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percussion and tempo recognition. techniques and style variation
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 have been playing and performing music for over 20 years. My greatest strength is the drum-set, with a focus on funk and all sub-genres of rock music. I promise I will have you playing a simple groove by the end of the first lesson; in time we will move in the stylistic direction of the students choice. The ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself. I believe in educating the students in not only the performance of the instrument, but the theory behind it.
Students will learn that the percussion is the heartbeat (tempo) of the band or ocherstra. They would learn how to stay on tempo with difficult ryhtems. Students will also learn at least two to three new rudiments per lesson.
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dy for me and all of his other students. Many years ago, I was lucky enough to have a professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at UCLA who had the ability to provide the perfect amount of background, not too much, not too little, in his graduate courses so that no matter what the student’s undergraduate degree was in, there was never a problem with them understanding the newly introduced graduate level concepts. And now, I am lucky enough that I found a drum instructor who was willing to take on an old guy (remember the many, many years ago stuff above ) and work around my problems with arthritis, senior moments, bad vision, and an occasional decrease in motivation. While I am probably his oldest student (a distinction I could have lived without), I have listened to him work with several younger, in some cases way younger, students and he is another one of those special people who can teach. Not everybody can teach. Of those that can, many don’t teach well. And, of those that can teach well, not all of them can teach well to people with a broad range of backgrounds, skill sets, motivations, and ages. Tony has the ability to teach well, no matter what your circumstances."
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