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With 25 years of experience as a professional drummer, you can learn to play many style of music with me such as rock, R&B, funk, hip-hop, jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian music.
In the fall of 1991, with a full scholarship, he attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. He studied jazz drums mainly with Joe Hunt and Jon Hazilla, and orchestral percussion with Dean Anderson. Also, he took many classes in jazz composition and arranging with Gregg Hopkins and Jeff Friedman. He was the recipient of "The Cuccinello Percussion Award" and the "Berklee Percussion Department Achievemen
In the spring of 1995 he earned a Professional Diploma in Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee College.
His ambition to learn and play music made him move to New York City. He continued his studies at The City College of New York, CUNY, NY, and earned a Masters degree in jazz performance in the spring of 2000. There, he studied jazz and contemporary drums with Charli Persip, Kim Plainfield, and Mark Walker. Also, he studied jazz ensemble, and arranging with Grammy award winning bassist Ron Carter.
Currently, as a full-time freelance drummer, he appears at various live music venues in New York City, and around the tri-state area as well. His own jazz band has performed at Arthur's Tavern in Greenwich Village every Tuesday since September 2001, and he has also appeared at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He has also been touring in Tokyo and Kyushu, Japan.
As a sideman, he has performed at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York with the Morris Brothers Band in 2000, and also at the April Jazz Festival in Finland with the Jay Sweeney R&B Experience in 1999. With his wide-ranged interest in music, he plays not only jazz, but also rock, R&B, funk, blues, country, Brazilian and afro-Cuban.
John Scofield, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, Robben Ford, John Petrucci (Dream Theatre), Percy Heath (MJQ), Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, and Barry Harris are among some of the more notable musicians that Yuichi has performed with.
Yuichi is an excellent and experienced educator. He taught drums at the National Guitar Workshop since 1997 and also at the Roosevelt Island School in 2004. His students range from 9 years old to experienced adults. He has clear objectives and a passion for all lessons, units, projects, and is able to share these objectives with his students very clearly. Also, with his skill to plan instruction programs for music that meets individual needs, interests, and abilities of students, he worked for the Jazz Workshop in Yamaguchi, Japan in 2002, 2003, and 2006. There he played a very important role as a program coordinator as well as a translator. At this workshop, he worked with jazz legends, Barry Harris, Richard Davis, and Lewis Nash.
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After so many years since I grabbed a pair of drum sticks for the first time, I still get the same joy and excitement when I play music with drums nowadays. The better I have an idea about music, the more fun I get. It seems that my drumming gets better as long as I have specific goals every time I practice playing drums, and that keeps me wanting to play more.
By teaching how to play drums, I like to share this fun with you. In order to do that, I will make an ideal practice plan specifically designed for you.
If you know what songs you like to play, then I will show you what to practice on drums and how you are doing. It might be helpful if you understand the song in terms of what it consists in term of verses and choruses, chord changes, instrumentation, etc. Whenever you like, I can talk about these things as well. You could take it as a kind of music theory, but I keep in my mind that your primary interest is getting better on drums.
If you do not have particular songs in your mind right now but you want to play drums, No problem. I will be happy to introduce you many different kinds of songs/tunes until you find one to play.
Or if you just want to play some hot drum solos, I sure got some great stuff to work on to it.
Either playing a song or playing just solo drums, I will show you many different techniques to work on, and I will keep watching how you are doing on drumming.
I look forward to meeting you and starting work on building your fun with music!
Thank you for visiting my profile site!
Yuichi (pronounce 'you-each-ee')
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set, PA, guitar/bass amp., keyboard
*** Travel Equipment ***
Snare drum, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar
*** Specialties ***
Drums, Percussion, Electric Bass (beginning to intermediate level), Music Theory, Guitar and Keyboard (beginning level)
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk, Latin includes Afro-Cuban, Brazilian
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Yuichi has been a really great teacher for our 7 years old son. He is very patient and really great with kids. He's made a real effort to get our son interested in drumming and music more generally, introducing to different sounds, rhythms and types of music. My son really enjoys his lesson and is making good progress!
Yuichi inspires you to improve, and shows you how. Simple as that.
