I am a professional drummer, music educator, producer & audio engineer. Who has been playing & teaching drums professionally for over 20 years. I've studied under Joseph D. Mitchell (percussionist for LA Phil Harmonic) at Los Angeles City College. As well as James Bradley Jr. (drummer for Chuck Mangione, Anita Baker & Crazy Town).
I also hold a Music Business degree, issued from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Curriculum: The beginning student will learn the four basic drum strokes (natural, down, tap & up) / to read modern drum notation / proper sticking techniques for various applications / all standard rudiments, as recognized by the Percussive Society of America / playing to a click track / creative drum fills / odd meter patterns, and many styles including; jazz, funk, fusion, blues, rock, R&B, hip hop, reggae, world music and orchestral.
The intermediate to advanced student will learn better control & execution of rudiments & grooves he or she may already be familiar with. Introduction to playing patterns in odd time signatures such as 5/4, 7/8 and 9/16. Visual concepts applied to various genres of music. To be used in an effort to capture a particular mood, as it relates directly to the feeling of a song. Similar to the practice of method acting.
Lessons are held at my project recording studio near downtown Los Angeles. On two sets: An acoustic muffled practice kit, used during the Rudiment & Sight Reading portions of the lesson. As well as an 8 piece Roland Electronic virtual drum set, used during the Drum Set Application portion of the session. Which allows for real time play along with lesson material or any of your favorite songs.
RATES & PAYMENTS OPTIONS:
a. Introductory Lesson ($20) Half Off for ALL New Students [CLICK Option 1 below]
b. One Hour Lesson Pkg ($40 x4 = $160) [CLICK Option 2 below]
c. Two Hour Lesson Pkg ($65 x4 = $260) [CLICK Option 3 below]
Payment Options Include: Cash, Credit or Debit & PayPal
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