I start teaching drums by beginning with the fundamentals. I began all my students on the snare drum to insure proper technique is developed. Throughout lessons I record all the playing and talking so the student can hear exactly how they sound and how to improve. I encourage creativity and exploration as opposed to just raw mechanics. This vitally important for any musician to flourish.
I am a drummer and percussionist who has been playing for over 20 years. I hold a master's degree in music from NYU and am an active composer, producer, and singer as well. I teach music theory, ear training, and music history as well.
I charge $5 per 10 miles of travel. Cancellations within 24 hours of lesson will not be refunded.
BRIAN PAUL ZIMMERMAN
M.M. COMPOSTION (MAY 2015)
New York University
-Wolkoff Memorial Scholarship
B.M. COMPOSTION (MARCH 2013)
Western Washington University
-Winner: 2nd place composition award, 2012
Julia Wolfe: Composition, NYU
Roger Briggs, Bruce Hamilton, Lesley Sommer: Composition, WWU
Edward Cook: Voice, WWU
Julian MacDonough: Drums, WWU
Gordon Rencher: Percussion, Portland, OR
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at Mass MOCA (2015)
HAS ATTENDED GUEST LECTURES OR COMPOSITION MASTERCLASSES WITH:
Steve Reich, Alvin Lucier, John Coolidge Adams, John Luther Adams, Samuel Adler, Caroline Shaw, DJ Spooky, Elliott Miles McKinley, Ken Ueno, Paula Matthusen, Donald Grantham, Samuel Jones, and Steven Bryant
Awarded 1st place for OPUS 7 Choral Composition Competition 2013
Brian is a very talented musician. He’s a natural teacher, very disciplined, extremely knowledgeable and has a great “from the ground up” method of teaching. I highly recommend him!
I met Brian in Portland, OR years ago. I had a great experience working with him. He understood the fundamentals of drumming very well. He was incredibly skilled on the drum set and this inspired me to become a better drummer and musician. I can't recommend this teacher highly enough.
Brian was a wonderful teacher! He was very polite and patient. I could tell he was passionate about the subject as he often shared different music for me to listen to in addition the assignment he gave me. I'm a slow learner but he always found a way for me to understand the content.
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