Music and education are the driving forces in my life. From as early as I can remember, I found something in music that lit a fire in my soul. This fire is a passion for expression, communication, and creativity. This is a passion that I hope to pass on to my students.
There are two basic principles that guide both my musical approach and teaching philosophy:
- Maintain a consistent regimen of study that is vast in style, instrumentation, and performance potential
- Continually build on a foundation of learning that incorporates eclectic methods and perspectives
I graduated, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (percussion emphasis), a minor in psychology, and a MD state certification to teach K-12 education in music.
*** Lesson Details ***
Much of my experience, both in ensembles and in personal study, has centered not only on the technical aspects of percussion, but on a philosophical perspective regarding performance.
In my lessons, you can expect to explore:
-technique and execution
-development of a physical and mental connection to the instrument
-preparation of repertoire for performance scenarios
-active listening and creative response for 'jam' scenarios
-music theory as it relates to the percussionist
-your own creative potential (this is the most important part!)
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set, Practice Pads, Music Stands
*** Travel Equipment ***
Initially, I can provide practice pads, method books, etc. but these are things that I will expect the student to buy for their studies.
Students should have a drum set, or be looking to purchase a drum set soon.
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Rock, funk, jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, rudimental drumming, art music, percussion
A wide variety of methods can be explored and incorporated into one's lesson, and will be geared towards the goals of the learner.