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In these lessons our focus is mainly on hand drumming, teaching the student techniques and styles for various styles of hand drums from around the world including; Cajon, Bongos, Congas, Djembe, etc...
- Develop good time keeping skills by playing with a metronome or click track or all ready recorded music
- Study basic hand strokes specific to the student’s type of drum
- Learn proper hand position
- Gain knowledge of the origins and history of various types of hand drums
- Play and read rhythms specific to the student’s type of drum
- Learn the proper way to hold and position drums
For past 8 years, I've been teaching students Pre K- 8th grade to play percussion instruments to create a rhythm and keep a beat. They were taught to explore different percussion instruments. As a music student, you'll learn about drums, tambourines, xylophones, and other instruments you strike, shake, or rub to make music. You will also learn the types and parts of percussion instruments and then explore how pitch changes based on the size of the air column.
I can teach set playing as well as concert percussion, including classical snare, marimba, vibraphone, etc.
Students will be shown proper techniques and fundamentals if starting out, or suggest corrections to technique for further improvement. Music reading for those who need/want to know how, and a thorough understanding of musical theory necessary for the applications studied. Let's face it, drumming/percussion is fun and you get out of it what you put into it. I will continually try to motivate you to practice and improve, so that you can share in the enjoyment I have from learning such a fun skill.
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