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This course is all centered around the art and practice of playing the ever so fun and ubiquitous, drum set.
In it, you will learn and practice coordination exercises taught from some of the best in the world along with explore the ever-so-rewarding skill and gift of how to listen to and practice your groove. There will be discussions geared towards helping to hape the way you play and listen to the ensemble. Accompanying lessons, you will receive progressively more advanced play-alongs. These are songs catered to bring out your current playing skills and show you the path to the next level. They are meant to be forever relevant to your drumming and are not meant to be easy but are guaranteed to be fun.
Students will also learn how to incorporate electronics into ones drum kit, as more and more contemporary acts are doing. They also will learn how to experiment with drum set-ups and playing styles.
Along with learning to play like the champ you are, you will also be taught ...
I look forward to meeting all the different types of players and students on this site.
I am an experienced drummer, percussionist, and composer with over 15 years of playing credits with orchestras, wind ensembles, percussion ensembles, jazz combos, big bands, rock bands, and various other groups. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Music from UC Irvine and am currently working towards a PhD at Brown University. I love teaching and have worked with students from beginner to advanced.
Sample lesson topics:
- Develop a strong foundation
- Focus on coordination and technique
- Practice rudiments and get comfortable playing around the drums
- Work on creative and expressive playing
- Hone in technique around the drum set
- Develop fills, solos, and improvisation
- Explore advanced polyrhythms, cross-rhythms, and odd meters
- Work on limb independence and advanced improvisation
- Develop control over dynamics and fast playing
I have been performing with classical, jazz, and various other groups for over 15 years. I started off on drum set and then expanded to classical and jazz percussion. My teachers include the principal percussionists for the New Moscow Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and Atlanta Opera. I have extensive experience on stage, including shows at the Kennedy Center and a concert tour of Greece, and am an active performer and composer.
I have been teaching lessons for the past 5 years and love working with students of all ages and skill levels. I am very patient and interested in using my skills to help students reach their goals.
I work with students to establish milestones and individualize the structure of lessons to fit student-determined goals. While all students receive similar training in regard
During lessons we will generally play through last week's exercises, talk through any questions the student might have, discuss goals and progress, and come up with a set of assignments for next week. Assignments can include playing exercises out of a book, playing along to recordings, transcribing drum solos, theory assignments, and more.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
My teaching approach combines real-world experience and a studied knowledge of how the brain learns music at different ages. I've been teaching for over 10 years and love teaching students of all ages and levels.
*45 minute lessons are only recommended for students 13 or younger.
Kate has played with Anthony Braxton, Dustin Carlson, Andrew D'Angelo, Kris Davis, Marty Ehrlich, Michael Formanek, Ben Gerstein, Jon Irabagon, Chris Lightcap, Terry McManus, Matt Mitchell, Helado Negro, Ted Reichman, Chris Speed, and the Asphalt Orchestra, and has recorded with Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies and David Aaron's Flip City.
"...[G.'s] inventive drumming...eads the listener into a gentle place." -Step Tempest
"[G.'s] drum work on this [Fortune Songs] is exquisite." -Bird Is The Worm
In addition to being a frequently used sideman and collaborator, Kate also leads bands exploring her own music, which often tend towards dense, long-form compositions with
Kate holds a dual degree in Jazz Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Kate has also studied independently with a host of great drummers, improvisers, and composers, including Dan Weiss, Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Marc Ducret, Miles Okazaki, and John Riley.
Kate has enjoyed teaching drum lessons independently for 10 years and has taught at the NYSMF summer jazz program and several schools.
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-"How can I play this on the drums?"
-"What is this drummer playing here?"
-"Help , my kid makes noise , not music"
DON'T WORRY, you found the right person
Zach has been teaching drums for 8+ years.
EVERY STYLES from rock to reggae , bossa nova , hip hop , groove , gospel , jazz , RnB , blues....
He studied at :
•Agostini School of drums 1996-2007 (in Montigny le Bretonneux , France)
• The American School of Modern Music 2008-2012 (in Paris ,France)
•University of the Arts in 2012 (in Philadelphia ,USA)
He aslo studied with Joe Morello's former student and co-author of Master Studies 2 book and inventor of the Vic Firth Hingestix :
Sam Ruttenberg for 3 years.
