- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
- June 2006
I graduated from Berklee College of Music Summa Cum Laude with a major in Film Scoring. I have been playing the drums for 12 years, performing with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Alternative Percussion Ensemble, and The Procrastinators - Bar Stool Trio. I have been teaching for over 10 years, working with High Schools throughout the Southern California Area, currently at Mayfair High School, as well with The Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps and other marching ensembles such as Gold Drum and Bugle Corps and Dark Sky Percussion.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back, patient, and try to create a comfortable teaching environment. In lessons, I focus on developing the students technical proficiency in their hands and feet. Then apply these techniques to styles of music that are of interest to the student. Ultimately, the goal is to develop complete control of the student's facility; giving them the confidence and creativity to play any style of music.
Books I like to use;
Stick Control, Accents and Rebounds, The Language of Drumming, Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stands, Snare Stands, Practice Pads, Metronome, 5 piece Drum Set.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in marching percussion.
I define the stylistic approach and pedagogy for the percussion section (both front ensemble and battery) at the Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps. I also act as the percussion arranger and show designer for the group.
A percussion instructor at Mayfair High School from 2010 to 2013, then 2016 to the present. Certified to instruct in concert percussion, marching percussion, and music theory.
The snare technician for the indoor marching percussion ensemble Dark Sky Percussion
A percussion instructor at a variety of High Schools within the District including Mt. Carmel High School and Westview High School. Certified to instruct in concert percussion, marching percussion, and music theory.
The snare technician for the Open Class Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. I was responsible for instructing, developing the technique and cleaning the music for the snare line.
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Lessons have been going well. Very thorough and takes time to tweak lessons based on my skill level.
He is a direct, clear and interactive teacher.
Harry is a great teacher, who will give you the skills to become a excellent and proficient musician. His focus on competency approach and technique in your hands and feet gives you the confidence to apply such skills through a variety of styles. After being taught by Harry for many years, I can honestly say I would not be the musician I am today without his guidance.+ Read More