Students and Former Students:

“Mike was my first drumset teacher back in 2005. Tailoring the lessons to my interests, he exposed me to transcriptions and other inner workings within the Jazz-Funk idiom. Having recently moved to Austin, I’m quickly becoming a sought after drummer for hire, and I still use what he taught me in those first several weeks. I highly recommend Mike Blattel’s detailed, yet whimsical teaching style and can assure any inquisitive student that he will be a joy to work with.”

~Theodore Camat  (Atlas Maior)

“Sean will be in percussion [at Mitchell Intermediate] next year … only 25 out of 100+ kids got selected for percussion, so his training with you has paid off. Thank you so much.”


“Michael has been teaching my 8 year old son ukulele for 18 months. Not only has my son learned a lot, but he really looks forward to his weekly lesson. Michael is a very patient and effective teacher. He’s great with kids (and adults too). Highly recommend!”


“If you want to learn or improve on the drums, I highly recommend Michael at Pro Music Instruction. He is an absolute genius drummer with vast experience at performing and teaching. He will meet all your needs, and you’ll have a fun time along the way.”


“I am always surprised by how much fun is had in thirty minutes. A quick review of the basics, learn something new & practice until it feels somewhat natural. The lesson ends playing along with Mike on guitar to a familiar song. So much fun!”



“I have been taking drum lessons from Mike for over three years now. I do it for fun and not for professional reasons. He makes drumming easy and comfortable. He knows what he is doing and he is good at teaching. The drum studio setting is pleasant and easy to locate. I would definitely recommend him to others for lesson.”


“Mike Blattel is the world’s greatest drum instructor. So amazing in fact, I feel that he is the type of teacher that people write songs about. I’m still working on the song, but for the time being I would like to make a statement in support of Mike’s talent, passion for music, and knowledge he has shared with me. I have been under his musical guidance for seven years going strong and im not about to retire. I now have the confidence and skills to play in a rock n’ roll band, and that is thanks to Mike, and Mike only.”


“I have been working with Mike for about 2 years. He is very professional, personable, knowledgeable, and well versed in many areas. He makes learning fun and challenges you each week to do your best. Would recommend him to anyone!!!!!!!”


“If you’re looking for drum lessons in The Woodlands area, do not hesitate to contact Michael. He has countless years of experience teaching drums to adults and children and playing drums in many bands. I have no doubt he can begin or advance your drumming skills, as he did for me. Highly recommended!”

~Alan Smith

“My 10 year old loves learning drums here, and its because Mike is such a patient and skilled teacher. 100% recommended.”

~Nino Batista

“I’ve been taking drum lessons from Mike for several years. He makes it fun and easy to learn. He plays to your strengths and knows when you are ready for a challenge.”

~Stephanie Burton