- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- February 2007
I am an individual who is lucky enough to have grown up around music - it has been a second language of mine since I can remember. I played my very first gig at just 3 years old!
Well, I have come some ways since then! As a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Percussion Performance (Magna Cum Laude) and many year's experience on the road, I have developed the wonderful craft of music making into a professional career.
Being a native of Chicago has built in me a very diverse musical background; exposure to the city's vast range of cultural scenes have enabled me to gain a strong sense of Funk, Rock, Blues, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronic and Pop.
*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are catered to you! I have a generally laid back approach to teaching, however I make very sure that my students are focused for the short time that we have together.
Unlike a classroom situation which is broad and generally unspecific, I get down to the key points that need improvement in order to ensure results. My lessons will focus on technique and method as well as musical phrasing and reading, however If all you want is to learn some of your favorite songs, that's okay too!
*** Studio Equipment ***
basement music studio: chairs, music stands, amps, keyboard (88 keys and weighted), acoustic drums, pa, mics, couch for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have instrument the wish to learn, I will provide books for first few lessons.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in percussion, namely in the styles of Jazz, Improvisation, Rock, Latin, World, Funk