Austin G.

Austin G.

8 Reviews
Rockville, MD

About Austin G.

Background check: Last verified 10/30/2014
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Austin teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2010
Last sign in: 2 days ago
Average response time: 7 hours

Overview

Music is something that everyone can share and express themselves through, and i want to help everyone to find that avenue of expression! I studied drums at the Drummers Collective in New York City, where i studied several genres of music. I play everything from rock, jazz, soul, R&B, Caribbean, and Latin music. If a student is interested in a certain style of music i would be happy to dive into that further, or explore other genres that may peek interest. The difference between me and many other teachers is that i genuinely love teaching and watching my students grow as players and musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm here to motivate students to be the best they can be, and to answer any questions or concerns they may have about their instrument. I teach out of several books that will help develop and improve, technique, reading, and listening skills. Unlike some, i don't just "go through the motions" when teaching. I like to adapt to the students specific style of learning, so they have fun while developing a solid understanding of the material as well as practice habits. I also distribute recommended listening and encourage students to create their own rhythms and/or songs to develop musical creativity. My goal as a teacher is to cater to the wants and needs of the student, as well as create a solid foundation of rhythm and music history.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drum sets. One electric and one acoustic. Congas and bongos. Piano and bass guitar. Open and comfortable space with plenty of room for a parent to sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
metronome, and practice pads

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean

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Education

Certificate Mar 2008 - Jul 2010
The Collective School of Music
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8 Reviews on Austin G.

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Renee M. Jun 15, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Austin is a terrific teacher. He has a very fun, comfortable rapport with my son, and does a great job of tailoring each lesson to his skill and interest level.
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Rami S. Apr 18, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Cool and knowledgable

Austin is a great teacher, patient and knowledgable. The lessons go fast as we practice techniques and music styles. Highly recommended!
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Aleks S. Sep 21, 2012
Drum
Verified Student
Highly Recommend Austin G

Austin is a wonderfully knowledgable and experienced drummer and teacher. He has been great with our son and makes the learning fun!
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Rami S. Sep 18, 2012
Verified Student
Austin G. - Drums teacher

No pressure and kind. Very patient and full of ideas to break down pieces to comprehensible pieces. Highly recommended.
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Charlie Y. Sep 3, 2012
Verified Student
He knows how to teach

Austin is great teacher. Before I met him, I never touched a real drum yet. However, after 3 lessons with him, I can play with a piece of rock music of Elton John. He can find different options to practice the same routine and help overcome rookie's common mistakes. Great drummer teacher!
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laurak Apr 26, 2012
Austin is a wonderful instructor. He is very warm and has a ton of patience.
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MarilynL Nov 16, 2011
Rhythm tutorial for music therapist

I wanted to learn how to "translate" popular rhythms for drum kit into rhythms that could be played on one djembe drum and a temple block set. Austin was extremely knowledgeable, creative and professional in his approach. I have already taught some of the rhythms he showed me to some of my clients, and they are enjoying it very much.
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MarinaR1 Dec 31, 2010
Playing drums is fun

Austin is a great instructor, he makes lessons fun and you can learn how to play a song of your choice after a few lessons.