Jeffrey Mince Professional Drum Lessons For Kids And Adults

Jeffrey Mince Professional Drum Lessons For Kids And Adults

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1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

I'm a former Buddhist Monk, an experienced pro touring and recording drummer, a university-trained music educator, and a certified Positive Psychology coach. This unusual mixture of life experience and formal training makes me a unique teacher and mentor.

I teach, because connecting with my students, and watching them overcome challenges as they develop the ability to express themselves musically is a profound experience for us both. I like seeing them become stronger people as they develop more self-confidence and creative courage. Music is my life-long passion. I love learning and have seen repeatedly that cultivating the creative and artistic sensibilities involved in mastering an instrument is an invaluable experience that positively affects all aspects of a student's life.

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Crestline, CA 92325
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I asses the students skill level and goals, then we begin structured lessons using instructional drum books as well as play-along time with music the student enjoys. Lessons are tailored for each student. Students generally start with a combination of stick control exercises using a practice pad (I can help with that purchase if needed), and practical drum set instruction. The student will be assigned goals for practice time in between lessons - again, realizing that each student will have different capacities.


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

I began playing drums professionally in high school and became a music education major at the University of Northern Colorado. I eventually moved to Los Angeles where I worked at every major recording studios and toured all over the world with professional music industry bands. During this time I constantly pursued my passion for teaching music. I love giving lessons, it has been one of the most fulfilling parts of my life as a musician.


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

Lesson Rate:
 

$60 hourly

A limited number of sliding scale rates are available - please feel free to ask.

 


How did you get started teaching?

Music is my life-long passion. I love learning and have seen repeatedly that cultivating the creative and artistic sensibilities involved in mastering an instrument is an invaluable experience that positively affects all aspects of a student's life.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently held a concert where all of my students played a James Brown song with a full band.


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

Look for a teacher with life experience and self-awareness so they become valuable (and tolerable) beyond just drumming instruction.


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