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Lessons offered by PETER
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Bongo Drum
  • Goblet drum - Dirbakke
Levels
  • All Levels

Hand drums and percussion from around the world - experienced or beginning students

Methodology

Find the voice of any drum and make it sing. Students of every level benefit from rhythmic breath and speaking the words of the rhythms. Beginners will find the sounds of the drum, learn the language used to explain patterns, and quickly memorize rhythms by name. Everybody learns differently, we will write, speak, feel, or clown around until you fully grasp the rhythm. Intermediate and advanced students will benefit from a variety of techniques from around the world to employ to make even familiar patterns sound fresh.

Background

I am a student of various great drum teachers from many backgrounds. Experienced players enjoy jamming with me, but I have been told that I am especially gifted at helping beginners feel comfortable finding rhythms and sounds out of any instrument, including the human body. Rhythmic breathing is made simple and encouraged from the start. Tones and drum patterns can be explained verbally or written mathematically. Students remember the patterns forever, as well as gaining comfort in playing with other drummers or instruments. Odd time signatures or complicated songs can be tackled and easily learned. Use any drum or percussion instrument you have! Recordings are encouraged if you like!

Peter grew up in Chicago, raised to love soulful music. A graduate of Northwestern University's Performance Studies program with a focus on Theatre and Media Arts, Public Speaking, and Ethnology. Designing percussion for stage and dance lead to studies and teaching of North and West African, Middle Eastern drum, Caribbean/South American and Asian drum and percussion rhythms. First hand experience has been gained by living in Morocco and South Korea for nearly a year each, studying and documenting folk music.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $40/h

Details

Price and length of lesson are negotiable. 24 hr cancellation notice required.

Lessons offered by PETER
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Bongo Drum
  • Goblet drum - Dirbakke
Levels
  • All Levels

PETER's resume

BS Speech / Performance Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 1994
MLA Museum Studies / Non-Profit Management, Harvard Extension School, Cambridge MA, 2020
Drum and Percussion instruction from masters in USA and Africa

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