Adam Benham

Adam B.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have discovered through my studies, the more I learn the more I don't know. We are all perpetual beginners and our advancement depends on or ability to use fundamentals as tools for self expression. Whether it's learning how to bounce a stick, or wrapping your head around conveying time (or times!), or even moving into a spiritual aspect of drumming, I am happy to offer any assistance you may need.
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About

Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2004

I've been playing drums since I was 5 and teaching since I moved to NYC in 2004. I graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and have been performing ever since. In addition to playing I continue to practice and study, broadening concepts of music, rhythm, technique, and communication. I love sharing what I've learned hope it can help anyone on a similar path.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is equipped with multiple drum kits, conga, timbale, bongo, misc. percussion, amps, and keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should have their own kit.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner to advanced lessons. Learning fundamentals to tackle concepts and vocabulary specific to any and all genres of music.

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Experience

Drummer
Aug 2001 - Present
U.S. Air Force

Since 2001 I have been a drummer/percussionist for the U.S. Air Force Bands program. I have toured the country and world playing pop, rock, jazz, and whatever else the people want to hear.

Drummer
Sep 2000 - Present
Self

As a freelance musician, I have been fortunate enough to play with greats like Paul Shaffer, Tisziji Muñoz, John Medeski, Randy Brecker, Eddie Palmieri, Reggie Workman, Jphn Benitez, Hal Galper, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, Dennis "Doc" Williams, and Jon Weiss.

I have also been playing for many local talents such as Amanda Holley, Mai Khoi, Jessica Carvo, VHS, EighTwo, Valerie Reaper, Good Wolf, Damien Richards, Red Hook Ramblers, Grumpaphone, Mariko, and Air for Ants.

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Education

BFA
Sep 2004 - May 2007
New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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