Art With Heart Productions

Art With Heart Productions

5.0 (7)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
23 years in business

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Driftwood, TX 78619
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Ryan Bowersock

  • Derek Ferwerda.. former guitarist for Cyndi Lauper band, Spin Doctors, Eddie money, Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye, And many more

    I have been blessed and have had the honor to know Tony Natale for over 30 years. He is a sage of a human being, passionate, dedicated, loving and caring teacher, A brilliant musician and someone who will better your life just from knowing him. To work with him is something that you don’t want to miss. I have also had the privilege to play with him. He is absolutely one of my favorite drummers that I have ever worked with and I am a drummer as well as guitarist and a bass player. I cannot say enough about this amazing human being

  • Andy Vu

    Tony is great drum teacher. He spent more his time for my son. We love Tony!!!

  • Trevalyn Rivers Jr

    I think I have a great teacher. He takes the time and has the patient to work with me on areas that I'm .having difficulty with


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I like to get to know their needs, expectations and goals as a musician. Then we can work from there to achive these goals.

Learning a instrument is never easy and it will take dedication and practice to make progress.  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Profile

A highly experienced, certified music teacher, drummer, singer, guitarist, sound engineer, composer, and producer, who brings knowledge, skill, and fun to learning. Studied, taught, performed, and lived in New York City, London, England, and Germany. 

Teaching Employment History

 

Sam Ash Music, Cherry Hill, NJ. Teacher, Private Drum Lessons, March, 2018 to present.

Arnoldischule Gymnasium, Gotha, Germany, 19 music classes a week, 26 students per class in attendance, Head Master Herr Clemens Festag. Teacher, Music, 2014 – 2015

Evangelische Grundschule, Gotha, Germany. Teacher, African drumming workshops to children in groups of ten from ages 6 - 11, 2008 - 2010

Nuelandhaus, Eisenach Germany. Teacher, African drum workshops, young adults 18 - 24 in groups of 16, 2004 - 2007. 

Ernestinum Gymnasium, Gotha, Germany, Head Master Herr Wagner

Teacher, music and English, 12 classes a week, 2002 - 2003. 

Arnoldischule Gymnasium, Gotha, Germany, Head Master Herr Clemens Festag. Teacher, music and English, 12 classes a week, 2000 - 2005. 

Drum Track Studio, London. Teacher, private drum lessons 1994 - 2000.

Goldsmiths University, London. Lecturer, Latin rhythms on drums and percussion to music teachers, 1997. 

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Lecturer, Latin rhythms on drums and percussion to students, 1997.

Studio One NYC, 212 East 52 Street NYC. Teacher, private drum lessons, 1986 - 1993.

Russell's School of Music, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Teacher private Drum Lessons, 1981 – 1985

Teaching Skills

  • Private drum set teacher with students from ages 6 and up
  • Fluent in German 
  • Concentration
  • Coordination
  • Music Reading
  • Technique
  • Rhythm
  • Creativity
  • Most musical Styles, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Latin, Soul, Funk, Country, Boogie Woogie, and Reggae 

Performance skills

Performs and lectures in English and German on Drum set, Djembe, guitar, and vocals.

Education and Training

  • Drummers Collective 1982-1985 Studied privately with Kenwood Dennard and Latin great Frankie Malabe.
  • Private drum lessons with studio great Gary Chester 1986 -1987. Completed Gary’s New Breed book under his guidance.
  • Music Theory Studies, Goldsmiths University, Brendan Beales - M Music, Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • Composition Studies, Goldsmiths University, Brendan Beales - M Music, Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • Certified Music Teacher, CTMA, "Music Teaching to Adults" Certificate. Professor Louise Gibbs - MA MEd LTCL, Lecturer and Director of Music at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • Private vocal, piano and guitar lessons. 
  • Westminsters College London, Sound Engineering Certificate course.
  • Russell's School of Music, private drum lessons from Charley Danlutte and Carl Mattola.
  • Graduated, Cherry Hill West High School, 1977.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30.00 per half hour and 50.00 per hour. Price could vary due to travel distance and tolls involved. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching privately at Russell's School of Music, where I was taking private lessons as a young person.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've teach High School students, Grammer School students and I teach private students from 6 to 60 years of age.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I've been the music teacher at the Ardnoldischule in Gotha Germany teaching music 19 classes a week. Teaching songs and rhythm 5th to 12th Graders. In Germany I also recorded and taught privately in my recording and teaching studio.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

You should trust and feel comfortable with your teacher and the direction he or she is guiding your lessons. You should try to have faith in his or her experience and spend some time reading about them on thier website, then try a lesson. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do they want and expect to get out of the experience and what goals they would like to set musically.