I fell in love with the drums when I was 2 years old but I had to wait until I turned 7 to get my first drum set. And ever since then I have never put my sticks down. I love playing the drums and I love music! I've been in Orchestras and Symphonies. I've been in Rock bands, Jazz bands and Marching bands. I've played in groups as small as 2 and as large as 200! Music has allowed me to travel to lots of places and to meet lots of people. I even got to write music for films and cartoons & record with other great musicians! Music has been an amazing gift to me...
And now I want to share that gift with as many new people as I possibly can. I love teaching just as much as I love playing. I still get to travel and I always get to meet new and interesting people. But the best part is that I get to share music with anyone who wants to learn it & we get to play and listen to great music every day.
I hope I always get to be a musician and I hope I always get to have a great job like teaching. :)
I really look forward to meeting you and working together.
*** Lesson Details ***
My style of teaching is to focus on each person's natural strengths so we can get used to playing and learning with confidence. We're going to jump right in and play from day 1.
I want to learn about you and what your goals are. Weather you're a beginner joining a school band or you want to go pro & play in a touring group, I want to create a solid foundation that will help you learn how to overcome boundaries.
EVERYONE can learn to read music. I barely learned how when I turned 22. I'm going to teach you to read in the the simplest way possible (which is how I learned)
We will also focus on training our ears and to use our listening skills to a greater level so that we can learn to improvise and create music.
All of my students eventually learn how to play together in a band with other musicians. I often invite other students, as well as professionals to come together in my studio to jam and learn songs as a band. We even play concerts and shows sometimes!
Most importantly, we are going to learn about STYLES. Because every one has a unique voice and style. I want to help you find your own voice so that you can express yourself and stand out. And if you already have your own style, then I want to share some time proven techniques with you so that your style can sound it's best.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Fully equipped studio with drums, guitars & keyboards.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have their own drums to practice on at home between lessons. I provide sheet music and on occasion sticks or what ever little things they might need.
*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach and play various styles including:
Concert Percussion, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Latin (salsa, merengue, cumbia, etc.) Hip-Hop and R&B. i really like to teach a little of each to all my students but i mostly focus on whatever style each particular student enjoys.