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I started playing drums in church at an early age. I started studying drums and piano at age 14. My fist teacher was a great musician named chad Johnson. After that I studied with current Berkley College of Music faculty member Henrique Alemeida and with him i learned technique and tools to play all genres. I also studied with Phd. Jonathan Latta at Fort Lewis college and through him i learned classical percussion and some drum set repertoire. For music theory I studied with Phd. Hoyt Andreas of Metro State University. I currently study with Jazz Greats Ron Miles, Paul Romain and R&B/Gospel extraordinaire Cory Baker. I also study with Kendrick Scott through Skype. I currently play Gigs, Teach Lessons, and study full time. I currently have students in all areas in age groups from 5-25. ...
- Hand and foot technique (beginning to highly advanced)
- Limb independence and coordination
- Playing your favorite songs
- How to sight read a rhythm chart
- Rudiments (fundamentals of snare drumming)
- Playing fills
- Developing a unique and sophisticated musical vocabulary (making ''your" playing style)
- How to play in a band
- How to play a variety of styles
- How to tune your drums quickly
- How to set up your drums so they work with your body to be easier to play
- How to listen critically and analytically
Let's get straight to it, I truly love teaching. Helping others attain the pure satisfaction that comes from musical accomplishment is one of my greatest joys. I strive to create an atmosphere that makes students feel comfortable so they are able to learn in a healthy way. Music should be fun and not something one feels forced to do, right? My goal is to stimulate creativity and inspire a drive in students to be the best musician they can be.
I have taught a wide variety of students in terms of age and musical direction, and love working with you to find what you want to play. With my experience in areas such as, orchestral percussion to rock drumming, as well as winning scholarships and attending college, I am confident I can help you do whatever you want in music.
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One thing that is unique about learning drums with me is that, I can accompany you on bass, piano or guitar. Learning to play with other people and instruments is an important aspect of being a competent drummer. You will also learn rhythmic sight reading, rhythmic notation, polyrhythm, and rhythmic music theory.
I just completed my Music BA at CU Boulder. I have played in several different ensembles on a variety of instuments including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Voice. My classical training in combination with my experience as a song writer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader gives me a uniquely well-rounded teaching style. I aim to teach and inspire students to use music as a platform for learning important skills such as diligent practice, cognitive flexibilty, and creative expression.
I grew up in Boulder and Hawaii where I gained a love for island music, Reggae, Highlife Music, Jazz and Funk. I am currently in a band called "Isa and Joe Alan" which plays original music in all these styles. I am also a professional face painter, juggler and balloon twister, and ...
Hi! I'm Scott, and I'm a native of this great State of Colorado! I fell in love with the drums in 6th grade, and have never looked back! I too, began by taking private lessons, having been fortunate to be able to study under one of the best performers and private teachers in the Rocky Mountain West at the time. Beginning private instruction in Elementary School, I continued for 7 years even while embarking on a performance career in high school. Since then I've both performed and recorded a wide variety of styles including most forms of rock, country, jazz, pop, Gospel, symphonic/orchestral styles, and concert and marching band styles. I've also been fortunate to be able to teach many other students over these last 29 years of my career, and watch them achieve their ...
I'm a professional drummer, percussionist, and composer here in Denver offering a fresh new approach to drum instruction. I teach at two separate locations complete with dual drum sets and a complete sound system that allows for both my students and I to play simultaneously and at full live volume!
As a Graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, I've been lucky enough to have studied with some of the most diverse masters of drumset and percussion from several continents around the globe. I've been a player of the drums for over 26 years now, and I'm still practicing and perfecting the art, gaining new friends, students, and live stage experiences on the way.
Let me start by saying that I highly value the freedom that I've been able to enjoy ...
I teach people how to become all around, musical drummers, by building proper practicing, reading, listening, and playing techniques.
I started playing drums when I was thirteen. My dad is a piano player, and he taught me about playing music, we still play together any time we get the chance. I also started taking drum lessons around this time.
By high school I was in the concert band, and then the jazz band for the last three years. I played for the All-City Jazz Band in Denver my senior year of high school.
I then went to Adams State College for two years and played in the big band, and percussion ensembles. The big band got the opportunity to go to the University of North Texas Jazz Festival, where I won an outstanding soloist award for a drum solo in one of the songs.
I then went to Berklee College of Music for four years for a performance degree. At Berklee I studied all kinds of styles of ...
"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."