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Popular Drum Teachers Near Richmond

Geoff B.

Richmond, VA
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Rolando H.

Richmond, VA
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA
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Geoff B. Richmond, VA

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Geoff is an drummer, teacher, music producer, and recording engineer at RVA Drums. He specializes in drum set and percussion performance and instruction. He also provides music recording services for musicians and bands as well as modern music production tutoring for Ableton Live.

A graduate of University of Richmond, Geoff is a practicing musician of over 20 years, and now plays professionally up and down the east coast in several bands. He has studied rhythm and drumming from some of the who's who of drum instructors including, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood), Rich Thompson (Eastman School of Music), Tobias Ralph (NYC Drummers Collective), Howard Curtis (University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria), and Tony Martucci (Virginia Commonwealth) among others.

Geoff uses a tailored approach in a modern creative manner that allows each unique client to create their own path and begin achieving their music goals in a simple, fun and strategic way.

Geoff has shared the stage with a multitude of inspiring musicians and bands including drummers Johnny Rabb (Biodisel), Allen Aucion (Disco Biscuits), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Darren Shearer (The New Deal), KJ Sawka (Conspirator), and Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood) among many others.

*** Lesson Details ***
Geoff's teaching format combines the tried and true traditional methods of the masters with the most modern tools of today's music arena. Each student has a different set of goals, a different personality, and a different experience level and Geoff has teaching formulas that truly customize each lesson experience to fully engage and inspire the student.

By using video, audio, demonstration, books, computers, other musicians, and an array of other unconventional tools Geoff is able to help his students reach their maximum potential while having a fully engaging enjoyed experience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide: full drum set(s), percussion, recording equipment, keyboard, drum machine, video camera, teaching materials and more.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide: drum(s), cymbal(s), percussion, drum machine, video camera, teaching materials and more.

*** Specialties ***
Learn to play solo and with a band. In one or all of these styles:

Rock, Hiphop, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, African,
Electronic genres (including Trance, Dub, Garage, ect)
Bluegrass, Folk, and Reggae, and more

Rolando H. Richmond, VA

Subjects Taught

Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Djembe, Drum, Table Tennis, Tennis

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide a drum

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in West African Cultural Dance and Drum

Jonathan G. Richmond, VA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Drum, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Upright Bass

About Me

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.

I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.

I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
Electric Piano
Electric Bass
French Horn

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.

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