I have been playing drums for 14 years. I have professionally played at every major, historical venue in detroit. I have been played to travel out of state to play, I have recorded drums on records dristibuted by Capital Records (One of the Big Three International Record Lables) I have played with the Godfather of Funk himself, George Clinton, Music Director and bassist for Lady Gaga, Kern Brantley, Grammy Award winning Songwriter and composer, Vincent Berry II, Bass player for Stevie Wonder, Nate Watts
As a musician and drum enthusiast, I will say that there has never been a better time to find your sound, create a band, learn a new instrument, & get more gigs.
I am a sound & SOLID drummer who believes that knowing HOW to play drums is only PART the battle in getting gigs... I believe in building up strong CHARACTER in each individual drummer to get the gig of their dreams. I have 17 years of music performance experience, 14 year of drumming & I can read and sight read music. I also have 7 years of studio experience. I AM a professional who looks at drumming as its own artform. I know the worth of having a live drummer be a part of any live performance. I believe that drumming is a skill that if acquired and approached with the right attitude, can be profited from and I can PROVE it.
I intend on making my community a better place through music, love, unity peace, faith and understanding.
I know my job. I know my purpose and I live to serve it! I took dreams and I slowly started living it. I only want to impart that attitude onto everyone I encounter through music!
At Drum Impact, "Musical Achievement is our goal."
I love music. Playing drums is therapy and helps me feel so connected to the world and within myself! I enjoy helping my students get the same experience from drumming and i enjoy helping them set and accomplish goals in drumming. The most beautiful thing about it all is SEEING, HEARING AND FEELING the growth in each individual. I love seeing the impressions that drumming has on a persons life.
I liked the fact that she incorporates all the drum techniques, visually, verbally,& physically. She takes her time teaching you different drum Rudiments to Exercise the techniques in a fun, easy way to learn. If you haven’t grasped a technique?! No big deal, she took the time out off the clock, to help me focus on my weaker areas until I felt comfortable to move forward.
Absolutely amazing and and makes learning play fun and much easier then I thought it would be.
From a parents aspect, I appreciate how Rachel embodies the importance of being a musician first and a drummer second. She focuses on music theory, rudiments, snare techniques, culture, and the drum set and really tailors her students’ interest and builds their skills on the genre they want to learn. Each lesson is built on what the student learned in the previous lesson and she chimes in on weaknesses to improve the skill set. She’s extremely engaging, passionate and is outgoing. She’s very positive and optimistic, encouraging and teaches discipline and is consistent. Most of all, her prices are affordable!
Personalized and informative
1. Independence: The study of gour way coordination between limbs.
2. Hands: The study of stick control, rudiments and excersizes.
3. Repertoire: The study of music performance including popular music industry records, solo transcriptions, or if the student is in school, this could include music for school bands or music compititions.
I went to a performing arts High School and College. All of my teachers from college are now my collegues. My mentors are all industry professionals who have a lot more years and experience than I do. Working with them and recieving advice from them has given my career a boost.
The standard pricing for drum lessons with me is $36 per hour.
I first started teaching drums at Vacation Bible School to youth between the ages of 6 & 15 during summer break,
I have worked with students at beginner and intermediate levels of playing. I have worked with students who enjoyed drumming as a hobbie and I have worked with students who wanted to make a career in drumming for themselves. I have worked with students who wanted to learn how to read music and I have worked with students who wanted to learn how to play popular songs on the radio.
My advice would be to have a goal in mind and be determined to put in a bit of work to gain the skills needed to achieve that goal.
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