Beginner through advanced drum set lessons for all ages.
Learn a vocabulary of beats and fills appropriate to variety of music styles. The following is a partial list of lesson topics.
Hand Technique - Matched or traditional, German, French, American
Foot Technique - Heel up, heel down, swing, heel-toe, slide, etc.
Music Reading - Westernized notation, charts, drum tab
Independence / Interdependence - Learn to play different rhythms with each limb and recognize how they work together
Song Learning - To improve specific skills or prepare for performance
Practice Methodology - I'll share tips with you to improve the effectiveness of your practice sessions
Learning from the masters - We’ll analyze and play historical drum parts to improve your drumming skills.
Hand to foot Coordination - Learn to split rhythms between hands and feet to create advanced rhythms
Drum Solos - Develop a solo or learn the art of improvised soloing
Transcribing / Charting - Learn how to write out what you hear
Audition Preparation - Get prepared musically and mentally
Metronome and Click Track - We'll work with these tools to improve your timekeeping for performance and recording
Rudiments - Learn essential rudiments and how to apply them
Hi Hat Technique - Learn to open and close your hi hat to create more complex sounding rhythms
Double Bass Drumming - Foot exercises for speed and coordination