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The Effects of Percussion on Education

By Patty N. - Houston Drums Teacher

As a percussion instructor and teacher of Houston drum lessons, I have seen firsthand how learning percussion affects other areas of education. The skills needed to read percussion music are also needed in reading, rhythm, mathematics, and many other areas of "everyday" education. My students have all improved their reading skills, and in turn their grades as well.

When I start teaching my students percussion as part of their Houston drum lessons, the very first thing I work on is counting and reading ahead. In order to keep a steady tempo, lead a group of musicians, and play with musicality and dynamics, a drummer needs to be able to read ahead and know what is coming in the next few measures. This transfers directly into their studies. When reading a story or even a history lesson, reading one word at a time would not make any sense. You read a sentence or a paragraph to understand what the story is about. In percussion, you can't play one note at a time; you have to play measures, phrases, and stanzas.

The next area I work on is counting. In each measure, there is a certain amount of beats, and many ways to fill those beats. Drummers have to be able to add to 3 or 4 beats in many different ways, including fractions such as quarters, halves and eighths. This is not just basic math; it goes into algebra, geometry and more advanced math as well.

The biggest improvement I see in my percussion students as a result of their Houston drum lessons is their general reading skills. My students WANT to read. They enjoy reading everything from newspapers to new books from the library. They look forward to picking up a new story, and most importantly, they enjoy reading new music. The look on my student’s faces when they sight read a new line correctly (without my help!) is priceless. The pride my students get from being able to play an instrument is very rewarding and makes teaching music more than just a job; it turns it into a hobby and a great way to spend my free time!

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Kerry M.

Houston, TX

About Kerry

I am a Biology student at Texas Southern University with a minor in music. I am a band leader, singer, songwriter, percussionist, bassist and guitarist. I have been a contract music teacher for over 10 years. I have taught music in various schools from 1st grade to high school in the Houston Independent School District, Spring Branch Independent School District and several charter schools throughout the Greater Houston Area. I have instructed and led large guitar ensembles 25+, percussion ensembles, a pop/ rock/ stage band, an elementary school choir, one on one private lessons, etc. I have de
signed curriculum and written lesson plans.

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Fun lessons based on your personal favorite songs and music. You'll be exposed to and learn different styles of popular music. After a few months and a personal commitment to practice, students will have a thorough understanding of the musical instrument they are studying and how to sight read.
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Kerry M.

Kerry M.

Houston, TX 77021
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$29 / 30-min
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Jeremiah L.

Houston, TX

I have been playing drums for 18 years, and have been teaching 8 years.

I have tons of energy during lessons that mixes well for the younger students.
For older students I have the chops to catch their attention.

My curriculum ranges on the needs of the student. I have everything from developing better grooves, more independence, chops, or simply learning how to play different styles.
My goal during my lessons is dependent on the student. Not only do I want to help achieve personal goals, but I too want to help give the gift of being able to develop personal style. I feel that as a teacher, when my student is capable of achieving their playing desire on their own, I have enabled them to be a life long self sufficient musician.

My teaching style is very informative and demonstrative. I love being able to view the problems the student is facing and create a lesson to help overcome those obstacles.

About Jeremiah

As a Musicians Institute graduate, I've learned from exceptional drummers in the Los Angeles music industry. I gained and learned many tricks of the trade and can offer the same quality education to anyone. As a student myself, I realized that having great sound, solid timing and grove are just as essential as having cool beats to play. There are more technicalities to drumming than being able to play fast or having the best chops.
Aside from learning how to play drums, knowing how to think about music, how to listen to music, and how to study music will give a great foundation to any studen
t of any style.

I first like to determine the students ability and understanding by working on a few coordination exercises and reading exercises.
From a good foundation, I build a curriculum, and deter any obstacles by constantly changing my approach to further and benefit the student playing.
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Jack G. June 26, 2016
Drum · In home
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Jeremiah is very professional and has a great demeanor for kids.
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Sean June 24, 2016
Drum · In home
An excellent teacher who takes the time to teach practical skills and techniques that can be used in an array of situations.
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Veronica G. April 1, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Jeremiah is a great teacher! I like that he takes his time to explain everything to my son in a way it makes sense to him. He's caring and patient.
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Jeremiah L.

Houston, TX 77043
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$30 / 30-min
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Marty N.

Houston, TX

I will help the student to develop his/her playing, music reading skills, sense of meter, ear training, stick technique, double bass drum technique, and to feel comfortable with his/her playing, and how to work productively in an ensemble situation.

About Marty

Hello, future drummers! I have many years of experience in teaching, playing live performances/touring, and recording. I am a professional drummer, specializing in the rock genre', but I also have extensive concert band and marching band experience. Whether you want to learn the mechanics and technique of drumming or if you just want to be able to play along to your favorite song, I can help you accomplish your goals!
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Rick June 11, 2016
You will first meet Marty Naul, the professional musician. Then you will get to know Marty as a friend; a most affable and humorous man. When the band Chameleon hired him as our drummer, as a bass guitarist, I knew immediately the rhythm section of our band was in good hands, but the rest of the band soon discovered what else we had found, as Marty took the lead in structuring disciplined rehearsals in our approach to presenting our original music. Marty is the exception to the rule "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach". Marty is the best drummer I have ever played with, and his musical education gives him the tools to teach at all levels, from beginner to advanced drumming. But Marty will also bring more to the drum lessons, the attribute of what I have already alluded to; the skill of relating to and cooperating with fellow musicians and band mates. Congratulations for bringing Marty into your world!
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Marty N.

Houston, TX 77055
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$30 / 30-min
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Marlone C.

Houston, TX

I have been a professional drummer since the age of 16. I comes from the island of St Lucia and was the top drummer for many festivals, competitions and performances. I have traveled the world playing for many famous musicians and worked onboard Princess Cruises for 3 years providing nightly entertainment to the guests. I have recently moved to Houston, TX and loves teaching music to beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

About Marlone

I have been a professional drummer since the age of 16. I comes from the island of St Lucia and was the top drummer for many festivals, competitions and performances. He has traveled the world playing for many famous musicians and worked onboard Princess Cruises for 3 years providing nightly entertainment to the guests. He has recently moved to Houston, TX and loves teaching music to beginning, intermediate and advanced students.
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Marlone C.

Houston, TX 77064
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$20 / 30-min
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Tyler D.

Magnolia, TX

I use skillful integrated lesson plans like muscle memory, Audio and hands on lessons along with books and the usual homework to keep practiced and on point. "Practice and passion make perfect"

About Tyler

Ambitious to gain great students and apply vital knowledge, teaching them an amazing passion and skill I love so much.
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Tyler D.

Tyler D.

Magnolia, TX 77354
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$15 / 30-min

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