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Dennis J. Quinn

instructor - drummer - mENTOR - producer - composer - aRTIST

Fort Collins, CO

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What I Offer:

  1. Drum Lessons: Whether you're a complete beginner, intermediate or an advanced drummer, I tailor lessons to suit your skill level. We'll cover everything from drumming fundamentals to advanced techniques, groove creation, and improvisation.

  2. Music Mentorship: Beyond drumming, I'll provide guidance on music theory, composition, and collaboration. I'll help you understand the nuances of rhythm, melody, and harmony to become a well-rounded musician.

  3. Customized Learning: Lessons are personalized to your musical interests and goals. Whether you're into rock, jazz, funk, or any other genre, we can dive deep into the styles that inspire you.

  4. Flexible Scheduling: I understand that life can get busy, so I offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs.

  5. Lessons at your Location: I travel to your home and bring the music to you!

  6. Online Lessons: Too far away? I can mentor and teach you online. 

  7. Professional Studio: Lessons can also take place in a well-equipped studio with a drum-kit with bass guitar and amps.

Why Choose Me:

  • Passion: I'm not just a drummer; I'm a music enthusiast dedicated to nurturing talent and helping you achieve your musical dreams.

  • Experience: With 20+ years of professional experience, I bring practical knowledge and insights to every lesson.

  • Patient and Supportive: I create a comfortable and encouraging environment for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Affordable Rates: Quality music education shouldn't break the bank. I offer competitive rates to make learning accessible.

Ready to take your drumming and musical skills to new heights?

Contact me today to schedule your first lesson and start your musical journey!


Lessons are now available at a local Fort COllins studio.

Call or email for more info.




Drum Lessons

Start taking drum lessons from the comforts of your home: 

  • 1- on -1 private instruction

  • all ages

  • consultations (gear, goals/advice)


Drum Lessons


 Start taking drum lessons online:

  • 1- on -1 private instruction

  • all ages

  • consultations (gear, goals/advice)


Audio Recording (mobile studio)

Get anything recorded:

  • mixed

  • edited/repaired

  • synch audio to video

  • small video production also available.


Custom Audio
(crafted sounds)

Unique original sounds for any idea/project:

  • Soundscapes

  • meditation tracks

  • samples.

  • All ideas welcomed and considered.  


Drum repair / tuning

Fix your broken drums! 

  • replace heads, lugs, screws, snares etc.

  • get your drums tuned and setup ergonomically

  • wrap your drum in a custom image with vinyl. 



Music teaches everyone something different.

Pioneering the Rhythmic Journey

Dennis J. Quinn embarked on his musical odyssey at the age of 11, back in 1996. His initiation into the world of drums began by ear, as he harmonized his rhythms with his father and the neighborhood kids, creating impromptu melodies that would set the stage for his lifelong passion.

Recognizing the invaluable guidance of an instructor, Dennis embarked on a quest for knowledge, studying under several mentors over the years. Remarkably, at the age of 15, Dennis took his first steps into the realm of teaching, becoming a source of inspiration for aspiring musicians in his local community.

Since then, Dennis has never looked back. His unwavering passion and unrelenting drive have seen him teach countless students and share his musical talents across the nation. His primary mission: to equip his pupils with a fresh, fearless approach to music and drumming.

While Dennis imparts essential music theory and notation, his teachings delve deeper. He empowers his students to adapt, embrace change, and express themselves boldly, transcending the confines of traditional musical boundaries. In the grand symphony of musical genres, the term "jazz" epitomizes Dennis' approach—an American art form rooted in improvisation. Our world history of diverse worldly cultures melts into one expression of the inner self releasing outwardly as music!

Lessons with Dennis are not just about learning to play; they're about gaining inspiration and the invaluable ability to think and express oneself through the universal language of music. With Dennis as your guide/mentor, you'll embark on a transformative rhythmic journey, where improvisation becomes the key to unlocking your musical potential. Join Dennis, and together, let's create musical magic!

jazz (noun)


: American music developed especially from ragtime and blues and characterized by propulsive syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, and often deliberate distortions of pitch and timbre


: popular dance music influenced by jazz and played in a loud rhythmic manner


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“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
- Ansel Adams

Here is a small collection of photographs taken through time.

Want more? Go to my instagram account.

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