Lessons with Backbeat Percussion

Reach your full potential

Private lessons for drum set, mallets, marching, and more

Who are lessons for?

  • Students who want to have fun
  • Students at any skill level
  • Students who are bored or frustrated with their lack of progress
  • Percussionists who want to get better at reading music
  • Students who want to be more competitive
  • Everyone and anyone who loves drumming!
Yes, that's me!

Meet our instructors

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Paul Peterson

  • Lessons online and in the greater Wichita, KS area, more specifically Derby
  • Percussion degrees from Wichita State University (BM) and Arizona State University (MM)
  • 20+ years of teaching experience
  • Happily married & father of three
  • It is Paul's goal that every student form a life-long love of and curiosity about music, and that each would attain the highest level of achievement possible for them.
  • Favorite food: pizza
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Eric Sidebottom

  • Lessons online and in Hutchinson, KS and Reno County
  • Music education degree from University of Kansas (BME)
  • 14+ years of teaching experience in both private lessons and public school settings. Eric is the current band director for Nickerson-South Hutchinson USD #309.
  • Extensive performance background, including front ensemble for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.
  • It is Eric's goal to foster success and joy in playing music, specifically percussion, through well-rounded education practices which allows students to perform to their best personal ability.
  • Favorite food: seafood

We're happy to provide complete bios and an exhaustive lists of both performing and teaching accolades upon request.

How do we get started?


Book a free trial lesson, online or in-person


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Get better (and let's have fun while we're at it!)

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