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 :)
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.
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 ...
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.
Drum set technique, reading rhythms and drum set charts, playing with a metronome, creating grooves, creating fills, playing all styles, playing in odd time signatures, soloing, playing in a band, and more!
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