In 2011, Troy was recognized for his innovative teaching approach and awarded by Yale University for his outstanding accomplishments in music education.

In 2011, Troy was recognized for his innovative teaching approach and awarded by Yale University for his outstanding accomplishments in music education.

Number Drummer creator, Troy Kryzalka, has worked in music education for over 15 years and has delivered his integrated math and music learning approach to thousands of children and educators.  He has an amazing ability to reach creative “outside the box” thinkers that have been discouraged by the traditional ways of learning, and because of his focus on mathematics in music, he represents the increased value and importance of music in schools.  Combining his musical ability, mathematical perspective, and creative teaching methods, Troy inspires, engages, and motivates children to understand math and music from a fresh new perspective, regardless of age or ability.

Number Drummer was created from an experience in Troy’s life. Because of a childhood eye injury, Troy taught himself music using mathematics. Using his method, he graduated with his education degree as a music specialist, and now teaches and performs using this approach. Along with presenting Number Drummer Live shows across the United States, Troy is developing a Number Drummer mobile application and an interactive children’s television show that is built upon his learning approach. Troy also teaches, has an after-school percussion academy, provides workshops, artist residencies, corporate team building sessions, and professional development for educators. 

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