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Private Music Lessons from Big Dude’s Music City

What Types of Lessons are Available?

Big Dude’s Music City offers private instruction for vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. We offer lessons for all types of players; beginner, intermediate, professional, or just for fun. The type of lesson you receive will depend upon your interests, your level, and your willingness to learn. We find that the more you put into your lessons, the more you will get out of them.

What is Included?

Each lesson is 30 minutes in length.
They are private lessons given in our lesson studios here at our store.


Lessons start at $20 per half-hour, and up. See the individual teacher’s profile for pricing information.

Meet the Instructors

John White / Guitar

Dustin Mott / Drums & Percussion

Dustin Mott has a bachelor’s of science degree in music education, a bachelor of arts in music with a percussion performance emphasis, and is currently working toward his master’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dustin has taught at Big Dude’s Music City for seven years and keeps a consistent studio of 20 – 30 students throughout the year. Besides teaching at Big Dude’s Music City his other positions consist teaching percussion at high schools, middle schools, charter schools, and private schools area the Kansas City metro area.

Dustin Mott has played symphonic, chamber, concert band, marching band, drumline, bebop, big band, Dixieland, reggae, country, blues, indie rock, punk rock, pop, and “Latin” styles of music. His previous teachers and mentors have been studying jazz, Dixieland, Cuban, and Brazilian styles with Doug Auwarter; timpani, concert snare drum, rudimental snare drum, mallets, and multi-percussion with John Currey, Dr. Dennis Rogers and Dr. Tracy Thomas; timpani with Dr. Nick Petrella; and rock with Kent Burnham.

If interested in drum set lessons or percussion lessons for middle school or high school percussion students please contact Big Dude’s Music City. Student ages accepted are Kindergarten through Adult and beginners through advanced.

Dustin D. Mott

Beginning Band Teacher at Visitation Catholic School
Percussion Instructor at Oak Park High School
Percussion Instructor at Big Dudes Music Store – Kansas City, Missouri
Percussion Instructor at The Tune Shop – Leavenworth, Kansas
Percussion Instructor at Alta Vista Charter School
Drumline Coach at Center High School
Drummer for various musicals around the Kansas City metro
Drummer for The Waldo Jazz Collective

dustin mott

Jessica Paige / Vocals

Jessica Paige is a three-time American Idol semi-finalist, with over a decade of professional performing as a vocalist. She’s performed with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra as a featured vocalist at the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts. She was also a 2016 Official Showcase artist at Folk Alliance International. A songwriter and bandleader, Jessica offers lessons for voice, beginner piano and guitar.

Music Lessons Info Request

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