Lou was my patient teacher for some time. I can’t imagine anyone else in the West Valley who has the talent, resume, and genes Lou does. He comes from a family of Masters… you could NOT go wrong!”David S. | Adult
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