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Drum, Music Recording, Percussion
I am a professional percussionist and recording engineer with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Duquesne University. I have been playing for 14 years and am versed in in many drumming styles including rock, funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. As a recording engineer I have recorded every genre from classical to metal. I cover everything from sound theory and physics to hands on application.
*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning lessons involve the rudimentary study of rhythm and their application to drumming as a whole. Building a sense of independence in each hand so that both are equally as comfortable and strong will be emphasized. From their students will learn the intricacies of the drumset and develop a sense of interdependence between their limbs. I will start the student with a general overview of all the different styles and as they progress we will focus in on their preferred style. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to play with other musicians and I will accompany the student on either piano or guitar.
For recording and music technology students, beginners will start with a broad overview of what studies encompasses these fields. From their we will focus in on the students topic of choice and begin with practical application to get students working with the tools and technology available to them. Afterwards, we will move into more advanced studies including sound theory, physics, digital formats, etc.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: computer work station for recording, drum set and percussion instruments, parents can sit in lesson
*** Travel Equipment ***
-I provide sticks, other small percussion instruments
-students should provide their own primary instrument in case of large instruments
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I cover all genres and styles for percussion/drums and can work with any recording/music technology hardware/software setup.
Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele
Trained as a classical guitarist under Tom Kikta and Irving Kauffman, Eric has performed for years in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Guitar Foundation of America's International competition. Eric is also well versed in jazz and bluegrass styles.
Drum, Music Theory
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Nick B started filling in for local Pittsburgh rock bands and began touring and doing recording sessions immediately after high school.
In 2007, Nick began playing in The Morning Light who signed to Fearless Records. Nick has toured with multiple nationally signed acts and landed the number 27 spot on the billboard heatseeker charts with The Morning Light.
Nick joined the Steel City Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corps in 2010 and went back into the practice room to further perfect his craft. During that time, he also filled in for Delaware artist Ian Walsh and did more session work. By the following year, Nick moved to LA to study at the Musicians Institute in LA and graduated in 2012.
Nick moved and resided in Bangkok, Thailand where he taught drums and music to kids at Rockademy Thailand throughout 2013. He currently resides back in Pittsburgh and teaches drums and music privately and sessions for both local and national artists
"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."