Benjamin Zamzow

Benjamin Z.

Catonsville, MD

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About

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

Teaching since:
January 2007

I have been teaching drums privately in the Baltimore and central Maryland area for the past nine years to students of all ages and abilities. Many of my students have gone on to win music scholarships and play in successful regional rock groups. Additionally, I love to teach those with special needs, including autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.

Beginners will learn the essential fundamentals of drumming and rhythm, all while enjoying and expressing themselves through music. Most beginners walk out of the very first lesson able to play an actual groove! I structure lessons based on your needs and goals, with a heavy emphasis on playing along with your favorite songs and bands. Other essentials you will learn include proper grip and technique, keeping steady time, basic rudiments and patterns, reading notation, listening and ear training, fills, and improvisation. Above all, we will have fun making music!

Intermediate and advanced players will be pushed well beyond their current percussive abilities. I will work together with you to create a specific, goals-based curriculum to get you where you need to be. Whether you want to get that gig or ace that audition, need a new direction to your expression, or just want to hone your chops to be better than the next guy, I can get you there.

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Experience

Freelance Drummer
Jan 2007 - Present
Ben Z

Drum and Percussion Instructor
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
School of Rock

Drum and Percussion Instructor
Feb 2008 - Jul 2013
Mike's Music

Education

Music Ed
Aug 2005 - May 2006
Towson University
Concert Percussion, Melodic Percussion, Drum Set
Jan 2001 - Jul 2005
Private Study

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

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Ben & JP

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Western MD Blues Fest

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RAWK!!!

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Sr. at Club K in Baltimore
Negative Space studios' "Secret Songwriter" session

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