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Alex K.
Long Beach, California
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Professional, versatile drummer with over 16 years of experience and as a professional player and a range of styles runs the gamut from playing stadiums to small clubs, from touring internationally to working in the studio, from playing speed punk with Rehasher to playing soul and funk music with The Savants of Soul. Our lessons together will focus on four main areas: hand technique and fundamentals, techniques for building drum set vocabulary, application of technique through musical performance and mentorship in building your music career. Whether you're just getting started and want to know the basics or you're an advanced player looking to gain some new insight or techniques, I want to help you have have fun in your own journey through music -- professional or otherwise.
About Alex K.

Professional, versatile drummer with over 16 years of experience and as a professional player and a range of styles runs the gamut from playing stadiums to small clubs, from touring internationally to working in the studio, from playing speed punk with Rehasher to playing soul and funk music with The Savants of Soul. Our lessons together will focus on four main areas: hand technique and fundamentals, techniques for building drum set vocabulary, application of technique through musical performance and mentorship in building your music career. Whether you're just getting started and want to know the basics or you're an advanced player looking to gain some new insight or techniques, I want to help you have have fun in your own journey through music -- professional or otherwise.

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From the beginning I have felt that Alex is very invested in my success and like every great teacher, he challenges me. Alex's teaching style is a combination of teaching, observing and correcting technique, addressing mindset (really important), and wanting the student to feel the joy of discovering how to play real songs with every lesson. He is patient and encouraging, with just the right word at the right time. Combined with his vast knowledge of music, lessons and homework are packed with useful info that is broken down in a way that’s easy to understand. He also demonstrates how everything is applied through multiple musical styles,, so you can get a sense of the potential of your own playing in the future while broadening your musical horizons, which is a bonus.. You will get out of it only what you put into it, so regular practice is key otherwise it's easy to get behind. But Alex will adjust if something is not working, which is very motivating. Great teacher. Recommend 100%.

Posted Aug 19, 2019

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Drummer
Apr 2016 - Present
Rehasher
Drummer for Roger from Less Than Jake's pop-punk side project, Rehasher. While in the band: Routinely toured the northeast and around the state of Florida with Descendents Toured Europe Recorded on "Make The Noise" as well as upcoming EPs at Moathouse Studios in Gainesville, FL Performing at FEST 18
Drummer
Dec 2010 - Present
The Savants of Soul
Drummer, founder and do-everything man for the Gainesville, FL-based band The Savants of Soul, a retro-soul/funk band. While in the band: Recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL Routinely toured the southeast Recorded on "Downtown Sound," "Sunday Best," Dead Man Running" and "Missed Connections" Performed at RedGorilla Music Festival at SXSW two years straight Performed at Gasparilla Music Festival Performed at Okeechobee Musical Festival Performed at Suwannee Hulaween
Drummer
May 2015 - Apr 2018
The Bridget Kelly Band
Drummer for The Bridget Kelly Band, a Gainesville, FL based blues-rock group. While in the band: Semifinalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN Routinely toured the nation
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
May 2010 - Dec 2012
University of Florida
Associate of Arts Degree
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Santa Fe College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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