Relationship is key.
"They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
Corey is a true gift to our musical community!!
"He is THE ONE to go to if you are looking for an instructor! His knowledge and passion is unsurpassed and his connection to any student that goes to him is incredible! Corey is a true gift to our musical community!!"
Tracy Hepler Parent
He hooked my son years ago and he’s still going strong.
"Corey has the comprehensive skills plus patience required to effectively teach drums. He hooked my son years ago and he's still going strong."
Karen Bobowick Parent
Very patient instructor and very informative in his teachings.
"I was only Corey's student for a few months, but in that time I learned more than I ever could on my own. Very patient instructor and very informative in his teachings. Highly recommended!"
Nicholas Tsirakis Student
A great drummer and great instructor. I highly recommend!
"Thanks Corey, a great drummer and great instructor. I highly recommend!"
Tom Blake Student
Excellent drum instruction for all levels!
"Excellent drum instruction for all levels!"
Michael Carbone Parent
It’s a very relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that I haven’t experienced with any other teacher.
"I first met Corey at Utica College where he taught a Rock Ensemble class. After having such a positive experience with him as a professor, I decided to take private lessons with him. I'd taken lessons with other teachers, but Corey is the only one who made lessons enjoyable. It's a very relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that I haven't experienced with any other teacher. I always leave feeling motivated and inspired. I've been playing percussion for fourteen years, and this has definitely brought my drumming to the next level. I highly recommend taking lessons with Corey!"
Julia Cardillo Student
Your skills are the arrow, and these lessons are the whetstone that sharpen and refine them.
"I've been taking drum lessons with Corey Colmey for 9 years. I'm really experienced in drums now, and I absolutely love the new challenges now. Imagine an arrow. It starts off extremely dull, and you use a whetstone to sharpen it. Your skills are the arrow, and these lessons are the whetstone that sharpen and refine them."
Aiden Mather Student
He is a master teacher and has become a good friend.
"After many years I revisited my passion for drumming and became an avid student of Corey's. He is a master teacher and has become a good friend. He takes the time to teach in a way that makes drumming fun and a great learning experience. Corey has a knack for tapping (pun intended!) into one's 'inner drummer'. I highly recommend Corey to anyone who's interested in any and all aspects of drumming! Kudos!!"
Andrew Drozd Student
The smile I see after every lesson speaks volumes to Corey’s relaxed and nurturing teaching style.
"My son has been taking drum lessons with Corey for 8 months and the smile I see after every lesson speaks volumes to Corey's relaxed and nurturing teaching style. Corey is able to keep my son challenged and engaged week after week. I enjoy hearing him practice! The Rome Community is very blessed to have such a talented teacher sharing his love of music. :-)"
Alida Davis Parent
We’re very lucky to have him as our drum instructor!
"My son, Owen, has been taught by Corey for several months. Corey's an awesome drum instructor, encouraging, patient, and dedicated to his students. If you're interested in drumming for fun, or thinking of making a career out of it, I strongly recommend Corey. Corey is able to teach all age levels and instruct sight reading. Excellent teacher! We're very lucky to have him as our drum instructor!"
Tammy Martino Parent
His abilities as a drummer and percussionist have always been top notch.
"I have been a musician colleague of Corey's for many years now. His abilities as a drummer and percussionist have always been top notch and his professional, relaxed demeanor makes working together a joy. Even as an experienced professional, I learn something new from Corey every time we work together. I highly recommend him as a drum instructor in any style of music for students of all ages!"
Benjamin Wright Musician
Corey, is not just a teacher, he is a true inspiration to my son.
"Corey, is not just a teacher, he is a true inspiration to my son. Taking on a task to teach, is to prepare the student with the necessary tools, to overcome obstacles and to reach their goals. My son has not only conquered his personal milestones, but he has set new ones. Corey is not just a teacher but a comrade. I highly recommend him!!!"
Grace Altieri Parent
An engaging teacher, dedicated to the many nuances of his students.
"I have had the pleasure of playing music with Corey on numerous occasions and the experience has always been exceptional. Corey covers many styles with much integrity and emotion. He is also an engaging teacher, dedicated to the many nuances of his students."
Joseph Ferlo Musician