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Frankie P.
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Online DrumSet Instruction with Frankie Palermo
Hello! Here’s a little background information about myself. I have been a Professional DrumSet Performer for 48 years (since age 15) and a Professional DrumSet Instructor for 43 years. I started playing drums at the very young age of 5! I studied at The Chicago Drum School in downtown Chicago under Ernie Gadzos and Marshall Thompson for many years which I then followed up my studies with the world famous percussionist Bobby Christian. At age 15 I was excepted into the Chicago Federation Of Musicians Union and began to work locally as a Professional Drummer in all types of musical situations through the Musicians Union. After completing my studies I continued to perform both locally and on the road. Some of the venues that I have performed at were The Newport in Miami Beach, The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Caesar’s Hotel in New Jersey, The Bop Shop in Chicago, Joe’s Be-Bop Cafe on Navy Pier in Chicago, The Green Mill in Chicago, Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville, IL., Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, IL. and numerous Festivals and Concerts in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest. After 48 years of performing and after 43 years of teaching I am happy to say I am still at it and enjoying every minute of it!!
About Frankie P.

Hello! Here’s a little background information about myself. I have been a Professional DrumSet Performer for 49 years (since age 15) and a Professional DrumSet Instructor for 45 years. With all my experience I have gained over the years I can teach all levels, all styles and all ages. I started playing drums at the very young age of five! I studied at The Chicago Drum School in downtown Chicago under Ernie Gadzos and Marshall Thompson for many years which I then followed up my studies with the world famous percussionist Bobby Christian. At age 15 I was accepted into the Chicago Federation Of Musicians Union and began to work locally as a Professional Drummer in all types of musical situations through the Musicians Union. After completing my studies I continued to perform both locally and on the road. Some of the venues that I have performed at were The Newport in Miami Beach, The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Caesar’s Hotel in New Jersey, The Bop Shop in Chicago, Joe’s Be-Bop Cafe on Navy Pier in Chicago, The Green Mill in Chicago, Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville, IL., Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, IL. and numerous Festivals and Concerts in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest. After 49 years of performing and after 45 years of teaching I am happy to say I am still at it and enjoying every minute of it!! I believe in teaching solid fundamentals, proper technique and good music sight reading skills so that the student gets a great foundation and all-around education to be taken with them in what ever direction they want to go in. Some of the method books I use are as follows: Alfred's Drum Method Book 1, Alfred's Beginner Drumset Method, Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds, Master Studies, Charley Wilcoxon Rudimental Solos, Syncopation, Advanced Independance Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Rudimental Jazz, The Art of Bop Drumming, Bop and Beyond, The New Breed, Realistic Rock, Mini-Monster Book of Rock Drumming, Joe Franco's Double Bass Drumming, Mike Clark's Funk Drumming, The Total Blues Drummer, and The Art of Latin Drumset. In addition to these methods I like to teach my own exercises and technique ideas that I've developed from my studies and 40+ years of performing.

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Frankie P.
Teaches Online
Online DrumSet Instruction with Frankie Palermo
Hello! Here’s a little background information about myself. I have been a Professional DrumSet Performer for 48 years (since age 15) and a Professional DrumSet Instructor for 43 years. I started playing drums at the very young age of 5! I studied at The Chicago Drum School in downtown Chicago under Ernie Gadzos and Marshall Thompson for many years which I then followed up my studies with the world famous percussionist Bobby Christian. At age 15 I was excepted into the Chicago Federation Of Musicians Union and began to work locally as a Professional Drummer in all types of musical situations through the Musicians Union. After completing my studies I continued to perform both locally and on the road. Some of the venues that I have performed at were The Newport in Miami Beach, The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Caesar’s Hotel in New Jersey, The Bop Shop in Chicago, Joe’s Be-Bop Cafe on Navy Pier in Chicago, The Green Mill in Chicago, Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville, IL., Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, IL. and numerous Festivals and Concerts in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest. After 48 years of performing and after 43 years of teaching I am happy to say I am still at it and enjoying every minute of it!!
About Frankie P.

Hello! Here’s a little background information about myself. I have been a Professional DrumSet Performer for 49 years (since age 15) and a Professional DrumSet Instructor for 45 years. With all my experience I have gained over the years I can teach all levels, all styles and all ages. I started playing drums at the very young age of five! I studied at The Chicago Drum School in downtown Chicago under Ernie Gadzos and Marshall Thompson for many years which I then followed up my studies with the world famous percussionist Bobby Christian. At age 15 I was accepted into the Chicago Federation Of Musicians Union and began to work locally as a Professional Drummer in all types of musical situations through the Musicians Union. After completing my studies I continued to perform both locally and on the road. Some of the venues that I have performed at were The Newport in Miami Beach, The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Caesar’s Hotel in New Jersey, The Bop Shop in Chicago, Joe’s Be-Bop Cafe on Navy Pier in Chicago, The Green Mill in Chicago, Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville, IL., Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, IL. and numerous Festivals and Concerts in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest. After 49 years of performing and after 45 years of teaching I am happy to say I am still at it and enjoying every minute of it!! I believe in teaching solid fundamentals, proper technique and good music sight reading skills so that the student gets a great foundation and all-around education to be taken with them in what ever direction they want to go in. Some of the method books I use are as follows: Alfred's Drum Method Book 1, Alfred's Beginner Drumset Method, Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds, Master Studies, Charley Wilcoxon Rudimental Solos, Syncopation, Advanced Independance Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Rudimental Jazz, The Art of Bop Drumming, Bop and Beyond, The New Breed, Realistic Rock, Mini-Monster Book of Rock Drumming, Joe Franco's Double Bass Drumming, Mike Clark's Funk Drumming, The Total Blues Drummer, and The Art of Latin Drumset. In addition to these methods I like to teach my own exercises and technique ideas that I've developed from my studies and 40+ years of performing.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1977

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

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Drums
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30