Shiv Tomar

Shiv T.

McKinney, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I like to teach with music, meaning we start by choosing the students favorite song and building slowly in level of difficulty. As they progress we play beats and learn fills. Later we get into reading and writing drum notes. Then we explore different genres, and styles of playing. This way the student can aim to play any song at-least 4-5 ways depending on what is required and what style and flavor they want to incorporate in their performance. For Advanced students we learn to jam with other instrumentalists, and write our own drum beats. Just like a pianist would learn to compose a melody, my drum students can learn to compose their own drum beats like all great drummers do. And finally the most advanced student can learn to manage the rhythm of a song, not only the drums but also the other instruments.
Any level of student can expect to learn the necessary rudiments, beats, fills to have a vast and deep repertoire. Also I strive to teach the art of freestyling which is the strength of any musician to write original material or perform an unheard composition without much preparation.

About Shiv T.

I've been playing since I was 6 years old, so I understand the difficulty of learning drums, but it. doesn't have to be boring. I like to teach with the student's favorite songs, and break them down into simple levels. And as we learn new concepts we can play their song with a more complex rhythm, with more fills, and more dynamics. I don't like to start of teaching with notes as it can both boring and not really help develop technique. With songs, students automatically learn to stay on tempo, song structure, and how to apply the techniques they've just learned. As we get to intermediate playing I teach notes in a few lessons and then we move. onto more complex beats, rudiments, and genres. At an advanced playing stage we learn different playing styles, more rhythmically complex beats, rudiments, and fills. Also we learn to compose our own beats, and jam with other instruments and organize the rhythm of a song. It'll be a journey, and I'll make fun, I promise!

I've volunteered over 300+ for special needs kids, and would love to teach your especially needed child! I'm very patient, and like working with kids and adults alike. Drumming is just way of self expression, and I hope to make it easy for my students to express themselves.

I teach all genres: rock, metal, jazz, Bollywood, country, EDM, hip-hop, trap, etc. I'm very updated on current music trends, and would love to help students be well versed in multiple genres, and create a deep and personal musical taste.

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Raju
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Shiv is a great teacher, he is practical, uses songs to get you started and keep you interested in learning drums. He is young and has been learning music from very young age. It is relief for me when i go to drums classes as it clears my mind away from daily grind.

Posted Oct 21, 2019
Ekta
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My son took drum lessons from Shiv for a short time. Shiv really connected with my son and sparked an interest by starting with my son’s favorite songs. We could not continue due to conflict of timings.

Posted Oct 14, 2019
Anyil
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Shiv has been teaching our son since he was 6yrs old and although he’s young, he’s great with connecting with the students and explaining things to help you understand. My son really enjoys his lessons & we highly recommend Shiv. He has a passion for music & tracing and he’s really good at it.

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Usha
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My son loved the class the way of teaching is interesting

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Ashley
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Shiv is a great instructor and super patient. He is easy going and he loves music which shows through his lessons. I recommend him!!

Posted Oct 9, 2019
Jerrie
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WOW! It was totally the best drum teaching experience ever .Shiv is a true professional with a calm spirit to teach all stages of learning the DRUMS. I was the oldest student but never gave up
ROCK ND ROLL...

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Michelle

Shiv is an awesome instructor. Very patient with students and amazing with technique. Definitely recommend using him if you are a beginner or advanced.

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Eugene
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My son Raj has been taking drum lessons from Shiv since Nov 2018 and his drumming skills have consistently improved. Shiv is very patient and makes sure that my son is engaged and learn at his own pace, which in this case at a faster pace. My son always looks forward to his drum lessons and he practices everyday.

Posted Oct 8, 2019

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Experience

Drum teacher
Aug 2017 - Present

Shiv's Drum Lessons

I've been teaching drums at my personal studio for 2+ years

Education

Drums
Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Trinity School Of Music

Drums
Jan 2012 - May 2012

Trinity School Of Music

Drums
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Trinity School Of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Hindi

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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