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With over 10 years of experience with all ages. I use a combination of method books and real live jamming to give students the full picture of what it means to play drums. Students can learn their favorite music, and get a chance to perform it with professional musicians. Regarding hand drums: While living in Brazil or West Africa, I learned authentic hand drum techniques and have stacks of notebooks with materials for learning the music of Latin America, West Africa, and the Caribbean.
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Drum Set Beginner:
Care and tuning of the instrument (including snare, tom toms, and bass drum).
Proper positioning of the drum set.
Development of good hand and foot technique.
Style studies for the drum set; rock, alternative, funk, commercial, gospel, etc…
Develop time-keeping skills by working with a metronome and click tracks.
Style studies – students can pick from various styles such as rock, funk, commercial, jazz, Brazilian, and World Beat etc…
Enhance time keeping skills by working with a metronome and click tracks.
Introduction to 4-way independence which includes linear, and layered drumming.
Students begin to learn how to be creative in developing endless ideas on the set for grooves and or solos.
Double bass drumming concepts.
Introduction to transcribing rhythms for the drum set.
Continue style studies of rock, funk commercial, jazz, Brazilian, Cuban and World rhythms.
Continue 4-way independence ...
I started when I was 10. My first performance was on a single snare drum and a cymbal at the 5th grade talent show, we performed Get Back by The Beatles. From there I became influenced by other drummers and wanted to be the best that I can. I started teaching drum lessons quite a while ago (maybe 10 years?) and have loved it ever since.
Experienced drum teacher of 20 years available for students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of drum set technique and skills. Each student is unique so lessons are customized based on the interests and goals of the student.
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