This is a Preschool class offered. I have taught this Rhythm and Pulse class to children as young as 1 year old and I teach up through 6 years old depending on the child.
What I work on is helping the student build Rhythm, and Pulse (or Tempo) For this age group the children are getting hands-on play with up to 15 different instruments. Each lesson reinforces each other to help the student develop what are called "Preplaying" Skills.
These skills include but are not limited to:
Fine Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills
And SO MUCH MORE.
While drum set is my forte, I have strengths in keyboard percussion (marimba, xylophone, etc.), timpani, concert percussion, and basic world music. The more well-rounded you are, the better off you'll be!
OK, everything is percussion! But certain ones require certain techniques.....and this is what I spent my college years doing when I wasn't trying to meet girls. I can help with most Latin drums, all orchestra percussion, and vibes/xylophone/marimba.
Drums have been such a wonderful supplement to my overall musicianship (piano primarily) that I continually practice my old rudiments and practice random percussion instruments on a daily basis. Even though I do not have a degree in drums, I teach them (and play) well.
I have been teaching drums for 8 years now, and have been fortunate enough to play in many different styles of bands, including alternative, jazz, marching (snare and quints), pop, country and more.
Students can expect rapid growth from my lessons as well as having a great time and enjoying music!
Cuban, Caribbean, Classical, and Brazilian percussion. Published author and experienced clinician. From very beginners to professional performers welcome.
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