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Percussion fits well into any style of music and is a great way to have fun with other musicians. I teach cajon, congas, djembe, bongo, timbales, frame drum, and much more to students of all experience levels. I have traveled extensively to learn percussion in Africa and Latin America, and was able to perform and record with my teachers there. I can teach you how to get great sounds out of almost any object - that's what a percussionist does! In addition to world percussion, I have lots of experience in classical percussion for orchestra and band, and in mallet percussion. I performed orchestral and contemporary classical music on marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, and glockenspiel during my undergraduate degree, and studied Jazz vibraphone with Stefon Harris during my Masters degree. I would love to share any of this information with you, and we will play percussion together in the lessons. We can record loops and get creative to make sure we are always making real music. Ask me ...
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My students will develop a passion for music and a desire to play!
I like to get right to the experience of actually playing music. I start with learning songs, drum beats, and chord progressions and get to technique and music reading AFTER we have had some fun.
My key to successful teaching is to create a custom curriculum for each student. Some students are interested in the details of how to do it "right", and others just want to rock. I try to adapt to different learning styles and musical goals to give each student an ideal experience.
I want students to learn how to play, not just how to read or do drills. We will listen to music together, and talk about the function of each instrument. For drummers, I play bass lines on the piano ...
Rob (aka R.J.): Born in Detroit, Michigan, RJ studied r&b and jazz from Motown drummers and Funk Brothers Benny Benjamin and Uriel Jones. From the age of fifteen he played in rhythm & blues and jazz combos around Detroit. He then studied privately with Berklee School of Music drum maestro, Gene Stuart, mallet studies with Mark Johnson at Michigan State University and earned a Bachelors Degree from Michigan State. He moved to San Francisco where he studied North Indian percussion and tabla with Zakir Hussain, trap set with jazz recording artist George Marsh. He is a consummate producer, performer, recording artist and teacher. He plays and teaches all styles of rhythm including jazz, funk, blues, rock, latin, and world fusion. He teaches drumset, congas, djembe, tabla, cajon ...
Anna specializes in marching percussion and a variety of Latin Percussion instruments and hand drums.
Anna is a San Francisco Bay Area native. A professional drummer for over ten years, Anna has performed, recorded and toured with countless groups of various music styles. Her education includes a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (where she was a member of the Cal Band for four years), and Certificates in Commercial Music and Recording Arts from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA.
Anna is not only known throughout the United States as a drummer, but also as a concert producer, live sound engineer, record producer, booking agent, tour manager, web designer, graphic designer and instructor. Her teaching experience ranges from preschool education to private instruction to high school drum line. Anna is the director of Music Time Academy, a music lessons/recording ...
Snare Drum Beginner:
Care and tuning of the instruments
Double strokes and the development of the open stroke rolls
Basic rudiments with proper stick positions; single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps
Reading basic rhythms on the snare drum, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, and 8ths note triplets
Develop time keeping skills by working with a metronome or click track
Intermediate snare drum book which includes reading various time signatures, and implementing flams, ruffs, and open and closed rolls as well as dynamics within the text
Continue to develop time-keeping skills while working with metronomes and click tracks
Study of hand positions for the remaining 40 PAS drum rudiments
Hand control exercises – stick control and Masters studies
Advanced reading – including various time signatures, interpretation and rhythmic modulation
Advanced hand control studies
Continued development of time keeping skills while ...
Originally from West Virginia, Ben is quickly making a name for himself within the drumming community since moving to San Francisco in 2009. Having performed in a wide array of musical situations early in his career Ben draws on those initial performances to shape his current music experience.
While earning his degree in philosophy and music from West Virginia University, he had the opportunity to travel to China in the summer of 2008 to perform with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. During his time at WVU Ben performed with the Little Big Band, WVU's premiere jazz ensemble, along with other Jazz and world music ensembles.
A teacher himself, Ben has had many influential teachers including: Tommy Igoe, George Willis, Tim Adams, Mike Dawson, Al Wrublesky, ...
I have been playing (mostly jazz) music on the drum set for more than 30 years. I have lots of experience as a percussionist in bands and orchestras. I have played in small bands in San Francisco and Santa Rosa. I have also have played the drum set for the Santa Rosa Junior College orchestra. I also lead a monthly community drumming circle, called Santa Rosa Drumming Circle.
My approach to teaching the drum set is catered to each individual. I begin by listening to the student and finding out what they want to learn and how they best learn. I ground students in the fundamentals: stick control, foot control, posture and relaxation, improvisation, soloing, comping, laying down a beat, reading charts. Music lessons should be fun. I create practice sessions for you that are engaging, fun, and creative.
I offer private lessons on the drum set.
I have been playing (mostly jazz) music on the drum set for more than 30 years. I have lots of experience as a percussionist in bands and orchestras. I have played in small bands in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, and have played the drum set for the Santa Rosa Junior College orchestra. I currently lead a monthly community drumming circle, called Santa Rosa Drumming Circle.
I am also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Rosa.
An all around orchestral percussion experience. Proper technique on timpani, snare, bass, xylophone, marimba, mallet percussion, and aux percussion.
Brianna began playing piano at the age of seven and continued at Florida State University where she was enrolled in the Music Therapy program and trained in classical piano under the pedagogy of Carolyn Bridger. Brianna also studied percussion and performed in marching bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles and made appearances at Disney World and Epcot. After moving to Healdsburg five years ago, Brianna opened a piano studio where she taught students ages 5 years and older. Brianna teaches and performs all over the San Francisco Bay area for local weddings and private events.
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