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Danny B.

Danny B.

5.0
(2)

I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are not learning quickly enough. I generally work as a for hire musician playing for various acts in the styles of rock, funk, blues, jazz, and even movie scores. I have toured throughout California and have had the privilege to open for such artists as A Flock of Seagulls, Jennifer Leitham, Daniel Glass, and Jack Sheldon. I have recorded drums for movies including Stomp the Yard, and Obsessed; played with acts such as Big Dave LIttle, Brett Copeland, and Kenji Igus. I have played with such jazz musicians including Richard Simon and Roger Neumann. I attended the AVPA from 2006 to 2009 and have a degree in Psychology. *** Lesson Details *** In the lesson setting I want the student to become as comfortable with the drums as possible. I like to maintain a relaxed environment, allowing the student to move at his or her own pace. This in mind, I believe the fundamentals are the most important to learn. Students will first learn the basic hand techniques needed for accomplished drum playing, before moving on to more complex ideas behind groove, and feel. Reading music and keeping effective time will be emphasized in early lessons. I also like to teach students that drums are a musical instrument that is typically played with other musicians. A student will learn how to play and interact well with other musicians in a variety of musical settings. I use a combination of books for teaching including: Syncopation by Ted Reed The All-American Drummer by Charley Wilcoxon The Drummer's Bible by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone I will also use various drum charts and exercises as well as the use of videos and recordings. After 3 to 6 months a student will be able to read drum notation and rhythms at a competent level and will be able to play basic drum beats on the drum kit as well as have a basic understanding of how to play with other musicians in various styles of music. *** Studio Equipment *** Equipment includes two drumsets, drum pads, sticks, and instructional material. *** Travel Equipment *** Can bring drums if necessary, would prefer to bring a drum pad. Expect the student to have drums. *** Specialties *** Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues

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Thomas H.

Thomas H.

5.0
(3)

Hello Students/Parents I am an energetic, enthusiastic teacher who cares deeply about the student's musical learning experience. My music studies began in Louisville with well-regarded teachers John Roy (drumset) and Rick Mattingly (percussion). I later studied music at Bellarmine College and the University of Louisville School of Music. As a professional musician I have shared the bandstand with countless masters of jazz, rock and blues. A partial list includes legend jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney, vocalist Helen Hume (sang with Count Basie), local guitar legend Jeff Sherman, rhythm and blues group Backstreets, and many more. My hope is that my passion for music, experience, enthusiasm, and caring attitude will be a winning combination for my students. *** Lesson Details *** You can expect a teacher who is dedicated to helping the student realize his or her potential. My preference is to combine music reading, technique, and real-world playing experience; encouraging progress, but working at the student's pace. Reading music is important to the music student--since it is the language all of us musicians use. Some students may not care to read, and that is okay. We can work on technique and specific drum styles and patterns. All students are welcome to bring their music preferences to our lessons but I will usually attempt to expand the student's repertoire. Lesson materials include: method books covering reading, styles, technique; specific songs suggested by either student or teacher; and materials written by the teacher. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in nice office studio which is located on the first floor of our Highlands home. Full keyboard available for the piano lessons. *** Travel Equipment *** The student will need to have his/her instrument. I will provide music samples and method books or list of books the student should buy. Drum set, drums pads, and/or electronic drum set, xylophone, and percussion instruments supplied in teacher's studio. *** Specialties *** My strongest genres include jazz, jazz rock, latin jazz, rock, blues, and country but I teach others as well. I help the student build on the basics, creating a strong foundation, and then we branch out... .

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$30.00/30mins
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Andrew B.

Andrew B.

5.0
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$45.00/30mins
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$28.00/30mins
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