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I've performed in collegiate orchestras and symphonic bands. I'm proficient in timpani, four mallet grip (Burton and Stevens) and battery. Percussion students can expect to learn relevant repertoire, proper technique, and musical sensibility.
Derek S. is a drummer/percussionist from East Lansing, Michigan. He has performed around the world and for the President with the top musicians in the world. He got his start playing in youth group and from there went on to be a regular sub in many different churches in the area. While still in high school, Derek participated drum line, jazz band, and symphonic band as well as the Michigan State University Community Jazz Orchestra directed by Rodney Whitaker and Diego Rivera. From this, Derek decided to continue studying music at Western Michigan University. At Western, Derek received four-year scholarships from the jazz studies program and the classical program. He studied percussion under Judy Moonert, drum set under Keith Hall, and also with master drummer, Billy Hart. At Western, ...
I teach all classical percussion instruments and orchestral percussion. Classical snare drum technique, sightreading, music notation, orchestral percussion repertoire, mallet percussion. I tailor my lessons to meet each individual student’s needs and expectations.
As a teacher (and also father) Paul finds great joy in sharing his experience and insight with the next generation of creative musicians. For many years, he has taught drummers and percussionists of all ages and levels in academic settings as well as privately. He has also taught workshops and masterclasses at several renowned venues and music conservatories while touring with bands throughout Europe (Royal Academy of Music, London UK; Hull University, Hull UK; Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood, Paris FR). Playing music has always been a part of Paul's life. Growing up in a family of musicians, he started playing cello at age 6 and he's been playing drums since age 8. After an extensive classical tutelage at the Music Conservatory in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) and at various music ...
While I am primarily a drum set instructor, I infuse a great deal of percussion into my repertoire. Lessons focus on your particular needs and your ability level.
I am a part-time professional recording and touring artist with over 20 years of practical experience and over 12 years as a drum instructor. I have studied with many musicians, including Al Miller, Jim Chapin, Frank Bellucci, Dan Faulk and Ray Anderson. My goal is to teach music in a fun, informative and relaxed environment. I like to create custom lessons based on your musical tastes, and show you all the tricks of the trade, including musicality, performance and preparation. Whether you are a hobbyist or an aspiring pro, let me show you what you need to know! When I'm not playing drums, you can find me running the day-to-day operations as the Managing Director at Camps 'R' Us, a summer day camp with 6 locations on Long Island, NY. *** Lesson Details *** During each lesson, ...
Basic techniques and grooves on various percussion instruments incl. djembe, congas, bongos, shakers, triangle, ...
Hey there! I'm originally from Salzburg, Austria. I have been playing drums for over 20 years (teaching for about 8 years) and am currently playing professionally around the NYC area. I graduated from the A.Bruckner University in Austria in 2006 with a degree in jazz performance & didactic studies w/ great drummer and composer Doug Hammond and later Jeff Boudreaux. Other drummers I've been studying over the years include Greg Hutchinson, Jonathan Blake, Jim Black and many more... After one year of master studies I decided to move to New York City in 2010. Having been established in Europe (I toured in over 20 countries) I sought new challenges; plus the big apple had always had a very high attraction to me. In NYC I founded my own group "Wayfarers" that I recorded and album and did ...
Congas: Focus on hand patterns such as Tumbao and Bembe rhythms as well as hand articulations such as slaps, mutes, open and bass tones.
Timbales: Focus on Cascara and bell patterns as well as stick control.
All other instruments used in context of various Latin Rhythms and Genres.
My goal as a teacher is to share all the knowledge and experience I have acquired over 30+ years of drumming. Based on my education from such a diversity of teachers and institutions, I have much to offer. I use many techniques to help the student retain what he or she has learned and teach in a simple, intuitive manor. I am a friendly, patient, compassionate person who will always make you feel comfortable while you learn. My journey started at the age of 8 when I began private lessons for 8 years. I then studied Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian styles of drumming at the prestigious Drummers Collective in Manhattan. My fascination of these particular genres lead me to a renowned teacher by the name of Richie Rodriguez, who refined my hand drumming skills and advanced reading concepts. These ...
In addition to drumset and concert snare drum, I offer lessons on a wide range of other percussion instruments!
Experienced teacher and musician offering drum lessons on Linden Blvd in Brooklyn! I've been teaching drum set and concert percussion for 10 years, graduated from New England Conservatory of Music, and I have just moved down from Massachusetts to continue a career of teaching and playing music. -Teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced drum lessons -Instruction on all drum set styles as well as concert snare drum, and auxiliary percussion -Personalized lessons for all ages and styles -Easy access from 2, 5 or Q trains -Drum set in home, so only sticks and books required! Please reach out if interested!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."