Drum Lessons - $40 per hour
I've been playing drums for 56 years. I've played in many bands across many genres including Jazz, Rock, Soul, R & B, and Country.
I love to teach, which I do privately out of my studio in Northern Westchester County, NY. The studio boasts a 4-piece (circa 1966) Slingerland drum set, a 5-piece DW-PDP drum set, a 5-piece Roland electronic kit, practice snare drums, multiple practice pads, drumsticks, instructional materials, books, and handouts. Depending on the age and level of the student, I introduce students to music production, recording, mixing, and editing, so that we may record and critique our playing, which is invaluable to improving one's overall skills.
My approach towards teaching and instruction is both structured and organic. Students learn the basics and improve through progressive learning but it's the methods and techniques that I employ that ensures every student learns correctly and at their own pace.
No lesson is complete until the student has a solid understanding of the concepts discussed and demonstrated. No pressure is my mantra!
Students learn music theory, how to read and count musical notation for the snare drum and the drum set. I teach how to control of the drumsticks, starting with the loose grip and mastering the bounce and rebound. Understanding and mastering these 3 elements will set students on the right course for success.
I teach 4-way independence (this means all 4 limbs) so students can move freely around the drum set. With this independence, students are able to play any style of music including Rock, Blues, Gospel, Latin, Jazz, Hip Hop, Electronic, and World.
I incorporate a remarkable practice drumstick known as the HingeStix into the lesson plan that builds muscle memory to master the loose grip, the bounce, and the rebound. The HingeStix, coupled with traditional drumsticks, help students accel rapidly. With patience, perseverance, and dedication students will become a great drummer and Iím here to take them on their journey.
Every drum student receives personalized drum lessons designed to motivate, excite, challenge, and move the drum student at a steady and comfortable pace. No drum lesson is complete until the student has a full understanding of the concepts discussed and exercises assigned.
Whether the student is a beginner, intermediate, advanced I will tailor the drum lessons to meet the student's goals and aspirations. Some student may want to learn rock beats to jam with their friends or to ultimately play professionally as a drummer, I can help show the way. The rest is up to the student. The 80/20 rule applies here. 20% is up to the teacher, 80% is up to the student.
Lessons are fun and informative. I not only teach how to play the instrument but I teach how to practice correctly. My students know they can contact me anytime with questions via phone, text, or email. I have a lot invested in each and every student and I want everyone to know it.
Contact Drum Lessons - $40 per hour
Location: Westchester County, NY
Phone: (914) 450-2800
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