Kevin White

Kevin W.

Pomona, CA

Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I teach drum set and marching percussion, teaching for four years. I teach both tenor and snare drum for marching.

Lessons are tailored to the individual student and their experience, goals, and materials available. Having the respective instrument at the teaching location is preferred, but the minimum materials required are drumsticks, a drum pad, and a stand for the drum pad.

Drum set students should expect to learn the basics of technique and drum set-up. From there, lessons are tailored to the individual student, specifically what genres they are interested in. For beginners, I use "The Best Beginner Drum Book" by Drumeo.

Marching percussion students learn a heavier emphasis on technique, constantly being implemented into lessons. Students learn a variety of musical pieces and see technical and musical growth through each piece.

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About

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Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 30

Teaching since:
2014

I've been involved in music since fifth grade loved it since! As a performer, I was heavily involved in my high school's music program being involved in: the advanced jazz band (drum set), advanced choir (baritone), musical pit (drum set/auxiliary percussion), show band (vibraphone/tenor drums), and undefeated indoor percussion (drum set/tenor drums). I've also been offered spots to play the vibraphone with the world-class Seattle Cascades Drum Corps and tenor drums with the world-class Oregon Crusaders Indoor. Currently, I perform with the Cal Poly drumline and study Music Education. As a performer, audiences love my energy and expressiveness.

As a teacher, students love my laid-back nature and patience to create a stress-free learning environment. I customize my lessons to fit individual students' goals and experience. I love teaching because I get to meet so many different people with varying backgrounds, and I would love to meet you too!

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Experience

Drumline Instructor
Jun 2019 - Present
Kamiak High School

I teach the snare/tenor drums in the Kamiak Showband, a competitive outdoor marching group.

Drumline Instructor
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Explorer Middle School

I was the primary percussion instructor in a parade style drumline. I taught the basics of marching and playing, teaching concepts such as technique and how to read music.

Indoor Percussion Instructor
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018
Harbour Pointe Middle School

I taught both marching percussion and auxiliary percussion in the front ensemble. I was responsible for teaching students technique regarding both marching and playing. I focused on tenor drums and was responsible for writing and editing part of the tenor drum parts. I was also in charge of instrument maintenance/upkeep, tuning all the drums.

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Education

Music Education (BM)
Sep 2018 - Present
Cal Poly, Pomona

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Department Award - Performing Arts
Jun 2018
Kamiak High School

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4 Reviews

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Jack Mar 30, 2019
Drum · In home

Amazing tenor teacher, he tought me many technical skills and techniques i’ll need for showband and marching down the line!

Sion Nov 2, 2018
Drum ·

Very fun and cool dude. Learned a lot from him.

Brian Oct 30, 2018
Drum · In studio

Very knowledgeable and supportive. Matches the student's pace and teaches new concepts in an intuitive way, I would recommend him to musicians of all ages.

Zeke Oct 27, 2018
Percussion · In studio

Kevin was a great teacher. He’s patient, skilled, and always wants his students to succeed.

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