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I play and teach a variety of percussion instruments, including hand drums (congas, tubano, djembe, bongos), xylophone and other toned percussion, shaker-type instruments, tambourine, guiro, etc.
Percussion instruments are a great way to introduce very young children to playing music. In the past, I taught music classes to toddlers and preschoolers, with an emphasis on percussion. I have also taught percussion to teens and adults.
I can work with you on mallet technique (marimba, xylophone, bells, vibraphone, etc.) and help you learn from classical/orchestral, pop, and jazz literature. I can also assist you with learning orchestral snare drum technique. We can work on learning orchestral repertoire as well. A few of the books I use are the Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba, and Vibraphone (Goldenberg), Modern Method for Tympani (Goodman), and Stick Control (Stone). Please see my bio (the "About" section) for my orchestral experience.
I have been a percussionist for the past 15 years, and I have taught percussion for the past 5 years to a wide range of people. I feel deeply passionate about sharing the musical wealth on these instruments; anything can be a percussive sound. We begin by learning the fundamentals of technique and rhythm; a few books I like to use for beginning students include George Lawrence Stone's "Stick Control," Ted Reed's "Progressive Steps to Synchopation," the George Hamilton Green xylophone method book, and Mark Wessels' "Fresh Approach to Drum Set." If you have played before, I am happy to cater to your individual needs in terms of material.
Work on Rudiments to Grooves and Songs.
Worked with Zoro (Lenny Kravitz's drummer)
Toured nationally playing
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