My service stands out because it contains a well balnced teaching approach of structure and improvisation. Each student has their own unique potential and the first step in my practice is figuring out what that unique something is. After that is established, then the work on building the curriculum begins. Each curriculum is indivualized for every student which can be a lot of work, time, and thought put into each individual's lessons, but in the end it is so worth it!
What I enjoy most about what I do is finding and then nurturing a students unique pontential. Every student is an individual and I believe that finding out what makes them different is the most exciting part of my work.
Drew provided music lessons for my 3 year old son, who is a shy little boy. Within the first few lessons with Drew, my son started coming out of his shell, and integrating some of the things he learned with Drew into his play with his instruments. Drew was confident even a kid as young as our son could learn music fundamentals like rhythm, strumming, notes, and he was correct! I would not hesitate to recommend Drew as a music teacher. His skill and creativity are immediately apparent, and most of all, he is able to connect with his students, and make them comfortable and therefore receptive to learning/developing skill. I am certain Drew’s talent for teaching would be of great value for students of any age.
I just recently started taking lessons with Drew after being referred to him by another highly regarded musician. I hadn’t taken lessons before, so I was quite nervous as a person who struggles with accepting constructive criticism. Leading up to my first lesson, Drew maintained ongoing communication about what I was hoping to learn, where I was currently at in my musical journey, and my overall interests in music. This carried on through our one-on-one lessons and I was immediately calmed by his care and sincere desire to learn my skills and teach me new techniques and knowledge that applied directly to my personal musical interests. He is extremely adaptable and has a keen ability to help me articulate my thoughts as an amateur. I highly recommend Drew for any teaching position for all ages.
The most improtant thing with a new student is to make sure they have some fun so they stick with it. I always figure out what theyre into and how they like to be taught. Every student is an individual and should be treated as such.
I have 12 years of experience playing my instrument and 2 years of experience teaching my instrument. These are both backed by 2 years of education at Mcnally Smith college of music.
I typically charge $30 for a 30-40 minute lesson if it is at my house and $40 for a 30-40 minute lesson if its at your house.