Drum Teachers at Family Piano Co

Melanie Donker

Teaches: Piano, Drums

Since 2013, Melanie has been helping students have fun & succeed as musicians. Growing up in a musical family, Melanie discovered her love for music at a young age, having played piano since age 6, and drums at age 13. She has been an avid member of her church worship team for the past 10 years, and has studied music at College of Lake County and Trinity University.  She is passionate about teaching her students to deepen their love and appreciation for music through a thorough knowledge of theory and technique, while also encouraging them to have fun and express themselves through music.  She connects well with students of all ages and learning styles, and has proven to be an enthusiastic and articulate teacher.



Darryl Purvis

Teaches: Piano, Drums

Darryl is one of our first and most popular teachers, has been teaching piano for over 10 years, and drums for 12. A church pianist for the past 15 years and dedicated family man (with many adopted children!), Darryl connects with students of all ages and backgrounds. A resident of Zion, Darryl has played a wide variety of styles, and is very adept at teaching students to play by ear, as well as through reading formal music.


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