Skyler Fortgang

Skyler F.

New Brunswick, NJ

Lesson Details

Bongo

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 6 years, teaching a wide variety of drum/percussion styles including drumset, orchestral percussion, and hand drums. I like to make sure my students are having fun while they learn, incorporating a healthy balance of learning songs, and the fundamentals of music regarding drums! Also available for recording, music theory, music technology, and songwriting courses: feel free to contact me!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2013

Hi! I'm Skyler. I am finishing up a degree in Percussion Performance B.M. from Rutgers University in the Spring of 2019.

Most of what I do as a performer is play in pits for musicals, and play with various bands around the tri-state area. I currently play with two bands, both of which are rock/alternative bands. I have been playing for musicals since 2013, and since then have played over 25 shows! My career goal is to play in a Broadway pit, living in New York City.

The two most important things to me when teaching are: 1. Making sure the student is enjoying what we are working on; and 2. Making sure the student gets a full understanding for the instrument and music they are playing. I am a firm believer that the basics will take you far! With that being said, the basics can get tedious, so I always try to make sure things stay fun!

I look forward to meeting you and to your musical growth!

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Experience

Private Lesson Teacher
May 2017 - Present
Home Sweet Home Music

Teaching private drum, piano, and guitar lessons to students of all ages!

Theater Musician
Mar 2013 - Present
Various

Playing drums/percussion and keyboard for an extremely wide variety of Off-Broadway, Regional and Community theater shows!

Education

Music Performance B.M. - Percussion
Sep 2015 - Present
Rutgers University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2015
Max Morden

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