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Popular Drum Teachers Near Elk Grove

Sean W.

Davis, CA
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Justin B.

Folsom, CA
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Zack K.

Sacramento, CA
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Sean W. Davis, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

My name is Sean W. and I've been a multi instrumentalist for 23 years! I've performed opera as a soprano, Rock, funk, punk, metal, and Jazz on guitar, bass, and drum-kit. I find being able to accompany my students on other instruments to be an indispensable tool.

I my elementary years I attended a music school. There I performed "classical styles" as a solo soprano and classical pianist. My experience included performing opera with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and smaller "gigs", like weddings and seasonal concerts. I still to this day value my classical training.

In 2005-2009 I attended Berklee College of Music as a Bass Principal, majoring in Contemporary Writing and production. My experience here was amazing! There I was able to use every skill I had ever earned as a musician and expand them all exponentially. Writing and recording music made me a more well balanced teacher. I am now able to help my students explore their creative side as while improving their musical proficiency.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect an individual lesson plan based on their goals and skill level. I enjoy teaching the experienced as well as beginners. I'm easy going but i promise you will always have plenty of material to work on. My goal as a teacher is to provide a most excellent educational experience without being boring.
My lessons are mostly broken up into a few categories which include songs,(of your choosing), technique, ear training, reading, and theory.

One of my favorite thing to do is to accompany my students on other instruments.
I do not ascribe to a set curriculum. I use the Berklee practice method to assist with basics, but no two students have the same curriculum. There will be multiple instruments and a computer at every lesson at my home studio! Technology is an important aspect of a modern musicians education.

My teaching space in Davis is well stocked with Guitar, bass, and drum gear. My home studio also includes a computer that is full of music software to aid in learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with drum kit, loudspeaker system with microphone and effects, bass amp, guitar amp, computer, seating for extra people.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide amplifiers, computer, mics. Students only need their sticks, bass or a guitar.

*** Specialties ***
I consider myself to be well rounded in regards to style. In Choir School I was Classically trained. At Berklee as a writing Major I was exposed to jazz, latin, pop, orchestral, specializing in rock, metal, fusion, dance and other higher energy styles.

Justin B. Folsom, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

My name is Justin B. and I've been a professional drummer and instructor the last 15 years. I have toured extensively throughout the United States, as well as playing in the UK. I have been a part of many recordings and sessions during that time and have the knowledge to teach about what those experiences are like.

Currently, I am a member of the Street Drum Corps based out of Los Angeles. We have done TV shows including Cartoon Network's Hall Of Game Awards, as well as the opening segment of Kevin Nealon's special comedy show "Whelmed, But Not Overly." which aired on Showtime.

I am a drummer that has been playing in some of the top nightclubs throughout California, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Chicago. I have been drumming alongside some very notable DJ's and am providing some of the newest entertainment in that industry.

I am currently endorsed with Pro-Mark drum sticks, Evans Drumheads, Soultone Cymbals, and play Shine Custom Drums.

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus on lessons are to identify the goals of the student, and tackle those immediately. Not interested in learning on a snare drum first? No problem. I prefer to have students playing behind a drum set from day one. I reinforce lessons through teaching true drum notation, making it easier for students to accomplish their goals in a timely matter. I like to keep things laid back and will not be a "task master" type of teacher. I want to make lessons as fun and comfortable as possible and strive to make that happen.

I use a number of instructional books from some of the best publishers of music instruction including The Drummer's Collective Series, as well as Berklee School Of Music Publishing. There are a number of DVD's as resources too! These instructional books cover a wide variety of topics including: Rock Drumming, Funk/Linear Drumming, Jazz Drumming, Latin/Afro-Cuban Drumming, Double Bass Drumming, and Rudimental Drumming.

It is my goal to have the student playing at least two different styles of drumming within the first 3 months, and being at an intermediate level within the first six months. The student will have an understanding of music notation and being able to interpret different rhythms. Most students like to learn songs and within the first six months, the student should have at least two songs memorized.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student will need to have a drum set.

*** Specialties ***
I like to teach utilizing drum method books and reinforcing lessons with actual drum notation. I feel this is the basis of a solid drum education and helps to make learning songs and more enjoyment from drumming happen faster. I teach Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop/R&B, Top 40, and Techno/EDM. I also have the ability to teach concert band drummers up to the High School level.

Zack K. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting

About Me

I was introduced to drumming at the age of 11 and quickly developed an unquenchable and indiscriminate thirst for everything music. I've since become a prominent musician both locally and nationally, and have performed and recorded with a list of artists as expansive as the genres they encompass. My instructors have included world renowned educators such as Mike Johnston, Tim Metz, and Bruce Spencer.

I have been featured on music videos appearing on MTV, FUSEtv, and ABC, appeared on KVIE’s Rob on the Road, Sacramento & Co Morning Show, and KCRA 3’s morning news. I have shared some of the largest stages on the west coast with nationally acclaimed artists such as Awolnation, Capital Cities, Middle Class Rut, Kottonmouth Kings, Big & Rich, The Lone Bellow, Molly Hatchet, Oleander, Lindsey Pavao, We The Kings, and more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have 7 years of experience teaching private drum lessons catered to each individual student's goals. My curriculum represents a combination of my professional playing experience, various educational books and videos, and simply jamming to my students favorite music to cultivate and enrich their own musical instincts.

I create a relaxed and accepting environment. I keep things fun, and always motivate and encourage my students to pursue their own musical path at their own pace. I am also well connected in the local music community, and as my students progress, I present them with opportunities to get out there and play (and make some of that money they've been paying me back).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two full drum sets
- 4 piece Gretsch Catalina Club (small sizes for younger students) with Dream cymbals (hi-hats, crash, and ride).
- 4 piece Shine Custom Birch (standard sizes for older students) with Sabian cymbals (hi-hats, crash, and ride).

Vater Practice pad

Macbook pro with Firepod interface and Pro Tools for student recordings, analysis, and video lessons

Sure drum mics

QSC PA system

Electric, acoustic, and bass guitar rigs to introduce students to playing in a band or ensemble

Seating for parents/caretakers

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should provide the equipment necessary to facilitate their learning goals (i.e. drumset, practice pad, iPod and headphones).

*** Specialties ***
Although I have a comprehensive background in music and drums, my specialty lies in modern drum set performance. I focus on fundamental technique, a strong sense of groove and pocket, and encouraging the development of my students' individual voices and natural stylistic tendencies. I apply these principles across all genres, depending on the interest of each student.

My background in psychotherapy inspired me to restructure my teaching approach, to focus on building upon student's pre-existing strengths on the instrument, rather than only address their weaknesses. With this shift in perspective, I have not only seen more growth in my students - a higher percentage of my students have fallen in love with the instrument and stayed active on the drums long term.

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