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Howdy! I'm Derek, owner of TreeHouse Drums. I've been playing drums since 1981, teaching people to play drums since 1987, and working on drums since 1989. I've owned Supersonic Music since 1998 and I've been making TreeHouse Drums since 2000.
I'm involved with all aspects of the company: buying, selling, marketing, sanding, finishing, drilling, playing, etc. Though I've usually worked on TreeHouse projects alone, I now have a tremendous, dedicated staff who can all draw straight lines, are hip to social media and love building drums.
Feel free to email or call for scheduling a tour of the famous TreeHouse Drumgeon located in the basement workshop at the Topeka Supersonic Music building.
Music is a huge part of my life, and I'm very fortunate to be able to have a well-rounded musical experience in Topeka, KS. On any given day, I get to build, teach and play drums.
I've been Derek's assistant at TreeHouse since 2010, and I'm involved with the building, photoing, selling, and online presence that surrounds the world of TreeHouse.
When I'm not in the Drumgeon, I am teaching in my private studio or at Washburn University. As a performer, you'll find me around town playing with my rock band Invisible Bike, onstage with groups such as the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and Topeka Festivals Singers, or in the pit for musicals at the Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, or Helen Hocker Theater. Visit my Player Page. Website: www.jasondrums.com