Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly with singer/songwriter Matthew Jude, reggae bands SolRising and Bodhi Rock, and funk with Tang Gang. She also performed with Gwen Stefani on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show.
Joan earned her Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. She studied with Lynn Vartan, Michael Packer, Randy Drake, Michael Carney, Dave Gerhart, Brad Dutz, Ricky Lawson, and Mike Shapiro.
*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons focus on technique, reading, and application. I will provide the student with reading/technique exercises to practice between lessons. My teaching will adjust according to the student's level, pace, and goals. As the student progresses, we will work on transcribing songs and learning advanced styles.
My goal for my students is to have an understanding on how to use their instrument, develop versatility, discover who they are as a musician, and have fun along the way!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drumset, congas, bongos, cajon, auxiliary percussion.
*** Specialties ***
All styles of drumset, hand percussion.
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