Hello! My name is Dave..Let me help spark your curiosity, your creativity and your inspiration with drumming!
All you'll need to start is a pair of sticks!
You'll learn to play drum grooves, rudiments, learn to read music, learn some music theory, play along with your favorite songs,
I'll even help you find a band if you want to! Would you like to learn how to play a Drum Solo?? :)
I've been teaching for years and years, and in San Diego since 2006. I teach ALL levels of musicianship from beginner to working drummers.
I've taught at School of Rock, Hope Elementary school, California Music Studios, TakeLessons and privately since 2006 in San Diego and decades of teaching in New York City, Virginia, New Mexico, and Los Angeles.
I currently perform with several bands in San Diego and LA.
When not drumming with bands, I attend open mic's regularly and sit-in with as many great musicians as I can...I love drumming!
I travel to folks homes to teach students of all ages the wonders of drumming and performing~
Teach the 5th grade students snare drum parts and drumming, in their classroom and prepare them for seasonal performances.
Teaching drummers aged 8-18 all kinds of great tunes and preparing them for large performances every 12 weeks.
Teaching drums in folks homes.
Instructional techniques include allowing the student to: (a) Develop independent four-way coordination; (b) Master sight reading ability and note recognition (c) Left hand (or "weak" hand) ability to play ride patterns (d) Control time keeping through metronome and singing (by singing the quarter note, one always play in time) (e) gaining the ability to play and sing drum melodies written with enhanced creativity and musicianship. If one plays what he/she sings, all playing situations became easier and more professional.
I earned my Black Belt!
It took 7 years of dedication and hard work, but I did it! :)
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.