My teaching approach: My teaching approach really depends on the student. I don't know what they need until we meet. But some things are across the board. I feel that technical skills are necessary tools for getting you where you want to go, so I put focus on making sure those are headed in the right direction.
I teach through musical example. I feel that all lessons learned are learned better if they are put into a musical context. Exercises are great and necessary, but it's possible to put those into a song or composition. That way you are always playing music:)
I teach drumset, tabla, frame drums, general percussion, guitar, western music theory and Indian rhythmic theory.
I've been playing and teaching for over 15 years. I've had the priviledge of playing all over the world with many different musicians, so I have a lot of experience in many different musical styles.
Tripp was my first drum teacher and remains the best drum teacher I’ve ever had. I started taking lessons from him 14 years ago when he was a student at Berkeley College of Music and we are still going strong today. He has not only taught me the fundamentals of physically playing the drums, but has gone deeper and taught me how to think about drumming and how to approach rhythm in general. He’s provided a good foundation that I have been able to build on, and it’s been great having his guidance along the way. We have done drum lessons both in person and over skype and both have gone really well. Whether you are a looking for your first drum lesson or you’ve been playing for years, I highly recommend Tripp.
Tripp's passion and expertise is consistently present in every lesson. Tripp Dudley was my teacher for over a year until we had to break due to his touring schedule. From his extensive repertoire, he was teaching me classical Indian music. A rigorous and extremely deep practice. You can be sure Mr. Dudley will deliver you expertise, passion, and steer you in the right direction.
Berklee college of music graduate in jazz performance
15 years traveling the world performing music.
16 years of focused tabla study with Pandit Samir Chatterjee
6 years of orchestral performance.
3 years of drumline.
Lifetime of playing music.
30 min lessons: $30 if you travel to me. $50 if I travel to you.
45 min lessons: $40 if you travel to me. $60 if I travel to you.
1 hr lessons: $50 if you travel to me. $70 if i travel to you.
2 hr lessons: $90 if you travel to me. $110 if I travel to you.