I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.
I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years of teaching experience and constantly work to find better ways to show people how to be great. I am currently working on 4 new books in the Percussion area and about a dozen more for other instruments.I work with each student to find out what motivates them and how to set goals to reach whatever level they seek. I have worked with almost every age possible and find it exciting to see people find out how great they are. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons with me will be positive and you will be ...
I began music in Winona, MN at age 9 with a pair of drumsticks and went on to become a world champion in 2003 with the Blue Stars drum and bugle corps. I do all things percussion and have been playing for 20 years but these days I do a lot more than just drums. My time spent studying Music Education at the University of North Texas expanded my musical horizons adding piano and guitar among other tools of the trade. The majority of my students these days are piano students young and old but I love teaching a variety of lessons including guitar and ukelele. I currently teach piano, drums, and guitar at a local music store in the Twin Cities. I also teach the Hastings drumline in the summer and fall and the Red Wing indoor drumline in the winter time. On a completely different ...
Have taught percussion to students working on Drum ad Mallet technique
A love of music began in the third grade. I started on a silver metal clarinet and have not stopped playing. I am a musician, composer, arranger and performer. I hold a B.A. in music and have taught in the schools for 28 years. I bring extensive knowledge and humor to my teaching. I enjoy working with all age levels and pride myself on being intensely positive. *** Lesson Details *** The focus of music lessons is to overcome problems and increase skill and enjoyment in performance. I always want to focus on what was done well and carefully work on skills that will increase enjoyment. I will play with you to model and help you self correct as you learn musical concepts and musicianship. We will use method books for fundamentals and supplement with music that interest the students. ...
Performing and recording musician with several groups for over ten years. Current projects include, Hot Date and Batteryboy among others. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education as well as music therapy programs at Minnesota Veterans Homes. I am always excited to witness my students joy as they reach and exceed their goals. *** Lesson Details *** Relaxed lessons geared toward the students goals. Various styles and techniques; Fun and efficient practice exercises; Improvisation; Patience and attention to progress; Wide Chord Vocabulary; Music Theory in a way that is easy to understand; Tone development and playing by ear. Every student is an individual and ...
I'm currently a student of Music production at McNally Smith college of Music. I have been a drummer since I was 6 years old and an active musician since 14 years old. I'm very proficient in using Logic Pro music software, fairly proficient in Pro Tools, and I can navigate my way around almost any recording or live console. I'm currently writing and arranging for a ska/horn band, so I'm very knowledgeable about music theory. I started teaching privately during my junior year of highschool, and I'm good at teaching younger students. I prefer if any students have some knowledge of traditional music notation, but anything can be taught. I'm very excited and eager to start teaching so please don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested!
For beginners we'll work through the first several sections of "Syncopation for the Modern Drummer" by Ted Reed. This will teach reading, coordination, and subdivision counting. I will also teach basic rudiments and basic hand technique.
For intermediate students we'll work on rock drum set grooves, fills, and solo ideas. I'm totally open to teaching you your favorite songs.
Lessons will always be fun and tailored to the desires of the student.
Hello, my name is Spencer! I have a Bachelors of Music Performance degree from McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN. I have been playing drums for 13 years; all of which have been spent in constant study of the instrument. During my time at McNally Smith College I discovered my passion for teaching. I love to share my knowledge and experience with my students and watch as they progress in their abilities and understanding. I work as a teacher and freelance musician in the Twin Cities area. I have performed in musical theater pit bands, original bands, and regularly perform at multiple churches. I look forward to meeting you and teaching you how to play the drum set!
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