Richard Vought

Vought, Richard

Richard Vought teaches Drum Lessons in Denver CO as well as Arvada, Lakewood and Golden areas. First, Richard has 18 years experience playing, and the past 13 years have been professionally. In addition, he has been teaching drum lessons for the past 8 years. In your custom program Richard will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become proficient at your favorite songs and styles. Subsequently you will get a custom program that suits your needs. Read more about Richard below if you are interested in Drum Lessons in Denver CO and surrounding areas.

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Richard Vought Background:

Having been in love with music for the entirety of his life, Richard Vought has a musical taste that can be summed up in two words: diverse, and dynamic.  Vought’s unique sense of taste has brought him through many musical endeavors as a drummer.  Like many children, he grew up listening to the music of his baby boomer parents, the rock and roll from 1960s through the 1980s. Though this music all made an impact on him, it wasn’t until after being active in the school band and hearing Moby Dick by Led Zepplin that his interest in drum set became more apparent.


Early Education

By the time Richard was a freshman in high school, drum set and marching percussion had engulfed his senses. His high school band ranked levels of performance from “1st chair” being the highest to the “last chair” as the lowest.  As a freshman, Richard was the last chair in his high school band’s percussion. As a junior, he had already progressed to sharing the highest level of performance at 1st chair with his best friend and fellow percussionist.  Hard work and consistent practice had paid off in marching percussion. Vought also made IMEA District A Jazz Band and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Band, which he played in for 3 years. Finally, Vought also received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and received a scholarship from the Bix Beirderbecke Memorial Foundation.


Formal Training

First, Richard used the scholarship he earned to attend community college while preparing for auditions at both The Collective School of Music and The Berklee College of Music. Subsequently, while at Blackhawk Community College, Richard had the honor of performing with Vincent Herring (William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music), and Mark Levine (Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Cal Tjader, etc.)  Richard also maintained his roots with his high school marching band and assisted in teaching the Drumline.

Richard was accepted to The Collective and Berklee. Unfortunately, do to financing, neither of those endeavors were an option.  Shortly after his acceptance to both schools, his mother passed, making attendance to either college even more of a leap than it previously was.  Since then, he has spent most of his time gigging in any and every sort of band possible.  From singer song-writers, bebop, and Dixieland jazz, all the way to rock, electronic, pop, country, and punk bands; if it has drums, Richard will play it.

Additional Info:

Richard has taught many students throughout the years private and group formats. Also, when he isn’t gigging, he spends most of his personal time playing or studying the drum set himself. He has studied with Andrew Bliss (University of Tennessee), Alan Connor, Terry Hansen, and Matt Halpern (Periphery). Richard is a comprehensive and competitive musician. He loves playing, learning, and teaching, and is invested in music for life.  Wherever life leads him, Richard Vought will be drumming.

Here’s How To Get Started:

To get signed up, click the “purchase lessons” button, and then select your location, instrument, instructor, and a time and day for your weekly lesson. You can browse options and you wont get charged until you confirm at check out. Lessons are sold in 4 packs, and we offer 1st lesson FREE with your 1st month enrollment. Enter promo code 1stfree at check out for 25% off your 1st 4 pack! Also check out this helpful info page, and our Facebook Page for more specials and offers! If you have questions, email or you can also email Richard directly here


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