I can help beginners develop a strong musical foundation, intermediate players expand their vocabulary and skills, and advanced players tackle specific improvement points. The lessons are typically structures around building fundamentals - rudiments, snare drum studies, reading - and developing drum set proficiency. This involves a regular program studying out of classic drum books, mixed with specific drum set exercises to address the student's goals.
I am a drummer with experience teaching drum set to students from age 6 to 60+. I studied drums and percussion at Toledo School for the Arts and Columbia College Chicago, have lived and taught abroad, and my professional playing career includes work with several artists and performances in 15+ countries around the globe.
Lessons are held online (via Zoom, Skype, etc)
$15 for 30 minute lesson
$25 for 45 minute lesson
Introductory lesson free!
Lessons are paid for by the month, and makeup/rescheduling is possible.
• Berlin/Chicago/Online: 6+ years private lessons with students aged 6 - 60+, including ESL, special needs students, and groups.
• Substitute teaching at Forté Music Toledo, The Drum School Berlin, Berlin Metropolitan School, Musikschule Tomatenklang, Johann-August-Zeune School for the Blind
As Freelance Drummer:
From 2014-2019 based in Berlin, Germany; worked as session drummer and band member with several musical groups/genres, including:
• Simon Fagan
• Brian Jonestown Massacre
• Lesley Kernochan
• Livy Pear
Experience includes: touring in over 15 countries, recording sessions, running a successful crowdfunding campaign, performing in numerous cultural festivals, collaborating with youth orchestra, band budgeting, booking, promotion, etc.
• Columbia College Chicago (2010). Music Composition. 22 credit hours completed toward bachelor's degree. GPA average 3.85.
• Owens Community College (2008 – 2009). General concentration. 38 credit hours completed.
• Toledo School for the Arts (2002 – 2008). Music concentration.
• Private lessons with various teachers (2002 - 2014)
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