Michael Millenheft

Michael M.

Allston, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
First, I would like to get to know the student and their goals in order to tailor lesson plans to reach their goals. In general, many students I have taught in the past are interested in specific genres of music and drumming, so we would go over the necessary skills needed to play those genres. I also like to teach improvisation and chops, if you are interested in learning more of a solo drumming style then I can also facilitate that. The fundamentals I like to focus on are derived from the essential rudiments, video examples and the books: "The Art of Bop Drumming" and "A Funky Primer." Styles I like particularly are: bebop jazz, neo-soul and funk. Some contemporary drummers that I like particularly are: Carter Mclean, Yussef Dayes, Matt Gartska, Eric Harland and Brian Blade. I hope to teach drums in a way that allows for each student to develop their own style with which they can employ in any group setting.

About Michael M.

My name is Michael Millenheft. I have been playing drums, guitar and piano for 12 years. I have played in multiple bands throughout Southern California and China. I am currently a graduate music student living in Boston, MA. I taught high school and elementary school music in China for 2+ years. I enjoy playing and teaching a wide variety of music genres. I personally enjoy playing jazz/funk but I have experience in many other genres such as rock, punk, ska, pop etc. I hope to make learning music a fun experience and allow for each student to truly express themselves.

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Matt P.
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Great first lesson with Michael. Looking forward to making progress over the near future. He listened to my goals and was able to work with me on a learning plan.

Posted Nov 2, 2020

Experience

Admissions Counselor
Jan 2020 - Jul 2020

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Classical Music Admissions Counselor

Music Teacher
Jul 2017 - Jul 2019

Pegasus California School

Taught choir, band, piano, AP music theory, jazz ensemble and private drum lessons.

Education

Ethnomusicology
Sep 2020 - Present

Boston University

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017

CSUSB

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Emergency Teaching Credential
May 2020

Val Verde Unified School District

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