"The first thing I like to work on with my students is coordination. From the simplest groove to the most challenging fills, coordination is key to getting the best sound out of the kit. Next, we work on timekeeping, consistency, and then, finally, technique and improvisation.
"I like to do this sequence of skill-building not only with their favorite genre but also with some of the major music genres out there, including jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, rock, and funk/fusion. I always ensure that students have command over the fundamentals and interpretation of each of these styles. I always teach them: Listen first, then play. In order to develop the correct feel and ability to interpret a style, they need to listen to the authentic or traditional sources of each style and analyze the main characteristics. I work with these diverse music styles because I believe that to be able to succeed and compete as a drummer in today’s music scene, a drummer must know the main elements of these styles.
25+ teaching experience, taught over 1000 students. Professor Berklee College of Music, worldwide clinician for Yamaha drums. Help students prepare for college auditions. Students develop techniques to perform the essencial music styles needed to be a successful drummer in today's music scene.
Prices are the same for in person lessons and remote teaching via Zoom with 4 cameras and professional studio sound. We follow COVID19 guidelines for in studio lessons. Student, teacher have no physical contact rooms are separated by a glass wall providing excellent view and sound control.
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