Drums are fun. That's the reason I play the drums and I'm willing to bet it's the reason you want to learn how to play. Keeping my student's favorite music and personal goals in mind, I create a balanced curriculum focused on songs, technique, and practical concepts that allow my students to get the most out of what I show them, while also opening the doors for them to explore their own musical creativity.
I am a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching professionally since 2011. I offer both in-person lessons at my studio in Kearny Mesa and online drum lessons through Skype/FaceTime/Google Hangouts, and each of my students are able to login to their personal student portals on my website to access all of their lesson assignments, sheet music, and video lessons.
I have been playing the drums since the 5th grade and I remember what it feels like to realize you've improved and how exciting that is. I'm still working to improve every day! Getting to share the joy of drumming with my students and helping them work towards achieving their goals is an incredibly rewarding feeling, and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to teach for a living.
Getting to share the joy of drumming with my students and helping them work towards achieving their goals is an incredibly rewarding feeling, and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to teach for a living.
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Before we begin, I'll make sure to find out your skill level, whether you've had formal lessons before or not, who your favorite drummers are (if any), who your favorite bands are (if any), and what your favorite style of music is. Most importantly, I'll find out what your drumming goals are so that I can develop a curriculum that is right for you.
I received a Bachelors degree from Berklee College of Music in 2011 and have been teaching professionally since I graduated.
Aside from teaching, I have recorded and performed with a number of bands, the most notable being a metal band called Numbers and an indie/folk pop band called Hey Marseilles. I toured the country with Hey Marseilles in 2016.
First half hour is free so you can decide if I'm the right teacher for you.
The full month is paid for before the first lesson of each month.
I wanted to do something that was related to what I went to college for. Music has always been a huge part of my life and passing that on to others seemed like the right fit.
I've had students of all ages, from 5-6 year olds to grandparents.
If you have specific goals you want to accomplish with the drums, make sure your potential instructor is aware of them and find out how they'll help you achieve them.
If you don't have any specific goals in mind and you just want to learn how to play, making sure that you like your instructor's personality is one of the first things you should determine (while this is true for any situation, it is especially true if you decide to let the instructor be your musical guide, so to speak).
Find out if the instructor's teaching style allows for flexibility and if you'll have any input on what you'll learn.