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Meet our Drums and Percussion Teachers


Reid Turner has extensive piano performance experience in classical, jazz, latin jazz, rock/alternative, accompaniment roles, and more. With a background of percussion performance and composing music for indie video game projects, Reid possesses a unique rhythmic improvisational style and creative flair. He graduated with degrees in Musical Arts and Economics from the University of South Dakota in 2013, then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2018.


Curtis Boysen graduated from Northwestern University . He actively  performs in local Jazz, Latin,  Funk, and Rock Bands. He has also has experience touring.


He is passionate about establishing the academic foundation of drumming so students can excel. He sees his students having a great time learning and playing. He meets students where they are and adjusts his teaching style to fit their individual interests and desires. Curtis composes his own methods and materials for students for more individualized instruction.


Luke Swearingen has a rare flare to percussion.  He began by marching DCI for three summers before getting his bachelors in Ethno-Musicology from Wichita State University.  Luke has studied ethno-music and percussion in Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, Germany, Mexico, England and Latvia.   His flare for percussion has led to performances with many modern day orchestras including Orchestra Iowa, Des Moines Symphony, Canton Symphony, and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.  His touch to percussion is one that calibrates time with rhythm to modern music making.

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