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I started studying the Drums when I was a teenager. I wanted to learn in order to improve my rhythm and timing on the guitar but I fell in love with the drums and continued private lessons and studied on my own so that I could create and record my own material. I started teaching in 2009 and have worked with over 100 students. Some of my favorite drummers are Chad Smith from RHCP's, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Taylor from Queen, and many many more. There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, Railroad media, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac. I use Pearl drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Roland electronic set, Sabian pad, LP cow bell and bongos, Vick Firth sticks, Tama Iron cobra double bass pedal, Evens and Remo heads. It usually takes around 2 - 3 months for beginner to start catching on and be able to play beats, rudiments, and songs. It really depends on how much the student practices. It's my goal to help each student become the musician they desire to be. My philosophy is to teach my students to be smart musicians. What I mean by that is, it does you no good if you can play a song but don't know what you are actually doing. So, I teach students to be smart musicians in case they decide to write their own music or join a band. I have not won any music awards yet, but I have had people use my bands demo music in some commercial videos online and my lead guitarist Brian Gresh played on American Idol with "Queen" and toured with them for 2 years. We are working on recording an Album and the sky is the limit.
With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others. Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship. Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is made. He is currently performing and writing with Divinity Roxx (Beyonce, Victor Wooten), Elle Winston, Kate Vargas and others. He has and continues to play on amazing stages around the world. He would love to empower you with music.
I have been performing and teaching professionally for 25 years. I am a Music Graduate from the University of North Texas. I have performed and recorded with many artists including Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Patti Labelle and Larry Carlton. I specialize in drum set, school band, jazz band, auditions, and drumline. I focus on what the individual student wants from lessons (learning songs, preparing for auditions or to be in a band, technique, reading, etc). Some of my students have gone on to University of North Texas and Berklee School of Music. I have students that play with King Diamond, Collective Soul, Paul Rogers (Bad Compay)... I have performed on television including Americas got Talent.
I gig, teach, and tour, full time as a drummer living in NYC. I've played drums for over 13 years and studied with numerous teachers across the country. I perform rock, gospel, funk, jazz, country, and pop music for audiences all over and can help students identify specific, tailored, course work to help them in whatever genre. My goal is to help students of all ages and abilities sift through the ocean of content to find the *right* challenges for them so they can play what they want to play. This if my life, this is what I love. I look forward to working with you!
I have taught drums for ten years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.