Percussion Instruction

Percussion Performance


Lessons place emphasis on skills that will help students find success and enjoyment while creating music.  This involves developing technique,  coordination, and reading skills along with an awareness of how what the student is studying functions in music as a whole.  The lesson structure also allows for flexibility to accommodate the interests and needs of students including those enrolled in music programs at their school.

Drum lessons are currently offered in Stillwater, MN and River Falls, WI. and are equipped for snare drum, drumset, bell (xylophone), and conga/djembe lessons.  In home lessons are also offered in the Hudson, WI and lakeland, MN area.  For information and availability, contact Kyle at:

Stillwater and River Falls Lesson locations:

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
214 North Third Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
(just south of the public library on 3rd st.)

Brickhouse Music
216 South Main St.
River Falls, WI 54022

-Ascension lesson studio - 2012 to present
-Brickhouse Music - 1999 to present
-Shell lake Center for the Arts Rock Camp
     2012 &2013
-St. Croix Music - Stillwater, MN 2009-2012
-Stillwater Music - Stillwater, MN 2004-2008
-Water Music - Stillwater, MN  1994-2004

-B.S. Music Performance - UWRF 1996
-Private Study with Patti Cudd, Peter O'Gorman, 
 Dan Hostetler, Marc Anderson, and Sowah


In addition to a B.S. in Music Performance with a percussion emphasis and private study with numerous instructors, an active performing schedule has been maintained with many ensembles over the past two decades. 

Current performing includes
Red Rock Swing Band - big band jazz
Sig Daddy and the Dew Dawgs - rock/funk/blues
Shepherd of the Valley - contemporary worship

Past performing includes:
Metaphor - Electronica/World Music
Copy - Alternative Rock
Reticence -  Alternative Rock
Tommy Bentz Band (sub) - Rock
Justin Bell and Lazy Susan (sub) -Rock
Jim Langemo - Fold/Rock
Diane Wegner - Folk/Rock
Musical Theater  - Many productions including Hello
    Dolly, Nunsense II,  Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror
    Picture Show,  Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
CD Recordings - With many of the groups listed
     above plus others as a studio musician.


Since 1999, I have partnered with Tom Bentz of Brickhouse Music to offer recording services in the West Central Wisconsin area.  We are located in River Falls, Wisconsin and would be happy to discuss your project.

Recording services offered
- Studio recording for up to six(or so) performers   
- Location recording
- Overdub sessions
- Editing
- Mixing
- Vinyl/cassette to CD transfers

For Recording information and availability, contact Kyle at or (715)410-7000

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Studio and Location Recording
Kyle  Bonderson
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