I played drums my whole life as a professional drummer as well as in a successful internationally known rock band. I have been playing and teaching drums for well over 30 years. I can teach from the beginner's stage to advanced. I was classically trained by renown drum teachers which allows me to teach most styles of drumming as well as known techniques.
Lessons are tailored to the students style preferences. Drum Set styles that can be taught include:
Rock, which could include metal, punk, classic, double kick drumming etc.
Funk, r&b, and blues.
Jazz from the early part of the 20th century to the present.
Latin music, particularly Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and reggae.
Other various styles of contemporary music. including hip hop.
Orchestral percussion including Timpani, orchestral snare drum technique, marimba, vibraphone, orchestra bells, xylophone, and 4 mallet keyboard techniques.
4 mallet keyboard techniques taught include: the Burton grip, the Mainieri grip, the Musser grip, and the Scissors grip.
Music reading is taught, but not a requirement.
I have a two part approach to playing and teaching the drums, Time and Taste. Playing the drums is more than just rhythm, it is also about musicianship and groove.
Teaching drums would be customized per student. Goals depend on how fast the student moves and practices. I will start off teaching just a little bit of snare drum from books and gradually ad everything in. Rock will be the first style we will start off with and may work our ways towards jazz, Latin, shuffle, blues, and so on. The key concepts will be to develop syncopation and rhythm.
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