I started with a very strong technical background as a Computer Science undergraduate at CMU and have moved entirely into the role of teacher/tutor/mentor. I have a very wide array of teaching and tutoring experience, especially in Math and Science, and have had success with virtually every student. My approach is very personable: I pride myself in getting to know my students' learning preferences and tailoring my style to suit them. I'm very patient and always looking to make tutoring fun as well as productive.
I am a professional percussionist and recording engineer with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Duquesne University. I have been playing for 14 years and am versed in in many drumming styles including rock, funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. As a recording engineer I have recorded every genre from classical to metal. I cover everything from sound theory and physics to hands on application. *** Lesson Details *** Beginning lessons involve the rudimentary study of rhythm and their application to drumming as a whole. Building a sense of independence in each hand so that both are equally as comfortable and strong will be emphasized. From their students will learn the intricacies of the drumset and develop a sense of interdependence between their limbs. I will start the student with a
Since the age of eight, Gordon has spent his life learning, performing, and teaching percussion traditions from all over the world. Beginning with the drum set and later studying concert percussion in college, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Carolina University as well as a master’s degree in percussion performance from East Carolina University. He has completed the coursework for a doctorate in percussion at West Virginia University and is writing his dissertation. As a drum set artist Gordon has more than twenty-five years of professional experience. He has played hundreds of performances in a variety of musical styles, performing in backing bands for artists such as Lionel Hampton, George Benson, Ramsey Lewis, Roy Ayers, and Ronnie Laws. Gordon is ...
Trained as a classical guitarist under Tom Kikta and Irving Kauffman, Eric has performed for years in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Guitar Foundation of America's International competition. Eric is also well versed in jazz and bluegrass styles.
I have been teaching for forty years. I started when I was in high school and my first student was dad's mechanic's son. He was four years old. About two years ago he found me on Facebook and it's a good feeling to know he plays professionally in a Metal Band! I've taught in every city that I have lived in and varied ages and levels from beginner to advanced students that play professionally but wanted to learn jazz for instance.
I am a musician and instructor that enjoys performing and teaching different styles of music. Many students come to me with a specific thing that they want to work on. I am able to design a course to help them reach their goal. With beginning students as they learn the basics and progress they begin to develop interest in certain styles. I look forward to helping them grow and discover why they are interested in the drums.
Teaching for 15+ years
Multiple accredited accolades
Able to adapt to individual student learning style
Extremely patient, organized, fun, and interactive environment.
Taught how to teach by Jazz hall of fame mentor.
Will audition student for free and develop lesson plan for improvement. Will assist with all band pieces, and teach with or without written music. How your child learns is how I will teach.
Drum Captain: North Hills Marching Band 2005 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Recipient 1st Chair in all school bands 2005 Number one improv drummer in PA for two consecutive years (drum set only). My teacher was Jazz Hall of Famer Roger Humphries and Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Jan Fung Recordings, accolades and all national performances verifiable upon request. Versed in Jazz,Rock,Metal,audition pieces, Pop, Blues, and have own studio with VERY well appointed set up. Can also teach on your kit. Can and will pass background check if you choose to have one run.
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