Learn drumming from a professional with over 10 years playing experience. Excellent with beginners to intermediates of any age. Every student is an individual with specific needs and goals, and is instructed accordingly at their own pace. 30 minute - 45 minute - 60 minute lessons available. References available upon request. Students are winning national and regional marching competitions, appearing in major label music video, as well as performing and recording with local bands.
LEARN YOUR INSTRUMENT
-How drums are constructed
-The different woods used to construct drums and their differences in sound
-How cymbal size, composition and construction affects it's sound
-Cleaning and maintaining your drums, cymbals, and hardware
-Drum set ergonomics
-Tuning your drums by pitch pipe or by ear
IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS
-Practicing with a metronome and its importance
-Reading fundamentals - charts and tabs
-Rudiments and exercises
-How to apply rudiments to everyday drumming
-Playing open (left hand lead) vs. crossed over (right hand lead)
-Analytical listening and learning your favorite songs by ear
-Ins and outs of headphone practice
-Understanding song composition
-Fundamentals and creative use of brushes, and utility sticks
-Studio techniques and communication
-Microphones live and in studio (placement and useful techniques)
Teacher can work with the student on any or all of these topics and more.
Home and studio lessons both available. All are welcome and encouraged.
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