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About Colten Yates

Colten Yates
Colten Yates
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: Class A License in Music Education
Performance Experience: Performed 8 years in Marching Bands; Performed 11 years in Wind Bands; Performed 4 years in Orchestras; Performed 4 years in Jazz Ensembles; Performed in various Musicals; Performed Steel Pan for 5 years with Somispo; Performed Latin Percussion including Cuban, Puerto Rican, Honduran, Dominican, Brazilian, and Caribbean rhythms in various bands; Have also played drumset with a variety of bands including all different styles of music.
Teaching Experience: Performed Student Teaching at South Jones High School; Taught multiple band camps at North Pike High School and George County High School; Also taught honor clinics and at the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as at Summer Drumming; and have been giving private lessons to multiple students throughout the years.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that music is a fundamental part of life. It is imbedded in everything we do. Because of this, improving your innate musicality will improve other aspects of your life. I strongly believe in individuality and that each person requires unique instruction and attention that caters to personal needs and goals. Whether your end goal is to be a performer or not, music will help guide you in your respective field. Even one course in music is beneficial to everyone.

Get to know Colten Yates

I started playing percussion at a very young age. At 11 years old, I joined the school band. A year later, I began taking lessons with a local percussion instructor. Here I studied concert snare drum, and basic mallet etiquette. At 13, I was asked to participate with the marching band. During my high school years, I took lessons with a local professor of percussion. During these lessons, I studied drumset, vibraphone, marching and concert percussion, and music theory. I then attended the University of Southern Mississippi studying Music Education. Here I continued studying Music Theory, Concert and Marching Percussion, Mallet Percussion, and Drumset. I also started learning and Jazz and Jazz Fusion, as well as Latin Percussion. I am now certified to be a Music Teacher and have been trained in various aspects of percussion. I have since played in a variety of ensembles on various instruments in a multiplicity of musical genres.      

Colten Yates teaches at:
100 North 39th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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