As a drum instructor, I use a groove orientated approach to get the students deep in the pocket, I teach students how to sight read the Drum set Legend. I organize beats into 4 (four) main categories (classic rock, modern rock, hip-hop, and rap, as well as additional styles) while also breaking down each category into, a multitude of sub-styles. I stress the importance of developing a good hand technique, with snare drum rudiments, good hand and foot technique with drum set rudiments, and poly-rhythmic technique with poly-rhythmic rudiments. I believe drum lessons should not just be so tedious, so I usually assign a simple song or two to keep the students interest and allow creative process through improvisation, all the while providing different ride cymbal patterns to gain the ability to play along with any rhythm on the bass drum and snare.
I picked up the drums at an early age. Played in a bunch of bands growing up. The drums are such a fun and physical instrument, using your whole body. The energy it brings is truly unmatched. I will guide you step by step in playing a full drum kit, learning limb independence to create rocking drum beats.
Beginning students will begin studying from the book "Progressive Drum Grooves" by Craig Lauritsen which he/she will be required to have each lesson.
Although instructor will have drumsticks, brushes etc. students should carry them along for every lesson.
A drum set or practice pad will be a very crucial part in seeing growth from our lessons.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Standard sized 5 piece Mapex Drum Set with cymbals.
(2nd Kit) "ideal for young children"
Fusion sized Mapex drum set with cymbals. 18" bass drum
The lesson room also has a PA system for CD/MP3 player capabilities.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide practice pad if needed. If student is learning the drum set they will need to supply for in-home lessons.
I've been teaching Music for 5 plus years and my students have gone on to accomplish great things. My goal and challenge for every student is to teach them how to play, read and listen to music. This will enable them the ability to play any song and any style of music. I specialize in Jazz, R&B and Classical. Typically I learn my students leaning habits whether its hands on or visual and their attention span, so I can't effectively teach my students. I Can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching Drums for 7 years and my students have gone on to play professionally som even major in universities in music. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play along to a song with basic rock beats and as time goes on you'll be able to play to your favorites. I specialize in Rock, Latin, Funk, Jazz and I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
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