43 years of Professional experience, over 1200 lessons in 6 yrs with TakeLessons.com alone! Total Private Instruction over 15 yrs teaching by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized when I started in 1978. Teaching/sharing my drumming experience is a passion, my students are taught not only how to play drums but also about music structure (verse, chorus, bridge, etc.), how to perform with other musicians and how to dissect a piece of music. Various styles and rhythms are taught and rudiments are covered thoroughly - nothing better than an impressive double stroke roll! I have always been a teacher that I feel can understand each personality and adjust my approach to each lesson as needed and furthermore, I always treat my students with respect, courtesy and patience which I find makes them more apt to relax, listen, learn, feel the music and have fun!
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 1993
BA in Business Adminstration
Teaches ages 6+
Has background check
John is a great teacher and helped me really get into the drums! Highly recommended!
Mr. John is the best! My kids love him and he’s so great at teaching them and patient with my kids as they are learning and young. I recommend him to everyone!
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!