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My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you reach your desired playing goals, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!
* Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat
* Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon
• Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
• Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs.
• Drummer for New Salem M.B Church for last 20 yrs.
• 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble
• 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming
Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins.
Owner of a home based recording studio.
Seasoned with Latin(2014)
The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013)
True Love- collection of pop music (2012)
Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)
The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)
Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)
Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010)
Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)
*** Lesson Details ***
We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming.
If you are looking to venture into song writing,studio recording ,gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand.
Digital audio work station software:
Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins
Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank
host of loops
Axiom 25, Alesis Q61
Steinberg MR28M D-Pre mic preamp, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525
Samson headphone box
Samson Resolv 65a and sub, Equator D5 speakers
Pudget system custom built computer (PC)
*** Travel Equipment ***
Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along
*** Specialties ***
R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz
35 yrs playing in various shows
16+ yrs drummer for New Salem Church