Music, Drum Set, Percussion
Music clinics are designed to benefit students and music teachers at all levels of experience. They strive to address technical needs without neglecting musicality.
A clinic can focus on technical concerns or concepts of performance. Often a combination of the two, with a preliminary session on technique.
"I think of the concepts you taught me often ... I spoke of you to Ralph Angelillo (Montreal Drum Fest, creator). I want him to know about you. You're a great person, a great teacher. Thanks, again, for your great words of wisdom..." Percussion for Chantal Chamandy's Egyptian Tour 2008 - Bertil S.
| Jacob is uniquely qualified to guide you through the fine points of teaching drum set, drum chart interpretation, marching percusson & orchestal percussion. Performer and private teacher with over 30 years of experience - Jazz, Marching and Concert Percussion. (Click full bio).
- Approaching the Snare Drum: Correct - control and execution
- The Rudiments - The Buzz Roll * their REAL applications
- Developing Feel and Style: Jazz: Swing, Latin, etc.
- Independence Concepts
- Drum Chart Interpretation
Jacob and the DrumLine gig in Philadelphia.
School Band Clinics
Jacob is happy to discuss any concerns you have regarding your students’ performance and will work with you to develop a percussion/ drum set clinic that best addresses your needs.
A thorough explaination of the fine points of teaching flams and rolls.
The different interpretations between Orchestral/ Concert and Rudimental/ Marching Ruffs and Rolls. For those of you directing stage or jazz bands, (Drum Chart Interpretaion) Jazz Independence Studies shed light on a fundamental component of jazz/ swing drumming. In addition to the above "Clinic Topics" also:
- Mallet Instrument Basics (Xylophone, Bells, etc)
- Timpani Fundamentals , Bass Drum and Cymbal and battery Techniques
- Organizing your Percussion Section