Michael Hamm

Michael H.

Dayton, OH

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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
November 2001

My name is Mike and I operate out of the Dayton, OH area. I have 15 years experience teaching music in public schools and would love to have you study with me. I am a percussionist by nature, and that's where my expertise lies, but I am able to help out beginning to intermediate guitarists and pianists. I believe strongly in crafting well-rounded students and would love to have the opportunity to work with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm laid back but I expect dedication to the craft. Outside practice is essential, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Music is to be enjoyed and so should the learning process. In the end, I'm all about helping the student reach his or her personal goals and will structure the lessons to guarantee success with that.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The in-studio lessons are in my basement studio which includes 2 drum sets, hand percussion instruments, Mac based digital audio workstation and a vocal booth for voice lessons. There is an upright piano in upstairs living room as well as several guitars. Some seating available. 1 cat in the home which could be in a separate room and is never in the basement area. Parking in the driveway or street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide any supplemental materials, music excerpts, digital recordings, whatever is needed to enhance a lesson. I expect the student to provide all their own instruments, primary resources and accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Percussion-rudimentary, orchestral and marching, drum set in various genres including jazz,fusion,rock,funk, some world.

Highly skilled at working with K-12 students

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Experience

Percussion Coordinator
Jul 2012 - Present
Fairborn High School Marching Band

Direct marching percussion section for Fairborn High School Marching Band. This includes a winter indoor drumline.

Theater Technician/Stagehand
Jun 2006 - Present
IATSE Local 66; Fraze Pavilion, City of Kettering

Stagehand and theater tech duties for local seasonal performing arts center. (Fraze) Also stagehand extra for IATSE Local 66 since 2013.

Music Teacher
Jun 2004 - Present
Huber Heights City Schools

General Music-Elementary 2004-2011, 2013-present
High School Band 2011-12
General Music- 7th Grade 2013

Youth Orchestra Percussion Coach
Sep 2006 - Sep 2014
Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Coach orchestral percussion section for youth orchestra (grades 8-12) and direct student percussion ensemble.

Education

Guitar Instruction, Cloud-Based Computing for educators
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Vandercook College of Music
Music Production
Mar 2006 - Jun 2006
Berklee College of Music (online program)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Sep 1993 - Dec 1998
Wright State University

Languages

ASL- Primarily for use at home with special needs child
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching License, Special K-12 Music
Jul 1998
Ohio Department of Education

Teacher's license for State of Ohio

Photos & Videos

I made this video to highlight a few of my drumming skills. This was filmed in my home studio on January 30, 2014 using a GoPro Hero 3+ camera.
Photo by Michael H.

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Photo by Michael H.

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Late-night recording session with the old bandmates. Fall 2013. Playing the vibes.

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Photo by Michael H.
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