I began playing at the age of 9 starting with classic rock and developing my own style. In school, I participated in Concert band, earning first chair in percussion each year, as well as assisting the school's orchestra programs several times. I decided to branch out and learn more genres before deciding to specialize in my favorite genres, Metal and Rock.I encourage creativity and finding your style, believing in no right or wrong way to play.
I have taught for over a year from small children to retired musicians, and tailor lessons to each student.
I teach mostly in-home, though also have a studio available in Greer
All ages welcome, free registration
I have always had a passion for music, and when I first started taking drum lessons, I had a natural ability for it, with my drum teacher even repeatedly stating that I was the fastest learning student he had ever taught in his several years of experience. I really enjoy making one of the few things in life all cultures around the world have in common, and I also love being able to pass on my knowledge, whether that is to a child who is just discovering their abilities or a peer who just needs some help with that one technique that can't quite get down.
Ian is an extremely caring and patient instructor. He genuinely enjoys his craft and only wants to see his students excel. He continuously finds new ways to gear his lessons specifically to my needs as a new musician. I will always recommend him to anyone in need of wanting to pick up a new skill.
I always make sure to find out what each student's strength's and weaknesses are, along with any kinds of music they like and any experience they might have.
I have been playing and learning music for 10 years, and have been teaching people from small children all the way up to retired citizens for about a year.
All lessons are given in half hour OR 1 hour lessons once a week, and lessons are billed once a month. All sign ups are entitled to 1 free 30 minute lesson as an introduction to see if you want to stick with me or this instrument before truly dedicating yourself to it.
Drums for 1 hour a week for the full month are 150 dollars, and half hour lessons are 75 dollars for the month.
Guitar lessons for 1 hour a week for the full month are 120 dollars, and half hour lessons are 60 dollars for the month.
There are also small travel fees depending on distance. I bill by time traveled, not miles, where the first 30 minutes of travel are free, and each additional 30 minute interval is an extra 5 dollars.
I was invited to teach at a studio in Greer named the Musicnasium last August and have been teaching since.
I have worked with small children with no musical experience, adults with considerable music experience, and retired citizens with years of playing experience and everything in between.
Make sure this teacher has playing experience and will tailor lessons to you with relevant techniques and advice.