TAD MCCULLY: Pro Drum Lessons

TAD MCCULLY: Pro Drum Lessons


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Hi, My name is Tad McCully, I'm a pro drummer who grew up here in nyc. I've been teaching in the New York area both privately and in schools since 1993. I offer one-on-one lessons either at your home or in my studio in the Music Building, located at 39th st. & 8th ave (one block from train station). My lessons are well-planned, quality affordable studies, lasting 30 (ages 6-12), 45, or 60 minutes (adults). I also offer practice time, on my Yamaha studio kit, at a very affordable hourly rate--this is available to weekly students only.In my lessons I cover 'beginner' topics such as GRIP, RUDIMENTS (stickings) and BASIC READING of rhythmic notation (don't worry, it's not that difficult or scary) on the snare drum. Basic drumset skills are also covered, such as 3- and 4-way coordination and you will ultimately graduate to playing along with sequenced music (which I write for students), as well as your own CDs (teacher approved).For more advanced students, I focus more on hand technique, reading (both advanced snare drum studies and chart reading for drum set) and fill/soloing vocabulary. Tuning and set up is a specialty of mine, and I have spent hours and hours studying, learning and mastering both. (believe it or not, the greatest drummers generally all set up their drums/cymbals in a similar way.)

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Manhattan, NY 10018

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