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-Proper sitting & standing posture
- Care & tuning of snare drum
- Proper grips and hand placement
- Stone & Moeller technique
-Basic rudiments development single stroke, double stroke, open stroke rolls, single, double, triple paradiddles, flams, flam taps, flamadiddle, flam accent, ruff family
- Reading simple rhythms & notes, whole, half, quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 8ths note triplets and 16ths note triplets
- Develop time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track
- Intermediate drum set book
- Reading various time signatures
- More style studies such as, reggae, latin, gospel, rock, jazz, blues, samba, r&b etc...
- Enhance time keeping skills, working with a metronome or click track
- Use of brushes, mallets and hot rods on drum set
- Double bass drumming concepts
- Development creativity and endless ideas on the drum set for grooves, solos and drum fills
My musical career started at age 3 when my parents placed a pair of drum sticks in my hands. I started playing drums in church and then progressed to play in middle school where I was part of the jazz band and orchestra. With some very early lessons, I begin to blossom into a skillful drummer. I then continued to play in bands in high school and, in addition, became a member of the Milford Mill Academy Marching Band. In my sophomore year, I became the section leader of the drum line where I played & mastered the snare drum. I have 2 degrees in music theory from Deer Park Magnet school and Morgan State University. I have performed with many bands from all different musical genres such as gospel, funk, pop, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, reggae, and R&B. In 2004 I became the only ...
Aside from teaching various styles of music on drum set, I also teach more classical type percussion (including mallet percussion)
I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservatory (Masters). I can teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether its a certain style, genre, technique or song.
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My lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method book appropriate to their skill level. Aside from that we'll also spend time learning songs and pieces of the students choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your ...
I began my musical instruction as an instrumentalist, so I have years of performing and teaching experience in drums, guitar, piano, and beyond. Feel free to contact me about these other exciting musical opportunities! I use Alfred's instructional method books for children and apply a more intensive and exciting teaching plan for adults. As always, my teaching is fun and holistic while also being approachable and results-oriented. Let's get started!
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My passion for performing and teaching brought me to TakeLessons as a way to enrich the Baltimore community (and beyond through Skype lessons!) and help individual students perform at their best. As an operatic performer, I thoroughly understand the importance of building a strong technical background for any level of singing or professional speaking. My other skills, like instrumental instruction, studying skills, accent reduction, and academic preparation are all offered through TakeLessons as well. As a teacher, I love having fun in lessons and building strong connections with my students at absolutely any level. My personal musical performing experiences span opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, and R&B. I am so excited to share my knowledge and ...
I have a degree in Music Education, and I am a percussionist. I took lessons in college while pursuing a Masters Degree in conducting. I have performed countless solos and studied many method books in all areas of percussion including mallets, timpani, snare drum, and drum set.
I earned a Bachelors in Music Education as a percussionist in 2006 at Mansfield University. I took lessons for 8 semesters with three different teachers, so I have various teaching styles I can choose from. Also, as a music ed major I took classes on flute, clarinet, sax, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, strings, and multiple piano classes.
I then went on to be a band director for 6 years. During that time I was able to give my students private and group lessons on their instruments. In addition, I had a couple private students on guitar, drums, and piano.
I left the classroom to pursue a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting at Mansfield University. I played in the marching band, wind ensemble, and orchestra while working on my masters ...
I focus on classical percussion with some drum set. For more details please feel free to contact me.
I am a former instrumental music teacher in the Catholic school system. I have been teaching in some way, shape or form for the past 18 years. For those students interested in any of my crafting lessons, I have been making crafts since I was too young to remember. My methods of teaching vary depending on the student and what they need to succeed. Please let me know if you have issues with animals, I can put them in another part of the house. I have both cats and a dog.
I've been teaching drums for many years and have had the pleasure of seeing students grow into new roles they would have never imagined for themselves.
I feel that students learn best when lessons are enjoyable and that's what I like to provide.
Students learn to read music, play rudiments, interpret "charts" (or instrumental parts.)
School drummers and percussionists also learn about timpani and mallets (bells.)
Most importantly, they learn about the art of playing with other musicians.
Diane R. has a B.A. in music and has many years of experience teaching all levels and styles of drumming.
Currently, she is a staff sergeant with the Maryland Defense Force Band and has played twice for the White House.
Diane is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.
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