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I teach beginning drum kit and snare.
I have been teaching drums for 5 years, but other instruments for 15 years.
I am very patient and adjust areas of study to fit my students goals.
Jan has been teaching drums for over 6 years to students ranging from 4 years old to adults in their forties.
He teaches exercises and techniques that allow students to break down the movements of their hands and feet on the drum kit into specific strokes that can then methodically be practiced to attain proficiency, control and speed on the instrument.
To keep things fun and interesting we learn covers in a variety of styles and difficulty levels, and develop our reading skills to further our understanding and technique.
Jan will also allow his students to write their own parts as they progress on the kit by picking up either the guitar or bass and giving them the chance to jam with another instrument, which most students love to do and have a lot of fun with.
Lessons are held with two drum kits so students can easily copy their teachers movements.
I recently graduated with a Drum Set Performance and Music Education dual degree at Berklee College of Music (in August 2014), and I am extremely capable of taking on students at all levels. I am a very patient teacher, and easy to work with. If the student is willing to take the time to practice, we can go a long way in not very much time at all. I am learned in drumming styles ranging from classical percussion to corps-style rudiment-based drumming to jazz/rock/Latin drum set.
Focus on rudiments, fundamentals, technique. Snare solos, and different set techniques.
Drum lessons are only offered at the student's location.
As a teacher, I believe that learning to play music is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. My goal is to help you take your musical aspirations as far as you can! As one of Southern California’s most renowned teachers, I have been teaching for over 20 years and am known as a specialist in using state-of-the-art methods in developing vocabulary, command, and control of the complete drum set. You will learn the masterful stick, finger and foot techniques used by the professionals.
What sets me apart from other teachers is my performance experience as an instructor/clinician. I have performed educational clinics at several universities, colleges, schools and music stores throughout the country. My knowledge and experience, unlimited 24/7 student support, follow-up and passion for music education is unparalleled.
I am the author of the education instructional video series titled, “The True Basics of Drumming”. My video series outlines some of my teaching and playing ...
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