Hi! My name is Al! I've been playing drums for about 11 years now, I started playing at the age of 12 when my parents bought me my first drum set. Since then drumming has been my life, everything from playing in numerous bands, drum competitions, private teaching, and National US Tours. Leaving my home town of Brownsville, TX behind, I moved out to L.A Summer of 2008 to attend the Los Angeles Music Academy, where I received my Associates Degree in Music Performance. I currently teach private lessons and I gig around town with various artists. I have lots of musical knowledge that Iv'e obtained by studying with LA's Top Drummers. I'd love to pass down my knowledge only to benefit you in your drum learning experience. If you're just a beginner, only want to take lessons for fun, or more advanced. My lessons will help you get where you need to be. I look forward in meeting all of you. All the best.
*** Lesson Details ***
I'm more of a laid back kind of teacher, However I am strict when it comes to how much a student is practicing. I like to teach out of the curriculum I received while studying at the LA Music Academy such as, Rock drumming and Playing Techniques, which includes everything from hand technique, bass drum technique, how to hold the sticks, drum set reading, and snare drum solos. After 3-6 months of my lessons, you will notice a major improvement not only in your playing, but also your sound. Even your friends and family will notice how much you've improved. You will be able to jump up on stage and Rock like there is no tomorrow.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Seating for parents, one drum kit, studio/room area
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide drum sticks and a practice pad. The student must have a drum kit, or at least a snare drum.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock drumming, but I teach all styles such as, Jazz, Funk, Afro-Cuban, etc. I base my lessons around the students favorite bands or songs. For example if he/she likes AC/DC. I'll be teaching all of their favorite AC/DC songs. I find that this keeps the student excited and motivated to learn more on drums. I also teach proper playing technique and drum set positioning.
I have 4yrs of teaching experience in private instruction for drums. I have studied myself with many teachers and I have taken what I've learned through them and have applied to my teaching.