The "language" of drumming is The Rudiments. Master the language and master the drums.
The sheer joy of playing music is an experience which needs to be shared.
Jose is an amazing teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone serious about the future of their drumming experience.
When working with new students I assess their development by going throught the more basic rudiments - with and without a metronome; first by themselves and then together with me. This gives me a sense of how time needs to be spent on a practice pad.
Reading is important, but is incorporated later on.
I initiated private drum lessons with Byron Clark and began playing in the marching, symphonic and jazz bands upon entering high school. I became drum line captain and won both informal challenges in parades and medals in “Bandmaster” competitions. My affinity for rudimental snare drumming eventually found me playing and teaching in the Miami Vanguards Drum and Bugle Corps. While there, I honed my rudimental chops with Richard Filkins, as well as with educator and instructor, Martin Hurley, of the historic Bleu Raeders drum and bugle corps. I expanded my passion for drumming and began studying music theory. I continued my education in applied technique with Hector Neciosup, nephew of the world-renowned Alex Acuna. With new inspiration and more dedication to jazz and fusion drumming, I formed the group “SIDEWALKER”, and started gigging in venues around Coconut Grove and Miami Beach.
More recently I've been playing live music featuring Classic Rock, 80s, Alternative, Americana, Reggae, Blues, Latin and Bolivian/Fusion Folklore.
I am currently involved in an original music project with a locally based singer/songwriter.
Lessons are 45 minutes long:
$25.00 - I travel to you (up to 10 miles)
$35.00 - I travel to you (up to 20 miles)