I provide lessons in all areas of Percussion. I tailor the lessons to the students level of ability and develop their overall musicianship work from that point.
I really enjoy communicating to students the coordination skills required to play the drum set and percussion instruments. Unlike other instruments, the drum set and percussion instruments require the the use of developing independence in all four limbs. When students successfully put together a drum set groove/beat its like watching a light bulb go off in their head and its a great feeling to witness them finally succeed with something that has been challenging to them.
Kurt puts variety into every lesson with my daughter. He works on necessary basics like warm ups and school band music, but then interjects drum set jazz and rock rhythms which keep her interested and looking forward to going to lessons. She's having a blast and learning a lot, so we highly recommend Kurt!
I provide lessons in all areas of Percussion. I typically assess students of all ages (children through adults) by understanding their previous music experience whether its a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced. Once this established, I tailor the lessons to the students level of ability and develop their musicianship from that point.
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL — Master of Music, Jazz Performance, 2018
Berklee College of Music, Masters Certification, Arranging, 2010
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance, 1987
In my home percussion studio
$30.00 - per half-hour lesson
$60.00 - per hour lesson
At your home (within a ten mile radius of Skokie)
$40.00 - per half-hour lesson
$70.00 - per half-hour lesson
I officially started my teaching business three and half years ago after I retired from a long career in network engineering. For many years while working in the information technology business, I was an active performer as well and taught on a part-time basis. I currently teach and perform full time.
I have worked with all ages from as young as 4 years old to adults in their 60's and 70's. I have also worked with many children who have learning disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder.