I am a Certified Professional Coach and drum teacher with 30+ years of playing and experience. My goal is to teach beginners (kids and adults alike) how to play the drums, percussion with the purpose of extending creative concepts to the student that allows them to use their natural talents and ear to learn, practice, and play progress at their personal pace. I offer drumset lessons, percussion, bucket drums, Cajon, and other types of percussion. I take the rhythmic approach of "hear, feel, practice, play" and learning how to practice. Use drumming to relax, breathe, and as a meditative tool, and truly enjoy what drumming can bring you. Whether as a hobby for yourself, for live performance, for fun, and for health, or whatever you hear in your head!
I like seeing the change in students and their growth in knowledge as they learn more. Not just what I see alone, either - but what they tell me the learning is doing for them. Not just in music or playing, but in everyday life.
Only one lesson so far but Tony is very knowledgeable and is very organized for his lesson plans. He is a pleasure to learn from showing patience and kindness in correctness. Very easy to talk to and I feel a connection already with him as my teacher. I look forward to my journey with Tony to learn to play the drums. Highly recommend. Meant to give 5 stars but I hit the wrong star by accident and could not change it.
Jumping right in with what experience the new student has already, their desire (the WHY and what they are looking to accomplish), and what they find fun and interesting about the drums. From there, we simply start with the basics. Portions of the lesson devoted to how, and when they should practice, coaching the victories of the lesson, with the last portion of the lesson dedicated to new skills.
34 years as a drummer, 2 years teaching, and 3+ years as a CPC (coach).