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Jazz & Contemporary Montreal & Online Drum Lessons (An approach applicable to All Styles, including Moeller Method)
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Values Concerning mastery of the instrument:
If you see no value in using a consistent portion of your time and energies, then just do with what you have, and don't expect improvement.
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Quote: "I dig your playing big time and wanted to see if you do any online lessons or skype. I am trying to get my single stroke up and it is around 107 with or without Moeller but past that it is a strain. I am the guy that played with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. I have good chops but need to hit the next level and you are there. Dig your big band drumming man lots of fire. " Mike Clark circa 2014 - (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett, Brand X, etc)
Instructional Samples: Moeller Method
Moeller Method, Learn the same "time-tested" concept from someone who studied "one on one" with Jim Chapin (20th century's most influential drum teacher). Jacob has taught hundreds of students, he's uniquely qualified to specialize in Hand Technique Development - Moeller Technique . Every student, young and old, student and current professional, male and female, is offered an opportunity to take their playing to the next level.
This concept, when mastered, improves your speed, adds control, increases your endurance and power. It can open up your overall playing of drum set to a more relaxed fluidity of movement at many tempos and is applicable to ALL styles. For more advanced concepts, browse here.
Sanford A. Moeller
Jim Chapin (Moeller protégé)
Jacob Kaye (Chapin protégé)
Instruction Available World Wide via Skype (New York, Los Angeles, Europe & Toronto, etc.)
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NEXT A few preliminaries toward developing excellent hand technique for a "lifetime"!
"Moeller made you play things with a continuous motion," Chapin said in a 1981 ModernDrummer article. "The motion was the message. You made the motion and the stick played it. After a while, it almost played itself."
(Sanford) Moeller analyzed everything and stressed taking everything apart. If you played a paradiddle, you would learn what each hand did by itself. So from the time Moeller showed me that, I was able to think in terms of doing one thing with one hand and one thing with the other. That was the reason I got into the things that later developed into my book, 'Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer'." Jim Chapin
Click to continue to Coordinated Independence Video Samples - The GOAL - to free both hands and feet from dependence on one another. Developing the ability, without breaking the rhythmic pulse, to successfully embellish the music in any given style(s).