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Backbeat Percussion Staff

Professional and Highly Qualified

Friendly teachers who are eager to help you grow

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: carnitas
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Tiffany Peterson

  • Biddy Beats Director
  • Music Education degree from Wichita State University (BME)
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching from Friends University
  • Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award winner, 2020
  • Mother to three beautiful children
  • Tiffany's goal is that her students grow to become life-long music lovers!
  • Favorite Food: mashed potatoes and gravy
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Cooper Koestel

  • Percussion teacher in Hutchinson, KS
  • Graduated from Hutchinson Community College with a history education degree
  • Currently working towards his Bachelors in history education at McPherson College
  • Cooper gigs professionally with civic and regional performing ensembles
  • Cooper's goal is to help create lifelong musicians
  • Favorite food: Pizza

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