Eli Kovacevich

Eli K.

Rochester, MA

Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a well-rounded drum teacher, meaning I have learned and studied genres ranging from blues, jazz, rock and indie rock. I will give you tons of music to listen to and interpret and teach you how to learn tunes by ear. You will understand the forms of jazz tunes such as aaba Aba and abc. You will learn how to play the tunes you listen to and take the concepts of drum beats and drum rudiments used within them o make them your own and use them in your original playing. I also teach how to read standard drum notation, and can teach you how time signatures work and the values of notes if you don’t already know.
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Eli delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

Hi future students! I’m Eli. I know how tough it is to teach yourself an instrument, because I struggled with it for years and years. One of my biggest issues was learning how to practice, so if that’s something you struggle with, I can certainly help you develop a routine to which you would follow every week to keep you focused and motivated. After going through many drum teachers myself, I’ve seen the strengths and weaknesses of all of them. I've seen which ones were beneficial and which ones were not. One thing I realized is that teachers don’t always cater to your needs. So in that, I promise I will do my best to go slow and teach information to you in the way that works best for you. This means through audible or visual learning. You will be able to call or text anytime you want to ask me any questions about drums.I’m always here to help and I just simply want to pass down an art form in a way that I feel is authentic.


Styles:

Jazz
Blues
Rock
Indie rock

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Experience

Drum Lessons
Feb 2018 - Present
Private

Teaching three students out of my house.

Jazz Trio
Feb 2018 - Present
Trio

Consisting of Drums, Guitar and Bass and formed by myself, this group of mine plays standard and non- standard jazz tunes. We are always learning more and more to constantly challenge ourselves and our peers.

The Responders
Feb 2018 - Present
Band

This is my indie rock/ blues band that was formed by me and my friend. After consistently going through members, we finally found ones that fit very well. Both the guitarist and I have always held extremely high standards such as always trying to bring in the best sounding and highest level musicians. In turn this has allowed us to develop great sounding original and cover songs. We have recorded a few demos and plan to record a full studio album in the summer. This is my primary focus, and plan I to pursue this project

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Education

Associate in Arts
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Bristol Community College
High School
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Old Rochester Regional

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

3 Reviews

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Fischer P. Mar 29, 2018
Drum · Online

After his first session, my son (10 years old) said Eli was, "really nice." They reviewed a lot, Eli asked a lot of questions about previous experiences and and listened to him play. Sounds like it was a packed session but not overwhelming.

John P. Mar 28, 2018
Drum · Online

thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimmy Mar 12, 2018
Drum · In studio

Eli was great. He was very patient with my son during his very first music lesson. Eli made the lesson fun and enjoyable. My son enjoyed the lesson very much and is looking forward to his next one.

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