He mainly studied privately with today's best jazz drummers :
• Ralph Peterson Jr
• Byron Landham
• Henry Cole
• Ari Hoenig
• Ziv Ravitz
• Ulysses Owens Jr
He plays as a professional drummer between the States and Europe and would love to teach you how to play too !
I have since then lived in Paris , Philadelphia and now New York.
He graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" where I specialized in English and French Literature.
I have been teaching FRENCH and DRUMS for more than 12 years now.
About FRENCH LESSONS : ( section about DRUM LESSONS below )
Most people I've taught come to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"
--- THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)
French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about you.
I can help you with :
• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear
• Grammar / Vocabulary / Verbs
BUT DON'T WORRY , IT WILL BE FUN !
After the first lesson , ALL my students realize that learning french isn't scary anymore.
So : qui veut apprendre le français ?*
(*who wants to learn french?)
Section about DRUM LESSONS:
On the music side of my studies: I attended the American School of Modern Music of Paris for 3 years and moved to Philadelphia to study with Joe Morello's former student Sam Ruttenberg at the University of the Arts in 2012.
I perform as a professional jazz drummer between Europe and America.
IF YOU CAN SAY IT , YOU CAN PLAY IT !
•I teach beginners to advanced students , all ages and styles are welcome
I can teach you ( how to ) :
• play with other musicians
• the history of the drums
• your role as a drummer
• make music with an instrument that at first doesn't seem very musical
• latin / afro cuban grooves
• correct your grip on the sticks
and everything else you may ask... the possibilities and endless
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· French · Online
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Experienced Drum and Music teacher available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons personally for each student so they can learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of professional drumming skills.
Luca received his training in several Music Schools in Italy since 2004 and graduate from The Collective School of Music in NYC in 2016 where he received a degree as Professional Musician and Drummer Performer. As an expert in his field, Luca looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Luca's teaching style is professional, effective, and personal planned for each individual student.
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Drums are the backbone of any band. I will teach you various grooves and patterns, technique, and how to play with other musicians so they want to hire you!
I have been featured on NPR, ESPN, bass player magazine, LA Times, Wall St Journal, Downbeat, Miami Herald, NYTimes, Spinner, and many other publications.
I am a faculty members at several music schools including NJPAC where I have been and artist faculty since 2015.
· Upright Bass · In home
· Upright Bass · In home
· Bass Guitar · In home
Release your inner rock star or Nick Cannon with fun, modern, and progressive lessons in percussion from a professional musician with a Bachelors in Music Performance and expertise in Steel Drums, Marching Percussion, Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Concert Percussion, and Front Ensemble. Dru has experience teaching students ages 5 - 22 and can help students of all ages reach their goals -- whether that be learning to read music, learning to play well enough to impress your friends, or preparing for an audition to music school or high school band.
For more information, don't miss a beat, drop her a message!
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· Percussion · In home
· Steel Drums · In studio
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My teaching style is very natural, and I like to emphasize the fact that music itself is natural and fun! I draw upon my extensive history of studying many instruments, and use all the best lessons that I was taught, along with some of my own ideas, to help students find the fastest, easiest, and most enjoyable way to improve
I have also trained in the Alexander Technique and in sports-focused physical therapy, which aids me in identifying and helping students solve technique problems that are causing issues with playing, or which could cause pain or injury down the line. So far (knock wood) I have not had any student suffer from the repetitive stress injuries which affect so many musicians.
I have been teaching lessons on multiple instruments for over 10 years, and my goal as a teacher is to help you reach your goals, and have fun on the way!
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We have been attacking theory from both sides so you can easily see how instruments relate to one another. Any difficulties and he is there to help you along.
I am a student at Brooklyn College. I have been playing drums/percussion for 12 years now. I know how to teach timpani, all mallet instruments (2 mallets and 4 mallets), Small Percussion, Snare Drum, and Drum Set.
I would love to teach you music and would love to get you a career in music as well. I will start off with the basics and teach you how to play music so you can be ready for high school and college auditions. I am here for all of your questions and needs! Message me any time and please feel free to take lessons. I will send my artists resume upon request!
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