-Warm ups, hand + foot technique, rudiments and how they are applied to the drum set in musical situations
-Stick control and 4 way coordination exercises
-Drum set reading & chart interpretation including appropriate set ups and fills for section and ensemble figures
-Time feel, playing with a metronome.
-Groove, fill, and solo vocabulary for any style including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Blues, R&B, Hip-hop, Reggae, Country, Punk, Heavy Metal and more
-Correlation between grooves, fills, solos, and phrase lengths
-Orchestral and marching snare drum reading and techniques
-Dynamics, playing musically, getting different sounds out of the drums and cymbals. Utilization of brushes, bamboo "hot rods," and mallets
-Philosophical aspects of drumming and musical in general as well as helpful music business advice
-Learn to play any song you want!
I have two passions in life: Music and helping others. Teaching music is the best of both worlds for me. My goal with music has always been to inspire others the way other great musicians have inspired me. I believe music lessons can benefit everyone in someway. Music is a combination of art and math and is a positive way for anyone to express themselves. Can you imagine a world without it? How boring and monotonous!
Taylor D. is a Los Angeles based drummer/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and music educator. Since graduating from Musicians Institute’s Drum Program in 2010, Taylor has toured across the U.S. and internationally, tracked drums on major motion picture soundtracks and critically acclaimed records, and has made a number of appearances performing on national broadcast television.
Bands/Artists I have worked with or currently work with: Hunter Hunted, Lady Davnville, Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), Hayley Kiyoko, Body Parts, The Silver Lake Chorus, Monogem, Father Tiger, & more...
Taylor is a private drum, guitar, and bass instructor for Foothills Music Academy
Taylor is a private drum, guitar, and bass instructor for Altadena Academy Of Music.