- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Zachary Bauer and I am currently accepting new students for drum lessons, all levels and ages. No one is ever too young or old to learn the drums, just bring a positive hard working attitude!
A little about me; I am 25 years old, a full time professional drummer, and a student studying under renowed Drummer Larry London (Turner, Oregon : "JFK", "Tyranny of Hours"). I now have a space to offer lessons in my home studio and am eager to put it to good use!
Drums are my life. I am currently working with my original band "Anomie" along with a few other side projects such as drum tracking CD's and an individual artists' webpage. I graduated from Oregon State with a degree in Sociology and the intent to go to Graduate School to pursue teaching, but my passion of drums and the desire to spread happiness through music committed me full time to my drumset 2 years ago.
I have teaching materials for students and a full lesson plan that is the same I have learned my basic techniques and grooves from, which progressively becomes more difficult and adds ornamental pieces one by one to your personal drummers tool kit. Though it is the same system I was taught from, I back it 100% and put some of my own ideas with it as well. I try to pertain each lesson to each individuals specific learning interests; every drummer is different.
My students will focus on:
-Proper technique (learning how to make the kit work for you, movement efficiency, stick grip, foot technique, posture, etc.).
-All different styles of music, their variations, and their similarities throughout genres.
-How to read sheet music and use a system created to learn how to write your own personal grooves, and fills, and solos.
-Rudiments in both single surface and full drum set form.
-Hi-hat steppings and openings.
-Tom grooves and fills.
-And of course how to have fun and express yourself musically in whichever way they desire.
Currently I am offering lessons at my home in my studio, but am also willing to travel to certain students in the area if they have a drum set at home that is preferred. My priority is my students, so we can always figure out a time that works for both of us.
Keep practicing everyone!