Chris Reisinger, Drum & Percussion Teacher

Chris Reisinger is a drum & percussion teacher and co-owner at Reisinger Conservatory of Music. He has been teaching drums & percussion at the conservatory since 2013. Chris is a member of the Apple Valley Music Teachers Association (AVMTA).

Chris began his musical journey at the age of four with piano and music theory lessons. In second grade, he started taking percussion lessons under the direction of Mr. Gene Piccolo, a local jazz musician. After Mr. Piccolo’s passing, Chris began training on the drum set at School of Rock. While at School of Rock, he performed the drum set at Minnesota Music Café and studied with numerous local musicians.

Throughout his musical studies, Chris participated in percussion & piano performances & exams including National Federation of Music Clubs and Minnesota Music Teachers association events. He was an active percussionist in grade school, middle school, and high school band.

In 2019, Chris graduated Cum Laude from Lakeville North High School. In 2023, he graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s degree in music Industry, graduating cum laude. While at UST, he studied under the direction of Will Kemperman and was active in Guitar ensemble and a drummer for the Popular Styles ensemble. In addition, he performed guitar at the University’s annual Christmas Concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Chris performed on drum set with the Chamber Singers.

Chris hosted two recitals at University of St. Thomas featuring the music of Dave Mancini, RUSH, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Thelonius Monk and more.

Chris is currently studying percussion with Gordy Knudtson of the Steve Miller band.

At Reisinger Conservatory of Music, Chris offers drum & percussion lessons in traditional/rudiments as well as Rock or Jazz style on drum set, bell-kit, Marimba, Vibraphone and Music Theory & ear training.

At Reisinger Conservatory of Music Studying an instrument sets our students up for a life time of enjoyment of music.

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