I have written several, step by step method books which allow students to rapidly progress in an easy and logical manner. I will teach any student of any age and "have the patience of Jobe" according to one student's mother. I have a studio, make house calls and also do Skype/online lessons. I've been teaching since 2001 and have taken lessons with some of the best drummers in the world.
I LOVE TEACHING! It's an awesome feeling when you see a student grow to his or her potential and be able to accomlpish their goals. Whether it's playing a groove, fill or an entire song, the end result is worth the student's effort.
Rody is a great teacher! Our eleven year-old son has been taking lessons with him for 6 years and Rody has consistently brought out the best in him. We couldn’t recommend him more.
I ask what they like about the drums, what music they like and then show them what I call "Basic Beat # 1" and how it will fit into any song that has a 4/4 time signature.
I have been playing since 1979 and have studied with some of the best drummers in the world. I studied with Mike Mangini for over 2 years and he encouraged me to go to Berklee and learn about jazz drumming, so I did.
$25 per half hour
$35 per 45 minute lesson
$45 per hour - These are for in studio or online lessons. I charge more if I make a house call, depending on the distance I have to travel.
I just knew it was something I wanted to do, so I put fliers up and went for it. After my first lesson, I was aware that I had a lot of knowledge I could share with students of almost any level.
I have taught students fomr the age of 4 to 80 and will teach those who other instructors consider too young. I have had many students with ADD and other learning challenges who have helped me to focus on being pateint.
I have recently started to teach an older student who is self taught and playing for 8 years. He had run into difficulties learning a new song, so he sought out a teacher. It is very inspiring for me to see the "light go on" when teaching a more advanced player. Those "AH HA!" moments are great to see when any student gets it!
Try it, you might like it! A good teacher will bring out the best in any student and make it easy to understand.
Do you have goals? Is this for fun? What do you want to get out of lessons? Is this to help further your abilities for band at school? What ever you want to know, just ask!