Learn basic skills such as sticking, proper technique, timing signatures, rudiments, drum beats, world grooves, sight reading, and just all around fun on drum kit. Find your groove :)
Aside from being mostly self-taught and playing drums since he could hold the pots and pans, Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. He has also studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriented individual with a versatile background and a relaxed, "let's have fun while we learn" attitude. Henri believes music should always be fun and inspiring for everyone, no matter what skill level. FUN is always the focus, because if you are not having fun, why are you doing it? Henri also has years of experience touring both nationally and internationally with several award-winning Arizona-based ...
I've taught countless students of all ages and levels. I teach in a curriculum based program unlike any other that I've seen in books, or DVD’s combining technique, music theory, groove essentials, fill study, and unique exercises, games, and patterns. All combining to create fundamentally sound musical drummers who can play any genre of music with groove & chops! I've played and been around drumming my entire life. I learned how to play and teach from one of the best. It is a gift that I am very passionate about and I never take lightly.
My name is Lou S., and I come from a family of Drummers. My Father was a Master Drum Instructor and taught my Uncle, Brother, me and over 2800 other students in a teaching career that spanned more than 40 years. As the youngest in the family I had the opportunity to learn from my Dad as well as my other family members. My structured lessons started at the age of 5 and by the time I reached high school I was booking my own band and performing weekly at local clubs and events. There was a certain amount of pressure growing up in this environment. After all, if you’re the teacher’s kid, you’re expected to be good, right? This is true, but the way my Father taught and how he inspired me was to be sure I had my own identity. He was not making clones, he was teaching the ART of ...
Through my work with the M Gray Music Academy (Macy Gray) and my tenure at the Hollywood School of Rock as teacher and Show Director, I have developed successful programs for students ranging in age from 5 years old and beyond. I have mentored numerous young musical groups in beneficial rehearsal techniques, live performance and basically all the things you need to know about being in a band that wants to be great!
As we explore the exciting world of music, guitars, drums and percussion, we will cover all aspects of music theory, music history and ear training through video, audio and text examples.
Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to fully understand musical concepts and have the ability to play for recreation or at a professional level.
You won't need any books to start but I do suggest a small 3 ring binder for notes, literature, weekly hand outs and homework .
For drum students: we will start by evaluating your current level of ability and ...
Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer-music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1990-02). His rock solid beats are deeply rooted in the long history of the art of drumming. Bio: Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa. and educated by the prestigious Trinity College of Music, London Program (Pgh. center), Al served as external examiner teaching music theory and drums in private and ensemble settings at the U.S. center in Pittsburgh, Pa. from 1984-86 and further studies at Boston's Berklee College of Music, receiving a BM in Percussion Performance in 1992. Al is also a graduate of The Recording Workshop,
L. J. has more than 25 years experience as a drummer. He started playing in the high school Jazz and marching band. Over the years, he has played for various choirs and church bands. In 2000, he decided to pursue his passion and teach drumming. It’s important to him that all potential drummers identify their gift and develop it. Some of Ron’s accomplishments include: Education Team member with ‘Vic Firth’ which is the number one drumstick in the world Drummer for a children’s Caribbean steel drum band with performances at Orpheum theater, college drumline finals at Bank One ballpark, News Channel 3 Sonora Living, and Garvin School of International Management Cultural Festival Academic school year curriculum for toddlers at ‘Abundant Love Child Development Center Featured
As well as having a Bachelor's Degree from a prominently known Jazz school. Perry has taken from some of the top "name" drummers in the business. This is essentially part of lesson time-but worth mentioning. Well over twenty years of gigging and still doing it. Five years of around 270 dates a year on tour (yes on a tour bus-and planes).He specializes in getting students to sound good and be confident on their instruments- so they can- have fun, and make music, and play with other musicians and record their own music.
An accomplished and gifted Musician and Educator, in any genre, with more than 15 years’ experience playing local, national and international tours, (concert events and venues for audiences of up to 100,000 including Country Thunder, world premiere of movie “Cars,” Spain Cordova Blues Festival, Nottoden Norway Blues Festival, and Academy of Motion Picture Sci-Tech Awards in LA. Performed with Blues and Rock legends Chuck Berry, Alex Ligertwood (Santana) and other renowned jazz artists including Jack Sheldon, and David Garfield). An outstanding music teacher and private instrumental instructor.
The first lesson is to assess what skill level you are and the lesson plan will be based on that and what you want to learn.I have played in many projects, have many years live and studio experience and have had many students over the years. My goal is to help you get to where you want to be, and give you the tools and show you techniques that will get you there as quickly as possible. I specialize in rudimental studies and drumset as well as odd time signatures covering many styles.
I have over 30 years of playing and 10 years of teaching experience. I teach all levels of drummers; beginner to advanced. I have taught privately, as well as through at Amy K's Music School in Phoenix. I believe in building a solid foundation by teaching fundamentals and warm up techniques. Beginning lessons are planned with a focus on rudiments, their application, their relationship to hand and foot technique, and how to apply those patterns to the drum set. Music theory and sight reading are also taught. Beyond learning the basics, students are encouraged to have fun. *** Studio Equipment *** Gretsch Catalina Birch 7-piece kit with 6", 8", 10", 12", and 14" toms, 12" snare, and 22" base drum with a Tama Speed Cobra double pedal. Paiste 14" Signature Hi-hat, 16" and 18" Paiste
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