Potter’s Wheel Music School

Potter’s Wheel Music School for superior drums, guitar, piano and voice lessons in San Antonio, Texas. Whether you are a parent seeking a music school for your child or an adult wanting to learn an instrument, you’ve come to the right place!

We offer private, weekly drums, guitar, piano and voice lessons in a clean, safe, and fun environment. Owner Phil Dalmolin is a life long drummer who has played on stage with the Dixie Chicks and taught music lessons at the Bulverde Academy of Music for 8-years. The combination of teaching experience, public performance, and use of broad musical styles prepares his students for a career as a performing artist. “I am a music instructor and life coach teaching music and business acumen, ie how to get gigs, stage presence and peer harmony.”

All music lessons take place in a professional recording studio. Phil teaches beginner and advanced drum lessons using all drum techniques using two acoustic drum sets and choosing from hundreds of sound tracks minus the drums. Lessons include all drums techniques and musical styles, playing side by side where I take moments to interject at the appropriate time. Soon enough, we will play together through entire tracks and develop flawless habits! Phil also teaches beginner music lessons for guitar, piano and voice, please ask about our our advanced instructors for piano, guitar and voice lessons.

To enroll or schedule a tour, please call (210) 204-1309.

My 8 year old son is literally taking off with the drums under Mr. Phil’s instruction!! And my daughter is learning guitar at his school too. Great place to learn music no matter what age! Jeanne Antoinette

Phil is absolute amazing instructor who is really dedicated to your learning. He not only pushes you to learn the basics but He encourages you to go further. I highly recommend Potters Wheel Music. If you are willing to put in the work and time, you will go far with this instructor. Renee Jacobs

Phil is a great teacher! He adapts his teaching so that you really understand what it is that he is trying to teach you. I enjoy every time that I get a lesson from him. I would definitely recommend him as your drum instructor! Logan Haywood

Great drummer, great instructor. Has many contacts in the music industry and has been very helpful getting me lots of gigs over the years Tom P.

Phil is one of the finest Drummers and instructors I know. He is also a well established Studio Musician. He has a long list of credits to his name and has toured with and worked for some of the biggest artist in the industry. Regards. Shane McCauley

Phil was an amazing mentor to me. When I first started taking lessons from him I already knew how to play drums, but he helped me to refine my playing and taught me new techniques that took my music to a whole new level. Phil doesn’t just teach you how to be a drummer, he teaches you how to be a musician, so you can take what you’ve learned in the studio and put into a performance with other musicians. Danny Greer

Phil is probably one of the most experienced drummers in San Antonio. I highly recommend Potters Wheel Music School if you’re interested in drum lessons. Christopher Ramirez

I’ve been taking lessons with Phil since I was in the 8th grade. He is an absolutely amazing teacher. He adapts his curriculum to every student he teaches, and knows how to explain things in terms you will understand. Phil brings a very relaxed environment to every lesson which helps the learning process exponentially, its just a lot harder to learn when you have a “Whiplash” type instructor breathing down your neck! Phil is the reason I earned a scholarship for drumset at Santa Fe University. If you’re looking for a school that will actually improve your playing and make you a professional musician, you’ve found it. William Flato

Phil is an excellent drum instructor! He taught me everything I know from the very basics all the way up to playing songs. His way of teaching is unlike anyone i’ve ever met, he adapts his methods to meet the students specific needs and makes the whole learning part so much fun. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to play the drums!! Andrei Czerminski

I had been playing drums for a few years before I started taking lessons from Phil. I thought I knew a lot but I had plateaued in my drumming. Then Phil came along and helped me grow incredibly. He made me a more technical drummer and helped me learn how to stay in the pocket of the song. Everything he teaches is for a certain purpose and will ultimately make you a much more mature drummer. He is very encouraging and is willing to help in any way but he also expects you to do work by yourself when he Isn’t there in order to be ready for the next session. I really enjoyed my time growing in my skills from one of the best drummers out there. Hunter Lees

If you’re looking for a drum instructor, I’m convinced you couldn’t make a better choice than Phil Dalmolin! In addition to his long professional career and skills, Phil is just a natural teacher. The first time I took my son for a lesson, it was really obvious how well he connects to people and how he translates his passion for music into really outstanding instruction. My son has been taking lessons from Phil for 2.5 years now, has become very talented, is the 1st chair in school band for drums, and has the desire and drive to practice (which he does all the time) and become better. So much of the credit goes to Phil for his ability to teach and inspire! Jim L.

Phil is an exceptional drum instructor. He has tremendous knowledge and has the ability to translate this knowledge to his students. I have been taking lessons from him for a couple of months and look forward in a short period of time to see how far I have come. I would totally recommend Phil! Courtney W.

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