Hello, my name is Kyle Swan! I have been playing drums for 14 years and it has been what I have spent lots of time doing! It has been my passion for many years! I have been afforded many opportunities to play at many different venues. For example, I have played at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jalisco Jazz Festival, the Jazz Cruise and many other cool venues. I have played with major artists such as Grammy Award Winners Paquito D'Rivera and Brian Lynch. Also, I have been teaching for quite a while and for ages ranging from 6-65 and I am the current drum set TA at University of Miami's Frost School of Music.
I enjoy being able to play for an audience and hoping they could have some sort of connection with the music to make themselves feel better. It's also a plus to be able to travel and see cool things and meet cool people while we're at it.
Really good teacher. Very patient and thorough. Makes sure you understand everything before you leave and makes boring fundamentals fun.
When working with a new student I first spend time listening to them play and I play so we can become comfortable with one another.
I have a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami and I am currently the Teaching Assistand for the drum set department working on a Master's degree from the University of Miami.
I have an hourly fee which goes up in the event that I have to travel to someone's house and depending upon the distance.
I started teaching the first year of my undergraduate degree becuase I realized there were a lot of students that aren't afforded the opportunity themselves.
I have worked with students of all ages ranging from young children to elderly patients. I have also worked with people ranging from beginners to advanced players.
I would advise that the student is sure that he/she finds someone they are comfortable with and relate to so lessons are as productive as possible.
Students should just be sure that they are willing to practice the things teachers ask them and have a general idea of what they would like to learn.