Hey! My name is Ben, and I've been playing Percussion since I was 6 years old. I started out learning Drumset, which transitioned very naturally into learning Marching Percussion for my High School's Marching Band. I am the former Drum Captain at Toms River High School East, and I firmly believe that teachers should never stop learning. I am still actively learning from my own teachers, because no one can ever learn all of any one subject, percussion included. I am excited to work with you, and I hope we both learn from working together! More Information about me upon request.
He was so fun to work with and taught be a lot!! I now love playing drums and taught me how do practice when I need to!!
I like to keep a very relaxed attitude during lessons. I enjoy cracking jokes while remaining focused on the lesson at hand, and I absolutely adore playing right along with you!
I have been Playing Percussion for the last 11 years, and I love it more than anything. I was Center Snare and Drum Captain for my High School marching band and have played both Marching Tenor Drums and Marching Bass Drum. In addition, I was a member of the advanced band in my school and successfully auditioned and secured a spot as one of two set drummers in my schools Jazz band. In addition to 1 official student, my position as Center Snare required me to teach almost non-stop, and I loved every second of it!
I am flexible when it comes to pricing, but I prefer to start at $20-$25 a lesson and then bring it down when it becomes a consistent commitment.
I got started teaching when a close friend's little sister wanted to learn how to play drums, so her mom hired me! I've been teaching her ever since, and I absolutely love it!
I have currently worked with high school age students (14-18) and middle school students (11-13). I would embrace working with elementary students as well, though I have minimal experience with it.
My last marching band championship show was one of the best experiences of my life. The ability to pick up a pair of sticks and forget everything else that could be stressing me out is one of the most magical things in this world to me, and I hope that I can convey that to my students.
Give me a call! I belive that we should have a real, on the phone conversation and maybe even an in person consultation for you to really decide if I'm the best fit for you!
1. What do I want out of lessons?
2. How excited am I about learning?
3. Am I prepared to put in the time to learn?