Hi there! I’m a professional drummer with three decades of real-world drumming experience. I've performed for crowds of 20 people to 20,000 people, and continue to gig with 3 active bands.
I'm a graduate of the Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA where I was fortunate to study with David Garibaldi, Luis Conte, Peter Donald, Dan Greco, Chuck Silverman, and many other amazing and inspiring drummers and teachers.
What I love most about teaching is watching a student's confidence grow in real time when they play something they didn't believe they could...when it "clicks." Their expression says, "Oh wow, I'm doing it!" And I say, "I knew you could do it!" It's absolutely the best!
I'd say my teaching style is what really sets me apart. I'm patient, positive, encouraging and fun. If you want to develop good technique, build a solid foundation, and have a great time in the process, then you just found your drum teacher. :-)
I tailor lessons to the student's interests and ability, but in general we'll spend time on technique, reading music, playing music, recording music, developing good meter and groove.
My daughter has taken drum lessons for years, but started lessons with Eric a few months ago. I've seen a lot more improvement lately as well as a boosted interest in playing/practicing more often. Eric has a practical approach to his teaching that simulates that of a performance drummer. In other words, he gets them playing real repertoire while at the same time implementing proper technique. He's also reliable via scheduling and studio set up. As a music teacher myself, I'm happy to call Eric a true professional and I'm happy that we found him.Show More
We are elated with Eric and his drum instruction for our son. Initially we weren’t sure if our son was old enough (6), but Eric was able to engage with him immediately and give him direction in a fun, straightforward way that our son loves and has shown great early results. Eric’s home studio is clean, convenient and inviting. We love it!Show More
Eric is amazing! When I began lessons last year, I wasn’t confident in my abilities although I had always wanted to learn drums. Eric has helped me build my confidence as a drummer as well as making learning fun! He goes out of his way when I need to learn drum patterns for school, which I really appreciate. He always makes his students feel comfortable in the learning environment which makes all the difference! I always look forward to going to lessons.Show More
Eric is great! He instructs our 5 year old on the drums and she loves it. He is very patient and teaches in way to where she improves each lesson. We highly recommend Eric's lessons for anyone looking to learn the drums.
Grove School of Music, Studio City, CA
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