Drum Teacher

Private drum lessons in Ridgeland & Madison MS

Doug started playing the drums when he was six years old. His older brother and sister were on Sun Records with Elvis, and when young Doug asked his dad for lessons, his dad told him he didn't want Doug to be in the music business. Despite his dad's wishes, Doug saw his future in the music world and continued on the path towards a career in music.


Doug continued into the music world by studying for two years with Quinous Johnson of Berklee School of Music, and with world renowned jazz musician Alvin Fielder. He played with the legendary Skeets McWilliams for 10 years.


A stickler for time, rudiments, technique, and grip, Doug believes that the better your grip and technique are, the better your music will be.


Doug is motivated by his love of music and the passion to transfer his knowledge and skills to others so their creativity and talent can shine.

Doug provides private music lessons, beginner drum lessons, and can teach any age person from children to adults how to play the drums.