Our drums & percussion teachers are all degreed professionals with years of training and experience that enhance the way they teach their students. In drum lessons, we focus on establishing great playing technique, developing your sense of time and rhythm, and learning everything from rock, jazz, and funk, to marching and orchestral percussion. Whether you're 5 or 55, brand new to the instrument or gigging professionally, our goal is to help you become not just someone who can play the drums, but a drummer.
You can also view our drums & percussion teachers' bios below to see who's right for you.
John Gotsis, M.M.
OWNER. INSTRUCTOR OF DRUMS, PIANO, AND GUITAR
Accepting new students: Yes (drums/percussion students only)
Centralized teaching area: Fishers
Personal studio: Yes
Travel lessons offered: No
John Gotsis has accumulated years of professional experience as a performer and music educator. Currently residing in Fishers, IN, John serves as Owner and Music Instructor at Vibe Music Academy, as well as Adjunct Professor of Percussion at his alma mater, Indiana Wesleyan University. John currently gigs with various jazz musicians in the area and is the drummer for the Indy-based folk rock group The Bikewalk.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in Music Education from IWU in 2012, John and his wife moved to Lansing, MI where he began teaching and working on his master's degree in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. During his time in Michigan, John achieved a high level of success academically and professionally, where he earned the position of MSU Jazz Drum Set Graduate Assistant, played and toured with MSU's premier jazz orchestra, and gigged professionally for numerous performance groups. John has studied under and been personally mentored by Rodney Whitaker, Randy Gelispie, Etienne Charles, Diego Rivera, and Marc Wooldridge.