- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2004
Primarily a drummer/percussionist, Jeff B. has been studying, performing, and teaching music for 15 years. Working mostly as a free improviser, rock, and jazz musician, Jeff has been performing in and around Boston and the Northeast for the past two years in a variety of bands. He has been actively involved in the Boston underground rock and experimental music scene, playing in and around the city in venues and house shows playing drums, percussion, keyboards, and electronics. He has toured regionally and nationally.
Teaching Philosophy: Learning to listen, open ears, and creative musicality are the end goals for all students. Learning technique is simply a stepping stone toward those goals. Students will discuss the music that moves them and will explore how to make it. Lessons will guide students with fundamentals and larger concepts to help move toward a broad, exciting musical life.
Jeff graduated from New England Conservatory in 2013 with a Master's in Contemporary Improvisation. He studied with Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, Fred Buda, and others. He completed his undergraduate studies in Studio Music & Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2010.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are determined on a student-by-student basis, but will include:
Listening and/or transcription exercises (depending on the level of the student)
Improvisation and/or written pieces (solo or duo)
Other topics covered as needed for the individual
Seeking serious students. Students at a beginner's level are expected to work a minimum of 10-15 minutes a day between lessons.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Fully equipped, professional gear - drums, cymbals, home recording equipment, etc.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Have my own car.
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, free jazz, rock, pop, improvisation, free improvisation
Worked as a privately employed teacher during high school and college, teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Continuing to work one on one and in classroom settings with students in drums/percussion and further topics.
Professional Drum Instruction
Jeff is very professional, reliable, patient & knowledgable. I am very pleased with his teaching style and would recommend him to friends and family.