Clement Leau

Clement L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a Berklee College of Music Alumni and have years of experience teaching. I started teaching in France, and then taught some classes in Boston. Spent 4 years studying with some of the greatest drummers out there from Rock to Jazz, and HipHop drumming ( James Murphy from the blue man group, Marko Djordjevic, and Omar Hakim), after spending another 4 years studying Jazz in Paris. I have a passion for teaching and transmission. After touring with bands like Lick Neon and playing around the US I felt like I wanted to go back to teaching drums. My teaching is unique, very centered on playing, and less centered on books because to me the best way to learn music is to play by ear and to learn how to listen. I will teach you basics and rudiments, but very quickly I will show you how to use those in a creative and fun way, so that your appetite for learning more keeps growing. I would love to meet you and get you closer to your drum dreams !

About Clement L.

Teaching means the world to me. Music has been transmitted from generation to generation during the whole history of humanity and to keep music alive, we need people to be fully dedicated to transmitting what they learned to keep music growing, and to empower people to believe in themselves and that they can be apart of this amazing journey! First of all, I play because it's fun, and when I teach, I want the student to have as much fun as I do. I love to create a safe learning space where you can feel comfortable to make mistakes, learn about them, laugh about them, and get better every time. I do put an important value on work ethic ( not that I will want you to practice 10 hours a day ), but it is very important to understand that a good practice routine is necessary to get better and to have fun. We will learn many genres and of course, focus on what YOU want to learn. I played in many bands from Rock to HipHop and Jazz, so we can cover a lot of different genres and styles of playing
Like I said earlier, my teaching is very centered on playing, and less centered on books because to me the best way to learn music is to play by ear and to learn how to listen. I highly value playing over songs to get to develop your drumming skills, going to concerts to study the greats, and ultimately having the student to play in a band. I will teach you basics and rudiments, but very quickly I will show you how to use those in a creative and fun way, so that your appetite for learning more keeps growing. I would love to meet you and get you closer to your drum dreams !

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Luca A.

Nice guy
Easy going and good temperament with my 5 year old.

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Mia
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Being a first time drum student , I took lessons with Clement and he was so patient and really helped me build the confidence that I needed. Although I'm only playing for a hobby, I feel as if I can now call myself a drummer thank you to the guidance as well as the standard that Clement held me too. Also great hip hop producer!

Posted Aug 31, 2019
Florence
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After having taken some lessons online with various instructors, it is clear to me that Clément has been my best experience. Learning drums online was never easy but I am very busy so that's my only option, and he made sure that I always understood him clearly, sent me some exercises to practice after classes and always encouraged me and made me believe in myself. Still take lessons to this day and now I have my own band ! Thanks Clem :) !!

Posted Aug 31, 2019
Peter
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My kid had never felt so encouraged by someone!
Clem's method is impeccable and clear. I have attended to some of the lessons and I was as excited as my son to learn ! He makes it fun to learn and that was the best experience we've had so far.

Posted Aug 31, 2019
Leo
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Clem has been changing the way I see percussion and music. He is fun to work with, but also knows how to make you work seriously and gives you clear directions. Highly recommend!

Posted Aug 31, 2019

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Education

Performance and Production
Sep 2016 - Aug 2019

Berklee College of Music

Jazz Studies
Sep 2014 - Jul 2016

Conservatory of Paris

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Performance
Jan 2015

Board of Trustees Paris Jazz Institute

Certified Pedagogue
Jun 2013

Grand prix pedagogie musique

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