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Learning to play an instrument begins with loving music!
The first question I ask a new student is: "What makes you want to play an instrument?". Some people want to play rock, others pop, and others have many different interests, but it all begins with a love for music.
I teach my students to play their favorite songs right from the start. I believe that when you learn music by figuring it out on your own -- by learning to listen -- you gain something very valuable that you can take with you no matter what your musical goals are.
I'm not a strict teacher, but I believe in being disciplined when it comes to the fundamentals. If you have good technique, it frees you to play anything you want to play.
In a typical hour-long lesson, my beginning students spend from 10-30 minutes on the fundamentals, depending on how much time the student has to practice at home. The rest of the lesson is spent applying what we've learned.
It usually takes just a few months before ...
I started playing drums in my parents' basement when I was 9 years old. It was just me, a stereo, and a bunch of cardboard boxes I made into my first drumset. Every day, I listened to to my favorite songs over and over again to figure out how to play them. To me, there was nothing more awesome in the world than music. Since then my musical journey has taken me far and wide. I've studied percussion and composition with world class teachers, toured Europe, composed music for commercials, co-written award winning songs, and performed with a variety of artists at such venues as the Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's, World Cafe, 55 Bar, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, and many others. And the one thing that hasn't changed? I'm still totally in awe of it all. These ...
Snare drum and basic percussion instruments
Robert Mansfield R. (born Chicago, Illinois, raised in Miami, Florida) is a jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer. Robert R. has recorded and performed with many notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Wes Anderson, Wycliff Gordon, Herb Harris, Scotty Barnhart, Phillip Harper, Eric Lewis, Stephon Harris, Eddie Henderson, Sam and Dave, Steve Marley and Dead Prez. He has also produced music for Sony Pictures and performs with a jazz band called SwingSet Quintet. *** Studio Equipment *** Music room: Drums Living room: Parents can sit in on the lessons *** Specialties *** Drums and percussion, Music Composition and Arrangements
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, ...
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 ...
I have been playing drum kit and percussion for over ten years and teaching for about seven. I've played a little bit of everything - pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, ska/reggae, blues, jazz, and even musical theater. In addition to drum kit, I can play and teach hand drums (djembe and conga) in contemporary or traditional African, Latin, American styles. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with drummers of all ages and skill levels.
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into ...
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."
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