Mr. Miah Music - Drums & Percussion

Mr. Miah Music - Drums & Percussion

5.0 (2)
Best of 2019
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

Combining my national touring and recording experience with my collegiate level teaching experience, I have all the tools to to teach beginning to advanced students practical and effective means to improve all facets of their musical vocabulary.

Learn:
How to read & write music;
incorporate rhythm, syncopation, and the rudiments;
dynamics, stick control, and independence of limbs;
styles, genres, and music theory

Experience:
-Bachelor of Music Degree
-Journeyman & Professional Percussion Certificates
-Former instructor at Musicians Institute
-National touring 
-Studio recording

Lesson locations:
- Pasadena Piano Academy @ 44 W Bellevue Dr. Ste 3, Pasadena, CA 91105
- Personal Studio @ 1933 Grace Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
- In-home lesson

Experience: 

  • The Van-Dells
  • Hot Club of North Hollywood
  • P.D.P.
  • Francis Buckley
  • Mikal Reid
  • MTV & Discovery Channels

Website: miahpalmer.com (under maintenance)
Video links:
Revel (Popular Giants/MTV/Discovery Channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crx8CmCLOtE&t=120s
War Pigs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tiz7wkRG8A
Nuages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_QAmFSqs1w
The Chicken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjgobHmyjOU
Cherry Cobler Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM6l6HeAYSg

I love drums and music. Playing the drums is a great way to get and stay in tune with your body. It helps mental and physical health, as well as helps build and maintain hand-eye coordination.

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Credentials

Los Angeles, CA 90068
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Greg H

    Miah's Instruction and attention to detail has been of a great asset during my studies. It's great to have continually established short term goals as well as maintaining a focus on my long term focus.

  • Billy Thornton

    Miah has great feel and his timing is perfect. He can help you find your groove. It always worth the time and money to hire Miah, he's a total professional.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to assess a student's technical proficiency and then learn what their ultimate musical goals are. I then try to find the best path to get the student there, covering the fundamentals along the way, and overcoming any challenges that present themselves.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have my Bachelor of Music in Performance, as well as Professional & Journeyman certificates in Percussion. I have taught numerous international students as an instructor at Musicians Institute, Hollywood for almost 10 years. It has been my honor to play and record with Grammy award winning players and producers. I also have experience touring nationally.
Now, I would like to let me experience work for you!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Rates:
30 min: $40
45 min: $55
1 Hour: $70 
($10 per 10 miles for In- Home lesson traveling fee)

I currently teach "at home" in Hollywood and at the Pasadena Piano Academy. I am also willing to travel up to 20 miles from Hollywood (maybe more for certain occasions) for "In-home" lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching drums, percussion, and music theory at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, Ca. after recieving my degree. I have continued to do so as a private instructor ever since.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have mainly taught international students in the intermidiate to advanced levels of proficiency, but hope to expand to teaching children... they are the future of music (and the key to a better society).


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be ready to put in the work if you really want to learn a new craft. Drums are something anybody can learn to play, but it takes time and dedication to master.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students need to be honest with themselves as to what their musical goals are. Particularly, when those goals change or expand. Be willing to grow into newfound knowledge.

Some players just want to "get a little better," some to "be a rockstar" or "get famous," and some want to be the very best player they can. A few want a combination of the latter two. When we know what you want from your drumming, we can begin the next journey.