Richard Schwagerl

Lesson Designer

Richard Schwagerl has been playing the drums since he was in the third grade. By high school, he was playing for local pit orchestras and dinner theaters. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music while completing his senior year of high school. In the decades that have followed, Richard has performed more than 5,000 times with leading musicians across the country, composed music for the Travel Channel as well as movies and commercials, performed for celebrities, taught music courses, and created Drum-A-Long by Rhythmic Magic.

Richard Schwagerl, the lesson designer for Beginner Drum Lessons, offers online drum lessons using FaceTime, for $30 per half hour. Email him at if you are interested.

Courses Taught by Richard:

Beginner Drum Lessons: Through text and video lessons, this course teaches students to play the drums while also helping them understand the elements of music such as melody, harmony, and rhythm.