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Mike E.

Mike E.

★★★★★
★★★★★
2 Reviews
Carnegie, PA

Drum

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Mike E.

Background Check: Last verified 09/20/2013
Mike passed a background check on 09/20/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

I am a professional percussionist and recording engineer with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Duquesne University. I have been playing for 14 years and am versed in in many drumming styles including rock, funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. As a recording engineer I have recorded every genre from classical to metal. I cover everything from sound theory and physics to hands on application.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning lessons involve the rudimentary study of rhythm and their application to drumming as a whole. Building a sense of independence in each hand so that both are equally as comfortable and strong will be emphasized. From their students will learn the intricacies of the drumset and develop a sense of interdependence between their limbs. I will start the student with a general overview of all the different styles and as they progress we will focus in on their preferred style. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to play with other musicians and I will accompany the student on either piano or guitar.

For recording and music technology students, beginners will start with a broad overview of what studies encompasses these fields. From their we will focus in on the students topic of choice and begin with practical application to get students working with the tools and technology available to them. Afterwards, we will move into more advanced studies including sound theory, physics, digital formats, etc.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: computer work station for recording, drum set and percussion instruments, parents can sit in lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
-I provide sticks, other small percussion instruments
-students should provide their own primary instrument in case of large instruments

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I cover all genres and styles for percussion/drums and can work with any recording/music technology hardware/software setup.

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Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael is an extremely competent and intelligent teacher. He was able to quickly assess my skill level and provide instruction accordingly. His knowledge of sound production technology is impressive. Michael is easy to understand and a great teacher. May 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patient and Systematic Mike is an awesome instructor. He was very patient with me and systematically took me through the basics of hand-drumming. I am looking forward to practicing more and making enough progress to impress Mike the next time we meet up! April 2, 2011