Jack Schunk

Jack S.

Miami, FL
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Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach the foundational concepts needed to benefit the most from playing the drums, whatever your goals might be. I use a lingual approach in order to empower students to excel in any musical situation.

My teaching approach is designed to lend the student control and expressive ability on the instrument. Rather than teaching specific beats and licks to regurgitate, I help lay a rhythmic and technical foundation that will enable you to play whatever you hear, efficiently. That way, your taste and personality will inform your drumming, rather than the technical hurdles of playing the drums.

Learning a relaxed technique is extremely important to provide a solid foundation for self-expression and to prevent potential injuries later on. I also expose students to many different styles of music, because diversity makes students’ playing more creative and opens their mind to other cultures and musical traditions.

I base my lessons around recordings of mine and the student’s choosing as well as exercises tailored to the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Once we’ve achieved an initial foundation at the instrument, we’ll also study chart reading.

My studio is the ideal place to learn the drums. I have the option to setup two drum sets to facilitate jamming and demonstrations, as well as a recording setup and sound system for playing along with records.

While I have many years of experience teaching and playing professionally, I can only do so much. The most important things a student can do to ensure success are to practice consistently and to have fun.
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About

Jack passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jack delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

Hi! I’m glad you’re interested in taking drum lessons. I’m all about making learning to play fun. I’ve found that encouraging the student’s interest and enjoyment of music-making is the most important contributor to progress.

In the first lesson, it’s most important for us to communicate about what your goals are with the drum set. Whether you want to play in your local church, school, or even just play along to your favorite records, my job is to help you obtain the skills you need to make it happen and have a lot of fun in the process.

I tailor each lesson to each individual student – a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t usually work because each student has different strengths, weaknesses, and goals.

I welcome students of all ages and skill levels, even complete beginners!

I have a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Miami. I’ve studied the drum set formally for many years, and have spent thousands of hours rigorously studying and practicing many styles of music – everything from hip-hop, to jazz, to samba. I have also been performing professionally since I was a teenager and frequently perform locally in mine and others’ groups.

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Experience

Drummer
Feb 2015 - Present
Jack Sage LLC

I work as a freelance drummer playing music in many different styles. I also work with venue managers and owners and manage band members for groups I lead.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2013 - May 2017
University of Miami

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

YoungArts Merit Award
Dec 2012
YoungArts Foundation

Photos & Videos

My soul-jazz group playing one of my original tunes.
Photo by Jack S.

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Photo by Jack S.
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My production demo reel - all produced in Logic X
The drums on the left are yours for the hour!  Learn drums in a fully-equipped studio with two drum sets and recording capabilities.
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9 Reviews

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Lara Feb 5, 2018
Drum · In home

I'd stopped and started lessons a few times in the past, but never really found a teacher who clicked- until now. Jack has made learning the drums seem fun and approachable. He's great at helping me divide practice into bite sized, simple tasks to work on, and has helped me to build the confidence I needed to keep going with it. Now I'm always looking forward to the next lesson. Thank you Jack!

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Elizabeth G. Jan 19, 2018
Drum · In studio

Jack is really good at breaking things down and making them easy to understand. Amazing teacher! And fun to jam with.

Jeff Jan 13, 2018
Drum · In studio

He has a really clear, systematic approach to the drums. He's all about helping you play the music you want to play, and he doesn't have a one-size-fits-all teaching approach. Awesome teacher!

Soren Dec 5, 2017
Drum · In studio

Great teacher!

Jim Daley Oct 9, 2017
Drum · In studio

I recommended Jack to my students when I moved away, and they were all pleased with his lessons.

Shawn B. Oct 9, 2017
Drum · In studio

Jack is an amazing drummer and a really good teacher, too. My favorite part of the lessons are when we'll work on something by playing together.

Miriam C. Oct 8, 2017
Drum · In home

He was a great teacher and super fun and funny. Drums are hard but are lessons are fun!

Jorge Cutiño Oct 7, 2017
Drum · In home

Jack has such a unique approach to the drums. He's all about getting control of the instrument and can help you work on really specific problems. Great to work with!

Felix Oct 7, 2017
Drum · In home

Jack was extremely knowledgeable and very patient with my son. Would certainly recommend.

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