A teaching method that fits almost any age and musical level. I have over 40 years of performing and teaching experience. I have a music studio with a lot of percussion instruments and drums. My lesson are grounded the the basics of percussion -
Rudiments - technique for speed and control
Reading - the literacy of music and time.
Rocking - playing songs and how to memorize.
I love giving away all the knowledge I have acquired over the years. I think it's fun to see people get to the next phase in their musical journey.
I offer some students a sliding scale. I work with many inner city kids and parents.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Finding their level of musicianship so I
can tailor their lessons to them.
Lesson from beggininer to advanced levels.
From basic rock to advanced Latin, jazz and funk.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Over 40 years as a professional musician.
My experience as a drummer as well as a
band leader, music director, producer and songwriter.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$30 30 minutes
$60 60 minutes
$5-10 extra for lessons in your home.
$25 30 minutes
$55 60 minutes
How did you get started teaching?
Took over a fellow drummers students 30 years ago and loved it. So I started teaching at my home, a music school and a music store.
What types of students have you worked with?
Kids as young as 5 to adults in their 60s.
I teach beginners to advanced drummer to to expand their knowledge.
I worked with many high and middle school students playing in jazz band, concert band and drum core.
I have several inner city students and can offer a sliding scale.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I'm fond of the Grammys and the Ellington jazz competition for high school and collage bands in NYC.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
They should be knowledgeable in all the concepts of how music works.
Do they teach in a music school or store.
What can they offer you at your level.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
How much time they are willing to put in each day for practice.
What do they need for their lessons.
Why do they want to play drums.