Drum

Drum and percussion lessons are available for students of all levels. Lessons are offered in all styles of drumming including: rock, pop, jazz, funk, latin and more. Whether you are wanting to play in a rock band, play in a school jazz band, play in a drum line or are simply wanting to improve your drumming skills, there is no better place to study drums than Air House!

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Lessons

Lessons

Private lessons available for all ages and skill levels.

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Classes

Classes

Learn music in a group setting.

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Ensemble

Performance

Play in a band!

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Studio

Studio

Hybrid analog/digital recording studio.

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Air House West

109 S. Ridge Rd.
Wichita, KS 67209
316-613-3378

info@airhousemusic.com

Air House East

2434 N. Woodlawn Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67220
316-613-3378

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Adam Dean Drums

Born in Overland Park, KS, Adam began playing drums and percussion at the age of 12, studying with Keith Larson. In addition to playing in the top performance ensembles in high school, he was one of five percussionists accepted into the Kansas City Youth Symphony from 1996-1998. One of his highlights with the ensemble was performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City; before the age of 18! In 1998 (his senior year in high school), Adam was selected as “Kansas All-State Timpanist” for the KMEA All-State Orchestra to perform at the close of the ’98 KMEA Festival in Wichita, KS.

In 2003, Adam graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. While at Washburn, he studied with Dr. Tom Morgan, Dr. Kirt Saville, Dr. Luis Millán, Todd Wilkinson, Chuck Tumlinson, and the late Frank Mantooth. He also found time to study with drummers such as Todd Strait, Matt Wilson, John Riley, and Tim Jepson, timpanist of the Kansas City Symphony. In 2008, Adam accepted the position of General Music teacher at Munson Primary in the Mulvane School District; a position he still holds today. In 2014, he graduated from Wichita State University with a Master’s in Elementary Music Education. Throughout the 2010s, Adam has played with local bands including Big Fat Fun, 90 Proof Project, and helping out with the Youth Program of the Wichita Blues Society. He also records and releases his own music when his schedule allows.

Adam is excited to be a part of the great staff of Air House Music Academy! For a more in-depth bio, as well as how to hear his music, please visit http://adamdeanmusic.com

Holly Schmidt Drums, Piano

Holly Schmidt has her music degree in Percussion Performance from Wichita State University, specializing in drumset and mallet percussion. She is an active member of Wichita Caledonian Pipes and Drums and Cessna Jazz Band, and performs regularly for churches in the Wichita area.

Holly has over six years of professional teaching experience in school classroom, ensemble, and private lesson settings. She incorporates a variety of styles into her lessons, including jazz, rock, classical, salsa, and other genres of World percussion.

Kim Trujillo Drums

A native of Kansas, Kim has been teaching and playing professionally for the past 10 years. She began to study music privately, then in her middle school and high school band and jazz band program, and went on to study percussion and composition at Wichita State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her double bachelor’s in Percussion performance and Music Composition, and her Masters in Music Composition. During her graduate studies, she served as GTA for the Jazz department and instructed the Steel Drum and Salsa Band ensembles. She has studied with such drum greats as John Riley, Joe Morello, Matt Wilson, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro, and Allison Miller.

A native of Kansas, she moved to New York City in March of 2006 to pursue performance and education. She served as a teaching artist for the organizations Education Through Music and The New York Jazz Academy. Since moving to NYC, she has played nationally, with highlights including the JEN Festival, Lollapalooza, The Smithsonian Art Museum, and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Regular Performances at NYC venues include The Garage, Cleopatra’s Needle, and Cornelia St. Café. The accompaniment of legendary jazz masters such as Junior Mance, Don Braden, and Tim Price are highlights of her time on the East Coast.

Kim recently moved back to the Midwest, and is looking forward to becoming re-established in the wonderful community she considers home.

Steve Hatfield Drums

Making his home in Wichita, Kansas, Steve Hatfield is one of the most in demand musicians in the Midwest. For over 25 years, he has performed in almost every musical setting imaginable. Everything from various Rock and Jazz groups to the Wichita Symphony and Music Theatre of Wichita. Steve has logged countless hours in recording studios performing on numerous albums and commercial jingles. Recently, he released his first album as a leader, “Just Be Wally” on Digital Boy Records.

Strongly dedicated to education, Steve serves on the faculty of Wichita State University and Butler County Community College and maintains private studios at Midwest Drum & Percussion and Air House Music Academy. As an endorser for Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Aquarian Drumheads, he has performed clinics and master classes throughout the Midwest as well as Canada and Mexico City.

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