I have many years of experience teaching all ages and all levels of students. Some went on to become musicians after attending some of the top music universities and many others went on to enjoy music as a hobby. After the initial lesson we can figure out how to proceed and set up short term and overall goals (not rocket science).
My lessons are very individualized and have concepts and multi media options that most instructors fail to utilize, but that I feel are essential to getting to maximizing performance quickly and properly. I consider myself more of a coach, getting and showing the quickest and proper paths to great drum performance and musicianship.
I teach many genres such as, Rock Blues Country and Jazz and have played in bands locally in all those.
I teach in Bethesda I set up two drumsets and show some video of other drummers to analyze as we progress.
My joy is helping students progress to a level that exceeds their experience and maximises the amount of fun they can have with drums!
Bam is an amazing instructor (and a genuinely nice guy as well)! He is not only passionate about the drums, but is also a wealth information for all things drum related. I’ve been working with him for a couple of months, and I’m way ahead of where I thought I’d be at this point. It’s obvious that he always puts a lot of thought into planning our sessions, and tailoring them specifically to what I need to improve. The sessions are challenging, but always fun and he has a knack for finding the sweet spot between being challenging and overwhelming. He is always enthusiastic and extremely generous with his time commitment. Our sessions always run longer than scheduled so that we can get though all the topics and music he planned to cover. The post session follow-up is great as well, and he provides a review of what we covered, things to work on for the next session, as well as other items that I always find useful. Plus, I really appreciate that he is available and willing to take on questions and provide advice on things that I might get stuck on between sessions. Bam is a great communicator, and his price is very reasonable, especially given the level of attention he provides. I would very highly recommend him as an instructor.
Had my first lesson with Bam today. Bam is amazing teacher and person. He is very knowledgeable about music and has great energy. His lesson was completely customized to me, my music tastes, and my level, based on a series of questions he posed to me before we got started. He had printed exercises and transcriptions of a play along song ready for me and had also loaded up the song on his iPod to allow me to play to. He noted numerous points about my stroke dynamics and timing and gave me amazing guidance on how to improve. Bam kept me a hair outside my zone of comfort and was encouraging through out. I came away feeling really motivated and have already practiced more that I have ever done in a day. I’ll be back to continue my drumming journey with Bam on a regular basis.