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Percussion with Thomas H.

Louisville, Kentucky

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Teaches online
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Age: 5+
Teaching since 2009

    About Thomas H.

    Hello Students/Parents I am an energetic, enthusiastic teacher who cares deeply about the student's musical learning experience. My music studies began in Louisville with well-regarded teachers John Roy (drumset) and Rick Mattingly (percussion). I later studied music at Bellarmine College and the University of Louisville School of Music. As a professional musician I have shared the bandstand with countless masters of jazz, rock and blues. A partial list includes legend jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney, vocalist Helen Hume (sang with Count Basie), local guitar legend Jeff Sherman, rhythm and blues group Backstreets, and many more. My hope is that my passion for music, experience, enthusiasm, and caring attitude will be a winning combination for my students. *** Lesson Details *** You can expect a teacher who is dedicated to helping the student realize his or her potential. My preference is to combine music reading, technique, and real-world playing experience; encouraging progress, but working at the student's pace. Reading music is important to the music student--since it is the language all of us musicians use. Some students may not care to read, and that is okay. We can work on technique and specific drum styles and patterns. All students are welcome to bring their music preferences to our lessons but I will usually attempt to expand the student's repertoire. Lesson materials include: method books covering reading, styles, technique; specific songs suggested by either student or teacher; and materials written by the teacher. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in nice of