Carol Di- Irving, TX

38 Years Experience
In Studio
In Home
Genres: Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock,
Drum Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Keyboard and Piano Lessons,
TRMC Certified

Carol is now accepting new students, as well as performing and recording with various artists in the DFW area.  She has shared the stage with many world class musicians and is excited to share her expertise with others. 


“Drums are my passion… teaching is my privilege” ~ Carol D.

Carol Di-, has been teaching music for over 38 years in the Irving area. Check out their education and experience below.

Formal Education:

*Texas Junior Drum Corp ~ Played on the Snare Line
*Wylie High School ~ 7 year protégé of Dr. Judy Mathis, world renowned judge for the National Association of Rudimental Drummers, band director, song writer and composer. Played drums/percussion/trap-set for the Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Solo Performances, Theater Productions, (in the pit), The Choir, (accompaniment), All Region Band.
*East Texas State University ~ Orchestra, Concert Band, Music Theory, and Solos
*Texas Tech State University ~ Private Lessons with the One O`Clock Jazz Band Drummer, Music Theory, Orchestra, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Solo Studies
*Stephen F. Austin State University ~ Awarded full scholarship from field of over 60 candidates to study under the direction of Dr. Mel Montgomery, world renowned Percussionist and performed for Percussion Ensembles, Advanced Music Theory, Piano, Marching Band, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, The Lumberjack Choir, Theater Productions, (in the pit), and Solo Performances

AWARDS
Numerous National Association of Jazz Educators Trophies and Certificates of Honor
"Who's Who of American Music" twice awarded
All American Hall of Fame Band Honors
Tau Beta Sigma Scroll of Honor
Outstanding Musician for the St. Mary's Fiesta Stage Band Festival - out of 27 stage bands class 1-5A
Local Talent Contest winner for Classical Guitar
Citizenship award given by the City of Wylie
All Region Band Honors three years
Numerous 1st place medals from UIL contests
Metals including 1st place for solo and ensemble at State UIL

 

Private Education:

*Private Lessons ~ Piano, Music Theory, Classical Guitar, percussion/drum set

I've studied with many world renown drummers.
Dr. Judith Mathis, Mel Montgomery, and Mike Gage were most influential.

 

Performing Experience:

10 years of school performances ~ Concert Bands/Orchestras/Marching Bands/Stage Bands/Solos/Ensembles

Various other groups include:

The Leon Street Blues Band, (Stevie Ray Vaughan sat in with us, before he became famous)
Classic and Original Blues

The SFA Metal Rockers
Heavy Metal

Cactus Rose
Country

Ric E Blues and the Deep Blue Sea
Original Blues

The Triple T
Blues, Original Rock

Mr. D. and Friends
Blues, Classic Rock

Kenny Barker
Blues, Classic Rock

The Dead Prophets
Psychedelic Rock, Blues

Big Mike Clark with Ms. Morgan,(aka Carol Dierking) on Drums
Psychedelic Rock, Blues

intodown
Psychedelic Rock, Blues

Spur 2 Texas
Country, Classic Rock

Andrea Dawson
Classic Blues

The Outlaw River Band
Texas Country, Classic Rock

Mitch Palmer
Original Blues, Classic Blues

Phil and the Phat Cats
Psychedelic Rock, Blues

The Dunn Deal
Jazz, Blues, Motown, Reggae

The Texas Blues Project
Blues, Country, Rock

Elmo Blues
Original Blues

Fatal Response
Heavy Metal, Theatrical Rock

Wild Bill Cody and the Backroom Boys
Country, Blues, Show Tunes

Whiskey Nekid
Texas Country, Classic Rock

Shephard's Glory
Christian Rock, Gospel

TX D'Tour
Original Pop Rock

Texas Trailblazers
Christian Rock

Clubhouse Band
Blues, Classic Rock

Perry Jones
Blues, Classic Rock, Country

Robin Banks
Original and Classic Blues

Uncle Bill Roach
Original and Classic Country

Johnny Horton Tribute Band
Classic Folk

Zeb Cash Lane
Classic Blues, Country

The Wylie Community Band
Concert Band

The Barflies
Multi-Genre Honorary Jam Band

Teddy Barracuda
Original and Classic Blues, Rock

Ms. Morgan on Drums, (aka Carol Dierking)
Solo Performances

Jack Foltyn
Elvis Impersonator, original, show tunes

Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
Original and Classic Blues, Surf

The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band featuring Bnois King Original and Classic Blues - toured USA and Australia and played with several artists~ Hamilton Loomis, Albert Cummings, Tommy Shannon, Diunna Greenleaf, and many more

Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat
Original and Classic Blues

The Jimmy Reeves Band
Classic Rock, Blues

The Rambin Brothers
Classic Rock, Blues, Originals

Sonya Jevette
Original Blues, Country, Jam Band

Mo Stevens Trio
Original and Classic Rock, Blues

Kenny Chavez Jam Band featuring Holland K. Smith
Classic and Original Blues

Pops Stevens Bluesday Band
Jam band featuring guest artists each week: James Hinkle, Brent Rozell, Casey James, Hash Brown, Kerrie Lepai, Mo Stevens, Paul Byrd, Joey Love, Buddy Whittington, Janna Britton... and many more

I am sure that I have left some folks out... not intentional ~ and the performances continue...

Experience Teaching:

I have been teaching since the age of 12. I have taught individual private lessons as well as group lessons. I love to talk drums and share the wonderful things that I have learned from the pros. My approach is both structural as customized to the student.

Lessons Avaiable: In Studio, In Home,

Carol Di- is willing to travel up to a distance of 25 Miles to teach a lesson in your home.

Musical Genres: Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock,
Age Group Taught:AdultYoung AdultChild
DayStart TimeEnd Time
  • Mon7:00am10:00pm
  • Tue7:00am3:00pm
  • Wed7:00am10:00pm
  • Thu7:00am10:00pm
  • Fri7:00am10:00pm
  • Sat7:00am10:00pm
  • Sun7:00am10:00pm

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