Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual. As such I tailor my teaching to the direction that they want to go with drumming. As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do. My focus is to get our hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed. As a gigging and studio musician, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1990
Bachelor or Arts in Music and Anthropology
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Jim is an excellent drum teacher who really cares about his students progress and understanding. My son really looks forward to his lessons and has quickly advanced in the few short months since we found Jim on TakeLessons. Jim has been very understanding and accommodating with scheduling. He is an accomplished musician and professional. He still does live gigs a few times a week. I can't recommend him more to students looking to improve their knowledge and move to the next level as a musician.
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.