Jeremiah Lopez
Houston, TX
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Jeremiah Lopez

Jeremiah L.

Houston, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing drums for 18 years, and have been teaching 11 years.

I have tons of energy during lessons that mixes well for the younger students.
For older students I have the chops to catch their attention.

My curriculum ranges on the needs of the student. I have everything from developing better grooves, more independence, chops, or simply learning how to play different styles.
My goal during my lessons is dependent on the student. Not only do I want to help achieve personal goals, but I too want to help give the gift of being able to develop personal style. I feel that as a teacher, when my student is capable of achieving their playing desire on their own, I have enabled them to be a life long self sufficient musician.

My teaching style is very informative and demonstrative. I love being able to view the problems the student is facing and create a lesson to help overcome those obstacles.

About Jeremiah L.

As a Musicians Institute graduate, I've learned from exceptional drummers in the Los Angeles music industry. I gained and learned many tricks of the trade and can offer the same quality education to anyone. As a student myself, I realized that having great sound, solid timing and groove are just as essential as having cool beats to play. There are more technicalities to drumming than being able to play fast or having the best chops.

Aside from learning how to play drums, knowing how to think about music, how to listen to music, and how to study music will give a great foundation to any student of any style.

I first like to determine the students ability and understanding by working on a few coordination exercises and reading exercises.
From a good foundation, I build a curriculum, and deter any obstacles by constantly changing my approach to benefit the student playing.

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Rob
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Our son has been taking lessons from Jeremiah for about a year and he is great. He started in 5th grade and was able to earn a spot in percussion in 6th grade. And in the second semester, he earned First Chair on Snare in Beginner Band!

Posted Mar 15, 2020
Parnika V.
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hr is the best.........!!!!!!👍🏻

Posted Feb 15, 2019
Shawna H.
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Jeremiah is very thorough and knowledgeable about what he is teaching. He's patient, always allows you to ask questions and is willing to help you go at your own pace and set your own goals. I've had a great time with my lessons so far and am excited to keep going!

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Ian
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He has methodological teaching and is nice to the student.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Ben W.
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Ben (8) loved his first drum lesson. He says 30 minutes was way too short. We're excited to go forward with the rest of his lessons

Posted Dec 4, 2016
Jack G.
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Jeremiah is very professional and has a great demeanor for kids.

Posted Jun 26, 2016
Sean
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An excellent teacher who takes the time to teach practical skills and techniques that can be used in an array of situations.

Posted Jun 24, 2016
Veronica G.
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Jeremiah is a great teacher! I like that he takes his time to explain everything to my son in a way it makes sense to him. He's caring and patient.

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Henrique R.
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Honestly, best drummer ever. He likes to give you exercise that you are into and enjoy. He'll go out of his way to make sure you are getting the exercise perfect. Best drum teacher ever period.

Posted Jan 24, 2015
CarlosL1

Getting Schooled

Technique is paramount when learning to play drums, if you don't have a good, solid technique, your just another sloppy drummer. Enter Jeremiah, an instructor with an excellent ear, picking up quickly on what it is I'm doing wrong, establishing a path to quick correction and selecting a technique right for my style of play. 3 lessons in and my playing is dramatically different, much cleaner and solid on the grooves. This guy has pushed my creativity to a new level and my confidence in live play stacks up to the crowd

Posted Apr 28, 2012
DinaG

Reading music

My 10 year old is excited about learning to read music. Jeremiah is doing a great job. Jeremiah has alot of talent and has been very patient with my son.

Posted Apr 11, 2012

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Experience

Percussionist/Relief Drummer
Jun 2018 - Present

New Light Church

Currently play percussion, congas and bongos, during the main worship service and play drum set for the closing song. Other responsibilities are to learn the set list for the week and be prepared for the absence of any drummer at any of the 3 locations.

Drummer
Jan 2004 - Present

Various Bands

In between each gig has always been smaller gigs. The goal isn't always to be in one band for a long stretch of time, but to be in many that help learn more and push personal limits to the next max. Always keeping busy is great. And the list of small bands continues. Too many to name each one.

Drummer for hire
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017

Jake Bush Band

Jake Bush Band is an Houston cover band that caters to Houstonian locals that love good country music.

Music Consultant
Jun 2015 - Oct 2017

JD Music

Part of my aspirations are to reach out and help as many people as possible. This part of my aspirations allow me to help bands come up with business plans. I consult and explain how to create a following, when to record, how to generate funds for merchandise. And, I teach every member of bands I consult with on a private level. This includes how to play to a click, how to improve sound, and music performance. Lastly, every good band needs assistance with public relations. With my business background, I share important details on how to negotiate, schedule, and win people over.

Hired Drummer
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Mother Tone

I currently play with a local band that needed a replacement drummer. Through referrals and strong relationships, I was called to meet the needs of a strict timeline. With only 3 rehearsals, we managed to play an amazing show, and will continue to play locally.

Drummer
Nov 2014 - Apr 2015

Cross Point 8Ten

Drummer for Church band

Music Director
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Vida Abundante

For a short period of time, I was Music Director of this small facility. I taught the band how to communicate as well as effective ways of rehearsal. The main objective was to get the stage in order, and the musicians sharp. Mission accomplished.

Drummer
Dec 2011 - Dec 2011

Abraham Plata Band

Played as a drummer for hire for this artist from Mexico. The gig required me to learn his album in 4 days before the performances. We played at 3 different venues. With a total of 5 performances. This was fun as I didn't know any of the musicians playing for this band.

Drum Tech
May 2006 - Sep 2010

Fred Dinkins

Fred Dinkins has played for The Emotions, Denise Williams and many more.

Drummer
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Kenny and the Band

Delta blues band for hire that gigged and played festivals. Our First performance was 20 songs, learned the night before the gig with only 4 hours practice. This sort of thing takes tons of theory to understand basic song writing structure. This allowed me to learn the song effectively while adding my own brand to the mix. We also played Irish folk music at various venues and festivals.

Drum Tech
Jun 2006 - Jul 2009

Glen Sobel

Drum teched for Glen Sobel, He has played for Steve Luither, Alice Cooper, Jennifer Baten. and many more.

Drummer
Jul 2007 - Jun 2009

Atma Sutra

Atma Sutra means the way of the soul. It was an progressive jazz rock fusion band, with a singer song writer foundation. The music was similar to Sting, with Eddie Veder sounding vocals. The drums were very dynamic as far as combining fusion jazz and rock together. Think elevator music with 80's metal guitar in the mix, along with current styles of jazz and rock!

Education

AA Musical Preforming Arts
Oct 2006 - Oct 2009

Musicians Institute of Technology

Languages

Enlgish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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